Very very fattening indeed! And that's what MAX Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara promises to do. This is definitely one of the most hyped drugstore mascara in the US. I have been contemplating to buy this for so long that the price eventually hiked due to currency exchange -- Grrr.... But at RM30 after conversion, the price still isn't too bad so I overlooked the big brush (which was what held me back) and ordered this mascara from Drugstore.Com via sgdrugstore. Paris (MyWomenStuff) recently reviewed the 2000 Calorie Mascara as well but I do wonder if it's the same one since the packaging is different. I know they also have the curved brush version and also a waterproof version so those 2000 Calorie Mascaras may perform differently.
"2000 Calorie fattens up each lash for a dramatic, lush effect that washes off easily with cleanser, or soap and water (but still manages to be smudgeproof, so you don't have to worry about raccoon eyes)."
Read on to see how this mascara fairs. I've included some tips on how to get the best results with this mascara. And it's really not too shabby! Despite the bulky brush I've actually come to be quite fond of this mascara. The formula is a litte thick but it does thicken the lashes and lengthen them without the clumps (unless you do too many coats). The lashes look separated and they curl up even without an eyelash curler. Yes! I did not use an eyelash curler in the photos. Not bad yeah? The mascara doesn't flake or smudge and it's quite gentle to the eyes as well. I haven't tried removing with warm water and soap yet but it does come off rather easily with an eye makeup remover. The brush was somewhat of a turn off but it's not impossible to work with. At least I can still get the lower lashes with the tip of the brush. I have a feeling that this mascara will dry out quite easily because the mascara can get goopy on the brush. I also would not recommend this mascara for droopy lashes since the formula is heavy.
Overall, I think that this is a very good mascara and it has made its way into my bag since my still favorite Rimmel Glam Eyes Mascara is drying up. For the price (USD4.99), it's still definitely worth trying.
The most important thing you have to remember when using this mascara is not to double dip. Once you double dip you WILL have treachearous clumps. So, only ONE dip for each eye. Clear?
First, you apply the mascara on the upper lashes until you get the desired thickness and length. Then, move on to the lower lashes. By the time your done, there should be barely any mascara left on the brush and the mascara on the upper lashes has began to dry. Now, comb through the lashes with the mascara wand and push the lashes up and back. As you do that, the lashes should start to curve up. And you'll get very pretty lashes!
Just don't double dip! No matter how tempting! The lashes won't go any longer. They'll just stick together.