Missha The Style 4D Mascara Review

This is a new brand I am reviewing on my blog today. Missha is a Korean based skincare and cosmetics company. Their products can be found on certain online sites here in Malaysia. I got it off Althea Malaysia (link here), when the PR representative reached out to me during their first anniversary in Malaysia to offer me store credit in exchange for a shout out on FiercePaint. This was among one of the products I picked up.

The product.

Description on the tube.

I have no idea what this means but this is under the tube.

The wand.

The bristles.

Description: A mascara that comes in 7 grams of product. There isn’t an indication if it is waterproof or not. Standard mascara bristles.

Price: There isn’t an exact retail price but on the Althea website retail price is MYR 50 but it is on discount for MYR 16 (same scenario when I got it).

Where to buy: I purchased mine via Althea Malaysia.

 

Bare lashes.

One coat.

Two coats.

Pros:

Wand is slim and easy to work with.

Nice separation of the lashes.

No smudging.

No clumping.

 

Cons:

Dry formula which doesn’t dispense on the lashes easily.

Doesn’t hold a curl.

Doesn’t lengthen.

Not much volume.

 

Note:

I still don’t know if it is waterproof but it tends to flake off when removed or when in touch with water instead of dissolving.

 

Rating:

4/10

I did not like this mascara. But I’d use it up. Since it is so under-performing, I can get away with it.

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Silkygirl Big Eye Collagen Mascara Review

Silkygirl, a homegrown makeup brand, has so many underrated products and is perhaps one of the most accessible makeup brands in Malaysia. It is also available in Singapore, Brunei and Indonesia.

The product.

Collagen for eyelashes?

Wand. Yea…. I know… I’ll address this.

Description: Waterproof mascara with slightly tapered rubber bristles.

Price: MYR 28.90

Where to buy: Most drugstores in Malaysia; Watsons, Guardian, Caring, etc.

 

Swatch

Bare lashes.

 

One coat.

Two coats.

 

Pros:

Lengthens and thickens very nicely.

The wand is pretty effective at separating and curling the lashes.

Doesn’t clump.

No smudging.

Wand is easy to use.

 

Cons:

The wand deteriorates at about the three month mark because the individual bristles break off (it can be seen on the up close bristle picture).

Doesn’t really hold a curl (not on me at least).

 

Rating:8/10

I guess the hype surrounding this mascara is true! It is pretty good. However, it isn’t a mascara I personally like because I prefer natural looking lashes. But it is a really amazing mascara.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Review

Founded by Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson, Too Faced boasts products that are paraben free, cruelty free and vegan although I’m guessing not ALL their products are vegan. Today I review the cult favourite Better Than Sex mascara.

This is the travel size one and comes in this box.

This is the travel sized product and comes in this box.

Nice pink tube...

Nice pink tube…

Big claims!!!

Big claims!!!

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Description: Travel size mascara. Comes in 4.8 grams of product.

Where to buy: Sephora (stores and online)

Price: MYR 45

Bare lashes.

Bare lashes.

One coat.

One coat.

Two coats.

Two coats.

Pros:

Thickens and lengthens very nicely!

Holds a curl pretty well.

Formula isn’t sticky or gloppy.

Very nice separation.

Doesn’t smudge on me (I don’t have oily eyelids).

 

Cons:

I DO NOT like the wand. It always hits my eyelids! I can’t get close enough to the bottom of my lashes without the bristles touching my eyelid.

The formula is grainy so at the second coat it the formula kind of balls up in some places.

I get fallout with this mascara.

A full tube costs MYR 90! I would NEVER buy a mascara that costly.

 

Rating: 6/10

I didn’t really like this mascara because although the effects on the lashes are amazing I cannot deal with the fallout. No… PASS!

Elianto Activewear Mascara Review

Elianto is an affordable non drugstore makeup brand sold in Malaysia that sources it’s product from various other countries.

