&Follow SJoin OnSugar
Makeup. Fragrance. Nails. Skincare Today is Monday, April 21, 2014
Email |
|

IN ATTENDANCE: ONSUGARETTES' CHILL-OUT + REVIEW: DODO BROW MASCARA


Jan22

Hello!

I apologise for the odd title but I wanted to address both issues at the same time =P

 

OnSugarettes' Chill-Out

You might already know that a couple of us, Sophia, Amy, Chantana, Diana, Clara, Wirda, Joyce (and SarahC for like 2 mins) met up yesterday in town to chill-out and swarm the shops (beauty counters in particular!) - the reports are out in full glory (with all the zany pics) at their respective blogs.  I have no pics to show, cos I've got no digital camera (sad right?). Anyways, I also wanted to pass Sophia something and like I wrote in a little note to her, here's to a long-lasting friendship with all you girls.  Like what everyone noted in their posts, we all felt like we're BFFs who've been hanging out for years while this is only the 3rd or 4th time I'm meeting them all.  I think beyond the common ground we all share (i.e the love for MU), there is also a little something I can't put my finger on, that gels us together.  Thanks for making me feel so welcome (since I'm perhaps the newest?) and here's to many more fun times together! 

 


Let's toast to our friendship! (Now, if only I was as svelte as that ....)

Image taken from http://comps.fotosearch.com/comp/IMZ/IMZ379/two-gemini-women_~alc0037.jpg

 

DODO BROW MASCARA

Now, if you've read Sophia's blog entry about our chill-out session yesterday, you'd have noticed that I had a "failed brow experiment". So here's the low-down: we trooped to Sephora at about 930pm and it was pretty much sedate.  We all ended up at the Make Up Forever counter and were busy swatching stuff when Amy discovered a range of small tubes of brown coloured creams - I thought they were concealers since the packaging was very similar to MAC Select Cover Up concealer; they turned out to be Brow Correctors instead.

 

 


MUFE BROW CORRECTOR

Image taken from http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21koyue55WL._AA280_.jpg

So we tried a medium shade, which turned out to be way to light for me. I then chose a darker chocolate cream shade and applied it to my right eyebrow with the disposable mascara wand.  OH.MY.GOSH. It was terribly terribly dark and made my eyebrow look really broad and thick - it was the fiercest eyebrow ever and while you might think I'm exagerrating, my right eyebrow looked like it had morphed into a monster eyebrow a la Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, while my left one looked normal. 

 

Image taken from http://images.google.com.sg/imgres?imgurl=http://www.strategyisforimbeciles.com/drawings/thickeyebrows.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.strategyisforimbeciles.com/drawings1.html&usg=__8LXBuPid0jvQpf8rG0SsSe0ojBM=&h=437&w=604&sz=102&hl=en&start=46&tbnid=MTlP2E1Fq3qZ3M:&tbnh=98&tbnw=135&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dthick%2Beyebrows%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26start%3D36

My eyebrows are relatively thick but the MUFE Brow Corrector was just wrong for me.  This is despite using the tiniest amount with the disposable mascara wand and then trying to tissue it off.  Not a good look at all.  However, on the bright side, the MUFE Brow Corrector appears to be good value-for-money given how pigmented the product is; you also need to use very little product to achieve the desired effect (or in my case, 500 times the desired effect).  The MUFE Brow Corrector retails in 2 forms: as a refill (i.e just the tube) for SGD$39 (pictured above) or in a set that includes 2 teeny brushes (which we all thought would be ridiculously difficult to achieve any kind of decent looking eyebrows with, for SGD$68 as seen below. 


MUFE BROW CORRECTOR Set

Image taken from http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/c/0/0/40/d/AAAADJQKMHUAAAAAAEDWKw.jpg

So this failed experiment prompted me to post this review instead.  Why? Cos I'm actually testing out a new brow product and I wasn't too sure about how suitable the colour was.  The very fact that my left eyebrow looked normal (both before and after the failed experiment), I decided that the new brow product works fine.  I currently use MAC Browset in MINK - a deep brown that is perfect for me but is unfortunately LIMITED EDITION (GRRR!!! WHY MAC, WHY??!!!!! Its just a regular deep brown!!!) but have been on the lookout for alternatives since the MAC one is LE.  And I think I might have found what I was looking for.


