Rated 4.18 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 280 customers Best out there for the lower lashes!
MakeupMama from Texas
I wouldn't bother using this for top lashes unless you have smaller eyes but it is the best mascara I've ever owned for the lower lashes! Makes them look separate and look so pretty without having to worry about the smudging like mascara with bigger brushes
Good but not great.
Jenika from Tampa
Pro's - nice dark color, looks natural.
Con's - brush is not good, you have to use a primer to see it on your lashes.
Not Tube Mascara
Rachel from Williamsburg
Pros: small wand, no flakes, doesn't smudge after fully dried.
Cons: Runs when wet. Heavyweight, I can't get a second coat to look good. Not much volume. Expensive.
Details: I was hoping Mac extended play gigablack lash mascara was a better version of L'Oreal Paris Double Extend Mascara. It is not even a tube mascara, when wet it just runs all over my face like any cheap mascara.
Not long-wearing enough
Hana from PDX
I bought this mascara because it came up during a Google search for mascaras that wouldn't smudge while wearing a mask. I was looking for something that could stand up to working 8 hours in a mask at a cafe. My job is not super fast-paced (I'm primarily behind a counter all day and don't run around serving tables), but this mascara did not hold up. Within 3/4 hours, I've gone full-raccoon eyes. While I think this is a great everyday mascara, it does not hold up to the 16-hr claims and I would not recommend it for anyone in a mask all day.
My fav mascara!
Hedda from Norway
My fav mascara ever! It seperates the lashes and gives them a lot of volume/make them look a lot longer!
I was surprised!
Amanda from Indiana
I have really thin eyelashes that are decently long. So I tend to have a hard time finding a mascara that defines my lashes and doesn't leave them clumpy, but also shows length. looking at the wand I was skeptical but once I tried it I loved it!! it defines my lashes and shows the length and clumping is not a problem!
Just what I needed!
D. Renee from Coralville Iowa
After having a bad, damaging experience, from my first time having eyelash extensions, this was a life saver! Works wonders on my light colored, now shorter lashes! The Ulta employee recommended this to me after looking at my natural lashes. She said alot of the older woman tend to turn to this product, the mascara does not add the fullness to my lashes, however works wonders on length! Comes off easily with makeup remover wipes. I literally tired 5+ different products of mascara, trying to make it look like I still had lashes left after my extensions! This 100% did the trick! Hopefully this can help others if they end up in the same situation I was in!!!!!
Isabella from Los Angeles, CA
Super easy and natural-looking application! Not clumpy at all glides on super easily and the applicator is amazing, especially for bottom lashes because it's so thin. This one reminds me of a lot of the Glossier lash slick. Overall totally worth it, definitely my new go-to.
JRich from Wisconsin
I bought this mascara just because it was on sale and I figured MAC products are pretty decent. I have used a lot of premium brand mascaras before but this is my new favorite. My eyelashes look full and super long. Product is extremely buildable without any clumping. I am continuously asked where I get my lashes done and people are astounded when I tell them they are my real lashes.
TotallyRad from Texas
While this mascara does lengthen my lashes the formula tends to run. I am in healthcare and wear a mask all day. I am constantly cleaning my under eye area a few times a day
Not Waterproof, Very Buildable
Lauren from Fayetteville, AR
This product is not waterproof as advertised! That's always a terrible surprise. Other than that, the spoolie is smaller than most so you do have a lot of control over where you are applying the product. It is also a very buildable formula so one swipe is nice, two swipes is better, three swipes WOW. But seriously, don't cry or sweat too much otherwise your face will be a mess.
not worth it
blue from new york
clumpy, takes a long time to dry and not waterproof at all!!
DEANNA from NY
I highly recommend MAC Extended Gigablack Lash to anyone interested in purchasing this item! The mascara has a thin brush with bristles that allow you to reach all corners, each lash, prevent clumping, and separate lashes! Anytime I wear this makeup, I receive compliments, and am often asked if my lashes are real! (They are indeed)
Mist have gotten a faulty one
MJ from Kentucky
With all the glowing reviews I saw about his mascara, and it being from Mac, I thought I would give it a try. Waterproof? Nope. Tear proof? Not a chance. Yawn proof? Nope. As soon as any kind of liquid got near my eyes, off she went. I'm extremely disappointed in this mascara's performance and I won't be buying it again.
My fav for lower lashes
Yulkakapulka from Spokane wa
This is my #1 mascara for lower lashes, nothing is worse like having black under eye area from your mascara and this solves it. Stays put doesn't run and a little wand is perfect for those tiny eyelashes.
Best mascara ever !
Sbar from Philadelphia
Does not smudge , long lasting and makes my lashes look fabulous!
Love, love, love!
ISO the Perfect Mascara from Milwaukee,WI
I have been telling all my girls about this mascara. It stays on, no smudging, flaking, or clumping. But the best part is that you can remove it with warm water. I love the petite brush. It allows you to get all your lashes without getting mascara around the rest of your eye. Definitely a repeat buy!
This is a keeper
Nurse in the covid war from Houston, Texas
Has staying power. Lasts through my shifts without flaking. Definitely worth buying again
Loves Mascara from Birmingham, AL
Did not stay on well at all and made my eyes water
Stretches My Lashes
Sabsuperstar93 from Orange Park, Fl
I like this mascara. It really stretches my lashes very good top & bottom.
My Favorite Mascarra EVER!!!!
Jen from Springfield, MO
The application is easy. I go over my lashes 2-3 times to make them look longer. I have spent hundreds of dollars looking for the perfect mascara... This is my favorite mascara EVER!!! No priming needed.
Love the wand
AshT from Louisiana
Lengthens and curls. Love how spaced out the lashes are. Very wispy
Tiny brush; waters easily
Kate from TX
The wand was tiny and the formula was meh...I was totally unimpressed with this. If I messed with my contacts, the formula watered a lot. I would not waste my money on this when there are so many other great brands to try.
Rose from Nc
This product did separate lashes, but had to go back over several times . Did not create a fuller lash
kat from new york
i really like this mascara and the fact no clumps form whatsoever.