When I first laid eyes on Max Factor’s new 2000 Calorie Extreme Mascara, I thought I was experiencing a case of déjà vu. There’s a definite glitch in the Matrix, because this mascara is like the goth version of CoverGirl’s cult classic, LashBlast. The 2000 Calorie Extreme tube is exactly the same as LashBlast’s, just in black – and the wand is a doppleganger for LashBlast’s super-sized applicator brush.
Given the striking similarities, I expected Max Factor’s latest mascara to deliver dramatic, doe-eyed lashes. Instead, 2000 Calorie Extreme’s dry formula fattened up my lashes with a whole lotta clumps.
I even tried wiping excess product off of the brush and separating with a lash comb, post-application. But the mascara still failed to give me LashBlast’s intense, fuss-free fringe.
In summation, if you’re in the market for a fabulous, volumizing drugstore mascara, just buy CoverGirl’s LashBlast.