Max Factor Lash Extension Effect Mascara

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 29 - 2010

I’ve been using a lash growth accelerator product (Latisse) since the start of April and I’m pretty happy with the length of my lashes now.  I feel that it’s made them a little finer than I’d like them to be, but I’ll continue to use it once a week or so for maintenance.

However, it means that I really need to use mascara nowadays to enhance these finer (but ultimately slightly longer) lashes.  And I’ve been trialling some lovely ones recently!

I thought I’d show you a high street one that’s grabbed my attention thanks to it’s light formula but lovely dark pigment.

Lash Extension Effect Mascara contain’s Max Factor’s longest mascara brush ever, which they claim helps you to reach every lash to deliver dramatic length.  Personally, I still struggled a little to reach those outer corner lashes…. L’oreal Telescopic Explosion still wins the “coating every lash award” for me.

A lengthening mascara as opposed to a volume or curl-giving product, it lengthens well.  The smell is quite off-putting and chemically… I notice this often with Max Factor mascaras, it’s an irritation but ultimately doesn’t stop me buying them.

One of the things that I really like about this mascara is how easy I find it to remove.  I own the non-waterproof version and this rinses away nicely with a cleansing oil.  I sometimes have to massage the oil into my lashes to shift stubborn mascaras, but this dissolves readily despite not smudging on me during the day.

Priced at £10.99 I’m almost loathe to call this a high-street mascara, it is… but it certainly isn’t budget friendly.

What do you think about the prices of high street mascaras nowadays?  They just keep going up and up!

23 Responses to “Max Factor Lash Extension Effect Mascara”

  1. rijaH says:

    I loooooove this mascara, this is one of the best they have made yet.. I really liked the chunky brush they made for the false lash effect mascara but this is even better. I love the long brush, it makes it easier for me to apply it :)

  2. Arianna says:

    I’ve got this mascara and I like it a lot… However, for a drugstore mascara, it’s not so cheap!


  3. ZebyK says:

    I might switch to Clinique or another “branded” mascara soon, as you say the price keeps going up and ultimately I’d rather spend a few extra pounds on a product that (may or may not) work better!

    I’m so jealous of your beautiful curly lashes!! Xxx

  4. Olivia says:

    Max factor sent me the washable waterproof version… I love it but it doesn’t elogates anything on me.I think that this is the perfect mascara for separationg lashes and to obtain a natural effect.
    I’ll use it as a beach mascara :)

  5. alexa says:

    Your lashes are sick! Flutter flutter!! :) I love them with that mascara. I’ve always loved Clinique’s High Impact mascara, although my lashes need a little more work than yours.

  6. Francesca says:

    I know what you mean about drugstore prices – I wanted to get a drugstore foundation primer yesterday as mine had run out – I thought Ill just ‘pick one up’, loreal studio secrets was £12.99 for a teeny tiny tub! do you reccomend any? xx

  7. Lily says:

    I think that as well as the price going up, the quality is too! You’d have found it difficult to buy a really impressive ‘everyday brand’ mascara 5 years back.

  8. rhamnousia says:

    I’ve had my eye on MF ever since the 2000 calorie but have never bought one because I always find something else which works but I really wanted to buy this and was waiting for a good review of it.

    Once I finish my current mascara (the wimpy Collection 2000 one), I’m getting this and I wholeheartedly agree with the mounting cost of High Street items. Even the basic, old school mascaras are getting more and more expensive.

  9. liloo says:

    i think it’s the latisse product i want to hear about now.
    unbelievably long and luscious your lashes xx woah.
    totally jel xx

  10. VexintheCity says:

    I never notice mascara scents – the wand is nowhere near my nose. I love this mascara for my lower lashes.

  11. redtiger21 says:

    Woweee!! Very very nice! I usually use 2000 cal but it’s getting old and when I get a new one I’m tempted to try this- although it’s 2 quid dearer even though it’s the same brand!

  12. Gorgeous eyelashes!!!! I’ll add this mascara to my wishlist! :)

  13. Anna says:

    Wooh, that’s some nice lashes!

    Considering prices, I don’t even bother to get Max Factor or Loreal anymore. I find that the price tells very little when it comes to mascara, so I stick to 17 Vavavoom mascara or occasionally “splurge” on Rimmel Sexy Curves. ;>

  14. Scientific Housewife says:

    It looks great even though the price is high!

  15. Louise says:

    You have gorgeous lashes!
    MF mascaras are my fave – its all ive used for the last year or so x

  16. gio says:

    Wow, your lashes look amazing! I’ve always liked MF mascaras but haven’t tried this one yet. I will do now though.

  17. Rae says:

    Phew! I’ve heard people complaining about the UK drugstore prices rising, but man! That’s awful >.< (It does look amazing, though!)

  18. Wendy says:

    mmm got me thinking because in mexico max factor is expensive like this one costs almost as much as say a lancome one, bur you should try loreal’s beauty tubes because eaven if you cry and sweat it wont run.

  19. This looks great. I’m using MF 2000 Calorie at the moment and I love it. Until I tried it I had only ever really loved Lancome Hypnose but I’ve been impressed. A lot of people say they stick with cheap, drugstore mascaras but I find they’re a let down 99% of the time si I don’t mind spending a bit more of them. I wear it every day and I them it until it’s totally used up so it’s not money wasted. But Hypnose is £20 so I’ll keep on looking for more affordable versions.

  20. Your lashes look EPIC O_O

  21. Marie says:

    I’m a massive fan of MF’s mascaras and this one in particulaar. Lengthens and separates really well without clumping. I generally wear this as a day one and when I’m going out I apply this is a base coat and add volume with masterpiece max.
    Agree with you about the price, I need a new one but 10.99, urgh!

  22. D says:

    Wow, that’s great! Length and volume.
    What’s your favourite mascara overall?

  23. @D – Ohhh! I can’t answer that! Um… gosh… erm…. I keep my DiorShow for special occassions so I must be pretty fond of it. Everyday… I’m reaching for this and Bourjois 1001 Cils

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