Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara (Curved Brush)


Today, I am going to introduce you to a recent discovery of mine: Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara with a curved brush.  I used the normal non-curved brush version of this mascara years ago and really liked it.  However, I had completely forgotten about it as there are always so many new exciting mascaras being released which pull me in.  Recently, I noticed there was a curved brush version on the market in the UK. Well, I just had to try it, especially since it was only £5 for a limited time in Superdrug!



Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara Curved Brush comes in a long black tube with shiny red edging and red writing.  

Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara tube










The mascara comes with a curved brush for applying the mascara to the lashes.  You can use the curve to curve your lashes upwards while you apply the mascara.


Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara (curved brush)

Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara (lower part of brush=outer spoon)








Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara (curved brush)

Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara (lower part of brush=inner spoon)










When I apply this mascara,  I like to brush the mascara wand through my lashes against the ‘outer spoon’ shape first (see picture below), as this helps to curve the lashes upwards.  I then turn the wand the other way around and brush through my lashes against the ‘inner spoon’ shape (see picture below) to set the curl and thicken my lashes.  You might find this technique works well for you or you may prefer to apply the mascara differently, depending on how you like your lashes to look.


Lash Effect

I have to say that I have FALLEN IN LOVE again with this mascara! It gives amazing volume to my lashes and fantastic length whilst still keeping them well separated, defined, and of course, topping it all off with a fabulous curl. This mascara is a new favourite that I will definitely be adding to my make-up arsenal from now on!

It can be hard to find a mascara that ticks ‘all the boxes’ so to find such an all-rounder is so fantastic! Whilst everyone’s lashes respond differently to mascaras (what one person loves, another person may loathe), I really recommend trying this out, especially if you can find it on offer :o) .


Try it out for a While

I have found that when using a new mascara, it can take at least a week to decide whether I love or loathe it.  Sometimes it takes a while for your lashes to get used to a new brush shape.  The formula can also be a little runny at the beginning.  These aspects can affect how the mascara applies to your lashes when you first start using it.  I would suggest trying out this mascara (or any other new mascara) for a good week before you decide whether it is the one for you.


Stockists and Price

Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara (curved brush and normal brush versions) costs £7.99 and is available in the UK from Boots, Superdrug and various online retailers.  

Boots and Superdrug often have 3 for 2, buy 1 get one 1/2 price and special discounts, so it is worth looking out for those if you want to try out this mascara at a cheaper price.  This mascara comes in black, brown-black and waterproof for both the curved brush and normal brush versions.


Have you tried this mascara before? Or do you have a different favourite mascara? I’m always on the lookout for new products to try, so I would love to read any suggestions in the comments below.

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