Look, ma… mad fringe!
In one way, MAC mascaras are like Speidi — they tend to get mixed reviews. Some people love ’em; others, not so much.
I’ve been in the love-’em camp for a while because I’ve had great luck with the last few I’ve tried, most notably Opulash, and more recently Pro Longlash ($13), which I’ve affectionately dubbed “The Flash.”
And like the comic hero, Pro Longlash works f a s t , delivering long, glossy lashes in a few quick swipes.
It’s been around for a while as part of the MAC permanent line and comes in two shades, Pitchblack and Barelash. Pitchblack, the shade I’ve been wearing, is carried on MAC counters and in the company’s regular and MAC Pro stores. Barelash, however, is exclusive to MAC Pro stores.
Like other MAC mascaras, Pro Longlash comes dressed to the nines in a sleek black tube.
The compact brush head sports soft, stubby bristles that thoroughly coat my lashes without making a mess on my eyelids.
Richly pigmented, Pitchblack dries into a true dark black without any gray undertones. Texture-wise, it feels thick yet smooth (no clumps!) and shines with a glossy finish.
Oh, and the reason it works fast? Because it dries in no time flat, which is probably both a blessing and a curse. Take a tad too long between coats, and it’s bumpy lashville, baby! I get the best results when I apply multiple layers while the product’s still wet.
Pro Longlash pledges all-day, silky long lashes that won’t look like spikes on your eyes. Think “natural lash look on Red Bull.” It’s the kind of flirty fringe I’d wear on a brunch date with El Hub.
More specifically, Pro Longlash adds noticeable length and volume, but they’re still in the realm of natural possibility.
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Pro Longlash ever-so-slightly relaxes the curl from my lash curler, but the formula also locks in the lift, which I think makes up for any slight loss in curl. On top of everything else, it resists smudging, flaking and comes off easily with a good dose of PMS (aka Philosophy Purity Made Simple).
I’m in love with MAC Pro Longlash (I hope El Hub understands) — the dark color, the degree to which it lengthens and thickens, the lack of clumping and how quickly it dries. Plus, the price is totally right! If you’re Team MAC Mascara, swipe. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
You might like MAC Pro Longlash if…
- You want an amped-up, natural look
- You lust after lots of lash lift
- For the most part, you’re looking for length and volume
- You want a mascara that won’t flake or smudge
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,