I haven’t done a review in a while so when I purchased the new Max Factor mascara I knew I wanted to review it! Mascara is such a hit and miss thing that I definitely read up on reviews before I purchase one so hopefully this can help some people out!
The packaging of this product is the classic Clump Defy shape in a metallically purple pink shade with gold writing and detailing. I really like the packaging and think its very sleek and pretty however I would say that because of the sloping shape of the wand and because it is so smooth it can be hard to get a proper grasp on it in order to use the mascara wand.
Unfortunately this mascara only comes in non-waterproof black.
The wand is curved on one side and straight on the other which allows you to wiggle it right into the lash line which is good. The little bristles are also longer in the centre allowing more product to be picked up and applied onto the centre of the eye, making them appear larger! The brush is the key thing which makes this mascara ‘clump defying’. The bristles are so close together that they really only allow you to coat individual lashes at a time, avoiding clumps. The only thing I would say is that because the bristles are so close together and the brush is plastic, if you apply it too close to the lash line it can be a little scratchy!
This is my naked eye also please do excuse my messy eyebrows!!
After one coat there is already a noticeable difference in my top lashes. They are darker and a lot thicker at the base of the lashes.
After two coats the lashes to start to clump together a little which could be the formula as it is quite wet. The way to overcome this is to run a spooly through the lashes to re-separate them.
Whilst the mascara is described as ‘clump-proof’ it certainly doesn’t leave clumps on the lashes however it does clump the lashes together rather than fully separating them!
This mascara is priced at £11.99 in any beauty store or online.
Overall, I would give this mascara a 3/5. It is a good mascara to avoid clumping lashes but I don’t think it is a very strong mascara to stand on its own and I think you would need another one to bump it up, which shouldn’t need to have when you are spending £12 on a mascara anyway!