I’m going to start by saying I don’t usually like new riffs on the handle of mascaras. Strange grips can lead to a loss of control and general annoyance. This new MAC mascara has a bowling-pin shaped handle which I at first thought was just for decoration. However when I opened the tube and raised my hand to apply, I realized that there was definitely something ergonomic going on. I had a great grip on this tube which made for EASIER application. Mind blown.
Now on to the actual mascara. The formula is very wet and grippy and I was able to get a lot of coverage thanks to the mondo-sized brush. I got a lot of length but made sure not to “play” too much. Overworking this formula can lead to clumps.
Because of this, I had to be careful when applying coat two: I quickly got Tammy Faye lashes and needed a lash comb to comb through the wreckage. Lesson learned: only wiggle your second coat in at the base of the lashes.
It’s a similar deal with the midday touch-up. My lashes were supple enough to add more product but I just keep it at the roots. Because the formula is so rich, it took a wealth of oil-based eye makeup remover to get my lashes back to baby blonde at the end of he day. I suggest MAC’s Cleanse Off Oil with cotton pads.
But the effect is totally work the effort. Buy this baby!!!–Ashleigh Ciucci
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