Hey Beauty Buddies…
On Wednesday morning a rather chic looking package fell through the door as Mr postman delivered a complimentary tube of False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara courtesy of MAC…
Yes, you can imagine my shrills of excitement at being able to road test one of our most yearned for cosmetic brands much loved mascara.
Is high-end reeeeeeeally worth the spend?
Before application I had already prepped my eyes and donned a full face of makeup so I was hoping my steady hands would hold up to the job! I must admit the teeny tiny little tube didn’t make the application process somewhat easy, in fact it was pretty tricky trying to manoeuvre around those delicate little internal lashes – one wrong move and the smudge would’ve been a biggy.
*Above: Before Application*
*Above: One Coat*
In my opinion there’s a small variety of products you simply DON’T skimp on… foundation being one of them, however as for mascara I’m always pretty open to trying any newbies at (most) price ranges. Yet to be brutally honest, drug stores are so utterly jam packed with tantalising tubes in a variety of colours I never really feel the need to browse high-end alternatives… and anyways, it would take a heck of A LOT to beat my Rimmel Scandaleyes 😉
Let’s talk Formula…
The formula of MAC False Eyes Extreme Black is undoubtedly very creamy, unfortunately though on first application the name somewhat diminished my expectations… I was expecting lashings of length & droves of drama, topped off with a blacker than black appearance. However after studying it from an array of difference angles it simply looked, well… erm… like a normal ‘every day’ mascara. In fact ladies, I have a cheap and cheerful mascara from GOSH that has an incredibly similar finish for less than half the price.
Above: Two coats
Building on the second coat I was (yet again) preparing myself for great things but it just didn’t transpire to what the name suggested… ‘FALSE LASHES’ ‘EXTREME BLACK’… instead I achieved a rather somewhat dainty looking lash that seemed pretty pleasing to the eye but nothing what I would consider ‘false’ looking or otherwise overly excitable. Is it just me? Am I really too picky to please? *sigh*
Don’t get me wrong it’s MAC so of course it’s going to be a quality product, but is it really worth the £19 investment compared to an average £7 from a Superdrug shelf? Honestly gals, I’m not sure it is. I know, I know… it paaaains me to say this but MAC False Lashes Extreme Black didn’t give me false looking lashes nor were they any blacker than a standard mascara formula. On this occasion I’m under the impression you’d simply be shelling out your hard earned cash for a renowned name stamped on a chic looking tube as opposed to the suggested claims of what the product can do to benefit your lash requirements!
To sum it all up: if you’re on the lookout for a high-end, comfortable, everyday mascara that doesn’t flake, crumble and gives somewhat of a feathery finish then I’m pretty sure you’ll love this product. However if you’re dreaming of creating a dramatic lash look that has a false-looking effect then I’d say keep hold of your pennies and invest a fraction of the cost on Seventeen’s Falsifeye HD Mascara instead – it does a fab job of making sure your lashes pack a lengthy punch without the hefty spend.
*Above: Mac False Lashes Extreme Black – final look!*
Have you tried the MAC False Lash Extreme Black? What’s your favourite must-have mascara? Are you a high end spender or drug store devotee? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do pop by and say a quick hello!
Wishing y’all an awesome weekend 🙂
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