Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Makeup reviews- Majolica Majorca, Canmake, and more! (IMAGE HEAVY)

YES its here. and yes, WARNING very long and image heavy. My massive makeup review. I've bought so much freaking makeup in the past month and its finally time to do reviews on them! I don't think I cover everything.. but these are the ones that I've used the most often. Lets get started! and NOTE: click on the pictures for a bigger version!

The items I'm going to review are:
1. Daiso and Sembem eyelid tape
2. Majolica Majorca Jeweling Eyes eyeshadow palette and Majolook eyeshadow palette
3. Majolica Majorca Mascara Glamour Volume On
4. Majolica Majorca Pore Remaker Cover
5. Kate liquid eyeliner pen
6. Canmake lip products: Lip concealer, Melty Nude Lipstick and Nudy Glow Rouge Lipgloss

1. Daiso and Sembem eyelid tape

Daiso Eyelid Tape: overall rating- 2/5
I didn't like this tape one bit. It was literally like taking a piece of scotch tape and sticking it on your eye. It was too shiny and I couldn't put eyeshadow on it at all because it didn't stick on the tape part. I didn't like how it was so freaking noticeable. Like, on the inner part you can totally tell that I have some sort of tape on, and I think part of it was that it was too wide? (see pic below). And it was uncomfortable because I could definitely feel it on my eyes.

Sembem Eyelid Tape: overall rating- 4/5
I loved this tape because its thin and small, and not so noticeable. I mean yeah, if you look really close you can tell that I have tape on, but from a normal distance you can't really tell. I could also put eyeshadow on it and it would hold really well. I couldn't use my normal eyeshadow primer, but I could use a cream eyeshadow over the tape and then put normal eyeshadow over that if I needed to. I'm quite a beginner at using tape so I'm not perfect at it, but I really like how this was easy to use and how natural it looked. The Sembem was also cheaper than the Daiso one, at least in thailand because lol Daiso is 2$ instead of 1$ and the Sembem was only 1$ for 30 pairs.

Without eyeshadow: Left- Daiso | Right- Sembem
 With eyeshadow: Left- Daiso | Right- Sembem

2. Majolica Majorca Eyeshadow:
Left: Jeweling Eyes in PK383 | Right: Majolook in BR355

 Jeweling Eyes Eyeshadow: overall rating- 3/5
Although I really like Majolica Majorca products, this one wasn't as good as the other products I thought. First of all, I didn't think that the colors were pigmented enough. Here is a swatch of the colors:
I had to even put on 2 or 3 layers to get it to turn out that pigmented, and if I wear it without a cream eyeshadow for a base, the color woud fade pretty quickly. I bought this because I really wanted a pink eyeshadow palette and the Majolook eyeshadow that I bought was really good, but I didn't think this one was as great. The color was also not as pretty I thought, because when looking at the eyeshadow itself in the palette, it looks like it would be shiny and shimmery but instead it turns out to be more of a matte color with glitter in it which gives a different effect.
 Zoom up- I used all 4 colors, but they don't even all show up.

Majolook Eyeshadow: overall rating- 5/5
I LOVED this eyeshadow so much. My favorite things about it are that the colors work so well together to create an entire look, it is pretty pigmented, and the color lasts practically all day without cream eyeshadow base or primer. Here's the swatch (i accidentally didn't swatch the white highlight color though sorry):
 I think the color shows up pretty well and it goes on very smooth. I like how they also provided the perfect colors for creating an entire makeup look. I can use all 4 at the same time!
Zoom up

 3. Majolica Majorca Mascara- Glamour Volume On in BK999

Majolica Majorca Mascara: overall rating- 4/5
I don't usually wear mascara, because like I said before, I don't like how hard it is to get off; BUT I know the importance of it and do appreciate it, and overall I would say this is a pretty good mascara. It is really waterproof- it didn't even come off in the shower and it didn't smudge on my face during the day either. I like it because it is very noticeable and it makes my eyelashes pretty dark. Although I usually wear fake lashes too, they blend well with this mascara.
However, the only reason why it isn't 5/5 is because although it advertises "volume on" I don't think it really did much for volume compared to normal mascaras that I've used before... I mean it works, but nothing special about increasing volume. The wand was also strange because I've never seen anything like it before on a mascara, but supposedly its part of the genius design! Whatever that is lol.
After: (with curling too)

