Mascara Review: KATE Volume Gel Mascara

KATE, the brand from Kanebo, always provides nice packagings for their products, mostly in black colors, making them look classy and sophisticated.

I’ll review here their Volume Gel Mascara, available for 1.500yen. This mascara claims to give a good and dense volume to give the eyes an impressive presence.

The package is all black in the front and white on the back with instructions in Japanese. It is sealed by an adhesive. The mascara itself has a nice design with streaks, making it look classy and pretty.

The stick inside is not very long but the applicator as a good size, and is slightly curved.

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The product smells quite weird so I don’t recommend to try smelling it. The brushes are quite spaced from each other but takes a lot of product in once. It is easy to grab the eyelashes with it and it gives a nice look. I didn’t noticed any change into the volume it claimed to give, but the black color looks intense. It doesn’t make any packages, and the very good point I found is that even after 3 months of use, it still works perfectly and doesn’t scatter around like the most of other mascaras.



2014-08-28 11.07.49I also found out that it is not irritating for my sensitive eyes, so even when I forget to apply some drops, I can wear this mascara without having tears coming after some minutes. Very nice. So I won’t recommend this mascara if you want a big volume in only one coat, but if you want a simple mascara, easy to apply, to remove, and that is not irritating, this one is for you 🙂


♥ Price is honnest
♥ Nice packaging
♥ Not irritating
♥ Lasts longer than 3 months
♥ Easy to remove


</3 Bad smell
</3 Not giving the expected volume




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