Makeup Bag Staples: MAC Plushlash

MAC Plushlash ($13) is one of the best mascaras I’ve ever come across. I’m a mascara junkie, and I try basically anything that promises to thicken my lashes. This is by far my favorite budget-friendly option. Considering that most drugstore mascaras cost around $8, this baby is a bargain: a high-end mascara at a low-budget price.

It lengthens dramatically. It thickens ridiculously. It plumps up lashes and fans them out into a lush, long, flirty fringe that is so sexy. The mascara dries to an inky black finish. You could wear this mascara with nothing else and still look drop-dead gorgeous. I’ve been asked multiple times while wearing this if I’m donning false lashes.

The wand is the key: it’s tapered at the top, and flat on the sides. Use the flat side to deposit color on lashes, and then wiggle the brush through to fan them out. It’s densely-packed with tiny bristles, which grab each lash to maximize right down to the inner and outer corners.

The formula glides on smoothly, with no clumping. I rarely need a lashcomb with Plushlash. You also never have to waste time wiping the wand off on the tube; excess product isn’t a problem here. You won’t have creepy spider eyes with this mascara; just full, defined, lush lashes. And after hours of wear, no smudging or flaking, and lashes are never brittle.

I swear by this. If you like thick, long, beautiful lashes, I think you will, too.

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8 Responses to Makeup Bag Staples: MAC Plushlash

  1. Clair says:

    This is my favorite mascara, too. I generally don’t like MAC mascaras. I’ve tried Mascara X and Zoom Lash — both are crap. The only other decent one is Fibre Rich Lash, but that doesn’t come close to Plushlash. Hope they never discontinue this!

    • SugarSocial says:

      Clair, I’m with you on the other MAC mascaras – the only one I’ve had any luck with was Fibre Lash, and that was back in 2004. I haven’t used it since. But there is a marked difference between Plushlash and the rest. I can’t believe they’re made by the same brand!

  2. Trude says:

    Hmmm I think I’ll have to give it a go! I’ve been addicted to BadGal Lash, but this is a bit cheaper. 🙂

  3. Libby says:

    I’ll have to check this out! I’ve been committed to Diorshow, but have been looking for something a little less pricey. It gets gunky pretty quickly for the price, and I’m tired of shelling out the cash so often. Thanks for the recommendation.

    • SugarSocial says:

      Libby, let me know how you like it! It’s actually similar to Diorshow, but, in my opinon, much better. It’s more dramatic-looking than Diorshow, and a lot less expensive.

  4. Jenni says:

    This is the best! I always keep an extra on hand for when I run out. I’m obsessed with it.

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