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Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara Review

Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand for review


Make Up For Ever, a long-time favorite of mine, has just released their newest mascara--Smoky Extravagant! This mascara was developed to offer everything we look for in a fabulous mascara--length, volume, curl and no clumping. 

I honestly believe that gorgeous lashes are the sexiest thing a woman can possess (an amazing pout is a close second), but sadly genetics were not favorable to me in this department. For those of you that have followed my blog for some time, you know how much I love good mascara and falsies because my lashes are super sad. In fact, if there is one thing I will never leave the house without it's mascara or falsies. When I first heard about this mascara I was quite intrigued and hopeful it could become another mascara favorite. Let's see how it worked for me...


Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Experience



Price

This is priced at $24 retail.

Where to Buy

This can be purchased at Sephora or directly from Make Up For Ever through their pro store in New York.

Claims

Developed to add volume, length and curl without clumping.

Shades

This comes in an extremely dark black

Waterproof?

No, as of right now this does not come in a waterproof version, but you can easily apply a mascara sealer after that will make it waterproof if you're concerned about this. 

Application

This applied incredibly well! It didn't bleed all over my lid (I have had many mascaras do this) and it didn't clump. I habitually curl my pathetic lashes before application, but I did find that this helped hold the curl. The wand on this mascara is really unique! I found it easy to work with on my right side (my dominant side). Since I always use the same hand, but swap the direction from which I approach my left eye (end of the wand pointing towards the inner corner of whatever eye I'm working on), it took me a second to maneuver it when switching sides because of the extreme tapered shape of the wand; but within a moment I was able to use it with ease. I am extremely right-side dominant by the way, so if you don't have this problem obviously this won't apply to you.

Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant mascara wand. Believe it or not, it looks a little less dramatically shaped in this picture than it does in person!

Wear

This wore really well for me without flaking, bleeding or clumping. It did add volume and I love that it dried to a nice deep, matte black.

Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Before & After

The proof is in the pudding (at least in my opinion) so I wanted to show you how well this mascara worked for me!

Before: The only thing I'm wearing here is eyeliner on my waterlines above and below. See how sad my lashes are?!

After: I applied 2 coats of Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant mascara to the top and 1 quick coat to the bottom. You can easily see between the two pics how dramatically it volumized and lengthened my lashes. I can't even imagine what the results would be like with a lash primer underneath! Though obviously it's not necessary. 

Quick Re-cap

Price

This is priced at $24 retail.

Where to Buy

This can be purchased at Sephora or directly from Make Up For Ever through their pro store in New York.

Final Thoughts

I am impressed with this mascara! I thought it was easy to work with and wore well throughout the day. I'm anxious to see how amazing this does over a lash primer for even more length! I like super dramatic lashes and this on its own is definitely good enough for me to wear on a day I'm not wearing falsies. The price may be a bit high for those that don't typically purchase high-end mascaras, but for me personally, there are very few drugstore mascaras that I find work well on my super short lashes so I'm willing to spend a decent amount for effective mascara--especially because I wear it daily. In my opinion, the price is typical of what I would expect from a high-end brand and it is proportionate to the quality you receive. I will definitely put this in my regular mascara rotation! 

What do you think? Will you be trying Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant mascara?

Note: The product in this review was provided by PR/the brand. All opinions stated above are my own, based on my personal experience, and have not been influenced by PR/the brand.

23 comments :

  1. Holy cow that's impressive! Those before and after shots could be two different eyes! WHENZ THE WATERPROOF COMING? That mascara already costs a bomb and Lash Genius is almost the same price. Consider me sold on it if it goes to a waterproof formula!

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    1. From what I understand there is no current launch date on a waterproof version, but ironically I'm a Lash Genius user and it's made it so much easier to get the good mascara formulas without having to worry about whether or not they're waterproof! Freedoooooom! ;) This is definitely worth a shot imo as is!

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  2. Mascara is the one main item I will ALWAYS splurge on! I have never tried Makeup Forever, but I might need to run and grab this! Great review, as always :)

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    1. Thank you! Let me know what you think if you try it!

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  3. That mascara make a BIG difference! Great post!

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    1. Thank you :D Yes, it's definitely noticeable!

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  4. Your lashes look great with that mascara! Need to try!

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    1. Thank you! Let me know how you like it if you do!

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  5. This looks amazing. I just recently discovered Makeup Forever and I'm in with the aquacream. I need to branch out!

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    1. This is a good place to start! Though I'm a HUGE fan of the aqua creams ... and liners ... and foundations ... and Star powder ... oh okay I just love MUFE in general ;)

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  6. This looks like a great mascara! Mascara is the one beauty item (besides nail polish) that I can't leave the house without applying!

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    1. For sure! Gotta keep those come-hither lashes fluttering!

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  7. You know I'm a mascara junkie! I must try this!

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    1. Hahaha I knew you'd be excited! ;)

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  8. Looks great! I've never tried one tapered that way. Looks really dark too!

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    1. This one is VERY exaggerated! I've seen some funky wands, but this definitely one of the more unique ;) It is extremely dark--which I love!

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  9. I have such thin eyelashes. I may have to try this! Thanks for the great review.

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    1. I hear you, mine are (obviously) pretty pitiful on their own!

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  10. I liked this mascara but didn't think it was "extravagant". It gave me a nice curl, but I have used others that I have loved more in the past.

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    1. Interesting! I definitely got great volume from this and no clumping, which for me is REALLY a-typical. Even cult favorites (such as Benefit They're Real - and I LOVE Benefit normally) have failed me big time in this department, so I'm pretty happy with this, but I think mascara is incredibly personal and what is an HG for some is a flop for others. Hopefully you find something amazing that works for you!

      I don't know if this is the case, but I have heard that those that received sample-size versions of this had less amazing experiences than those that bought the full-size. I know for me, sample size mascaras are often a bit drier and the wand is weird which makes the whole thing kind of "eh".

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  11. Anonymous5:22 PM

    "...my lashes are super sad"
    AHAHAHAHA
    you should see mine

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