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MAC Studio Fix Lash Mascara in “Black Fix”.
The studio fix lash “Black fix” mascara was released as part of the Prêt-à-Papier collection from MAC. Since this had received rave reviews, I wanted to see what the hype was all about.
Does it really live up to the hype? Read on to see that.
What’s the Prêt-à-Papier collection all about?
This is what MAC has to say: Craft-paper couture – an inspired idea cut like a pattern and whipped up into a seamless spectrum of parchment-to-vellum beiges with an occasional, clever colour spill, coral among the most au courant. Avec Prêt-à-Papier, a new couture star is born!
About Studio fix lash from the MAC site:
Innovative, mousse-like formula gives superior definition, volume and lift by filling in sparse lashes for a dramatic effect. New moulded brush prevents clumping. Rich in pigments. Long-wearing polymers quickly coat from root to tip. Keeps lashes light, lifted, supple, and full. No clumping
Shades available: Black fix and Studio Brown. Although there are 2 shades, only Black fix was released as part of the Prêt-à-Papier collection.
Price: US $13 / INR 900
My two cents on this: Although MAC mascaras are pretty much affordable compared to their other products, I’ve always felt that MAC lacks a lot behind in the mascara department. That said, I still love the other products though 🙂 . Volume is one of my top priorities when it comes to choosing a mascara, and then comes length. And MAC says this gives both. Really? Let’s see that. Personally, when it comes to mascaras I prefer Maybelline and L’Oreal. They perform wonderfully without burning a hole in your pocket. But then, out of all the mascara’s that MAC has actually come up with so far this one is the best.
Packaging: It’s the standard MAC packaging. Nothing to be really exciting about. The usual boring black case with MAC engraved on it.
This is how the mascara brush looks.
The very first look at the brush gave me the feeling that this is not going to clump as much. And yeah, I was right. It doesn’t clump that much.
What about length? Yes, definitely lengthens my lashes a lot.
Curl? Hmmm…yeah whatever 🙁
Volume? Not that much. Quite achievable with about 2 coats or so. I don’t mind 2-3 coats since I do that with most mascaras anyways, thanks to my super sparse lashes. But don’t expect something as much as 5 or 6 times volume.
Does it feather you may think. Nope. Does not. Maybe the mousses like formula? Probably.
I have never experienced smudging or feathering with this mascara ever.
It feels really light on my lashes. Does not weigh them down at all. The look is still fresh at the end of the day. In fact, the “rich black” colour is retained too. Does not fade or anything. Good nah? Also does a good job in separating my lashes. Me likey . 🙂 The first pic is my naked lashes without any mascara. Then with one coat, 2, 3 coats and so on.
What I like about this mascara:
- Really black pigments
- Does not weigh my lashes
- Lengthens really well, volumizes (to an extent) and separates without clumping.
- Keeps lashes soft
- No smudging or feathering.
What I dislike about this mascara:
- The price tag. Cheap for something from MAC, but a little too much for an everyday mascara. I tend to change my mascara every 3 months or so. Because of that I see no point in buying costly mascaras.
- Not waterproof .
Will I re-purchase? Maybe. Not sure. Not a bad mascara. Although you won’t achieve va va voom volume, it still gives you decent volume and super length .This is definitely a lengthening mascara in my opinion, volume comes second .If length is your top priority, this is definitely worth trying at least once. If you are looking for extra volume and curl I would say skip.
Am pretty sure Maybelline and L’Oreal can do the same thing for a cheaper price. But what the hell? This Is Make up Art Cosmetics we are talking about right?
So, my search for the perfect mascara still continues. (Actually happy 🙂 since there are so many new mascaras out there that I haven’t tried yet).
What about you? Have you found your perfect mascara match?
Have u tried this? What are your favourite mascaras?
Share your thoughts.
PS: Prêt-à-Papier collection would be launching in India in a month or so. 🙂