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M.A.C.

Bold & Bad Lash

0.03 fl. oz. for $ 23.00
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Bold & Bad Lash earns our praise for its clever packaging. The results aren't as dramatic as M.A.C. makes them out to be, but if you like beautifully defined lashes, this is where it's at.

Bold & Bad Lash features dual-chamber mascaras: One chamber houses a small, thin, short brush for bottom lashes, and the other contains a larger brush for upper lashes. Each design works well for its intended purpose, and we also found the smaller brush to be helpful for mess-free inner and outer corner lashes.

Both formulas lightly coat lashes and don't clump no matter how many swipes you apply. If you prefer a mascara that saturates lashes with thickness from the get go, this mascara isn't for you, but the upside is that you don't get messy lashes that stick together as often occurs with a wetter, goopier formula.

Bold & Bad Lash mascara leaves lashes looking lengthened, cleanly defined and fluttery. Performance-wise, you can count on flake-free, smudge-resistant wear. We also appreciate that this mascara isn't overly difficult to remove at the end of the night.

Pros:
  • Beautifully lengthens and defines lashes.
  • Offers customization of separate brushes for upper and lower lashes.
  • Does not clump.
  • Delivers flake-free, smudge-resistant wear.
Cons:
  • Not "bold" in terms of volume.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes
Brazen. Bold. Bad, bad, bad. Give your lashes the attention they deserve with MAC Bold & Bad Lash. This revolutionary mascara is the ultimate product to create a 360-degree lash look from top to bottom. The dual-chamber package contains a brush for upper lashes, a brush for lower lashes AND different formulas in each. The larger brush delivers customized volume to the top, while the smaller brush creates smudge-proof definition to the bottom. Start a lash revolution!
Bottom Lash Ingredients: Water, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate Copolymer, Silica, BeeswaxCera AlbaCire D'abeille, Stearic Acid, Alcohol Denat., Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Kaolin, Polyvinyl Acetate, Bentonite, Tromethamine, Glyceryl Stearate, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Hexylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Panthenol, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Cholesterol, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sucrose Polystearate, Simethicone, Peg-100 Stearate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylates/Hydroxyesters Acrylates Copolymer, Ammonium Hydroxide, Laureth-21, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Isostearic Acid, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate. May contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140). Top Lash Ingredients: Water, Stearic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Polyisobutene, Polyvinyl Acetate, Glyceryl Stearate, Paraffin, Silica, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Isostearic Acid, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Pantethine, Panthenol, Kaolin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil Unsaponifiables, Cholesterol, Simethicone, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Nylon-6, PTFE, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol. May contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)

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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