Even if you’re not getting bored with my search for the perfect mascara, I certainly am. I must have about 35 mascaras now, all that I have bought with hard earned moolah, all with varying results, from:
I actually got a little sample size of Shiseido’s latest offering, Perfect Mascara thus saving myself money (Why didn’t I think of asking for samples from the counters before? Oh, because they are manned by evil bitches!). Anyway here’s the ‘Perfect’ mascara:
My, my, my. Don’t you know better than to enter the Candy Cavern with such proclamations?
So here is my eye bare:
All-day Beautiful Finish. Proven Smudge-proof formula. Easy to Remove with Warm Water. Creates amazing volume, length and curl — all benefits in one mascara. Intense lustrous color that never dulls. “Flexible”, non-clumping formula stays smudge-free all day. Contains Pro Vitamin B5 – a treatment ingredient, that makes formula gentle for lashes.
This is also my bare eye with a little clump in from yesterday…ahem. WE WON’T COUNT THAT AGAINST SHISEIDO, OK?
The Perfect mascara has a pretty standard bristle brush, so I guess we are not playing the battery-powered-rotating-spikey-ball-square-grass lined brush game here. We are relying of formula, baby.
The texture of the mascara is a little creamy, and fibery. For length, it is fantastic (as you can see on my lashes). Volume….well let’s try a few coats to see. But length, it is stellar. Texture is rather nice too. So far not affecting my curl too much, which you may know, is a major bugbear of mine.
A bit of floppage….and a big spidery, isn’t it? On the verge of clumping:
With 2 coats, there is even more lovely length, but no real volume and I can sense without careful application, its going to clump. It is not one of those mascara’s that is resistant to clump.
It also also began to make my lashes flop…not majorly, but it certainly isn’t boosting any curl. There’s still something about it that looks a bit bitty – its not quite as rich as I’d like.
From the side, you can see its made my lashes flop at the sides and there’s those little bitty bits on my lashes. I still love how black it is and I love the length though, and it comes of quite easily:
** I also tried this with Shiseido Lash Base and it made my lashes flop even quicker than previously although it added more volume.
Of the expensive (£16+) mascaras I have bought lately, I prefer Dior Iconic Extreme (Waterproof) combined with Shiseido Lash Base the most.
Calling your mascara ‘Perfect’ it a little bold and guess what, I had (like the Wii Fit also told me) unrealistic expectations.
In this case, the mascara was almost there, like how Victoria Beckham is ‘almost’ an alien.
It’s nice to apply, it looks good, it makes my lashes long. But it also makes them flop a little, it’s a bit bitty, its a bit dry.
It’s not perfect, but it’s not that far from perfect. But almost doesn’t count.
And on that positive note, this ‘perfect’ kitten says HAI!: