As a makeup artist that specialises in Bridal makeup design, an absolute essential for me is a high performance mascara. Said mascara needs to be waterproof, treat the lashes throughout wear, add volume and curl and also, be a gorgeously dark black to really dramatise those peepers. Just when I thought I was probably asking for too much from one little mascara, I came across the oh-so-cute and quirky Fairdrops Scandal Queen mascara which promised to deliver all that I was asking for.
The mascara, which descends from Tokyo, was born when Japanese celebrity Aya Yasude started customising her own mascara wands to give her the wow-eye-look for her frequent TV appearances. The gorgeous three-curved bobble brush is said to lengthen, lift, curl and plump each individual eyelash.
I added it straight to my basket and awaited its arrival. As a professional makeup artist, I don’t let any products get within an inch of my pro kit until I’ve fully road-tested them myself, and given that my eyes can be exceptionally watery and irritated at times, I knew I would be the perfect candidate to test this mascara.
First of all, here’s what the product features:
- Enhanced film and curl-keep polymer keeps even the most stubborn straight lashes curled all day long
- Fiber and volume-increasing wax creates extra-long, luxurious and defined lashes without clumps
- Waterproof formula that won’t smudge or flake
So, lets talk about the gorgeous packaging first. Whimsical white designs adorn the beautiful rose golden tube that houses the mascara, and the box it comes in is also a bit of a spectacle too. I love Japanese beauty products and their packaging, they just seem to get it so right every time, and if you’ve ever delved into the world of Japanese beauty before, you’ll know that their formulas are always spot on too.
The formula is beautiful to use, luxuriously glossy and black, it coated my lashes in mere seconds – which sometimes isn’t easy if I haven’t kept up with my tinting regime and let the blonde lashes surface. The wand worked a treat nestling into my lash line easily thanks to its curved design, and pulled my lashes upwards adding curl and volume in one. The formula isn’t particularly wet, but doesn’t feel dry or flaky what so ever – it’s extremely comfortable to use and dries on the lashes within seconds. Say goodbye to the sneeze-and-transfer dilemma that happens frequently after mascara application!
I was pleased to say that despite the windy day threatening to send my mascara into meltdown as my eyes streamed terribly, it just did not budge. No flaking, no smudging…nothing.
At the end of the day, I removed my mascara with the Garnier Micellar Water on a cotton pad, and it came off without much protest at all leaving my eyes fresh and makeup-free once again.
Needless to say, this little wonder product made it straight to my pro kit and has been one of two mascaras that I frequently recommend to clients and friends alike. I’ve also used the regular, non-waterproof formula and have found that to be equally as brilliant. But when it comes to bridal makeup, I know this little beauty won’t let me down.
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