Mascara Series Part 9: Max Factor Volume Couture High Volume and Definition Mascara Review and Photos

September 1, 2008
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Max Factor Lash Perfection Volume Couture High Volume & Definition Mascara ($7.49 give or take a few dollars)

This installment of the Mascara Series is extra special because Brittany from Clumps of Mascara and I are both reviewing the same mascara on the same day! It’s always great to encounter a fellow mascara addict, and B definitely fits the mold (plus she’s incredibly sweet). Hop on over to her blog to check out her review (and all her other great Mascara Monday posts!). Thanks so much for suggesting we do this! The Packaging: While I’m a huge fan of department store mascaras (okay so I’m a little bit of a beauty snob), the one thing I do love about drugstore mascaras is that you can usually get a good look at what the brush looks like clean before purchasing. This mascara immediately called to me–how can I resist a hot pink brush?!

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The Brush: The packaging says that the applicator has a “unique brush structure with micro-channels to volumize each lash.” So how do these micro-channels work out in practice? Pretty well ! The bristles, which are admittedly a little spiky (I poked myself in the eye with them a good number of times) provide amazing length and separation and good volume.

The Formula: I absolutely love the formula! It doesn’t smudge, flake, or clump even after a million or so layers, and looks good even after a night of tossing and turning (I promise I only slept in it once). I do wish that this mascara held a curl better, but that’d be expecting too much!

Verdict: Overall this is a lovely mascara, especially at this price-point! It certainly overshadows most department store mascaras that I’ve tried and is a bargain at under $10. For me it’s the ideal everyday mascara–not too crazy but dramatic enough that my eyes still pop. Definitely check this out for yourself!

On a side note, I’ll be reviewing another Max Factor mascara at some point, so stay tuned for that!

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Have you tried Max Factor mascaras? What’s your favorite?

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