Shiseido Perfect Mascara Full Definition BK901 Black | Sample
Shiseido Perfect Mascara Full Definition BK901 Black has a rather thick and semi-wet formulation. I got this sample a while back and couldn’t figure out whose fault it was, that this mascara (which is getting a lot of glowing reviews by the way) just doesn’t work for me. The brush is quite nice but nothing special, I also have a problem covering my lashes with an even layer of mascara (YSL’s Volume Effect Faux Cils Mascara has a similar brush, not as dense though, but my lashes fall nicely between the bristles). After only one coat, the mascara clumps a bit (no matter how much product I have on my brush, I tried every possible amount). My lashes already are black (fine texture, won’t hold curl that easily, normal length) so I don’t need a black mascara for the colour (aka darkening my lashes). After two coats, it just clumps more and I haven’t noticed any major volume nor length. The effect I get from this mascara is nothing a good drugstore mascara wouldn’t do either ( Max Factor for example, which actually works a bit better for me than Perfect Mascara Full Definition). After I have curled my lashes, applied mascara, it only takes about an hour and my lashes look like they have never been curled. I haven’t noticed any budging or smudging though. The pictures below were taken after about half an hour.
I used my Suqqu Kakitsubata palette here (dark navy blue used as liner and mixed with Shu Uemura M white 907), no foundation/concealer. You also can see my dry skin here a bit (dealing with some skin problems now, sorry for that).
This picture was taken with flash. My curl is almost gone (I am looking upwards, so they appear more curled than they actually are), sticked together lashes, tiny bits of clumps. As you can see here, my lashes are quite thin, I believe this is the major reason this mascara isn’t working for me.
Overall, Shiseido Perfect Mascara Full Definition is a fail for me and I definitely won’t purchase a full size one (that’s why I love samples). The effect I got wearing this mascara was too ordinary for me, the application was quite difficult and the tiny clumps are a no-go for me.