Sometimes buying beauty goodies in the UK, and in particular in Scotland, it can feel like you’re missing out. When I’m buying something new, I tend to like to play with it before paying for it. Obviously with some brands this isn’t possible, but when I laid eyes on tubes of Fairydrops mascara the last time I was in Selfridges I couldn’t resist.
I feel like Fairydrops mascaras were everywhere a couple of years ago, and then just kind of disappeared, so I was seriously pleased to see them in store. First off, they’re gorgeous – shiny pink tubes doodled with the logo, this isn’t a product which you’re going to loose to the bottom of your makeup bag.
The mascara lives up to the glorious packaging – it’s black, lengthening and curling i.e. everything I’m looking for in a mascara. Since I’m generally pretty light on the makeup, I don’t feel like having big black chunky lashes is a great look, so I’m always on the lookout for mascaras which improve my lashes while looking (relatively) natural.
I’d say the effect is a ramped-up version of the Glossier Lash Slick (review here). Fairydrops is a little darker, a little more dramatic. The mascara itself won’t damage lashes, and is enriched with squalene, jojoba oil, panthenol, hydrolysed collagen and moisturising hyaluronic acid to condition the look of lashes – so you don’t get that scratchy eye feeling after a long day. It wears well too – I’ve had it on during rain showers and spin classes, and even after the rest of my makeup has worn away, my Fairydrops lashes are still looking fresh.