Let me start by saying that I wear rigid gas-permeable (hard) contact lenses. Loved the mascara, BUT it contains fibers, which I was not aware of when I purchased it. Wore it four times, and always had the sensation that I had something in my eye(s), which was the tiny fibers getting trapped under my lenses. Apart from that, this is a great mascara. It curled well, was nice and dark in color, lengthened and thickened, and I really liked the unique brush. If you can wear a mascara with fibers, definitely give this one a try.
I heard about this mascara coming to Sephora and a makeup guru. I was expecting this mascara to be my new HG mascara. I bought it for 2 reasons, the packaging is just to pretty to pass up and I heard it was water resistant. I was expecting it to hold a curl, not as strong of a curl as waterproof does but I was expecting it to do anything other than extremely droopy lashes. I was very wrong, this mascara did not hold a curl at all. I think I would be better off just buying a non waterproof mascara because it does the same thing to my lashes. The application isn't amazing either, the mascara is way to wet and my lashes just clump together and not to say it gets messy when I apply it. But just because it doesn't work for me doesn't mean it won't work for someone else. My friend tried mine out when we were about to head out to a party, and it made her lashes look amazing.
My first purchase in a non-drugstore mascara and it was $28 CAD+ tax. I did extensive research before buying it to make sure I really wanted it and that it would be the ultimate HG at this price. The packaging is the most eye catching ever, gold with pink designs and the brush is bent with 3 round balls. It is a fiber mascara that is water-resistant and has 5 kinds of treatment (says on box). My lashes are a decent length, not really short. I heard so much hype on how this mascara holds a curl forever and that it your lashes would really stand out but in a more natural way. What I hated was that my lashes were droopy by the end of the day loosing it's curl. Not to mention, this mascara is SUPER flakey! I wear contacts and noticed my eye irritated, I looked in the mirror and there were tiny black fibers in and around my eye area. It was horrible and it scared me. It wasn't like I rubbing or even touched my eye area. This mascara has a lots of fibers that easily flake off when it dries. No wonder, that one time at the end of the day I checked the mascara and it looked like I didn't use any. It had flaked all off and around my face. I had tiny black fibers all around my eye area. It did look better then if it were raccoon eyes, but you don't want to get this stuff in your eyes. I've used this for 2 weeks hoping to like it. But there is no hope. Thank goodness for Sephora's great return policy. I'd be out $30+. I doubt I'll ever spend more than $15 for mascara ever again.
I purchased this mascara for 3 reasons; (1) the packaging is amazing, (2) the brush is incredibly unique, and (3) I had read recently in some magazine that this mascara is supposed to be amazing. To my disbelief it was far from amazing. I tried it for a few days although on the first day I knew I didn't like it. But I know that some mascaras take a little bit to "grow" on you, so to speak. But I ended up returning this to Sephora because it did not do any better of a job than the L'oreal Beauty Tubes Mascara and also because I think this mascara was making my eyelashes fall out and eyes burn. Such a weird thing to happen since I never have negative reactions to mascaras even though I wear contacts. Trust me, if you are looking for a high end mascara go with the new Urban Decay with last serum in it. Similar brush, somewhat cheaper, and (in my opinion!) 100 times better. If you don't want to spend $20+ on a mascara, L'oreal Beauty Tubes Mascara is a LIFE SAVER.
a couple of points
- has fibers
- i like that this brush doesn't clump as much by grabbing too much mascara.
- it really does help curl
- when dry and you touch it, you can feel it's tougher feeling, not soft.
- HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to girls with STRAIGHT LASHES.
Hmmm...If you are going to use this as your regular mascara, it's honestly not that great. Over-hyped and under delivered. Not much volume or length. I don't use it for that though. I apply my regular mascara (MUF lash fibers base and either Voluminous or Lancome), then I TOP it off with a coat of this stuff. I use it as a sealer. It doesn't smudge or wipe off so it protects the lashes I've created basically. When I remove- I use warm water to slide away the Fairydrop tubes and then use mascara remover for the rest. Kind of a pain- but I know if I use this stuff as my final step my lashes will maintain their curl and fullness all day. I'm still not certain if I will repurchase this. I may try another tubing mascara that really does thicken and lengthen. I'll update if I find a better one!
***Eh. I am editing my review a month later. This stuff made my lashes fall out and I was very sad about it. This mascara is in the trash now :(
Review based on using this mascara twice so far.
