Rated 4.17 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Worth it
I never buy high-end mascaras, just because they only last for 3 months once opened. However, I finally decided to take a risk and get a fairly expensive MAC mascara. I asked the lady at the MAC store for a mascara that gave length and volume, but was still wearable because I go to school. She told me to get this, and so I did.. and I just LOVE it! It's perfect. I waited to get home to try it because I was trying out a new mascara while I bought it. It's so easy to use and turns my short, straight asian lashes into beautiful, natural-looking and healthy lashes! I wish I got the name of the MAC lady, I wanna thank her. Anyway, this definitely changed my perspective about high-end mascaras. :)
Most Helpful Critical Review Definitely not my new favorite...
My previous favorite was a "gentle waterproof" mascara that another company discontinued. It washed off with my regular face wash, stayed put, and didn't bleed down my face when I cried. The Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara was offered as a similar product when I went to MAC looking for a replacement, and I have had SO many issues with it. First of all, if it's freezing out, sure, it doesn't come off when you cry. Over 100 degrees in a Phoenix summer? Might as well have poured black paint down my face. "Warm water" is all you need to get it off, which is apparently also the exact temperature of tears in the blistering desert sun. Yay. When not bawling my eyes out, this just flakes off in big clumps that find their way into my eyes and make them blood red (not exaggerating, was accused of having pink eye it was so bad), irritates the heck out of them, ruins my contacts, then I have to go out with naked lashes for a week to allow time for my eyes to calm down. Apparently I don't learn from my mistakes, because I have now been through this cycle 4 times. #smart.
When not falling off your eyes or melting in the summer sun, it does look great though! Just the right mix of natural and bold. Just wish it was a better product..
Reviewed by 222 customers Classic black
DeeDoll from Houston Texas
BINGO!! By far this is my favorite mascara! My lashes appear longer, fuller, nicely separated, NO clunking or smearing. I work in a medical group. I wear a mask and face shield. My eyes are the only visible part of my face. My eyes must look, bright, cheerful and calming all day.
Perfect mascara for short lashes
FC Artistry from Napa,CA
The spoolie on this mascara helps the formula build on top of your lashes. The lash effect this gives is separating and defining each lash while lengthening them. I use this for my lower lashes whenever I use falsies to balance my eye look. The waterproof formula also helps for those who mascara tends to wear off a bit faster as this is very resistant to breaking down. I rated 4 stars since I have full lashes the formula being so buildable sometimes tends to drag the top lashes a bit down by how heavy it can be.
THE BUCK STOPS HERE!
Kris from Buffalo, MN
I'm 54 yo & have been wearing mascara since I was 14 yo. That being said, I have purchased, tried, thrown away, thought I had found the best. NO, THIS IS THE BEST MASCARA!!
This Mascara separates your eyelashes. (no more pins. lol) applies evenly thin-medium layers so your able to stop at this point for "everyday look". Add more layers for more dramatic lashes. (each layer added continues to go on evenly.) I will generally wait a bit before my next layer but not until dried. I am NEVER without. I keep spares in a drawer. Give it a try, I KNOW you won't be disappointed.
Leah from Colorado
I love the applicator on this it makes it easy to apply. The mascara doesn't flake or smear. If I want a more dramatic look I just add more layers. If I want a natural look I keep it to one or two layers.
Second best mascara
Jannette from California
after the sudden discontinuation of zoom lash, I was forced to try this mascara and Surprisingly I'm very pleased with it. Stays on, looks natural, doesn't run, and best of call, comes of easily!!
Heather from Space Coast Florida
Normally I use Clinique workout mascara because it is a skinny brush. It dries out rather quick in the tube so it was excited to read reviews that this mascara had a thin brush. It is so watery, it doesn't build and it isn't resistant so I rubs off easily. Not good for FL humidity. Rather disappointing because MAC is a favorite product line just not this.
Not the replacement!
Disappointed! from Atlanta, GA
I bought this mascara because I was told that it would be a good replacement for Upward Lash, which I have used for years and have LOVED! It is NOT a good replacement at all! My lashes stuck together too easily and didn't look natural, the formula is drying and irritates my eyes, and it is hard to get off (even though I have tried the 'soak'). I will be changing to another brand altogether, maybe even back to my cheap Cover Girl waterproof because it did work better until I was won over by Upward Lash.
