Eye Spy

12:50 AM

A poor quality make-up review today!

It's not that the make-up is bad, I'm just not going to do a full report.

Don't blame me, blame the World Cup (Go Japan!)

First up, from Don Quixote:

Lash Gorgeous Wing from Majolica Majorca (Shiseido)

I chose it because of the packaging, no other reason!

Despite all the fancy designs, this is a pretty basic mascara.

Funny angle because it was hard to get the mascara to show up in the picture!

Maybe converting to false eyelashes has ruined mascara for me.

Nothing looks dramatic enough anymore.

I have tried to get used to this mascara though and although it's subtle, it has a few advantages.

Firstly, it's great for daily wear.

If you want a lightly made-up face for work or college, I think this is a good choice.

It thickens your lashes, but not to the point where you can tell it's not natural.

This characteristic gives it a second advantage - using it with false lashes.

For a while I wasn't happy using Dolly Winks. Then I realised the problem.

The thick (Number 2 set) lashes combined with my old mascara gave an over-the-top look that wasn't suitable for anything except a night out.

When I switched to this brand, it gave a softer, more realistic feel.

It's worth having a dramatic mascara in your make-up bag but I recommend this one as an alternative.

KATE Gradical Eyes, beige to green set.

Following the layering instructions gives this effect, which I think is gorgeous.

Erm, please ignore the big gap in my foundation. I had to clean off other make-up first and was lazy ><

There are lots of reviews and colour tests for this brand available online, so I'm just going to point out my personal highlight.

It's looooooooooooooooooooooong lasting.

And I mean loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong.

I've been (mostly) faithful to MAC eyeshadows all my life.

While you can't fault MAC on their colour selection, I always found the eyeshadow to wear off quickly leaving me with THAT half-moon of horror on my eyelid.

Nothing of the sort happened with KATE, I can't believe it!

I wonder is it because the first layer is kind of like a cream base?

Or is it because of my BB Cream?

Do these products act as adhesives or is KATE's formula just awesome?

Ok everyone, your homework is to buy some KATE and test for yourself.

Report back with results :)

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  1. I might try, can you layer it? Or does it become spidery? I like fiberwig but it got in my eyes!! DX

  2. it looks great ^^ and i loe the kate make up i want :3

  3. Oh that type of mascara, I often see it in magazines, it seems nice^^ I agree, after falsies, mascara just can't measure up haha!

    Wow, I really like the green colors of the Kate eyeshadow. I should pick up some kate eyeshadow the next time I get a chance.

  4. Bianca - It layers really well I think. It's unspidery to the point that you have to work hard to get a striking effect!

  5. Naka - I also want more of it!

  6. さらまり - Can you get KATE in the USA? If not, you should stock up when you get back to Japan! ^^

  7. I've heard so many good things about this KATE palette, I'm considereing buying it!!^^

  8. Shmuberry - you should! I haven't got anything bad to say about it, it's just fantastic make-up!

  9. Kate lasts really long with me and I have always had trouble keeping on eye makeup. They are number one!

  10. HANA - Oh! It's good to hear someone else had the same experience. Now I'm convinced to get more!