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      09.11.2012 21:27
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      An average mascara which thickens the lashes and makes them look pretty

      I like to wear a lot of eye make up. I am lucky in that my lashes are already quite long but I like them to really stand out. I do sometimes wear false lashes and I like a mascara that get close to this look. I value Mac Cosmetics as a brand so I purchased Plush Lash with high hopes.

      What does the product do?
      The product promises to give the lashes extreme volume which leaving your lashes silky and flexible. It claims that you won't get any clumping or smuding and using a special brush, it promises to coat the extire lash, root to tip, above and below in one motion. As well as this, it claims that it will curl the lashes while also separating the lashes leaving it looking like you have a million lashes. It should leave your lashes looking longer, thicker and curvier giving you a pretty wide eyed look.

      Packaging and Price
      The mascara comes contained within a plain black tube which has little detailing apart from Mac written in white writing up the side. The wand is in the lid as expected and it has plenty of bristles making it look quite chunky and chubby. The bristles are set in a v shape with one side so that one side coats the lashes and the other side separates the lashes. The mascara is quite cheap by Mac's standards and will cost you around £14 per tube. It can be bought from department stores with a Mac counter such as Debenhams and also from a variety of online websites.

      Application and Performance
      The first hurdle with this product is the size of the wand. It is quite hard to work with until you get used to it as it is so big and chunky. It will touch the skin around the eye if you're not careful but once you get the hang of it, it's ok. The colour of the product is really dark black which is just how I like it to be. The lashes are coated easily and quickly, and the wand does give a really good coverage. As the coverage is so good, if you apply more than one coat, the lashes will look clumping and messy so be careful not to over apply the mascara. If used probably, it definitely makes my lashes look thicker and longer. It doesn't really curl the lashes but if used with an eye lash curler, the mascara holds onto the curl for quite a while.

      It does separate the lashes to a degree but probably not as much as promises. The mascara looks fairly natural and it is ok for the day and it also translates well for night wear. The whole effect and colour of the mascara makes my eyes look pretty and awake. The mascara does stay on the eyes for ages but I do experience a bit of flaking beneath my eyes which unfortunately can make me look tired. It hasn't irritated my eyes or caused me to experience any discomfort, even when I am wearing my contact lenses. The mascara is easily and completely removed using my usual make up remover.

      Conclusion
      All in all, this is a good/average mascara which makes my lashes look thicker, darker and a bit longer. It is suitable for both day wear and night wear, and it will stay put for the duration. You can experience flaking and if you over apply, clumping and it doesn't separate the lashes as much as was promised. This mascara did the job but you can find mascaras for much cheaper that do a better job so I probably wouldn't repurchase this one.

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        06.06.2011 11:28
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        Great mascara which really makes your eyelashes look bigger and longer

        According to the product information this mascara 'plumps, curls and volumizes.'

        It has a large brush with lots of bristles closely packed together to allow the mascara to be applied pretty thickly. It delivers a lot of volume to your lashes creating an extremely full look. It makes my lashes look a lot longer and thicker and gives a fake lash look.

        I don't think it particularly curls lashes- that is more to do with the eyelash curler i use beforehand.

        The size of the brush means that you can end up smudging your eyelids if you aren't careful.

        It is also prone to clumping as the mascara is so wet and the brush seems to pick up a lot of the mascara so i usually swipe the wand with a tissue before I apply so that I don't get product overload. Also I have learnt not to wait for the product to dry if i want a second coat as this can also cause clumping and make little blobs on the eyelashes.

        It comes in either brown or black and costs £13. I used the one in black which was very intense and it lasted all day.

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        10.04.2011 10:18
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        Nice for someone who likes good quality mascara and doesn't mind the price tag

        The Plush Lash Mascara is great. I bought it around a month ago after bein told by an Avon representitive that it gives a huge amount of volume and length, and as i'm a big fan of over-the-top big lashes, I knew this was for me. Although it was expensive, at £13 for 8g, MAC products are well-known to be good quality.

        The mascara is black, with 'MAC Plush Lash' written on the side of it in silver. It's quite thick compared to my other mascaras, and has a solid feel to it. There's nothing to make it stand out, though.

        It does indeed add volume, not a huge amount, but enough to see that you've visibly used a good quality mascara. It helps my lashes stay smooth and feathery, giving a long, slick effect to each one. It doesn't clump even after several layers are applied which is brilliant and it's able to curl the lashes well with minimum effort. It's durable and doesn't smudge or flake, even after a busy day at Uni or a drunken night out.

        It's easy to apply, but i find the brush a tiny bit too thick for my liking, as it gets too much product on the brush if you're not careful. It also lasts for ages, but is easily removable with a facial wipe or makeup remover.

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        08.08.2010 14:17
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        A fantastic mascara from the Mac colour experts!

