Avon Mega Effects Mascara Review

Friday, 14 February 2014

Today I'm reviewing the Mega Effects Mascara by Avon. I have to be honest and say I brought it purely because of it's different design and uniqueness in comparision to normal mascaras. This mascara claims to 'provide panoramic volume and corner to corner coverage for dramatic definition' as well as being 'flake-proof and sweat-proof''.

The packaging is very different to most, on the opposite end of the applictor is a handle which is moveable, so you're able to bend in order to apply the product as easily as possible. This design means you apply it from holding the handle in front of the eye, rather than the side like most mascaras. Although the design is exciting at first, it soon becomes apparent why all mascara's are wands, and not like this one. The handle is very hard to remove and feels as if you're going to end up tugging and having it fly across your room. You then go to apply the mascara and your problems continue. The bristles are supposed to tug on your lashes to give the volumised look, but I found no matter what I did, I ended up with some on my lid, and just below my bottom lashes too. The last thing I want to be doing is using a Q-tip to remove mascata from my entire eye area. The formula is fairly wet too which just makes this issue worse. Finally, as you can see from the photo, the shape of the brush meant I struggled to get any product on my inner lashes. Although the mascara works and does the job, it costs a lot at £10.00 for 9ml and it's just far too much hassle for an overall not amazing finish.


  1. I agree with you it seems like a lot of work and the the results aren't quite worth it, I have to admit that the brush and technique is a bit too outlandish for me so I think I'll pass on this one. Thanks for the honest review :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  2. that's a shame that it didn't work very well with you.. i think i'll just stick to my bourjois mascara!

    love Katy @ THE RAWRDROBE

  3. interesting design, but definitely seems like too much effort for a mascara! Your lashes look nice though!

  4. Shame that you weren't too impressed with this, the design looks really intruiging but not something I'd want to make an effort with first thing in the morning x


  5. It looks so unusual, shame it's not the best!


  6. It looks very interesting but definitely doesn't sound too good - too much hassle! It's a shame! x

    Kathryn | effievanity

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing lovely, I don't think I'd get along with this product as I much prefer the wand style applicator!

    Elizabeth x | Candyfloss Curls, Cupcakes & Couture

  9. It definitely looks like a pain, but you have to admit it looks pretty cool though (:
    ~Makaela at www.makaelassuitcase.blogspot.com

  10. It looks interesting, too bad it doesn't work though.
    The idea behind it seems god though.


  11. This brush is very interesting. The brush does look impossible to use though. Good review.


  12. Thanks so much for the review - I agree, it looks like a lot of hassle. I suppose they are trying to do something outside of the box, so credit where credit is due - but I'm not a fan of the finish on your inner lashes. A shame as, the mascara world could use a - forgive the pun - makeover!

    Hattie x


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