When you see something that says it has 2000 calories and you are female, you might just run away screaming from it, because you just KNOW its all going straight to your thighs :P But when it promises you 2000 calories on your lashes… ah! that’s a different story altogether, if you have skinny lashes.
I’d read a lot about the Max Factor 200 Calorie Mascara on so many forums where girls raved on about how wonderful it was for their lashes. So, when I came across the Max Factor counter in Hong Kong, I knew I had to pick this up, and I did.
The Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara is a mascara that promises to be everything a mascara should be – smudge proof, volumizing & lengthening. Does it? My answer is that this is one product that under-delivers in my view.
The texture of the Max Factor 2000 Calorie mascara in the tube I got was rather dry. I’m not sure if this is the way the formula is, because my tube was brand new and sealed. That said, I did not find it goopy so it applied fairly well. I find the brush rather like a Maybelline mascara brush – big. Too big for my little lashes but perhaps due to the shape, it bothered me less than Maybelline mascara brushes do.
Applied on my curled lashes, I found that it added some definition. After all, I was applying something on my lashes so of course there was a difference. However, it is not a va-va-voom difference. More of a “ooh, lashes” difference. What it did was make my rather skimpy lashes look fatter and more prominent but did not add much length or drastic volume.
It is smudge proof and water resistent to a degree. When you cry with mascara on, you usually expect to find yourself looking rather like a panda or at worst a scary harlequin but nope, I still looked relatively normal.
So, I’d say the Max Factor 2000 Calorie mascara is a good everyday basic mascara but not one for days when you want to glam it up or draw attention to your eyes. In fact, while wearing this mascara, I was asked if I’d forgotten my mascara for that day which tells you 2 things – one, my lashes aren’t long enough naturally, and two, the people around me are used to me wearing more dramatic looking mascara!
I purchased this mascara for HKD68 (Approx: RM34) Not terribly expensive but because of my experience with it, not something I’d buy again. Its not available in Malaysia at this point in time.
Pros: Smudge proof and water resistent, adds a little volume, good basic everyday mascara
Cons: No lengthening for me, not available in Malaysia