Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Volumizing Mascara - a Hit and a Miss

Hello,  I picked up the FAIRYDROPS Scandal Queen Mascara after its launch at Sephora about one month ago and I have been wearing it since then.  According to the Sephora's website, it is a volumizing, water and sweat resistant mascara.  It came with a brush so unique,  it is patented in Japan. 

I am always in search for a good volumizing mascara because I have long but skimpy lashes.  I need a gentle formula because I have a lash fall out problem.  I have been really enjoying this mascara, I love how it makes me look like I have faux lashes when I wear it!

Cute design on the tube

It is a twisted brush with tight bristles

Product Breakdown

Color - It only comes in black, an intense black
Formula - It is not only volumizing, but it also lengthens with the help of the tiny fibers.  It is water resistant, so you will need an eye makeup remover that can remove waterproof makeup.  The mascara stays put through my 8 hour work day.  The only negative is its staying power is so good, I have to be careful not to rub too hard to keep my lashes intact when removing the mascara at night.  The formula is made without sulfate, synthetic fragrances and dyes, phthalates, GMOs, and triclosan.  I like that it contains panthenol which can help strengthen my lashes, I need it!
Price - High $24
Repurchase ? - Yes.  I alternate between drug store and high end mascaras, this one will be on my re-purchase list

Now to the miss, I went to Target during the long weekend and purchased the Lavera Intense Volumizing Mascara in black on sale for $15.29.  Lavera is an organic brand from Germany.  I first heard about Lavera from a Youtube video with Lisa Eldridge.  I really wanted to like this mascara because it contains natural ingredients, but it was not volumizing enough for me.  I did not bother taking any photos of it since it was a miss for me.  For reference, I tend to like the heavy spidery lash look because my lashes are so thin and sparse.  For those who like natural looking lashes, this one might be for you. It will give you a light coat of tint on the lashes, good for casual looks.  Even though this mascara did not work for me, I do not mind to try out their other products because I really like the company's principles and ingredient commitment.

What is your favorite volumizing mascara?  Until next post......


  1. i love Fairy Drops! i haven't tried the sephora version but i really really love the original formula that came out first in japan awhile ago. it is seriously the best mascara i've ever used! i love Lisa Eldridge & her tutorials. i always learn so much!

  2. Thanks for the review! The Fairy Drops brush looks like Lancome Hypnose - interesting!

  3. Thanks for the review, it sounds so promising and I'm always on a look out for volumising mascaras!


  4. Thank you for popping by by blog x

    I feel the same about this mascara....it zip zero nothing for me which is a shame because I really wanted to love it!


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