RRP: $15.70 US (Sa.Sa: $11.70)
Country of origin: Japan
Size: 6 mL
... It helps if you can read Japanese (I don't understand a single word)
The illustrations were helpful enough
Cute packaging for the win - love the crown and the lilac tube
According to what is written on Sa.Sa:
Kiss Me Heroine Make Mascara Remover is the perfect complement to the Heroine Make mascara, this innovative mascara remover features a special wand that brushes on mascara remover directly on lashes, melting away all traces of mascara, ready to be wiped off with cotton wool with minimal rubbing and tugging on the delicate eye zone. The perfect addition to any makeup and travel kit.
I hadn't known about this product before I decided to purchase it and I didn't bother searching for reviews of this. What I read on Sa.Sa convinced me enough to add this to my cart because well... it sounded promising. I hadn't tried any Kiss Me Heroine Make products before but I've heard a lot about their eyeliners and mascaras. Good things mostly.
It's like a mascara wand without bristles, just ridges
How to use:
Apply suitable amount from the root of eyelashes. Wait for 2-3 minutes. Use cotton to remove the liquid.
A 'swatch' of the liquid in the tube
I am going to show you a demo of this mascara remover doing its thing using non-waterproof mascara on one eye and waterproof mascara on the other.
Left: Paul & Joe Waterproof mascara
Right: Nutrimetics Lash Lighting Mascara (non-waterproof)
Starting with the non-waterproof one because haha, the result is really no surprise.
Excuse my dodgy cropping. It's making the whole gif look like it's jumping all over the place.
So obviously when there is liquid coming in contact with non-waterproof mascara, the mascara would transfer onto the bottom on my lash line regardless of whether it is meant to remove it or not.
I Waited for 2-3 minutes as instructed and then used a cotton pad to remove the mascara...
Verdict: Works perfectly on regular mascara. No residue and no vigorous rubbing required!
Now onto the test that matters more - the waterproof mascara test!
To really test this I thought I'd pack on the mascara to make it all spidery and clumpy... *cringes* Not a pretty sight but I wanted to see how well this mascara remover could... remove my mascara even when it is applied thickly.
As soon as I saw that the waterproof mascara transferred onto the bottom of my eye... I knew that this mascara remover was doing its job well. However I was still sceptical as to whether or not my mascara could be fully removed without the help of an additional makeup remover.
And ta-da, more rubbing was required to remove this compared to the non-waterproof one but in the end I got the same result. I reckon that more rubbing was required only because I had applied my mascara very thickly with clumps. Normally I wouldn't do this, hence it's likely that it wouldn't require as much effort to remove. If that makes sense... but yeah. This mascara remover worked very well on waterproof mascara!
The description doesn't claim to do this but I am still willing to try this mascara remover on... eyelash glue while wearing false lashes! Even with eye makeup remover I still find myself pulling and tugging on my falsies that persistently remain stuck to my real lashes. Removing false eyelashes is a pain, literally.
Pros (+) and cons (-):
+ Does what it claims
+ Quick and easy to use
+ Suitable for all skin types
+ Travel friendly
+ Fragrance free
+ For all types of mascaras
+ Doubles as an eye makeup remover
+ Pretty packaging
+ Decent price
- Small volume of product, could be more
- Not readily available in stores/Australia
I would definitely recommend this product but as for repurchasing... hmm possibly :) Believe it or not, I don't wear mascara that often and if I do wear it I am more likely to choose the non-waterproof one because it is less of a hassle to take off. And I hate rubbing too much around my eyes because I have sensitive skin and I have a delicate eye area. Having this mascara remover isn't a necessity as water with and without soap removes non-waterproof just as well. Though this does help with removing waterproof and fibre mascaras immensely :D
Thanks for reading my review and putting up with my makeup-less eyes. Since I've already shown no makeup eyes, I think it's suitable for me to show my most recent makeup-less self-shot with my cat~
Coco my cat, he loves laying on my bed. So I decided to join him and snap a pic
My eyes look super chinky
Questjen of the week:
Do you have a hard time removing your mascara?
Or do you currently use a really good eye makeup remover to remove the stubborn mascara?
Kiss Me Heroine Make Mascara Remover is great but still I'm really curious to find out whether anyone has an alternative product/trick to remove waterproof mascara without tugging on lashes!
♥ Jen xx
Disclaimer: I am NOT affiliated with Sasa and this was not a paid/sponsored review. Product was purchased with my own money. Opinions are 100% honest.