Review: Max Factor Masterpiece Transform Mascara - Nouchaline

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Review: Max Factor Masterpiece Transform Mascara

Ever since I saw Lily Pebbles talk about the latest mascara from Max Factor called the "Masterpiece Transform High Impact Volumising Mascara", I just knew I had to get my hands on it. The gold and black packaging was just calling out my name, and after I found out that the bristles are plastic (and somehow similar looking to the L'Oreal Telescopic mascara- thin plastic wand and bristles), it was just a matter of time that the mascara would find itself in my basket and on its way to the check-out counter. I've been testing out this product for around two weeks so that I can give you an honest review. To cut the story short, I'm not a fan. Everything about it made it seem that I would like it, but the reality is far from it, dare I say, I hate it. It manages to mush my lashes together to form a clumptastic mess. The shape of the bristle head makes it really hard to get into the inner corner of the eye, although it nicely coats the outer corner lashes. The formula is a little too wet for my taste which makes it really hard to use. It  also did not add volume to my lashes as it said it would. Every time I would reach for this mascara I ended up regretting it. Since I own many mascaras that I hated at first and then loved (like the Maybelline Rocket), I decided to give it another chance to dry out a bit... used it again, didn't like it. I also tried to use it on top of a separating mascara, this wasn't so bad... but still not really worth it. Two weeks have passed by, and I still haven't warmed up to this mascara, it's a shame really because I've been a fan of other ones from this brand.

Packaging: Gorgeous.

Formula: Runny, very wet. Not water proof.

Bristles: Small plastic bristles that alternate in size (small to big then big to large).

Volume: No proper volume on its own. Acceptable volume when used after a separating mascara.

Length: Average lengthening ability.

Clumpiness: Oh.My.Clumps. Not acceptable!

Staying Power: Not bad, stayed on almost all day without flaking off.

Final Look: After figuring out how to use it, you get an acceptable look that's borderline "spider lashes".

Rating: 2.5/5 If you like drier formulas, you won't be a fan, but if you're all about the wet formula then you will love it!

Have you given this mascara a try? What are your thoughts?

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  1. As a fact, I like how the lashes look with the mascara :D

    1. Yea after hours of trying to figure out how to use it, it's not so bad. Definitely not worth it though for me :P I'll wait for it to dry out a bit!


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