Saturday, May 28, 2011

Shiseido Nourising Mascara Base

If you have been reading my previous posts, I am in search for my HG mascara that will give me volume, and hold a curl since my lashes are naturally droopy. I've been searching on youtube on mascara reviews and I stumbled upon a video review of this base. I haven't heard a bad review of it so I decided to buy one at Sephora. I got it at SR135 thats $35. I know Sephora in the US sells it for only $23. :( I hate everything is way overpriced here in Saudi.  

What it claims: (from the website)

・Intensifies Volume, Length and Curl.
・Conditions and Make Lashes More Supple.
・Provides Elegant Glossy Finish When Worn Alone.


The product has a gel-like consistency. I love how the brush is small and is stiff enough to comb through & separate my lashes.

Here is a photo of my bare lashes curled with an eyelash curler

Here is a photo of my lashes WITHOUT the primer but with SEPHORA LASH PLUMPER MASCARA. (review of this product here.)

And here is a photo of my lashes WITH Shiseido Nourising Mascara Base AND Sephora Lash Plumper.

See how much of a difference it makes?  It held my curl and separated my lashes really well. It was a lil "spider legs" looking in this photo cause the sephora mascara was so bad at separating the lashes.

  • It's awesome at holding the curl even on humid days.
  • It isn't the usual white primers that when you missed a spot when applying your black mascara, you can see the white stuff.
  • The wand is small so it's easy to apply.
  • The brush isn't too soft so it separates the lashes.
  • I noticed that it helped my mascara stay in place and didn't experience any smudging. 

  • When worn alone, it didn't provide a glossy finish like the product description claimed cause it didn't really apply transparent. It is better though than the usual primers with white finish. 
  • I got it for $35! Most expensive mascara primer I've ever tried!
 I can't believe it took me this long to discover this primer, this will definitely be one of my HG products! Now I can use washable mascaras and not worry about my lashes not holding the curl since ALL the washable mascaras I've tried weight down my lashes. I will definitely repurchase this product! :)

Have you tried any mascara primers lately? What are your favorites? Please share. :)



  1. love the difference :) i might try it!
    im your new follower i hope you'll follow me back :)

  2. Hi! Do you remember me? Probably not huh lol. Anyway, glad the base works for you. It didn't for me =/ However, my favorite mascaras are MUFE Aqua Smokey Lash & Shiseido Lasting Lift layered one on top of the other. Looking forward to more posts! =)


  3. i agree, it is a bit pricey but from the looks of your results it seems like it's worth it! great review and thank you for visiting my blog ;)

  4. wow 35 dollars for mascara is super pricey! dont worry i know how you feel canada is over priced also lol. it did a really good job on your lashes! nice review and pictures :)


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