Looking at my archives, I realised that I hardly reviewed mascaras. Firstly I don’t often wear mascaras, and secondly, I’m really picky about the mascara I use. As long as it has a hint of dryness in the formula, or if the brush does not feel right on my lashes, it’s NG (No Good ) for me.
I’ve never tried mascaras by Majolica Majorca before. Even when I saw this in Japan, I don’t know why, but it never appealed to me. It was only when Ponikuta requested me to get the Lash Enamel Glamour Neo for her when I was in Malaysia, that she recommended I gave it a go. Since I already had two tubes for her in my shopping basket (plus it was on sale too), I didn’t hesitate dropping another tube in too.
Formulated with volume-up powder to create lashes that are dark and thick from the roots.
Blackness of lashes is accentuated by the glossy, wet finish
Waterproof-type that’s sweat, sebum and tear resistant
Comb-type brush to easily coat each lash from the root.
C11-12 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.
First of all, this isn’t your regular mascara. Instead of a brush, it comes with a comb with very short bristles. I’ve never used such a mascara before so I was initially a little confused on how to use it. But when I got the hang of combing the lashes from the roots to the tip … Oh. My. Gaaaawwwwd. It gave me the fullest, longest lashes I never knew it was possible to have!
From the Majolica Majorca brochure, it states that the Lash Enamel Glamour Neo gives the biggest volume of lashes compared to the other mascaras, Lash Gorgeous Wing and Lash Beautifying Mascara. I beg to differ because it did not only give me fantastic volume, it really lengthened my lashes as well.
A tiny snag about the comb – the short bristles gather quite a lot of the formula, so it tends to clump the lashes upon application. This did not bother me though, as I always use a steel lash comb to separate the lashes and remove any clumps when I use any mascara. This is something I highly recommend to those who are new to mascara or tend to get clumps on their lashes regardless of any kind of mascara they use.
I bought my steel lash comb from the 100yen shop in Japan, and it has lasted me for almost 4 years (and counting!). For my Malaysian readers, you can get this at Daiso for RM5. It’s really easy to use, and it removes any mess your mascara might leave on the tips of your lashes.
Okay, back to the Lash Enamel Glamour Neo.
I’ve read a lot of reviews about this mascara, and although the overall comments regarding this mascara were good, most of the ladies found it difficult to remove. I didn’t have any trouble removing mine. In fact, I found it a lot easier to remove than Blinc’s Kiss Me mascara (dang you, tubal worms!).
For stubborn, waterproof mascaras such as this, always use an oil-based eye makeup remover. Instead of swiping and rubbing the mascara off the lashes, always SOAK your lashes with the remover first. Pour the remover onto a piece of facial cotton (in the middle) and fold it in half. Gently press the lashes in between the folds, and hold it there for at least 30 seconds, then very slowly and gently, wipe it off. Do this several times (it took me about 2-3 times) until all of the mascara’s removed. DO NOT RUB!
Sigh to those awful fine lines under the eyes 🙁
To say I’m happy with this mascara is an understatement. I absolutely LOVE it, and am so glad Ponikuta suggested I try it out. The staying power is fantastic; I’ve had it on for over 4 hours, and the mascara still held very well.
I highly recommend this mascara for those of you who have fine, short eyelashes. It’ll give you that extra ooomph on your peepers 😉
Majolica Majorca Lash Enamel Glamour Neo mascara is available at Watsons (Malaysia), and sells at RM45.90. Watch out for promotions when you can score ’em at 15% off. In Melbourne, you can get them at a beauty store along Swanston Street (can’t really remember the name; it has a pink banner and is along the same side of street as Boost). It’s sold at around AU$40.
What I like about it: Gives me fantastically long and full lashes
What I did not like about it: The comb takes a bit of getting used to; it’s BLOODY expensive here.
A tip on using the steel lash comb with mascara: wait about 30 seconds for the mascara to dry out on your lashes first before using the comb to separate the lashes. If you comb the lashes right after you apply the mascara, you’ll be combing the formula out too. Since you’d want to maintain the volume of the mascara on your lashes, let it dry first, then only comb it out.