Rated 3.89 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review My first tubing mascara and I'm impressed!
Here's today's review: the new Mac Cosmetics 𝗠𝗮𝗴𝗶𝗰 𝗘𝘅𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝟱𝗺𝗺 𝗙𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗮! If you want to skip the #tldr , scroll to see results! When I grabbed the #influenster box and saw the campaign photo I was sure the person on the photo had falsies on, so I immediately tried the mascara and 😲 𝚆𝚘𝚠!
This is a 𝘁𝘂𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗮𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗮, which means the 5mm-long fibres coat each individual lash forming tiny tubes (that's where the name comes from), as opposed to just depositing pigment and then another coat on top of dry pigment (which makes it more prone to flaking and smudging).
My only problem with this mascara is that it made my lashes so long that sometimes when I applied the 2nd coat, it smudged a little bit right after application when I blinked because they touched my lids 😝 so I had to clean up but I don't see that as a huge problem
Removing a tubing mascara is also different: just run your hands under some water and gently slide your fingers through your lashes and the fibres will come off into tiny little tubes!
I really enjoyed this mascara and I do recommend it for a dramatic effect! I know of at least one happy customer who bought this after my first impressions in insta stories ☺️💞
This was #complimentary from @MACCosmetics & @Influenster for reviewing purposes! #MACMAGICEXTENSION #contest
Most Helpful Critical Review Tar-like consistency
I had high expectations & they were squashed. This mascara is extremely thick, clumpy, tar-like or glue-like & gloopy in the tube. So imagine how it looks on lashes. It's disgusting. My lashes are all clumped together in this massive thick clump of gloop. It feels like glue & tar. It took 2 hrs 14 mins for it to dry after 2 coats the first time I wore it. The next 9 times I tried it with 1 coat, it took just under 2 hours to dry. It flakes everywhere once it does dry. It smears badly. It's difficult to remove from skin once it does smear all over the place. When it was time to remove this junk it took out several lashes with it each time. You may as well just be putting black lash glue on your lashes as mascara. That's essentially exactly what this trash is. I could never use this on my clients. I would be sued.
Reviewed by 1635 customers Love this ❤
Daniella from NJ
Makes my lashes plump I will definitely buy this all the time
Corie from Del Mar, Ca
Not only did it cake on and was dryish, it was sooooo hard to take off. I used it once and tossed it.
Not Feelin' the Magic
Tracy from Las Vegas
Apparently my body requires more fibre than this offers.
Smudges and not extend
jessicaw440 from Lakewood, WA
I might have received a dud, but I was underwhelmed with this mascara. It's for extending (as the name says) though I would say it was good for everything else-volume, thickness and definition but not for longer lashes.
It also smudged on me in under 3 hours in winter… that's a big pass for me.
If You Want Volume and Definition
Joy from Poconos
This isn't the mascara for you. Formula is thick and sticky. Combine that with the fibres and extra thick brush, and you've got a recipe for disaster. I was looking for a new mascara - I use tried and true Benefit "They're Real!" but I'm always looking for something better because I have a wandering heart and I'm never fully satisfied. I was told everyone who purchased this loved it... I can't believe that. The worst application! Imaging when the top of the tube falls out and there is nothing to brush off the excess mascara when you pull it out of the tube. It's like you're painting your lashes. Not to mention more flakes than every breakfast cereal combined.
LexieM from nebraska
The smell is awful! It smells like Flonase nasal spray and the smell does not go away.
Love this product. It actually made me my lashes very long
Lucy M. from Newnan. GA
Just used it for the first time and plan to buy for my daughter.
Feels like a waterproof mascara...and stinky
MelissaD from Washington
Was so excited to try this but it's smells likes it's old product and is impossible to wash off. Clumps terribly! Maybe I was sent an old tube I don't know. Disappointing.
