Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Max Factor Lash Extension Effect (washable waterproof) & MUS Vanilla



I'm SO happy! My lovely blogger friend sent me this new mascara from Max Factor. This washable waterproof version is not available in Finland yet. Thank you so much Ana (Lipstick and Lightsabers). I got this mascara today, so these are just first impressions.
  • Brush is easy to use: slim and long.
  • Separates & lengtens, doesn't give that much volume.
  • washes off easily with JUST water! This is water-soluable, not "tube" thing (water really "melts" this :-O).
Is it waterproof? I don't know yet (but don't swim with this :D). Does it keep the curl? Don't know yet, but I doubt...

Sain tänään bloggari-ystävältäni Analta (maksoin siis toki itse) Max Factorin uuden Lash Extension Effect mascaran washable waterproof-versiona. Tavallinenhan on Suomessakin jo saatavilla ja tämän pitäisi kyllä myöhemmin tulla myös. Tässä ensimmäiset tuntemukset:


  • Harja on pitkä ja kapea, ei suttaa yhtään!
  • Erottelee ja pidentää, ei niinkään tuuhenna.
  • Lähtee helposti pois PELKÄLLÄ vedellä! On tosiaan vesiliukoinen (oikein "sulaa" vedessä), ei ole siis ns. tuubimascara.
Onko "vedenkestävä"? En tiedä vielä (mutta älä ainakaan uimaan tämän kanssa mene :D). Pitääkö taivutukset wp:n veroisesti? En tiedä mutta epäilen... Kerron toki parin viikon jälkeen tarkemmin!

Here are my first pictures with LEE, I really love this mascara so you'll see it my EOTD's :D
picture 1: Poor Nea & practically non-excistant lashes... :P

Tässä ensimmäiset kuvat kera LEE:n, ihana on eli käytän varmasti jatkossa meikkikuvissa.

Kuva 1: Nea-raukka ja olemattomat ripset ;D




picture 2: curled lashes
Kuva 2: Taivutetut ripset



picture 3: With Lash Extension effect wwp
Kuva 3: Lash Extension Effect wwp:n kera





I have a question for you, my lovely readers: Are mascaras sealed in your country? Please tell your country with your reply too. This was sealed (from UK) and I've seen sealed ones in USA, Hong Kong... But NOT in Finland and I think that's disgusting. I've mailed the companies several times about this issue but nothing happened! I don't want to buy a mascara someone has already tested :P GOSH and Isadora are the companies who seal the products but L'Oreal, Max Factor etc do not. I'll never buy unsealed mascara again!

Kyselin samalla vielä ulkomaalaisilta, sinetöidäänkö mascarat heidän kotimaassaan. Ottaa nimittäin ihan suunnattomasti päähän, että täällä ne (mm. Max Factor ja L'Oreal) ovat vapaasti avattavissa ja räplättävissä! Hyi. Olen maahantuojille jo vuosia asiasta kirjoittanut ja ihan ystävällisesti vastaavat, että ei sinetöidä ei. No pitäkööt mascaransa, hankin ne nykyään muualta :D




I wanted to show you MUS Vanilla eyeliner too, this is one the pencils I use in "inner V". To bring light to the inner corner to the eye (see EOTD below).

Esittelenpä samalla MUS Vanilla meikkikynäni, tämä on yksi kynistä joita käytän ns. Inner V:ssä eli piirrän pienen v:n silmän sisänurkkaan valoa tuomaan.
Tarkoitus toki on, ettei viiva näy (ks. alla).






-Detrivore primer
-MUS Vanilla (inner v)
-Mum Mum's Spring dew (inner corner)
-Mum Mum's Jade (lid)
-Mum Mum's Emerald Forest (crease, lower lashline)
-MAC Blitz&Glitz fluidline
-Dior Iconic mascara (this was the last time i used this and won't buy again, it was ok but I have better ones).

Thanks for looking & commenting!

17 comments:

  1. I've got to gush on your nail polish here for a second :) It's BEAUTIFUL!

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  2. Isabelle:
    It is! I got even compliments today :D It's really darker than in this photo, flash makes it lighter...

    For new readers: It's Mavala's New York :)

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  3. Nea- The mascaras I've purchased have mostly been drugstore mascaras and those are almost always sealed. The high-end mascaras I've purchased have come in a box and I don't believe they are sealed. It's been along time since purchasing a high-end mascara, so it may hve changed. I'm in the US.

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  4. The mascaras I've bought from Finland haven't had seal but a tape around them so you can't open the tube without breaking it which you will notice before heading to counter. At least Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express has that tape (had to check, I still have one unopened and yeah, has tape around it).

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  5. I don't think they're sealed, hmm (I'm from Slovenia, just can't remember) but I always take the last one in the row just to be sure:)

    LOvely MU, the diffrence with and without mascara is clearly visible!

