Thursday, 18 July 2013

Maxfactor False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara

In June, I took a trip to Cancun with my boyfriend and eleven of our friends.  We've been before so I knew that it would be scorching, and regular dips into the pool and the sea would be necessary!  Before I went, I was on the hunt for a waterproof mascara which would allow me to just swipe a quick slick of mascara on for my day by the pool and I ended up purchasing the Maxfactor False Lash Effect Waterproof mascara.  I took a Maxfactor Masterpiece Waterproof mascara last time we went and it was great, so I had high hopes for this one!

The packaging is the same as the other False Lash Effect mascaras, and is in a nice big tube with a bright metallic blue band so that you can identify it as the waterproof one from their range.  I find it really easy to hold and the larger than normal wand handle allows for an easy application.

The brush itself is quite large with small plastic bristles; plastic bristles aren't my favourite but they do the job nicely!  The mascara itself though was really quite watery, and I found that I had to be really careful after the application to avoid unwanted mascara smudges across my face.  I made the mistake on a night out of spritzing some Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray across my face, which made my mascara run.  Yup, you read that right.  Waterproof mascara ran after using make up setting spray.

Onto the day time...this mascara is just not waterproof for me remotely.  I used it for the first few days and then had to stop using it as I constantly had panda eyes in the pool.  Granted, they probably were far nicer panda eyes than if I had used a regular non-waterproof mascara, but panda eyes none the less.

The formula itself is really nice, and does enhance, lengthen and define my lashes nicely, but it just wasn't ideal for pool playing!  If you want a nice mascara that won't smudge from dancing in a hot club, then this is for you.  If you are a water baby like me and need constant dips into the pool, then I wouldn't recommend the Maxfactor False Lash Waterproof Mascara, and would suggest giving the Masterpiece Waterproof Mascara a go instead!

What's your favourite waterproof mascara?  Have you tried any of the waterproof mascaras from Maxfactor?


  1. Ive been looking for a water proof mascara, ill have buy it and give it a go, i love the rimmel waterproof gel eyeliner, it would go amazing with this.
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  2. I adore this mascara, it seems to be one of very few that works on my short stubby eyelashes! I've never tried the waterproof one, but with the normal one I always have to layer another mascara on top to stop it smudging onto my face throughout the day ;)

  3. Aw what a shame that it's not to great in the pool! But great review!

    Christina xx

  4. I love this mascara :) it's fabulous, I always stick to max factor such a cheap alternative to anything branded! I just hate removing waterproof mascara, always scared of pulling my eyelashes out!!
    Rani x

  5. I've heard that mascara is amazing so many times, but I think I'd rather get the regular one not waterproof xx

    1. I have the regular one of this too in brown and it is really nice! :)

  6. I LOVE the Fusion version of this, hands down one of the best mascaras I've ever used.

    I randomly just stumbled onto your blog while I was looking for a review, I'm so glad I did as I really love it, your photos are lovely!

    Sara - Pretty In Pink

    1. Thank you! :)

      I've never tried the Fusion version but will keep an eye out for it and I'll give it a go!