Make Up For Ever: Smoky Extravagant Mascara

Time to bat those lashes, ladies! Who doesn’t love a good mascara? Let me tell you about this Make Up For Ever mascara mini I got from Sephora as part of a Beauty Insider birthday gift.
photo 4This Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant mascara mini comes in a sleek, convenient tube.
photo 5The brush’s bristles are thick, picking up a good amount of the formula. The brush itself is wide closer toward the base and gets smaller closer toward the tip of the wand. This was difficult for me to use due to my almond shaped eyes and short eyelashes.

This is me with no mascara on. (My eyelashes are curled with an eyelash curler, although you can’t tell in this photo:)
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This is me after tightlining my eyes with a black, kohl eyeliner:
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This is me after applying the mascara:
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As you can see, my eyelashes are still quite short and stick straight out even after curling them. This mascara doesn’t do much for my eyelashes volume wise, however it is very pigmented, as shown above. The application process was all right, but I’ve had smoother sailing in the past. I do like this product for its convenient size and simple packaging. However, I’m not sure I’d purchase it again. Why not? I usually go for waterproof mascaras with a curved, skinny brush. That doesn’t mean this product isn’t good, though. I’m going to keep using it on a daily basis. It’s nice to take a break from my normal waterproof mascara routine.

What do you think? Have you had experience with this product before?


One thought on “Make Up For Ever: Smoky Extravagant Mascara

  1. I recently got this in a beauty insider gift too, but I didn’t know they sold it in the mini size! I personally love this mascara, it actually curls my un-curled lashes a bit. I agree though, not the smoothest of applications. Lovely post. πŸ™‚

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