This is the Elianto Activewear Mascara.

The mascara.

The mascara.

The description was a sticker on the plastic packaging that could be removed. So I peeled it off and stuck it on the tube...

The description was a sticker on the plastic packaging that could be removed. So I peeled it off and stuck it on the tube…

The wand is interesting because of the curve.

The wand is interesting because of the curve.

Description: It is a waterproof mascara in black that comes in 8g of product. The wand is tapered, narrower and curved towards the tip.

Where to buy: Elianto stores nationwide (however it is not available on their online store; funny….)

Price: I am not sure of the price because I purchased it at a discount and like an idiot didn’t ask for the original price. Since it isn’t even available online I had to find this info from other sources and one blog mentioned it to be MYR 33.

Bare lashes.

Bare lashes.

One coat.

One coat.

Two coats.

Two coats.

Pros:

The wand is helpful for application and because the way it is shaped it does get into the inner corner lashes well.

Good separation.

Minimal clumps.

 

Cons:

Not really that lengthening.

Not really that volumising.

Doesn’t hold a curl that well.

Claims to be waterproof but isn’t really because it melts off with water.

 

Rating: 5/10

Although I gave this a low rating I actually like this mascara because I don’t have oily eyelids and because it is so under-performing it is perfect for me for creating a natural, no makeup makeup look. Just enough separation to give my lashes a little bit of visibility to frame my eyes well.

Tarte Gifted Mascara Review

Announcement; a sad one actually…

I’m killing LuxePaint.

Image Courtesy of imgflip.

Image Courtesy of imgflip.

The poor thing is so devoid of traffic so I decided I’d euthanise it and let it die in peace.

Posts there won’t be in vain though. I’ll transfer them to FiercePaint. 😀

Do excuse the LuxePaint watermark though.

I may end up re-shooting some pictures that are blurry which, if I do, will have the FiercePaint watermark instead.

The next seven posts will be from LuxePaint.

On to the review, Sephora Malaysia has samples of this mascara which I picked it up a while ago and have been using for about 2-3 months before I wrote this review.

Tarte is one of those brands for the environmentally conscious and the animal lovers; they’re vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without parabens, sulphates and all those harmful stuff.

I featured this in my 10th product empties post (link here). This is the Tarte Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara.

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The box container.

Side view.

Side view.

Description on the side of the box.

Description on the side of the box.

The product.

The product.

The wand.

The wand.

Bristles. Pretty standard.

Bristles. Pretty standard.

Description:

Standard natural bristles mascara. Non-waterproof. Comes in 0.16 fl oz (approximately 4.7 grams/5ml) for the sample size whereas full sized ones are 0.24 fl oz (approximately 7 grams/7.1 ml).

Where to buy: Sephora outlets nationwide (full sized ones are available online).

Price: MYR 34 (sample size) & MYR 85 (full size).

Try-on.

Bare lashes.

Bare lashes.

One coat.

One coat.

Two coats.

Two coats.

 

Pros:

Bristles and wand are pretty standard and easy to work with.

Nice separation and curling.

Good volume on second coat application.

Although not waterproof, it hasn’t caused me the dreaded panda eyes (I need to mention here that mascara rarely smudges or crumbles on me).

The whole environmentally friendly, cruelty-free thing gets an extra point from me.

 

Cons:

Pricey (duh high end!).

Not really lengthening.

Doesn’t really hold curl.

 

Note:

The non-waterproof aspect can be a pro or a con depending on the individual. So user prerogative is encouraged.

 

Ratings:

8/10

I love this mascara but I’d only ever purchase the sample size ones. Hey, spoiler alert, I am a cheapskate!

Silkygirl Eye Opener Waterproof Mascara Review

Silkygirl cosmetics is owned by Alliance Cosmetics Pvt Ltd, the same company that carries Revlon Malaysia. They’re well established and Silkygirl as a brand has been around since 2005.