Sookee from Wisconsin
I have tried every mascara out there; the extended play by mac is my holy grail for my lower lash line. I have invisible lashes, so mascara is a must, moreover, it has to be a one and done for me and this is it. I should note I do use a different mascara on the upper lashes.
Best for lower lashes!
Jess from Los Angeles
This is my new holy grail for my lower lashes! It truly does an amazing job of lengthening without smudging throughout the day. I've used waterproof mascara in the past for lower lashes but I just find it tends to break down towards the end of the day. So glad I purchased this!
VFoster from Texas
This mascara was exactly what i have been looking for. It doesn't smear or smudge throughout the day. I don't do dramatic mascara, but i do like a decent amount of coverage and this was what i needed. It applies smoothly and dries quickly. There's no fragrance to bother my allergies. It cleans off my skin easily if i do make a mistake. I'd say my only downfall is that i can't get to the corner two lashes though that's always just been my eyes. I use a smaller brush from a different mascara when it's important that i get them.
Stays Put yet Washes Easily
WifeMomNurse from Spanish Fork, Ut
This mascara is my favorite for my lower lashes. It stays put, without flaking or smudging. Before bed when I wash my face the mascara washes easily with face soap or make-up remover wipes. I am a nurse and I am at the hospital for up to 18 hours, and it stays put.
Best for my bottom lashes
Jo from California
I am 37 and need to use heavy moisturizer now to keep my skin smooth and hydrated. I always had an issue with my mascara running on to my under eye area because of my moisturizers - NOT ANYMORE! I use this mascara specifically for this issue and it NEVER runs on to my under eye. This stuff is amazing!
Best lower lash mascara ever!!!
makeup Obsesser from New York
Only use this for my lower lashes. For formula and brush! Amazing!
Hannah C. from St. Petersburg, FL
I have extremely oily skin and have very long eyelashes which makes it very easy for whatever mascara I use smudge and make me look like a raccoon. However, when I found this mascara I was in disbelief because I did not BUDGE. I wore it all day and it stayed looking amazing and I had no raccoon eyes! This product is a huge win for me and is a staple in my everyday makeup routine!
SB from texas
This mascara gets my eyelashes very clumpy i will never buy again and i do not reccomend this product.
I love this as a fantastic daily go to
Shelby from FL
I love this mascara
Liv from California
This is the best mascara for me. It doesn't clump, extends my lashes, and comes off easily with soap and warm water. I love this product
Got Hooded Eyes? This Is For You!
HoodEyedLady from Midwest
If you have hooded eyes the wand is everything. Big Fat wands are messy & do us no favors. We have a smaller space to work with. We need a thin wand that can get to the base of our lashes and separate. And This mascara does it all. Not only is the wand perfection the formula is too. No flakes. No raccoon eyes. And I've cried my eyes out with this on & it stays put. So don't even think of getting rid of this one!
Yes.. I will be buying this product again
Karenmarie from Camarillo
I love this product because the brush is skinny and it grabs those hard to reach inner lashes
Always Come Back To This One!
Linda in CO from CO
I like warm water washable mascara because it's easier on my lashes. I've tried many brands and I always come back to this one, as it goes on/comes off very easily and looks great. In addition, I've never had it smudge off by end-of-day.
Katarina from San Diego
I like the mascara itself. It looks nice on and has a good smaller brush for application. However, I bought it because it listed it was washable. And while it does come off with water, it smudges like crazy. I thought it was going to be one that clumps off smudge free when you take it off.
Katarina from San Diego
I like the mascara itself. It's looks nice on and has a good smaller brush. However, I bought this one because it said washable. And while it does come off with water, it smudges like crazy and it's kind of a mess. I thought it was one of the awesome washable ones that just clumps off with no smudging.
Pau from North Carolina
I received this mascara as a gift, and I loved it but mostly for my lower lashes, I don't have curly eye lashes so it is really difficult for me to find a mascara that can hold my eyelashes curled up and this one didn't do it for me!
B from California
This mascara does a great job at separating my lashes rather than clumping them together like with other mascaras! I love it!
My New Favorite!
KatZ_305 from Miami
I initially picked up a travel size of this mascara at the recommendation of a sales associate during a layover at the Dallas airport MAC kiosk. WOW! What an eye-opener - literally! It brightens eyes and lengthens lashes perfectly with no clumping. I receive compliments on my lashes all the time and have been asked more times than I can count what mascara I'm wearing, of course I share the secret. Awesome surprise for quick pickup on a pit stop. I'll wear it forever.