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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Camake Gokubuto Mascara & Gokunobi Mascara

I picked up the Gokubuto & Gokunobi mascaras from Canmake recently (maybe you remember my Apopofkawaii haul).
The Gokubuto Mascara (volumizing) seems to be very popular and raved-about in Japan and on many beauty blogs and the Gokunobi Mascara (lengthening version) is getting more and more known, too.
Both of the mascaras come in a hot pink tube though slightly different shades of pink and the Gokunobi has a silver cap and is slim and long whereas the tube of the Gokubuto is short and fat. It bugs me a little that the design is a bit inconsistent but still both tubes look pretty and cheerful. 

Gokubuto Mascara:
Here is what Canmake says about this product:
"Apply in layers for ultra-thick lashes! Achieve fluttery lashes!
The super-volumizing and curling mascara is here!
Film-type formulation that washes off with warm water☆
The powerful volume will give you the fluttering lashes.
・The thick liquid covers each lash, and as you apply more layers, you create the ultra-thick, super-volumized lashes!!!
Has a long-lasting curling effect, even though it’s a film-type mascara.
・Keeps your lashes looked as though you had only just curled them! Casts aside the image of film-type mascaras as being unable to maintain a great curl.
Can be washed off with warm water, so it's easy to remove your make-up
・Can be washed off quickly with warm water, without the need for a special eye make-up remover.
No need to scrub it off, so it’s kind to your eyes; recommended for those who use false lashes, lash extensions or other beauty salon treatments for lashes.
“Multi-proof” formulation
・Waterproof formulation that is resistant to tears, sweat and humidity.
・Resistant to sebum, so won’t run and leave you with panda eyes.
Special wave-shaped brush that takes up plenty of the liquid
・The soft brush takes up plenty of the mascara.
The wave section fits the shape of your eye perfectly, ensuring that the mascara coats your lashes without missing any.
Lash-conditioning effect
・Contains sodium hyaluronate (moisturizing agent).
Will not impose a burden on your lashes."

The mascara liquid is on the drier side which I actually prefer as those super wet formulas tend to be messy and they often weigh my lashes down which is something I absolutely detest when it´s about mascaras. On the other hand the drier mascaras need more layers to cover my lashes well enough to show up truly black.

What I really like about the Gokubuto is how it gives me a fan of well defined lashes and a bit of volume but still it´s a rather natural look.
The mascara doesn´t smudge or flake on me and washes off easily with just cleansing oil. It comes off in black flakes so good rinsing is necessary or you might get some of the black bits in your eyes.

Still this doesn´t give me wow-lashes like the Aube Couture Designing Mascara or Majolica Majorca Lash Enamel Glamour Neo. It´s a good basic natural mascara which keeps the curl and gives a pretty soft fan of lashes but they don´t look super thick or lush in my opinion. 

Rating: 3/5

Gokunobi Mascara:

Canmake´s claims:
"The secret lies in the fibers and the rich, stretchy liquid ♡
With the dual effect of fibers and stretchy liquid, your lashes will be super-long, as though you’ve had lash extensions!!!
● Packed with fibers with a highly lengthening effect.
● The clay-like liquid flexibly coats your lashes, exerting a lengthening effect.
● Contains strong curling wax, so it also has a perfect curl-preserving effect ☆
Waterproof(*) formulation, but can be removed with warm water!
● Can be removed quickly with warm water, for simple make-up removal.
● Can be removed without the need to rub, so can be applied over false lashes or lash extensions ☆
● Waterproof formulation that is resistant to water and sebum."
On me the Gokunobi Mascara looks pretty much the same as the Gokubuto: soft natural nicely defined lashes. There is a light lengthening effect but it´s not really very strong or obvious in my opinion. 

This also keeps the curl and doesn´t smudge but comes off easily. The brush design is different as it´s a straight brush but the overall result for me is similar.

This contains fibers and I had one stuck in my eye and irritating it a whole day long as i had no chance to remove my eye makeup but wasn´t able to wipe it out.

Rating 3/5

Both mascaras are designed to be used with false lashes and it takes me about 3 coats to get evenly black lashes.
The mascaras are very affordable as they retail for only 600 Yen/each.

Overall I´d say these are good mascaras for everyday but they are a bit lame and I just prefer stronger lashes. When layering Gokunobi over Gokubuto the effect is better so in conjunction I give them:
Rating 3.5/5

On another note, this is the other haul I got from Apopofkawaii yesterday (EMS Saturday delivery!)
Not all things are for myself though, I started shopping Xmas gifts already!


Unknown said...

Those mascaras and the rest of ur haul are soo sooo cute. I love japanese cosmetics packaging to the maximum. =)


Unknown said...

oh darn :( I hate it when you have to you use both a lengthening AND a volumizing mascara to achieve the right effect :| I was so excited about Canmake's mascara too :P

Anonymous said...

thats a great review on the mascaras... the gokubuto mascara tends to flake on me. it works better with lash base too. although you already have lovely long lashes!

Anonymous said...

may I know how much did you pay for shipping?

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