MAC ‘False Lashes Extreme Black’ Review

First Impressions.

I was lucky enough to receive two MAC products in beauty boxes this month, and this mascara from Augusts Cohorted box is the second one. I’m a huge fan of mascaras, and I’m also a believer that bigger is better when it comes to lashes so I’m really looking forward to seeing how much vavavoom this can give my lashes.

The Cohorted Booklet Says:

“M-A-C False Lashes Extreme Black. Intensely inky, this lightweight, innovative mousse-like formula creates the illusion of lash extensions. Saturates lashes in the deepest, darkest, richest black imaginable with each stroke of the unique double-lush brush.”


This is a teeny, tiny unlabelled sample in terms of size, but it only weighs 4g including packaging, so I would guess there is 1-2g mascara maximum in the sample. Full size, the product contains 10g and is available for £19.50 with free delivery from Based on the cost of the full size the mascara is £1.95 per gram, making my sample worth £1.95-£3.90, depending on how much it actually contains.


The mascara is packaged in a black glossy tube with a screw off lid. The brand and product are printed on the front of the tube in white writing.


Unscrewing the lid I pull out the applicator wand. The wand is short, which is to be expected as the packaging is so small, and the wand itself has lots of dense bristles.


I started by applying the mascara in wiggly brush strokes to one eye only for a comparison. In the photo below I have applied it to the eye on the left of the photo, the right are my natural eyelashes. The mascara did make my lashes look longer but not really any thicker.

I apply mascara to the eye on the right to even them up.

I’ll admit, I’m disappointed in the finish so I applied a second coat to both of my eyelashes. I really went over my lashes with the applicator but I couldn’t build up the look I liked with the mascara.


I’m really disappointed with this mascara, and I definitely won’t be buying the full size. It does not give a false lash effect, and even the disappointing finish I managed to get out of the mascara took a lot of effort. This isn’t a mascara I would recommend.

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