Dodo Brow Mascara. I apologise for the teeny-tiny pic

Image taken from http://images.google.com.sg/imgres?imgurl=http://www.vanilla.in.th/prdimg/pdt_d0012014_1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.vanilla.in.th/detail.cgi%3Fpid%3Dpdt_d0012014&usg=__q66ef2QDG9T8UnMAAkRMIWwxDc0=&h=160&w=160&sz=9&hl=en&start=51&tbnid=doUvU2-v2HLvCM:&tbnh=98&tbnw=98&prev=/images%3Fq%3Ddodo%2Bbrow%2Bmascara%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26start%3D36

Dodo Brow Mascara is available in 2 shades, 01 Natural Beige and 02 Dark Brown.  When swatched, 01 looked more like a caramel, deep toffee shade on me while 02 looked like a deep brown tinged with a smidgen of deep copper-red. The copper-red tinge that is almost shimmery, was only noticeable when wet; once dry and on the brow, the tinge is not noticeable at all and I'm left with a deep brown shade which I thought suited me. I picked up 02 in the end. I tried to capture an eyebrow swatch but the flash kept bouncing off my forehead, marring the whole shot so I decided to swatch it on a piece of tissue instead


Again, not the best shot but I hope you can see the shade

Texture-wise, I would think that its similar to the MAC browset - neither runny nor pasty and it applies evenly. The few days I've been testing it out were long days (a good 8-9 hours) and despite perspiration and the oilies, there was no smudging, streaking of the brow mascara.  There is no funky scent - it smells like how normal mascara smells. 

 

 The colour appears to be a little bright but it dries to a natural-looking dark brown finish for me.

Another good point is that the brow mascara wand is slim - it allows me to control the amount I'm combing through my eyebrows and I would think that the slim wand may also work for people with thinner eyebrows. And the other plus point? The packaging! Ok, packaging does not greatly influence my decision to buy a product but I found this rather pretty - the tube is a glossy black and has pink, coral, violet flowers and leaves printed on it. 

Overall, I am rather satisfied with the Dodo Brow Mascara.  It appears to be a Japanese brand (since it says DODO Japan on the tube) but the product itself is made in Korea.  At SGD$15.90 a pop (I bought it at John Little Stardust (Plaza Singapura) at 20% off), I'll most, most, most likely re-purchase it but I'm not letting go of my MAC Browset in MINK either - I'll probably alternate between the 2, 'saving' the MAC one. 

If you're like me and don't appreciate the precision needed to fill in your brows with a pencil or brow powder, you might want to check this out at John Little Plaza Singapura soon, since the 20% discount is applicable till the end of January (or so I heard). =)

 

DISCLAIMER: The product featured in this entry was purchased with my own money.  I am neither (unfortunately! LOL!!!) affiliated to, nor is this a paid advertisement by, MUFE and DODO.


posted by
1/22/10

Ooh interesting! Ever since using MAC Browsets I have loved filling in my brows with tinted brow gel stuff on a wand. haha. But yeah MAC's color selection is very limited. Does this come in a couple other shades? Or just one or two?


posted by
1/22/10

Sara: It appears to be just 2. The lighter one seems very caramelly but it just might work. You really got to try it and let it dry on your hand or something.


posted by
1/22/10

Ah okay, thank you for this! I'll definitly go check it out, now that I have brownish hair I still can't find a good brown that isn't too red.


posted by
1/22/10

=) MAC has one in 'Show Off' but thats coppery-red-brown which is so wrong for me. did u try that?


posted by
1/22/10

Oh yeap I have that one. That was the one I used when I had redder hair in the past. I love it but apparently it looks strange with my current hair color.


posted by
1/22/10

WOW.. so the MUFE brows corrector only selling at SD$39 for just the tube- not so bad.. since it only need a tiny bit.

Dodo club... I remember I tried their mascara fiber before many yrs ago and it suck! lolx (I haven't tried their other products yet...)


posted by
1/22/10

my eyebrows are too sparse for brow gel of any kind and i am missing a "tail" on 1 side of my brows so i definitely need to draw/fill them in.

i heard dodo is famous for the palangtong powder? which i got a new 1 somewhere in my stash, hehe.


posted by
1/23/10

Chantana: yeap; I called MUFE to check! hee hee! Yes, only a teeeny bit - remember how my eyebrows looked? like a caterpillar! haha!

