Not a very fair fight is it? Both are in different categories so this won't be a comparison review. Just a regular review of Maybelline Volume Express Mascara (~RM23) and Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Mascara (RM50 online).
Read on for comparison pictures and review.
Maybelline Volume Express Waterproof Mascara
My colleague (she spelled my name wrong but that's alright) gave this to me because she preferred the non-waterproof formula. Cosmetics don't really go to waste in my hands unless they're really bad. I've had bad experiences with Maybelline mascaras because the Lash Discovery made my lashes fall off like crazy. Thankfully, this was not the case with this mascara. Typically not a fan of large wands, I found the curved brush to be quite ergonomic and makes it easy to push up the lashes. The formula isn't half bad either! In fact, it's quite good. Within a few swipes, lashes are reasonably thickened and lengthened. I don't think it curls much for me but it definitely holds up the curl and no smudges from this tube. I also like how the brush manages to coat most of my lashes without making a mess. It does clump up the lashes a little when too many layers are applied though. Despite that, I really like this mascara and I'll definitely buy it when this tube dries out.
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Mascara
This is a very popular mascara in Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong from Majolica Majorca which is a brand by Shiseido. It was so hyped up and I actually spent RM50 on it which is waay waaay a lot more than what I would usually spend on a tube of mascara. I tried my very best to like this mascara as many people raved about it but alas, I could not. It just doesn't make my lashes go "WOW!". It's pretty much mediocre. I dislike the wand even though it's small because I just can't seem to use it properly and I keep stabbing myself in the eye with the wand. The shape just isn't user-friendly for me. As for the effect, not up to par as well. It does not volumize the lashes but it does lengthen in a significantly small amount. The formula is very smooth though which doesn't cause clumpiness when I coat the lashes so this mascara is great for natural looks. But a natural look isn't what I'm looking for! *hmphs* Although it doesn't smudge, it is rather painstaking to remove. Carmen wanted to buy it off me but I wouldn't sell it because the packaging was pretty. Lol. And I enjoy collecting. But it's still so not worth my 50 bucks.
And if by the end of this post you are wondering what is that white gunk on my forehead, it would be clay mask.