Product Reviews

MAC Opulash Optimum Black

A carbon black mascara with a giant brush that provides big volume that lasts 15 hours.
Average Customer Rating:
3.823 out of 5
3.8
 out of 
5
(17 Reviews) 17
Customer Reviews for Opulash Optimum Black
Review 1 for Opulash Optimum Black
Date:07 01 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
All I ever wanted
Tags +Volumizing/Curls
This is the best mascara I have ever used. I love the long, thick brush and applicator. It brushes on smoothly, no clumps. I have long lashes, on the straighter side, but this mascara brings out the curves. It does get a bit dried out a bit sooner than I would like, which is why I am only giving it 4 stars, but it is a great product overall. It definitely does last 15 hours on my lashes without smudging or flaking. Love it!
+13points
13of 13found this review helpful.
 / IL
Review 2 for Opulash Optimum Black
Date:01 27 2015
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Flakes!
Tags +Dramatic, Volumizing/Curls, Lengthening
Made my lashes look like rockstars and then I kept feeling something in my eye throughout the day and when I looked it was flakes of mascara! I wear contacts so I can't have hard clumps in my eue all the time. I bought a few bottles hoping they were just duds or maybe the weather or ANYTHING would be a reason except each bottle did the same. I'm so sad.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Corpus Christi, TX
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 3 for Opulash Optimum Black
Date:09 04 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥!!
Tags +Defining, Dramatic, Volumizing/Curls, Lengthening, Natural
Love This! Very Buildable, Minimal Flaking, Clumps If You Put Too Much On, But It Can Really Thicken Your Lashes If You Put It On Right!
+7points
7of 7found this review helpful.
 / Toledo, OH
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 4 for Opulash Optimum Black
Date:01 02 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing!
Tags +Defining, Dramatic, Volumizing/Curls, Lengthening
I recently switched from Opulash regular to this and I am blown away...drama, no flakes, volume, no smudges...everything I need is here.
+14points
17of 20found this review helpful.
 / Brooklyn
Review 5 for Opulash Optimum Black
Date:12 19 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Just LOVE it!!
Tags +Defining, Volumizing/Curls
First mascara that holds the lash curl ALL DAY!! I have very long but straight eyelashes and like the look and lift appearance obtained by lash curler. No other mascara has held the curl!
It does clump if you use too much but that is with any mascara! Super happy!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Maryland
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 6 for Opulash Optimum Black
Date:09 14 2011
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Serious black
Tags +lengthening and defining lashes
Optimum Black is a *very* good mascara, though not quite perfect.
True to its name, it is an intense, rich black. The large brush takes some getting used to, but the mascara goes on smoothly, lengthens nicely, holds a curl beautifully, and doesn't clump or look heavy. Best of all, it stays all day, without giving me the dreaded "panda eyes," even on my very oily skin.
There is some minimal flaking, but not for hours. Optimum Black doesn't impart much volume, but over Prep + Prime Lash, it gives me long "fluttery" dark lashes, which I love.
I'm so glad this is permanent!
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Texas, U.S.A.
Review 7 for Opulash Optimum Black
Date:08 07 2014
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
not worth the money
Tags +Defining
I have very long lashes and while the product went on okay, I would have flakes of mascara that would fall on my cheeks throughout the day resulting in speckles of black on my face, or streaks of black (if wiped off) which would then result in me rubbing my face to get the streaks off, and removing some of my makeup.
+2points
3of 4found this review helpful.
 / philly
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 8 for Opulash Optimum Black
Date:12 03 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tags +Volumizing/Curls, Lengthening
Its amazing!!!!!! I tell everyone girl that I know to get it and it doesn't cost a lot ;)
0points
1of 2found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 9 for Opulash Optimum Black
Date:12 27 2011
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Black, but Big Brush
Tags +Volumizing/Curls, Dramatic
Being the first MAC mascara I've ever purchased, I was skeptical when I used it for the first time. I'm extremely satisfied with it- the black is very intense, and gives great volume. It also comes off with ease, yet stays for the whole day. The only downside was the brush, it seems too big, so it's hard to get your lashes near your tear duct. Other than that, I love it.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Opulash Optimum Black
Date:11 12 2012
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Too smudgy
Very black, but smeared too much.
+1point
2of 3found this review helpful.
 / Vienna, VA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 11 for Opulash Optimum Black
Date:09 21 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
LOVE IT!!!!
Tags +volume dark lashes
I was a little skeptical of trying a new mascara since Im picky about mascaras to begin with. But when I ran out of my usual brand, I decided to try this one at the urging of a friend.
I am so glad I did!!! it is INTENSELY black, goes on easily, and I ADORE the long wand!!!! The end is thicker than most normal mascaras, but That is one of the reasons I love it. My lashes are super thick and long, so the larger tip makes it easier to apply in a few swipes. And it is a wire tip so you can bend it. I am replacing my usual mascara with this one!!! Definitely recommend you buy it!!!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / FL
Review 12 for Opulash Optimum Black
Date:11 21 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wonderful Mascara
Tags +Volumizing/Curls
I don't know how new this mascara is, but it is great. It does what it says it does and does not smudge all day. I have rather nice lashes, and this mascara thickens and curls and looks so nice and natural. I love it, hope it stays around!
Marie
Edison, New Jersey
-1point
0of 1found this review helpful.
 / New Jersey
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 13 for Opulash Optimum Black
Date:10 20 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing in every way
Tags +Volumizing/Curls, Lengthening, special events, everyday, Waterproof
I wanted to try this out before my wedding to see if it could hold up under all of the pressures of the day. It surpassed my expectations: grueling trips to the gym, long hours at work, tears (some serious tears), hiking expeditions, and traveling all over the country. It never budged. My eyelashes are on the sparse side and blonde, but with this mascara, they look amazing, thick, long, and black. I don't have enough room to rave about this. I'm now a devoted, one-mascara kind of girl.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / California
Review 14 for Opulash Optimum Black
Date:10 01 2011
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
AMAZING
Tags +Lengthening, volumizing, thickening lashes
I just ran out of a mascara and was in need of a new one. I was already ordering things off the MAC website and decided to get this mascara based on the ad for it. I am so happy I chose to get it! My lashes are long but this mascara makes them so much thicker and longer! The black is an intense pure black :) I love this mascara! My only complaint is that the wand is so big it gets on my eyelids but that I just rub off w/ a q-tip and its no big deal :D
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
Review 15 for Opulash Optimum Black
Date:08 20 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Does what it says...
Tags +Volumizing/Curls, Defining, Natural
I buy this product regularly as it lasts 12+ hours and under difficult conditions. It does not flake or run and goes on quick, easy, and looks great with minimal effort.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Over here
Review 16 for Opulash Optimum Black
Date:07 05 2012
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Not a Fav
dries out too fast for me. brush is too think.
cant love everything!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Santa barbara
Review 17 for Opulash Optimum Black
Date:09 23 2011
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fat Brush!!
Tags +women who have longer lashes
The brush was to fat for my lashes!!! I gave it to my daughter who has longer lashes!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Texas