this was forever ☾
December 8, 2010

Mood [Scatterbrained]
Currently Playing [Michael Buble – I’ll be Home for Christmas]



Colour:BK 999 (Black)

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
An intense, velvety black mascara that plumps up lashes while creating sky-high length. The unique brush-comb applicator lengthens lashes as it enhances volume for a dark and heavy fringe that brings out the natural beauty of your eyes. The waterproof formula stays on all day and night long, not budging from your lashes even in humid weather.

Country of Origin: Japan


-Revolutionary double-side brush: spiral brush + comb brush
-Comb brush helps lengthen lash while spiral brush works to enhance the volume of lashes for a surprising eye-line look
-1.5 times longer fiber which not only lengthens lashes, but also performs shinny black lash look

FOR BEST RESULT
-Using the comb-like brush, apply to lashes by stroking upwards from roots to tips, layering repeatedly until the desired length or effect is achieved.
Be sure to dip the brush into the tube between layers for a fresh coat of length-building fibers, every time.
-Apply in zig-zag directions to create volume-up or thickening result.
-Remove by eye makeup remover.

INGREDIENTS
11-12 Isoparaffin, Dextrin Palmitate, Cyclomethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, CI 77449, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Microcrystalline Wax, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Water, Sucrose Tetrastearate, PEG-20 Hydrogenated Castor Oil Triisostearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dextrin Palmitate/Ethylhexanoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Trimethylsiloxysilylcarbamoyl Pullulan, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Tocopherol.

WHY I LOVE THIS PRODUCT
This mascara holds my curls like no other! I think it’s on currently tie for the top spot of my favourite mascara list along with the Dejavu Fiberwig mascara. Just like the Fiberwig, it gives amazing length and great definition. It is not easy for me to find mascaras that hold a curl well because I have stubborn and stubby Asian lashes so I do recommand this mascara for people whose lashes have trouble holding a curl. The texture is quite dry, not wet like other mascaras so I do that. It is also very, very black! Take a look at the difference with just one coat:



Also, I’m in love with the comb applicator. Not only is it small enough to reach all the lashes, even the ones in the inner corner and outer corner of my eyes, but it distributes the mascara very evenly. This is an advantage that this mascara has over the Fiberwig one. It doesn’t smudge or run for the entire day. The packaging is also extremely adorable! I love Japanese makeup, especially Majorlica Majorca, just for the cute packaging.

However, there are two downsides to this mascara. First, while it’s great at lenghtening, again like the Fiberwig mascara, it does nothing for volume. My lashes only looks longer and not fuller, though it does look fuller comparing to the result of the Fiberwig mascara. Second, this mascara really hard and stubborn to get off. You’ll either need to use TONS of makeup remover or a really good one. The Bobbi Brown Instant Long-Wear makeup remover takes this off amazingly. The review for that makeup remover will be posted soon.

I would recommend purchasing this mascara on Ebay because the cheapest price that I’ve seen is around $15-$20 CAD (includes shipping), which is not too bad considering that some drugstore mascara are around $10 as well. I will purchase this mascara over any drugstore mascara at the moment. Yesstyle has it as well for $25 USD, so that’s why I would still recommend Ebay over Yesstyle. Also, I would not recommend going to Pacific Mall to get this either because I’m pretty sure that it’ll not be cheaper than Ebay.

RATING
Product (5/5) – Though it doesn’t give volume, I’ll still give it full mark because it’s just that great at holding curls and giving length!
Cost (4/5)
Ease of Use (5/5) – I love the comb applicator.
Packaging (5/5) – It’s so beautiful!