I have fairly sparse short to medium length lashes and this mascara does make them look really long but not that much volume to be had (although I don't care about volume).
Application that works for me:
Wiggle onto lashes let dry for a sec then apply a second coat. Once dry I gently use a heated eyelash curler and press gently against middle and tips of lashes and it sets the mascara all day. No droop, which I usually get with mascaras.
For super duper dramatic lashes I put two coats of Rimmel Lash Accelerator, let dry then do a coat or two of Fairy Drops. Looks dramatic without the Tammy Faye effect.
Trick to remove quickly and easily:
Splash warm water on eyes as you would to wash them and place your index fingers horizontally along lashes using a bit of pressure then repeat. Hope this helps those who seem to have a difficult time getting it off.
This mascara is good, but not as good as others I have used. On my short, stick-straight Asian lashes, it does a fair to good job of holding curl, which is the most important aspect of a mascara for me. It is not the best at it, as I think it tends to weigh my lashes down a bit, but it definitely holds curl better than many other highend or drugstore mascaras I've used. Furthermore, does a good job of thickening the lashes and does not budge at all. The packaging is also cute and I like the curved, wavy wand with the natural (not plastic) bristles. The unique shape allows for even and complete mascara application to all your lashes, even the inner and outer ones. These qualities earned the mascara the three lippies.
However, I think this mascara has quite a few downsides, and they are important enough that odds are I would never purchase this again. First off, it is quite clumpy so if you are not careful you will definitely end up with spider lashes. Not sexy. Second, it takes FOREVER to remove. The only other mascara that has been this tough for me to remove as Fairydrops is Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus, which works well enough that I am able to look past that with that one--but not with Fairydrops. Third, although it contains fibers, it doesn't seem to lengthen my lashes at all. Finally, it is very expensive for how it performs--I'd much rather pay less for my cheaper HG-Tarte LCS or a little more for my h/e HG, Diorshow Extase. I wouldn't recommend this, it's not anything special and it's overpriced.
I really like this mascara a lot --- and for the reasons that others have stated. I have dark, straight lashes, and they are neither full nor plentiful, unfortunately. This mascara makes my lashes darker, fuller, and longer, but the really remarkable thing is that they curl my lashes --- and I don't have to use a curler. Amazing! I just follow the directions, pushing my lashes gently against the brush to "hold the curl", after applying a coat. One interesting thing about these mascaras that come off with water -- is the severity of the message that you need to replace them. With both this one and the Fiberwig, I'll use the mascaras happily for about 2-3 months, and JUST when I think "I wonder if it's time to throw these out", my eye will hurt like hell one day and that's it - flakes in the eye means it doesn't work like it was fresh. Duh. Overall, Fairydrops is a really good product that I will look forward to using again in the future!
I think the best part about this mascara is the fact that it is water resistant, but still removes so easily. I rarely use waterproof mascaras because I dislike how difficult it is to remove them, which ultimately puts alot of wear and tear on my lashes. And tubing mascaras just don't provide the amount of volume and length I look for in a mascara. But this is like a marriage between the two genres, and it's a very good mascara.
I had to try this to feed my mascara addiction, and I'm glad I did. It's great for the summer when my makeup tends to need a little more wearlength than usual. The curved, bubble shaped brush is odd and I can't see exactly how it helps apply the mascara any differently than any other curved brush. But it does deposit without a lot of clumping or hassle, and I don't need more than three coats to get the job done (usually I'm a lots-of-layers type). There is some clumping, but it's more like a thick appearance at the base of my lashes rather than a true globby mascara type of clumping.
There's a disappointing amount of length given that this is a fibre formula. It really only gives an average amount of lengthening and volume. However, the deep, rich color is fantastic and it does hold a curl really well. Plus there's absolutely no transfer, smudging, or flaking. My lashes stay very soft too. None of the brittle or stiff feeling that many waterproof/water-resistant formulas offer.
Best of all it washes off so easily. I don't need a separate makeup remover at all, just my regular facial cleanser or a few splashes or warm water. The formula just sort of dissolves into tiny pieces and rinses away completely. No unnecessary tugging or wiping.
I'll wear this alot during the hot weather, but I'll go back to my usual Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill as soon as Summer is over. This just doesn't look as beautiful and dramatic as my GA mascara and I really prefer a much more false lash effect,