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Mini MAC Mascara workshop

Recently I sat down with Mariam Khairallah who’s the regional make-up artist for MAC Cosmetics Middle East. She explained the purpose of each mascara and for which eye shape it’s suitable for. I tried out MAC mascara’s that I’ve never tried before simply because I didn’t think they were suitable for my lashes. Little did I know! I tried out their smallest mascara with the most tiny brush and it transformed my lashes into long, feathery, thick lashes!



I personally judge a mascara by it’s formula, not so much by the brush unless the mascara is for myself. The reason why I judge by it’s formula is because I use disposable wands on my clients (due to hygiene reasons) so the brush doesn’t really matter then.


IMG_4290MAC Cosmetics  //  Zoom Lash

Instant volume and drama in one easy stroke. Creamy, velvety formula builds density and conditions with panthenol and vitamin E. Lashes feel supple, light and flexible. Curls and lengthens. Ultra-sculpted brush has three-sided fibres to hold and separate each lash, hugging every curve. Long-wearing. Non-smudging. Also available in Zoom Fast Black Lash and Waterfast Lash.

Thick and spidery lashes are really on trend at the moment. If you love thick and spidery/clumpy lashes than you’re going to love this mascara! I personally use this mascara a lot as I like my lashes, thick! It also stretches the lashes from the roots and it really lengthens them as well. A double layer can also be applied easily.

*Price: 115 AED  /  $17

MAC Cosmetics  //  False Lashes

Volumizes, curls lashes for the dramatic look of lash extensions. Lightweight, ultra thickening mousse-like formula with a unique double-lush brush pushes up lashes for maximum illusion in a deep, dark shade of black. Flake-resistant. Smudge-resistant. Also available in Extreme Black and Waterproof.

This is one of my favourites, I use it a lot on my clients and it works great for a lot of different eye shapes. The brush is great as well as the formula.

*Price: 140 AED  /  $22

MAC Cosmetics  //  Extended Play Lash

Defining, washable, waterproof. A lightweight curling, lifting mascara in a glossy shade of Endless Black. Applies with a slim-line brush designed to give each lash effortless, upward bending definition and extreme volume. Easy wash-off formula. Lasts 16 smudge-free hours. Also available in Gigablack Lash.

My all time favourite MAC mascara ever! Mariam recommended this to me since I’ve got short lashes. I like the fact that the brush is really thin, this way it reaches the tiny lashes in the corners from the roots. When she applied it on me, my lashes became SUPER long!! It really separates the lashes, lengthens them and you can double layer it easily to create thicker lashes. Ever since Mariam recommended it to me, I’ve been using this mascara.. It’s the best!

*Price: 115 AED  /  $17

MAC Cosmetics  //  In Extreme Dimension Lash

3D volume. Curls, volumizes, defines lashes in a lightweight, whipped formula that adds instant length. Keeps lashes soft, flexible, while providing high coverage and incredible wear. Large moulded brush separates each lash for maximum volume. Non-clumping, non-flaking, non-smudging. Also available in 3D Black Lash.

Last year when I interviewed Francesca Tolot (who’s Beyonce’s make-up artist) she admitted that this is her absolute favourite mascara and that she uses it on all the celebrities she works with. I really like the formula of the mascara but not so much the brush. Because of it’s short bristles it doesn’t reach the small lashes which makes the risk of smudging bigger, so I usually use a disposable wand to apply this mascara on myself. However, if you have bigger eyes you can turn your lashes into extremely long and thick lashes. It offers an amazing volume and it’s build able as well.

*Price: 140 AED  /  $22


MAC Cosmetics  //  Haute & Naughty Lash

A two-in-one mascara provides a double effect and lets you choose between lashes that are naturally defined, or instantly combed and loaded for full-on volume. Easy to use dual-wiper system allows this lightweight formula to go on either way. One wiper refines the application for a clean sweep, the other loads lashes for greater impact. Also available in Too Black Lash.

I’ve had this mascara forever and I never realised that its a two-in-one mascara until I attended the workshop! Basically, as you can see in the images above you can choose how you prefer the brush. One creates thick lashes and the other one creates natural, thin and feathery lashes… I’m personally not a huge fan of the formula it dries up quickly which makes it difficult to add another layer. The brush however is amazing! I think the mascara works great if you’d like to have very thin & natural lashes and if you don’t necessary want to double coat the hairs.

*Price: 140 AED  /  $22

MAC Cosmetics  //  Mineralize Multi-Effect Lash

Featuring an innovative 77-Mineral Complex, it’s unique combination of minerals keeps lashes soft, flexible and separated for a luxurious finish that never clumps. A multi-effect brush combs and coats, individually lengthening each lash in deep, glossy Charged Black.

One of my fave’s as well. It’s a great mascara if you just want a simple natural look, works great for daily use.

*Price: 140 AED  /  $22




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