Clump. Volume. Length. Thick. Drama. Separation. Words you’ll encounter whenever the subject of mascaras is broached. Wanting a fuller lash or curled long ones, it’s either you’re naturally blessed with it or you’ve been spending time, money and effort from the wake of puberty to achieving a quarter of the illusion. Ah, the things we do for the sake of loveliness — lashes are the curtains on the window of the soul, after all. There is no crime in wanting them to look their best and ready for the instance that one would try to look upon our eyes and peek into our soul.
MAC Haute & Naughty Lash, MAC Opulash Optimum Black Mascara
These mascaras are part of a relatively colossal MAC haul, a story I’m saving for another day. I just meant to replenish my dwindling makeup stash to take back to Yangon, hence, the re-purchase of a current MAC mascara favourite: MAC Opulash Optimum Black Mascara. But, by curious george, I was tickled by the idea and technology that this other mascara presented: two different wands in one tube. Dual economy in a tube, it seems.
Haute & Naughty Lash
A two-in-one mascara that lets you choose if you want lashes to be naturally defined, or instantly combed and loaded for full-on drama. Easy to use dual-wiper system allows this lightweight formula to go on either way. One wiper refines the application for a clean sweep, while the other loads the lashes for greater impact.
How it seems to work:
Think bottle brush cleaning something with a narrow neck but this time, picture a mascara wand narrow enough to remove excess. Yes, this mascara won’t boast about new technology in the formula as it is in the packaging itself that does the trick.
The Pink end (daytime) removes the mascara on the brush so that there really isn’t much left on it. If you want longer, fuller lashes with definition and great separation, it will give you this effect. It gives you a nice full-lash look with nice length and blackness plus a noticeable lash lift and curl hold. No clumps at all.
The Purple end (evening) the brush is essentially the same but since it won’t go through a narrow opening, it allows for more mascara on the brush. If you want volume and length, it will give you this effect. It has a tendency to clump if you applied too much (like how it is in most cases). You may need to blot the brush.
Verdict: They both held up well with minimal smudging, budging, or flaking. It’s also fantastic that I can put on a quick layer of additional mascara in the evening without a hitch. Yes, it’s one of them mascara tubes that, in cases wherein you want to freshen up your mascara without removing all of your eye makeup, makes it possible to do so.
Retailed at $18.00 (DFS rate — roughly around Php 756.00).
Which of the MAC mascaras is your favourite?