- holds a curl on the stubbornest lashes
- doesn't crease, smudge or flake no matter how much you rub your eyes (and I can testify that it is at least monsoon- and typhoon-proof so will probably see you through an apocalypse or two)
- offers lots of length and definition and a little volume
- is a pain in the arse to remove (Kiss Me Heroine Make Mascara Remover will save you time, lashes, raised blood pressure and repetitive strain injury from rubbing cleansing oil into your lashes for hours.)
It is also the same price. So in HK that's HK$128 and in Japan (where I hear it's reached Revlon-Lip-Butter-levels of drugstore unicornhood) ¥1260.
swatches -- blackened navy with sparse medium blue shimmer and black fibres
On my black lashes, this gives the subtlest hint of colour, and the blue shimmer is barely visible unless I wobble my head and squint into a lighted magnifying mirror. Hey-ho. It makes me feel pretty to know it's there.
Eyes: horizontal gradation with Becca Chiffon, Shu Uemura ME786, RBR Abyssinian Catbird from inner corner to outer; RBR Vera pencil liner; Majolica Majorca LEFP #12; KATE Brow Powder
Cheeks: Hourglass Rouge cheekstain, Shiseido High Beam White
Lips: Dior Addict Tokyo
Note: this FOTD is a pretty good example of when experimentation (e/s brought high up at the inner corner) ends up producing a look I'm not happy with.
Note to self: the PTB will find ways to mock you for issuing pretentious manifestoes, like condemning you to look bruised and somewhat cross-eyed all day.