MAC Extended Play Lash Swatches & Review

MAC Extended Play Lash

MAC Extended Play Lash is a new permanent mascara and utterly BADASS. And I’m not just saying that to hype it up, I really mean it.

Extended Play Lash does a multitude of things we all want our mascara to do: It curls, lifts, defines, volumizes and lengthens. It doesn’t clump, flake off either.

This is a super lightweight mascara that comes in one shade: Endlessly Black.

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MAC Extended Play Lash Swatch
Endlessly Black

Before MAC Extended Play Lash
Before Extended Play Lash

After MAC Extended Play Lash
After Extended Play Lash

I didn’t curl my lashes with a curler or anything in the above photo. The mascara really worked so well with curling and lengthening especially. It’s pretty cool because no matter how much you apply, it really doesn’t clump at all. I tried getting it to clump and it didn’t. It’s a very light feeling mascara and the thin, narrow wand helps it stay evenly dispersed across your lashes and not get clumpy.

I wore it for a full day with no flaking off or issues whatsoever. It comes off with warm water and any cleanser (I used Cetaphil) easily.

Overall: Fabulous mascara, I really like it. This might be the least clumpy mascara I have ever tried, and I love that I don’t have to use a curler with it.

Availability: MAC, Nordstrom.

Pricing: $15.00 for 0.19 oz.


Note: MAC sells in China, therefore they are not cruelty free.

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Do you like this product?

18 say yes!
1 says no!


  • May 31, 2012

    It looks awesome on you! I’m still torn if I should try it though, I only use waterproof mascara because my lashes are SO hard to curl…but girl this looks great on you!
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    • May 31, 2012

      Ah see I rarely wear waterproof because I just never feel the need and it’s so hard to remove. But this baby curls really nicely!

  • May 31, 2012

    not as expensive as I thought it might be!

    • May 31, 2012

      Yeah it’s not too bad actually and totally worth it.

  • May 31, 2012

    Wheee a good lengthening mascara! I normally prefer one that offers a balance of length and volume (since I have neither), but this one does fulfill my number one priority, which is HOLDING CURLS! If a mascara holds curls it’s great in my book, so I’ll definitely want to check this out at some point! Your lashes are so nice and fluttery!
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    • May 31, 2012

      Fluttery is a good way to describe them! Yes, it’s really good at curling. I’ve used some where it was just kind of a “meh” curl but this is like using a curler!

  • May 31, 2012

    I don’t curl my lashes, so I may need to check this out. I like lightweight mascaras – clumping can put me in a bad mood.
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    • May 31, 2012

      Def no clumping here, this one is smooth sailing.

  • May 31, 2012

    Your lashes look AMAZING!
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    • May 31, 2012

      Thanks! I really like the way they look with this also!

  • May 31, 2012

    I just might need this! It’s not waterproof though, right?

    • May 31, 2012

      Nope not waterproof.

  • May 31, 2012

    I’m probably going to have to invest in this.
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    • May 31, 2012

      Great investment!

  • May 31, 2012

    hey, look awesome on you! how do u think it would pair with a more voluminous mascara?

    • May 31, 2012

      Hmm I really don’t know, never layered mascaras before…

  • May 31, 2012

    The difference is dramatic. That makes it a keeper.

    OT: I can’t vote for the ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on the products. It’s been like that for over a week.
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    • May 31, 2012

      Thanks I am checking on that!

  • May 31, 2012

    I don’t wear mascara anymore, but now that there are more lightweight formulas coming out, I’m becoming interested again! :)

    This looks good on you – very natural, yet it still defines well.
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  • May 31, 2012

    Hmm, maybe I should try this. And I can’t believe it, but I think a mascara such as this one is worth the $15.
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  • May 31, 2012
    Pamela M

    Yes!! I bought this last week and have been using everyday since.
    I’m not the biggest Mac Mascara fan but this mascara ROCKS.

  • May 31, 2012

    Looks like an awesome mascara! I love how companies are coming out with lighter formulas now. It looks great on you!
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  • June 1, 2012

    Nice! It looks so great on you. It definitely makes your lashes look curled. I’m glad this turned out to be a nice mascara since it seems like MAC mascaras get a bad rap. I really dig False Lashes but I’ll try this since it’s a bit cheaper.

  • June 1, 2012

    It looks fantastic and exactly what I need! I don’t have lashes to begin with so maybe this will help.
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  • June 1, 2012

    Wow, awesome review. This looks truly amazing. I’m getting some. Thanks, Kelly!

  • June 1, 2012

    I bought this mascara this morning based on the VV review and I came back to say I agree 100% with VV.’s assessment. I have poker- straight, thick, average length lashes, sensitive eyes and oily lids, so smudges, tearing and smears are a problem for me. This mascara is insanely good. It separated, lengthened and curled my lashes. And NO smudges, tears or flaking. YEA! Given the problems I have I can honestly say I have tried almost every mascara on the market, with the exception of the Japanese ones, and this is simply the best for me. I am buying a back-up tomorrow. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, VV!!

    • June 2, 2012

      Awesome!! I love it also, haven’t worn any others the last few days. This one rocks.

  • June 1, 2012

    Yep, you are correct. I read the review and bought it this evening. Have not really worn mascara in years as I hate removing it and my lash One coat looks natural but longer and defined. Second coat builds nicely with virtually no clumping. Washed off with no residue, no raccoon eyes. No scrubbing. Thanks for the review.

    • June 2, 2012

      Yahoo! Glad you like it also!

  • June 2, 2012

    No matter how much I curl my lashes they go flat the second ANY mascara even comes close (but without mascara will stay curled forever). Do you think this mascara will stop that?

    • June 2, 2012

      Hmm I don’t really know because mine curl quite easily. You could always try and return if you don’t like it.

    • June 2, 2012

      I feel your pain. Mine are poker-straight even with an eyelash curler, and I’ve tried quite a few of them without any success, the curl lasts for about 30 seconds, then it’s gone. But I can truthfully say that my lashes curled up nicely, and stayed noticeably curled with just this mascara. I got mine from Nordstroms, which has a great return policy. YMMV, of course.

  • June 2, 2012

    I’ve never thought much of MAC’s mascaras before- but now I really want to try this! Next time I need to buy a new tube (which is never far off, really), I’ll be picking this up!
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  • June 3, 2012

    That looks fantastic on you. I am going to have to try this too!

  • June 3, 2012

    Bought this because of this review and I LOVE it!!! Thanks for letting us know about it. Seriously great.

  • June 17, 2012
    Sandra JT

    Strange, this product didnt work anywhere near as good for me. I tested it at the MAC Hey Sailor launch party. They hyped it right up to me, swearing that this was the most amazing mascara ever. Uh huh….yeah….luckily I had left my bottom lashes bare of mascara that night so I’d be able to test some different products.

    And whadda ya know? By the end of the party, it was flaking all over my face. Yet another MAC mascara that disapointed me :-( As much as I was sceptical, I still wouldve been very happy to finally find a new one that I was happy with.