4. Majolica Majorca Pore Remaker Cover in OC20

Majolica Majorca Pore Remaker Cover: overall rating- 4.5/5
This product is pretty amazing! It was advertised to fix skin by covering pores and creating a flawless look and I think it did that pretty well. When I put it on I notice that my pores are noticeably less visible and that my skin overall looks very smooth. Here is how it looks like on my face: 
Left: Without makeup | Right: With Pore Remaker Cover
You can totally tell the difference, right? If not, click on the picture to go to a larger one! Its really amazing! The only reason why its not perfect is because I think since it is a Japanese product and Japanese people don't have a wide range of skin shades, they only make 3 or 4 shades (which aren't even that different from each other) and I felt like none of the shades matched my skin perfectly. The KMA powder foundation that I use now is pretty good with kind of the same effect, but it also matches my skin perfect! However, I still really like this Majolica Majorca one!

5. Kate super sharp liquid eyeliner pen in BK-1
 I just bought this one like a few days ago, so I haven't posted about it yet! It was about 9$USD and I got it from Watson's.

Kate super sharp liquid eyeliner: overall rating- 4/5
I really liked this eyeliner because I LOVE the pen form. It works so well and its really really easy to use. I thought that with a pen, the eyeliner might not come out as good or as smooth, but this one works perfectly. It works well and creates a super thin, sharp line. This is what the tip looks like:
 However, the cons are that it doesn't last as long, for being waterproof. To me it looks like it faded a little after rubbed my eye a bit, which didn't happen with the old liquid eyeliner that I used. Also, it isn't as jet black as I would like it to be. It gives off more of a natural black line which is also nice, but I like liquid eyeliners to be really sharp, jet black. Here is a comparison of this eyeliner with my Makeup Forever liquid eyeliner:
Top: Makeup Forever | Bottom: Kate

6. Canmake Lip products:
From left to right: Lip Concealer in 02 | Nudy Glow Lipgloss in Peach Milk 06 | Melty Nude Lipstick in Creamy Nude 02

From top to bottom: Lip Concealer | Melty Nude Lipstick | Nudy Glow Lipgloss

Okay, and before I start my lip reviews, I want to show the natural color of my lips because I think lip products turn out differently with different colored lips right? I'm not sure. But here is natural:

Canmake Lip Concealer: overall rating- 2/5
Maybe it's because I don't really know how to use lip concealer, because this is my first time, but I didn't really like it, or think it was necessary.  I'm supposed to use it under lipstick and lipgloss... right? Kind of like a pigmented lip balm? But I didn't think it was helpful at all because when I try to put anything over it, the color of the lip concealer broke the color of the lipstick. It just turned out to be a weird color mess. I also don't think it is as hydrating as it is hyped up to be. My lips still felt cracked and yeah I didn't really like it. Maybe if you have light skin, you can wear it as a lipstick my itself? Because I think the color would be really pretty with light skin! But yeah I wouldn't know :/
When worn:

Canmake Melty Nude Lipstick: overall rating- 3/5
I'm not sure what it is about Canmake lip products, but at first when I try something on I'm like omg this is amazing! But a few minutes later when I look at it again it looks awful :/ This product was alright, except it was hard to wear because the color like, broke like it wasn't smooth looking at all. Although I felt like it was hydrating, when I looked at my lips they looked cracked and it wasn't pretty at all. However I do like the color and I wish the application was better, but overall, I liked the color.
When worn:

Canmake Nudy Glow Rouge Lipgloss: overall rating- 3.5/5
Out of the lip products that I bought from Canmake, this lipgloss is my favorite. I don't love it but I definitely use it and it is the most wearable out of the 3. The things that I like about it are that it is super shiny and it lasts pretty long. Some lipgloss just disappear after an hour or so but this one stays on I think.
When worn: (with no lipstick)

  I like it when I wear it alone or with other lipsticks, but I REALLY dislike wearing it with the Canmake Melty Nude lipstick, even though I originally bought them together to wear together! (you know, for a nude lips look!) But like I said the lipstick color like breaks when worn, and adding a lipgloss over it makes it even worse I think. Look at how cracked my bottom lips look! 
When worn: (with Canmake Melty Nude Lipstick)

Okaay wow that was a lot of products! And not even everything I bought! But I just thought I'd share with you these reviews and I hope anyone looking to buy these products finds it helpful at all :) I bought these here in Thailand at Watson's mostly, and I wish I could tell you wear to buy it if you are overseas but I don't, I'm sorry! I think there is Watson's in other countries like Singapore and Malaysia though, so go check 'em out if you like them!

Alright thanks for reading! :)

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