I’ve been wanting to try the Fairy Drops mascara from Sephora, but I could never just the $29 price tag. However, when I was in Hong Kong, I came across a selection of Fairy Drops mascara and I randomly chose one to try, without reading the description since I couldn’t read Japanese. The mascara in Hong Kong is significantly cheaper, and I paid approximately $13 for it. The brand, Fairy Drops, was created by a Japanese TV personality called Aya Yasuda. The brush of the mascara wand is patented in US and Japan. It was designed in a way where each root of the eyelashes will be coated.
There are several types of mascara of the Fairy Drops line, and I got the Platinum Mascara Film Type. This mascara contains 5 types of essences that nourish the eyelashes:
The packaging is slightly different than the mascara at Sephora, and I think the formula of the mascara is different as well.
- 【Hydrolyzed Collagen】acts as a humectant.
- 【Squalane】softens, moisturizes and hydrates.
- 【Sodium Hyaluronate】strongly hydrates.
- 【Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil】nourishes and hydrates.
- 【Panthenol】helps eyelashes retain moisture, adding volume and reducing split-ends.
The brush is kind of like a pea pod and meant to coat your lashes evenly. It does easily coat the lashes, but sometimes more product will be stuck on certain parts of the brush, and I end up getting more mascara on my lashes than I intend to. Hence, I’ll have to use a comb or reapply the mascara. The wand gets easier to manipulate after a couple of practices.
After wearing the Fairy Drops mascara for over 10 hours, it doesn’t appear to smudge (if it did, it was not noticeable.) Because my eyelids tend to fold over my eyelashes, my lashes tend to be straight rather than keep a curl. After 12 hours+ of wearing this mascara, my outer lashes are still curled and the middle part of my lashes have flattened slightly. Nevertheless, the hold of this mascara is better compared to more expensive ones I have tried.
This mascara did a great job of lengthening and it opened the look of my eyes. It also separated out the lashes evenly if the product is applied properly- by layering the mascara at the root of the lashes and gently apply it to the top when you brush up (my method.) The downside is the lack of volume which is what I wanted.
This version of Fairy Drops mascara cannot be found in your typical cosmetic store- it will most likely be in store specializing in Asian cosmetics, otherwise, you can order online at sasa.com.
Has anyone tried the Sephora version of this?