We Joined Shiseido to Celebrate the Launch of ControlledChaos MascaraInk

We joined Shiseido at Japan House LA to celebrate the launch of ControlledChaos Mascara.

We joined Shiseido at Japan House LA to celebrate the launch of ControlledChaos Mascara.

An invitation to Japan House Los Angeles is a special honor, especially when that invitation is from Shiseido to learn about an exciting and mysterious new product. On March 9, I headed to Japan House to see what this new launch was all about.

Shibori Dye demonstration by Lisa Silvera.

Shibori Dye demonstration by Lisa Silvera.

The event started out with a Shibori Dye demonstration by Lisa Silvera, while guests enjoyed Montechiarra Prosecco and the Hollywood Walk of Fame view. After the demonstration, guests entered the stunning dining room that was the inspired by Ginza’s iconic crossing, known for its rush of people, sound, and light. We learned that the new launch was ControlledChaos MascaraInk, a featherweight mascara that comes in bold, full-coverage colors.

Shiseido guests dine at Japan House LA.

Shiseido guests dine at Japan House LA.

Shiseido Makeup Global Color Artist Patrick Ta presented opening remarks as guests dined on traditional Japanese Bento boxes. Guests included actresses Rowan Blanchard, Cara Santana, and Yi Zhou, The Bachelor’s Becca Tilley (@beccatilley), beauty expert Deepica Mutyala (@deepica), entrepreneur Rachel McCord (@iamrachelmccord), beauty and fashion blogger Sona Gasparian (@sonagasparian), and many more.

Shiseido Global Golor Artist Patrick Ta hosts the Shiseido ControlledChaos MascaraInk’s Launch Party at Japan House LA on International Women's Day.

Shiseido Global Golor Artist Patrick Ta hosts the Shiseido ControlledChaos MascaraInk’s Launch Party at Japan House LA on International Women's Day.

Ginza crossing inspired the bold, full-coverage colors and shade names for the new mascara. Besides black, the mascara comes in three additional vibrant, high-pigment colors that make lashes pop. The colors include Black Pulse, Sapphire Spark, Violet Vibe, and Emerald Energy. The formula is designed to increase lash volume by 250% and length by 47% after just one coat.

“Worn alone or layered over black, these rich, saturated colors really pop at night,” says James Boehmer, Global Director of Artistry for Shiseido Makeup.

Sapphire Spark is one of four ControlledChaos MascaraInk colors.

Sapphire Spark is one of four ControlledChaos MascaraInk colors.

J-Beauty Tip: After curling lashes with Shiseido’s iconic Lash Curler, position the flat side of the brush at the base of lashes and zig-zag it back and forth for dramatic definition. Use the curved, hourglass side of the brush to coat lashes from root to tip. Boehmer suggests using ControlledChaos MascaraInk as an “accessory” to your everyday makeup routine. Create a single-statement eye by wrapping lashes with a coat of unexpected color on top and bottom. For a subtler look, layer the Sapphire Spark, Violet Vibe, or Emerald Energy over Black Pulse to add “interest and dimension.” For a brightening effect, apply Sapphire Spark to instantly illuminate eyes.

The Spa Insider’s Lizzy Sherman checks out the Shiseido collection.

The Spa Insider’s Lizzy Sherman checks out the Shiseido collection.

Here’s what you need to know about Shiseido ControlledChaos MascaraInk:

ControlledChaos in Emerald Energy

ControlledChaos in Emerald Energy

Product: Mascara

Inspiration: The rush of people, sound, and light at Ginza Crossing after dark.

Why You’ll Love It: This mascara is a great way to add a pop of color to the lashes while increasing lash volume and length. Its formula is designed to be smudge, clump and flake-resistent for 24 hours.

Colors Available: Black Pulse, Sapphire Spark, Violet Vibe, and Emerald Energy

Where to Get It: Shiseido.com or Sephora


Price: $25

For more information, visit Shiseido.com and follow @Shiseido on Instagram.

[Images courtesy of Shiseido/Jon Hwang]

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Lizzy Sherman is an award-winning digital content writer/editor. She has been a featured guest speaker at Cal State University Northridge, Digital LA and The National Association of Audience Marketing Professionals. When she's not writing, Lizzy enjoys yoga and playing guitar. Follow her on Instagram: @zillizy