Mascara enthusiasts are no stranger to Heroine Make, one of the best drugstore mascara brands around. Known for their quality and product efficacy, Heroine Make mascaras are well-loved by those with stubborn stick-straight and downward-pointing lashes – which many East Asian people can relate to.
Good news to all mascara fans! The Heroine Make Micro Mascara Advanced Film is their latest innovation, with a super-fine brush for easy application even on fine and sparse lashes.
To see if this mascara is as good as other Heroine Make products, we have invited 10 readers to try it out along with the Heroine Make Curl Keep Mascara Base – another new launch from the Japanese beauty brand. Read on to find out what our readers have to say!
About Heroine Make Micro Mascara Advanced Film
If “short”, “fine” and “droopy” are some of the words that describe your natural lashes, the Heroine Make Micro Mascara Advanced Film is made for you.
Formulated with their bestselling and award-winning Long & Curl mascara formula, the Heroine Make Micro Mascara Advanced Film helps to lengthen and separate each lash with its super-fine wand. Unlike regular-sized mascara wands, the Micro Mascara Advanced Film’s wand can capture even the shortest and finest lashes for evenly coated lashes from root to tip.
At the same time, the unique triangular-shaped tip can effortlessly reach into tricky areas such as the lower lashes, inner and outer corners of the eyes.
This means you won’t have to worry about getting mascara onto your eyelid or the undereye area and ruin your eyeshadow look.
Those with oily eyelids will also appreciate the budge-proof formula that is resistant to water, sweat, sebum and smudge. Say goodbye to panda eyes from smudging mascara!
The best part – despite being long-lasting, this gentle formula removes easily with warm water (at 38℃ – 40℃) and facial wash to prevent harsh tugging and eyelash fallout.
Want even more va-va-voom lashes? Prime your lashes with the Heroine Make Curl Keep Mascara Base, which contains four types of fibre to instantly add volume and up to 1.8mm length to your lashes.
Unlike many mascara primers on the market that come in white colour, the Heroine Make Curl Keep Mascara Base has a bluish-grey colour that blends well with any mascara, compared to conventional white bases.
Formulated with eyelash essence ingredients such as Camellia Oil, Royal Jelly Extract, Argan Oil, and Wild Rose Oil, this mascara base nourishes your natural lashes from within for healthier eyelashes!Want to achieve beautifully long and luscious lashes effortlessly? Simply use the Heroine Make Micro Mascara Advanced Film and Curl Keep Mascara Base for the best results!
You can find both products at Watsons (both offline and online), Don Don Donki, Tokyu Hands, and Welcia-BHG.
Heroine Make Micro Mascara Advanced Film review: 10 readers give their honest opinion
Heroine Make Micro Mascara Advanced Film
Overall, all readers appreciate that the super-fine brush of the Heroine Make Micro Mascara Advanced Film makes application on the lower lashes and hard-to-reach areas very easy.
They also agree that the mascara gives their lashes a lengthening and volumising effect without clumping up or looking too dramatic.
All readers also like the fact that the mascara can withstand water, sweat, sebum and doesn’t smudge easily.
Most readers find that the Heroine Make Curl Keep Mascara Base adds extra length and volume to their lashes, and works well when paired with the Heroine Make Micro Mascara Advanced Film.
Nicole Ng, 19
Lash type: Sparse, straight, droopy, fine
I’m a fan of both the Heroine Make Micro Mascara Advanced Film and the Heroine Make Curl Keep Mascara Base, and in fact, I love them so much, I have already recommended them to my friends. I’ll recommend using the Micro Mascara for ease of application (reaches every lash without smudging, and is very long-lasting), and the Mascara Base for an additional boost of length, volume, curl and definition.
I am currently using the Heroine Make Volume & Curl Super Waterproof Mascara every day, and compared to that, the Micro Mascara isn’t as intensely volumising. However, I still like the low-key natural look that the brown mascara gives, which is perfect for my everyday go-to-school look. I also like that the mascara doesn’t clump at all, so it’s just apply and go!
I am actually amazed at how water and sweat resistant the mascara is! I’ve worn it out on a run, and there was zero transfer on my undereye area.
As for the Mascara Base, it gives lashes an instant length and fullness that non-extensions users with short and sparse lashes would die for! I would definitely reach for it when I want more definition on my lashes.
Lash type: Short, sparse, straight, fine
My lashes are very fine and sparse, especially my bottom lashes. When I use my current mascara, I have to be extra careful to make sure I do not pick up too much product to avoid smudges on my under-eye area.
With the Heroine Make Micro Mascara Advanced Film, I am able to coat all of my lashes including my bottom lashes thanks to the super-fine wand! I also love how water-resistant and smudge-proof it is. It lasted for the whole day without the product getting onto my lower eye area. It makes my lashes look thicker, darker and fuller which I really love! I am a convert, and will continue to turn to Heroine Make mascaras after this positive experience.
I also saw the difference in how the Curl Keep Mascara Base helped to define my eyelashes and helped it stay curled for longer hours. However, I wished that the formulas of the two products were easier to remove.
Grace Choong, 27
Lash type: Short, straight
I was amazed when I saw how thin the Heroine Make Micro Mascara Advanced Film’s wand was. It was very easy to apply the mascara on my lower lashes, compared to regular-sized mascara brushes. The fine wand allows me to apply a thin layer, which is enough to give a visible volumising effect without causing clumps.
I love how the mascara makes my lashes look fuller, longer and helps to maintain the curl for a very long time. It’s also quite small, lightweight and easy to travel with.
