Review of Shiseido Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara by bailuli
I've tried Majolica's Lash Expander Frame Plus before this one and I do believe Lash King is the better of the two, if only because i don't get fiber in my eyes every time i try to apply!
For reference I have previously bought and used Kiss Me Heroine L&C and V&C (HG) as well as Shiseido's Lifting Mascara, and Canmake's Gokubuto and Gokutobi. I actually used all of these before to trying any of Majolica's mascaras, so i'm certainly no n00b to japanese mascaras.
In any case, unlike Lash Expander Frame Plus, Lash King doesn't have a funny shaped brush/applicator. Instead it's a "almost" normal brush. I say "almost" because most of the mascara brushes i've seen (western and a lot of eastern ones) have thicker spikes. The spikes on Lash King is really thin and there's a lot of it. Good thing is, this will definitely fan out your lashes and separate, and it does coat evenly. Bad thing is, I find it not at all volumizing (unless you count the fanning/separation), and only mildly lengthening. It does hold curl well for me (after I curl my lashes).
It did dry out a lot faster for me than Lash Expander Frame Plus. I purchased LEFP (far too long of a name!) a couple of weeks before i purchased Lash King (both bought directly in japan), but the Lash King dried out almost a month before LEFP started to show signs of drying out for me.
Lash King gave good results (in terms of length and volume) in my first use, but thereafter it became more and more dry, therefore the result became weaker and weaker.
Comparing LEFP with Lash King, I would say LEFP has a better result, but Lash King was tons easier to use (i didn't have any issues with fiber getting in my eyes with this one). The brush was more normal and i didn't waste time digging fiber out of my eyes every morning, and for the first month or so it did provide good results. Unfortunately for that price though...not something i want to have to repurchase every month!