MAC calls it, “one of our most exciting mascara launches to date…” I call it boring as hell.
MAC Opulash mascara is another typically bad mascara from MAC. MAC excels at creating incredible eyeshadow, lipgloss, and comes out with some of the hottest makeup collections around but something as simple as mascara they almost always fail at in my experience.
How did MAC Opulash work out for me?
What Is It?
A mascara that promises volume, curl, and long wear sans clumping and flaking.
Here’s the thing…
MAC Opulash is one of MAC’s really bad mascara releases in my very humblest of humble opinions. The brush application is extra big yet very standard and uneventful. The formula is decent enough and indeed no clumping or flaking however a single application will not inspire you to sing praises to the gods above.
The magic is all about the layering.
A single stroke of MAC Opulash doesn’t do much but continue to stroke it on, build it up, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the results. Now some mascaras simply aren’t great for building up with as you’ll get a clumpy finish and just spidery lashes or what I like to call a uni-lash (single lash, clumped together thanks to bad mascara). The joy of Opulash is the fact that it allows for serious layering without causing mayhem with your lashes. After a few strokes, let’s say three, you’ll enjoy fatter, plumper, larger than life lashes with some very fine curl in place. Formula is a tad drying but thankfully doesn’t flake however it will make lashes feel a tad stiff but you’ll be thankful for it in the long wrong as it seems to hold curl very well, like hairspray for your lashes!
Come back for a touch up later on and stroke some more Opulash on, no worries it’ll go on easily and refresh your mascara and indeed make lashes look even FULLER.
No good with a single stroke, feels a little stiff on lashes, standard brush is a tad uneventful but still gets the job done.
Who might like it?
- Anyone who LOVES a buidable mascara!
- Anyone who wants longer, fuller, fatter lashes.
Who might not like it?
- Chicklets who want results at first stroke (you need 3 or 4 strokes to get incredible results).
- Anyone who doesn’t like their lashes to feel stiff.
A curious little mascara that gets the job done when applied correctly! Works a charm at creating fuller, thicker lashes with a few strokes and a real treat at building up for great layers of deep, dark lashes. The mascara isn’t by any means the best I’ve ever tried but its affordable ($14) and it performs quite well when used correctly. I loved the results and felt like my lashes looked really great after use.
Nice one MAC.
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Available now from Nordstrom and from MAC on May 27th.
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