Amy: I cannot draw my eyebrows - I'm so heavy handed that it always looks very artificial and silly. for the longest time, i never did anything with my brows, until i discovered brow set =)


posted by
1/23/10

LOls Kas... My brows cannot take color really well.. until it super light... a tiny bit will make it look very harsh (well, I think so la... ) I hardly draw or fill my brows ... sometimes when I feel that it look abit too sparse ... I will fill my brows with brow shader/browset and most of the time, my brows are bare! lolx


posted by
1/23/10

Chantana: You got the MAC Browset in Clear right? I started with that one - but after a while, mine looked ewwww cos I always forget to brush off any face powder from my brows before applying that. In the end, the Clear browset got tinted with my face powder. ugh


posted by
1/23/10

Yes I got the clear one recently and gave the tinted one to my mum(she's loving it! lolx).. I use another mascara wand(and wash it afterward)... I didn't re-dip into the tube (I knew it will turn horrible!! lolx)


posted by
1/23/10

Unfortunately i didn't have the foresight to think of that. bah!


posted by
1/23/10

lolx... I used to have a clear mascara from bodyshop before... so I made that mistake way before!! Everybody learn from their own mistake! lolx


1/23/10

Oh wow, the MUFE with just the refill doesnt seem so bad after all with the price tag, i am a little iffy about the toothpaste application method though. But the plus point is the product would be sanitary and you get to squeeze every last bit out of the tube. i tried the lightest shade, it look a little too yellow brown on me (if you remember, from the pictures we took) and we can just get the disposable spoolie brushes for cheap prices at chameleon type of shops or just 'kop' from Sephora or MAC counters.... well.. heh.

I am intrigued by the dodo brow mascara now (in the lighter shade too), where are the retail outlets?

So far the Benefit brow speed works for me, cos it is sheer, and it does keep my bushy brows intact (need to trim soon) cos though my brows are 'hairy' the hairs are fine and hence I don't think I should pick a brow color that matches my hair (which I often dye jet black) or else my whole face would just look wrong with dark/black brows.... and I like the soft but defined look of brows...

Oh wow. Epic comment here. Haha. but yeah, I want to check out MINK too....
Thanks for your overview/ review!


1/23/10

oh ok.. I know what I wanted to add... I like light ashy brown colors for my brow.. like my Shu pencil (it actually suits EVERYONE..... depending on how hard you press on your skin when drawing in the brows - the color can come out very dark but NEVER harsh.....)


1/23/10

and ok you mentioned JL Stardust. haha I am such a spammer here again. oh man!!!
yea!!! gonna ask my sister to help me buy!


posted by
1/23/10

LOL! i never know what to do with my brows, most of time i just leave it bare.. haha! didnt know that there are so many options, brow gel/mascara to groom yr brows!


posted by
1/23/10

Sophia: This was the first time I noticed Dodo stuff at JL; so far, I've only seen it at the Plaza Sing outlet. The Korean supermarkets, Sol Mart (basement of Cathay Cineleisure) also carry Dodo stuff. Of course, getting it at JL is better simply because of the 20% and your sis' staff discount =)

Amyrleex: I really really like the ease of brow mascara cos it helps to 'comb' the brows and you can even spread the hairs upwards (if the strands are long enough) to create illusion of fuller brows - i do that when my brow therapist gets too pluck-happy =P


posted by
1/23/10

Dodo stuff just made a come back to Singapore last yr.. and I think it's better to get it at JL.... as some of the dodo stuff at Sol mart/korean supermarket... are there for a really long time!!! I once saw some of it were near expire date (scary) ...


posted by
1/24/10

Chantana: issit? I actually wanted to check out the Dodo liquid eyeliner pen - it was featured in Her World i think; but it was constantly OOS at Sol Mart. But i was glad i went to Sol Mart cos i found the Korean barley tea that I was looking for at Sol Mart - I love that!


posted by
1/24/10

LOLx... I always go sol mart for their korean foods! Recently I have been wanting to make my own kimchi (and they sell the chillis)!! lolx



Post A Comment

To post comments, please log in or register.

STYLE.COM THE YEAR IN BEAUTY - 2012

Blog Sale - Nail Polish

NEW COLOURS ADDED!

Looking for Something?

Custom Search

About Me

INSTAGRAM

I'm Kas!

Pinterest

Follow Me on Pinterest

RSS Feed

bloglovin

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Current Fave Video

New Video with Larry Yeo(w) & Golden Tan! Look out for the bloopers right at the end!

Latest Comments

CATEGORIES

HOW MANY VISITS (since 10/01/10)?