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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Review: Max Factor 2000 Calorie Extreme Mascara

The old version of Max Factor's 2000 Calorie Mascara was one of the first mascaras I ever saw in my Grandmother's bathroom. I was quite intrigued, being a 10 year-old with non-existent eye lashes. I was adopted and my Grandmother, Gammy, was a beautiful all american type lady. And she had Alopecia, a condition that causes you to lose your hair. ANYWAY, she used it and it was one of the first ones I ever used. It was thickening and the blackest black. I have fond memories of experimenting with crushed eye shadow and vaseline in her bathroom. I miss her.

It's been reformulated into 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper ($ since then and I actually am not as pleased as I thought I'd be. The brush is fine, the formula is okay but I wouldn't say it fattens my lashes and really volumizes (for that I say go with L'Oreal Voluminous). It's good at separating but it seems like a regular mascara. Even with 3 coats I still craved more. Overall, not bad, but not awesome either.
That being said, lots of people on Makeup Alley liked it. So you be the judge. Read more reviews at Total Beauty.
Available in:
-403 Blackest-Brown
-402 Black Velvet
-401 Extreme Blackout
(I have not idea what the difference between black velvet and extreme blackout is. Do you?)

Face Candy Grade: B-

2 comments:

Maxine said...

Hi! I just found your blog and love how concise and thorough you are. Very informative!

I've tried the same mascara and it isn't much different from CG's Lash Blast. The results are pretty good for volume. I say give it a few more tries because then the formula really builds up well.

tokyostargirl said...

Hmm.. guess I should try it out and see. I like the regular 2000 calorie mascara. Thanks for the review!

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