Another day, and yet another Holy Grail Mascara! Today's offering is MAC's new Plush Lash, a mascara that, although prone to clumping, really delivers the promised amazing results!
One of the biggest secrets about this mascara lies in the brush, which really helps to deliver the volume you want. According to MAC's website:
Goes on via an innovative, specially patented wand with a v-shaped groove that prunes the bristles on one side while leaving the other side full and lush. The short bristles coax the lashes upward to an extraordinarily sophisticated yet flirtatious curl, while the other side separates and combs the lashes root-to-tip creating a long, well-defined glamour lash.
Now, I don't really think this brush really is a "v." I tried to take a picture, but it wasn't really showing up quite right. This brush is more of an oval. Two sides have shorter bristles, while the other 2 sides have longer bristles. I was able to really create long, full lashes by first using the short bristles to really build volume with the mascara, and then the longer bristles to help define and lengthen the lashes. I'm not sure that I truly have the hang of this yet, since I do still have some problems with clumping. However, with each application I'm having fewer problems with clumping and my lashes are looking bigger and longer!
1. I want to look *almost* like I have on false eyelashes, but not quite. I want it all, length, fullness and I want my mascara to help my lashes hold the curl I put there.
You can see here that the results from this mascara are truly amazing. The length and volume is amazing, and the curl is held throughout the day. I've had people comment on my great lashes while wearing this mascara, something that has never happened to me before!
2. I want my mascara to be easy to remove.
Easily removed with eye makeup remover.
3. The mascara should not be flaky.
I have had no issues with flaking or smearing of this mascara
4. It should be easy to apply
As I said above, this mascara does seem to have some tricks to correct application. However, I seem to be getting the hang of it very quickly, and in the meantime the clumps I have are easily fixed with a metal eyelash comb.
5. It should be cheap and from the drugstore.
While not a drugstore mascara, at $11 this offering from MAC is quite a bit cheaper than the mascara from most prestige brands, with better results! In fact, since most drugstore mascaras are $9-10 in my area, I would definitely put this mascara in the bargain price range.
6. It shouldn't be clumpy.
Again, I have had some clumping issues but with practice these issues are resolving!
The amazing results I've had so far with this mascara definitely put it into the Holy Grail Mascara category. Plus, at $11 this is a fantastic bargain! Definitely pick this one up next time you are at the MAC counter!