All in the family: Make Up For Ever Smoky Stretch mascara

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There’s a new baby in the family.

Obviously I’m talking about Make Up For Ever and their Smoky mascara line. First there was Smoky Lash, then Smoky Extravagant, and now Smoky Stretch.  I haven’t tried the original formula, but am a huge fan of Smoky Extravagant, so naturally when I heard there was a new one in the fam, I just had to try it.

Smoky Stretch is a lengthening and defining mascara. The exclusive Flex Control complex provides a smooth formula which glides on the lashes for length and definition. The formula is also formulated with Locust Tree Alginate Jelly to define and separate lashes, as well as Silk Protein to elongate and volumize lashes.


The real draw here for me is definitely the brush. Unlike Smoky Extravagant, which features a teardrop brush, this one is thin and long, really letting you get in there to coat every lash from root to tip.  I love a good wand where you can really wriggle the brush to coat every single lash.

So how does it perform?  Well, I had really high hopes for this one, but I have to say it’s not amazing.  It’s alright, but I definitely like Smoky Extravagant more. I still love the brush on this one, but it doesn’t make my lashes look longer and I find the formula to be a bit clumpy.  I think that this would make a great layering mascara, especially since it’s so dark. With that being said, I’ve tried many mascaras that didn’t do much for me that my friends loved.  Everyone has different lashes, just like how we all have different hair types.


If you can grab a sample of this at your local Sephora (it’s brand new, comes out this month, so they might be offering samples of it soon), I would definitely try it out.  This guy retails for C$28, so about average for a department store mascara. Make Up For Ever has been on a roll lately with products, so this one might just be up your alley.

Will you be trying Smoky Stretch?

Please note, this post contains product that were sent by PR. All opinions are my own.

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