I own some pretty impressive mascaras, but every once in a while—one comes along that could cause a RED ALERT. I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I bought this new Japanese mascara from Sephora, it’s called FAIRYDROPS Scandal Queen Mascara, and scandalous it is!
The box reads:
Japan’s best-selling Fairydrops mascara was created by Japanese TV personality, Aya Yasuda. Realizing that the eyes are the secret to making a great impression, she was inspired to create a new wand. The result is so unique, it’s patented in Japan! You now hold the key to having long, lush, and fabulous lashes!
- 5 kinds of treatment essences: squalane, jojoba seed oil, panthenol, hydrolized collagen, sodium hyaluronate
- Fiber & volume-increasing wax creates extra-long, luxurious, and defined lashes without clumps
- Rich film & curl-keep polymer keeps lashes curled all day long
- Water-resistant film formula won’t smudge—easily removed with warm water
Okay—so let’s get to it. This mascara is NO JOKE. When it comes to the formula itself, I find it to be perfectly moist; it’s neither too wet or too dry. There are fibers in this one that create fan-tabulous length, but I didn’t have a problem with wearing those fibers on my cheeks by the end of the day. In the thickening department, it’s just okay—I don’t think that’s this mascara’s strong-point. Where it completely rocks is in it’s abilities to lengthen and curl. Hands down, this is the BEST curling mascara I have used to date. It even beats the newest one from Urban Decay. (Sorry Urban Decay, you know I still have tons of crazy love for you!)
See what I mean? And it didn’t take much effort to achieve that, it’s just three quick swipes on top, and one on the bottom lashes. What I find kind of weird though is how this is a “water-resistant” mascara, yet you can remove it with warm water. Thankfully, I haven’t had much reason to cry—but I have had watery eyes due to a cold, and it hasn’t run on me yet. But honestly, I’ve tried the warm water thing, and it just didn’t do the trick for me. Good old Lancome Bi-Facil or DHC Cleansing Oil are my choices for removing eye makeup, and both work great for it. I’m pretty sure that whatever eye makeup remover you use is sufficient for this—because even though it stays on all day for me, it’s not like it’s bulletproof when it comes to removal time.
If you have short, stubby lashes that refuse to curl and you need some length, I would try this one out! It’s not exactly my favorite in the thickening department, but I do deem it Holy Grail worthy in the curling and lengthening sector!
Availability: Sephora, sephora.com; $24