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.
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.
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.
Two coats applied with the pink end of the wand; check out that separation!
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…
- MAC Mascara X Delivers Lash Length, Volume and Gloss While Maintaining a Natural Look
- MAC Fibre Rich Lash
- MAC Pro Longlash
- MAC Opulash
- MAC Studio Fix Lash
- MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash
- MAC Splashproof Lash
- MAC Plush Lash
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,