MAC In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara Review

Hola Amigos,

I have another mascara for you today and it’s from MAC again. 🙂 This one is called “In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara.”
MAC In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara

Product Description:
A mascara with a large molded brush that creates extreme volume and curl.  MAC’s lightweight whipped formula adds dense volume, extends length and creates curl, while conditioning for softness and flexibility. The gigantic moulded brush stores the optimal amount of mascara in three reservoirs that allow for the maximum amount of mascara with each stroke, while keeping the lashes from clumping together. The tip of the brush allows for precision in accentuating lower lashes and small hairs at the corners of the eye. The final result: extreme dimension that won’t smudge, clump or flake.

Key Claims and Benefits:

  • Ophthalmologist tested.
  • Safe for contact lens wearers.
  • Lengthening, 35% increase.
  • Volumizing, 98% increase.
  • Curling, 99% increase.
  • Lifting.
  • Separates lashes.
  • Non-clumping.
  • Flake-proof and smudge-proof.

Press the brush into lashes close to roots and “shimmy” brush through from root to tip. Repeat until desired effect is achieved.

USD 22 for 12g / .42 US fl oz (excluding any shipping and taxes).
MAC mascara ingredients

My Experience with MAC In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara:

Packaging: The mascara comes in a chubby black tube which comes in a typical MAC black carton. The tube is bigger than most of the mascaras I have used and also houses more product. The carton has all the details and ingredient list mentioned on it.
MAC mascara tube

The tube has the MAC manufacturing date code on it and MAC printed all over. The cap is a bit different in shape and is a bit thin at the top which makes holding it very easy and comfortable. The surprise for me was the brush. The last MAC mascara that I had tried, the Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara had a petite and small brush, but this one is just opposite to that brush. It is thick, bushy and huge. When MAC describes the brush as a gigantic moulded one, it is not exaggerating a bit!
MAC mascaras

Shade/Pigmentation/Performance:  MAC describes the color as extreme black and it is true to its name, just the way I like it. The formula is not very thick or goopy, neither is it runny. The brush layers the product well and it is wise to clean its edges or wipe the extra back into the tube before application. The product has some fibers which are for lengthening the lashes and volumizing them.
MAC mascara black

Since the brush is thick, it does take some time to get used to. The brush goes on evenly and on using it in the shimmy motion, as suggested by the brand, it covers all the lashes and coats them evenly. Though there is a bit of difficulty while applying to the corners, it’s better to wipe off the excess product from the tip, else it deposits a lot of product on the lashes there. But once you get hold of it, the application is not a difficult task.
Mascara wand

With 2-3 coats too, I have never noticed any clumping which I really like. It gives my lashes nice length and great volume, though not “98%” increase as the brand claims, but yes, pretty good volume. The best part is that it holds my curls to a good extent. My lashes are super flat and no matter how much I curl them, they always fall flat in just a matter of seconds, but this product does hold some of the curl , and that makes me super happy! I was impressed with this aspect from the first use itself. The mascara does define my lashes and does not irritate my sensitive eyes.

Staying Power: I have tested the mascara for 12 hours and there was no smudging or flaking at any time. Awesome! It stayed put for the whole time without leaving me with raccoon eyes. Also, holds the curl for a long time as well. 😀
Eye swatch

Removal: Removal is easy.  This mascara is waterproof, but comes off with warm water and a cleanser. It comes off with a makeup remover as well, but I find washing it off a lot more easier. It washes off very well and does not leave any traces to be cleaned up later.
Mascara swatch

Pros of MAC In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara:

  • Pretty packaging.
  • Gigantic brush.
  • Good formula.
  • Jet black.
  • Does not clump my lashes even with 3 coats.
  • Defines my lashes and gives them length.
  • Stays on and on.
  • Does not irritate my sensitive eyes.
  • Does not flake or smudge.
  • Easy to take it off.
  • Holds the curl.

Cons of MAC In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara:

  • None for me, well, may be the price, nothing else.


Would I Repurchase/Recommend MAC In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara?
Well, I love this mascara, but spending 22 bucks on a product which needs to be thrown out in a couple of months does not go down well with me. Though the tube is huge when compared to other mascaras, it holds more product too, but I know I will not be able to use all of the product and still toss the tube out in 3 months or so, but I might repurchase it. I recommend this product whole-heartedly. 😀

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