Make Up Forever Smoky Extravagant Mascara Review

Is it my imagination, or does there seem to be a lot of new mascaras? Or has there always been a lot of new mascaras? It just seems like every week there’s a new one being hailed as the ‘One Mascara To Rule Them All”! I guess it’s because companies know that we’re always looking for a better mascara, so they keep making new ones for us to try! And I’m ALL for it. I love new mascaras!

Make Up Forever is different though. They really only have Smoky Lash and Aqua Smoky Lash, and both of those are AMAZING. So, you gotta know when they come out with a new mascara, it has to be just as good, right?

Meet Make Up Forever Smoky Extravagant Mascara($28 CDN):

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Make Up Forever Smoky Extravagant Mascara was created for performers on stage, but of course they’re not the only ones who want ultra-black lashes visible from a distance, yet even looks good up-close! Danny Sanz, the creator and Artistic Director of MUFE paired the blackest of natural mineral pigments made of micronized iron oxide with a wax complex and Abyssinian Oil, plus a unique Bio-Extender that strengthens hair fibers and helps extend the end of the lash. The result is a mascara that glides on, is smudge-proof, has intense black pigment, yet is safe for sensitive eyes and contact wearers and is easily removed .

The brush is a cone shape-which happens to be my favourite mascara brush shape actually.

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Cone-shaped brushes allow every lash to get coated with mascara from root to tip. The fine tip allows you to get to the smallest of lashes at the inner eye, yet the full base gives volume and length and curl. This is the biggest conical wand I’ve seen though! It’s not tiny at all, and I do find that mascara tends to glob on the tip a bit, so this is a wand you need to wipe on a kleenex before going to your eye-especially that tip-otherwise you’ll get these big, fat mascara coated inner lashes which looks rather hilarious! So learn from my mistakes and don’t do that!


Make Up Forever Smoky Extravagant Mascara is wetter, and a bit thinner than MUFE Smoky Lash, so it’s really buildable which I love. You can keep piling it on to get the intensity you want.


 I find it a tad clumpy, although like I said I tend to keep layering and layering mascara on like my life depends on it. Honestly, after a couple of layers you’re really good to go with this mascara. You don’t need to keep building like I tend to do. It’s a habit, and it’s hard to break ok? MUFE  Smoky Extravagant is helping me do that!

But is it visible from a distance? Does MUFE Smoky Extravagant Mascara look just as good from far away as it does close up?
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I say YES. See my lashes there? I sure can(Oh and that MIGHT be a new violet lipstick I bought recently you’re seeing there). I love Make Up Forever Smoky Extravagant Mascara! It’s definitely ballerina teacher material haha! I even wore it exercising today, and it stayed put! No smudging, no flaking at all.

Whaddaya think?  Will you try MUFE Smoky Extravagant Mascara? Are you ready to let the performer in you have lashes that will be seen by all?

*sample sent by PR for review, killer lashes seen from a distance are MINE and mine alone. Although I’m willing to share. Let me know and I’ll see what I can do. 

  • Wow, what a mascara! I don’t think it looks too clumpy even close-up, and from a distance it’s AMAZING! It’s like you’re wearing falsies!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Sunny! 🙂 I think you’d really like this one!

  • Love! I’m very loyal to my Benefit Bad Gal, but I might have to give this one a try. Looks intense!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      It’s pretty great Stephanie! I like Benefit’s Bad Gal too! That used to be my fave.

  • AHHHHH I am so jealous of your eyelashes. I got a sample of this and it smudges on me, OF COURSE. Maybe I’ll try it again.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Awwww, that’s too bad! It stays put for me even when kickboxing. Does it smudge underneath? Do you powder under your eyes a bit? I find doing that helps prevent smudging especially if your eye cream is really moisturizing?

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    I bet they’ll come out with a waterproof version soon! It’s kind of their schtick! Try twirling the brush as you apply-that helps curl too. And then take the skinny end to fan out the lashes-that’s what I do!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Well, it’s a tad clumpy like I said, but yes! All in all pretty great!

  • Holy lashes, batman! And I love that lip colour you’re wearing!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      LOL hahaha! Thanks! Me too! I will share my violet purchases soon!

  • Love!!! It looks like you have 40 billion lashes! Amazing! And that lip color looks smashing!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      LOL thanks babe. 🙂 It’s a great mascara! What’s your fave at the moment?

