Shiseido Majolica Majorca User ReviewApril 28th, 2009 by Kah Ee | This article was viewed 20,577 times.
On my recent trip, I bought some of the Majolica Majorca products, no thanks to the advertisements in magazines. The name itself is rather hard to pronounce. Try saying the brand name “Majolica Majorca” aloud for 5 times and you will know what I mean. In this time’s product review, I will try to add in as much information as I could, especially info that I think is essential for consumers to know. But whatever mentioned in this post is still considered as my personal opinion and each product’s suitability still relies on individuals themselves.
Majolica Majorca Rouge Majex (Lip Gloss)
- Function: Gives dry lips a touch of color as it hydrates. It also gives lips a glossy appearance, with a scent of sweet berries.
- Special Ingredients: Formulated with olive oil and royal jelly extract as moisturizers. (The lip gloss contains about 70% moisturizers)
After applying the lip gloss, you will notice that your lips are immediately shimmery and plump. At a closer look, you will notice the presence of tiny glitter-dust like particle on the layer of lip gloss you have just applied. Most lip glosses do give the effect of ‘oily’ lips (forgive my crude description) but the difference in this particular lip gloss is actually the presence of glitter-dust like particles. This was certainly a surprise to me as nothing was mentioned on the package.
Another thing is the bent tip of the lip gloss applicator. Normally, lip gloss applicators will have a little, bent area for easy application. The difference in the Majolica Majorca Rouge Majex is the angle at which the applicator tip is bent and also the amount of surface area. It has a slightly more bent tip with a larger surface area. This provides a more efficient application of lip gloss. Do not worry about the precision though. The very tip of the applicator is still able to serve as a precision tool when it comes to hard-to-apply areas of the lips.
The setback is in the content of the lip gloss. Although packed with around 70% of moisturizers, the lip gloss is not really “friendly” towards the skin. Even after I removed the lip gloss with water and soap, my lips still feel sticky and I can’t see any signs of my lips being moisturized. However, the silver lining is, the lip gloss is definitely waterproof. I suppose office ladies will find this product useful as it is long lasting, albeit below the par in terms of moisturizing. My personal advice is, one can always apply a thin coat of lip balm before applying a coat of lip gloss. That way, the lip gloss will not leave your lips dry or sticky (like mine).
Majolica Majorca Jewelling Pencil (Eyeliner)
- Function: Creates eyes with impact (thanks to sparkling glitter)
- Special Ingredients: none unless you count in the sparkling glitter
The eyeliner is sadly a let-down. As much as I love the color, it is still a lighter shade of gray. So for those who wish to get gray as a substitute of intense black (we all know gray is a lighter shade of black), do not even try to get this product. The gray in this product is of lighter shade and not dark gray. Avoid getting this product unless you really intend to get gray color as your eyeliner. For myself, I always think black is a little too intense and I normally go for gray. You can imagine my disappointment when the gray turns out to be the lighter shade and not the dark gray I am accustomed to.
Another sad point is the amount of glitter in the eyeliner. It does contain glitter but then it is in such small amount that it is almost nil. Maybe it is only the tip that does not contain much glitter. But then, it is still considered a bad start. For consumers who are looking for extreme glitter, this may not be the product for you. However, for those who are fond of glitter but still want to look as natural as possible, this product will be the one you are looking for. It gives the most subtle hint of glitter.
My personal advice is, do get an additional bottle of glitter liquid eyeliner (those with concentrated amount of glitter). Apply a thin line of the liquid eyeliner along the inner lids, in order to get that extra glamorous look. Believe me, a little of it will go a long, long way.
Majolica Majorca Lash Gorgeous Wing (Mascara)
- Function: Creates gorgeous and fuller eyelashes with each coating applied.
- Special Ingredients: Nil
I like this mascara because it does not leave my eyelashes crooked or filled with clumps after application. However, I detest the length of time required for it to dry. It is too time-consuming and because the coat of mascara is not fully dried, every time I bat my eyelashes, I feel like my upper lashes and lower lashes are about to stick together. This product is a no-no for girls who are constantly on the go.
This mascara promotes its function in maintaining beautiful curls and also its waterproof property. I have yet to experiment with the waterproof part. I am not even able to get it fully dried, needless to say splash more water onto it. In the maintenance area, it does work nicely although not very long lasting. But then again, the outcome is different for everyone.
Overall, Shiseido products are still usable except that there are a lot of tweaks to be done. The packaging itself is attractive but then, do not judge a book by its cover. As consumers, do choose products that suit your skin and not according to the latest trend/brand.
That’s all I can say about Majolica Majorca products for now. Any agreement, disagreement or feedback are all welcomed.
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