MAC Macstack Mascara Review | POPSUGAR Beauty

I’m totally immersed in BeautyTok, and one of the products I keep seeing all over my For You page is the MAC Macstack Mascara ($ 28). As a person who appreciates a full, fluttering lash, I am intrigued when there is a new innovative mascara coming to the market. From makeup artists and influencers to casual mascara users, everyone was raving about how this mascara gave them length and volume for days. MAC claims the formula is infinitely buildable, lump resistant, flake resistant, and has 24-hour wear. After hearing all the hype about TikTok and seeing the impressive results, I had to try it for myself!

The Macstack Mascara is available in two variants: one has the Superstack Mega Brush ideal for longer or longer lashes, and the other is the Superstack Mirco Brush ideal for shorter or shorter lashes. I tried the Mega Brush version as I prefer to use mascara on the upper lashes. The brush has a thin, tapered shape, thicker at the base and thinner at the tip. It has petal-shaped silicone bristles to completely coat the lashes with the formula from root to tip. The formula is thick but on the wetter side with a matte black color.

Because the formula is buildable and layered, it’s easy to style and customize the volume and length you’re looking for, whether you want something more natural or bold, voluminous and pretty much like false lashes. I prefer to have the look of fluttering and elongated fanned lashes that lean more on the natural side. I noticed a significant difference in the first few steps of the Macstack Mascara. My lashes were instantly lifted and lengthened. In fact, it kept the lashes raised without even using an eyelash curler. I used the thinner side of the brush to fan out the inner and outer corner lashes and the thicker side of the brush to enhance and increase volume. The formula felt weightless on the lashes and the brush made it easy to coat and separate the lashes for the exact look I want.

If you want something better but natural looking, I suggest you coat and comb your lashes with the brush two to 10 times. It is the perfect medium between a fan and elongated look that is flirty yet natural. For something more dramatic, brush and brush your lashes 15-20 times or more. Macstack Mascara’s formula begins to build on itself to give the look of thicker lashes and skyrocketing length. Therefore, grouping is inevitable to happen, especially for that fake-like appearance. The smaller agglomeration is foreseen; however, after more than 20 strokes and combs, it is quite impressive how little the mascara formula has built up and how fanned it looks. Macstack Mascara by MAC is truly infinitely buildable!

Macstack Mascara is a versatile mascara that allows you to truly personalize your lashes. From stretch to volume, you don’t really need anything else. My lashes were so long that I couldn’t even wear sunglasses without my lashes hitting the lenses. I was really impressed with how much you can layer the formula for a dramatic, faux-like look. This too, with minimal buildup and a weightless feel! I could wear this mascara all day without it flaking or smudging. Plus, the mascara was also easy to wash off. It is one of the best mascaras I’ve ever tried. TikTok was right: this mascara is absolutely worth the hype.


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