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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Review- New Max Factor Eye Brightening Mascara

I have found it difficult to find a mascara that beats my all time favourite, the No7 Exceptional definition mascara, but I hoped this little bad boy could give it a run for it's money. If you haven't heard about it already, this mascaras main selling point is that it's supposed to enhance the colour of your eyes, so I was eager to try it.

 As far as the packaging goes, I'm quite pleased, I like that it's a simple shape, and (you can't see it in the photos, I tried but I couldn't quite get it) the top of it is see through, which is a nice touch.
I chose 'Black Sapphire' as my eyes are blue. The brush is good, it catches each lash and the fact that it's tapered means you can get the outer lashes easier.

 Before
After 
(sorry that the lighting is different, the sun went came out so the second one is natural light.)
No7 exceptional definition mascara, what I want in a mascara.

As you can see, it isn't that dramatic, they aren't very full and you can't even see that it has a slight blueness to it. I think the problem is the wand holds to much mascara so you don't get a chance to try to fan them out, if you wipe the bristles off against the top of the tube and apply 2 light coats you can make it work, but I don't think anyone wants to work that hard to get the lashes they want.
 You can just see the slight blueness in it here.

Overall, it's not as good as I expected, it may appeal to some people who look for different things in a mascara than I do, but in my opinion I won't buy this again. This mascara is available from Boots for £7.99 and comes in 3 colours for blue, green and brown eyes.