Review: Max Factor False Lash Effect (Waterproof)

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Left: Naked lashes, Right: Curled and 1 coat of False Lash Effect

I bought this mascara after hearing that it was the same as Covergirl 'Lash Blast', which is highly raved about, so I picked this up to give it a go. I chose the waterproof version, because with summer coming up and the (hopefully) warm weather, I wanted to make sure my mascara didn't give me panda eyes throughout the day.

I really like this mascara. The packaging says "Full lashes, natural look" - Surely that doesn't work?! The name of the mascara suggests that it will give you a 'false lash effect', so how is that a natural look! Anyway, I think the mascara does live up to its claims. It's extremely lengthening and gives you a nice amount of volume. I found this mascara very buildable. After 3 coats of mascara, I still hadn't experienced any clumping.

I found the formula of the mascara to be very wet. It stayed 'wet' on my lashes for a long time and I had to sometimes be careful when blinking, because it would end up all over my eyelids! I have had this mascara for a while now and it still hasn't dried out, which I'm really happy with because I hate spending approximately £10 on a mascara, only for it to be dry within a few weeks. The waterproof formula is extremely good. It doesn't smudge or flake and is a bit of a pain to remove at night!

I think I will definitely be repurchasing this mascara again. Although next time I might go for the non waterproof version, because I only like wearing waterproof mascara during the summer and/or if I'm on holiday. I also want to try the new Max Factor False Lash Effect Fusion mascara (in the purple tube) - Has anyone tried that? Any thoughts?

Have you ever tried Max Factor FLE? What did you think?

Thank you for reading. xoxo, Joy


  1. Oh I have that, and I hate it!!! It's too wet for my liking, I never wear it! It is very glossy though and that's about the only positive thing about it in my opinion! xo

  2. Thanks for your lovely comments joy! The black pair were from Selectspecs and the tortoise pair from lensway.

    The doll on fashion

  3. Thanks for the review and pictures! This sounds like a good one, I will definitely keep this in mind.:D

    Happy Sunday!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  4. @ArtDonatella - Haha, fair enough! I know what you mean, it is such a wet mascara. But it does wonders for my lashes! xx

    @The doll on fashion - Thanks for letting me know, I'm definitely going to take a look on there sometime soon xx

    @Marie - You're welcome. I really like this one, I'd love to know what you think of it if you get it. xx

  5. oh wow the mascara looks really good! twiggy-ish effect :) haha i know what you mean about the packaging though! lovely blog though, following :) check my blog out? ronan x

  6. @Ronan - Thanks. It's silly, isn't it? You'd have thought that Max Factor would have thought the tag line through a bit more... I will take a look at your blog now :) xx