Shiseido The Makeup Mascara Base
While I was at Bloomingdale's today I decided to pick up an item I've been wanting to try for the longest time!! I'm talking about well over a year. That is, Shiseido's Makeup Mascara Base. I always look at the reviews on Makeupalley.. and if it has a minimum of 150 ratings.. and its at least 70% or higher rating.. I'll add it to my wish list. This in particular has a current rating of 4.3 out of 5 based on 730 reviews & has a 81% buy again rate. I think that's pretty dang good.
It is $23 for a .25oz tube.. which is a little pricey for a mascara.. but if you're buying a high end mascara you're going to be spending over $20. Well, let me correct myself.. this isn't a mascara. It's a mascara base. It's basically a clear coat that will improve mascara application & wear, boosts volume & curl and adds dramatic definition to the eyes. It comes in a sleek deep purple/gunmetal colored tube, and it has a big fluffy wand. (I love mascaras with big wands for some reason).
Review 9/10/09: I thought originally that this will add length to your lashes.. but when I read the bottle, It doesn't say anything about length. It talks about volume and curl. It does do whats promised. I noticed it made my lashes stand up on their own without having to curl them. The curl pretty much lasted all day. And my lashes had more volume with just one coat of mascara. I think this is a really good base to use prior to an application of lengthening mascara. I give it a 4 of of 5 stars. I'm unsure if I'll repurchase. I've only used it for a week.
Follow up: I have repurchased this base since and will continue to purchase it. It really does what it promises. It helps keep my lashes curled better and it makes my lashes look more volumized and separated. I can't be without it! :)