Before I started blogging, my holy grail mascara has been Benefit’s They’re Real. But then being a mascara, having a life span of 3 months, the inevitable finally happened, it dried out on me and since a single tube costs more than a thousand peso, I went and tried every mascara I encountered with the hopes that I can find a cheaper replacement.
I think I finally did.
I tried searching online, specifically on their website, to get an accurate description of the product and whaddya know, everything’s in Japanese!
The Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara boasts of a ‘curl catch brush‘ that ‘traps generous amount of formula for extra volume‘ with its v-shape. Hmm, I never noted the shape of the wand but let me tell you I wholeheartedly agree with that claim. Whatever science the Japanese has to figure that out I will never know, but it definitely works. I’ve seriously gotten more length and volume from one brush of this mascara alone than when I was using 2 mascaras together. Enough about the brush though.
I’ll get down to the nitty-gritty of this review because that’s what you’re here for right?
First off, the good stuff. The first time I wore it, I was immensely impressed with how it held up my lashes all day long. It was looking like it had extensions on and the volume was way off my usual charts. And, no amount of rubbing at my tired eyes was enough to look like I had a dozen or so sleepless nights. You may fear the dreaded mascara-smudged raccoon eyes, but wait hold up, what raccoon eyes!? Nah. Never happened on this tube’s lifetime.
Okay, so it’s waterproof, smudgeproof… Hmm, what else?
Oh, yeah.. and a PAIN. IN. THE. ASS. TO. REMOVE. I mean it. I’ve tried cleansing oils, micellar waters, paper towelettes. Nothing can take it all off in one go. I have to arm myself with lots of q-tips and use combinations of makeup removers just to get it off my lashes at the end of the day.
Or maybe the makers are pushing us to buy the Heroine’s Make Mascara Remover. Wow, clever business plot you guys have.
So now for an in-action photo. Here we go…
This is the fullest I’ve ever seen my lashes go that it warrants a close-up photo of them while I’m wearing it. I’m not an expert on close-up photos and this is the best capture I have so you’ll have to forgive me.
Thanks to Isehan Heroine Make, my lashes finally gets the length and volume it has been deprived of. Two thumbs up all the way! I will always turn to your products for my lash needs.
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