Monday, 20 August 2012

Review :Max Factor Eye Brightening Mascara

Yes I'm aware, I haven't posted in a while...I've been working so much recently, my free time has consisted of sleeping, eating, or eating whist sleeping... I call it sleeating..

Anyway, I'm a big fan of mascara, will be doing an epic mascara post soon but for now, this is a quick review on Max Factor's Eye Brightening Mascara

I've been chasing around for the Covergirl Eyelights Mascara for a while, but haven't been able to get my hands on it; so when this replica hit the shops, I was pretty much on it like bees on honey! Both claim to achieve the same thing which is basically to "enhance" your eye's natural colour with customised "gem toned colour beads" for brown, hazel, green, or blue eyes. The "light reflecting particles" supposedly brighten your actual eyes too. 
CovergirlMax Factor

Firstly, the packaging: Not much to say; I am quite partial to it, it looks pretty... the eyes on the tube are pretty too. I was disappointed that they didn't have any extra information about how this mascara actually enhances eye colour but such is life. 


The brush: I was impressed with the brush; the bristles were long enough and weren't too close together so it actually did separate my eyelashes no matter how many coats I used. I think this is one of my favourite mascara brushes. 


The formula: I'm torn between whether I like it or not. On one hand it seemed a bit too thick and dry for me, but on the other hand, that may have made my eyelashes look more intense. I'm not sure, I think if it were slightly more liquid I would love it more. Makes it less prone to clumping 

Before and afters: 

Before


After

Does it work?: It definitely made my eyelashes look longer and more voluminous which I loved!  Even after one coat they looked longer and fuller. I only applied around 3 coats, could have kept going but it was hot, and I was getting impatient so I stopped at 3. As for the "enhancing natural eye colour", and "light reflecting particles" ... uh... yeh... that's a pile of tosh! Absolutely no reflection taking place, and no, it didn't brighten my eyes. To be honest I don't understand how that would work anyway; what exactly is being reflected where?? I'm guessing that's why there is hardly any information on the packaging because there's no science behind it. Also, if you do want to try this out, you're better off sticking some glitter eyeshadow in your mascara (old trick). 
And my brown eye colour wasn't enhanced whatsoever, again, there's no explicit science behind it, maybe it works better for those with green, hazel, or blue eyes, because the mascaras are varied colours. Mine was plain black. They can call it whatever; "black pearl", "tonal black" whatever it was but what's that saying? A spade is a spade.. and plain black mascara is...well, plain black mascara 

I would recommend this for those with short, sparce, or thin lashes


Overall, I am pleased with how my eyelashes looked after application, to me personally it did make quite a big difference. I usually wear eyeliner but since getting this mascara, haven't felt the need for it. It's easy to apply, separated and lengthened my lashes, which I love.... As for the whole "eye enhancing" jargon.... well...personally, I think it's a bunch of nonsense. If you want a really good value mascara for dramatic lashes then this is certainly up your street; however, if you want a magic eye illuminating, colour popping, light reflecting mascara then I suggest you look elsewhere...or stick a torch behind your eye sockets. 

At the moment it's only £4.99 as an introductory offer in both Boots and Superdrug so if you want to test it out, now is the time. Let me know what you think of it, it might work for other eye colours 

103 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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    1. My pleasure, hope you found it useful :-)
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  2. great review! i must give that mascara a try. thanks for your lovely comment, i'm your newest follower on gfc! please visit me and see if you want to follow too? i think you'll like my outfits, thanks!

    www.dailydisguise.com

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    1. Thank you love, yeh it's definitely worth a try! Aww thanks for the follow, your blog is lovely, me thinks I'm about to become your newest follower :-D
      x

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  3. i have always wanted to try this stuff. the before and after is quite impressive. cute blog girl :)

    www.sultanassanctuary.blogspot.com

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    1. Awww thank you... I do think it's worth getting :-)
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  4. Great post, and I love the review, thanks for sharing! :)

    Ivana
    http://ruedetreschic.blogspot.com/

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    1. The pleasure was all mine..As soon as I saw it hit the shops I knew I wanted to do a review on it!
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  5. Hi dear!
    Love so much you're blog, is amazing!
    Follow u, my name in GFC is: sexy_paige_cucu.

    Hope u follow back :) :)

    A lot of kisses.
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    1. Awww thank you, that's so sweet! Your blog is lovely <3
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  6. Thanks for leaving me a comment on my blog darling!

