Review: The Opposite Way, The Face Shop Freshian Volumizing Mascara

“For long, lush lashes clean, natural looking lashes without any clumping. Straight brush.”

This is the only description I found in Korean Facial Products. This is definitely an old product that they trying to clear off from the store and I needed new mascara so I made a quick grab. From the description, it doesn’t sound like its name. The name of the mascara clearly shows as volumizing mascara but the description is otherwise. This is shade 02 black.

The bristles looked ordinary, straight shaped like any typical mascaras. Doesn’t seem to have anything special on it, huh? Well, let’s see how it goes on my lashes.

I tried with single and double coat,  this mascara does wonders. With single coat, it defines my lashes and gives a natural look to it. With double coat, it lifts my lashes even higher, lengthen and darken my lashes. The formula is thick but wet after applying. Thus, I had to wait for a bit for it to dry before I started to blink to avoid smudging.


I love this mascara but this mascara isn’t at the initial point. It’s suppose to volumize isn’t it? The reason I took this mascara because it says volumizing! The result turns out to be other way which is more on lengthening rather than volumizing but I still love it. This mascara is buildable and it doesn’t get too clumpy when I tried adding more coats to my lashes. It did not smudge on me and pretty easy to remove using makeup remover.

How much and where to buy?

I bought this for MYR20 (flat price) but I’m not too sure how much is their retail price. You may find them at The Face Shop if you’re lucky since they are clearing it off.


  • Redefines lashes
  • Lengthen and darken lashes
  • No smudge
  • Buildable and non clumpy
  • Affordable
  • Easy removal


  • Not at it’s initial purpose

My rating: 4.6/5


Traclyn Yeoh
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