Monday 28 March 2016

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara - As Good As The Hype?

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara | Review

Hello Lovelies

If you've been reading my blog for a while you'll know I have a bit of a huge struggle when it comes to buying mascara, I have really pathetic eyelashes which doesn't help and I also have a problem with mascara smudging or blobbing as I call it on my socket bone which is a real pain.

A mascara I have heard a lot about and one that is very hyped in the beauty world but also one I had never tried is the Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara, so when it popped through my letterbox I was super excited to try it out and see if it would do anything for my ridiculously short stubby lashes, if it would smudge and most of all, if it lived up to it's hype. 

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara - As Good As The Hype?

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara | Review

The packaging is black with gold labelling and looks sleek and the wand is a rubber wand with quite short but densely packed bristles that go right to the end of the wand. 

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara | Review

What Max Factor Says About The Mascara

False Lash Effect's biggest brush ever doubles lash size appearance vs. bare lashes. 
  • Patented Liquid Lash™ formula coats lashes from root to tip.
  • No flaking or smudging gives lovely lash confidence.
  • Ophthalmologically tested.

My Thoughts

I was really eager to try the False Lash Effect mascara after hearing so many people say they love it and it gives them amazing results, I don't tend to purchase many mascaras at the risk of them smudging and recently I seem to have found my holy grail drugstore and high end mascaras so hadn't been looking at any other brands but I couldn't wait to try the False Lash Effect and see if it lived up to all the hype I'd read regarding it but unfortunately I wasn't blown away by it at all, it didn't smudge which is brilliant but my lashes didn't look outstanding either, they looked like I had mascara on but nothing groundbreaking whatsoever.

 I found the mascara easy to use and the wand coated my lashes well, and I could reach the lashes in the inner corner of my eyes with the wand. I used 2 coats of mascara and found it dried well and didn't clump at all but I just didn't find it gave me outstanding results and I was really disappointed. I do agree with Max Factors claims that the mascara doesn't smudge but I didn't have double the size lashes, I just looked like I'd used mascara and my lashes were coated and looked maybe a bit longer.  To be honest I've had better results with much cheaper mascaras, I felt really deflated after using it and it wasn't what I expected at all and with a £10.99 price tag I won't be purchasing it I'm afraid. 

My favourite drugstore or high street mascara is £3.00 cheaper than the Max Factor and gives me incredible lashes so I think as far as drugstore or high street mascaras go, I'll be sticking to my current favourite.  

If you love the False Lash Effect mascara and want to pick it up or if you'd like to try it, you can find it on the Tesco website HERE for £9.88 or the Boots website HERE for £10.99 (Max Factor products are currently on a 3 for 2 promotion) 

Is this your holy grail mascara? Or were you like me and not blown away by it? Let me know in the comments. 

Thank you for reading, much love as always 

Zoe x

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