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Geisha Ink mascara +

So thanks to an awesome friend who reads my blog and her favorite posts are the By Terry ones, she let me in on this little brand called Geisha Ink. She raves about their mascara, and one area in my makeup department that I never really consider bothering reviewing because I already have my holy grail, which is Armani Eyes to Kill (after trying YSL, Chantecaille, Lancome, Blinc, Dior, etc). I confessed in the twitter universe that I haven’t paid for mascara in 2 years, since I always get Eyes to Kill minis. I don’t mind shelling out the $$ for Eyes to Kill, but I’m just lucky that I haven’t paid for one in recent history. 
Ok so back to my review…Geisha Ink seems like they’re based from Canada, and they’re known for their liquid eyeliner and mascara. So I asked my friend to get it for me (of course I paid for it)…and I got it. woot woot !

Can we discuss how this lady (my sister from another mother) sent me this amazing package? She gave me the Too Faced Kabuki!! knowing I was on the hunt for a Kabuki and liked it.

I really do love all my readers, and its times like this where I really do feel the love <3. Thank you for the gift. ❤ Thanks to people like you, I write about awesome brands like By Terry. 🙂

Packaging and Applicator: Standard mascara tube, but the actual name and print is on a sticker. I wish “Geisha Ink” was lasered/embossed into the actual mascara tube. The brush is a big poofy brush, you’ll see a photo.
Formula: On the brush it looks so glassy and super shiny. This stuff is magical ! You put on one layer and it’s a great dark and black mascara, and you layer it on, like 2-3 coats, this stuff is DRAMA. like super black. It’s waterproof, which is really nice. The one shortcoming that I wish it did, is that it separates my lashes. It doesn’t clump them either, but I love the look where you can see every single lash (like advertisements). But then again, that’s something that can be easily resolved with a lash comb. I layered with six layers to see if it would make my lashes crunchy or if the formula will flake off, it doesn’t do either. 
Effect and Removal: it makes my lashes look super dark and long and it’s a full on volume mascara. sigh. nom. After 16 hours, no signs of flaking or smudging and no raccoon eyes !! YES ! *does happy dance*. It comes off with really warm water.
Price and size: i found out mine was 35 CDN + 14% tax + whatever shipping and mine was purchased here, but you get the idea. 8 mL or 0.272 oz.

Where to buy and where it’s made?: Check here. It seems like it’s not sold in the USA, so make friends with some cool Canadians. The mascara itself is manufactured in Japan.
Is it worth having?: If you’re a mascara junkie, then it’s a definite staple. For me, it will be a nice splurge from time to time. yummy. I just wanna be that Geisha in the photo, I won’t lie. LOL
Onto the photos:
Since my camera is revolting against me with macro, you can see a low-res pic to get an idea: 
left eye is Geisha Ink (no primer, no curling lashes on both eyes)