      • I keep gravitating back to L’Oreal Voluminous! But I’m still on the hunt for true “falsies in a tube” style mascara!

      • TracyBeautyReflections

        L’Oreal Mascaras smudge on me for some reason. 🙁

      • E B

        Blinc Kiss Me mascara, true tubes have used it over this mascara because this tends to run on me.

      • Blinc is the way to go!

  • woah mascara! will have to try but i hate paying so much for mascara 🙁

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      I know, me too! I go from drugstore to high end back to drugstore-it all depends on how I feel haha!

  • Your lashes look amazing. I love that lip colour on you! Can’t wait for you to reveal what it is. Cheeky.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Olgie! 🙂 You know it 😛

  • Yup your lashes look pretty amazing!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Catherine! 🙂 Is MUFE cruelty-fre btw? I have no idea!

      • They used to be, and I was a big supporter! So many of their products became staples for me. They recently entered China, where testing is required, so currently they’ve lost their cruelty-free status. Chinese law is set to change in the hopefully near future, so then hopefully they’ll be cruelty-free again

      • TracyBeautyReflections

        See that’s sad. I hope they stop testing in China-it’s just so wrong already for anybody to do it.

      • You’re so right! We are making a lot of progress (though it’s still frustrating how slow), thanks in large part to supportive people like yourself 🙂

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Hahaha you will love it! It’s really nice Meryl!

  • Icaria

    I so have to try this one! Super black for super drama, yeah! Now I know my lashes will never look like yours but maybe this one will take me closer? A girl can dream, no? 🙂

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      🙂 This will get you close!

  • Liz

    I loved the waterproof version but it smudges like mad. If this is wetter than the original, probably not going to be my fave. Sad. 🙁

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Probably not then! 🙂

  • Toya

    Ah man. I got this press sample too and I am just NOT a fan 🙁 I was going to ask you about it actually. The PR gal recommended to try combining this with the original Smoky Lash to see how that works out, so she’s going to send it along so I can experiment. I REALLY wanted to love this too – and seeing it on you and how fab it looks, I feel like I need to keep trying. Your lashes are like – KAPOW!!!!!

  • Bam! Gorgeous! I love MUFE and probably need to try this one out!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Haha thanks Taylor!

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  • Lily

    I’ve heard lots of good things about these mascaras, but then again, you make all mascaras look good, Trakee!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Haha thanks Lily!

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  • Hey!
    which one is better curl and volume? Smoky strecth or smoky extravagant? I have smoky extravagant and I really don’t like it! I have a bit straight lashes and I use eyelash curler and smoky extravagant keeps them straight again -.- I used smoky lash classic one and even that one was better hold curl. (I’m talking about non-waterproof versions I can’t use waterproof) Should I try smoky strecth or going back smoky lash? Thanks!

    • Smoky Stretch is nice! I don’t really have a problem with holding a curl though-my lashes are curled up already. I say if smoky lash worked for you then go back to that one!

      • Thanks for reply! I like smoky lash but formula a bit dry that’s why I asked you. Smoky strecth really curled up much more than smoky extravagant on you. Yes you really have perfect eyelashes I want volume and defining and curling effect so I guess smoky strecth wins ^.^

      • You are welcome! It is a good one Smoky Stretch, but I’d say stick with what works for you. Have you tried that Benefit Roller Lash? I think that one you’d really like! Most people who try it say it really holds a curl!

      • Sephora is too far where I live and we can’t buy benefit products from online in Istanbul so I only look at mufe, mac or bobbi. Other is I don’t know why but benefit products tooo much expensive than other brands -.- also smoky strecth stick wand right? not like smoky lash?

      • Ahhh! To be honest, I’m not a fan of Benefit either for the same reason-I find them so expensive and usually not good. But my daughter loves that mascara because it curls and works for her. Yes, Smoky Stretch I do like, but like I said I say stick with what worked for you, Smoky Lash. It’s too bad you can’t get a sample of that new Smoky Stretch.

      • I agree! I tried they’re real mascara and it was get my eyelashes straight and I was shocked! yeah.. I’m ginger and have long eyelashes, a bit straight but some of wands like extravagant or loreal volume 5x gets my eyelashes stick them. 2 weeks later I’ll go to holiday so I’m looking good mascara and buy 2 eyeshadows from mac 🙂