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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Spring 2010: Majolica Majorca Lash Bone Black Fiber In & Lash Enamel Glamour Volume On (or how to mess up a perfect mascara!)

Arggggh!! I hate you, Shiseido! Why, oh why, did you decide it was time to f**k up my holy grail mascara? Why did you think it´s way cool to throw in fibers and make a dupe of your Lash Expander when you already have the Lash Expander in your range??

Thanks to Adambeauty I have another 5 tubes of my holy grail Lash Enamel Glamour NEO on the way to me but how long will they last me? A year or so? =(
I am really pissed, angry, annoyed, devastated and seriously mad at Majolica Majorca! But they keep doing that anyway, no matter what I write. My beloved 24hr Powder Fantasia was replaced with the very mediocre Pore Cover thingy, too!

Ok well, the revamped mascara itself is not bad but it´s no way a VOLUMIZING mascara! Also I hate fibers in my mascara unless I am opting especially for a lengthening formula (which I nearly never do so I rarely use my Lash Expander Frame Plus). Ok, the mascara itself is bad indeed =(

I want to add that the new comb sucks, too! Yep, it sucks! The old one is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better. So I said it, thank you Shiseido for your wonderful new LENGTHENING mascara!

The older version Lash Enamel Glamour NEO is just perfection for me: it´s volumizing, keeps a curl like no other mascara, is deep black, has a great comb that lets me reach the very roots of my lashes and is quite easy to remove (it is waterproof so I surely need an eyemakeup remover). But the new one? Pffffffft. No volume and fibers (but to be fair it does hold a curl and it doesn´t need a lot of force to remove it) =(

So if you like a lengthening mascara you might like this mascara in fact. But for me =( =( =(

Ok, enough whining. On to the base. I always use a mascara base, my faves are from Kate, Coffret D´or and Majolica Majorca.

The new one is "improved" as it contains some black fibers in addition (they seem to love fibers these days!). Well, I don´t mind the fibers in mascara bases though.
I honestly think this is a good base but not much different from the previous version. I can´t really notice the black fibers on my lashes, they still look grayish/whitish when applied. The mascara adds a bit of length and volume and makes a good curl-keeping base.

Nooooo, I am not suffering from some gross hair-growth! These are the fibers in the base =P

All in all I am still in shock about the new mascara and might have to see a therapist soon =X

I got the mascara and base from Ichibankao who offered a perfect fast service as always!


. : * justine * : . said...

I hated the Lash Expander Frame Plus which I bought after seeing loads of blogger-raves about it, but I hate fibre-y mascaras, it clumped, and it was SO hard to take off. Icky. After 2 weeks I gave up and tossed it.

Are they discontinuing your HG??? That really sucks. I am always afraid that I will love something that is LE or discontinued so I used to be 'careful' with my makeup but after reorganizing it I realise I have so much that at some point I will probably find a dupe for most of my HGs... so caution got thrown out the window.

I don't use mascara bases usually (too lazy) but I have samples of Lancome's so I may try! I do have to say though, the black fibres in that Majo Majo one in this post make it look kind of gross... :S

Thanks for the review :)!

Paris B said...

You know what? Despite all the raves for Majolica Majorca mascara I've never tried any :P That aside, I loved this post and I could just feel your pain :D Hope you're doing well Kathi! :D

Rica said...

OMG! MJ is also my HG mascara and oh well.. Let's see if this new formula from MJ works for me! I just hope that this is better than the one that I have.. I love, love, love Majolica Majorca!

Haru said...

Hey Kathi,

Your review made me laugh out loud! I think that is the first time I've seen you curse a product so badly :-) I was considering trying out the new MM mascara but guess now I can safely skip it, especially since I hate fibre-based mascaras.


plue said...

Jeez, they discon all the old mascaras and replace with this new ones? >_< I hate!

Sigh. I love my Lash Expander Neo but that got replaced with Frame Plus, and now I dun think I got chance to try Enamel Glamour Neo already.

I guess I better stick to Kiss Me mascaras. Works really well!

Anonymous said...

Haha... that was a hilarious post. But I totally can feel with you, how annoying it is when hg's are replaced by something new (but not necessarily improved) instead.

I got some tubes of the Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus, after the heavy rave about it, but it didn't work for me at all. :/

So, I better stay with my Shiseido Lasting Lift Mascara (which btw, is not available here in Austria, so I always have to get it from Germany).

Kathi said...

Ahaha, yes I really don´t like the mascara. Actually my lashes looked nice with it on =X but the effort was just too much and the Lash Enamel Glamour was just soooo much better! =D
Good that I am getting 5 backups =P

Shop N' Chomp said...

Gawd, I hate it when companies eff up perfectly good products! =(

Junkie said...

I understand your pain! It's really frustrating, after so much work to find the perfect product!

On a side note, is the HG mascara still available @ adambeauty? You made me want to try it while I still can, but the only one that I can find is Lash Enamel Glamour, is this the Neo?


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