5 Asian Mascaras for incredible lashes

 

Just like many of you, mascara is part of my daily makeup routine. My eyelashes are very short, very thin, and always need a lift and volume. Join my giveaway and win a mascara of your choice!

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Hera’s Generlash is the priciest in this list, but also an eternal repurchase and my all-time favorite mascara. It’s the kind of mascara where one coat already makes a huge difference and is perfect for both a beautiful day-time look and full-on evening look. It’s brush is perfect at separating even the tiniest lashes, while the formula does an incredible job at elongating them and giving them plenty of volume. The formula also contains nourishing, lengthening and strengthening ingredients. Another thing I love about it is that it doesn’t clump, flake or smudge at all even after several coats. Have I mentioned how it holds the curl all day long, even without an eyelash curler?

Country/Type : Korea, High-End
Love : Everything. Doesn’t clump, doesn’t flake, doesn’t smudge, doesn’t give spider legs even after 3 coats, extremely waterproof, gives an incredible amount of volume and definition, highly pigmented.
Dislike : A little hard to remove even with a good eye makeup remover.

Shopping : Yesstyle | Ebay

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Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Mascara Long And Curl was a real surprise to me as I purchased it randomly without having much information about it. It doesn’t give you that false-lash effect nor plenty of volume as promised since it isn’t really buildable, but this mascara is definitely perfect for daytime/office-appropriate wear. I find it a little bit expensive for a drugstore mascara, but the formula truly lengthen, lift, slightly thicken your lashes and holds the curl all day long. The only thing I am not too thrilled about is the flaking, otherwise it is pretty much a mascara everyone should have in their makeup pouch!
The product has been recently reformulated, and while itโ€™s not for everyone, most of us find it even more lengthening. This mascara scored a 4.3/5 on makeupalley and a 4/5 on amazon, that’s how amazing it is.

Country/Type : Japan, Drugstore
Love : Easily removable | Gives a nice amount of length, definition and curl | Doesn’t smudge.
Dislike : May clumps because of the excess product on the wand | Very wet formula | Flakes | A little bit pricey for a drugstore mascara | Not buildable (2 coats maximum if you don’t want spider legs lashes)

Shopping : Yesstyle | Ebay

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Kate Black Feather Lash & Lash Maximizer are a winning duo if you’re after crazy voluminous, long, fluttery black eyelashes just as if you’re wearing falsies. The Lash Maximizer is a lash primer made of white fibers to lengthen and thicken lashes before mascara. It’s quite similar to the Too Faced Better Than False Lashes and the Urban Decay Perversion/Subversion duo, but unlike the TF’s this one doesn’t create spider legs and provides real volumizing & lengthening results, and it’s cheaper than the UD’s. The mascara itself is quite nice on its own even without the Lash Maximizer as it gives length and curl with only one coat. Another thing I highly appreciate from this mascara is the two-sided brush. The flat side provides volume while the curvy/thicker side provides length.

Country/Type : Japan, Mid-End
Love : Intense black color | Doesn’t smudge | Doesn’t clump | Truly waterproof | Provides amazing lentgh, definition, curl and volume | Affordable price | Fibers don’t give spider lashes even after several coats
Dislike : None.

Shopping : Lash Maximizer (Ebay) | Black Feather Mascara (Ebay)

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Etude House Lash Perm All Shockcara is, despite it’s name, only a little bit thickening but truly crazy lengthening. It is the only mascara I have tried so far that gives me that much length and definition with only one coat. It doesn’t clump even after several layers, but it does smudge a little bit by the end of the day. The only thing I dislike about this mascara would be the very sturdy plastic wand (similar to the Benefit Roller Lash) as I find it to be a little painful for the waterline.

Country/Type : Korea, Drugstore
Love : Affordable | Nice packaging | Very lengthening, | Doesn’t clump
Dislike : The sturdy wand | Smudges a little bit by the end of the day.

Shopping : Yesstyle | Ebay

 

Laneige Jet Curling Mascara EX is an incredible highly pigmented mascara that lifts, curls and separates even the straightest of lashes without smudging or clumping all day long. Instead of water this mascara is formulated with a lightweight gel to truly lift and hold the curl. If it was just a little bit more thickening I would maybe have liked it better than the Hera Generlash.

Infos : Pictures coming soon, I lost this mascara and had to repurchase a new one.

Shopping : Ebay

 

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55 comments on 5 Asian Mascaras for incredible lashes

  • vanilla

    This is a section where I still have not find my holygrail on.

  • Grace

    I would love to try Heraโ€™s Generlash! I haven’t heard of it before but your review is very convincing ๐Ÿ˜› My favorite is actually the Kiss Me long & curl mascara super waterproof, even though it’s so hard to remove.

