Best Japanese Mascaras

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.


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?


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

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…


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.


Bini May 14, 2011 at 5:57 am

So interested in trying majolica. It’s by shiseido


Reika May 14, 2011 at 12:36 pm

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


yen May 20, 2013 at 3:11 pm

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


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 :))


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 know the Jap cosmetic shop in chinatown..quite overpriced though..


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


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?


Reika July 30, 2011 at 2:52 pm

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


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!


Lily April 9, 2012 at 4:24 am

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


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? 🙂


Annie October 6, 2012 at 11:06 am

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


yen May 20, 2013 at 2:58 pm

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


Tammie Gibson November 19, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Can anyone help me? I quit wearing makeup for awhile but am starting back up. I used to buy a Japanese manufactured mascara at Ulta, but can’t remember the name. It came in a soft squeezable silver tube. It was not waterproof and if you can give me the name it would really help. Thanks, tg


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