The Fairydrops Scandal Queen Mascara (£18.50) was one of the last things that I purchased before moving over to NYC after a chance trip to the Oxford Circus Topshop resulted in me having a good ten minutes of browsing fun in the store’s Beauty Mart concession. FYI for those of you UK-based peeps who haven’t been, do, it’s great.
I first read about this mascara a few months ago on Anna’s blog and immediately knew it was something I had to try after seeing how excited she was by its almost superhero-like abilities. Created in Japan – and hailed by locals as one of the best mascaras around – it can be fairly tricky to get hold of, hence my insistence that you y’all head down to Beauty Mart ASAP.
As you can no doubt tell from the ridiculous number of photographs featured above, I was completely head over heels in love with the mascara’s gaudy, girly packaging. It’s unlike any other mascara that I’ve ever owned and, while I’ know you should never judge a book by its cover etc etc, the product’s pretty exterior really make me all the more excited to try it out.
Thankfully, I wasn’t disappointed. While I’m not sure it’s as effective as my beloved Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes, it is seriously great at plumping up my lashes and providing them with an added dose of much-needed volume and length. Personally I found the formula a tiny bit dry, but I could have been giving a bad tube… Who knows!
Either way, I have to say this product has proved a hit with yours truly. The bobbly brush is far easier to use than anticipated, there’s no nasty black fall-out under your eyes at the end of the day and my lashed looked longer, more voluminous and even tad curly which is something I have always sought to achieve.
Definitely one to try out if you’re in need of a mascara switch-up, but want to move onto something that you know will be reliable when it comes to giving your lashes some lovin’.