As I was chatting, or rather, gossiping with my usual pals the other day, I realised (to my horror) that I still had a few hundred dollars of credit left at Browhaus, and I suspect it expires at the end of this year. I signed up for it in the first place cos I was excessively doing eyelash extensions for a period of time, and I daresay it made me look really kawaii.
But then I realised that it made eye makeup removal a pain in the arse ( I had to surreptitiously avoid the lash line). I also could wash my face and rub it with my palms to get that “ahhhh now all the makeup is off” feeling either. Most importantly, as I mentioned in my review of Etude House Oh My Goodness! Trouble Break Mist, I’m a side sleeper. The eyelash extensions totally impeded my attempts to snuggle my pillow. Sigh.
It was then I decided to wean off the extensions and go for mascara. Here’s one that I received at the launch of Kate’s Spring Summer 2013 collection.
This is such a typical Japanese product – it extends the lashes so gracefully and almost subtly.
- The curved brush makes for easy application, but I wouldn’t say it’s even application.
- It dries relatively quickly.
- Yes it does extend slightly with the fibres and it also curls slightly.
- However, the curling effect is not as awesome as I wanted it to be. Not sure if it’s cos of my ultra stubborn poker-straight lashes though.
- It also flakes and clumps just very slightly when you attempt to apply several coats.
- It doesn’t volumnise that dramatically, as you can see.
- I’d call this more of a daytime mascara cos it gives such a natural effect. Not my choice for the night though.
- It’s also removed pretty easily with my Heroine Make Mascara Remover and Biore Cleansing Tissue.
Overall, a decent mascara if you’re more of the subtle non-boomz type.