November 25, 2013

My Favorite Fiber Mascara: Dolly Wink Long Mascara [REVIEW]


I have wanted Dolly Wink's Long Mascara for an insanely long time.  When Eki reviewed this on her blog over two years ago, I knew I wanted it--but unfortunately American-based Asian cosmetic retailers don't carry it (not even Pretty&Cute, though they have the "Volume" version of it).

So I bit the bullet and ordered it from Sasa, and it took around a month to get here.

Here are the official details on Dolly Wink Long Mascara, via Sasa.com:

Koji DOLLY WINK Long Mascara (Black) has a waterproof formula, it can maintain long lasting and will not blooming. Containing curl stereotypes polymer, which can help your eyelashes extend upwards and provide you a curled eyelashes. And your eyelashes look long and three dimensional.  Price: $16.80.

How Koji Dolly Wink Long Mascara Works


Dolly Wink Long Mascara comes in a cylindrical tube that's uber girly (it is a gyaru brand, after all), with a thin mascara wand which picks up all of the fibers, making it easy to work into short eyelashes.

Now, if you're not familiar with fiber mascara, think of wet mascara but with the addition of minuscule fibers.  The idea is that if you comb it through your brows, the mascara formula helps "attach" the fibers to your natural eyelash hairs, extending your eyelashes and creating a longer, fuller look without the use of false eyelashes.


Unlike most fiber mascaras I've used in the past, Dolly Wink Long Mascara is a very wet formula--which isn't so bad because it feels like it attaches more fibers to my eyelashes.  On the downside, though, that means a higher risk of smudging while applying it; it dries quickly though.

Dolly Wink Long Mascara on top and bottom lashes.  Keep in mind I am wearing falsies, but you can see the lengthening effect on my bottom lashes.

To coat your lashes and create volume, it's best to use the entire mascara wand--work it into the roots of your lashes first for the best effect.  If you want to attach the individual fibers to your lashes for a longer look, though, turn the wand sideways and use the point to comb through your eyebrow hairs.  

Most of the fibers stick out on the edge of the wand, so you'll get better coverage this way.

How Dolly Wink Long Mascara Performs


Overall, I like it...kind of.

While this mascara definitely adds length, in turn it's not easy to apply (again, blaming the wet formula here) and clumps easily.  Now, understandably fiber mascaras have a reputation for clumping a lot, but even this clumps way more than I would like.


On the upside, though, compared to other fiber mascaras you truly get a nice lengthening effect; my lashes don't just look voluminous, they look long.  Better yet, it stays all day even in the worst of weather conditions, so it truly is waterproof.

Removal is easy too: A splash of warm water and some gentle wiping remove the fibers quickly.

How I like to use it: Personally, I prefer to use Dolly Wink Long Mascara for lengthening my bottom eyelashes only.  For my top lashes, I go with a regular volumizing mascara, such as The Rocket Mascara by Maybelline.

PRICE: $16.80
AVAILABILITY: Sasa.com, other online retailers
THE GOOD: Helps lengthen lashes and stays put for a full 12 hours.
THE BAD: Clumps easily; can smudge during application.
GRADE: B+

XOXO,

Minsooky

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