November 20, 2014

Flowfushi MoteMascara Comb Review

Flowfushi Mote Mascara

Flowfushi MoteMascara is one of Japan’s best selling mascaras. They recently repackaged (and possibly reformulated?) some of their mascaras so I decided to try out one of the several formulas they offer.

I should probably start this review telling you I’ve used their Little Witch Moisture Mascara in the past but wasn’t terribly impressed. This is actually abnormal as I typically love Japanese mascaras with a passion. I decided to give a try out to Flowfushi MoteMascara Comb in the hopes it would perform better.

Flowfushi Mote Mascara Comb

Flowfushi MoteMascara Comb are available with several brush applicators I choose the comb one in the hopes it was as good as the Majolica Majorca Lash Extender I adore so much. This has a long, thin comb for application with smaller notches in the head that capture lashes to pull them up and out.

Flowfushi MoteMascara

Flowfushi MoteMascara Comb

The mascara formula is an ink black lacquer with a glossy, wet look on. I was surprised to find the comb didn’t perform as well as I thought it would. Since it doesn’t saturate with a ton of mascara I expected little trouble when applying but some reason it ends up making my lashes look like a spikey gooey mess. I was shocked considering the comb doesn’t have a ton of product on it when you remove it from the barrel! As I applied it also ended up smearing on my upper lash line making a bit of a mess. It did end up adding some length but not a lot of volume.

I see it working best for shorter, stubbier lashes but being messy if you have longer ones. It does set well without flaking or smudging but does make lashes a bit stiff. The nice thing is it wears very well without smudging yet it easily removes with soap and water!

MoteMascara before after

All in all Flowfushi MoteMascara is a little over hyped for me. The formula was messy, I only got a bit of length from it but no real volume, and it didn’t really make my lashes look as dramatic as everyone seems to rave.

Oh well!

All hope is not loss though as this one seems like a good pick for those with super short lashes.

Flowfushi MoteMascara is available from sellers as well as from AlphabeautyUK on

Tried it?

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I purchased this item.

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.

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  • Emily

    As a person with super long and thick lashes, I have to say….nah….

    I love my Illegal Length Stiletto Mascara though!!

  • Jennifer

    hmm short stubby lashes? sounds like me!

    but seriously the name of that mascara makes me think of a toilet

  • Georgia

    Hi Muse! Thank you for the effort that you put into writing your blog posts and reviews. This is a random question but what are your favorite top 3 mascaras?

    • Isabella Muse

      aw my pleasure thank you Georgia for the lovely comment. I like Tarte Lights, Camera Lashes, It Cosmetics Tightliner, and Majolica Majorca Lash Extender

  • Judy

    hey Muse~ so sorry this didn’t work out for you at all. I’ve just came back from Japan and I have picked up a mote-mascara too but a different type. I bought the volume type (rose-gold coppery tube)and I have to say i LOVE it!!!! Maybe you should try out another one πŸ™‚
    I can’t wait to use everything from my Japan drug-store haul ~

    • Isabella Muse

      yay! Did you have fun Judy?! πŸ˜€ I’ll try out the copper one as per your rec maybe I’ll love it πŸ˜€