Mascara is the one beauty product that has been by my side since I was "too young to be wearing makeup" and sneaking tubes from my mom's makeup bag. Even in the age of lash extensions, strip lashes, and individual false lashes, it remains one of my top three desert-island picks, my can't-leave-home-without product, and the confidence boost I reach for on my off days. But my attachment to mascara makes me a pretty picky shopper. I'm looking for length, volume, and long wear, and quite frankly, I rarely find a mascara that can do all three.
The MACStack Mascara by MAC is the one exception. And the fact that it's gone viral on TikTok is proof. MACStack is quite the unicorn mascara, doing all of the above and giving our eyes just the right amount of drama. And just when I thought the iconic MACStack Mascara that we all know and love couldn't get any better, MAC launched its first-ever MACStack Waterproof Mascara ($28). Over a decade into my mascara journey, I've finally met my match. It defies all odds and has given me the lash tint, length, and volume that I've been searching for. This mascara doesn't require a second bottle to get the job done. The formula is endlessly buildable, allowing you to stack on layers to customize the volume of your lashes to your liking without creating clumps. I know this sounds too good to be true, but after seeing what this waterproof mascara did for my lashes below, you may want to cancel that lash-extensions appointment.