I’m not that into buying high-end mascaras anymore because I’ve never been amazed enough to repurchase any that I’ve owned. But, whenever I get the chance I love trying all the sample size mascaras just incase there is that magical one out there that I’m missing. I got the MAC False Lashes mascara the last time I placed an order from Nordstrom and wanted to share my thoughts in a mini review.
From the MAC website:
Fashionably false in look, but honestly real, this mascara’s key benefits of volume and curl are matched by a dramatic end look. The unique edge: the ultra-thickening formula in combo with the plush-’em-up action of its unique double-lush brush.
This mascara has the typical bristle style brush that I haven’t used in quite some time, all of the drugstore mascaras I’ve used lately have plastic bristles. The brush head is quite large and tapers towards the end and the bristles are definitely dense. The formula is thick and on the drier side and did not smudge too much, surprisingly, for not being waterproof. I actually think the brush was a little too dense, I had a hard time combing the brush through my lashes, especially when adding more coats. I did like that the brush tapered at the end, making it easier to reach the smaller lashes at the inner corners. I liked the formula as well, I felt like it did add good volume after two coats. I didn’t see any significant difference in length. This sample was also not waterproof so my lashes did start to droop after awhile.
But, do I think it gives a ‘false lash’ effect? I’m going to have to say no on this one. While the volume is nice, it’s not enough to give that ‘wow’ factor for me. I much prefer the Maybelline Lash Sensational.
- adds volume to lashes
- the formula is nice, not too wet and didn’t smudge much for a non-waterproof formula
- does not add length
- doesn’t hold a curl
- the dense brush made it hard to comb through lashes
- although the volume was nice, I feel like calling it ‘False Lashes’ is an overstatement
I’m not going to be purchasing the full size of this, especially since it doesn’t hold a curl. It was also just a little annoying trying to maneuver the brush through my lashes, I think I’m finding I do prefer the short plastic bristle mascara brushes. The drugstore mascaras I have work just as well as this one, actually better, and this sample wasn’t enough to convince me to try the waterproof version. I think this would be a good option for someone with naturally long lashes with a curl, it just doesn’t work with my straighter, slightly shorter lashes.
If you have tried the MAC False Lashes, please share what you thought! 🙂