I received M.A.C.’s Haute and Naughty mascara gratis (usually $22) at a dinner celebrating the grand opening of a new MAC cosmetics flagship in San Francisco’s Union Square. Truth be told I haven’t bought mascara in about five years because I get so many samples and freebies (I’m not complaining). So I set it aside until I needed one. Admittedly because if it’s impressive packaging, it rose to the top of my pile. For the first two weeks I used it, I had no idea there were two applicators, because I don’t read instructions. When I figured that part out, I was excited! Still, I had no idea what I was supposed to do with each one, so I used the fat brush first, and then the sparser one. The results were dramatic and wonderful (see them after the jump!)
I don’t wear a ton of makeup but this @maccosmetics mascara has won me over.
Finally I Googled the mascara and found that the M.A.C. folks intended for me to use one or the other on any given day: the fat one for thicker, bolder lashes, and the sparser one for longer, more defined batting implements.
There are no rules in mascara games, so I recommend using both like I did if you want some seriously long and thick lashes. The first step makes them chunky and the second smooths out any clumps and makes them even longer. Also it lasts until you take it off (it’s kind of hard to get off, you’ll need remover or I just use face oil or moisturizer). This might even convince me to spend actual money on mascara after this tube is gone.