        I bought this mascara around 6 months ago, I asked the lady on the Mac counter which mascara was her favourite out of their range and why. She told me this mascara because it gives extreme volume and lengthening which of course I loved the sound of. I had a look at the tester and the brush looked very similar to the one I usually use which is Clinique's High Impact Mascara so since I had run out of it I thought I'd give this one a go.

        ***What is the mascara wand like***

        It is quite a thick wand. It occasionally gets a little too much product on the brush which I just take off on the side of the mascara pot so as not to waste it. But it does not clump which is usually my main concern with mascaras.

        The first day I wore the mascara was to work, that day I had four people ask me what mascara I used and I told them. One lady said she had never seen such long eye lashes that were so separated as well. These compliments indicated to me that the mascara was worth changing to from the Clinique one. Plus it was £2.00 cheaper. It is £12.50 for 8g. It comes in brown and black. I bought black since I do not find that brown defines my eyelashes enough.

        ***Why I love this mascara***

        * I can build the volume of my lashes by going over the lashes several times with the wand and it not clumping.
        * It coats every single eye lash - the ones in the corner of the eye to the outside of the eye
        * It curls the lashes amazingly
        * It does not smudge or flake under the eyes even when it has been on for the entire day and evening
        * It seems to last forever (the amount in the mascara)

        The lady told me that the wand has two slightly different sides to it which do different things to the lashes but to me I see no difference in the wand. All the bristles look the same to me on both sides. However one side of the wand is supposed to have shorter bristles which curl and separate the lashes. The longer bristles on the other side of the wand are supposed to define and comb the lashes.

        ***Packaging***

        The mascara looks quite boring but so do a lot of mascaras. It is all black in colour and she has 'MAC Plush Lash' written on the side of it in silver. However the feel of the tube of mascara feels very different to others I have had. The Clinique one has a shiny feel whereas this one almost feels like it has a velvet feel (but it is of course not velvet). I don't mind the mascara looking boring as long as it does its job well. Which this one does.

        ***Overall***

        A great priced mascara especially since the self serve mascaras are on average now £8.99 for example, Revlon, L'oreal etc. They have all gradually crept up in price which means there is not such a massive price difference between the self serve brands to premium brands.
        The mascara gives my eyelashes exactly what I want... length, volume, defining colour and separation... which gives the ultimate false lash effect, which I think every women would love!

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          23.07.2010 16:27
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          Fantastic product if a little pricey - but worth it

          After being introduced to MAC make up by my best friend who is a dancer and uses it as stage make up due to its incredible staying power I promptly set about collecting a make up bag filled with MAC products.
          The mascara was a Christmas present, after years of using every mascara available trying to find one that will stay on all day I have finally found a product which works! The mascara is thick and definitely black rather than the "washed out" shades you can often get with black mascara.
          The only real difficulty I have had is due to the thickness, if you rush application you end up with clumpy lashes, on occasions it has looked as though I have only had 5 eyelashes - the main problem here being due to its staying power I have had to remove all of my make up to start again!
          A fantastic brand and product, just make sure that you take your time in applying and if you like to wear a lot of mascara to do it in layers so you still end up with individual lashes! Another thing I found is that I can't just jump in the shower and wash it off - if it does get in your eyes it stings!
          Definitely worth the money - what you pay extra for in price you make up for with a premium product.

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          19.02.2010 19:55
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          thickening mascara which is great value for money and lasts forever

          I have tried SO many mascara's! Being blonde and having fairly thin, light lashes, I have hunted high and low to find a mascara which really accentuates my eyes to make them look big and bright and finally I found MAC's plush lash and I FELL IN LOVE!
          I decided to buy this mascara when I saw it in a duty free airport shop and it was only £9.00-£10.00. The helpful assistant at MAC showed me the mascaras and said this was the one that would really thicken out my lashes as it has a short brush which is flattened on one edge for thickening and longer on the other edge for length.

          The bottle is small. However, I have been wearing this mascara EVERYDAY since November (and I use a lot of layers of it!) and its still coming out thick and strong so don't let the size of the bottle put you off!

          Previously, I had found that thick mascaras such as this dry up quickly; for example Benefit Bad Gal and YSLs fake lash effect mascara. Perhaps this is because the mascara itself is thicker or the brush is bigger. However, my MAC plush lash has lasted an awful lot longer than the previously mentioned have, as these two used to be my favourites! Perhaps the neck of the bottle is designed in a way not to let air in...whatever magic MAC has used in this mascara has worked!

          I've had several comments from friends as to where my mascara is from as they have noticed that my lashes are looking bigger than ever! Not only this but as someone with sensitive skin, I cant use heavy duty eye-make-up remover and use a very light moisturiser and cotton pad instead but this mascara comes off easily without too much rubbing or using too much product. This mascara has never flaked off while I've been wearing it either, leaving those unsightly black dots under the eyes!

