Remember what my Secret Santa gave me during Christmas? Yup, I'm talking about the Kiss Me Heroine Make Long&Curl mascara set. It took me a lot of willpower to finish up the previous mascara (L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes) before I began using Kiss Me Heroine Made mascara. And boy oh boy, this Japanese mascara ain't playin'. It is the real deal. I'm talking about non-smudging waterproof mascara in its finest.
How can I begin with this review? Let's start with the packaging:
|Kiss Me Heroine Make Long&Curl Mascara set|
It contains a mascara remover (left) and a mascara (right)
While you can get the mascara by itself, the set does not cost a lot more and you get a mascara remover. Believe me, you are going to need it!
|(Top-bottom): Heroine Make mascara remover and Long&Curl mascara|
The design has a retro feeling
|Heroine Make Long&Curl mascara by itself|
|The curved mascara wand is small and thin. It can reach to the corners of your eyes while the middle part gives your lashes a lift.|
|Heroine Make mascara remover|
|The wand has ridges to get into the lashes and soak it with the liquid mascara remover|
At first, when I opened the tube of mascara, the liquid was thin and took a while to dry. However, after a week or so into using, the juice began to thicken and this is when the mascara started to become really good. The thin brush is small enough to get into the corners while the curvy part gives a lift to the middle part of the lash line. I can turn it curvy side up to add an extra lift while zig-zagging the wand from root to end.
As the name indicated, this is not a volumizing mascara. When I started using it, the juice was so thin that I barely saw any differences, except for one thing: my lashes became really long! After a reader informed me that the Hard Candy lash primer works well with nylon bristled mascara, I gave it a try with Long&Curl and oh my! Just take a look at the pictures below, I used 2 coats of mascara after the deed and my lashes actually touched my eyelids!
|My sad lashes are not sad anymore. They are visible now :)|
|I mean, look at the length and the lift. Amazing, right?|
|Sideway shot: Ahmazin'!|
Now, here comes a tiny problem that makes me feel really bad for writing this review: if you live outside of certain Asian countries, you can't buy this mascara. I know, I know. I'm in the same boat here. So far, I haven't found it in Vietnam and I really love it. My friend and Secret Santa Dreezy sent this set to me from Singapore and I believe it's also available in Japan and Taiwan.
Regarding the remover: unless you have some eye makeup removers called Clinique Take the day Off or Lancome BiFacil, you are better off with buying the mascara and remover set. Ye ole watery eye makeup remover would not do. That's how tough this mascara is. With the remover, I comb the lashes with the applicator and leave it for 3 minutes. Then, I wipe everything off with a wet baby wipe. Everything came off but guess what? The curl is still there!
|Cautions and ingredients|
You can get the mascara by itself at Sasa.com for $12 USD and the mascara remover for $10.10 USD. If you want to skimp, you can use olive oil to remove this mascara instead. It works, too!
So, what do you think about it? Please let me know in the comment section.
Disclaimer: I received the products as a gift. Also, I am not affiliated with Sasa. The opinions in this review are my own and they truly reflect my experience with these products.
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