The brand new duel ended mascaras, Excess Volume and Big Eyes by Max Factor and Maybelline!! OUT TOMORROW!!
Now I received these as gifts from the conpanies as I'm the beauty specialist at superdrug, and so I figured why not share my knowledge and experience of these little beauties so you can make an informed purchase! Bare in mind here that both Rimmel and Collection have also launched a new mascara that goes live tomorrow and will be battling for number one alongside these 2!
Ok first up!
I was dubious when I went to try this, I'm not gonna lie, I'm put off Max factor mascaras for 2 reasons, the price and the chemical smell they seem to have. Now, the price I can get over but I don't like having strongly smelling things near my eyeballs thank you very much however this particular mascara doesn't have an odour which is awesome!! Hi 5 Max factor on that one. Secondly OMG this mascara is AMAZING!! Using the Extreme volume end (step 1) really makes my lashes pop! They're curled, thick, full and feathery looking it's literally amazing and the Dark Laquere side (step 2) makes my lashes the blackest black there ever was... If such a thing exists!! My only critism of this is the dark laquere end is a bit sticky... But to be honest the magic is all in the extreme volume end!!!
Maybelline's Big Eyes mascara is just as amazing! The brush for the upper lashes makes my lashes spread out evenly and look fuller and the brush designed for the lower lashes is the greatest thing since... I dunno, pizza? And I like me some pizza... It's just an amazing brush! Again my only critism with this is the upper lash brush is one of those that puts a bit too much product on your lashes and doesnt have very well spaced out bristles so once more the magic is in the other end of the tube!! But saying that it's still a great mascara! I used to use Maybelline's great lash for my lower lashes as all other brushes would be too big and so id splodge mascara all over my face, this is just revolutionary! Because it's such a small, fine bristled, well designed brush that separating your lower lashes has never been so easy! I suppose it does what it says on the tube! The ability to fully seperate and volumise both sets of lashes really does make eyes appear bigger!!!
So which should you buy?!
Like most things it's down to preference! But if it was my choice, I'd get both to be honest and use the Extreme volume end from Max Factor on my upper lashes and the Lower lashes brush from Big Eyes by Maybelline on my bottom lashes for the perfect lashes for a night out, day at work or just chillin with friends.
So when you go into Boots or Superdrug tomorrow pick one (or both) up and try it out for yourself! Trust me, you will not be dissapointed!!