Sunday, September 21, 2008

Makeup Reviews Part 1/2- Eyes- Eyelash Curler And Mascara

I'm so sorry for the delay of this entry. When I was writing this entry I realised that I forgot the prices... so until I got the (estimated) prices I delayed posting this up. So yeah... enjoy, I guess XD

Part 2 of my makeup reviews will go to the eye section and Part 1/2 will be reviewing my eyelash curler and mascaras. I've decided to seperate the eye section a little. Part 2/2 will most likely cover the rest of my stuff- eyeliners and eye makeup remover.

As mentioned, I'm not exactly a great makeup user, and I still don't know how to use eyeshadow! So yeah... there won't be any great eyeshadow reviews here. At least not for now. I'll try to learn :P

I curl my lashes first with this baby. It's the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, and it retails for RM 60. Quite pricey, although stil cheaper compared to Shiseido The Makeup's curler- If I am not mistaken, since the Shiseido counter I asked at 1 Utama's Jusco pointed out two different types to me. One was cheaper and darker in colour (e.g. bronze-ish) while the other more expensive one mentioned was silver like this one. It was quite difficult trying to take a decent photo of the curler though XD I can't compare it to the Shiseido curlers though, but I have used cheap, drugstore curlers before and I do have difficulty curling the lashes in my inner corner of my eye with them and experience pinching and not-so-thorough curling.

I have quite long lashes, but they're usually droopy and make me look sleepy, so curlers do help me make me look more awake. However, Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler fits perfectly around my eye socket and comfortably curls every single one of my lashes without fear of pinching and the like. It's also very ergonomic to hold and use and you don't have to hold the curler for long- just press gently, release a little and press gently again for about five times (For me) and voila! Curled lashes that looks au naturel. I said five times, but I have repeated it up to 10 (When I first used it) and the results are still the same. The curl on the lashes lasts the whole day too. I find they go back to normal only after I sleep at night and wake up :P

My mascaras are Deja Vu Fibrewig Paint On False Lashes in Pure Black and L'Oreal Telescopic Clean in Black. Both are my favourite mascaras and sometimes there are days when I can't decide which mascara to use, as both are, in my opinion, good. Although admittedly, both have their own pros and cons and all which I will elaborate further.

This is how the brush for the L'Oreal Telescopic Clean mascara looks like. Instead of those bushy bushy brushes you get a nice, clean (In a sense that you don't see leftover/dried up mascara gunk), albeit short-bristled plastic applicator wand. However, true to its looks and name, it gives a very clean and not to mention simple application to the lashes. It can even reach and coat the lashes on the corners of your eyes due to its rather small wand size, and dries quickly.

My lashes stay relatively curled for hours afterwards with no clumps, and removing them is the best part. Either you wash them off with warm water, literally, or you can use a cotton pad with eye makeup remover and gently rub them off. They come off like little bits of plastic film, for lack of better words to describe them, whether on cotton pad or washed off with warm water. They do kind of leave streaks under your eyes when you wash it with warm water but they're easily removed with more water/eye makeup remover too :) So yeah, I really love how easy it is to remove this mascara.

L'Oreal Telescopic Clean is available at most pharmacies, e.g. Guardian or Watson's for RM 33.90, although you can get it cheaper if they have discounts which I believe is quite often.

And this is the brush for the Deja Vu Fibrewig Paint On False Lashes mascara. You can see the small little fibres on the brush that will coat your lashes and elongate them, but not to blow my own trumpet, I have relatively long lashes so they don't really make too much of a difference to me. I have problems coating my inner lashes with this brush though, but I guess that's what the Deja Vu Tiny Sniper mascara is for (Or so I heard!). Another thing is that this mascara is different in a sense that you apply mascara BEFORE curling. I usually curl my lashes first then apply mascara, but then it kind of "weighed" my lashes down. So I tried applying it first, waiting for it to dry (Which is really quick) before curling, and lashes stay curled instead. I believe this is also mentioned in My Women Stuff if I'm not mistaken :x

It's just as easy to remove as the L'Oreal Telescopic Clean mascara. However, I would say that L'Oreal Telescopic Clean is my favourite mascara, since it can curl even my baby lashes and I like the wand better since it's easier to control and won't leave marks on my eyelids :P

Deja Vu Fibrewig Paint On False Lashes mascara is available at Sasa or Guardian pharmacies. I've not seen them in Watson's, so correct me if I'm wrong here. Retails for about RM 50+.

An interesting note is that the makeup artist that did me for my recent Money Talk filming project (Shegar also used to do makeup for VJs for MTV Asia) used this mascara on me!


MisSmall said...

I have both eyelash curlers by Shu Uemura and Shiseido, and I actually find Shiseido's pinching my eyelids more. A friend of mine swears by it though. So I guess it very much depends on shape of your eyes and personal preferences. :)

Stephanie / Yukaeshi said...

Yeah I agree with you :D Both (If I'm not mistaken) are made for Asian eyes but as we all know even Asian eyes have several different varieties ;) I love my Shu eyelash curler though!