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.
Since my camera is revolting against me with macro, you can see a low-res pic to get an idea: