Mascara Monday: FAIRYDROPS Scandal Queen mascara

Yay! It’s an Asian mascara! Nothing makes me more excited that getting the chance to review an Asian mascara. I’ve come across some great ones and I’m glad to see one hit the States. Say hello to this new girl.

Price: $24 (from Sephora and
Packaging (brush wand): 5 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5

What It Claims: “A volumizing, water- and sweat-resistant mascara with a brush so unique it is patented in Japan. This do-it-all mascara is blended with fiber to give you lush, doll-like lashes. The unique brush catches even the tiniest lashes, defines, lengthens, and provides all-day curl.” (source)

The Truth: Yes, yes, yes!! It’s awesome!

What I Loved About It: The packaging is cute, the wand is awesome and it volumizes beautifully.

What I Didn’t Like: Why is with without sulfates, phthalates, GMO and synthetic dyes but not without parabens? Not a REAL reason to dislike it but if you’re going to remove all of those kids, take the parabens with you. Just sayin’…

Overall: I can’t remember who clued me in on this mascara, but I’m glad they did. FAIRYDROPS is a brand that was created by a Japanese TV personality. Aya Yasuda is her name. If you Google her, you’ll end up getting a lot of hits of an Aya Yasuda that is a Japanese luger. Totally opposite of a TV personality so uh…not sure what that’s all about. Either way, who ever Aya is, I am grateful for her and her mascara.

I love the wand on Scandal Queen.

I think wands like this are really just for show. They look pretty but the little indentations on the wand don’t really affect how you apply the mascara. I do love that there isn’t any excess mascara at the end of the wand. Yay for no mascara poop! And if you look closely, you will see tiny fibers on the wand. So yep, it is definitely a fiber mascara. If you know anything about fiber mascaras, you know that they help to elongate lashes by attaching themselves on your lashes. They are non-irritating and easy to remove. I’m a fan of them!

This mascara did not disappoint in the least. From the formula to the the application to the super dark and lush lashes that I got, I was super impressed. It stayed put and I didn’t experience any smudging or flaking. It’s great for those ladies who need something that lasts ALL day. It lengthens beautifully thanks to the fibers and thickens nicely too. It’s the perfect all-in-one. The price is steep but you actually GET what you pay for. And I ain’t mad at that.

Bare Lashes

Lashes with 2 Coats of mascara

Do I recommend it?: Yes! If you don’t mind splurging a bit and want a mascara that’s going to last all day and give you serious results, I’d grab this one.

Anyone try this kid yet? Yay or nay?

  • victoria

    Girl I was SO hoping you would review Scandal Queen! I love how it gives volume and then comes off with warm water. At this point my eyes cannot take anymore tugging with eye makeup remover. It’s great to be able to get a Japanese mascara at Sephora finally.

    I love the packaging. I’ve even heard reviews on YT that say this is as good as “gasp” Lancome mascaras.

    I’ll post here again once I’ve received and tried it!

    • Brittany

      Yessss!! Let me know what you think about it!

  • I agree with you on the paraben thing. What’s up with that?

    I’m a Voluminous fan myself so I doubt I’d switch to something else unless it really wowed me.

    This Fiarydrops seems to lengthen the lashes but doesn’t really thicken them?

    • Brittany

      It didn’t thicken AS much but most fiber mascaras are all about lengthening anyway. And this one does so beautifully.

  • Is it awkward to use the wand because of the shape? Like using it on the bottom lashes.

    • Brittany

      I haven’t tried using it on the bottom lashes. But I would imagine it would be tricky. I didn’t have any issues with using it on the top lashes though. The shape didn’t bother me at all.

  • McKenna

    I loooooove how Japanese makeup has the cutest packaging. 😀

    • Brittany

      Riiiight!! The little things like the packaging make me happy too.

  • Cinnie

    Honestly, compare the price to DiorShow, which was a huge disappointment to me, btw… it’s a leeeetle cheaper, but WORKS? Worth it! Thanks for the review!

    • Brittany

      I was so not a Diorshow fan. But it’s hard to compare them since this is a tubing/fiber mascara and Diorshow is not.

  • Sabrina

    I love the look of this but it doesn’t seem like british girls like myself can buy it anywhere! :(

    • Brittany

      It’s still fairly new so I’m hoping it becomes more widely available for all.

  • Paula

    Could you please do a video review, I would love to see this mascara in action!!!

    • Brittany

      We’ll see. :) Unfortunately, I don’t have time to do a video review for every mascara review. Sowwwieee!

  • Leslie

    Thanks for this… LOVE your site!
    anyhoo… How does this compare to fiberwig? I’m trying to decide between the two on my order from Sephora. They seem similar, but I haven’t been able to find anyone who has tried both and can compare. Help? :)

    • Brittany

      Fiberwig is good too. I think it provides more length whereas Scandal Queen gives you a good amount of volume.

  • Joanna

    I love this mascara! It is up to par with Lancome mascaras, definitely! This and Defencils are both really nice, but with this you get such a darker/deeper black and it is way more glossy! Also, the entire formula is different, it’s like rubber cement almost, it’s not inky/runny at all, which I love. It balls up and rolls away with water, it stays solid instead of running all over your face when it gets wet….

    Love this blog! Off to try Hypnose now….

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