When it comes to mascara, I always like to try a new one every time - high street as well as professional brands! Once I discovered MAC's most best selling mascara 'In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash' this suddenly became THE mascara for me. I love everything about it but the only thing I dont like is it gets dry and crumbly very quickly as well as it being slightly clumpy.
So I'm back on my quest to see what other mascaras are out there, so I thought I should keep it in the family and see what other ones MAC have to offer as they really have a big focus on their whole range at the moment.
Today I'm comparing two less popular mascaras of the bunch - 'Extended Play Lash' and 'Zoom Lash'.
EXTENDED PLAY LASH
CLAIM - 'A lightweight curling, lifting Mascara in a glossy shade of Endless Black. Applies with a slim-line brush designed to give each lash effortless, upward bending definition and extreme volume. Easy wash-off formula. Lasts 16 smudge-free hours.'
I didn't know how I felt about the slim-line applicator as my lashes are thick, long and straight. The thing I look for in a mascara the most is how much will they help curl my lashes?
This mascara really helped define each lash and lengthened them to give that really nice fluttery effect, however it didn't give me much of a curl as I hoped. I expected a little bit more volume from the roots to give that real nice definition of my eye shape, however instead I felt like my eyes looks too natural and plain even after two extra coats - this might be because I've been using the In Extreme for the past year or so I'm used to more volume! I really liked using it on my bottom lashes as you can see- the slim wand was perfect for that! It didn't smudge either which was great!
Would definitely recommend this mascara if you have short, thin lashes as the applicator is perfect to really get close to the lash line, as well as providing length.
CLAIM- 'Major drama. Lasts all day. Creamy, velvety formula builds density and conditions. Feels light, supple. Ultra-sculpted brush has three-sided fibres to embrace and separate each lash, hugging every curve. Coats in one stroke from root to tip. No smudging.
This mascara was quite different from Extended Play, it helped give my eye shape more definition, and I didn't feel so 'naked' without liquid liner. My lashes came across thicker which would really work well with a smokey eye. This mascara however came across clumpy after a few coats, and as you can see the gaps between each lash was really unequal due to the clumping. I didn't get too much length out of it either unfortunately. I had high hopes about this one due to the applicator! It did make my bottom lashes look super thick which I quite liked!
Overall conclusion, both mascaras have their pros and cons, however if I had to choose one, I would probably pick Extended Play as I liked how it separated each lash, which is really hard to find in a mascara these days. If only the applicator was a liiiiittle bit bigger so I could really build the volume around my eyes.
My mascara quest continues........!
Yay or Nay?
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