I find that Western branded mascara has always never liked me. Whenever I think I found a decent mascara, it has either smudged, flaked or just cannot hold a curl through the day.
So I've just come to the conclusion that I really only suit Asian branded mascaras and their formulas.
And this one is one of my holy grail mascaras...to the top lashes though.
I purchased this during my trip to Hong Kong last year. It costed me $138 HK ($19 AUD at the time). To be honest I didnt really look at the price when I put this in my basket, I just knew that I had to try out the Majolica Majorca mascaras because of the amazing formulas and the unique mascara wand that everyone raves about. But for $19 AUD I would definitely not purchase this if it was sold in Australian stores.
I picked up Edge Meister on a whim, instead of Frame Plus which I was looking for originally. But I have no idea what the difference is between them two, the packaging is somewhat the same besides the pink fancy framing at the front and maybe the formula?
But can I say how much I love the packaging?! The black and gold packaging and the fancy smancy detailing at the front and also the top. It is the first thing I see when I choose a mascara to use.
The main thing about this mascara is the brush wand. Compared with most mascara wands, this one is flat and the 'bristles' are located at the top and bottom, so it is actually quite useful to coat the bottom lashes.
So if you're wondering how on earth do you even use this thing?! The zig zagging method comes in handy. I use the curved side of the wand to coat my top lashes while doing a zag zag motion, while the other end I use to coat my bottom lashes.
This is probably the only mascara I've used that contains fibres in it. I find that you can build it up to whatever length you want, but I havent really tested the maximum length you can get with it yet since Im more interested in volume rather than length.
But the reason why it is one of my HGs is because it can hold a curl and it is the most waterproof mascara I know of.
As I said before it does not last on my bottom lashes, it starts to smudge on the 3 hour mark which is a shame since it lasts on the top lashes until you remove it. And can I say that it is a pain to remove!
I know one of my friends uses this mascara and she swears that it lasts underwater and I can definitely see it since I've tested it in the shower and it does not smudge but it does start to come off gradually. (though im not sure if it's the same as in a swimming pool).
I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a super long lasting mascara but maybe not for people looking for a bottom lash mascara especially with oily lids.