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Monday, 29 December 2008
Wink Up Maxigrade Mascara SP
At Ainz/Tulpe the other week, I also purchased Wink Up's Maxigrade Mascara SP. Wink Up is owned by Osaka cosmetics company Naris and carries several different mascaras and eyeliners. Maxigrade Mascara SP is a basic mascara for the busy woman that lengthens, adds volume, and keeps the lashes curled. It is a film-type mascara that is both waterproof and removable with warm water. It dries instantly so you don't have to worry about smudging or rubbing it off. As far as I know, it only comes in black.
Maxigrade Mascara SP is similar to Blinc's Kiss Me Mascara and Fiberwig in that it coats each individual lash with synthetic fibers and does not clump. But unlike the other two mascaras, it delivers on all of its promises to lengthen, add volume, and keep your lashes curled. It dries immediately and is surprising light. It is not as luxurious or as dramatic as Lancôme's mascaras but it does create beautiful lashes. The mascara did not smudge or leave me with raccoon eyes, either, and I was able to remove it completely with some warm water. (It did flake off a tiny bit after several hours but it was nothing like Kiss Me or Fiberwig.) The best selling point, however, is that it only costs 1100 yen and can be purchased at most drugstores. The only real downside to the mascara is that it contains Nylon-6 and Nylon-66 which may be harmful to soft-contact wearers.