Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Kanebo Kate Mascara Base

Before I discovered Maybelline Full N Soft Waterproof Mascara, I could never get my eyelashes to hold a curl after applying mascara...not unless I used an eyelash primer first.  The best mascara primer I've ever used would have to be Kanebo Kate Mascara Base, well known among Japanese brand beauty products.  It's amazing!  This eyelash primer would make my puny, stick-straight eyelashes longer, fuller, and keep them nice and curly, regardless of what mascara I decided to use.

It's a whitish, translucent gel with fine fiber particles interspersed throughout.  The gel lengthens while the fibers thicken.  After applying a coat to freshly curled lashes, I would apply a coat of any mascara over it, hiding the whitish color.  You may ask why I stopped using it.  I don't have a good answer other than I got lazy after discovering that Full N Soft kept my eyelashes curled without the extra step.  I've decided to purchase another tube of Kate because I recently bought some mascaras that I like which don't hold a curl very well, including some cool colored mascaras.  On average, a tube of Kate will cost you anywhere between $17 to $20.  I found it for $15 (shipping included) online at a site called AdamBeauty.  You can click here for a direct link to the product.  The site isn't fancy, but it's the lowest price I've found compared to anywhere else.

Anyways, I'm expecting my tube in a few weeks since it ships from overseas.  I'll definitely be doing a comprehensive review and demonstration, so stay tuned! :)



  1. I use to use a lash primer, but I hate the white color. I can never apply enough mascara to hide all of the white spots on my lashes...

    Also, I have also found a mascara that holds my curl! This is a must because I ALWAYS lose my curl (damn you asian lashes!). There's Covergirl LashExact and VolumeExact. They don't really give volume though. Right now, I'm using Revlon's Grow Luscious. I find it to hold a curl quite well.

    What are your mascaras that holds a curl well? I'm curious!

    1. Hi Jennifer! With some primers, I did have a problem covering the white, but I've had pretty good experiences with the Kanebo brand. Thanks for the recommendations! I'm currently using Maybelline Full N Soft Waterproof! :D

  2. my eyelashes do not hold their curl after i put on mascara either! it must be the asian lashes..haha! i have a lash primer from bare escentuals, so i'll give that a try next time after i curl them and see if the curl stays better.

    usually what i end up doing is putting mascara on non-curled lashes and then waiting about half an hour til they completely dry, then carefully curling, so as not to pull any lashes out (ouch!). it works quite well, but it's not ideal if i'm in a rush because of the waiting time. i'll try the tip, cat!


    1. Thanks for the tip, Grace! Sounds a little time-consuming, but effective. I'll update you when Kanebo primer comes in. :)