September 26, 2008

Etude House Lash Designing Vitcara

I’ve been reviewing a few items from Etude House’s Fall Collection this week and today I’m ending the week with a review on Etude House Lash Designing Vitcara Mascara.

Although there isn’t anything too special about Etude House Lash Designing Vitcara Mascara I was delighted with it’s price and it’s performance.

The mascara comes in two versions, a fiber base and a regular volume (curl) mascara. Out of the two versions I liked the regular volume mascara best.

The regular curl version has a very good applicator on par with Beaute de Kose’s Volumizing Mascara’s applicator, it’s a tiny curved smooth handle with tiny bristles at the very tip. The curved end fits the contour of your eye lashes perfectly to comb lashes upwards and out. You can use the bristles to comb the mascara further through the lashes or concentrate on certain lashes (such as the outer ones) to create a fuller look or a doll-like effect to lashes. The formula is nice and thick and does a fine job of fattening lashes up, separating them, and creating a nice full look. I experienced no problems with smudges or fading. It’s not the best mascara around but it does do what it promises and it’s quite inexpensive as well.

The second mascara was a bit of a shock to me as it’s actually not half bad considering how much I hate fiber based mascaras. My first use with it was a complete mess and I ended up absolutely hating it but after reading the instructions and recommendation for use I successfully created quite a good full lash look with it. The applicator on this one is a tiny comb style with a smooth surface on one side and a bristle side on the other. For application you’re supposed to use the smoother side to pull the lashes upward and out after you proceed to brush through lashes with the comb. The smooth side of the applicator reminds me of Bare Escentuals Brushless Mascara and the entire design actually sorta reminds me of another Bare Escentuals mascara which is Big Tease. I was delighted that the fibers didn’t get stuck in my eye or cause general irritation as fiber mascaras have been known to do for me! I highly recommend trying this particular mascara if you have shorter, stubbier lashes. It pulls lashes up and out nicely and creates a very full, long look to eyes. My first use, as I mentioned, was a mess and my lashes had the spider web effect going on but after using the applicator correctly I was quite pleased with the results.

All in all for the price you sincerely can’t go wrong and I definately enjoyed these two mascaras.

You can see further information with before and after photos on Etude House’s blog. If you have a Korean language pack installed it’s easy enough to translate the site as well!

Enjoy further reviews on Etude House’s Fall Collection by clicking through some past posts!

Etude House Lip Plumping Tint Review

Etude House Face Designing Brightener Review

Etude House Brightening Eyes Duo Review


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • MiuMiu

    Hey Muse!
    I tried out the curl version and I love it but I don’t hate it. The first time I used it, there wasn’t enough volume, so I put a coat of the DejaVu mascara on and this worked out fine. The next time I used the Dejavu mascara first because I forgot to use the Etude one. So I decided to coat the DejaVu with the Etude mascara and this was a total failure arghh! It smudged and I didn’t notice this until the end of the day. I was walking around with dark circles under my eyes haha. Well I won’t be making that mistake again so I must use my Dejavu mascara ontop of the Etude. Other than that, I think it’s a great mascara!

  • the Muse

    hi millie!

    I like this too. Not bad at all really.

    It seems you find the perfect combot to use it with ๐Ÿ™‚

    I should try combing it with another of my mascaras and see what sort of results I get. curious minds!

    Using it alone wasn’t bad at all and it worked ok for me. It’s not thee best mascara in the world but it’s decent especially for the nice price ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Monday!

  • the Muse

    hi pinkcrow!

    You’re most welcome dear ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m not a huge fan of gmarket but it’s not too bad ๐Ÿ™‚

    Here is my FOTD with Nisi lipgloss. I learned two things- (1) It’s hard to take a decent picture of yourself blindly and (2) you rock the headbands like no other!

    You look great!!!! It’s nice to put a face to the nickname ๐Ÿ™‚

    I think you looks fabs with your headband! hehe ๐Ÿ™‚
    You’re my headband groupie now hehehehe!

    Great FOTD ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing lovie!

  • the Muse

    no no silly girl..this is the mascara that Gackt uses!

    Sheesh haven’t I taught you ANYTHING at all?

    Jang Geun Suk prefers maybelline great lash..he buys into all the hype about it!

  • MandyPandy

    Maybelline’s Great Lash?!? I hope the folks at Etude House don’t hear about this; it could be pretty awkward as I’m pretty sure they own Jang Geun Suk’s soul.

    More Jang Geun Suk!

  • MandyPandy

    Boys?!? But, I thought they were GIRLS! Dear. God. No.

    Actually, I gots the hots for white boys, to be truthful (especially that complete twink, Sean Faris).

  • the Muse

    LOL you’re a nut ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes, yes I know. I have to deal with that poster over your bed when we makeszzzz love together!


  • Jacqueline

    hi muse!i’m a new fan of your blog ๐Ÿ˜€
    i really love your review on etude house’s products!i’m an EH lovers so your review really helped me a lot!thank you ๐Ÿ˜€
    btw have u tried EH’s moistfull cream special set yet?i wanna know ur oppinion if that’s not so troublesome
    by the way i’m asian so english not my main language so sorry for the weird grammars and spelling na?^^

    • the Muse

      hi jacqueline!

      Welcome!!!!!! good to meet you! glad this helps hun! The new cream foundations and such or the actual moistful range of lotions, skincare? I’m on the verge of trying the new moistful cream foundation range but haven’t tried the moistful skincare, the new one anyway….

      not at all your english is great!