25 September 2012

Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara Collection

Did you know that Max Factor's 2000 Calorie Dramatic Volume mascara is 20 years old?!? Nope, me either. This product has been around so long and has so many devoted fans that I'm frankly amazed I haven't tried it before now. It's been given a bit of a makeover, as have the other two products in the 2000 Calorie collection. For the past couple of weeks I've been using all three, courtesy of the brand, to try and figure out what the fuss is about.

L-R: Waterproof, original, curved
While I'm not entirely blown away by the original version, I do think it's a nice, reliable, everyday mascara. The formula is quite dry, and I wouldn't describe the effect as dramatic, but it gives quite a full, soft lash look. You do need several coats, but it builds up well and doesn't go crunchy.

The waterproof version gives similar results but has a thinner brush, which personally I prefer, and comes in a black tube with blue writing. But my pick of the bunch would be the latest addition to the line, 2000 Curved Brush Volume & Curl, which does exactly what it says on the tin. For me, this is the one that really does create a dramatic, flirty flutter - it's what I'm wearing in the photo below, and the one I've been reaching for most often.

All three variants are very reasonably priced at €8.99. Are you a Max Factor mascara fan?


Crosswire Dreamers said...

Your lashes look amazing! I need to buy this! I am in the market for a new mascara, I woud never have though about buying it if I didn't see this.

Laura said...

Wow your lashes look fab! I'd probably go for the curved brush too, the more volume the better! xo

Adele said...

Definitely go for volume when I'm looking for a mascara. Love the effect on your lashes Emma.
Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo

Lila Moonlight said...

Wow that is a dramatic change, my KIKO mascara has to be changed ( 3 months usage limit finished some time ago, but the mascara itself didn't finish as I don't use mascara everyday ) so the curved one is in my shorlist now, I am curious about the Maybelline The Falsies, it has a cute outlook : ) Thanks for your sweet comment by the way :)

Anonymous said...

The difference is really striking! Thanks for this recommendation.


Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Wow, your eyes are gorgeous with the curling mascara! Thanks for the review! I'll have to check this out!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

The Fashion Milkshake said...

Great review!

I thought I got a mini sample of this in the Dutch Glossybox !

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Coco said...

I love that flirty flutter effect! Sweetie when you have some time pls check my last email about the swap. No pressure, just wanna make sure you got it. xoxo

Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

I love their products - I had no clue it was around that long either.
Hope you had fun batting your eye lids Em




little t said...

Definitely trying it! (I never have either)

Emma said...

I've heard so much about this and I've never actually tried it, I think I'd be the same as you liking the curved brush best, it makes your lashes look so long in the photo! I do love the Max Factor Lash Extension Effect, it's one of my favourite everyday mascaras and gives such great length and definition. I do love Mx Factor in general!

Emma x

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Emma, I'm like you! I've never tried or heard of it. HAHAHAHA So bad! Your lashes look great! I think I would like the curved one to! :)

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Sam said...

Hi sweety, thanks for your lovely comment, i really appreciate it. Also, thanks for your honesty regarding all three, I can see the difference in your lashes, the result looks fabulous!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

You eye lashes look amazing! I get sent a ton of stuff as a beauty editor and Laura Mercier is my favorite mascara, but I'm tempted to try this based on your lashes!

xo Mary Jo

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An amazing and great looking mascara. So cute collection.