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May 19, 2009

Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara Review

Make Up For Ever I love you so but would you be terribly hurt if I give your Smoky Lash Mascara a bad review?


A few months ago I got slap happy about Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara after seeing the incredible promo photo that went along with the release. Almost immediately I ran out to get some.

Disappointment set in fast....

Now I got this mascara months ago and I'm just bringing myself to review it now. It's just so bad I wasn't sure what to write about it exactly. I've never really had a problem with raccoon eyes due to my mascara. I've had a few flaking problems but no crazy raccoon looking eyes until I tried out Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara.


What a mess. I was expecting really dark, smoky lashes when I tried this and what I got was a flaking, runny mess that left a dark ring under my eyes and made me look absolutely ridiculous. First application ended up with a bunch of flaky pieces of mascara falling around my eyes. Basically the mascara feels like it dried out and it was old when in fact it was a fresh tube that I just purchased. After cleaning up the flaky pieces I noticed my lashes were all clumped together and spidery looking...ugh...proceeded to comb them out and tried to be happy with the mess they were. Two hours into work and I check my makeup and I'm sporting a ton of mascara running around under my eyes making me look like someone hosed me down with some water.

This is possibly the worst mascara I've ever used. I cannot believe the mess my lashes were after use.

Final verdict, avoid at all costs. Definitely an epic fail!

Hates it!

With a passion.

Love ya MUFE but sorry I'm just not loving this mascara.

Anyone try?

Had better results?

Do share it!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww! I'm so disappointed! The promo pic looked so wonderful! Thanks for the heads up though!

May 19, 2009 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Beauty Bitch said...

I'm just finishing a sample size tube of this that I got with a GWP and.... I must say that I'm doing OK with it! However, I think the difference maybe the the sample size tube and my Shiseido mascara base which improves most mascara's longevity. I haven't had flakiness either. I wouldn't repurchase because I'm not a fan of the brush and I'd be worried that a full size tube would end up like yours. Smaller size mascaras sometimes seem to stay fresher: less room in the tube for air perhaps?

May 19, 2009 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger jackieg02 said...

I've had better results with it. I do get a little flaking with it but nothing massive. I must say I was almost forced to like it. I was checking out the mascara display at Sephora, minding my own bizness, and the SA was so pushy with the MUFE one. I wouldn't say it is my fave mascara, but I liked it. But I probably wouldn't repurchase again.

May 20, 2009 at 1:02 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

my pleasure anonymous!

Just wasn't feelin' the love for this one :(

May 20, 2009 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey bora

interesting! I wasn't feeling the love for this guy!

Could be the smaller size...I thought the chanel mascara in the tinier tube was WAY better than the one I purchased in the larger tube :-D so totally get the mentality!

May 20, 2009 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey jackie!

No good results here! :(

LOL damn MUA's!!!!!!!!!! :-D

May 20, 2009 at 2:16 PM  

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