I came across the Max Factor counter at Parkson in 1st Avenue (a mall here in Penang) and was immediately drawn to the mascaras. I have read so many good things about the mascaras especially the 2000 Calorie one ( I always ALWAYS research @ read reviews on beauty products before I purchase them UNLESS a great sales person / makeup artist convinces me to get some thing on the spot).
Almost immediately, I got the sales assistant to pack one up for me while a good friend of mine, Tinkerbell (name changed for privacy purposes) grabbed the False Lash Effect mascara upon reading it in a magazine. The 2000 Calorie mascara costs 36 ringgit while the False Lash Effect is 66 ringgit. Pretty pricey for the latter but Tinkerbell has nothing but great praise for the mascara she bought. And I, too, am really happy with my purchase.
On the packaging, the 2000 Calories mascara (made in Ireland) claims to volumize lashes 300% more and is smudgeproof. Although the number 300 looks BIG but in simpler times, it just means three times more volume than the original, right?
The Brush : Big, chunky wand, tapered at the end. Grabs all lashes.
The Formula : Pretty dry. Just nice for my liking. Dries fast thus not smudging on lids when eyes are open.
The Effect : On MY own lashes, this mascara curls 'em, lengthens and volumizes. Not 300% definitely but enough for me to sing praises and to recommend to others. Refer to pictures below.
I have tried the Maybelline Volum' Express The Magnum mascara and DID NOT LIKE IT AT ALL. It flaked almost immediately after application and weighed down my curled lashes. Bah. I paid 35 ringgit for a booboo. :(
L'Oreal mascaras are almost 50 ringgit per piece. So are the Majolica Majorca ones. I personally have not tried a L'Oreal mascara but for that price, IT BETTER WORK on my lashes when I get hold of it. I paid that money for the Majolica Majorca Volume On mascara and that too did not pass MAKEUPAU's standards. Another booboo costing 50 ringgit. :(
Recommendations for mascaras : Benefit's Bad Gal lash, MAC's Zoom Lash, Max Factor's 2000 Calorie, Cover Girl's Lash Blast Volume, Maybelline's Unstoppable Curly Extension.
And now, pictures of the Max Factor mascara in action. Enjoy!
|Max Factor 2000 Calorie Dramatic Look mascara wand|
|Mascara on upper and lower lashes|
I decided to test out on how well the mascara curls my lashes.
So for the other eye, I started off with clean lashes as usual but I DID NOT curl my lashes beforehand.
With two coats of the 2000 Calorie mascara onto my uncurled lashes, the result is shown in the picture after.
I would say MUCHO IMPRESSIVE!!! :) Eyes look wide open!
Overall, I definitely give this mascara an A and will definitely repurchase.
Have you tried it? What do you think? Share with me!