Rockin’ Bad Mama Jama Eyelashes with Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara

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I’ve been lovin’ my naturally wimpy lashes lately thanks to Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara in Extra Black ($22). This waterproof delovely does everything a good mascara should, adding dramatic length and volume and holding a mad crazy good curl all day long (it has a densely bristled brush like the one that comes with Diorshow Plum mascara).



Smoky Lash flat-out refuses to smudge, not even after a sweaty 90-minute hip hop class. Between my Cabbage Patch and Kid N’ Play the other night (it was an old-school theme), I couldn’t help but bat my eyelashes in the mirror; they just looked so BILLBOARD. Big, bad and bold, I tell ya, like Heavy D and Chubb Rock in their prime. 🙂 Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A

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  1. shontay says:

    Yay! I’m so glad you like the mascara, Karen. I don’t see you doing a lot of makeup forever posts so when I saw this one I jumped and couldn’t wait to find out what you think. Chanel is my HG mascara, but you know I love mufe, too.

  2. Sarah says:

    Karen, this is my new favorite too! I have been using it for about a month and I am addicted!
    .-= Sarah’s last blog post… Golden Goddess =-.

  3. Nessa says:

    This looks aweseome! Can you post some close up pics?
    .-= Nessa’s last blog post… Win a Makeup Bag @ The Lancome Blog =-.

  4. ilona says:

    I agree! I wanna see close ups! You can definitely see those lashes!

  5. Kailey says:

    I need some help!
    I’m going to high school monday *screams with joy* and i need the best drugstore foundation you’ve ever tried. Light to Medium coverage, neutral shade, and doesnt transfer on to everything *cough Maybelline Mouse stuff cough*. I have no time for sephora :(, and theres a CVS like 3 blocks away.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kailey,

      Revlon Colorstay! It comes in a ton of colors and it doesn’t move. Looks great when applied with a skunk brush (like the MAC 187).

      Are you ready for your first day?

  6. CC says:

    Yay! I just searched your blog for this the other day! I wasn’t sure if I should buy this one, but I just realized that some of my favorite mascaras aren’t waterproof. I was torn after reading both good and bad reviews of it, but now I am leaning a little more toward “yes”. Thanks! 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi CC,

      You’re welcome. For waterproof another one I like is Stila Lash Visor. Have you tried it? It has the same crazy good lash curl as this one (along with volume and length), but the finish is a bit more glossy.

  7. Marina says:

    I just love this photo of you, are so cute!
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Barbie Loves Stila Collection. Fall 2009 =-.

  8. irma says:

    wow! your eyelashes look glamorous karen!
    can you compare this mascara with YSL one? YSL is my favourite so i wonder if this one is as equal or even better if that’s possible 😀
    kind regards from croatia

  9. styleezta says:

    i have naturally wimpy lashes too! lately ive been using NYx doll lash. Works great!
    .-= styleezta’s last blog post… Doing the UK dance! Woot Woot =-.

  10. Wendy says:

    I have always wanted to try it and I always read great reviews about it I guess It’s my next buy. Hey Kailey try compact foundation or Physicians Formula foundation those never made me breakout and the powders are awesome too.

  11. Meghan says:

    MUFE Smoky Lash is hands down the best mascara I’ve ever used, but the price tag is keeping me from buying the larger size. For now I’ll stick to loreal telescopic lash.
    .-= Meghan’s last blog post… An Ode to Liquid Liner Pens =-.

  12. Marce says:

    When I first saw that FOTD I didn’t really pay attention to the lashes, but whoa – serious lash job there! I wish my lashes looked like that naturally! 😀
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… BAF Week – Cora Groppo =-.

  13. wow. it isn’t easy to find a mascara that holds a curl throughout the entire day ! great mascara review
    .-= Blovet Beauty’s last blog post… G DRAGON EYES ON U! =-.

  14. shontay says:

    Hey Karen,

    Smoky Marine Exceptionnel??? Ooh, sounds nice. I’ve never heard of it. I must investigate.

  15. Rebecca says:

    I’m making my annual ginormous trip to Sephora’s in 2 weeks, and this definitely is something to add to my list! Which brings my total up to probably somewhere around $250… 0:

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