SANA Gafixx Matsuge Gatch-ly Mascara – and I won’t be saying that again – is SANA’s newest mascara release.
Whenever SANA releases a mascara you better hide yo’ kids, because their mascaras are so damn funky!
I love SANA Big Lash mascara – it holds curl – but my god, it’s impossible to remove without the aid of scissors.
So how will SANA Gafixx compare?
At the moment the whole ‘ruffle’ lash thing is in with Japanese mascaras; long, fluttery, soft. SANA Gafixx also has that ‘flared silhouette’ thing going on.
In true SANA fashion the packaging is nothing special…
A black tube with lumo green writing. I like it though, it’s kinda not too up itself. Some mascara tubes are so fancy I feel immense guilt throwing them away.
The brush is insteresting, with short, dense bristles and one end straight, the other is slightly fanned. If you look from the top, it has a slightly squaring shape. Technically you can apply with one side (the flat) and brush out with the fanned out side.
The mascara is slightly dry in texture and very fibery.
My lashes bare. It had been a long night my eyes do not look appealing here, sorry.
The brush is ok. It’s not too big although I prefer comb mascara at the moment. The fibers probably require this kind of dense brush though.
Yep, as you can see it really lengthens the lashes. It also completely holds curl.
This mascara is great, it does 2 amazing things here in terms of adding length and holding curl but it is certainly not perfect for a few reasons.
1) The fibers get in your eye. Throughout the day I found myself picking at my eye because I could feel something in it. Only when I wear this mascara!
2) It’s ‘bitty’. As you can see from the pictures it’s a dry feeling and dry looking mascara, and therefore looks quite crumbly close up.
3) It’s not a nice mascara to layer – with one coat we are ok, with 2 we get this lumpy mess:
Not nice! On the other hand as with most Japanese mascaras, it is sweat proof, water proof and lasts all day. It’s a nice true black and it’s actually quite easy to remove with standard make up remover.
Everytime I use this I am impressed by the dramatic effect but the formula could be improved because it is so ‘bitty’. I used this with a wetter mascara on top and it sealed it in (no fibers in my eye!) and added a smoothness to it.
So I can’t decide. It’s better than a lot of mascaras I try but it’s not perfect. But then who is perfect? Gah!
I bought this from adambeauty.com I think it was about $17.