Two lash posts in one week, gosh I am spoiling you…So a little while back Tesco did a lovely little twitter campaign called #BeInspired, similar to the Burberry Kisses one that ran earlier this year, most likely you will of seen it on your feeds where lots of people were tweeting each other inviting them to claim a free gift from Tesco Beauty. Ellis from Ellis Tuesday kindly tweeted me the link and here you got to pick from either an Olay product or a full size Max Factor – False Lash Effect mascara as you can see, I opted for the mascara and well its a bit of a cracker really.
Now MaxFactor has been around for yonks but I haven’t had anything from them since they days of my creme puff back at school. So when this came about and with me about to buy a new mascara anyway it was safe to say I was glad to try something new rather that my go to YSL. The packaging itself is sleek and simple, I like the plain black with gold text its timeless and classy.
The applicator is thick and bold which I prefer as it gives good all over application and not going over and over the lash the bristles catch all the lashes and coat rather evenly without clumping. I had been using a curved wand for a while and while I did like that I found was not the right shape really for my eye. The way it combs each individual lash gives them a real fanned out effect, nothing thick and spider leg like which common I have not got the time for nor do I like that whole mega clumpy look, on me anyway.
Wearability wise its good, no mid day eyelid darkness from it rubbing off, its easy to take off to and wipes away easily with my micellar water on a cotton pad with only the odd lash fall out. The colour is also good its a black black that really adds a boldness the look of the lash though the bristles base is blue so looks a bid odd (you can see in the photo) I have been using this now for 4 weeks and no sign of drying up or nasty clumps yet.
I would re-purchase though while I think its a good mascara its not the best I have tried, though its made me realise there are great high-street alternatives out there so I may give a few more brands a shot.
What’s your favourite mascara, what high-street one would you recommend?