Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara Review

Make Up For Ever I love you so but would you be terribly hurt if I give your Smoky Lash Mascara a bad review?


A few months ago I got slap happy about Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara after seeing the incredible promo photo that went along with the release. Almost immediately I ran out to get some.

Disappointment set in fast….

Now I got this mascara months ago and I’m just bringing myself to review it now. It’s just so bad I wasn’t sure what to write about it exactly. I’ve never really had a problem with raccoon eyes due to my mascara. I’ve had a few flaking problems but no crazy raccoon looking eyes until I tried out Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara.


What a mess. I was expecting really dark, smoky lashes when I tried this and what I got was a flaking, runny mess that left a dark ring under my eyes and made me look absolutely ridiculous. First application ended up with a bunch of flaky pieces of mascara falling around my eyes. Basically the mascara feels like it dried out and it was old when in fact it was a fresh tube that I just purchased. After cleaning up the flaky pieces I noticed my lashes were all clumped together and spidery looking…ugh…proceeded to comb them out and tried to be happy with the mess they were. Two hours into work and I check my makeup and I’m sporting a ton of mascara running around under my eyes making me look like someone hosed me down with some water.

This is possibly the worst mascara I’ve ever used. I cannot believe the mess my lashes were after use.

Final verdict, avoid at all costs. Definitely an epic fail!

Hates it!

With a passion.

Love ya MUFE but sorry I’m just not loving this mascara.

Anyone try?

Had better results?

Do share it!

  • 2/1/10 22:59 Melissa Nicholl:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your bad experience with Smoky Lash. I’ve been using it since it launched and I absolutely love it. I really do think you just got a bad one, because mine only gets clumpy and flaky when the tube is almost done and dried out.


    • 2/3/10 20:52 the Muse:

      hey melissa I’m glad to hear it! mine was awful! It was dried out and flaky as heck. I got it when it first came out too wonder what happened?!


      • 11/17/10 3:05 crystal:

        smoky lash is my fav mascara of all time but one time I got it from the store and it was old and flaky…maybe it went through temperature that were too hot during shipping or it was just sitting around too long


        • 11/17/10 9:58 the Muse:

          hmm wonder if that was what was up with mine crystal!


  • 11/9/10 16:26 pricila hernandez:

    I LOVE this mascara. It is expensive but sooo worth it. MAC’s zoom lash has the same texture, well I think. I love thick mascaras like these.

    give it one more try!


  • 6/16/11 0:50 Margaret:

    I love this mascara… strange you had those results.. I bought the sampler set of mascaras from Sephora & the smokey lash was by far my favorite… (next being Buxom) … I don’t get raccoon eyes when I wear this; however, this mascara is a pain in the you know what to get off… I’ve been using blinc almost daily because it’s so easy to come off ….


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