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Hi! I’m Daena. Welcome to my blog. While I could write a long boring intro about who I am and what my blog is about… I’ll save that for another day and get right down to business.
While I’m pretty much obsessed with makeup, my favorite is mascara. Oftentimes mascara is the only makeup item I wear. Being pale, naturally fair-haired (unnaturally rainbow-haired) and light eyed, a bit of mascara can mean the difference between looking normal and having total strangers come up to me and ask if I need to sit down and need a drink of water. (True story.) Without any definition to my face, I can look a wee bit ill. And with my goth days behind me, that’s not a look I’m currently cultivating.
So, mascara to the rescue! I’ve tried so many kinds and am usually disappointed. So around the holiday season when Sephora came out with their “Sephora Favorites Lashstash” that had 10 mascaras to try (including 2 full sized ones!) — well I was all over it! Surely — surely — I could find an amazing mascara with 10 to choose from. And not just 10 mascaras but ones that I had heard really great things about.
Now I have to say, I can be pretty picky about mascara. Just to make things more difficult on myself, I know. Since my lashes are decidedly average, I want a mascara that does everything. I want volume, I want length and I want the mascara to hold a curl. My lashes naturally are very straight and point almost down so I curl the everliving crap out of them before I apply mascara and the last thing I want is for my hard-earned curl to droop.
When I got the Sephora Lashstash in my greedy hands, even the packaging was right up my alley — all pink and glitter and shiny. Definitely appealed to my magpie nature!
But wait… it gets even more shiny…
Inside is a plethora of mascara! The big issue now is — WHICH TO CHOOSE FIRST??? Gahh!!! My eyes are immediately drawn to FAIRYDROPS Scandal Queen mascara. Seriously. Fairy. Drops. Scandal. Queen! In a hot pink tube. Maybe this will be The One. Like the Neo of mascaras that will set my eyelashes free on a magical fairy journey of awesomeness.
I remembered i had read a bit about this mascara at Musings of a Muse. (She’s awesome, go read her blog. No, wait I mean AFTER you read mine, silly!) I rushed off to Sephora to read up a bit more. According to their website, Fairydrops is:
Sounds great, right? It’s also supposed to be a volumizing mascara that is water/sweat resistant and full of fiber. Oh wait… fibers. Uh oh. Fibers in mascara are usually like a one way ticket to Itchy City for my eyes. Suddenly, the FAIRY is sparkling a bit dimmer. But, we’ll crack on anyway. This mascara also has a super spiffy wand that is so spiffy it’s patented in Japan. Let’s take a look!
So now that we’re done oohing and ahhing over the way the mascara looks — how did it work? Let’s see!
End result? I admit my feelings are mixed. I loved the fluttery way my lashes looked. I love that the fibers didn’t irritate my eyes. I loved that the mascara was a nice deep black (and not greyish as so many “black” mascaras are). I love that it didn’t flake or smear even after 12 hours of wear. But I don’t love that it took the curl right out of my lashes, leaving them a bit sad and droopy. So it’s not The One (sorry, Neo). But it’s a mascara that I will use again and work with. I’m thinking that I will revisit this one using a lash primer or a light coat of waterproof mascara under it and see how that works.
Great formula free of a lot of bad stuff that you probably don’t want in your mascara
Gives a nice fluttery look
Easy to remove with my normal facial cleanser
Nice deep black
Adorbs packaging with a spiffy wand (stop saying “spiffy!” UGH!)
Can’t hold a curl for anything
All in all — not bad! I think it is a great mascara — just maybe not for my particular lashes. I give it a B-. Or 7.5 out of 10. Or… well I haven’t settled on a rating system yet — it’s my first post, eh? 7.5 out of 10 zombie kitties? Sound good? Ok then.
You can buy Fairydrops Scandal Queen at Sephora!
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