Reviews for 2000 Calorie Mascara by Max Factor
Rating: Dec 22, 2013 7:11am
Great natural look
I may have bought a mascara that had been on the store's shelves for too long because when I opened the tube, the mascara was a bit dry. I managed to get two weeks of wear out of it before it became unusable. In that short time, I liked using this mascara, despite its dryness.
A couple of coats didn't give my lashes much volume or definition, but if I kept layering the mascara without waiting for each coat to dry, I ended up with good definition. I never experienced any flakiness or smudges. I purchased this mascara with the straight brush, and it made application much easier than other mascaras I've used with chunkier and/or curved brushes.
Rating: Dec 13, 2013 5:41pm
Good but is nothing to rave about
It works, lengthen my lashes nicely without clumping but not something I rave about. Have tried countless of mascaras and this is just about average.
Rating: Sep 25, 2013 11:55am
all time favorite
This mascara has never let me down!,
I love the big brush and how i can build it up to big fat lashes or keep them long and simple but always looking plump and amazing.
Rating: Mar 18, 2013 11:13pm
Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara - Cult Product
Both the straight and curved brush versions are HG material - they're effects are similar but for me the curved brush works better. This is the best ever mascara, a true cult product and the best ever kept secret. Trust me, this is unbeatable.
The trick to getting - and you will with this mascara - defined, separated, false effect, full, thick, dramatic lashes is to keep applying until you get your desired effect. Buildable and non-clumping, you can fix mistakes and go bolder easily. Does not smudge or flake. Can be touched up easy later on in the day.
You must try this one xo
Rating: Mar 5, 2013 10:58am
I was really, really impressed with the rich colour and lash definition of this mascara - super, super dark glossy black and the brush really got to each lash individually. Two quick, light coats give an amazing dramtaic look, which is important to me as I'd rather have 5 more minutes to sleep in in the morning than spend that time on my make-up!
It's really easy to remove - even with just make-up wipes. I usually wear tubing or waterproof mascara, which can take a bit of effort to get off, so my evening cleansing routine is a bit gentler and quicker when I wear the Max Factor.
The only (very slight!) complaint I have is that by lunchtime, there's some transfer to under my eyes, even though I don't put the mascara on my lower lashes. As long as I remember to check in the bathroom mirror during the work day and fix with a quick wipe of a tissue, I can accept that tradeoff for the colour payoff!
I wouldn't recommend wearing this if you're expecting to get sweaty or be out in the rain (it will definitely run!) but overall a great mascara for an air-conditioned office or restaurant.
Rating: Feb 24, 2013 12:27pm
2000 Calorie Mascara
Because I have sensitive eyes which water and itch easily, I do not usually wear mascara to work by day, instead opting to wear it at night time when I go out somewhere special. None-the-less I was excited to try Max Factor's 2000 Calorie Mascara. I am happy to announce that 2000 Calorie Mascara has completely changed my attitude toward Max Factor mascaras because a few years ago I purchased their Masterpiece MAX mascara and was not happy with the result, but this formula is effective and truly does what it promises to. This fabulous formula is designed to volumise and enhance lashes by up to 300% and from my first application, 2000 Calorie did just that. After a single coat, my lashes were out of this world: thick, separated, noticeable, long and clump-free. The brush head is a little thicker than a brush on a standard mascara wand but it is still easy to manoeuvre around the top and bottom lashes (including the small lashes on the inner and outer corners). For a beautiful natural look, I would advise applying just the one coat because it was more than sufficient, but for an extra enhanced look then two coats is a must! While the regular formula is not waterproof or smudge-proof, I found that once this dries, it sets beautifully and lasts all day without smudging or marking the skin. asmentioned ealier, I do experience sensitive eyes which itch and water often but luckily 2000 Calorie mascara did not upset or affect them in any way. When using a good eye makeup remover, the formula comes off lashes in seconds, without pulling the skin or leaving residue. 2000 Calorie mascara is enriched with patented liquid crystals and a wax-in-water emulsion to ensure the formula stays thick. While this is available in Black, Black-Brown and waterproof formulas, I would love to see this released in brown, plum and navy blue colours as well to complete the collection. I am super impressed by 2000 Calorie and will certainly consider purchasing this in the future.
Rating: Feb 21, 2013 12:35pm
Dramatic ... No need for false lashes if you have got Maxfactor 2000 calorie mascara
This mascara is great value. Just needed One coat to instantly lengthen and volumise my lashes. I have naturally long lashes but this mascara added extra drama to my lashes .
It does not clump and does not flake. The formula is a dry formula therefore does not weigh down my lashes.
It is longlasting and lasted the whole day without flaking. I love the fact that is buildabale as in you can coat two to three coats for a more dramatic night time party wear but just one coat for a daytime look.
I also find the black mascara is really pigmented as in its the blackest black mascara I have ever used . The pigment really defines your lashes and gives oomph to even the lightest/faint lashes.
I have straight lashes therefore I sometimes curl them using a lash curler I found this mascara really hold my curls and does not weigh down my lashes.
I can positively say that it gave me a fasle lash effect on my long lashes and i was quite happy with that as I am rather clumsy and It takes me ages to wear false lashes . This mascara saves me heaps of time as I can get false lash effect without the need to spend around 20 minutes trying to apply false lashes.
The only downside I found to this mascara is that the brush for me was rather big therefore I really had to be cautious when applying the mascara inorder to avoid smudging mascara on my eyelids and ruining my eyeshadow. I give this mascara 4 stars
Rating: Jan 29, 2013 7:26pm
Not exactly 2000 calories for my lashes
It's an ok mascara that gives a little volume and length without clumping the lashes; however, over the last 6years of testing numerous beauty products, I have found and tried others that do a much better job than this. I
Rating: Jan 15, 2013 7:25pm
When I first used this I wasn't impressed - but I have changed my mind. If your lashes are poker straight and not that visible like mine are, you will get the best results by curling lashes well, and then applying the mascara in quick, continuous strokes.
Volume and length will be built up nicely (but don't expect anything miraculous) as long as you do this - if you apply one coat and then wait before adding another, the results aren't as good.
It's a decent mascara overall, but I wouldn't purchase again as I'm still on the search for an amazing mascara rather than a decent one.
Rating: Sep 10, 2012 6:09pm
This is my favourite mascara ever. I keep buying and trying the new ones that come on the market, but I always end up coming back to this one because its so lovely and dependable. It always works and always looks good. I will probably keep buying new mascaras, but it would have to be something pretty special for me to move on from this little gem.