Saturday, 19 October 2013

MAC Extended Play Mascara Review

I haven't used a MAC mascara in a really long time. Although I've liked their mascaras in the past, I've never loved one enough to repurchase it multiple times and if I'm honest, I was feeling a little 'over' the whole MAC obsession and had been for some time. This all changed however, when the new Rihanna limited edition collection came out this month. I went a little crazy and ended up spending nearly $200 on shiny rose gold goodies from the collection while I was in Los Angeles last week.

Overall I was really impressed with all of the products I picked up from the collection, even if there were mixed reviews online. One of the products I picked up on a whim was the Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara...
(what a mouthful!), it ended up being one of my favourite products so I thought I'd share a review with you all today.

It's a super lengthening, defining mascara that also gives you quite a lot of added volume. I'm normally a volume girl when it comes to mascara, but finding one that can do volume AND definition is quite rare.

The tiny little brush makes it easy to reach every single lash and it's great for the bottom lashes. I have naturally quite long lashes and people comment on them a fair amount, but I have to say, whilst wearing this, numerous people have asked me not only what mascara I'm wearing, but if I'm wearing false lashes (which is something that does not happen very often!)

The wear time of this is really good. It claims to be a 16 hour wear mascara and I definitely agree with that. I've applied this at around 7am and not removed it till midnight and it was still going strong. I haven't noticed it flakes or smudges easily and although it's not the easiest mascara to remove, it's not overly stubborn to get off at the end of the day.

Overall, I'm really impressed with this and would definitely repurchase it. If you like the look of it, but missed the RiRi collection before it sold out, then fear not! It's part of MAC's permanent line (albeit not in the snazzy pink packaging) and you can pick it up for £15.50 from MAC counters or stores. 
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  1. Great, I just purchased online the new 3D mascara. Can't wait!

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    1. I'm sooooooooo jealous!!!! I was going to get at least one thing from the Ri Ri collection but literally everything was sold out!!! :(

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  2. I've never tried a MAC mascara but that picture...! I think I might have to dive into the world of Extended Play.

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  3. Thank you for the reviw, very informative :)

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  4. Looks lovely on I haven't tried a MAC mascara as I feel my Drugstore ones do the job perfectly but this one maybe one I try

    Carrieanne x

    http://beautiesunlocked.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Sounds great, I've never been blown away by MAC mascara either but this one looks fab on you, Xmas list!
    Anna x

    Www.onthedressingtable.com

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  6. Loving your lip colour as well Fleur!

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  7. oh im so sad i wasnt able to get any products from the new riri collection. everything was sold out in my country on its first day of release. some people buy everything and resell them for much higher prices. i hope i can get a hold of these on december i heard they are releasing another batch. thank you for the review! :)

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  8. Love the colour of your lipstick!

    Alice xx
    makeupandmagazines.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I've never tried a Mac mascara. Its odd how some companies are known for some products but you would never use some of their other products.

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  10. This colour of lipstick really suits you Fleur! Really glad that you shared this with us because i am really looking forward to popping into mac! I think that this mascara is really lengthening and i am looking for a new one but currently hooked on lancome hypnose doll eyes! Seems to me its not clumpy at all which is always fab.
    Hope you are loving married life,
    Hannah
    xxxxx

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  11. I need to get this, makes your eyelashes look amazing and it's not a bad price xxx
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  12. Sounds like an excellent product and heading straight over to the MAC website to get it :o). Xx

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  13. I've never tried a mac mascara, people have always said there's better ones out there! But maybe this'll tempt me in haha

    Sharlotte

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  14. Looks amazing on your lashes, this definitely looks like one to try! x


    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  15. Wow your lashes really do look amazingly long. I never tried their mascaras before but now I am intrigued.

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  16. Thank you for review, very interesting!

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  17. Love the packaging of this so pretty !

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  18. It looks amazing. and I quite like the packaging!


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  19. The packaging is amazing. I have never tried any of the mac mascaras

    Emily xx

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  20. Never liked mac mascaras, but this looks awesomes!

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  21. I loved the RIRI collection as well! It had been ages since I had purchased anything other than makeup remover from MAC, but the pretty packaging and gorgeous red brought me back to MAC with a vengeance.

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  22. Man as much as I love mac products I find all the packing for the new riri collection racky, annoyingly this mascara sounds amazing god dammit hehe xx Emmi

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  23. Love the packaging!

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  24. MAC needs to hurry up and open in Aberdeen!!
    Really want to get my hands on this... not long!!

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  25. It looks amazing and the packaging looks so pretty!

    allthingsglitterandbeauty

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  26. I need to check out Rih's make up, it looks so pretty! xo

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  27. This mascara sounds great! You are right- It's really hard to find a mascara that adds volume, length and definition.
    xoxo

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  28. Sounds awesome! I've never tried a MAC mascara but this one sounds like a winner!

    Maddy @ www.BeautyBanterBlog.com

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  29. I will definitely give this a try! x

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  30. The price for it is not actually that bad at all considering it's a MAC brand and the reviews are great. Also, the price for Maybelline mascaras are reaching around £12 in some cases, so this is great!

