Best Japanese Mascaras

by Reika on May 10, 2011

Japanese drugstore mascaras are simply amazing, they outperform most of the high end mascaras I have used (and trust me I have had my fair share of all the expensive mascaras) at a fraction of the price.  The highlight of my recent trip to Asia was that I was able to get all the Japanese drugstore mascaras on my wish list. Some of them were really hard to find but devotion conquers all :-)

A snap shot of all the mascaras I bought *blushing* – some are my staples and some are new to me.

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I have previously mentioned that the Heroine Make Kiss Me Volume and Curl is my absolute holy grail mascara. They have recently introduced a new version of it called Heroine Make Impact Frame and Curl Mascara and is  supposed to be even better. Is it possible?

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Majolica mascaras have become my staples since I started wearing them, people always ask me ‘are my lashes real?’.

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Kate Mascara Base lifts my dead straight lashes up to the air!  I am already up to my 3rd tube.

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Brow Lash Ex Mascara by Sony CP -  I was determined to get this mascara at all cost since my favorite youtube guru and blogger beautyQQ raves about it. It took me days to find it and I know I paid too much for it.

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Sasatinnie Super Dolly Powerful Mascara – I wasn’t planning to buy this, but I gave in after I was told by the shop girl this is best selling mascara in Sasa and I was blown away by the dramatic effect after I tried the tester.

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Fairy Drops Volumising Mascara – All the good reviews amongst the Asian beauty bloggers have me really wanting to try this out!  I just started using it recently, review is coming up this week.

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FYI I paid less than AUD $10 for the above mascara,s except for the brow lash Ex.

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onlyfr33b33 May 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm

One of the things on my list when I get back to Los Angeles is the Kiss Me Heroine Mascara. I’ve also heard great things about the eyeliner. I’m getting tired of Covergirl Lash Blast and other drugstore mascaras…

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Reika May 10, 2011 at 11:57 pm

It is the best for asian lashes isn’t it :-)
I have tried kiss me eyeliner..I didn’t like it..I much prefer the dollywink eyeliner.

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Bini May 14, 2011 at 5:57 am

So interested in trying majolica. It’s by shiseido

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Reika May 14, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Yeh..they are the best! But very very hard to get them removed..

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yen May 20, 2013 at 3:11 pm

You try Sephora long wear eye renove.. It will you this problem

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Janet May 14, 2011 at 10:27 am

I love Japanese mascaras too! I used to buy the pink Fairydrops from Sasa but they don’t seem to stock it anymore. Where did you get that one? (I’m from Sydney too :) )

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Reika May 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Hullo Janet, nice to know you are from Sydney too :-)
I got mine from Taiwan, I have also seen this one in Aka..you know the Jap cosmetic shop in chinatown..quite overpriced though..

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Jade May 24, 2011 at 4:02 am

I’ve got some Kiss Me Heroine mascara on order, can’t remember if I ordered length or volume hehe ooops

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mulberrytea July 29, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Kiss Me Heroine Make mascaras are my absolute favorite! I’m glad to hear you’re another fan :)

I bought the Impact Frame mascara right after it was released in February, but I haven’t had a chance to try it yet. Did you happen to do a review for it yet?

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Reika July 30, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I haven’t started using it yet..as I have too many mascaras to go through..
The bad news is so far the reviews I have heard is not sooo good..

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mulberrytea August 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I heard the same thing, that it’s not nearly as good as the originals. Cross your fingers!

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Lily April 9, 2012 at 4:24 am

I live in Canada where can you get those mascaras!?! D:

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Anna September 23, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Hi I’m from Sydney too!! I would like to know where you buy your stuff online? :)

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Annie October 6, 2012 at 11:06 am

Reading your post tempts me to try jap brands. Which ones would you recommend? :) )))))

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yen May 20, 2013 at 2:58 pm

I am living in California..
I wanna buy lash sculture Mascara and Kiss me cream eyeliner

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