Sunday, January 10, 2010

NEW MAC Studio FIX Lash Mascara Review

As a professional makeup artist, I am constantly trying to new products. Aside from being a Makeup artist, I think every woman out there is on a quest for the perfect mascara that does it all. Well, ladies, I have to say, I have tried most of them.
This past week, MAC debuted their new mascara, Studio Fix Lash.

I went to my local MAC store this past week to check out the Lillyland Collection (review to come soon) and I was introduced to this mascara. According to the MAC store salesperson, this mascara with its new wand was supposed to enhance even the thinnest of lashes into long, voluminous lashes. Well, I decided I needed this for my makeup kit. A lot of my clients need the extra va-va-voom for either their wedding day or photo shoot. If this is such a great mascara, I decided I needed one for my kit and one for myself. I have long lashes, but who doesn't want longer, more voluminous lashes, right?
Yesterday was the first day I tried out the mascara. Well, I have to say, I was a bit disappointed. Yes, it did give me volume, but definitely not the length. The formula was very nice and glossy. Even when I added more mascara, it never got clumpy.
The brush is made from plastic, which is supposed to help enhance the lashes. I have never had luck with these plastic brushes.
So, ladies, if you are looking for a mascara that enhances the thickness of your lashes and adds volume, then this is your mascara. BUT, if you are looking for length, look elsewhere. Right now, I am still loving my YSL Singuilar, Too Faced Lash Injection and Dioshow mascaras. If you are looking for a mascara that is not on the expensive side, but still great, Maybelline Great Lash (the pink and green tube) now makes a BIG LASH mascara which is great. I use this in my makeup kit and have never had a problem.

I hope this review is helpful to you all. If there are any other products that you would like me to review or if you have any makeup questions, please leave me a comment here or send me an email.


  1. Super helpful review, I am always looking for a good mascara!

  2. Thanks! If you have any other products you'd like to see reviewed, let me know. Or if you have any questions, you can send me an email.
    Being a makeup artist, I use it all.

  3. Tricia, I just discovered you! I know so little about real make up, I'm just reading through all your posts.

    Mascara is a big need for me. I have thin, sparse, short, almost blond aka non-existent lashes. I'm always looking for a good mascara that's not insanely expensive. And I'm allergic to Maybelline's Great Lash.

    What would you say is your favorite, go-to mascara?

  4. Tiffany: Are you allergic to something in the formula?
    My go to mascara is Diorshow and YSL Singuilar.
    But if you have thin lashes, you may like a "tubing" mascara. Too Faced makes a mascara called Lash Injection. It's fabulous. I do use this as well when I really want to elongate my lashes. What's nice about TFLI is that it doesn't clump up and b/c it's a tubing mascara, it forms tubes around each individual lash. This allows you to build the mascara and make your lashes longer.