MAC Zoom Lash Mascara: Review

Over the past year I have managed to accumulate a couple of these, as travel sizes with airport purchases and in a goody bag. For some reason I didn’t rush to try them as I hadn’t heard anything all that positive about MAC mascara. But decided to give them a go recently when I wanted to try something new.
My initial impression was that I love it, it does deliver great volume and length and is really black. The brush is OK, the bristles are quite short – which isn’t my normal brush of choice. I find the formula quite wet, which is good for application in some ways, as it’s easy to add multiple coats – but it does mean it has to be the last step in the eye make-up process, or else it would most likely result in smudging.

Bare lashes
With MAC Zoom Lash Mascara

I like how black the mascara is, it really does make the lashes super dark. But the problem I have been finding with this mascara is that over the day I find that my upper eyelid/just under the brow bone tends to develop a dark smudge. I’ve never really had this problem before but it does make it difficult to wear all day. I don’t seem to have this issue with other mascaras or suffer from especially oily eyelids, so really don’t know what the problem is! 
Other than that though, I like the mascara but it’s not my favourite (still the Revlon Grow Luscious one in case you’re wondering…).

Not sure if this was a sample or one I bought as I have both, either way – these are my thoughts!



  1. March 8, 2011 / 1:28 pm

    I love MAC but I didn’t use mascara yet.
    Thanks for share this information!
    Good blog!


  2. Bethany
    March 8, 2011 / 1:34 pm

    I’ve found that the MAC Zoom Lash mascara is one of the only MAC mascaras that I care for. There is usually a coupon code for a sample whenever you order something from MAC online in case anyone else wants to try it!

  3. March 11, 2011 / 4:59 pm

    Love reading about new Mascaras…finding a good one is the bain of my life ! Most are all smudge and no trousers. I was thinking…the ultimate test for your number 1 mascara?? Im training for the marathon…lets see which one withstands the training and then the big 26 miles! xx

  4. MeLikeyUK
    March 12, 2011 / 2:13 pm

    Thanks for sharing!I love wearing mascara, only trouble before it is too long I end up with Panda eyes;-) I am currently using Clarins Wonder Volume which is probably the best I have found to date. Do you have any further recommendations ?

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