Name: Masterpiece Max
Brand: Max Factor
From Max Factor’s website:
Masterpiece Max Mascara is the next generation of mascara. It delivers bold, thick lashes with up to 400% volume but defines and smoothes at the same time for a surprisingly, sleek effect.
What I liked:
– adds length
– separates lashes
– doesn’t smudge
– curls lashes
– the packaging
– the wand
What I didn’t like:
– doesn’t add much volume
– doesn’t hold a curl for long
– minor flakes
– the price
I’ve tried several mascaras last year and they always disappointed me. It’s not that they weren’t good, it’s just that the look they provided was too natural for my taste. What I want from a mascara is thickness and volume and Max Factor Masterpiece Max promises just that.
And since Max Factor mascaras have never let me down in the past, I decided to give this one a go too. But does this deliver what it promises?
Well, not really. I obviously didn’t expect my lashes to have up to 400% more volume (how can anyone measure that anyway?), but I was hoping it would add some drama to my lashes. Instead, despite being marketing as a volumizing mascaras, this delivers very little volume to lashes. And adding one or two more coats doesn’t make much of a difference in terms of volume either 🙁
Instead, what the mascara does is adding length without any clumps while the wand is very good at separating lashes. The result? Enhanced and defined lashes with just a hint of volume for a natural and nice look.
In addition, the mascara also adds curl to some extent, but you should still use an eyelash curler prior to it for better results. In any case, the curl only lasts for a few hours, unlike the mascara that stays put all day, until you remove it at night (which is easy to do 😉 ).
The mascara didn’t smudge on me, but I noticed some flakes by the end of the day. However, these were so minor that they didn’t really bother me. Also, the mascara was gentle and didn’t irritate my eyes.
As for the wand, it’s not too long, nor too thick. It’s the perfect size and flexible, which makes for precise application. Instead of bristles, it has small plastic spikes that reach each and every lash. Even those little stubborn ones that are hard to get are lengthened and separated.
Overall, Max Factor Masterpiece Max is a nice everyday mascara. It doesn’t give much volume as claimed, but it lengthens and defines lashes without clumping nor smudging. It lasts all day and is easy to remove, but I think it is too expensive for what it does.