02 February 2010

REVIEW: MAKE UP FOR EVER SMOKY LASH MASCARA

Hello ladies! Today's post is going to be for the MUFE smoky lash mascara.

I bought this mascara in the "BEST OF MAKEUPFOREVER" set I posted about and I've been trying this out for about 2 months now and I'm gonna have to say I totally love this! ^_^ I normally don't curl my eyelashes on a daily basis because I don't have time. This mascara really curls and holds it all day for me :)

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Lash Mascara
What it is:
A mascara that gives the lashes curl, volume, length, and intense pigment.

What it does:
This ultra-pigmented mascara was specially designed to give the lashes an exceptional volume-enhancing effect with infinite lengthening and immediate curling.

What else you need to know:
The tough, dense brush of this Sephora-exclusive mascara penetrates into the roots of the lash to ensure that lash is completely coated with mascara.
- Sephora.com

Price: $22
Size: 0.23oz
Where to buy: Sephora stores and online

Product: 4.5/5
Packaging: 5/5
Quality: 4/5
Overall: 4.5/5
Repurchase? Yes!


The wand! It's nice and sturdy. You'll notice it when you first pull it out of the tube. I can't really feel the ruggedness of the wand anymore since I've used it so often, but when you first start using it you really can't miss it!

I think the thick, tough wand has a lot to do with the way this mascara performs. The hardness on the wand really helps PULL your lashes up and curls them. The abundant amount of bristles really help to give you volume!

Close-up of the tip:

The thing that sucks about it: the gunk on the tip of the wand! But I just rub it off so it's okay :)

I test it out with a primer and without a primer as usual with my mascara reviews. Here's the results without a primer.


(I've decided to include a picture looking up since my eyelid creases aren't even and it really makes a difference to tell the length LOL)

Here are the results using the Urban Decay Eyelash Primer Potion:


So with the primer, it doesn't really make a difference which is why I love this mascara :) ... I don't have to waste primer on it to make it look good! LOL

Pros
  • Curls lashes & holds all day
  • Doesn't need a lash curler to curl
  • Lengthens
  • Volumizes
  • Super DARK pigmentation
  • Seperates
  • Sturdy wand, doesn't feel like it'll break on me
  • Also comes in a waterproof version (aqua smoky lash)
  • Lashes doesn't feel crispy, but doesn't feel wet. A good balance when it dries!
Cons
  • After a couple months old, expect a tiny bit of flaking throughout the day
  • Pricey for something that needs to be replaced every 3 months
  • Only available in one color (black)
  • Wand is hard to get in the inner corners for the baby lashes
  • Has a bit of mascara buildup on the tip
I highly recommend this product :) I think I like it as much as the DIOR Iconic mascara but it has a friendlier price tag ^_^ (although to some it still looks crazy!) I might go buy this mascara to throw in one of my giveaway packs since I really have no idea what I'm giving away still :X

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In other news, I spent 45 minutes on a single question in lab on Monday.. ZOMG! It was such a stupid question, it should've only been done in like 5 minutes max! Gosh, chemistry this semester is kicking my ass :( I hope I get through it T_T Oh, and I think why it took us so long was because NONE of us ate anything yet and we were just getting more and more exhausted as we were working through it.. I will definitely bring some fruit next week just for that extra boost :) I literally am in school on Mondays from 9am-5pm for the past two weeks and didn't get to eat lunch.. *sigh*

So I'm sorry I have been somewhat MIA, I mean I am still posting, but it takes me a while to jump onto your blogs.. LOL :X

So far, I am currently at an A in history, chemistry lab, art, and the microcomputer class. There hasn't been anything due in government yet, which makes me have a feeling that there's going to be a quiz on wednesday or friday. I also know for a fact as of today that I am going to have another quiz in history so I will be studying for that tonight, haha! :)

And my budget buying.. GAHH, I think I'm gonna shoot myself! o_O I might end up post-poning this :X SORRY LINDA! hahaha, but I'm still unsure what I'm officially gonna do, but so far I haven't bought anything yet. But that might change the next day x(

Well, until next time! I promise it'll be soon :) I have tons of reviews to post up.. LOL

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22 comments:

  1. Awww... school sucks for me too!

    I love the mascara it looks awesome! :D

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  2. Your lashes look amazing! For some stupid reason, I can't get my eyelashes to look clump-free like yours, when I use the Smoky Lash Mascara. I bought the MUFE kit and it included this mascara, but it turned out not to work out for me at all! :(

    But after looking at your review, I think I'll give it one more try. Maybe I'm just applying it wrong? I gotta figure out a good technique lol!

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  3. Woah, that's a big difference! Thanks for the review and the fantastic comparison photos! XO

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  4. gosh, that looks awesome! I've always heard great things about the Smoky Lash. This just confirms it.

    I took astronomy instead of Chemistry, the labs were so easy! if you have to take politics you should take Saxe. he's cool! he's kinda famous too.

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  5. Love the review! I've heard awesome things about this mascara and I guess it's true! Another thing I have to try. =)

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  6. Great review!! I keep hearing about this mascara. Gonna have to check it out next time I'm at Sephora. Good luck with your quizzes/midterms & all that jazz. I know how hectic school can be, but I'm sure you'll do well. :)

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  7. Awesome review Linda :) It really does lengthen quite well. I haven't tried any MUFE mascaras - I'm still stuck with my L'oreal Voluminous which I do love.
    Oh gosh - I really detested Chemistry in school. I remember on certain days I didn't eat anything either the whole day due to classes, labs, tutorials - it's really draining. I would survive on coffee! *sigh* Hang in there girl!
    Oh and I have heard about Red Cherry Lashes but we don't sell them here at our pharmacies or even at Walmart. Must be one of those nice-only on ebay or USA stores kind of product :\

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  8. I just learn something, Steph went to your school. lol. (maybe I'm just assuming!) Usually, I don't like girls with mascaras because it look so unnatural when it clumps but this product make your lashes not clumping together!! lol. I don't know. I like it =] I'm too lazy to travel 30+ minutes to exchange my thing for the set, I think I'm staying current with what I have. no time to go =[

    and woman!!! It's February =O You're slacking already, tsk tsk tsk!

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  9. your lashes look amazing with it! it's really volumed up and lengthened. will add this to my list :D

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  10. holy smokes ur lashes are long!!!!!

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  11. Love the lashes! Cute post! I want to buy the mascara! hahha. Love the lashes!

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  12. Awesome review. Now I need to go and get it then I can give my false lashes a break.

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  13. New follower! :)

    Ahhh, the mascara works so well for you! I was really bummed when it didn't really work for me! & it smudged! T___T

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  14. wow i think u have the perfect eyes!!so jealous!!hehe

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  15. thanks for the review honey! the mascara looks fabulous! i definitely need it for my short as stick straight asian lashes!! :D

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  16. wow! another great mascara found! hahha...looks like the mascara got each and every single lash ya.. ur lashes look vavaVoom! :P

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  17. oh em gee i want that mascara!!!!!!!

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  18. I've been eying that mascara for a while and WOWZA! Your lashes look amazing with it :D

    Chem Labs = The root of all evil! I swear they design it to suck the life out of students, but I believe in you :D You can do it!

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  19. Chemistry sucks, I barely passed my chemistry class when I was in university, I ended up cheating on the final to get a C LOL. And that mascara makes a bigg diff on your eyelashes! I love it. good luck with school!

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  20. WOW, congratz on the A's ^_^ I'm so happy you're doin' good in school girl. ^_^

    The MUFE mascara looks great on you but I find it too pricey for me ^_^

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