          Finally, the little black bottle is cute and looks swish in your handbag and displaying the MAC logo proudly means you have landed in the world of cosmetics ;-)

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          19.02.2010 11:02
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          Fantastic mascara with a reasonable price tag that makes your lashes fabulous

          I tried this mascara after recommedation from Lauren Luke (You Tube's make-up sensation) I didn't think I was going to get anything better than Benefit's Bad Lash which I always used and was happy with. However, this mascara is in a different league. It is a fantastic mascara especially if you have shorter stubborn eyelashes which don't want to curl like mine!I tried this mascara after trying many others on the market but in my opinion this is the best for ensuring that my eyelashes look longer, fuller and keep the curl longer. Other plus points for this mascara is that it doesn't clump or smudge and is easy to apply especially when wanting to apply more than one coat. The packaging is stylish, not fussy and modern. The only downside to the mascara is that i find the brush handle isn't long enough, but that is a personal preference.

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            19.01.2010 22:58
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            A great mascara for everyday wear.

            I'm a huge make-up fan, in particular Mac products. I first purchased this mascara a while ago and had mixed feelings. At the time I was using clinique naturally glossy mascara and loved it. I thought nothing could replace my clinique.

            When I first used the mac plush lash I couldn't get used to how thick the mascara was, but thought hey, I've paid for it, I'm gonna use it whether I like it or not (sad I know).

            After a few tries I thought, no way, I feel like I'm in drag, too overdone, and went back to my clinique mascara. Or so I thought. The clinique mascara seemed too "natural" after using the mac. My lashes now felt 'naked' without my plush lash mascara.

            I have naturally thick dark lashes so using the plush lash gave my lashes real definition and thickness. The black is a really rich looking black, I know this sounds strange, but if you try the mascara and compare to your regular you'll understand what I mean. I now use this mascara on a daily basis and it has become a staple of my make-up bag.

            The mascara is long lasting, stands up to a full day without budging. It looks as good at the end of the day as it does when I put it on first thing in the morning. It does need to be removed thoroughly at the end of the day or run the risk of waking up in the morning with panda eyes. Also word of warning, it takes a lot of effort to remove all last traces.

            If you are looking for a natural look from your mascara then this is not the right product for you, in my opinion.

            I would definately say, if you have thick dark lashes and want extra
            definiton from your mascara at a reasonable price, then its the right mascara for you.

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            07.11.2008 00:47
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            Wouldn't repurchase - Will stick to DiorShow!

            Although I love almost all of MAC's other products, I have never been a huge fan of their mascaras.

            My lashes are already quite long, so what I really want in a mascara is a rich, thick formula which will add volume and thickness. I prefer really rich black shades or deep brown and luckily Plushlash is available in both of these. Plushlash promised to 'plump up lashes for extreme voluptuous effect' so I was quick to give it a try when it was released.

            The brush is quite large and is flat on one side, whilst the other has long, closely placed bristles. The idea is that the long side lengthens whilst the flat side adds volume and thickens. However, I just found it a little awkward to use, although I did get used to it eventually. It thickens a little, but I found that I had to work quickly or else it clumped, and I didn't even attempt to add a second coat as it dries very quickly too. Clogged up my lower lashes a little too, probably due to the size of the brush.
            Great, rich colour though and didn't flake throughout the day.

            The best of the MAC Mascaras I have tried, but definately nothing amazing. Dried up quite quickly in the tube too.

            Something else I noticed: Stings a LOT if any gets into your eyes by accident, or if you wear it whilst crying. Definately not waterproof!

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              09.10.2008 19:19
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              good for natural effect but i want more

              I've always dreamed of having fuller, longer and curlier lashes. Unfortunately for me, I'll have to make due with me shortish ones that require constant curling and a good mascara to look decent.

              So when I first discovered MAC, I fell in love with their lipstick, eye shadows and foundation. I simply had to try their mascara, as these could be equally awesome and I just had to know.
              The make up artist who did my make over suggested this mascara for a fuller look. So I decided to buy it, as she had recommended many other beautiful items, she couldn't be too wrong about this one.

              When I tried it at home, I must say, its not quite what I had hoped for. It worked nicely as a mascara but didn't give me the fullness and cull that I wanted. I would say that this mascara is good for a very natural lash effect, but sadly for me, I love to give it that little extra oomph as I feel I need it.

              Sorry MAC, but this is one of your products I won't be purchasing again. For me, Dior show mascara and Lancome's Hypnose are still no1.

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              08.10.2008 11:30
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              A make-up bag must!

              I love make-up! All make-up! But if there was one product I couldn't live without it would be black mascara! I have extremely blonde (almost white!) eyelashes and adding a couple of coatings of lovely black mascara can make a huge difference to my face. So I'm always searching for the best mascara around. I thought I'd found it in the shape of 'Astor Voluminous' but now I know different!

