In Extreme Dimensions 3D Black Lash
Last Updated:06.25.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

In Extreme Dimensions 3D Black Lash is a spin-off of M.A.C's original In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara, which also received an AVERAGE rating. It applies quite wet, which can quickly lend to smudging. One or two coats provides good length and separation, but minimal volumizing.

The formula doesn't build well and begins to clump with additional layers, so getting to a lash look that would be considered "extreme" isn't a journey worth taking.

  • Achieves good length.
  • Separates lashes well.
  • Wet application; prone to smudging.
  • Takes unusually long to dry, which can quickly cause problems.
  • Formula doesn't layer well.
  • Trying to get "extreme" lashes isn't worth the drawbacks mentioned above.
Brand Overview

M.A.C. Cosmetics At-A-Glance

What more can one say for this long-standing makeup line whose products have spoken eloquently for themselves for years? In many ways, M.A.C. Cosmetics is a pivotal line not only for makeup artists but also for any in-the-know cosmetics consumer. Although M.A.C. has several singularly outstanding products, they generally excel by virtue of the range of choices offered. The color selection for everything from lipsticks to foundations is exceptional. Most of the makeup brushes are beautiful, full, and soft, as well as properly sized to fit the contours of the face and eyes.

When it comes to skincare you may be tempted to dismiss the small assortment M.A.C. offers and skip right to their makeup with its well-earned positive reputation. But doing so would mean missing a handful of beautifully formulated products that are worth trying. By no means is M.A.C.'s skin-care line one-stop shopping (at least not if you have blemishes, skin discolorations, or require more than a couple options per category), but you'll find more than just the color products impressive here, and the prices aren't unreasonable either!

M.A.C.'s salespeople are often trained makeup artists, too. This is especially true in the freestanding M.A.C. boutiques, where the staff tends to be true makeup artists.

Note: M.A.C. sets itself apart from other beauty brands by staying ahead of the curve by launching a seemingly-constant rotation of impressive limited edition products, usually with fashion-forward themes. Though it's impossible to review every limited edition product, many of M.A.C.'s are as impressive as those in their permanent collection.

Strengths: Some impressive moisturizers; praiseworthy foundations in a mostly gorgeous range of shades; good concealers; several great powder-based products including blush, bronzer, and eyeshadow in various finishes; dizzying array of lipstick shades in mostly sumptuous formulas; several very good mascaras (regular and waterproof); top-notch makeup brushes; many of the Prep + Prime products work as claimed.

Weaknesses:A few products with high levels of potential skin irritants.

For more information about M.A.C. Cosmetics call (800) 588-0070 or visit www.maccosmetics.com.

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Love it

Totally disagree with this review. For one, it's not a Nordstrom exclusive product. It's not too wet at all and does an excellent job at both volumizing and lengthening my lashes. Doesn't smudge or flake all day. I use this on any client that doesn't want false lashes. Definitely recommend!

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Beautypedia Team Response

Hey there!  Thanks for the heads up -- this was a really old review.  Sorry for the confusion!  And we're thrilled you found something that works well for you and your clients!  :)

Love the brush

This mascara is expensive, the formula is ok, but I do love the brush. It is like using a lash comb to apply the mascara. It separates very well and because of this, it gets all the lashes evenly. However, I can't get past that MAC tests on animals so this will be returned to Nordstrom. If PC would come out with a good formula and a brush like this, they would have a winner!

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