Makeup Forever Smoky Lash Mascara... the good and the bad

I mentioned a week ago in my August Favourites video that I think I have finally found my holy grail mascara...
*drum roll please*

Here is Makeup Forever's Smoky Lash Mascara, in all its glory!

It offers an intense black formula that coats the lashes generously and makes them more dramatic (thicker, longer and more voluminous) in just one coat!

with nothing on... where art thou, eyelashes?

one coat of Smoky Lash mascara!

I wanted to show you all how nice this mascara is on just plain natural lashes. When combined with the effects of an eyelash curler, the result is even more dramatic.

I really love how this works so well in just one coat. For me, it gives me just the effect I am looking for, thus it may very well be "Holy Grail" material :)

So, let's recap all the pros (and cons... there are a couple of those as well) of this great product:


- intense black pigment
- brush coats lashes generously with just one coat
- gives volume, length and thickness
- great lasting power
- doesn't transfer to my brow bone (!!! this was the best part for me)


- $22
- limited availability (I have to travel to Sephora, which isn't too close to my house, in order to get it)
- dries out way too quickly :(

So, as you can see, I was initially elated by this mascara...
until I noticed that it started drying out majorly after a mere month of usage.
I had been spoiled by my YSL Singulier mascara which seemed to get "better with age"... it would last me up to 3 months and the formula actually improved after a month of use.

Sadly with MUFE Smoky Lash, this wasn't the case, so I must re-evaulate my options... should I buy another tube of this wondrous product or should I continue my hunt?
I can barely use it now after a month of having it since it's getting flaky.

Has anyone else had this experience with MUFE Smoky Lash? Did I get a dud or something? I am not a "change mascara tube every month" person, I know some people will yell at me for this, but if on the tube it says 6 months, I expect mine to at least last 2 or 3.

Looking forward to reading your comments!