the new mascara dream team


Remember my favourite, old faithful MaxFactor Eye Brightening Tonal Black Volumising Mascara?  You should do, not only is it a mouthful but I harp on about it enough!  You can read my review here - it's my never fail mascara, but after years of repurchasing I got the itch to shop around and after hearing good reviews online, I settled for Barry M Lash Vegas Blackest Black with Fibres.

On its own, Lash Vegas Fibres was rubbish.  Really hard to work with, gave me stumpy, spidery lashes and a whole lot of mess on my eyelid.  I tried every trick in the book; wiping the excess off, tipping my head right back and looking in the mirror to name it, I just could not get this stuff to apply properly. 

So that was that, and I went back to MaxFactor.

Then I got experimental and wondered what would happen if I used them both as a 2-step application.  And with the MaxFactor used first to provide a fluttery, evenly-coated base (minus the mess everywhere else!) and Lash Vegas thickening up and adding a final oomph the results are perfect.

After many failed attempts to get a photo, you're just going to have to take my word for it.  Let me paint you a eyelashes are fairly short and stubby.  No-one's ever going to wish to have lashes like mine.  But with this new formula I'm pleasantly surprised!  It's still a fairly natural look, but an extra boost on what would otherwise be the best eyelashes I personally can achieve.

Have you tried either of these?  I've heard that the original Lash Vegas could be better...can anyone verify this?!


  1. God I hate the Barry M one! I never thought of pairing it with another mascara, will have to try that out. Then maybe it wont go to waste!

    ​​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie ​ x

  2. Oooh I'm intrigued by this combination! I haven't tried either of these but I'm definitely tempted by the Max Factor mascara, it sounds like just my kind of product :) Xx

    A Blonde Moment


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