Today lets look into the Sillkygirl Eye Opener Waterproof Mascara.

 

The product.

The product.

 

The wand.

The wand.

 

Description:

It is a mascara with a plastic rubber wand which is quite slim. It comes in only black (01 Black) and there’s 5ml of product. The bristles are hard but the wand is quite flexible. The mascara formula is quite a wet one and it claims to be waterproof.

Where to buy: Most drugstores and supermarkets/hypermarkets/malls in Malaysia.

Price: MYR 10 (sometimes even cheaper).

 

Bare eyelashes.

My bare eyelashes. My lashes are usually very invisible.

 

One coat.

One coat.

 

Two coats.

Two coats.

 

Pros:

It is cheap!

It is easy to remove.

 

Cons:

Because the formula is quite wet, it makes my lashes clump together. It is pretty obvious in the second picture. I’ll add a comparison picture with my other Silkygirl mascara.

It takes quite a while to dry. 

It smudges (I don’t have oily eyelids).

It feels sticky even when completely dry. Sometimes my top lashes and bottom lashes kinda stick together.

Although it says it is waterproof it actually easily flakes off with water. No makeup remover needed; which also means crying and sweating will result in mascara fall out.

The wet formula hinders separation so a lot of the product has to be taken off the wand before application. However, because the bristles are so hard, excess product cannot be removed from it which is perhaps the other reason it tends to clump up my lashes.

You can actually poke yourself with the wand because it is so hard! It’s not pleasant, trust me!

 

See how my eyelashes on the right is nicely separated and the one on the left is clumped together.

Comparison pic: see how my eyelashes on the right is nicely separated and the one on the left is clumped together.

 

Ratings:

3/10

I really did not enjoy this mascara. I have tried waiting for it to dry out (sometimes wet formulas work better when slightly dried out). I have tried taking excess product off with a tissue and with a cloth (the tissue tore and it pulled threads out of the cloth). I have also tried taking off excess product with another wand (a lot of product still remains). Nothing has worked thus far. Sorry Silkygirl, I love you but this is a dud product for me.

Silkygirl Lash Prism Mascara Review [Updated 27/10/2016- DISCONTINUED]

***PRODUCT IN THIS PACKAGING NO LONGER AVAILABLE BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN REFORMULATED AND/OR REPACKAGED***

Alright, let’s jump into my first ever review.

The Silkygirl Lash Prism mascara.

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The mascara in 01, blackest black

 

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The wand

 

Description;

Colour: Black 01 (comes in three other colours; brown 02, blue 03 and purple 04)

Price: Depending on where you get it from and factoring in discounts, it can cost anywhere between MYR 10 to MYR17

Where to buy: Watson, Guardian, drugstores and some shopping malls that has the Silkygirl makeup booth.

Wand: Standard natural bristles but with an hourglass shape.

Formula: A wet formula that thickens after some time with regular use.

 Application:

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No mascara

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One coat of mascara without curling eyelashes. Lashes are now visible and slightly curled.

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Two coats. Lashes are visibly lengthened, thickened and curled.

 

PRO:

It is CHEAP!

It lengthens and thickens pretty well.

So far haven’t heard of complaints having used it even on sensitive eyes.

Minimal clumping.

 I don’t have oily eyelids (although it may seem like I do in the pictures) so this mascara does not smudge on me. 

 

CONS:

The wet formula hinders separation so a lot of the product has to be taken off the wand before application.

Because it is such a wet formula, taking the product off the wand is crucial, because if you cannot handle mascara properly it will smudge and get on your lids!

It lengthens and thickens a bit too well that it may weigh eyelashes down causing it to droop at the ends.

Although it says it is waterproof it actually easily flakes off with water. No makeup remover needed. Which also means, crying and sweating will result in mascara fall out. 

 

RATING: 8/10

High rating because it is cheap! And I have yet to find another mascara that’s as cheap that delivers this quality.