MAX Factor 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper ($9.98) is designed to give you voluminous lashes with lots of length. The brush is a patented “Fat-Wrap Brush,” which is a brush with plastic bristles that “flex” a bit. According to MAX Factor, it contains 67% more bristles than MAX Factor Volume Couture Mascara. The mascara is available in three shades: Extreme Blackout (blackest black), Black Velvet (soft black), and Blackest Brown (black-brown), and it is available in a waterproof formula.
I tested out the Extreme Blackout shade (seriously, why bother with anything but the blackest mascara?!), and I was pretty impressed by how quickly I was able to get super-black, length-y lashes. The brush is fairly large so it isn’t quite so easy to get mascara on the bottom lashes, but I managed to do so without a streak of black on my face, so it’s definitely do-able. It’s just not optimal, you know?
The depth of the black was very dark–definitely up to par–and the brush maneuvered well enough. I would say that this mascara does tend to clump up a bit on me, so I definitely advise you to take a tissue to the brush before you apply, so you don’t over-apply. The mascara gave my lashes good lengthening, and it did give some thickening, but I ended up having to comb a lot of it out to make sure it wasn’t clumpy. It did give my lashes a natural curl, though, which is a huge plus! I really liked the formula overall, and I’d recommend it for those who need a lot of length and some curl.
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