    Huge hugs Gittemary.com
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  7. Thank you for the comment in my blog. I'm following your blog now. Hope you will follow back.

    Kiss, Vera
    http://fashionmodeimages.blogspot.pt/

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  8. It's amazing! Thanks for sharing!

    http://mesmemosphotoblog.blogspot.com/

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  9. "...or stick a torch behind your eyesockets." I actually choked on my iced tea when I read that. :)

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    1. Haha!! Thanks love! Please don't choke on any more beverages though, I'd feel really guilty :-)
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  10. such a good product! your eyelashes are so gorgeous :) i'm so jealous, wish mine is as thick and long as yours. i'm loving your posts! keep up the great work. =)

    I'm following your awesome blog! XO

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    1. Awww that's such a sweet thing to say, thank you! :-) ...Your blog is beautiful
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  11. Great review. I'm really looking forward to reading more. I loved the before and after pics. Although I don't think it's hard to make your super long lashes look good! =D I wish I had long lashes like yours!

    I'm your newest follower via google =D I'd love it if you could stop by my blog and maybe follow as well?

    xoxo Can't wait to read more!
    http://sensiblestylista.blogspot.com/

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    1. Awww thanks love! It's so weird because I've never thought my eyelashes were very long to begin with so I'm always looking for lengthening mascaras! Nice to see someone thinks they're long :-)

      <3

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  12. thanks for your comment! i have tried the cover girl version and i like it ok but i agree nothing stood out as really complimenting my specific eye color

    -Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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    1. Yeh, I think it was just another gimmick to make us feel special about having a special mascara allocated to our different eye colours..tis a shame
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    1. Aww thank you, yeh of course I'll check your blog out!
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  14. Great Post. I follow your Blog now.
    Please follow me.
    A.

    dramaticmode.blogspot.it

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  15. I wish they sold CG in Holland!Great product.

    - True

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    1. They don't sell it here either... I want it here!! ... I learnt that covergirl and Max Factor are pretty much the same thing, all their products are basically the same if you compare the two... the newest "twins" are the covergirl "blast flipstick" and the max factor "colour effect" lipstick... THE SAME!
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  16. This is a great, honest review! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog and I'm following you now. I'd love it if you'd follow back!

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  17. HI thanks for you lovely comment,:) your blog is so cute and you give great advices :)
    Kiss Clo

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  18. this looks great, i can see the difference!
    thanks for stopping by my blog! xox

    thefashionpersonal.blogspot.com

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    1. Cheers bub, yeh it did actually make a difference in regards to length and volume... the whole "colour effect" thing... not so much!
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  19. Great review. I was wondering how mascara would brighten eye color. Thanks :)

    <3 Josephine
    www.champagnestar.com

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    1. I was wondering the exact same thing too, the answer is, it doesn't! Not one bit!
      xxxx

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  20. All og my favorite mascaras definately come from Maybelline but I've been trying to branch out a bit more. Great review :D
    x
    -Imani Love

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    1. I love maybelline's mascaras, my top mascaras are maybelline.. but max factor deffo has great ones too... you should try their false lash effect and masterpiece max, really good!
      xxx

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  21. You have beautiful eyes! Great review :)

    xo, Lela
    fashion blog - www.LelaLondon.com
    @lelalondon

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    1. Aww that's so lovely, thank you so much for your lovely comments :-)
      xxxxx

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  22. Thanks,for your comment on my blog.^^
    Follow each other???

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    1. It's ok love ...yep that's cool with me :-)
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  23. Wonderful review. Your eyes look amazing.

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  24. perfect - i have thin eyelashes (I'm jealous of yours!). Thanks for reviewing this product!

    Also, I'm so glad you stopped by my blog and left a comment :) I take it you're a fan of gelato! haha

    I'm following you now - would love it if you could follow me back!


    Christina
    estelachristina.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you bub, that's so sweet... and yes I am definitely a fan, they all looked so yummy!!!
      xxxx

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  25. I will try this mascara!!
    Great post!!

    I follow you:)

    thekkfashion.blogspot.com

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-KK-Fashion/226784047413947

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    1. Oooo do do... it's worth it!!
      Yaayy thanks for following <3 <3 <3

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  26. your lashes looked gorgeous even before the mascara! looking forward to try this mascara : D x

    Raves 'nd Ramblings

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    1. Awww thanks bubba.. I'm blushing :)
      xxxxx

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  27. Thanks for your lovely comment!
    I'm just you newest follower!
    XX

    http://lifelikevision.blogspot.com/

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    1. HI MY LOVELY NEW FOLLOWER!!! *waves excitedly* :D
      xxxxxx

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  28. Like this post! Maybe you wanna follow each other? I will always folow you back!

