FAIRYDROPS Scandal Queen Mascara ($24) 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. FAIRYDROPS mascara was created by Japanese TV personality Aya Yasuda. Realizing that the eyes are the secret to making a great impression, she was inspired to create a new mascara wand that is now patented in Japan. The Scandal Queen formula is available exclusively in the U.S.
Fairydrops Scandal Queen mascara is better at lengthening than adding volume. Even though it did add some volume to my lashes, I didn’t notice it as much as I noticed the extra length it added. What lengthens your lashes and adds volume are the fibers/tubes in the mascara. I found it worked best if only 1 or 2 coats was used. Layer on more than that and you’ll get clumps. The formula is just too wet to layer. Because the mascara has a wet formula, it couldn’t hold a curl. The wand is very interesting. I’ve never seen a mascara wand that curved and have 3 bumps before. The design did not help combat the problem of clumping. I think it made it worse. The mascara wand would collect too much mascara. The one major thing I didn’t like about the Fairydrops Scandal Queen mascara is that the fibers/tubes flake off your lashes. By the end of the day I had tiny flakes all over my under eye and some even in my eye! Overall, I don’t think this mascara is all that great. I can find drugstore mascaras that have the fiber/tube formula that work better.
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If you remembered from my last Soy Fashion post, Soy Fashion is an online boutique based out of Southern California. They sell trendy Asian clothing, jewelry, accessories, and beauty products.
Soy Fashion sponsored a few BB Creams for me to try out and review and gave me a coupon code to share with with you guys!
Coupon code: AudreyDao for 10% off your entire purchase!
Check out the reviews for the different BB Creams Soy Fashion sponsored! *picture heavy*
Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream ($29.99 for 50mL) Blemish Balm, also called BB Cream, is known to have been formulated as an after-treatment cream to help patients who have gone through laser skin surgery to soothe and regenerate the skin.
The M Perfect Cover BB Cream gives an even and natural-looking coverage with the soothing, moisturising properties of a cream. It is suitable for all skin types including acne-prone skin, and can be used as a makeup base or foundation.
Finally a BB Cream that comes in a shade for tanned skin! Unlike other BB Creams, Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream has a range of shades. It comes in 4 different shades: #13 Milky Beige, #21 Light Beige, #23 Natural Beige, and #31 Golden Beige. I have #21 and #23. I’m thinking I should have gotten #31 also because I know I will get a tan during summer and #23 will be too light. For now, #23 is perfect for me. #21 is more of a winter shade. #13 is just way too pale for me no matter the season.
Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream has a thick texture that provides a light to medium coverage. It’s thicker than a tinted moisturizer but not quite like full coverage foundation. It’s sort of like a light foundation. I read people had difficulty blending because of the thick texture. I didn’t have any difficulty. I used my fingers to blend so the warmth from my fingers probably melted the cream a bit to make it thinner. It gives your skin a semi-matte finish. I want to say a bit dewy too. When you first apply the BB Cream, you will notice it leaves a grayish cast. Don’t worry. Give the BB Cream about half an hour to oxidize, and the grayish color will disappear. Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream doesn’t have super long lasting powers, but it does last for a good 5-6 hours. I haven’t been using it long enough to determine whether it help better improve my skin so I can’t comment on that. However, I can say I haven’t had a breakout since I started using it. It didn’t irritate my skin either even though there is a fragrance. The BB Cream has a fresh floral scent. It’s not very strong, but it’s there.
The size I have is 50mL and it comes with a pump. I have a love-hate relationship with the pump. Yes, the pump makes for cleaner dispensing, but it makes it difficult to control how much to pump out. You can’t stop mid-pump because it’s too difficult. But I can’t complain too much because one pump is the perfect amount to cover my whole face. A little truly goes a long way. I have a feeling a 50mL tube is going to last me a whole year.
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Model 21 False Eyelash ($5.95 to $8.95) All of our false eyelashes are 100% handmade to exact specifications with sterilized human hair in black or hair-like fiber in dramatic or colored lashes. Each pattern and design is perfectly shaped and arranged to give a striking effect to the fake eyelashes. Whether the look is natural or dramatic wearing eyelash extensions will give you the look you desire.
I love Model 21 False Eyelashes! Not only are they so affordable (you get 10 pairs per box!), but they are very easy to use. The band is thin and flexible so you can mold and bend it to your liking. The lashes also feel very light. You won’t even notice you have them on. There are a lot of different styles to choose from: natural to dramatic to demure and everything in between. The lashes are a tad on the long side so you might need to trim a little bit. You can use the part you cut off for your bottom lashes. I also love that as long as you take care of them and clean them you’ll be able to use them multiple times. I highly recommend Model 21 False Eyelashes.
Koji Eyelash Curler No. 72 ($6) I have found the perfect travel-friendly eyelash curler. Koji Eyelash Curler No. 72 is an eyelash curler you can fold to compact it to a smaller size. It’s absolutely genius! No more trying to find a way to stuff my eyelash curler into my bag. The difference between Koji Eyelash Curler No. 73 and No. 72, besides being able to fold the handles, is the width. No. 73 is 34mm in width while No. 72 is 33mm in width. If you’re worried 33mm is too small, it’s actually the size of most curlers and will fit most eyes. Other than that difference, No. 72 performs just as well as No. 73. No pinching of the lids. No crimped, dented, or bent lashes.