Review | Majolica Majorca Eyes Reset Gel

September 1, 2010
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While I was at Shiseido Singapore previewing the Shiseido Autumn 2010 collection, I happened to see the new Majolica Majorca Eyes Reset Gel (S$9.90/30 ml). I wanted to try out one of the new SMK concealers, so I removed my under-eye makeup using the gel and was pleasantly surprised when a smidgeon cleaned off the makeup in a flash.

According to Shiseido, it was formulated to remove the tenacious Majolica Majorca mascaras, famed for their budge-proof quality. I thought the name was cute; I like the word ‘reset’. Now, if only something could reset my eyes to its pre-wrinkle state! ;)

Thanks to Shiseido’s generosity, I was able to take a tube home. I tried it on the Kiss Me Heroine  Make Long & Curl Mascara I have been using lately to see if it really works – the mascaras from this brand last longer on me than MJ’s (believe me, they can last for more than eleven solid hours and nary a smudge you’ll see!), so this was a true test of the gel’s ability.

True to its promise, the gel easily removes the mascara. It takes a few cotton buds to remove the product entirely but it effortlessly comes off the lashes, transferring immediately to the cotton tips. (I reckon it would’ve come off more quickly if I’d used a cotton pad but my poor eyes need a little more TLC). I must say I am somewhat impressed, considering how cheap the gel is. The best thing? It removes the mascara without stinging my eyes at all.

In the photo above, I used Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Neo to demonstrate the gel’s efficacy. I applied the gel after I’d let the the mascara set. It dissolved the mascara very quickly and I was able to wipe it off my skin cleanly. As you might’ve guessed, the gel has an emollient and oily texture.

I usually clean off my makeup with a cleansing oil (fast and effective!) but this is something to consider if you use separate cleansers. I usually pair this gel with a makeup remover like Hada Labo SHA Makeup Remover, which doesn’t remove budge-proof eye makeup.


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17 Responses to Review | Majolica Majorca Eyes Reset Gel

  1. September 1, 2010 at 8:06 am

    They certainly know their market, everyone has been saying how MM mascaras are a bitch to remove. =)

    I find Estee Lauder’s take it away makeup remover is gentle enough to remove it though.

    Thanks for the review!

    Yinnie x

    • makeupmag
      September 1, 2010 at 11:48 am

      Hi Yinnie,

      They must’ve heard the desperate calls for something to remove the mascaras!

  2. JC
    September 1, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Wonder how it would fare with Fasio mascaras?? Now that is a brand reknown to be super difficult to remove.

    • makeupmag
      September 1, 2010 at 11:49 am

      Hi Chevvie!

      I think it’d be good with them. I shall try it with my Fasio mascaras soon!

  3. Dark
    September 1, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    MM mascaras *are* a bitch to remove. its so thick n heavy it makes my eyes hurt when i’m wearing it, and then it hurts even more to get off! (fancl removes it too, but it takes a bit of rubbing ^^)

    • makeupmag
      September 2, 2010 at 12:52 am

      Hi Dark,

      Shu, MAC and I Nuovi cleansing oils are the best for me with tough mascaras. :)

  4. JC
    September 1, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Do update-dying to know lor;)

    • makeupmag
      September 2, 2010 at 12:53 am

      Hi Chevvie,

      I’ll use it on my Fasio mascaras soon!

  5. hitomibunny
    September 1, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Being a MJ fan since 2005, I buy every product they launch even though I might end up disappointed with it. I don’t like this product at all because it hurts my eyes like crazy.

    • makeupmag
      September 2, 2010 at 12:56 am

      Hi Hitomibunny,

      I’m sorry it hurts your eyes. :( It’s all right on mine, even though I wear contacts. Strangely enough, the Rohto Lycee eye drops don’t hurt my eyes either, even though it seems to cause a tingling – sometimes stinging – sensation on others. Perhaps you could use the gel to remove your eye makeup (the parts that aren’t near the lashes) instead?

  6. September 2, 2010 at 4:36 am

    I dont know yet about this product..

    • makeupmag
      September 2, 2010 at 9:28 pm

      Hi Dhini,

      Now you do! :D

  7. makeupmag
    September 2, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Am happy to report that this works on Fasio’s budgeproof mascaras after I tried it today! :D

  8. Clair
    September 5, 2010 at 1:41 am

    It is super effective! Definitely works on Majolica’s mascaras. Buy!!

    • makeupmag
      September 5, 2010 at 10:51 pm

      Hi Clair,

      I’m glad it works for you too! :)

  9. nia
    November 11, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    do u think its safe to apply the gel straight on lashes instead on a cotton bud/pad?

    • makeupmag
      November 13, 2010 at 2:40 pm

      Hi Nia,

      I don’t do that because it’s harder to control the gel that way.

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