The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Majolica Majorca Mascara

Best mascara I've tried, hands down. Beats the crap out of Givenchy Phenomen'eyes, which was a sad waste of money.


Shiseido Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus Mascara. Well that was a mouthful.
Price: Around 1000JPY

The Good:

+ Significantly lengthens - this formula has those fiber things for lengthening, similar to the white stuff in the Maybelline or L'oreal double-ended mascaras, but in this case it's already mixed in with the black erm... stuff.

+ It keeps the curl in place the entire day. By entire day, I mean from 8 in the morning to 10 in the evening which is a really really long time. I'm not sure if it curls, though, because I always use an eyelash curler (Shu Uemura - there's really no contest there as far as lash curlers are concerned) beforehand.

+ It doesn't budge or flake or smudge. No raccoon eyes or black flakes around the area - and this is even if I often rub my eyes or use eye drops when I'm wearing contacts. It stays put.

+ Reasonably priced.

The Bad:

- Application can be quite tricky. On bad days, it can end up being clumpy and who wants that?

- It's a bit difficult to apply on the lower lashes. The applicator is a comb, and for the lower lashes I prefer using a brush-type wand.


The Ugly:

x It's a b*tch to remove. At the very least, this requires a couple of swipes of an oil-based eye makeup remover.

In Summary:
Go.get.it. But don't forget the eye makeup remover (I use Shiseido eye makeup remover with a cotton pad).

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