My daughter Marky has problems with mascaras irritating her eyes. Most drugstore mascaras smudge, flake and cause a lot of redness. She’s always been interested in trying out some Asian mascaras as they are supposed to be fabulous, so when FairyDrops Scandal Queen became available here she was super excited!
FairyDrops Scandal Queen Mascara was created by Japanese TV Personality Aya Yasuda, and is supposed to give you long, lush doll-like lashes. It contains squalene, jojoba oil, panthenol, hydrolyzed collagen, sodium hyaluronate, which is a lot of moisturizing and conditioning agents for a mascara. FairyDrops Scandal Queen Mascara is a fiber based mascara, meaning it contains little fibers that attach to your lashes to elongate them. It is water and sweat resistant too.
The FairyDrops Scandal Queen brush is really cool with three curves in it. It’s apparently a patented design which is supposed to give length, volume and curl that lasts all day.
FairyDrops Scandal Queen Mascara is thick in consistency and you can see the little fibers on the wand. Call me crazy, but I don’t like coming at my eye with a lot of goopy mascara on a wand, so I wiped a bit off on a tissue first. It goes on very nicely and smoothly without a lot of clumps and is easily buildable, although you can get some lashes sticking together because of the thick formula.
The trick to using FairyDrops Scandal Queen Mascara is to twist the wand as you apply so that you get the curling effect. It does a great job of lengthening and curling as you can see. I wish it was a bit darker of a black as I like mascaras to be really black. It’s not bad at building volume, but again I wish it gave just a bit more of it.
FairyDrops Scandal Queen Mascara lasts all day. I had a tiny bit of flaking, but nothing major. My problem with fiber mascaras including this one is that I find the fibers fall in my eye occasionally throughout the day which bothers me. My daughter has no problems with that.
FairyDrops Scandal Queen Mascara comes off easily with just warm water which is great. Even though I love CoverGirl LashBlast, it can be a pain in the arse to get off.
Would I recommend FairyDrops Scandal Queen Mascara? If you love fiber mascaras, have trouble holding a curl, have smudging problems, and like taking off your mascara with just warm water, then sure. It’s a bit pricey for me, but I’m more of a drugstore mascara kind of girl, although there are a few higher end mascaras that I do like.
Do you use high-end department store mascaras? What’s your favourite?