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  29. Thanks for your lovely feedback in my blog !
    I am glad that you shared this product review with us. I use mascara sometimes and I am looking for a good one.
    Your eyes are beautiful.
    have a nice day !

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  30. Super pretty!!
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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    1. I must say, it is pretty impressive!
      xxx

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  32. Cute idea for a blog! Thank you for checking out my DIY blog! Definitely pressed the follow button. Hope you keep up with some of my projects as well!

    - Sam

    diyhuntress.blogspot.com

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    1. Thankoooooo!!! Means a lot to me <3
      Of course I'll keep up with your projects, I love DIY!!
      xxx

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    2. Thanks love! I post every Monday <3

      - Sam

      diyhuntress.blogspot.com

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  33. Thanks for checking my blog out. I loved your comment. I also like the way you write your blog so I think I'll make it one of my reads. ;)

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    1. Aww thank you bubba!... nice to know you appreciate my blog.. woo woo!!
      <3

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  34. You have suuuuuuuper big lashes without mascara!! +.+
    If you have time, I'd love to know your opinion about my fashion blog. It's all about my style and preferences! :)
    xoxo
    Luzia M.

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    1. THANK YOU!!!! Lol I've got one random one that always tries to break for freedom but ends up jabbing me in the eye so then I end up with a gap in my lashes... this mascara puts it back in it's place.. love it!
      Of course I'll check your style posts, why not! :-)
      xxxxx

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  35. Wow!!!What a great product review and what a great make up!!!
    Sending you kisses and hugs.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  36. loove your eyes.
    wanna follow each other?yes no?
    uuum..cheers!

    http://fashion-babel.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw ta love, how sweet of you <3
      Yeh sure... let's follow away!!
      xxxx

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  37. WOW 80 COMMENTS! GO LISA

    great review, you have beautiful lashes naturally too x

    stop your sleating and come see me!

    xx

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    1. I know right, LEGEN-wait for it- DARY!! (for me anyway, I know a bunch of these lovelies get about 500 comments- on a bad day!)

      FREE THIS WEEK!! I shall drop you a message A to the SAP!
      <3

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  38. i'm in love with this!

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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    1. Danke :-)
      Oooooer, just stalked your blog...NICE!!
      xxx

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  39. You've a really fantastic blog <3 It's reallay deliciuos :D I like it! :D ps:I've also a blog :) if you also like it we could follow each other!! :D ((let me know))

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    1. Thank you my love, that's really kind of you to say that <3 <3 <3
      Of course we can follow each other!
      xxx

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  40. interesting review :) I'm following you now :)

    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yaaayyy thank you!! I genuinely get so excited when I get new followers, means a lot to me <3

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  41. Great review, Really like your blog !

    Defo a new follower and p.s you can eat all the cookies you like your gorgeous :)

    Laurenbehappy.blogspot.com

    xxx

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    1. Oh gosh you're well adorable! Thank you bubba <3 <3 <3
      xxx

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  42. It seems interesting!
    thanks for visit my blog beauty!
    lots of kisses,

    www.siickofit.blogspot.com

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  43. This sounds interesting! I want to give it a go :)
    x

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  44. Thanks for your comment, we really appreciate it!

    I´m not such a fan of mascara...My lashes are very long and everytime I use mascara it´s such a mess I have to start over my eyes make up!

    Would you like to follow each other??

    This week we´re going to Madrid Fashion Weeek and will be telling everything that happens there on our blog, starting tomorrow. It´s gonna be madness!! If you want to know what´s going on the first fashion week of the season, besides runway shows, check out our blog!!

    kisses
    http://sharpenstyle.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Believe me, if I had longer lashes I would have no complaints!! There's a whole bunch of mascaras that are really good for separating lashes, Loreal are great for that....you're lucky yours are naturally long.. I spend a good few minutes trying to make mine look longer
      xxxx

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  46. Although it didn't "brighten" your eyes, your lashes are super gorgeous and long! Very nice. :)

    ~Phuong
    http://classypeach.blogspot.com/

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    1. Awww thank you my love... I'm not used to people saying my eyelashes are long, it's quite refreshing :-D
      xxxxx

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