Majolica Majorca was one of the very first Japanese brands I tried out and fell in love with. However in the previous few years this love has cooled down quite a bit as there were really only a few items that stood out.
2 items from MM I can't live without are the Lash Enamel Glamour Neo Mascara (my absolute HG mascara and I used up a few tubes of this already...I always have 1-2 backups of this at home) and the Lash Base (keeps the curl so well!).
For long time their 24hr Pressed Powder Fantasia used to be the only powder I used so I finished about 5 refills of this. However I branched out quite a bit and found other powders I like better.
The Spring collection 2009 is very small. Usually MM comes out with a few pretty new eye palettes but this year they just give us 2 new lipglosses, a mascara and a new powder.
Since I am not so much into squeeze-tube glosses I decided to pick up the new Pressed Pore Cover (1785 JPY for case & refill, 1050 JPY for the refill only) and a tube of the new Lash Expander Frame Plus Mascara (1260 Yen).
-Pressed Pore Cover:
The new powder comes in a black case instead of the white one the Pressed Fantasia came in. Also the Powder Fantasia has been discontinued.
I thought the new Pressed Pore Cover would be an upgraded version of the older powder but in my opinion it's more of a downgrade.
The Pore Cover is white in color which also shows up so it can make you look a little chalky/whiter.
It applies nicely but gets blotchy after some time and it doesn't cover my pores at all. Thankfully my pores are small to start with but the Pore Cover doesn't really reduce whatever visible pores I have.
All in all a disappointment and I am happy that I still have a few refills of the older version left.
-Lash Expander Frame Plus:
I know that the Lash Expander Neo is the most popular MM mascara. I personally haven't tried it as I always opted for the volumizing Lash Enamel Glamour Neo as I generally go for volumizing rather than lengthening mascaras.
However the new Lash Expander Frame Plus looked interesting enough to try it out so I ordered a tube.
The mascara comes with a comb applicator but a different style of comb than the other MM mascaras (Lash Gorgeous Wing has a brush btw).
The formula seems to contain lots of fibers you can spot on the comb when you pull out the wand.
You first coat your lashes with the back of the comb (which just looks like a ribbed piece of plastic) and then use the comb to elongate and separate your lashes.
The effect this mascara gives are long feathery lashes so to me it's like an upgraded version of the Lash Gorgeous Wing which gives very natural feathery lashes.
I quite like this as it doesn't weigh down my lashes at all and removes easily.
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1 year ago