Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara Review, Swatches and Photos

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Published on July 14, 2013 with 2 Comments

This month, Make Up For Ever brings us a new mascara, Smoky Extravagant. And during The Makeup Show Chicago 2013, I was very lucky to get my hands on a tube to test drive it for you ladies. Read on to see what I think!

Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara review

Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara


The Smoky Extravagant Mascara is formulated with natural Mineral Pigments, Panthenol Pro-vitamin B5, Wax Complex and Abyssinian Oil for volume, length and curl. There is only one shade available, an intense black.

The first thing I noticed was the brush. It has 580 bristles and a cone shape just like Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara, only MUCH bigger. The head reached my inner corners and lower lashes easily but the base was definitely too big for my eyes. I had to be really careful with application or I would end up with mascara all over my eyelid.

The formula though was pretty awesome. It felt non-drying and coated my lashes thoroughly with ease, adding length and volume without much clumping. It also left my lashes super soft and lightweight. Regardless of how I piled this on, my lashes remained light as a feather and stayed curled all day.

Finally, while I liked that the mascara washed off easily with warm water, it was not very water nor oil resistant. If worn without powder on my undereye area, I would end up with smudges under the eyes in a few hours.

Bottom line, Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara will deliver length, volume and curl just as claimed. However, be prepared to spend a little more time on the application and make sure you keep the undereye eye matte or add a coat of Anastasia Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat over it for best results.

Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara wand
Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara cone shaped brush
Wearing Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara

Wearing Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara in Black


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Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara is available at Sephora for $24.

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  1. Hi Phyllis,

    The mascara looks pretty good on you! Do you think it will work if I have dry skin? Thank you :)

    • Thanks Jenny! Yes it will definitely work if your skin is on the drier side.

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