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  6. I think all mascaras are sealed here in the USA.

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  7. Mä tykkään kanssa siitä, miten jenkeissä mascarat tulee marketeissa sinetöitynä, yleensä vielä ei vain muovi avauskohdan ympärillä vaan ihan kunnon paketissa, että tietää, ettei niitä ole kokeiltu varmasti. Mutta jenkkien drug storeissa on myös se julmetun ärsyttävä puoli, että niillä harvoin on testereitä (etenkään meikkivoiteissa), joten ihan silmäarvion perusteella saa tuotteensa ostaa.

    Voin muuten yhtä tuskaasi olemattomista ripsistä. Näillä omilla räpsyttimillä on ihan kiitettävästi kyllä mittaa, mutta väriltään ovat niin olemattomat että ei ole tosikaan :D

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  8. That's quite a change! Is the mascara a keeper, let us know! :) I live in U.S. and as far as I know mascaras come in packages. I personally use Covergirl Lashblast and it always comes it a package. I wouldn't buy anything that someone else previously tested/used, that's gross! I wonder why they don't seal mascaras in Finland, that's interesting.

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  9. I think the mascara looks great on you!

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  10. You ask a tricky question. Take one brand like Bourjois in my country (France). Some are sealed. Some aren't. It depends where you buy them. Unsealed in some stores like Monoprix, under blister in supermarkets.
    As Max Factor isn't available in France, I order my mascara online at US stores (since I'm wearing 2000 calories) and it always arrive in a blister.
    Whatever happens, I don't buy stuff that is unboxed/unsealed/not under blister. I remember seeing a full ray of "Prestige" My Biggest Lashes with the seals destroyed (and the mascara probably open and tested). I had to pick the only one that was untouched and still sealed. I will never know why the hell they opened everything. Girls are so disgusting and gross sometimes. Piggies deserve a big spank.


    Anyway, I love the effect of this mascara and I'm amazed by the final result and the miracle it makes on your lashes. Also curling the lashes seems to really work! I've never done that. I'm too lazy, I suppose. Or maybe I'm fine with my lashes as they are with just 2 coats of mascara. Who knows. To tell the truth, I'm a bit afraid of the tool. :D

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  11. Pretty much all our mascaras here in Australia are in some sort of package that's hard to open, though some brands like Bourjois and really cheapy brands just have the mascaras out by themselves on display D:

    That Vanilla pencil looks like it'd be quite good for the waterline, and the mascara reminds me of my Avon Supershock one. I read a UK blog the other day and she put on 5 layers of the Lash Extension Effect mascara and it looked GORGEOUS :D just in case you want a more dramatic effect

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  12. Hyvä kysymys! Meillä Ranskassa kaikki kosmetiikka on paketoitu ruokamarketeissa (Maybelline, L'oreal ym) mutta esim. Sephoralla ei... Ja kun olin heillä töissä, monet asiakkaat valittivat, että ostamansa ripsari oli jo kuiva. Eli kannattaa ostaa ruoka marketista, jossain hypermarketeissa saa varsinkin uutuuksista hyvät alennukset kanta-asikas korteilla!

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  13. You have indeed found a great mascara, looks great on you.
    I haven't really taken notice of sealed products (okay, I admit it, I'm not that observant). But mascaras are definitely sealed, expensive ones or cheap ones.

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  14. Unsealed cosmetics gross me out to the max. Most mascaras here come in a lot of packaging, but lots, if not most, of polishes and glosses are unsealed. I CAN NOT buy unsealed gloss, it's too disgusting.

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  15. I'm in the US and pretty much every type of mascara I've seen (drug store brands, haven't bought high-end in years) has been sealed. They come on a cardboard backing with a plastic blister/bubble holding the mascara in.

    That looks like a cool mascara brush, I like the long thin brushes.

    And I love the look of that Vanilla pencil! I like to use a soft buttery yellow color like that (Flaxen matte by Aromaleigh) for highlighting, as sometimes white looks too harsh. Really nice color with your eyes and skin tone, and I love how you placed it!

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  16. Thank you for replies!

    Ella Runciter:
    Vanilla is a lot like AL Flaxen, I really like Flaxen too!

    S:
    Jee, ripsisiskoni ;) Kokeilin joskus värjätäkin mutta ei ollut vaivan arvoista, nämä ovat niin hennot ja suorat ettei pelkkä väri paljoa auta :D

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  17. Well, this unsealed mascara problem is probably quite common in northern side of Europe. I've seen that in Estonian stores mascaras are not manufacturally sealed(Max Factor, Loreal). But sometimes they have been wrapped with adhesive tape(probably in same store)- in some point it's good, but this tape-thing is annoying too, cause it's really hard to remove it.

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