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Sunday, 19 June 2011

Review: Max Factor Xperience Volumising Mascara

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post on here about my mission to find a new mascara and I included all the suggestions that I had received on Twitter so I could share them with the rest of you. One of the mascaras that was suggested was the Max Factor Xperience Volumising Mascara as suggested by Helen of Just Nice Things so I picked it up a month ago and thought it was time to share my thoughts.
I picked up the mascara from Superdrug in black, although it does come in brown too for those of you who might prefer a softer look.

The packaging is pretty straight forward and nothing fancy, to be completely honest. It ticks all the boxes that I would expect from a high street brand in that it is simple, to the point and has a splash of colour to catch the eye. Having used Max Factor mascaras in the past, I wasn't too sure about picking up another because I had never had a good experience with them. I've tried the False Lash Effect mascara that everyone is always singing about and hated it after one use so it went straight in to the bin. I know mascaras are all about choice and what suits someone might not suit someone else but that mascara is definitely not worth it, in my opinion.

A closer look at the brush:
The brush of the Xperience mascara is a rubber bristle one which I quite like. I've found that mascara wands with fabric bristles don't seem to give me the same lift or seperation than those given by a rubber wand (that sounds so wrong but I'll go with it for the sake of this review! Lol!) The actual head of the wand (Again, sounds wrong but I'll have to go with it!) is quite narrow compared to that of the False Lash Effect mascara so I was interested to see how it would compare. The consistency of the actual product is quite thick and two coats has proven to be the perfect amount to give my lashes a nice boost and helps frame my eyes.

No mascara:

With mascara:
I've been using this product for just over a month now and I'm impressed. Having cast off Max Factor mascaras as a fail, this was a pleasant and welcomed surprise as it ticked all the right boxes of what I look fori in a mascara. My lashes looked fuller, there was no dodgy flaking, zero clumps and each lash was seperated which is what I love about it.
When I first started using the product, I didn't think it was as amazing as my previous favourites like Lancome Hypnose Drama or Paula's Choice Illicit Lash Maximum Impact Mascara but it definitely has a spot in my top 5. The only thing I don't like about the mascara is the removal of it because it is stubborn as hell and that's even when I've used an oil based remover. It does come off eventually but it isn't as easy as taking it off with one swipe and it has left me with panda eyes a couple of times too.
Overall, I'd give it a rating of 7/10 as it is a pretty good high street brand mascara and does exactly what it says on the tin.

Have any of you used this product before? If so, how would you rate it on a scale of 1-10? Answers in the box!

Until next time...
Keep swivelling those hips in your

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10 stiletto lovers had something to say::

  1. Way that mascara looks great - I've been eyeing it up for a while and will probably give it a go now - and I totally agree with you about the false lash effect mascara, I hated it too. But I did like the maxfactor one which is gold (the name fails me. Love your blog - congrats on 900 followers - Natalie xx

  2. Hi Natalie,
    Thanks for the comment and I'm glad my review helped you decide on whether to buy the mascara or not. I hope it works wonders for you!x


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