Majolica Majorca Eyes Reset Gel Review

For a very long time my favorite mascara was Majolica Majorca Lash Expander. This is a branch off brand created by Shiseido and at one time available exclusively within Japan but now it’s available in other Asian countries, just not, sadly, the US.

One of the most common questions I get about Lash Expander is how do I remove it? I’ve never had a problem removing the mascara but for some reason or another many people who use and love it have complained, ranted, and had major woe getting it all off. I simply use my normal oil based eye makeup remover but again, for some reason, that doesn’t seem to work for everyone.

This Fall, Majolica Majorca finally created and released Eyes Reset Gel for removing mascara. This is an exciting release for those who have had drama in the past with removing any mascaras by the brand. I was keen to try it myself out of morbid curiosity even though my normal remover worked just fine.

Jump ahead to hear my thoughts.

Majolica Majorca Eyes Reset Gel is a gel formula for removing mascara.

This is a gel formula that comes in a squeeze tube with a needle nose applicator. Simply squeeze a small amount of gel onto fingers and rub onto lashes and wipe off with a cotton pad.

It works fine with both regular, waterproof, and all Majolica Majorca Mascara formulas. I thought it particularly worked great with fiber mascaras as it removes the tubes easily.

I think I paid $7 or $8 for this and I don’t feel like it’ll last a longer time, I have a better chance with an 8 oz size of liquid remover for the same price but I could be wrong.

I don’t like rubbing my lashes or my eyes with a gel to be honest. It doesn’t cause cloudy vision however it freaks me out that I have to not only rub my delicate eye area (hello wrinkles!) but also rub something in and around the area. If you’re sensitive I imagine you aren’t going to want to attack your eyes with a gel like substance.

It works well on fiber mascaras however waterproof does need a little extra helping hand in my opinion as after I used this, I followed up with my liquid remover and still had a load of mascara worth removing.

If you wear a ton of eyeshadow, liner, plus mascara using this to remove all your eye makeup simply won’t get the job done however if you wear simply mascara daily this might do the trick!

  • Anyone who wears fiber mascara (it seems to do a really good job massaging off tubes).
  • Anyone who wears only mascara (if you don’t wear a ton of eye makeup daily this may work at removing a light coat or two of mascara).

  • Anyone unwilling to purchase from Evil-bay or online (this isn’t available in US stores).
  • Anyone who wears alot of eye makeup daily (this won’t remove entire makeup looks)
  • Anyone who has a problem removing Lash Extender (this probably won’t aid you any better than a regular old oil cleanser if you have problems removing it already!).

I did know prior to purchasing this that I would probably hate as I simply do not like rubbing my eyes with anything. This is one reason I don’t use cold creams and such to remove eye makeup. I don’t mind liquids but solid gels and the likes kinda scare me for some reason. On top of that I wasn’t interested in massaging my eye area at all. At least liquid is one swipe and go but this seems like a process of me tugging and sliding around my delicate eye area a bit too much. As a lighter day mascara remover this might work but for hardcore eye makeup users, skip it, total bust in my opinion.

Anyone try it?



Do share your view!


This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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  • 9/20/10 22:13 Jeanie:

    interesting idea…but i think i’ll stick with my lancome bi-facils! (btw, it’s one of the few items that is easy to find a steal on ebay!)


    • 9/21/10 10:41 the Muse:

      that’s a fav of mine Jeanie!


  • 9/21/10 0:11 Angelica:

    Lol, I’ve had an unopened tube of frame expander for almost a year now, because I wasn’t sure how to find something to remove it. This definitely makes me want to crack open that tube. :)


    • 9/21/10 9:03 the Muse:

      good luck angelica :)


  • 9/21/10 0:25 Tracy Hathaway:

    I’m not interested in this product…but when you mention their Lash Expander, I got intrigued.

    Now, I’m very tempted to buy it off of ebay!


    • 9/21/10 8:56 the Muse:

      tracy it was my HG for AGES love it ;-D


  • 9/21/10 1:28 Cynthia:

    I think it works pretty well – especially in getting MM mascara off – I’ve always had a hard time getting MM mascara off. I’ve been using just a small dab to cover both eyes, so I’m trying to maximize the amount in the tube. Another brand I find works well is Scinic – it’s a Korean eye makeup remover.

    Speaking of mascaras, have you tried MM Lash Gorgeous Wing Neo? It’s the latest one they’ve rolled out. I do like it a lot – better volume than the original Lash Gorgeous Wing.


    • 9/21/10 10:40 the Muse:

      hi cynthia I really didn’t love gorgeous wing so I didn’t try neo. I’m not a fiber fan tbh, always feel like I have something in my eyes when using fiber mascaras ;-D I never tried scinic, must mark that down ;-D I’m glad this is working for you!!!!!!!


  • 9/21/10 14:44 Patrizia:

    I was interested in getting the Kiss Me Mascara Remover, it is like a little brush that you put on and then wipe off with your make-up remover. Have you tried it????


    • 9/21/10 14:53 the Muse:

      not that particularly one Patrizia but I tried the Excel one and another one and I don’t think they really work all that fab, I still have mascara coated on my lashes after using it.


    • 9/25/10 4:30 Linda:

      The kiss me mascara remover doesn’t seem to be doing anything for me. So I don’t recommend it.
      I haul both the kiss me and this MM gel remover last month when I went to Japan, and this seems to be doing a better job than the kiss me one.
      Still prefer my bi-facils though.


  • 9/22/10 19:17 Ceriene:

    I always find it so odd when people complain about fiber mascaras/tubing mascaras being difficult to remove. All you need to do is remove it with warm water, and not expect it to come off with an oil based remover. :T

    This frustrates me especially with Jill Stuart’s volumizing mascara which has “Remove with warm water” written clearly on the side of the package. >_<

    Sorry to hear this didn't work for you, Muse. It actually sounds pretty spiffy, though I don't think I'd purchase something solely to remove mascara. XD


    • 9/23/10 13:10 the Muse:

      I rarely use fiber/tube mascara so I’m safe Ceriene ;-D

      Aw it’s ok. I was just curious which is why I indulged ;D!


  • 9/23/10 14:59 Rini:

    Nooo,I bought this in Singapore thinking it will solve my mm mascara problem(it didn’t even come off when I was stuck in a downpour T_T)BUT THE FILM OF THING IN MY EYES.Is freaky.My vision was cloudy until I repeatedly rinse my eyes with gallons of tap water.That’s horrifying.Sigh,back to normal brand mascaras till I find something that could remove them.Keep reviewing, Muse =)


    • 9/23/10 15:05 the Muse:

      on RINI OMG I hate cloudy vision totally freaks me out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn’t experience that with this but I do get that feeling with oil cleansers EEP! It definately didn’t work all that fab plus the rubbing around and just the feel of the product was such a meh!

      Hugs! Sorry it didn’t work for ya hun!


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