Monday, 10 September 2012

Veracious Product Review: MAC Zoom Lash Mascara

My latest product review is of one of MAC's several mascara options, Zoom Lash. Although MAC holds a large contingent in my makeup stash, I've always steered clear of their mascaras because they tend to get panned on all of the beauty review websites I've visited. Good reviews of MAC mascaras are generally hard to find! I received a free sample of Zoom Lash with a purchase I made a couple months ago, so I finally decided to put my preconceived notions aside and give it a try!



The sample comes in a sleek, sturdy, pint-sized black tube. I have to say, it's quite adorable!


Although the tube is much smaller than the full-sized version, it is long enough that the brush is of normal proportions. Thus, I'm hoping that the performance of this tiny tube is representative of what the mascara truly has to offer!

Here are a few pictures of my eye without mascara. I also abstained from eyeliner so that you could see the effects of Zoom Lash on its own.

"Before": No mascara or eyeliner




And here are a few pictures of my eye with two coats of Zoom Lash. I apologize for all the creepy eyeball closeups, but hopefully they give you a good idea of the effect ;)

"After": With two coats of MAC Zoom Lash Mascara in Black




As you can see, the difference is quite dramatic! Zoom Lash does an excellent job at lengthening my lashes without clumping or caking. It adds a fair amount of volume too! I've worn it a few times now, and it has never flaked or smudged on me, even in the most sweltering of weather. All signs of a fantastic mascara!

And here are "Before" and "After" photos of my whole face, without and with Zoom Lash. It really changes the whole look of my face, without being over the top.


Dorky expression, but lovely lashes! :)

Overall, I'm very pleased with the performance of this mascara. It adds clump-free drama to my lashes without smudging or melting in the face of the summer heat. I'm not in need of mascara at the moment, but I'd definitely consider purchasing the full size of this down the line (though MAC is on my crap list since Estee Lauder changed their animal testing policies). I suppose this proves that I shouldn't let a few (or several) bad reviews dissuade me from trying a product that might be just right for me. Lesson learned! :)

What are your thoughts on MAC mascaras? Any fans of Zoom Lash out there?
 

23 comments:

  1. Wow that mascara works great!

    xo Jennifer

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! I'm really happy with it so far!

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  2. I've only ever heard bad things about MAC mascaras, but this really does look fantastic! x

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    1. I was in the same boat, but I've been really pleasantly surprised by this one :)

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  3. WOW! That made a massive difference. Your lashes look fantastic!

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    1. Thanks, Erica! It really does make a huge difference, but without being over-the-top dramatic. I've been loving it so far :)

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  4. Love your blog, I'm your newest follower! I hope you'll follow me back and we can keep in touch, I love finding new blogs! xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much, Joellen, for reading and following! I'll check out your blog for sure :)

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  5. That looks so pretty! Love the all natural look.

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  6. that mascara looks AMAZING. and i love how it leaves your lashes still thin and clump free for that natural beauty look. i kind of want to try this now

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    1. Thanks! I'm really loving it so far. I always like a natural look that's still high-impact (if that makes sense?) and this mascara fits the bill! :)

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  7. Your lashes look really good with that mascara, it's funny because it's a MAC one and I don't usually heard about them being good, but these may be the exception, maaaaybe I will tried but I am sooo used to drugstore ones xx

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    1. I felt the same as you at first- I've only heard bad things about MAC mascaras! That's why I was so pleasantly surprised by this. It's definitely worth a try!

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  8. It worked great! I defienetly need to try this one, lovely post!

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    1. Thanks, Perla! I've been really liking the mascara so far :)

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  9. Wow your lashes look amazing!
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  10. uhhh, I've got to try this on! It seems super efficient!
    your lashes look gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Sandra! It really has been doing a great job at making my lashes look super long :)

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  11. Oh wow that really looks amazing, great review <3 x

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  12. wow! your lashes look gorgeous! The mascara really helps with lifting and lengthening.

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