01 October 2011

Avon Super Shock Max Mascara Review

Hello there.

Today I'm going to review Avon's new Super Shock Max Mascara. Here are Avon's claims

"Avon's 1st ever mascara for up to 15x volume. Unique helix brush maximises formula pick-up to give lashes INTENSE volume. WEIGHTLESS FORMULA plumping fibres expand around lashes fro MAXIMUM drama."

I have to say I actually do agree with most of this. I'm always wary of claims including numbers so let's just ignore that 15x volume part! But everything else; yep, seems about right. As you can see it has indeed a "unique helix brush"

It does volumise as you will see below, as well as lengthen. I also agree that the formula is weightless. I was quite surprised at this to be honest! Because the brush is so large (see pic below for size comparison to my eye!) I was expecting for the brush to be overloaded with product - but it wasn't. On the lashes it is not at all heavy which is great. Also I didn't find it to feel too hard or crunchy on the lashes.

Now lets get onto the results. Here we go.

Naked Lashes
Left: 1 Coat                        Right: 0 Coats
I think one single coat is the one where volume increases.

Left: 2 Coats                    Right: 0 Coats
 Here after the second coat you can see the lengthening aspect. As you can see on the inside corner of my left eye it seems to look a bit funny. This is partly the way my lashes are and partly because the brush is so big it's a bit harder to get into small places like here.

2 Coats
Up close, 2 coats look a bit spidery but below in the face shot you can see it's not so noticeable. I just like to get up in yo faces for photos!! One negative I have with the mascara is that no matter how careful I am, chances are I will end up tipping the brush off my eyelid (as you can see above to the right inner corner) Now I am fairly "handsey" when applying mascara. I like to twist, squiggly, zig zag and basically just get rightly in there. I am fairly careful though but I find it almost always happens. I think it's because of the size of the wand which is a bit annoying. Nothing a q-tip can't fix though!

2 Coats
2 Coats

Over all I am happy with this mascara. It adds both volume and length which is fairly rare in a mascara. The mostly noticeable thing about this mascara in my opinion is the way it feels so light yet has brilliant lengthening and separating power. I find the wand a tad too big though as I need to be more controlled with application.

 Avon's Super Shock Max Mascara is priced at €13 full price but if you're interested in trying it out, make sure to keep an eye out for offers. That's one thing Avon are great for!! HERE is the latest catalogue (as pictured below, where the mascara is on offer for €7.50!) 

If you need a rep to order from, want to view or request a brochure or want to become an Avon Representative (seller) yourself have a look HERE

It comes in two shades - Black or Brown/Black. (I tried black) It is hypoallergenic and opthalmologist-tested so it's great for those with sensitive eyes. Have you tried this baby!!? (I know, I have to stop saying things like that!!)


This product was sent to me for free from Avon's PR Team for reviewing purposes. All opinions above are completely my own, 100% honest thoughts on the product.

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