I just love thickening mascaras that plump threadbare lashes, boo.
Say “hi” to MAC’s Opulash Mascara in Bad, Bad, Black ($14). It’s exclusive to Nordstrom stores for now, but it’ll be rolling out to other MAC counters soon.
With Opulash, MAC is venturing into totally tubular Clinique Lash Power/DiorShow territory. I’m sure you remember DiorShow, but how about Clinique Lash Power? With its “tubes” of mascara that surround each lash? Opulash also coats with tubes of mascara, and despite how long lasting it is, it still washes right off with nothing but warm water; no extra eye makeup remover required.
To remove it, I wet a cotton pad with warm water, hold it against an eye for a few seconds, and then gently slide down the length of the lash. It takes about three swipes to do a good job, but it’s a lot easier than having to bust out another remover.
The way it’s removed is pretty cool, but by far I think Opulash’s strongest point is how well it plumps up the volume from root to tip — and not just near the base (I’m talking to you, Givenchy Phenom Eyes!).
The even distribution and over-sized brush head remind me of Dior’s $24 DiorShow.
Back to removal for a sec, but I was really surprised by how well Opulash stays put considering how it comes off so easily with warm water. No smudging or flaking, and it’s cry-resistant, too. That is to say I had a minor PMS-induced episode last weekend, and Opulash handled it with style and grace.
Opulash has a long list of faboo things going for it and only a few minor drawbacks I’ve detected so far…
The biggest one for me? How quickly it dries. We’re talking f a s t. Like TOO fast. Lashes stiffen within a minute of application, making it tough to brush through them between layers if I dillydally at all.
Speaking of layers, two seems to be the sweet spot; more than two and my lashes start to clump and get crispy.
I think curl hold could also be improved… Opulash straightens a lash curler curl ever-so-slightly.
All told, I’d say Opulash’s positives vastly outweigh my minor quibbles with the product, and I’m a big fan of the $14 price. If you crave volume with plenty of BOOM-BOOM-POW!, keep MAC Opulash in mind. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
You might like MAC Opulash if…
- You want more lash volume
- You’re already a fan of DiorShow
- You want a mascara that lasts all day long without flaking or smudging
- You want something that’s easy to remove
- You don’t mind having to apply multiple layers quickly (before it dries)
I wanted to share a few snapshots from yesterday’s birthday fun with the fam in the East Bay.
I consumed a ridonkulous amount of food, but that’s par for the course at a family gathering.
And in the years since I left home, my old room morphed into my mom’s closet!
Since my dad loves gadgets, we got him this Jabra Cruiser thing. It’s a Bluetooth speaker phone for the car, so he can stop tempting fate every time he takes a call while driving.
As soon as El Hub told Dad that a lot of police officers use the same model, we saw his eyes light up, ha!
I always have a hard time buying gifts for dudes, but the Jabra ($69 from Costco) seemed to go over pretty well.
Anywho, how’s Monday coming along?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Before you jet, beauty lover, check out the home page for more makeup reviews.