              I stumbled across this product accidently. I wasn't looking for a new mascara (in fact, I had a very clear list of the products I needed so that I didn't buy unnecessary make-up items as I usually do and mascara was most definitely not on the list!) but when I went to the MAC counter a few months ago explaining that I was looking for eyeshadows for my upcoming wedding, she sat me down and got to work on my eyes. To finish off she added a few coats of this mascara while I was discussing the possibility of using false eyelashes on the day. I was told to stop being daft as I had 'absolutely no need for falses lashes' according to the MAC girl. That caught my mams attention who came over to see what she was going on about and was highly impressed to say the least and excitedly asked the girl to show her what she'd used on me while telling me to go look at my lashes in the mirror. I jumped off my seat and ran to the mirror infront to see what the fuss was about and *wow* what an amazing job she'd done with my lashes! I couldn't stop fluttering them at myself in the mirror! Needless to say, I threw away my shopping list and walked away with a new 'Plush Lash' mascara along with my new eyeshadows.

              Plush Lash promises to plump your lashes to give you a 'voluptuous, full fan of lashes' and is available in black or brown. As with all MAC make-up, the packaging of Plush Lash is simple and professional-looking. It comes in a black box with the ingredients mentioned and the container itself is also black with 'MAC Plush Lash' printed in silver along the tube. The tube is short and fat and the wand has a big chunky brush on the end. The brush is apparently what makes this product so special. They say it's a V-shaped brush with short bristles on one side to 'coax the lashes upwards' and long bristles on the other side to separate the lashes. Personally, I can't see the 'V' they are talking about but hey, what do I care, it works and that's all I'm interested in!

              Application looks like it could be tricky as the brush is so chunky but this is not the case as the wand is not very long at all so you can get right in there and really control the brush up close. I always have problems applying mascara to those fiddly lashes in the outer corner of your eye and usually end up with mascara on my skin around that area but for some reason I don't have this problem at all with Plush Lash which is strange as the brush is sort of cut off and chunky at the tip. The mascara goes on in thin layers so a few applications is definitely needed but by doing this you can really see the product building up to create long, luscious, well-defined lashes.

              I usually use this product along with MAC 'Prep and Prime Lash' which is designed to keep your mascara in place (I'll review this at some point too) but for the sake of this review, yesterday I tested Plush Lash on it's own to see if it was just as fantastic without the primer.

              The results? Well, application was no different. It took two or three coats, the mascara went on smoothly and didn't clump at all. I can hand-on-heart say that this mascara has not once clumped on me which I imagine is down to the brush design. The colour of the mascara on my lashes was jet-black as it is when I use the white primer underneath and my lashes were almost as long as they usually are (touching my eyebrows on a good day!). Whilst the mascara did give me a full fan of lashes like it promises, the lashes do look thinner when using Plush Lash without the primer. But still, that's not really something to complain about as this way the lashes look more natural, it's just that I tend to like my eyelashes looking 'heavier' than natural lashes.

              Throughout the day I kept checking my lashes in the mirror and can safely say there was no flaking, no smudging and no running. It was still in place at 10pm last night (although not looking so jet-black perhaps) when I removed it easily with my face cleanser.

              This mascara is not waterproof as far as I am aware from the packaging and website which could be a problem for some people. I'm not really bothered about that but I can say that I did have a bit of a bubble on my wedding day and it didn't run at all so this either has great staying-power or I'm wrong about it not being waterproof.

              Another great point to this mascara is that it seems to last quite a while too. I have been using it for almost three months pretty much every day and it isn't dry and flaky yet. I imagine I'll get another three to four weeks out of it which I think is fantastic as I'm used to changing my mascaras every six to eight weeks.

              At 10 quid a tube, this is not one of the cheaper mascaras around but it is definitely worth it for the effect it creates and the amount of time it lasts.

              It's also worth mentioning that MAC have a scheme (Back-to-MAC) in place whereby for every six primary packaging you bring back for recycling, they give you a free lipstick of your choice. When you take this into account 10 quid doesn't seem too bad at all! And your helping protect the environment a little bit too which is never a bad thing! Then again, I've used MAC for a few years now and haven't managed to finish any of the products yet so that free lipstick may involve some waiting!

              As I say, I am always searching for a great mascara and generally don't end up buying the same mascara twice but when this one runs out, I will be making a second purchase without a doubt - even if it does involve a long trip into town to our nearest branch. It's well worth it!

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            • Product Details

              MAC Plush Lash / Plumps / curls and volumizes / Builds thickness smoothly and evenly / delivering a full fan of lashes / Rich / hydrating formula / No smudging or clumping / A patented brush wraps lashes one luxurious layer at a time for immediate / intense drama.