Majolica Majorca: Lash Expander Frame Plus Review

Hello! As of this writing, it’s 2:35 AM of Nov. 4. Yeah, writing a review way too early for the next day. That’s how dedicated I am. Kidding aside, I really can’t sleep and what better way to spend my time but to catch up with backlogs. I know I’ve been posting so many random thoughts lately. I guess there’s just a lot of things in my mind.

On to the review!

 

Mascaras intrigued me. How can some paint on the eyelash make any difference at all? I can understand concealers, eyeshadows, blushes and lip colors… But mascaras?

Until I met Majolica Majorca’s Lash Expander Frame Plus.

And I even bought it less the price. Bonus!

Majolica Majorca is a sister brand of Shiseido, targeted to the younger people. Even the price, it’s actually cheaper compared to the big sister.

 

This was an accidental find. One of my colleagues wanted to purchase this off a discount site, but she needs to get at least 3 to avail the free shipping. So I joined in. I got this for only P399 ($9.72), that’s pretty cheap. I think I got it 50% less. I don’t know what it claims since the entire thing is written in Japanese.

What I love the most about this one is the packaging. It came in with a box, which I’ll show later on, and a very sleek tube of mascara. It has a very elegant logo at the tip of the holder.

 

The brush is like a tiny comb. It’s found only at one side. For beginners like me, it’s a little challenging since you need to hold it up right to your lashes.

 

What surprised me the most is that what I got is actually not black, but sparkly dark blue. With fibers. How weird is that? I was merely expecting just color, but with fibers? It has this subtle chemical scent, so not good news for those with sensitive noses.

Wear time, it lasted me until night time. And even before I remove it, it was still there! It did give me a hard time to remove it and I needed to use  my dual remover from Skinfood to get it out, still with tugging. But what I don’t like is that it clumps after application and it’s a little heavy on the lids. It really fees like I have something on.

But even with the disadvantages, I did see the difference without it. It made my eyes look defined and it stirred attention away from my panda eyes. Which is even a greater plus!

 

Do I recommend this? I’m a 50-50 at this one, because it made my lashes clumpy. 😦 But it did a good job at convincing me that mascaras are something I should take a look at. And I believe it’s going to be a start of a beautiful friendship with Majolica Majorca.

 

What about you? What are your thoughts on mascaras?

 

For those interested in the ingredients, I’m sorry but I cannot give it to you since all of the things written on the box is in Japanese. If you can understand Japanese, take a look below. 🙂

 

 

 

10 responses

  1. Gosh why are you still awake at that time?!?!?! ;_;
    i think it was you and I talking last week about how mascaras seem silly XD you changed your mind fast!
    the brush on this one is very different O.o i want to try it. ._. japanese products freak me out. i can’t read them. pfff XD i hate clumping. i can’t find a mascara that doesn’t do that. then again i’ve only tried cheap ones.

    -Jae
    aleume.wordpress.com

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    • Can’t sleep. I think I slept too early so I was sort of forced to wake up few hours later.

      Yeah, I think we did talk about it last week. I guess I had a bad encounter with the L’Oreal one. XD I think I got fortunate with Majolica Majorca. I’ve read a few blogs about it, and it seems like their best item would be their mascaras. Probably the reason why I am sort of embracing mascaras. :)) But not quite yet, they’re clumpy (or maybe I’m not a pro yet at this comb type wand) and they only last for 3 months = not good to buy loads of it at the same period of time. Maybe buy only for special occasions? I’m still itching to get my hands on other mascaras from the same brand, though. 😀 I’ll probably read more about them before taking the plunge. The regular priced ones don’t come in cheap.

      Frankly speaking, I trust the quality of the products of the Japanese more than the Koreans. 😀 Sad fact is that Japanese make-up are mostly expensive compared to Korean make-up (calling Shiseido). >.<

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        • yeah @___@ at least with korean i can get a sense of what it means.

          MAC’s….about $15 for a tube of lipstick here if you want to compare prices. :/ yeah tad on the pricy side but for the quality it’s good.

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        • Just $15? That’s pretty cheap. The mall price of a Majolica Majorca mascara here is somewhat in that amount. >.< Imagine how much premium they put on US brands here: a bobbi brown creamy concealer kit costs $32 there, whereas it's almost $49! Insane, right? That's why I don't even dare come near non-lowend US brands here (except for the sets of Benefit). This is probably the reason why Korean brands are selling like pancakes.

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        • I guess it’s that high because of taxes and them trying to position themselves here as highend. Likewise! can get Korean stuff here for less (except a few brands who put such high premium – 30-50% mark-up) XD but shipping would kill us. :)))

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        • shipping makes no sense. to ship something to me from korea, i’m charged $4.00. To ship something across the US from one shoes to the other it’s $12.00. To ship something from canada to the US, it’s $25.00. IT.MAKES.NO.SENSE. =_=

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        • That’s weird. I guess the $4.00 one has a longer waiting time (prolly snail mail?) while the other one uses services such as FedEx or something. :)) I’ve never tried buying/shipping from another country. Only within the country, and it takes me roughly $1.90, and it’s just a miles/cities away. Too lazy for meet-ups. :))

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