6.07.2012

MAC Beth Ditto Zoom Lash Mascara in New Hue Review and Swatches

The idea of colored mascara may sound scary, but have no fear, MAC Beth Ditto Zoom Lash Mascara in New Hue ($15) is as subtle and wearable as they come.

MAC Beth Ditto Zoom Lash Mascara in New Hue
MAC Beth Ditto Zoom Lash Mascara in New Hue

Granted, I did select the least bold of the three new Zoom Lash mascaras from MAC's collaboration with singer Beth Ditto. The other two choices were navy blue and light violet, but I thought the deep, blackened plum color of New Hue would be the best choice to complement my blue-grey eyes.

MAC Beth Ditto Zoom Lash Mascara in New Hue Swatch
MAC Beth Ditto Zoom Lash Mascara in New Hue Swatch
The burgundy-purple color of MAC Beth Ditto Zoom Lash Mascara in New Hue shows up well when swatched, but it's not very bright or intense. In fact, I found that it was barely perceptible on my lashes. It didn't look like I was wearing colored mascara unless I was in direct sunlight.

MAC Beth Ditto Zoom Lash Mascara in New Hue
MAC Beth Ditto Zoom Lash Mascara in New Hue
See? Without bright lighting, MAC Beth Ditto Zoom Lash Mascara in New Hue basically looks like a soft black mascara. I think the subtle color may have enhanced my blue eyes a little, but it's hard to say.

Color aside, MAC Beth Ditto Zoom Lash Mascara in New Hue is a great lengthening mascara. I use Latisse, and this mascara did a great job of coating my lashes and making the most of my new-found length. Plus, MAC Beth Ditto Zoom Lash Mascara in New Hue is very long-lasting and doesn't leave smudges under my eyes. The only downside I see with the formula is that this mascara doesn't do much to thicken your lashes. The effect is definitely more long and skinny than full and lush.

Bottom Line:  MAC Beth Ditto Zoom Lash Mascara in New Hue shows that colored mascara can be subtle and wearable, but the shade is ultimately too subtle for me. I would like to be able to see the color more easily. Formula-wise,  MAC Beth Ditto Zoom Lash Mascara in New Hue is a great long-lasting, lengthening mascara, but you might want to try something else if you want added fullness.

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1 comment:

  1. I have only tried Zoom Lash but it just dried out my lashes made them feel brittle. Never gave it a second thought.

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