I am also very satisfied with how lengthening and volumising the Curl Keep Mascara Base is. You can easily achieve the effect you desire with just a coat of the mascara base. I will continue to use both products and would definitely recommend them!
Jessica Chia, 27
Lash type: Short, straight, fine
The Heroine Make Micro Mascara Advanced Film makes my lashes look fuller, with minimal to no clumps. I like how it makes my lashes look so naturally long and defined which complements my “no makeup” makeup look style. As someone who enjoys late nights out, I love how this mascara stays on really well without making me look like a mess at the end of the day.
This mascara formula is lightweight, which helps to lift my lashes throughout the day. I also like that the super-fine wand is easy to pull out without leaving too much product along the rim of the mascara bottle.
The Curl Keep Mascara Base turned out surprisingly well and exceeded my expectations as a first time user of mascara base. It has a curved brush that fits well to the curve of my eyes which allows me to apply it easily from the root to the tip. It works well in creating fuller and longer lashes and complements the Heroine Make Micro Mascara Advanced Film very well.
The bluish-grey colour of the mascara base makes it easier for me to layer on mascara without leaving any white residue on my eyelashes – which was my initial concern.
Both the Heroine Make Micro Mascara Advanced Film and the Heroine Make Curl Keep Mascara Base work together really well. I would definitely recommend using both products together to achieve beautiful lashes.
Jillyn Wong, 28
Lash type: short, straight
After having the Heroine Make Micro Mascara Advanced Film on for the entire day (more than 12 hours), I was very satisfied with how well it lasted. The mascara did not smudge one bit, unlike my current mascara. It also did not flake off and leave smudges on my face.
I was impressed with the easy application as well as the effect achieved by the Micro Mascara and Curl Keep Mascara Base combination. My lashes were long while the curls maintained throughout the day. For someone with single eyelids, the lengthening effect was very visible and looked as if I had put on false lashes.
As the mascara formula is water-resistant instead of waterproof, I was worried that the mascara might smudge after a certain number of hours. However, I was proven wrong even after sprinkling some water on my eyes to test it out. Personally, I like both products. I will continue using the Micro Mascara Advanced Film daily, and add on the Curl Keep Mascara Base for additional volume when time permits!
Wan Nee, 22
Lash type: Short, straight
I’m the type who never leaves my house without mascara on. However, my current mascara tends to get clumpy and make my lashes look unnatural and heavy. It also smudges on my bottom lashes after a few hours.
That’s why I was very happy with the Heroine Make Micro Mascara Advanced Film as it has resolved all of the concerns I have with my current mascara. It doesn’t get clumpy as the day passes, but instead gives off a natural look which I like.
I was also very impressed with the Curl Keep Mascara Base. It helps to lengthen and volumise my lashes without getting clumpy. The bluish-grey colour blended in very well with the mascara instead of leaving a white coating on my lashes like my current lash primer.
Overall, I am very satisfied with the results after trying the Micro Mascara Advanced Film and the Curl Keep Mascara Base. I will continue to use both!
Lash type: Long, straight
I’m currently using the Heroine Make Volume & Curl Super Waterproof Mascara, and compared to that, the Micro Mascara isn’t as volumising. But I like that the thinner brush size makes application really easy and separates my lashes very well so they don’t look clumpy. I don’t have to worry about getting any product on my eyelids too!
The mascara does an excellent job at curling and lengthening my lashes. It’s the mascara I would use when I want a more natural look.
I have never used a mascara base before since I was quite happy with how my lashes curled just with the use of Heroine Make mascara. However, I really saw the difference after trying the Heroine Make Curl Keep Mascara Base. It gave my lashes extra volume and length, and helped the lashes hold the curl for much longer. I absolutely love using the two products together!
Joanna Ong, 29
Lash type: Long, droopy
The Heroine Make Micro Mascara Advanced Film is great for daily use to create a more natural look. My lashes remain well-separated during application with zero clumps even when I apply multiple layers of the mascara. I am very impressed with this mascara especially since I have not seen similar results from any other drugstore brands.
The mascara has good curling power, even without an eyelash curler. However, for more dramatic looks, I will still need a more volumising mascara.
As for the Heroine Make Curl Keep Mascara Base, I was quite happy with how it kept my lashes curled for a longer period of time. It is also easy to apply, easy to remove and blends in well with my mascara. However, in terms of volumising and lengthening power, it has a more natural effect compared to my current mascara base.
Xiao You, 18
Lash type: Long, droopy
I love how easy it is to apply Heroine Make’s Micro Mascara Advanced Film and the Curl Keep Mascara Base on my eyelashes. I especially love how the Micro Mascara is able to coat all of my lashes easily!
I am in love with the finished look I am able to achieve by using both products. The Mascara Base helps to prime my lashes before mascara application. The Micro Mascara Advanced Film volumises and lengthens my eyelashes, just like what my current mascara can do. However, I felt that the curling effect lasted slightly shorter than what I am getting from my current mascara.
I was also very impressed with how water and sweat resistant both the Micro Mascara and the Mascara Base were!
I will continue using both products, and I would highly recommend the mascara base to my friends and family.
Lash type: Long, droopy
The Heroine Make Micro Mascara Advanced Film has a strong staying power! It helps to keep my droopy lashes curled for a long time, and is also very easy to apply and remove.
I was pleasantly surprised by the effect I was able to achieve using the Heroine Make Curl Keep Mascara Base. I was initially apprehensive about using it as it seemed like an extra step which might not be worth the effort. But it worked really well and gave my lashes the extra length and curling effect I want.
After trying both the Micro Mascara and Mascara Base, I would definitely use both products together for the best results and would highly recommend these to my friends and family.
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