The mascara I used is the MM Lash Expander Frame Plus for comparison.
I wanted to get either the Shiseido eye and lip makeup remover or the Clinique Take The Day Off but ended up not getting it because they were 36000won and 28000won respectively. Yikes!
Instead, I got an eye makeup remover from Banila Co. It's called It Fresh Sensitive Lip and Eye Makeup Remover for 8000won (100mL) and it's complete garbage, crap, shit and rubbish. It took off the eyeshadows, but the MM mascara didn't even show signs of coming off!!!!
I held the cotton pad on the mascara for 10 seconds and wiped down once and it didn't even budge.
I think this was oil-free so that was part of the problem. However, the Softymo makeup remover I used felt like it was oil-free but it worked fine on the mascara, even if I had to hold it on my eyes longer.
*sigh* Well this won't go to waste, it's gonna end up as my brush/applicator cleaner, just like the Mandom Express Remover haha.
In desperation for an eye makeup remover, I went out yesterday to get the Laneige one. It's for water proof eye makeup and it says in the tiny print that it's "powerful removal". I got this for 15000won and it has 150mL. There is also a regular formula that's not for water proof makeup.
It's a decent eye makeup remover, in the way that it removes the mascara but it takes while. I think it works a lot faster at removing the MM mascara than the Softymo and I also loose fewer lashes.
There's no scent and this formula has an oil and cleanser layer. After mixing, the layers split really quickly so I have to give it a shake again if I need more. My eyes don't feel greasy after using this nor does it make my eyes uncomfortable.
I held the cotton on for 10 seconds then wiped down once and it removed a little bit of the mascara. After a few more swipes, the mascara comes off clean and it didn't leave smudges on my arm or eyes. I'm quite happy with this makeup remover so I hope it doesn't fail me!
For yesterday's look, I finally decided to use my forgotten Maquillage palette in GY865 that I got in Hong Kong.
I have a bit of trouble getting this palette to work. They're brown shades, so it should be easy to use, but the tutorial on the Maquillage website makes this palette look kind of sloppy. I don't know if it's because I'm using a heavy hand, but in person, the middle brown shade makes my eyes look very messy as soon as I'm done applying them.
You don't really notice it in the pictures, but once I apply the middle brown shade, it just looks like I slapped it on the wrong spots. After a few mintues when the shadow settles down, then I think it looks fine.
I also think the white shade (top right corner) is difficult to work with. It feels like an almost cream shadow and I think it's a super pigmented white shade that's really shiny. The purpose of that shadow is to create a "just taken a picture" effect.
According to the She.com video tutorial, when you get your pictures taken with a flash, that light should hit your eye right in the middle and that's what the white shade is supposed to create.
I don't have a problem using the GR366 palette, but the GY865 palette needs a bit of practice to prevent it from looking sloppy.
Coffret D'or FS eyes as base and then I followed the tutorial from the Maquillage website/booklet. I lightly dabbed the top right shade in the middle of my eye and lightly blend it with my finger. I have to be super light with this shade due to its pigmentation and if I over apply, then it just ruins the whole look because it's waaay too shimmery/shiny.
Finished look, no lip color. I'm surprised that my lips don't look as pigmented as they usually do.
I'm totally kicking myself in the ass right now. Remember how I got the Lunasol 10th Anniversary palette the day it came out?? Well, I should have waited until it came out in Korea because there's a GWP with that set at the Lotte Department Store!! It's a 5 piece Lunasol brush set as a GWP!!! I didn't expect that all of the Lunasol items would be available in Korea. Darn my impatientness!!!!!!show+more-less
While browsing through the Lotte website, I also discovered a whole lot of GWP and sets with almost every brand of makeup at Lotte so I gotta keep an eye out. Currently, the new Laneige White Plus line has a promo going on and there are tons of freebies.