The mascara comes in a usual tube with the signature Anna Sui rose on the top of the cover. The formula is supposed to make your lashes look fuller and to this end, I reckon it does.
The brush is rather fat though which makes it hard for me as I have rather short and sparse lashes. However, with a bit of patience with the swiping and wriggling of the brush over the lashes, I do see a thickening effect. My lashes when using this mascara do look fuller and thicker and all round more lush.
There is even a lengthening effect but then most mascaras of any value will help lengthen my lashes because I have such short ones. It also helps keep the curl on the lashes, so again, that’s great.
The formula is thick and sticks to the lashes well, but I will warn whoever does not like fragrances in their mascara or eye makeup products, to please stay away, because the signature Anna Sui rose smell is present. I must say its quite strong too. So, when you first apply it, and throughout the morning, I catch hints of the rose fragrance. Does it bother me? No. But if it does bother you, do avoid it.
I do like that its waterproof/water resistent. It does not smudge at all and it lasts the whole day long, keeping my lashes looking as full and as lush as when I first applied it in the morning. It can be quite stubborn to remove but I use cleansing oils to remove my mascara and so far, its been no problem.
This mascara retails for RM93.00 at all Anna Sui counters. Expensive. However, as I received it as a gift, its awesome. Would I purchase? Maybe but honestly, I still like the Lancome Flextencils (RM90) which I’m told is being discontinued. If I can’t get the Lancome Flextencils anymore, then yes, Anna Sui will replace it.
Pros: Makes lashes look fuller and more lush, holds a curl, waterproof
Cons: Expensive, has a fragrance which some people might dislike
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i have not used Lancome Flextencils (RM90)as for some reason, that brand has not been very exciting for me for ages. it was the first brand i got into when i was in my early 20’s. so i moved on.
i am glad you reviewed this as i used the lengthening version of this mascasra and i really like it. however, i have to use shiseido mascara base underneath with that as i want more volume. i think i will try this mascara once my shiseido mascara base runs out. or i may just try anna sui’s mascara base as that has a small brush. looks like you aren’t a fan of big mascara brushes. 🙂
I think I tried this mascara 4 years ago! It was RM80 at that time, from what I can recall the result was rather good. Flextencil is still available in London, though there is a new mascara called Virtuose which I think if in anyway Flextencil is gonna be discontinued, Virtuose is gonna replace it. I had really bad (somewhat) experience with my waterproof flextencil. It was my second proper mascara purchased after estee lauder illusionist. It does what it say, curl and separate but the result is not really flattering.
Either way, I know quite a lot of Japanese ladies stock up lancome mascara when they travel to Malaysia.
Now, I am using Chanel Inimitable, result is seperate, curl, slighting lengthening but volume-vise, so-so.
Blinc mascara is probably the best for contact lenses wearer or those with sensitive eyes, it reminds me of a cult classic of some kanebo mascara, which only require pressure and warm water to remove. Becca and Clinique have both launched similar properties mascara.
I have armani maestro as well, paired up with the lash primer it gives a very flattering result. I love this but I seldom use this. Givenchy captiv’ eyes in noir is what I am using quite frequently. I love the result, it gives you thick black lashes, does clump and doesn’t smudge (that’s what put me off lancome!). The only downside of this mascara is you have to pull it SLOWLY out of the tube! Otherwise I will have no complain and continue repurchasing.
I am yet to try RMK new separate mascara…it was really flattering and eye opening when the RMK international MA put it on me. I have a feeling that it is more suitable for Orientals…I have relatively long lashes and I think all I need is a non clumping, non smudging, long lasting waterproof volumising mascara.
i also bought this anna sui mascara dx full,, and according to me, it’s not waterproof… water easily cleanse this off. and after a few hours it will smudge… >_<