MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Ups the Ante (AND the Price)

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MAC Haute and Naughty Lash review

Edward or Jacob? Eric or Bill? Nutella or — NO! Forget it. There are some choices I’m simply not prepared to make. :)



At least now when it comes to mascara, fickle girls like me don’t have to wrestle with difficult choices. We can have our cake AND eat it too, thanks to MAC Haute & Naughty Lash ($18; available in a single shade, Haute & Naughty Black).

The disco turtleneck on the tube (see the pic below) is what MAC calls their “two-in-one dual wiper system,” and it’s one of the keys to Haute & Naughty’s success.

Unscrewing the wand from the glittery purple end loads the brush with product — LOTS of product — enough for dramatic lash volume from root to tip with just one coat.

MAC Haute and Naughty Lash review

MAC Haute and Naughty Lash review

But even if you’re more interested in lash length and separation than lash volume, you’re still in luck!

See, this thing’s a little like a Transformer… By disconnecting the wand from the hot pink extension end, the brush loads with less product, resulting in slightly thinner, yet better defined lashes.

Neat, huh?

MAC Haute and Naughty Lash review

MAC Haute and Naughty Lash review

Whenever I travel, I usually bring at least a couple of different tubes of mascara (I like having choices), but Haute & Naughty works like two tubes in one…which doesn’t necessarily mean I won’t continue to pack two tubes for every trip, but it does mean I’ll have even MORE choices than before! :)

No matter how it’s applied (unless I rush, but more on that in a sec), Haute & Naughty leaves my lashes feeling light and soft, even after multiple layers. It holds my curled lashes all day long, too, without any smudging/flaking, yet it’s easy to build up in layers, quickly and well. That said, even one coat = fatty-bo-batty lashes!

For ladies who are always in a hurry (I feel ya pain!), consider this: Haute & Naughty turns into a mess-fest when I rush through its application, and if I use the heavy duty purple end, product always finds its way onto my lids, even if I attempt to remove any excess by swiping the brush against a paper towel. Yup, I think slow and steady wins the race when it comes to applying Haute & Naughty.

MAC Haute and Naughty Lash review
Nekkid lashes

MAC Haute and Naughty Lash review
Two coats applied with the pink end of the wand; check out that separation!

MAC Haute and Naughty Lash review
Two coats applied with the purple end; pretty good volume, right?

Haute & Naughty would probably be one of my favorite dramatic MAC mascaras if it weren’t for the $18 price. MAC usually sets the prices of their mascaras between $13-14; Haute & Naughty is kinda like getting two mascaras in one, but not quite since it costs a little more. I hope it’s not a sign of things to come… :(

Quibbles aside, I think Haute & Naughty hits most of the right lash notes in terms of volume, curl hold and wearability, and if you’re a lash junkie always looking for your next lash crack hit, Haute & Naughty could be worth a try. Available now at MAC counters, stores and maccosmetics.com. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B/B+

You might like MAC Haute & Naughty Lash if…

  • You’re tired of lugging around multiple tubes of mascara to achieve different lash looks
  • You like the look of thick (especially around the base), voluminous true black lashes
  • You also like your lashes long and separated, with great definition
  • You like mascaras that can hold a curl all day long
  • You don’t mind having to take a little extra time with your application

Have you tried any of these other MAC Mascaras?

I’m working my way through the entire MAC mascara family, one tube at a time…

Just another manic Tuesday

Why’s it so hard to get back into the swing of things after a long weekend? The calendar may call today Tuesday, but it sure feels like a Monday to me.

Maybe we should do the Monday poll again, LOL! :)

How’s your day coming along?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Glosslizard says:

    Greetings from Disneyland! Right now we’re on pirate island (formerly Tom Sawyer’s Island), and weather is eerily similar to back home! I brought my beloved Armani Eyes to Kill waterproof for all my mascara needs! Humidity, Splash Mountain, a dip in the pool… it stays put!

    Happy Tuesday, and I hope your week shapes up! :)

  2. Martha says:

    I love my current mascara, but why must MAC release one with such darn cute packaging?? I want it!
    .-= Martha’s last blog post… Urban Decay Naked Palette- Review and Swatches =-.

  3. Kristina says:

    This looks like a very interesting product!! What would you consider your favorite drugstore mascara for lashes that create drama drama & drama?!

  4. Sarah says:

    This is such a nice idea! I never really want to open 2 tubes of mascara at a time because of the three month shelf life and so this is really like a two-in one.
    .-= Sarah’s last blog post… Glow Big or Go Home- =-.

  5. Im intrigued…but I love plushlash so if i’m daring I will try this out next time!
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… IMATS 2010 – Part 2- Workshops with Makeup Masters =-.

  6. Lindsay says:

    I love the little gimick this mascara offers. I might have to check this one out.
    .-= Lindsay’s last blog post… Chanel Paradoxal Nail Colour Swatches -amp Review =-.

  7. Nina says:

    Pretty interesting … but pricey! Not too sure bout this one … but who knows? Stranger things have happened (make up wise, at least) to me…

  8. Marce says:

    Looking good! I *still* haven’t tried a MAC mascara, LOL! I think I’ll go bare faced to the counter today and try Plushlash on, I’ve heard good things about it. Though I think the best thing to do is to actually finish all the tubes of mascara I have at home before buying a new one, right? :D
    The price increase is sort of worrying…if you check out the Venomous Villains prices, the products have a slight increase. Maybe it’s my imagination? Oh it sucks when things go up! Specially cos here it will increase so much more! Just yesterday there was an increase in perfumes…sigh…
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Haul- MAC -amp Something Else An Apology =-.

  9. Kim says:

    That dual wand is super cool! No matter how careful I am, I always get mascara on my lids so that’s not an issue. I just learned long ago to put on mascara first, wipe up the lid mess with a Q-Tip, let my lashes dry and then do the liner/shadow. I know, you’re all probably cringing right now. :)

  10. Kymberlee says:

    I haven’t tried any MAC mascaras but I’ve been considering it. I have a lot right now (DiorShow, Smashbox Lash DNA, sample of Tarte Eco Friendly, Sephora Lash Stretcher). I like DiorShow because it doesn’t clump but it’s a little pricey. I was thinking of trying Tarte’s Lights Camera because it’s cheaper.

    Does anyone have any input?

  11. Maia says:

    mines coming in the mail today…cant wait to try it ;-) i hope i love it simply for the packaging lol!!

  12. DoDe says:

    Really apprech the review. I might try it. But since reading your opulash review, thats become my HG. Haute and naughty isnt tubular like opulash is it?

  13. Sophia says:

    is it LE?

  14. Trinidad says:

    How’d I miss this! I’ve been anticipating this mascara! It is a bit pricey thou, I agree.
    .-= Trinidad’s last blog post… Look Book- Masquerade Party =-.

  15. mara says:

    Hi, how does mascara compare to dior show? Door show makes my lashes long and full but the mascara was a little goopy. Lashes are everything to me but I just haven’t found a truly great mascara yet.

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