  • Wu Man Ki

    Hi Hyemi,

    I have been reading your reviews for the past month and I want to let you know that your reviews have been very helpful in recommending which skincare products to buy as we have similar skin conditions! ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to receive the KATE or LANEIGE’s mascara! haha Thank you!

    Man Ki

  • Jane

    Oooh the Kate mascara is appealing! Nice to know that you had no dislikes to this mascara. I’ve never used this brand before so it’s good to read your review ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Natasha Kat

    The Herar’s generlash mascara!
    I love the volume curl big lashes mascara from Essence and they’re real mascara from Benefit!!!!!

  • Chloe Wang

    Have followed your blog for the longest time! You’re my go-to for Korean skin care products and makeup. Keep up the good work! I look forward to your future posts too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kathy

    I see both Etude and Kate mascaras – they used to be my staples!
    I’d love to try the Laneige Jet Curling Mascara EX, because it seems like it wouldn’t be too much for a glasses-wearer.

  • Ell

    I would like to try both the Hera mascara or The Kiss me one. I’ve heard a lot of people around me rave about Kiss me mascara, they said it’s really make the lashes volumize and hold the curl for all day long. and I’ve wanted to try it since long time ago, but since I’m a broke student, I have tight budget for mascara

  • Jasmine

    I love your blog and your reviews have really helped me with skincare and makeup! The Kate black mascara sounds interesting!

  • Lena

    I have never tried Etude House mascara, so I’d love to have one!

  • Tiffany Chang

    Ooh would love to try the Hera mascara! So far my favorites are Benefit’s, Shiseido’s, and Innisfree’s.

  • Jeyinne

    Hello Hyemi! I’ve been following & reading your blog since last year. Thank you for always introducing good skincare and make up products to us! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I would like to try out the Laneige / Hera mascara! C:

  • Jeyinne

    Hello Hyemi! I’ve been following & reading your blog since last year. Thank you for always introducing good skincare and make up products to us! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I would like to try out the Laneige / Hera mascara! C:

  • Jeyinne

    Hello Hyemi! Iโ€™ve been following & reading your blog since last year. Thank you for always introducing good skincare and make up products to us!

    My current favorite mascara is the Innisfree Skinny Waterproof Microcara. I would really like to try out the Laneige / Hera mascara! C:

  • Sally Park

    Ive never tried Hera’s mascara. So far the only brand that’ll keep my lashes up is Majolica Majorca.

  • Rowena

    I think I’d be most interested in the Hera Generlash. From the way describe you it, it sounds like everything I look for in a mascara. Thanks for the opportunity Hye Mi!

  • Catherine Duong

    I would love to try out the Hera one. I have tried out the KissMe and I love how it holds my lashes for the entire day!!!!

  • Yezi

    Love your blog and your reviews really help an asian skincare beginner like me! The Kate Black Feather Lash & Lash Maximizer sounds really good for a mid end mascara and its non smudging characteristic fits my ideal mascara. Thank you!

  • Vanessa

    I would love to win the Kate Black Feather Lash & Lash Maximizer! I don’t have a particular favorite mascara at the moment but I am using the Maybelline brand.

  • Shelah

    I would love to try the Laneige Jet Curling Mascara Ex. My favourite mascaras at the moment are the Maybelline Great Lash (a classic), Etude House Lash Perm All Shockcara (one that I’m currently using every day for classes) and Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara (for when I’m feeling fancy).

  • Sakura Beauty

    Great post. Your post is useful for me to make me more beautiful in outside activities

  • Natasha Areena

    I would choose Heraโ€™s Generlash because it’s your all-time favorite mascara after all! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Alice Phang

    Hi,
    I love the HERA Generlash Mascara too. I actually purchased it after reading your review. So this timeI would like to try the Kate Black Feather Lash Mascara.

  • Rachel Wong

    I currently am experimenting with different mascaras to find the best one for me, but currently I’m using Maybelline’s Rocket Volume Express. I don’t think it’s the best quality considering that it is a drugstore brand, but it’s better than mascaras that I’ve gotten from Covergirl (which clumps all the time for me). For this giveaway, I would love to get the Hera Generlash to try!

  • Koko

    I would love to try the Hera one, since its your favourite! It sounds amazing, I also have very short and straight lashes.

  • Tianran Ye

    Hey Sun Hye Mi! I would love to try Hera’s Generelash. I think what you have desribed about it sounds pretty satisfying to me.

  • Kat C

    Hera’s Generlash..the way you describe it makes me think it’s gonna become my new HG!