    I did a post on my favourite mascara here: http://berrybloomxo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/want-millions-of-lashes-mascara-review.html

    Maybe if I try out this one it might change my mind, and Fleurs lashes look stunning!
    xoxo

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  31. wow your lashes look amazing with that mascara ... not sure if it will have the same effect on my short and straight lashes but I guess I have to give it a go ;)

    Greetings from London,

    chrissabella.blogspot.com

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  32. Thank you for the review! I'm running low on my mascara and I'm probably going to buy this one! :)

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  33. Oh that sounds so nice! And I like how MAC mascaras are reasonable priced compared to other high end ones! The lip colour your are wearing here is lovely too, what is it?

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    xx

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  34. I love MAC and always have to stop myself going on a complete spending spree whenever I go into one of the stores, haven't tried a mascara yet so this one is definitely going on my MAC wishlist. :)
    DaisyAndMints

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  35. It looks amazing! And I love that lip colour!!

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  36. Definitely added this to my wish list, it sounds like a great mascara!

    Millie x
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  37. I was always very sceptical about MAC mascaras but oh myyy this looks amazing!

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  38. Hello dear, wonderful blog and great post today :) I follow you with pleasure on gfc and bloglovin ;) if you wanna pass me by!

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  39. I've not yet ventured into the land of Mac mascaras, but I'm definitely tempted now!

    bethanymae.com

    xx

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  40. This looks like a really nice mascara which is surprising because I've heard so many negative things about the mascaras in MAC's other ranges.

    Your lip colour looks gorgeous too! What is it?

    Kimberley x

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  41. This looks amazing! Your lashes truly look like you have falsies on!

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  42. This mascara looks so good! Cant wait to try this out myself. Your so pretty Fleur ♥♥

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  43. Hello, I've nominated you for "The Sunshine Award" because reading your blog always brightens my day!
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    Jamie :)

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  44. I'm always happy to hear about good mascaras... this one sounds great! xx

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  45. LOVE the packaging! I wish Mac was more affordable in New Zealand x

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  46. oh wow, easy to reach all lashes? definitely very tempting!!

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  47. That looks really good! I love the packaging for this collection.

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  48. Your lashes look absolutely amazing! I went a little crazy with this collection as well and have no regret because I love every single item :)

    -Nita
    xsimplynitax.blogspot.com

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  49. I'm not one to wear mascara, partly because I I can't put it one without smudging it or poking myself in the eye, but this has got ne me interested and I might just give it a go.

    Sophie xxx

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  50. This sounds perfect! I've never been one to indulge in more expensive mascaras since I feel like there are plenty of "drugstore" mascaras out there which are amazing. May have to keep a look out for this when the collection comes out here. Australia is always so slow! xo Jess
    Your Daily Break

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  51. The mascara looks absolutely fabulous!

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  52. It sounds to be a perfect mascara!!!!

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  53. Wow that sounds really good, I'm too poor to afford anything of MAC but if I ever acquire enough money to purchase some I think I would give this a go :)

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  55. I really like the look of this mascara. Your eyelashes look amazing! I cave when it comes to Maybelline mascaras they seem to work wonders on my lashes! xx

    Hann | www.hannmaree.com

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  56. I've never tried a MAC mascara but this one seems amazing!
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  57. The packaging is super cute, wish i got the chance to get some of the collection, but it all sold out so fast!
    check out my blog?

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  58. The mascara really looks great! I love the effect :)

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  59. great review fleur! :)

    Leyla xx
    mythoughtsandboredom.blogspot.co.uk

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  60. This mascara sounds great and I love the packaging!

    Hannah x
    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk/

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  61. I've never tried a MAC mascara before but this looks amazing!!!

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  62. I've never really thought of buying mascara from MAC before, but this looks really good! Thanks Fleur :)

    lovefrombethan.blogspot.co.uk

    xox

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  63. I don't know why but I always stay away from MAC mascaras! They do repackage their permanent line a lot for L.E collections which annoys me a bit. I'm not quite tempted enough to buy this but I will take a better look at the mascaras next time I'm in MAC.

    xx

    www.erinjaine.blogspot.com

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  64. I've found MAC mascaras to be AWFUL in the past, maybe it's time for a revival. I hope so out of everything I find their mascaras let them down so if that do that well then they've got the full package! xxx

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  65. This looks stunning on you! It's a shame I don't think I'll be able to find one as they're all sold out haha but I love what it does to your lashes!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  66. Wish I had more money now aha, it looks amazing on you xx

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  68. Looks amazing! Great review Fleur :)

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  69. I've never tried MAC mascara's.
    This one looks great on you might have to give it a whirl.
    Great post!
    TarteTanya

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  70. This mascara looks fab!
    Never really tried Mac mascaras before but you have tempted me :)
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  71. If you like definition and volume, you have to try the Tarte Amazonian Clay Smart mascara!

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  72. Useful information like this one must be kept and maintained so I will put this one on my bookmark list! Thanks for this wonderful post and hoping to post more of this!

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  73. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it Smile I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

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