Max Factor False Lash Effect

4.1

459 reviews

74% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Aqua, Acrylates Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Cera Carnauba, Triethanolamine, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Synthetic Wax, Lecithin, Propylene Carbonate, Polyethylene, Oleic Acid, Alcohol Denat., Benzyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Tetrasodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Simethicone, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, EDTA, [ /- CI 77007, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499]


Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

I have used probably every masacara out there and this is one of the best ones. I have medium lenght lashes, straight and unruly. My eyelids are quite prominent which makes them grow straight and invisible. I don't use curlers as they tend to damage and break lashes. False lash however creates the whole look full of curl, volume and separation. Great brush, excellent packaging, 13.5 ml container. You really cant ask for more when it comes to mascara.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I have been wearing this one for years and have no plans on changing unless I come across better (have probably tried 15 different mascaras in Australia).
I have light brown but long lashes. I get asked often if i am wearing fake lashes.
I only use one application and it separates my lashes nicely.
It's quite long lasting.

Cons:
Sometimes you get some on your eyelid and it is a little bit costly.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

Really don't understand the rating of this mascara on makeupalley... I went through list of reviews of mascaras here and this one was one of the highest rated that is available in drugstore for a reasonable price... I do not agree though.

- It smudges so easily and dries slowly
- It does very little to my lashes even with 2-3 coats
- It is very hard to build any volume or length

I tried wide range of mascaras from £2 to £30. This one is even worse than very cheap 'MUA' or 'miss sporty' mascaras.

If you want volume and lengthening for a reasonable price I would recommend those mascaras:
1) Bourjois Volume Glamour, various versions [Mascara I always come back to, after various experiments, so it says something about its effects! good separation and easy to build volume] ~£8
2) Bourjois Volume Clubbing [come back to it once in few months, more volume than 1, but more clumping, still really good for the price!] ~£8
3) L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes So Couture [tried it only twice, cause it dries faster than most mascaras, only lasts about 2 months, but it was very nice at building volume and length, similar brush to Max Factor I am reviewing, but amazing effects compared to it!]

Max Factor False Lash Effect
My rating: 1/5

EDIT: Giving me panda eyes every time I wear it! Horrible, horrible mascara! 0/5
I am starting to think this good reviews here are sponsored, cause it is impossible for this mascara to get 4.1 rating!!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Blue

+ Gives your lashes a good volume boost
+ Seperates your lashes nicely, rarely clumps
+ Dries fairly quickly
+ Washes off easily
+ An all-around good mascara for the money

- Both the packaging and the brush are quite chunky, so the precision is a little bit off when using it
- Only takes a little bit of moisture for it to come off

It's the second tub that I'm on, but now I'm on the fence about whether I'd buy it again or not. It's not that I particularly dislike it - not at all - but I think I'd just rather try another mascara by the time I've run out.

Edit 28th of january 2016: Having tried out a good few mascaras over the past few months, I've realised that this mascara is better than I initially gave it credit for. Trustworthy, is a word I'd use, because it delivers time and time again.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I've recently been trying to find a better mascara and saw great reviews for this one. I've tried some really $$$ ones and thought I'd go back to basics. I realised that I had once purchased this mascara a few years back and then moved on to other mascaras but I couldn't remember why.

I now remember why. I don't know how this mascara could be reviewed so well. Firstly, it was not good at separating - my eyelashes still stuck together. Granted, not nearly as badly as some other products but still, I would not say it was anywhere near close at being good at separation. But the main problem - it doesn't even create good drama!! I don't want anything heavy at all, in fact I stay away from volume mascaras cause they look too heavy on me. But this one isn't even heavy enough for me!! Combine that with some flaking, lack of lengthening and the afrorementioned poor separation and I'm not even going to use the whole product.

Heading back to my good ole' Lancome Hypnose.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

After reading glowing reviews I bought this mascara.
I was fairly disappointed in a several areas: 1) I didn't love the wand. The brush was thick and bulky and the bristles weren't very long so it didn't feel like the bristles got down to the root of the lashes.
2) The formula was just 'meh' for me. I didn't feel like it gave much volume or length without having to do coat upon coat. I have black, fairly curly lashes so was wanting more length.
3) Only a light amount of crying would cause this mascara to run.
Instead of throwing it away I tried to use it up, but every time I'd glance in the mirror I was just a bit disappointed - so in the bin it went.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is my go to mascara - Ive tried many of the major brands and for application, this is a favourite!

- Adds volume without clumping or creating spider lashes - it tapers off nicely on the ends!
- Lengthens nicely - not as well as the NO7 Extension Lash, but works as an overall package.
- Stays put and is a nice rich black on application.
- A good price - for the price this is a bargain.

From other reviews I see that people struggle to put it on without getting messy eye lids. I do get messy lids as I always wiggle the wand right from the base of my lashes to the very ends on each application, so tend to touch my skin - but I always have a cotton bud to hand so never an issue! If I take my time, it doesnt happen touch my skin.

I didnt like the water proof version quite as much - its impossible to get off (which although of course is the point, I hate rubbing my eyes or using a lot of product to get off my 'every day' mascara. The water proof version didnt lengthen as well and made my lashes a bit 'straight'!

The brush is not a 'brush' - its a plastic cone with little tiny little flexible plastic bristles, which took me a while to get used to - but now I love them!

Make sure you wiggle your wand and apply the mascara slowly (literally from root to tip, slowly) and you'll get the best result! I always apply a 2-3 coats, wiggling slowly to ensure that I dont get clumps :)

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

my go-to mascara for sure - holds a curl and actually lengthens my short stubby lashes unlike most mascaras. I keep trying others and always come back to this!


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I can't believe I actually bought two of these (brown & black) at once. It's one of the worst mascara's I ever owned. Why?

CONS
- There is absolutely NO way to apply this without getting the mascara all over your lid and having to spend extra time cleaning up all the mess
- Plastic brush is very rough, it scratches my waterline and eyelids
- As a result of points 1 & 2, I don't start at the base of my lashes, which means they also don't look any fuller at all, let alone look like false lashes.
- Brush does an awful job at separating the lashes, so I always have to comb through my lashes with a separate brush
- It flakes very badly and doesn't last. After a few hours, I already have to wipe away the first tiny flakes of mascara around my eyes.

PROS
- Available in brown, not many brands still offer brown mascara...
- When I go through the hassle of applying two to three layers of mascara, after each layer combing through my lashes with separate wand and cleaning up all the mascara from my eyelids, my lashes do end up looking longer and curlier for a daily look. But don't expect volume or the promised "false lash effect".

I personally don't have too much trouble to remove this mascara (as many people mentioned), but with all the cons mentioned above, I truly regret buying not one but even two of these mascara's.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Grey, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

The formula is OK and once you do manage to apply it successfully, it looks fine. But applying it is a challenge! Firstly, the chunky tube (thus also the wand) is difficult to hold - perhaps my hands are too small or I'm just really used to thinner wands... And then the brush is awful! It kind of looks promising and that's why I bought it but I always end up getting the mascara all over my lids and also underneath the lower lash line. So it takes me AGES to apply as I need to do a lot of "clean-up"! The lashes also clump a bit so I have to use another brush to separate them... Unlike many other reviewers, I don't think it's particularly difficult to remove. Overall, I will try to use it up but I definitely won't buy it again.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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