I didn’t use mascara for more than half year already. Decided to get one for CNY, went to Elianto to buy because the things there are quite cheap. Since I’ve never use mascara with two ends(primer and mascara) and it’s only RM25, I bought it to try because usually this kind of mascara will cost at least RM30 and above.
Bought it and only realised few days later that it’s not waterproof!! Oh dear… Sure will smudge! Luckily I bought dark brown instead of black. Here’s description from Elianto’s website:
The new generation of super amplifying volume mascara, its magnified your lash to the maximum, well lifted, curl and exaggeratedly rich, thus create daring & seductive look. The cramy and vitamin enriched lash promer gel build the base for the fuller lash.
Oh… All the photos you see here are not editted, just cropped my eyes out. Ignore my swollen eye and the dark circles 😛 Notice my eye colour changes? My hazel colour contact lense torned prematurely…
Finally, I used it for the first time on the 1st day of CNY. I had difficulty taking the photos of the effect.
Left: No mascara.
Middle: Lashes with primer. The primer is not that nice to apply. I don’t like the brush.
Right: Coated with mascara… Few coats but only pumped once which is when took it out. Nothing right? Indeed nothing and I think my lashes were more obvious without mascara hahaha… Pretty diluted. It smudged when I teared -.-” Not that I cried, just my contact was a bit dry and my eye produced tears. I don’t like the brush too! The brush isn’t well manufactured, there’s defect on it! It’s not like what you see in the picture here, there’s a strand that was so out of the way!
Left: Second time apply on the second day of CNY. Still no difference… Very hard to handle it too.
Middle: 4th application on the fourth day of CNY. The curling effect is much better now but the tube of mascara is started to get a bit sticky(not sure how to say, it became quite creamy, not that diluted anymore). It clumped on the brush but when applied it didn’t clump on the lashes.
Right: It got even creamier, more clumps on the brush and wand. This is the 5th application on the 6th day of CNY. The effect is much more obvious. Due to the angle, you can’t see the curl much, it’s actually curlier and more volume than the previous applications.
By the way, I didn’t use curler. I never use one except when makeup artist did my makeup hahaha 😛 I know you can achieve better curl with it but I still prefer fast and quick makeup without much hassle and tools. Also, I only applied few coats with one pump for every application.
1. The unexplained changes of texture after each application. I didn’t pump too many times, I only pumped twice, took out and put back for each eye, that’s all. So for each application, only pumped 4 times, 2 times for each eye. Only used it 7 times or pumped 28 times. Other mascaras that I used never had this kind of problem and pumped even more than this.
2. The defect mascara brush that I got(so “lucky”…)
3. It’s not waterproof.
So far Maybelline Unstoppable Mascara is still the best that I’ve used so far. In fact, I only tried 3 type of mascaras hehehe… Maybelline Unstoppable Mascara is the second one, Elianto Supreme Volumizer Mascara is the latest one. As for first one, it’s Maybelline Soft & Curl.
I know there are better ones out there but I haven’t have the chance to try them and budget is a bit of issue, also I’m not a mascara girl 😛 Hehehe… I so dread the replace-every-6-month rule, I know, I know… It’s for my own good but I hate it when I only used it once in a blue moon and had to replace it when it’s still a lot!