The MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash (£19.50 for 13 mL) is one of the four In Extreme Dimension mascaras from MAC. The In Extreme Dimension mascara is also available in Extreme Dimension Waterproof, Extreme Dimension Lash, and Extreme Dimension Mascara / Work It Out which is available in 10 shades ranging from yellow, blues, and reds!
On their website they state that the mascara
– are lengthening with 35% increase
– are volumizing with 98% increase
– are curling with 100% increase
– are lifting
– will separate lashes and are non-clumping
– are flake-proof and smudge-proof
I want to start this review by saying I really enjoy the packaging of this mascara! I think it is hard to make a different packaging for a mascara as they almost all look the same – maybe just different colours – but I think this looks a bit more interesting! At the same time I really like to hold the mascara in my hand when applying! The mascara claims to be both lengthening, volumizing, curling, and lifting. I do think my lashes look longer with this mascara but not longer than any other good mascara could do. I don’t know how volumizing I think this mascara is. I do think it adds a bit of volume to my lashes but if I wanted some serious volume for my lashes I would maybe go for the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara instead. I also think that this mascara does a pretty good job at curling and lifting but as you can see on the pictures at the bottom of this post, they do not stay as curled and lifted when first applied through the whole wear time. As they claim, this mascara does not clump and it is very good at separating lashes. I think the brush takes a bit of getting used to as I feel it is very big and it got very short brissels so you need to get closer to your lashes and one wrong movement you got mascara all over the place! The mascara does not flake on me but I do think it is smudging. My top lashes do touch my skin under my eyes and I do get mascara up there through the day.
Even though this mascara don’t live up to all of its claims I still like it. I will award this mascara 4 hearts out of 5 possible. The reason I don’t give it the full 5 hearts is because I don’t feel it lives up to all of the claims but I do really like how many colours and variants it comes in!
If you are looking for a volumizing mascara then I would recommend looking into the Maybelline Lash Sensational instead as I fell this is a more “natural” looking mascara (be aware that I only applied one coat of mascara on the last photo in this post). Would I repurchase this mascara? Yes I would, especially some of the colourful ones! Have you tried the In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara from MAC? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!