Mascara Series Part 24: Max Factor 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper Mascara Review & Photos

March 31, 2009
Max Factor 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper Mascara

The Claim: Max Factor’s 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper mascara promises extreme lash plumping, plain and simple,by fattening your lashes for a thick, dramatic look.

The Brush: Since its release, many have poo-pooed 2000 Calorie Extreme as being a CoverGirl LashBlast knock-off, myself included, but i was still more than happy to try this after Nicole was sweet enough to send it to me, and I’m so glad that she did! The super-sized brush is indeed quite similar to LashBlast’s, with its rubbery bristles and, of course, massive size. The spacing of the bristles makes for easy coating of each lash, and while the brush can be a bit cumbersome to maneuver, especially for smaller eyes, I do think that it’s manageable once you learn your way around it.

The Formula: At first blush I wasn’t all that wowed by the formula–it was nice but a little natural looking for my liking. BUT one morning I happened to apply one coat of mascara, move away from my vanity to look for my LashBlast to compare, ended up not finding it, then applied a second coat of 2000 Calorie Extreme over the now dry first coat, and va-va-va-vom! Serious serious volume–I’m talking luscious, thick, fat lashes that you just can’t stop admiring. 2000 Calorie Extreme isn’t all that exceptional in terms of length and curl (mediocre length, not so great curl), but the volume is just killer and makes the macara worth checking out for that aspect alone. Sadly I do experience just a little bit of flaking with this, but it’s nothing too unbearable.

LOVE the volume!

The Verdict: If you’re pretty set in the length and curl departments and are just looking for some seriously dramatic volume, Max Factor’s 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper is the mascara for you!

RATING: 3.75/5

Read Parts 1-23 of the Mascara Series here! I’ve also added a “Mascara Series” tab up top so you have easy access to it at all times!

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