Thursday, 13 June 2013

Max Factor: Waterproof Masterpiece Mascara Review

Hello my lovlies! 
Today I have a review of the Masterpiece Mascara in Waterproof for you.
I bought this mascara at the airport (you can find my haul post here) so I've had it just under a month, and have used it practically everyday, so I have a pretty good understanding of it! 

First off, apologies for the eyebrows! After my holiday they're have a bit of a growth spurt so I'm trying to grow them a little bit.

It's got quite a think but loose consistency. You have to be pretty gentle with you lashes, as it's pretty easy to get it on your lid, unfortunately! 
It has good staying power and doesn't flake off during the day. I like wearing waterproof because of my hayfever, and this doesn't budge. It gives my lashes a bit of length and quite a bit of volume. It can be quite clumpy though after the first coat, I tend to apply a different mascara which helps to comb off the excess.
Time for photos! 

Here are my lashes without mascara on, they're just been curled and I tightlined my waterline a little bit.

Here is one coat of mascara, with a very light coat on my bottom lashes too. As you can see, there's a nice bit of length volume. Very natural looking.

Here is a picture with a second coat added to the top lashes. As you can see it's added more length but looks pretty clumpy/stuck together. Now, some people like their eyelashes looking like this, which is perfectly fine! I just like mine to be all seperated, however I'd still wear them like this, if I didn't have time to sort it out :P 
Using a third coat is a bit of a mess and I wouldn't suggest it. They get pretty awful where the formula is pretty wet.

Overall, this is a good mascara, providing you looking for a natural amount of length and volume, and aren't looking to layer it up too much. Saying that, it might be a bit better when the product starts drying a bit. I'll update this post in a month or so.
I don't know if I would repurchase this again, as I find myself using another mascara with it, I paid £9.99 for this mascara which is a lot for me! 
*UPDATE* I have now ran out of this mascara, and it did improve after a couple of months when the formula became less wet. It was a pretty darn good mascara! I would repurchase it again, however, I would repurchase it a couple of months before I needed it, to help it solidify a bit. :)
You can find it here on the Boots website or here on the Superdrug website.

Until next time! 

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Max Factor: Mini Boots Haul + Free Goodies!

Hello my lovlies!
Today I have for you another little haul.
I bought this all at the airport before my flight, as I was in need of a waterproof mascara, and the one I had got before was rubbish. I then noticed that if you spent at least £15 on on Max Factor products you get a little box of goodies for free. I couldn't resist! Apologies for the state of the box, it got a bit battered in my suitcase :( 

Masterpiece Waterproof Mascara: £9.99
Really pleased with this purchase, I'll be reviewing this soon, just need to take a few photos first. :)
Glossfinity Nail Polish in 55 Angel Nails: £5.99
There wasn't much of a choice, this was probably the one I'd wear mostly out of the ones they had. I was after a new liquid eyeliner but none of them were sealed (one of my peeves! Why have they stopped putting the cellophane on make up! I would like to know if the makeup I'm thinking of purchasing has been infected by people! Rant over :P).

Now onto this little beauty. I was a little dubious of getting it at first, but when I saw what was in it, I definitely couldn't resist.

Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick in Foxy Amber. This is a full size which retails for £6.99 in Boots.
I haven't warn this yet but I've swatched it on my hand, it's a pretty pinky red shade. Perfect for summer :) 

Max Effect Mini Nail Polish in Deep Coral. This is also a full size and retails £3.99.
I wouldn't normally go for a polish this shade, however I've swatched it on a nail wheel and it's a super beautiful orangey red. Will have to see if it suits my skin tone though.

Max Effect Mono Eye Shadow in Creme Champagne. This is once again, a full size, which retails at £4.99.
This is another beautiful colour! Looking forward to trying this out.

 Masterpiece Max High Volume & Definition Mascara. This is a sample size of 5.3ml. The full size retails for £9.99. So the sample is worth around £7? (According to the boots website its £13.88 per 10 ml.)
I haven't tried this out, but I've heard a lot of great things about Max Factor mascaras. 

All in all I think this was a pretty successful haul! A lot of exciting things to try :)
And with about £23ish worth of free products? Not too shabby, I must say! 

Until next time