  • dinah

    Hera . I typically use drugstore brands, whatever is on sale

  • Michelle Ward

    I choose the Hera mascara from the ones listed. Personally I use Maybelline or covergirl.

  • Gigi Yu

    Would love to try the Hera Mascara since I have never tried it and based on your review, seems like a great product!

  • Margarita

    If I am lucky to win a Mascara, I would love to get Heraโ€™s Generlash.
    I need a waterproof durable mascara that will stay on all day,during my busy days in the gym and swimming pool(i am a personal trainer and coach)

  • Margarita

    If I am lucky to win a Mascara, I would love to get Heraโ€™s Generlash.
    I need a waterproof durable mascara that will stay on all day,during my busy days in the gym and swimming pool(i am a personal trainer and coach)

  • Nealy Veoryca

    I want Kate Black Feather Lash & Lash Maximizer
    wish me luck <3<3

    • Hye Mi (author)

      Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Amber Hsu

    After reading your reviews, I would love to try Hera’s Generlash! I’ve never been a fan of the spider-y lash look or anything with too much volume so fibre mascaras have never been my thing. The Hera sounds like it would do a good job with separating lashes!

  • Hannah

    Hera! I’ve been using Heroine Make just because I haven’t found better, but I still feel like there’s a Holy Grail, forever-repurchase mascara out there for me, I just haven’t found it yet…..

  • Nealy veoryca

    I wish i can win Kate Black Feather Lash & Lash Maximizer.
    Really really want to try that.
    Wish me luck โคโคโค

  • Nealy veoryca

    Really really want to try Kate Black Feather Lash & Lash Maximizer.
    Wish me luck

  • Nealy veoryca

    Really really want to try Kate Black Feather Lash & Lash Maximizer.
    Wish me luck

  • Denise

    Somehow mascara always makes my eyes irritated and red. Hope to find one in your blog post where I can use on a daily basis. Look your blog btw. Always looking forward for your entry for my next purchase decision =)

  • Anna Hou

    I would like the Hera mascara and I don’t have a favourite one – I float around haha.

  • Faunette

    Hi! Thanks for this interesting post, I loved it, I really would like to test some korean mascara, but I haven’t heard of a really nice one, this article was really helpfull!:)

  • iwona46

    Hello to you !!
    i would love to discover Heraโ€™s Generlash because it’s the first time i hear about this brand and also because it’s your all-time favorite mascara ๐Ÿ˜‰
    thanks a lot for this giveaway !!
    have a lovely we !!
    bisous

  • Grace

    Hii! I would love to try the Hera one, since I love wearing mascaras! I currently use the colossal volum express mascara. I love how it volumizes and holds the curl all day. But since I live in a tropical country, it smudges pretty easily, so I’m looking for another one. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Hye Mi

      The Generlash doesn’t smudge even under water, I bet you’d love it!

  • Golden Life

    I would love to try the Kate Black Feather Lash & Lash Maximizer. Although really I’d love to try all of them since I love trying out new makeup, but I think that would be my first pick ๐Ÿ™‚

    Allisha

  • Elisis Liong

    Hi~ thanks for the giveaway contest. I would like to try Isehan Kiss me mascara. I haven’t been using much mascara but I would like to try the Japanese brand since it received alot of good reviews or impression. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Moira M.

    Kate Black Feather Lash & Lash Maximizer looks amazing! I’ve never tried any fiber mascaras, so this would be so fun to try. Right now my favorite mascara is Mary Kay’s Lash Love Lengthening mascara, which my SIL gave to me. I like how natural it looks, but it dries really fast and isn’t buildable at all, so I’ve been hunting around for a new one.

  • nini wu

    Hello! I would like to try Heraโ€™s Generlash if I win.
    It seems like an amazing product!

  • Mijika

    I would love to try the Generlash~~ Right now I am using the Majolica Majorca Lash King and Kiss me Heroine Make long&curl mascara~ they really hold the curl and dont smudge at all!!

  • Sarah

    I love the Isehan mascara! Still my favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Seong Eun

    Love your review! I’d like to receive the Generlash mascara from Hera! My current favorite is Loreal Carbon black mascara!

  • Lena Naya

    Hi Hyemi! I love the Isehan the most. <3 I joined the giveaway too but I created my social media accounts today is it ok? I had to ask my parents first

  • Wendy

    I’m a mascara newbie… I use the Holika Holika magic wand for volume and curl. Suits me just fine ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Cindi

    I would love a mascara that doesn’t straighten out my lashes. I curl them, put mascara on most of time 3 coats, I have very blonde lashes and boom they are straight. I would love to try Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Mascara Long And Curl .would love my lashes to stay curled!!

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