14 Mascara Reviews For The Year 2013


I couldn’t think of a caption for the above picture other than the literal ‘I love mascara’, because I really do! There is no other product that enhances the eyes more beautifully and quickly as a good coat of mascara.

No matter how awesome a job eyeshadows do to transform your eye from a plain stage to a kaleidoscopic burst of colors, nothing beats having sultry strands of eyelashes interrupting yet elevating it into a multi-dimensional picture.

I lurrrveee mascara.

It’s still 3 months before the year ends, but seeing Christmas decorations in stores in September, even before Halloween in October has arrived, makes me feel that this year is going to go by too quickly.

That’s what got me started on thinking of doing a post similar to the one I did last year – reviews on mascaras I’ve used in the year 2013! This is also a follow-up post to my makeup decluttering project.



It’s so funny that the Canmake Gokubuto Mascara did not catch my eye at all when it’s available in Singapore and I only felt inclined to buy it when Mr Mode and I were on vacation in Okinawa, Japan last year.

I loved this mascara for its darkness and relatively good smudgeproof and waterproof functions. It looks bare and boring yet pretty and girly all at once.

Canmake Gokubuto Mascara retails for SGD23.90 at most beauty stores (meaning Watsons, SASA, BHG, etc) and Amazon.




The L’Oreal Curl Impact Collagene Mascara was an impulse buy. The gold and classy packaging really called out to me and after the Canmake Gokubuto Mascara became less desirable to use, I was on the hunt for the next one. (I feel like a typical Dynasty Emperor saying this of the concubines in his harem. HAHAHA!!)

This mascara didn’t work for me. As if Asian lashes don’t already point down to begin with, the L’Oreal Curl Impact Collagene Mascara somehow made my lashes point down at the tip. Very weird, I know. Besides that, the formula was kinda ‘sticky’ – my upper and lower lashes always got stuck together.

Something in the formula irritated my eyes too. Disappointing, especially when I liked the Loreal Ultra Volume Collagene Mascara a lot.

L’Oreal Curl Impact Collagene Mascara retails for SGD26.90 at most beauty stores.