Review | Etude House Dr. Mascara Fixer Perfect Lash and Super Long Lash

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

I honestly didn't care for my eyelashes not until 2 years ago when suddenly a friend of mine noticed that my lashes are short and handed me a Maybelline mascara and since then, I always put on mascara whenever I put on my makeup. 

So far, I've tried several number of mascaras from Korean brand like Etude House and TheFaceShop while several other from Western brand like Maybelline, Benefit,  and Urban Decay. What I look for the most in a mascara is lengthening but volumising and curling are welcome too. Of course, not all mascara comes with the three things I want so this is where these 2 products I discovered from Etude House come in. 




Product Description:

No. 01 Perfect Lash:
This transparent fixing gel mascara offers perfect curl / volume / waterproof fix in any environment and climate. Infused with Black Food extracts to condition lashes.

No. 02. Super Long Lash:
This transparent fixing gel mascara offers perfect curl and waterproof fix in any environment and climate. Contains micro black fibres to maximise lengthening. Infused with Black Food extracts to condition lashes.

Ingredients:

No. 01 Perfect Lash:
ISODODECANE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, SILICA, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, SYNTHETIC WAX, ETHYLENE/PROPYLENE COPOLYMER, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE [+/- (MAY CONTAIN) IRON OXIDES (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), BLACK 2 (CI 77266), MICA]

No. 02. Super Long Lash:
ISODODECANE, BUTYL ACRYLATE/HYDROXYPROPYL DIMETHICONE ACRYLATE COPOLYMER, DEXTRIN PALMITATE/ETHYLHEXANOATE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, POLYETHYLENE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE, NYLON-6, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, SILICA, WATER, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT [+/- (MAY CONTAIN) IRON OXIDES (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), BLACK 2 (CI 77266), MICA]

Volume: 6ml

How to Use: 
After using an eyelash curler, apply under and over mascara to fix the curl and to waterproof.

Packaging:
Both products come in that white tube with silver caps. The font used for the label is enough to convey the cuteness and I love its simplicity. 



Note that these products don't come in a box and event hough there's a product description at the back of the tube, it's all in Korean so I'm grateful as these products actually listed on their official website. 

A little excerpt from the Korean description (Super Long Lash) that I found in the Internet:
  • Long Lash Up: Delicate black fibre extends the edge of lashes naturally for naturally long lash effect.
  • Curl Fix: Lifted lashes all day long.
  • Coating Fix. No falling or smudging - a fresh eye makeup look
  • Black treatment. Infused with black bean extract, it also helps maintain eyelashes healthy.

Unlike regular mascara, use the product within 6 months after opened. 


For Perfect Lash, it basically just the transparent gel which helps with the curling and volumising with a mascara wand. The brush suggest a thick application on your lashes and I do agree with that as looking at the brush, they're thick and quite congested. 


As for the Super Long Lash, the transparent gel comes with noticeable black fibres all over it. 

Application:

   

Left: Naked lashes. Right: Applied Perfect Lash.


After I applied a black mascara. 

As you can see, my lashes are quite short and thin. It doesn't take a long time for the transparent gel to dry before I can apply my mascara. I suggest for you guys to apply the mascara before the gel dried completely as it's quite hard to apply the thick lashes.  


   

Left: Naked lashes. Right: Applied 


After I applied a black mascara. 

Both product perform perfectly the way I want them to. Basically, both product waterproofs, volumises and curl my lashes while the Super Long Lash indeed added length to my lashes. 

The degree of the waterproof? I once rubbed my eyes unintentionally but nothing came off

Though some claim that these products are hard to remove, not to me. I use Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover from Sephora Collection and it removes all traces of mascara and that transparent gel. The key is to let the soaked cotton pads on your eyelids for about a half minute  or so before wiping them off. This is to let the dried gel to melt properly which is a sole reason for me not to recommend these products to those with sensitive eyes. 

Overall, I do love these products. They're so good in so many ways and I don't have any complaint about them. Truly helps my non-waterproof, non-curling, or non-lengthening mascaras. 

Verdict: 5/5. This is retailed at RM39.90 each at local Etude House stores here in Malaysia or merely KRW6000 (~RM22). To international readers, you can get this product from official Etude House online store at here. (Non-affiliate link)

That's all from me. Let me know what do you think of these products by leaving comments down below. 

Until next post, annyeong~