Thursday, 19 July 2012

MaxFactor False Lash Effect Mascara Review

Way back HERE at my birthday post, I mentioned that instead of making a collective haul I would review some of the products in following weeks. So far this just consisted of THIS Mac post. But here is another! I've lusted after False lash Effect Mascara for a while now, having heard its praises sang again and again by one of my friends, who I have mentioned before - Aushnakilops on Youtube - but did not own it until another of my friends gave me it for my birthday.
ANYWAY, to get to the reviewing part, this is one of a small collection of similar mascaras from MaxFactor. I've owned their False Lash Effect Fushion mascara before, but although it's good, this one takes the biscuit! 
Firstly, this mascara won the Style Magazine 2009 Beauty Awards Best Mascara award - if you don't trust my words, trust them! 
The wand for this mascara is chunky, plastic, non-flexible, and is MaxFactor's biggest mascara wand yet, intended (and succeeding in) coating every lash.
A steady hand and a lot of focus will give you nice dark bottom lashes, however if I'm in a rush I tend to use my Too Faced Lashlight Mascara for this job - It simply does it so well (You can read my review of it HERE)
The above photos contrast one coat of mascara to no mascara. As you can see, using this mascara opens up your eye and draws focus to it on your face. One coat still gives a relatively 'natural' look though 
And here is 2 to 3 coats (again contrasted against no mascara). After 2 coats you begin to run the risk of clumpy eyelashes - however perseverance at trying to comb through the clots with your wand does help. You get massive definition with this mascara after a couple of coats! Certainly length and volume are obvious!
You can get it from Boots HERE.

The more observant of you may notice that I have dyed my hair! (And tinted my eyebrows) You may have kept up to date with this from my Twitter Posts, but yes, I shall give more detail on this in another post soon, so watch out!

Rachael XX


  1. ooh great review! This mascara looks great! I always tend to go fro the Maybelline mascaras but i might try this one next! :D

    Jen xxx

    1. Hey Jen! Thanks! I have gone through my fair share of mascaras over the years without finding one clear winner, but now this is definitely it!


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