Tuesday, 31 May 2011

RMK Extra Deep W Mascara and Ingenious Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner

Recently, I received the RMK Extra Deep W Mascara 01 Black and Ingenious Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner 01 Black to review. I had the opportunity to test both earlier at the RMK workshop by Mr Kosuke Wada and since receiving them, I've been wearing both pretty much every day for the past couple of weeks.

The Extra Deep W Mascara (S$63; 3g) is a waterproof mascara and base duo. RMK's recommended method of application is to apply the mascara first, and then brush on the base side and finish by applying the mascara again.

The base is infused with fibres for greater lengthening and volumising effect.

The jet black mascara applies very smoothly and builds length and definition easily with a few strokes but it doesn't add that much volume. I find that it is excellent at keeping the lashes curled and lifted throughout the day for that wide-awake look. The consistency is not too wet and slick but not overly dry either. I also like the fact that the brush comes out of the tube with just the right amount of mascara and zero clumps. The two pics below were taken after applying only the mascara.

After applying the base (pics below), the lashes look thicker and slightly longer but the fibres also make it more prone to clumping, especially at the tips of the lashes. One plus point is that the fibres don't drop and irritate my eyes, like Majolica Majorca's mascaras do. Overall, I like the mascara more than the base. There was no smudging or flaking over several hours of wear. At S$63 (or 4200yen in Japan; £23.50 in the UK/ASOS), it's probably too pricey an investment for many ladies, considering that there is no shortage of much more affordable options. Nevertheless, it can be a nice splurge once in a while as it's great at keeping the lashes curled, defined and lifted.

At the RMK workshop, Mr Wada had recommended applying the Ingenious Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner along the waterline of the upper eyelid, filling in the gaps between the lash roots for a simple, defined look (see pic below). While I find the Pencil Eyeliner to be good for use along the waterline, it drags against the skin when I try to use it to line the upper eyelid from above the lash roots. Hence, I still prefer using liquid eyeliner when lining from above the lash roots as liquid eyeliner is gentler on the delicate eye area and doesn't drag like most pencil eyeliners do.

The Pencil Eyeliner comes with a smudger and sharpener built into the other end.

For this look, I also used Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation #51, Correcting Concealer #51 and Foundation T51 (loose powder), Lancome Color Focus Palette 321 Greta Purple over Benefit Stay Don't Stray, Anna Sui Lip Gloss C #306 and K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow 02.


Anonymous said...

very sophisticated look! love the idea of lining the upper waterline.

dustyrose said...

Great look, Iris...subtle but striking :))

Kas said...

The Bourjois foundation looks really good on you! and the shots of your lashes with the mascara + base - they really look well-defined!

Anonymous said...

Lovely look - I think I might considering spluring on this one. A good mascara is hard to find!

Anonymous said...

Love your look here, you look so fresh, bright and elegant!

meowie said...

This look is very nice !

Anonymous said...

your eyes are so big and pretty!! you look great today^^