Thursday, 20 December 2012

Majolica Majorca: Lash King Mascara Review



When I saw this then newly-launched mascara in the store early this year, I just knew I had to get it. Yes, the packaging is terribly ornate and, dare I say, pretty, but that's what we've come to expect from a sugary brand like Majolica Majorca anyway.

It was really the name that got me. So promising! Lash King.....that's way up there with lash-related extremes like Colossal, Telescopic, Million, Magnascopic and Bionic. Let's have horse eye lashes!


Majolica Majorca's Lash King mascara did meet my expectations at first. Okay, my lashes did not turn out looking quite like those of a horse's but the mascara was longlasting, it lengthened my lashes a great deal, it provided good volume and it held the curl fine. I had fluttery eyelashes and the lashes felt natural, i.e. not stiff.

However, it seems to have lost steam a couple of months down the road. It's still longlasting with no smudging and it still does a great job of lengthening the lashes but, lately, it's been rather disappointing in the volume and curl department.

The formula is drier now and I suspect that has something to do with its subsequent poor performance.

I took these picture about two months after I started using Lash King. I've seen better but as you can see, it didn't do too badly in all departments - length, volume, curl.

L-R: Curled bare lashes (with some tightlining); with one coat of Lash King; with two two light coats of Lash King


Here are two more pictures taken six hours apart:


It's O-K but you'll see in the picture on the right that a few lashes have lost their curl.

By the way, I'm wearing the black version, BK999.

Ingredients


Here's what Majolica Majorca says about Lash King:


A product blurp full of superlatives! What it boils down to is that it's a liquid plus fibre mascara. I know there are other fibre mascaras out there but this is my first one. It's been an interesting experience, to say the least.

Lash King has little 'hairs' in the mascara liquid which Majolica Majorca says are 5mm long fibres. I played with a couple of these fibres with my fingers and they are almost like lint.


I like that these fibres do a great job of lengthening my lashes but I've also had unpleasant incidents with them.

They always say to work the mascara brush from the roots of your lashes and zigzag your way up to the lash ends. Well, you'd have to be careful with the Lash King. I somehow had fibre poking my eye. It may have been one strand or perhaps two strands clumped together but what happened was that half of that strand was nicely attached to the root of a lash and the other half was pointing down and jabbing and irritating my eye. It was a delicate job extracting that strand of fibre.

That happened twice and since then, I stopped putting the mascara brush right at the very roots of my lashes when I apply Lash King. I've heard of some ladies getting loose fibres in the eye too, so ladies, do be careful.


The applicator/brush is short and stubby (which I like). Majolica Majorca calls it the, ahem, Acrobat Catch Brush which delivers a generous dose of mascara liquid and clearly separates the lashes. It's a fancy name for a mascara brush that doesn't look too unusual to me. I have no complaints about the brush though. It works fine. Oh, one more thing: the mascara has a strong plasticky smell.

This is a waterproof mascara. It isn't too difficult to remove just as long as you use an oil-based eye makeup remover. You know the drill. Just dab, hold and repeat. Don't rub, tug and curse.


All in all, I'm not overjoyed with Lash King although at the beginning, I thought I would be waxing lyrical about it. Just the other day, I checked my lashes in the mirror in the evening and saw that my lashes had lost their curl. They were still long, thanks to the fibres, but they were stick-straight! This is a mascara to reach for if you just want length.

I will continue using Lash King nevertheless. I bought a back-up too when I bought the first one - so confident was I! [slaps self] After that, I'll go back to using Majolica Majorca's Lash Enamel Glamour Volume On Mascara. Yes, I've got back-ups of this one too.

Price: approx. €16 (6g)
Majolica Majorca products are easily available in the Far East. If you haven't got easy access, try Amazon or Amazon UK.


Majolica Majorca website

4 comments:

Jû rockornot said...

The packaging is really beautiful!!
I love it!

Witoxicity said...

@Jû rockornot
Heh heh, Majolica Majorca equals ornate packaging. I wouldn't expect anything less. :D

Anonymous said...

Let's have horse lashes! LOL....great post hun, "KTee"xx

Witoxicity said...

@KTee
Haha, thanks, KTee! :D