I’ve had disappointing experiences before with Fairydrops mascaras, but this one–Scandal Queen Waterproof Mascara–came highly recommended by my friend. When she gave me this as a gift, I was cautiously optimistic.
My issues with the other ones I’d tried (regular Scandal Queen and the Platinum Film Type) was that they didn’t hold a curl. I was pleasantly surprised then when this mascara managed to hold the curl and make it last all day–and I have heavily hooded lids! (My friend swears she doesn’t even need a lash curler. I have stick straight lashes that point downward, so I haven’t tried skipping the curler.)
The formula has fibers for additional length, and sometimes I’ll randomly get a fiber perched delicately at the end of a lash, giving me extra long lashes here and there. I think it helps to brush the wand through slowly and lightly, but I’m not sure. I won’t pretend that I’ve mastered how to place the fibers where I want them.
I’ve been alternating between this mascara and the Kiss Me Heroine Make Long & Curl. Both hold a curl exceptionally well (Long & Curl has a marginally stiffer hold), but the Fairydrops is better at volumizing.
Volume is one of my main issues with Long & Curl: it defines and slightly lengthens my lashes but offers no volume, so my lashes look like skinny little sticks.
And here’s a photo where I raised my hooded eyelids as high as they go (don’t laugh) so you can see how lifted my lashes are.
Pros: Great mix of length, volume, and curl-holding power. So good that I added it to my list of Best Curl-Holding Mascaras for Asian hooded eyes.
Cons: Large brush can gather too much formula and can make applying to lower lashes tricky.