Monday, March 30, 2015

Review: Fairy Drops Volume Burst Mascara.

I recently got an email from Ampersand (she of the Asian sunscreen recs) and she was raving about a mascara she'd just bought, Fairy Drops Volume Burst Mascara:

Immediate length- but with tons of volume- a feathery fringe, and it is absolutely hands down the easiest mascara I've ever used.  Putting it on is like living in a mascara commercial.  Or like using Fairy Drops I guess.  

I won't rave like a lunatic, just get it. 

I mean, duh, of course I did. It was in my Amazon cart immediately and it arrived last week. Now, I've already explained that I have a...problem with mascara. I am kind of inept at applying it (plus I have hooded eyelids and short, straight lashes. The total sad package!) so I was pretty sure it wasn't going to be the easiest I'd ever used because there is no such thing as easy mascara when you're me. I will say right off the bat that it was the cutest mascara I've ever bought:

Fairy Drops Volume Burst Mascara

The package states that it was "created by a TV caster. Look like a Brilliant Sexy Hollywood Star!!" I mean, who wouldn't want that? Nobody, that's who. I opened it up and this is what the brush looks like:

Eep. That looks advanced. This mascara is quite a thing - fancy curvy brush, fiber bits, waterproof, bursts of volume, what can't it do? I've used it a few times and I have to admit,  I am impressed. For me this is a two-coat mascara. I didn't get crazy volume from the first coat, but after two it looks pretty fantastic. The fibers make it super lengthening and I was left with fluttery long lashes that stayed that way all day. Here is a truly terrible photo:

I am the worst at taking mascara pictures and this doesn't look very impressive, but I promise Fairy Drops Volume Burst Mascara is really nice stuff. I haven't had any issues getting it off and my contacts don't seem to mind the fiber bits. It's not the cheapest mascara but I'm really happy with it.

Of course, my mascara obsession is never satisfied. I've been hearing a lot about Maybelline Lash Sensational so that'll probably be my next purchase. I am also super intrigued by Shiseido Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Mascara, though the brush-comb thing looks Very Advanced. 

Have you tried any fantastic mascaras lately? Please, feed my obsession, by all means. 


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  2. Lancome Definicils! I've been using it for >10 years and it's the only fancy beauty product I buy (i.e. not from target).

  3. It's So BIG Volumizing Mascara by Elizabeth Mott. I buy it on Amazon. I've tried sooooo many mascaras (but not Fairy Drops, which I'm going to try), and nothing ever works as well for me.

  4. Bad Gal by Benefit with a coat of Maybelline Lash Blast Fusion waterproof on top. Maybe a bit high maintenance, but it makes my short, stumpy, straight lashes look great. I put waterproof on top so it won't bother my contacts :)

  5. Hey! Ampersand here :) Just back! And had to comment on the post before other musings!

    I have 2 more recs/comments- the Deja Vu Fibrewig is really great as well- with one caveat- (I have fine, silky lashes, so this often is the case for me) it helps tremendously if lashes have the teensiest bit of powder on them. Whenever I have trouble with a mascara, I do that, and it makes life much easier.
    Next: I haven't tried it but there are raves about some Sephora mascara? Let me go look:
    "Outrageous Curl" Sephora Brand. That's it. Try it! Let us know!

    Finally- that Majolica Majorca Edge Master thing? I bought it twice- once in black, total fail. Really messy, hard to use that comb thing. (I am also very inept at mascara application; I get it all over, because of the shape of my eyes/shape of wand etc)
    I bought it again in dark green- because they do that here, and because I'm an easy target for these things. Slightly better formula, but still, nothing special apart the color. I use it to add touches of color to my already-done FairyDrops/FibreWigged lashes when it amuses me. My point is; I wouldn't bother, probably.
    (Also, for mascara/eyelash photos- try from the side, and from the top, with mirror angles)
    A bientot!

  6. MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Extravagant Mascara...really love this stuff!

  7. I will second the Elizabeth Mott recommendation. It is VERY good.