Rated 3.29 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review AMAZING HOLD FOR SUPER STRAIGHT EYELASHES!
All my life I've wanted a mascara that hold my lashes up. Time and time again, I curl my lashes and try a new mascara and after a few hours they droop back down. It really doesn't help my lashes naturally point down and cover my eyes making me look tired and sleepy... BUT THIS MASCARA HOLDS MY LASHES UP ALL DAY!!! OVER 24 HOURS!!!!! It's like hairspray for your lashes! No other mascara can compare in this category.
If you don't have this issue.... don't use this mascara... it's like using an inhaler if you do not have respiratory issues.
Now, this mascara does have some cons.... It is super clumpy so have a backup spoolie to clean off excess clump and mascara and separate lashes better. It is a little bit messy and I always end up getting a little on my lid, but I'm applying eyeliner there anyways so... ehh. The application has been really inconsistent and sometimes uneven and there was definitely a learning curve. I after a long day it does smudge, but every mascara I've ever used does. It is also extremely difficult to take off. Definitely use the oil cleanser that they give you and wash your face again with a face wash. The fibers that come off has stuck to my shower floor and doesn't come off unless I use a ton of cleaner and brush to scrub it off.
Overall, this mascara is great in terms of keeping lashes perky, but pretty difficult to apply and take off. I've been using this for a month and I can't use any other mascara now!
Most Helpful Critical Review Lost curl and smudged within an hour of application :(
Bought this mascara with high hope that it would work on my Asian lashes that point downward. I've tried so many different mascaras and nothing works perfectly to keep my lash lifted throughout the day, including this one. I made sure to curled my lash really well but within the first half an hour, my lashes lost their curl and pointed straight forward, which is better than downward but still. Moreover, and this is not forgivable, it smudged within an hour. I have tried with zero make up, with full face, and without any eye makeup but it smudged every single time. I do have oily skin, but I wasn't sweating or anything because it's been cold in Portland. I don't have this problem with other waterproof mascaras either. The only thing I can appreciate about this mascara is that it can build fantastic volume within a few swipes and without clumping at all!
Overall, I would NOT recommend this if you have Asian downward pointing lashes or oily skin. I'm sticking to Japanese and Korean brands for mascara, they don't work perfectly but at least keep lashes up better than this one. If you have long lashes that stay up and normal/dry skin, this might be a very good mascara for you.
Reviewed by 125 customers Leaves smudges and black marks on eyes.
Alena from Benton Arkansas
I have never had any issues with MAC mascara. It is one of my favorites. All I have used for years. They were out of what I normally buy the last time I purchased and so I got this. It would be hard at work for hours before realizing I had black smudges from the mascara all over my eyes. I will not buy again.
Smudged By Mid-Day
KAYKAY from Virginia
I rarely use anything but MAC products, so I've been wearing MAC mascara for years. I've tried almost all of them and liked them for different reasons. Since False Lashes Waterproof is gone, I gave this one a go and I was so disappointed. I wore it to work and halfway through the day, I had really noticeable black smudges covering my eyelids! This has never happened.
nic from singapore
such a dissappointment. Thought i would give MAC another go after past disappointments. Last time for me! This mascara promised alot but did not deliver on any level. Not waterproof as smudges throughout the day and then impossible to fully remove at night. Not in anyway 'natural looking' - Clumpy, sticky and applicator is rubbish!
Bad mascara from atx
Purchased to give this mascara a try and the worst. First and only application made my eye lashes feel stiff and gross. Had to try and separate with another brush but yuck. Worst mascara I have ever tried. I contacted customer service 4 weeks ago for return and no return slip ever came. My loss out of pocket almost 30 with tax. NEVER purchasing this again.
PLEASE DO NOT BUY
Kay from Minnesota
Although I love how it looks on my lashes, it is an absolute pain to try and remove. I've tried multiple ways to try and get it off of my lashes but it won't budge and sticks all around my eyes. I'm starting to be convinced that I'm cursed to like a raccoon forever. Don't waste your money and find a better alternative!
Up for lash mascara
Cookie from New Jersey
I would never buy this again, it's clumpy when you apply it and it's the absolute worst to remove. I have to use a lot of eye makeup remover to get it partially off. A waste of. Only.
