Max Factor Velvet Volume False Lash Effect Mascara

sreda, september 16, 2015


Max Factor added a new mascara to their family and it's another version of the űber popular False Lash Effect. I had the latter when it first launched and poked myself in the eye with that huge brush so hard that I barely contained myself not to throw it out the window, though I actually liked the effect of it (I then sneakily gave it to my mom). This one has a smaller brush that is easier to handle, but the basic design is the same. Velvet Volume promises a very lightweight formula that doesn't weight down the lashes, no matter how many coats you apply. 


The formula is indeed light and so far it hasn't thickened (1 month since I got it), which is a bit odd, as most mascaras do. The thicker the formula, the more volume you get, so I'd like to see it thicken at least a bit. Despite the fact that the formula is light in it promises not to weight down the lashes, consequently the curl shouldn't drop, with this mascara my lashes drop within seconds. It's actually quite annoying to me because you know how long my lashes are, but if they aren't curled, it literally looks like I have no lashes at all #hoodedeyesproblems. As far as effect goes, it's a very defining mascara that gives a natural effect and only with a ton, and I mean a ton of coats, you get some decent volume going. That's why I find that this mascara should suit those who like a very natural effect. It's the one I'd give to my mom, who does not like big lashes, but just a bit of definition.


The brush is a plastic one with evenly distributed bristles. Because it doesn't bend and the material also appears to be quite hard, I find that when I'm applying it close to the lashes, it feels a bit harsh. I had the same problem with the False Lash Effect, their brushes are just too clumsy and harsh for me. Its strong point is definitely definition as it combs and applies the product on every lash.


Mine is a regular formula and it doesn't flake nor smudge during the day, but I never really had issues with that anyway.

This mascara costs a fairly unreasonable 14.35 €, which is in my opinion just way too much for a drugstore mascara. I'm just not happy with how pretty much painful the application is on my eyes (it could be my eye shape, I don't know) and I'm just not feeling the effect of it, but if you like defined lashes that look very natural, this might be a mascara for you. Plus Karin and Klavdija rate it very high, so don't listen to the grumpy old me.


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10 comments

  1. Grumpy old you - it's not just you :D Meni tudi ni preveč všeč (sem šele s to maskara ugotovila, kaj pomeni "doesn't hold a curl" haha).

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    1. Ah, al vem, da sem tečna glede maskar :D Pa slišala sem večinoma pohvale, tako da se že boljše počutim, ko vem, da tudi tebi ni bila najboljša :) Je kar malo ironično, da je menda ekstra lahka, ampak trepalnice pa takoj padejo dol :D

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  2. Sicer se mi zdi, da zelo lepo zgleda maskara na tebi, ampak škoda, da ti trepalnice prav "padejo" dol . Meni je drugače precej všeč ta maskara :3

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    1. Ne, saj ne izgleda slabo na trepalnicah. Lepo jih definira, kar je meni zelo všeč, želela bi si edino več volumna, pa seveda, da bi držala trepalnice. Že slikat mi je bilo težko, ker sem morala stalno s kleščami popravljat, da so se kaj videle na slikah. Super, da ti je všeč :) Slišim večinoma pohvale :)

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  3. I have this one too and I do like it. It's not spectacular or anything, but it's definitely a nice enough drugstore mascara for me.

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    1. It's nice if you like natural lashes and don't have problem with lashes holding a curl, but it's not my favourite :)

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  4. I have the regular one and love it, it gives the most beautiful effect on my lashes. But I don't like the Clump Defy, this brush hurts me just like you say ^.^
    ...ohh, old grumpy one *haha* You're lashes look really extra-long in this post, so it was worth the pain, at least ;-)

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    1. I remember liking the effect of the original one, but this is only "spin-off" I've tried of the False Lash Effect. The brush is really harsh on my eyes and then they start watering, so it ruins the makeup.

      Well, thank you :)

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  5. Katere žarnice uporabljaš za slikanje?:)

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    1. Uporabljam dve Phillips Economy Twister Cool Daylight 23W (slika: https://instagram.com/p/w1AAkbtuCt/?modal=true , objava o fotografiranju: http://matejasbeautyblog.blogspot.si/2014/08/beauty-blog-photography-on-budget-part.html ). Stanejo približno 6 -7 €, če vidiš dražje pojdi v drugo trgovino, ker cene so all over the place. Najcenejše sem našla v Elektronabavi Novo Mesto :)

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