Friday, 22 November 2013


I've rediscovered an old favourite mascara recently: MAKE UP FOR EVER's Smoky Lash ($27 CDN/0.230z). I've used this mascara before, months ago, and I'm really glad that I decided to pick up another tube and try it out again. I find that my lashes have good length and curl to them, so what I really look for in a mascara is added volume. I like my lashes to look jet black (they're naturally light blonde), and fairly dramatic without having to add on fake lashes. 

"What it is: A mascara that gives the lashes curl, volume, length, and intense pigment.

What it does: This ultra-pigmented mascara was specially designed to give the lashes an exceptional volume-enhancing effect with infinite lengthening and immediate curling.

What else you need to know: The tough, dense brush of this Sephora-exclusive mascara penetrates into the roots of the lash to ensure that lash is completely coated with mascara." - Sephora

 The brush for MAKE UP FOR EVER's Smoky Lash mascara consists of short, dense bristles. The brush is quite large, which usually work out well for my lashes (I'm a huge fan of CoverGirl's Lash Blast). MAKE UP FOR EVER does not disappoint, and I find that it gives my lashes an ultra pigmented jet black colour, and a nice voluminous look. Like I've said, my lashes already have a curl to them, so I can't comment on how well this mascara would hold a curl on naturally straight lashes. A brand new tube of this mascara can be a little bit wet, but after about a week or so the formula is perfection! This mascara doesn't flake or smudge on me, yet it comes off easily at night with a bit of Bioderma.

I'm so glad that I've rediscovered an old love! If you haven't tried out MAKE UP FOR EVER's Smoky Lash, and you're looking for a high-end volumizing mascara, I highly recommend checking it out! I do normally stick to drugstore mascaras, but it's fun to try out a high end version every now and again. What's your favourite mascara? :)


  1. right now my favourite is definitely benefit they're real! :) this is nice though, it definitely gives some volume to your lashes.

    1. I do like Benefit's They Real too! :)

    2. it's so nice! I got a backup sample but am always trying to track down more :)

    3. I think I have another sample in my stash that I've been saving! :)

  2. This looks amazing on your lashes! :)

  3. Smoky Lash is one of my favourite mascaras ever!

  4. Ooh, nice! I love a good volumizing mascara and this one sounds great :)



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