Review | Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara

Baby thin lashes. They’re what I was born with and what I have to work with so mascaras quickly became one of my best makeup friends the moment my parents let me wear makeup! I experiment with a lot of mascaras in order to find one that gives me volume, length and fullness. Three qualities that I often find lacking in just one mascara so when MAKE UP FOR EVER announced that their latest mascara, the new Smoky Extravagant, promised volume, curl and precision in just one swipe, I was game to try it!

Smoky Extravagant intensifies eyes with dramatic impact that attracts attention from afar and shows precise and defined lashes up close. Its “ergonomic” brush allows for ultra-precise, intuitive application. Generously coated with just the right amount of mascara, the brush’s soft fibers lift each last individually.

The clump-free texture glides on easily, sheathes and coats the lashes for spectacular volume and length. The result is instantaneous with a long lasting hold. Lashes fan out, dramatic and defined, from root to tip.

I have been loving MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Smoky Lash mascara that I reviewed back in January. I didn’t find it too special back then, but I gave it a second chance this month and have been enjoying it. Let’s see how its sibling does on my lashes, shall we?


I actually found the brush to be quite big! Probably one of the biggest I’ve used!


These are my baby thin lashes au naturel.


And here they are with Smoky Extravagance! I have not curled my lashes, but you can definitely see there is some major lift action going on! My lashes look very defined and look much longer than before.



Price: $28.00 CDN

Packaging: Thick plastic tube with flat tapered brush handle.

Formula: I found the formula to be a little clumpy on me despite the clump-free claims and had to use a spoolie brush to separate my lashes. However, the actual brush was quite nice because it tapered in width allowing me to “grab” each lash, even the baby ones in the corners of my eyes. The brush is quite similar to Lancome’s Doll Lashes mascara, but bigger. You can see that the promise of extra lift to the lashes is very much true and opens up my eyes so much! 

Final Verdict: Even though the formula wasn’t quite as clump-free as I would have liked, the actual effects were quite dramatic. What I have actually been doing is doing one coat in Smoky Extravagance and the second in Smoky Lash which gives me more of what I want in a mascara as Extravagance doesn’t provide me with the fullness I would prefer. I think this is a great mascara for someone who already has plenty of lashes, but just needs a bit of a “power boost”. If you have lashes like mine, you might have to resort to using two mascaras to achieve fullness and volume.

Smoky Extravagance is found exclusively at Sephora or at Make Up For Ever for $28.00 CDN.

PR sample provided for review, but all opinions are 100% honest and my own!

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