Mascara is one of those products, that if asked what make up item I couldn`t live with out. I would say mascara.
If I`m going for a natural (not wanting to look so much like crap) look I`ll put some concealer, powder and a bit of mascara:).
So for me, finding a good mascara is somewhat of an ongoing challenge.
I usually buy one, use it for a while and then get sucked into to buying a new one.Thankfully self restraint holds me back from buying every mascara ever produced but when I cleaned out my make up collection before the big move. I still found a fair few mascaras either half used or only just begun:O
Today`s post is a comparison/review(I say this as I don`t like doing reviews) type post.
The two mascaras I will be comparing are both Majolica Majorca mascaras
.The Lash Expander frame plus
and Lash Enamel Glamour
. (Also pictured is my Shu Uemura lash curler
-which I love and used for curling my lashes in these photos)
This is my second tube of Lash Expander but only my first tube of Lash enamel. I first tried Majolica Majorca mascaras back in 2006(ish maybe 2007). I really liked the first tube of Lash Expander I had,however I didn`t repurchase it again until October last year because I am always looking for the ultimate mascara (and MM mascaras can be difficult and expensive to find)
Prior to that I had just used drug store mascaras and had been a big fan of Bourjois`s coup de théâtre mascara.
I wanted to try this brand because it was around this time (2006/2007)that I starting getting into gyaru and was very interested in Ageha magazine (Sakurina<3). Lash Enamel mascara (and the other Majolica Majorca mascaras)would usually rank quite high in Ageha, and I figured that if they’re using something it must either be over hyped or be pretty good(or secret option 3 -sponsored)!
Anywhos I`ve tried a fair few mascaras, not loads but a fair amount. Collection 2000,various Maybellines ones,Rimmel,Max Factor, L`oreal, Deja vu,Bourjois…etc etc
I`m certainly not an expert and this comparison/review is just from my own personal experience and how these products react with me.
So on to the comparison. (I`m not really gonna write too much,just gonna let the pictures speak for themselves )
First up is Lash expander, this is my every day mascara.
For me it holds the curl well and is black enough. I tend to have issues with mascaras(and eyeliners) not being black enough. Although my natural hair colour is dark brown and thus I have relatively dark lashes(except the inner lashes which seem to be blond :S) .I still prefer my lashes to be BLACK black.:D
Lash Expander Plus
Holds curl well
Last well(doesn`t flake too much and doesn`t run)
It`s a fiber mascara so if you spend the time it can lengthen your lashes a bit/
Comb makes separating lashes easier
Can be expensive and difficult to get hold of
Next up is the Lash Enamel, I usually use this for when I’m going out. It does what it says. It is like enamel for your lashes. You have to use a good eye make up remover to get this stuff off. The lash expander,while I find for me it doesn’t budge during the day ,it comes off quite easily with make up remover.This stuff can be quite stubborn,which can be both a blessing and a burden.
Pros: VERY black
Hold curl well(like enamal)
Like enamel! ha …so can make the lashes feel very stiff (which could bother some people)
Can be difficult to find and expensive
Stays wet for quite a while
The brush only has a comb on one side(Expander has combs on both sides) which can make applying mascara to your lower lashes quite difficult.
Left Lash Enamal /Right Lash Expander
Both eyes with and without glasses
Overall: I like the packaging used for both mascaras. I don`t really find I`m usually bothered by packaging but I like the style used for Majolica Majorca products alot. I find it simple but still interesting.Black tube with gold labels and a sorta elegant regal look, slightly Gothic perhaps?
Girly but not too girly.
Both products have a comb wand rather then a brush wand,which initially annoyed me and I found it difficult to use. However I got used to it and its not really that difficult to use. In fact I find it easier to separate them.
That being send I prefer the two comb wand of the Expander mascara over the Glamour`s comb, easier for getting the lower lashes.
I like Majolica Majorca for mascaras and I would repurchase these products and intend to try their new Lash King mascara.I used to like Maybelline for mascaras,but I would find that after an initial good run they`d stop working so well :S
In person I think that the Lash Glamour tends to be more noticeable(especially with my glasses) and perform a touch better but comparing the photos above I can`t notice a whole lot of difference.Main difference I can see if the fact that I messed up the curling the lashes on the eye with the lash expander(my left eye) but thats me not the mascara.
While I feel Glamour is better it is also harder to get off so for that reason I use Expander as my everyday mascara.
I feel like I`ve found my HG mascara but saying that I know I`ll still be lured into trying new ones because thats just how I am:D.
Thank you for reading,hope that was of some use to you XD.
Whats your favourite mascara?
Have you tried Majolica Majorca mascaras?What did you think?
Photos taken by my friend with his snazzy Canon camera.Thankkk you XD