Lyd from Florida
While this mascara does not smudge, it does flake and it is made my lashes look clumpy. It wasn't too terrible at first, so I kept it but within 2-3 weeks I just tossed it. The applicator also not my favorite either. It was difficult to get small corner lashes without a mess.
h. Fritts from albuquerque
This priduct is horrible. i feel.like I have tar stickingmy eyelashes together. Very hard to take off and causedmy eyesto.be irritated
Great if you like waterproof makeup
Savvvy from Albuquerque
It's a great product but I'm not a fan of waterproof mascara, upside is it comes with oil that worked wonders!
No it's supposed to be waterproof but rubs off on eyelids
Rhiannon from Maple Grove Minnesota
Was very disappointed. Tried several times is supposed to be water proof but rub off on eyelids during wear
Sarah from Phoenix
My review of this product is mixed. I wish I had a 3.5 star option. My word of advice: CURL. This mascara is difficult to apply unless you curl those eyelashes first. Then it goes on and stays!
Jennie from USA
This is a wasted of money. Clumps and lashes stick together. Comes out on the wand in chucks of mascara. You have to wipe it off just to use it. Such a waste.
Best Thing Out!!!
My Cindy Baby from VA
Man this mascara is the best thing out right now. Its rich and it lasts way more than just 24 hours. It makes anybody lashes look healthy and full instantly.
I would definitely buy this again
Lisa from Apopka fl
Not worth your money
Sad and disappointed from West Melbourne, FL
When I received the product the mascara came out in clumps. When you applied the mascara was clumpy on my lashes. I would have been better off with purchasing L'Oréal mascara.
Rosie from Chicago
I absolutely love this mascara!!! I have small lashes that drop down. I've tried benefit, Lancôme, Maybeline, better then sex, revlon etc and none of these mascara would give me the lift I needed. All the mascaras were really heavy on my eye lashes and instead of picking them up it would drop them down as if I didn't have anything.
This Mascara not only gives my lashes the lift but makes them look like I have full lashes. I would definitely recommend this product.
Poor mascara product
Smudges from San Francisco
I thought I would give this an opportunity, it failed. This mascara Constantly left smudges on my eyelids and under my eyes. I found myself Cleaning my eyes Several times through out the day. I am very disappointed.
AinLA from Los Angeles
This mascara burns my eyelids after a few hours of having on the mascara. The brush is not the best. It clumps up my lashes together and it looks so terrible. I bought this because it was on sale. It's in the trash now ;(
mkt from IL
I got this mascara at the recommendation of a store associate and so wish I had stuck with my usual mascara. This is the worst mascara I've tried. Not at all what they advertise - it clumps, smudges, and wears away after a short period of time after applying. Very disappointing product.
Autumninside from California
I have been looking for the perfect Mac mascara since they discontinued making my favorite. This mascara is incredible. I love it, I love talking about it, and I love wearing it. I'm very sensitive to mascaras and when I'm allergic my eyes literally water until it comes off or it's removed. This mascara did not cause any irritation, did not flake, or smudge. It went on easily and made my lashes look incredible. Two tiny drawbacks: Not even sure if these can be improved upon. First, I prefer to only apply this mascara when it has been in a vertical position, if it has been laying on its side it makes it hard to get it out of the tube without making a little mess. Second, after a full day of wear it does make my eyes feel tired, and heavy. I wouldn't recommend sleeping in this mascara.
I see a lot of reviews about the difficulty of removal, but I have not experienced that since I use the cleanse off oil that Mac recommends in the removal of this mascara. Word of advice: Get the cleanse off oil makeup remover. I know it's a purchase you may not have anticipated, but it is worth it. The mascara literally becomes part of the liquid and wipes right off.
Great Curl, All Day
GeekGal from DMV
This is my theme park/travel mascara. Great curl with no need for an eyelash curler. Lasts all day. Lashes still feel soft and comfortable. It can be a bit difficult to remove but I find a cleansing balm does the job just fine.
Jana from Texas
I am returning this product! It clumps like crazy, my eyelashes will sometimes stick together when blinking, and it's extremely hard to get off (even with the oil.) I will be going back to my other MAC mascara.
can not get off, and the oil burns my skin and eyes
Tiff from Benton, AR
makeup wipes will not remove this mascara and the oil remover that comes with it burns my skin and eyes.
I think I will be returning this product
Sabrina from Ephrata, Washington
Supposed to last all day it doesn't. Smears and flakes. I don't like it I will not buy it again.
Unhappy from Nj
Waste of money. Yes it does make your lashes bigger but..This mascara made my lashes fall out. Very hard to get it off without the oil.