I am not a fussy person. All I want in life is a boatload of cash in my savings account, a tummy full with pasta (and not becoming fatter after said pasta) and of course, a mascara that makes my small peepers look huge. All these things are actually quite achievable if you work hard enough, especially the third one.
Actually, I didn’t have to look at all. Once again, Jiu Mu Daforcena generously put this baby into my hands because she didn’t fancy it at all. Me being me, I snapped it up and called it my own unabashedly. What am I talking about? Why the Shu Uemura Tokyo Lash mascara, of course!
It comes in an eye-catching red cap with a sleek black tube with silver lettering. Simple yet satisfying. I was never, ever one for fancy packaging at all, so this suits me perfectly.
The brush can be described as being pyramid-shaped to my eyes. This means that the bristles are longer at the base and shorter at the tip, which makes sense because the eyelashes at the inner corner of the eye are shorter than the ones on the outer corner… right?
If you look closely enough, you can see that the bristles intersect one another. If that is not product artistry, I don’t know what is.
Here, you can see the immediate effect of just one coat on my lashes on one eye versus naked lashes on the other. That is VA VA VOOM indeed!
This is what three coats on the upper lashes and one coat on the lower lashes bring. I look as if I have falsies on! That is very impressive indeed! The best thing would be that my lashes did not clump at all. On the contrary, it defines and lengthens pretty well. I must say, I’m really impressed.
The kicker, however, was not in how it look after it was freshly applied, it was how well it lasted.
This was how it looked after 11 hours. By then, I had studied my butt off, and kicked selfsame butt at the gym for 1 hour. There was not a trace left on the lower lashline, and the curl had already fallen a tiny bit, but DANG, those lashes do look presentable, still!
The best part? The area surrounding my eyes was still totally clean! It washes off with warm water in little fiber balls, too.
My dear lovelies, do take my word for it. You need this! Do be warned, it is not waterproof! However, when you do get water on it, it can be cleaned off quite easily with some damp tissue paper or a wet-wipe.
Retails at Shu Uemura counters and stores in Malaysia for RM 95.
Pros: Long-wearing, smudge-proof, non-clumpy.
Cons: None whatsoever.