Max Factor Masterpiece MAX Mascara Review

The spotlight shines upon you. Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara

You know that if a mascara hasn’t caused dreaded panda eyes after one rather painful local anaesthetic injection, a minor operation and several stitches later, you’re probably onto a good thing. Admittedly, it’s not everyday that you get to carry out this particular road test, but when this happened to my yesterday, it confirmed everything that I had previously thought about Max Factor’s Masterpiece Max Mascara.

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“Finding a high impact volumising mascara that doesn’t leave your lashes looking clumpy and clogged can be a challenge. Masterpiece Max Mascara is the next generation of mascara. It delivers bold, thick lashes with up to 400% volume but defines and smooths at the same time for a surprisingly, sleek effect. One swipe of its high tech IFX brush gives a chic, catwalk finish in seconds – no wonder it was the official mascara of Milan Fashion Week!”
Whilst 400% might be slight artistic hyperbole, this mascara’s lengthening and volumising skills is impressive, giving a pretty, bambi-esq look. Perfect for a day with one or two coats, this can be built up without clumping for a more dramatic look.

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This mascara is very similar to Dior’s Diorshow New Look mascara which I had been previously using but for a few key points. Firstly, and it goes without saying, the price tag. Dior’s offering comes in at £23, whilst Max Factor’s little mascara doesn’t damage the bank balance as much at a neat £9.99. What’s more, the Max Factor mascara is a lot easier to remove – so much easier to remove. Whilst Dior gives a beautiful lash effect, removing it was painful. So much so that it wouldn’t always come off completely and in the end, lashes would clump. Not a good look. In fact, it became an even poorer look when this clumping caused a group of eyelashes to fall out on Grey’s Inn Road. Far from ideal.

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This is when Max Factor came charging in like the cavalry. Long eyelashes and easy to remove; along with a purse-friendly price tag and eyelashes that stay where they should – what’s not to love?
Available from Boots.

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