Max Factor • False lash effect • Mascara
|Would buy this product again.||74%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
Bought this because my friend quite convinced me about how amazing this product is. I should say, she's right. Thought I'd happy enough with my Bourjois Volumizer Mascara but I honestly think this one works much better than the Bourjois one. Never thought how magical the strange looking brush is, nonetheless it works perfectly on my short lashes.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
Love this, makes my lashes look great! I use the waterproof version, which stays on and doesn't smudge. Quite tricky to get off, but I find a dab of Olive oil before wet wipes does the trick.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Bought it yesterday after much scepticism mainly because I veered away from drugstore brands a few years ago for higher end mascaras like Lancome, Armani, MAC, Dior and YSL. I have shorter, very very straight eyelashes and they're not very thick either. Every girl's nightmare really. Most mascaras after a second coat make my eyelashes clump and it looks even worse. I did use Dior Blackout for a while to get that really black, thick eyelash look which worked for about two weeks but then the formula really dried out and it was virtually useless and too expensive to replace that often. So now I've resigned myself to lightweight buildable formulas but not real va va voom. Armani Stretch mascara has been my staple for the past year. But I am SO glad I tried this mascara out!!! I didn't see a tester or the wand but in comparison to what I usually pay for a mascara, this was already a bargain. It has a lightweight formula, buildable, lengthens my eyelashes and definitely gives that a false eyelash effect but more doll's eyes than transvestite. I love the fact that when I curl my eyelashes and apply this mascara, I can feel the tips of my lashes touch my brow bone because that's how curly and long they are. The wand certainly doesn't look like it can give that delicate effect with it's scary, spiky, stubby brush. My only gripe is the packaging - it's horribly cheap looking and sometimes I yearn for that navy and gold muted packaging of yesteryear that made products look classy and expensive.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Max Factor's False Lash Effect is a mascara I've been dying to try and put to the test, mainly because of how closely it's compared to Covergirl's Lash Blast Volume, a mascara I've really liked. Unfortunately Max Factor doesn't really give any official information for this, or any of their products (why have a website then?). Max Factor is no longer sold in America, much to my disdain, so I try to pick up a couple items when I come to Aus. I found a bargain bin full of this mascara at Priceline, selling each 13ml tube for $9.99, a ballin' bargain, since False Lash Effect regularly sells for between $18-21AUD. Unfortunately, like it's sister brand Covergirl, Max Factor tests on animals (though the claim otherwise). This mascara was made in Ireland. I can't find any other official information like shades and whether or not a waterproof version is available.
Packaging is the same as Lash Blast. Different color, but the exact same shape. This mascara comes in a pink tube with silver lettering. The name of the product and short description are on the front of the tube. On the back is a little bit of company info. The brand name encircles the top of the tube. I hate how thick this mascara's tube is, it's going to take up a lot of valuable real estate in my mascara drawer.
The brush? Also the same as Covergirl's counterpart. About an inch long, twice as thick as most brushes. The plastic bristles are short, and get shorter towards the tip. The tip of this brush is blunt, broad, and cumbersome, making mistakes easy and a common occurrence. I think I'm pretty good with a mascara wand, and I almost always end up with a splotch or two when using False Lash Effect. The tip gathers a lot of product, and the shape just isn't suitable for my almond shaped eyes. Like Lash Blast's brush, the bristles can be quite sharp and scratchy, so be careful near the roots of your lashes, being scratched on the underside of your lid hurts real bad. I shouldn't make it sound so negative though. The brush is great for grasping and coating each lash. It has the perfect type of bristles for short lashes. This brush may not give the easiest application, but the results are absolutely worth it.
The formula? Surprise, it's also they exact same as Lash Blasts. If you haven't gathered it by now, this is the same mascara, just repackaged. Not tweaked at all. It even smells the same as Lash Blast, you know, that really distinct inky smell? The formula for this mascara isn't overly wet or dry, it's really right down the middle. It's a little bit thick though, but I don't mind.
