You might remember Chloe and myself put together a collaboration post about Maybelline's newest lash batter Big Eyes - you can see that review here. Well today I'm teaming up with one of my genuinely favourite Irish Youtubers right now (you'll see why in a mo), Laura from MyMakeUpPerspective to bring you a collab post and with a difference. Summat to watch and summat to read - take it away Laura:
*Waves up at Laura, Brady Bunch Style*
Well my hilarious Pal, I'll tell you what I think. I think you covered all bases brilliantly. Including the infuriating opening process for Excess Volume - Why do you hate our nails, Beauty Packaging Designers? WHY?!
|Max Factor Excess Volume Extreme Impact Mascara Brush 1 & 2|
As Laura as already pointed out - 'The WAND on that!'
Laura is right on the money about the steps being apparently mixed up. With Step One: Extreme Volume, I found the mascara separated and lengthened my lashes rather than gave them any real volume. That's not a bad thing, it's just not what it said on the ginormous tube.
Step 2: Dark Laquer is where the real magic with this mascara lies for me. Pumping up the volume with a drier formulation than the 'laquer' name implies, this is where you see a real lash transformation. Slightly clumpy but only in a good way, my lashes were boosted and felt as swishy as they would had I applied falsies.
Now here's the clincher for me. Max Factor Extreme Volume certainly works - you can see on Laura's lashes above and in some of her more recent videos - her lashes are be-a-YOOT-iful. For me? It works just a little too well.
I have naturally long and curled lashes - I know #firstworldproblem but with this mascara I spent the day blinking several times to separate my lashes as they were just too long. Raising your brows and widening your eyes wildly at everyone passing you in an office corridor is not advisable by the by.
Here's another little sumthin' I wasn't going to tell - the night I went to Beyoncé last week? I never removed my make up. I know, I know, awful but I have a bandy back and zero flutes to give. I was up at the crack of dawn for work and never once touched my mascara - wanna see 36 hours wear?
Look. At. That. Perfectly separated, no longer sticking together, no fall out, no spider legs, no lash breakage. Now I'm not for one minute suggesting you do the same but seriously - isn't that something?! It's definitely a tell tale sign of a lasting product if ever there were one.
All in all, this is a cracker of a mascara. Although too large (Police Man's truncheon large) to be toting about with you, if you're looking for extreme lashes, this is where you'll get them.
The fact that I have a bajillion and 4 mascaras meant I didn't have to hold onto this one, I can't be doing with Daisy the Cow and/or Asylum Escapee impressions in work but I did regift to a colleague of mine with shorter lashes and she is in the actual love. Compliment total on her lashes at last count? 6 over two days.
You'll pick up Max Factor Excess Volume at Boots for €12.49, they're on 3 for 2 at the minute.
Tell us, have you tried this bad boy out yet? Will you?
Can we have a little love for Laura too? Truly her naturally hilarious and straight to the point reviews are a highlight of Youtube for me these days. Be sure to pop by and show here a lil' subby love - you won't regret it.