Yikes! This mascara is the worst
Judy from Maple Valley, WA
I had high hopes for this mascara, but it clumps SO badly after the 1st use, that it's going back for a refund. It was great the 1st time I used it, but the more I used it, the worse it got. The brush came out with black gunk all over it and it was a mess. I would NOT recommend this stuff
Ulta shopper from Boston
One of the worst mascaras I have ever used, smells terrible
corali from Bel Air, MD
Overall a great mascara. I would consider myself a mascara connoisseur, I have tried soo many different brands and types. I have long lashes but they are so blonde that it looks like I have none. I need a mascara that will really coat my lashes and darken them. This mascara did a good job of that. It definitely lengthened my lashes. But did not thicken them or curl. The photos below show one eye undone one coat of Mac magic extension and than two coats. ￼
threadkindness from Mcpherson, KS
I really love this mascara! At first I was worried about the fibers, but I haven't had any issues with them getting in my eyes! It makes my lashes look long, it doesn't clump and it goes on smooth! M.A.C. Cosmetics
nicoles681 from Goodyear, AZ
I really do like this product a lot better than others that I've tried especially when adding length I use it more for my bottom lashes since I wear extensions on my top lashes it doesn't clump as much but it kind of gives you that weird spidery lash look if you apply too many coats so to be say this product works best when adding three coats at best￼
Clumpy and smells
Negative Nancy-JFK from Idaho
When I twist open to use this the smell of this makes me gag, it is a noticeable, unpleasant smell. It does great on lengthiness my lashes but is also very clumpy. I used it 3 times and went and bought a different brand.
Know your climate
KW from Texas
I saved this mascara to use while I was on vacation in Vegas and it was horrible. It didn't spread well and took way too much time to apply and even then it was clumpy like it was old. I almost sat down and gave a review right then and there. I was really upset because it was the only mascara I brought with me. Then when I got home in south Texas in a more humid climate it spread a lot easier like it was a completely different mascara. It was still a little clumpy but spread a lot easier. Over the last few weeks the weather has been all over the place and when it's been dryer outside I've noticed the mascara doesn't spread well. Overall, if you live in a dryer climate this mascara is not for you. I'm not sure why, but this product works better in a more humid environment. I gave it 3 stars because when I can get it to stay on my lashes it stays in place for at least 8 hours. Application is the hardest part.
SBW from NC
My lashes are very blonde, not the longest but with this mascara OMG!!! The length and volume is amazing!! I will never buy any other kind! MAC - you're the best!!
Best Mascara yet!
Angie from Missouri
Dre from Highland, MI
So far I like it. Gives you thick black lashes
Cmojo from New York
I have a great set of real lashes. My goal is to find a mascara that extends and stays put for at least 8 hours.
This mascara disappears after 2 hours. Where does it go?? It just flakes off. Very disappointing.
Kate from New York
I was shopping for a new mascara to try (I've been using loreal lash paradise for awhile). One of the store consultants raved about this new MAC mascara. So I decided to try it out.
I didn't notice much of a difference between this and the loreal mascara. It flakes just the same....same definition. Overall, for double the price I wasn't blown away.
I would not buy again
Kat from Baton Rouge LA
Very strong chemical smell. Does not come off easily
Cl3833 from NJ
this Mascara is not worth all the work or the price. maybe once out of 8 times you don't have to sit there and use a separator to get all the clumps (fibers) out of your eyelashes. it goes on messy and is not a quick application. it is not worth the work and definitely doesn't wow you. first and last Mac Mascara, there are plenty others that don't cause this headache and promise on results. also it doesn't come off easily, even after makeup remover it's always under my eyes the next day, noticeably more than any other brand
I LOVE IT!!!
MJ from Grand Junction, Colorado
This product delivers. Yes, it lengthens, fills in areas that may have a couple missing lashes, and trying to make my eyes appear more feminine while wearing masks or whatever else.
It's easy to apply and looks beautiful once it's applied. This mascara removes very quickly and easily.
We need this mascara in waterproof please 😄
Thank You Mac!!
the absolute best
mariag939 from United States
I couldn't love this product more. I get my eye lashes professionally lifted and tinted and used this mascara for double impact and to elongate the life of the service. My lashes look long and lush ! I work in Healthcare and wear a mask all day - patients only see my eyes so eye makeup is really important to me. This mascara makes me feel great - really stylist. Like I got extensions ! Highly recommend. Great product and great price.
Not a fan
Lb from texas
Was hoping for big results—like the applicator brush but did not do what it claimed…