False Lash Effect promises "full lashes, natural look". Pretty accurate in my opinion. This mascara adds a nice amount of length, natural but long. It gives fullness and definition at the same time, which can be hard for a mascara to pull off. Actually I think that's what makes the brush so excellent, it really concentrates the mascara at the base of the lashes, giving really good volume at the roots, but keeping the tips fluttery and individualized. It's a pretty effect that looks both natural and dramatic. The black color of this mascara is pretty soft, without having grey tones to it. The lighter black shade of this mascara keeps it from looking too intense. A lot of factors come together to make this a really good product. I get lengthened, thickened, defined, dark lashes, but no one aspect overpowers the other. It's a very balanced, very good mascara, just like it's sister, Lash Blast.
Wear time is pretty good. I get a full 8 or so hours from this mascara, smudge free, a little bit of flaking on the lower lashes after 6 or 7 hours. Good enough. But yinz know how some mascaras give me really itchy eyelashes? This is one of them. Probably because it's a really crispy, hard mascara. Yucky.
I'm a fan of both Covergirl Lash Blast and Max Factor False Lash Effect. If you like Lash Blast, you'll like this one and vice versa, but you don't need both. They're legit exactly identical. This may or may not disappoint you. Personally I'm pretty happy about it, since I really liked Lash Blast and was meaning to repurchase it. I'm also happy to have moar Max Factor. I miss this brand, I hope it comes back to America one day. Don't feel bad if this mascara isn't available to you, you've most likely tried it under a different name already. Good job Covergirl/Max Factor. This is definitely one of the best mascaras on the market.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Green
Best mascara ever. I've tried the more expensive brands, but somehow always come back to this one.
It makes my eyelashes longer and thicker. It really does give that "false lash" effect!
You can tell how popular it is where I live, because everytime I go out to buy a new one, the price has gone up!
Tip: If the mascara gets a little dry, apply one drop of olive oil inside the tube and blend with the brush. I promise that it'll get smoother, makes application easier, and gives an overall better result!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Not too keen on this mascara mainly because the formula is just too wet and the brush is very big and thick
I have quite long lashes so it's really annoying when I apply this because it just gets all over my eyelids and underneath my eyes
wouldn't buy this again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Believe the hype! I was weary of buying another plastic bristle mascara as I feel they do separate and elongate lashes, the lashes look way to flimsy, I like mine fat and plump! But then I saw the pink packaged version of this mascara on sale with 3 other olay products for $4 (!!) so I knew I had to try. Happy I did, liking this mascara a lot so far!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
this mascara is great! i tried dior show iconic, EL double wear, clarins wonderlash, and maybelline. this for me is the best. i bought the not waterproof kind and it doesnt smear and stays on my lashes from morning till night. i have very disapointingly sparse short lashes. almost non existent.. but this mascara gives me long thick lashes that looks natural and non clumpy. its easy to wash off too.
EDIT: after a month of using this, i realized that it smudges with minimal tearing. ive found better mascaras. but this is not bad.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This mascara works best if I apply a coat, let it dry, then apply another and repeat again. If I don't let it dry in between coats it clumps my lashes together...it's pretty unattractive. However, once I do the above process it works nicely for me: i get decent length and some thickness. My lashes are sort of medium/long length and pretty fine, so if you have similar lashes to me I think this is good. However, it's way too expensive at 10.99 for me to want to repurchase it. Apparently, covergirl lashblast is way cheaper and the same thing, so I'd repurchase the covergirl.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
Fluttery and dense lashes - just the way i like it!
I admit it doesn't give great length but that's okay because i prefer fanned out and more voluminous lashes. I am a fan of these rubbery brushes - i feel like they do a better job of 'multiplying' the lashes.
This MF one is better than CG's Lash blast though because it does not smudge underneath my eyes and is easy to take off with some warm water or make up remover! Max Factor still does the best drug store mascaras in my opinion...