MAC False Lashes Mascara Review and Swatches

MAC mascaras have never really excited me but when I saw the new False Lashes Mascara, I could not resist!

MAC False Lashes mascara

The False Lashes Mascara first made its debut in the Marcel Wanders collection. It comes in the prettiest glossy black tube with a sleek, structural design that fits surprisingly well on my hand.

There is only one shade available, False Black, which is your regular black and nothing super intense. The brush is a little on the big side and looks just like any other mascara wand with a tapered tip. Yet it works amazing well in separating and defining my lashes both on the top and bottom, without making a mess.

While the mascara promises to give the illusion of extensions with its ultra-thickening formula, I find it to deliver better in the lengthening and curling department. With one to two coats, my lashes looked instantly longer and more lifted but I did not see much of a difference in terms of volume.

The mascara dries fairly quickly and I love that it never clumps even when I pile on 4-5 coats. It also wears very well throughout the day without any flaking or smearing but comes off easily with remover.

Overall, this is a decent mascara if you are looking for length and wearability. However, you can definitely achieve similar results with cheaper drugstore brands. I would not have paid $18 for it if it wasn’t because of the pretty packaging.

Wearing MAC False Lashes mascara

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The MAC False Lashes Mascara is now available at and Nordstrom for $18.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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