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If you want luscious, doll-like lashes, but struggle with lashes that just can’t seem to stay curled, this is for you!

Our Asian lashes can be particularly stubborn. They’re short and thin, often ramrod-straight, and might even point downwards.

Getting the right mascara to keep our lashes curled all day is no easy feat, but we think we may have found the solution.

We’ve discovered a mascara that’s been going viral on TikTok for its one-of-a-kind appearance, as well as its effectiveness on Asian lashes.

Sounds enticing? Read on to get all the details!

What Makes This Mascara Popular?

The Judydoll Iron Mascara went viral for its unique applicator, which resembles an iron rod instead of the usual spoolie.

This innovative design ensures that the lashes are coated evenly, thanks to the rod’s engraved uniform grooves, unlike the bristles of a regular mascara wand.

This design also helps to coat lashes that are usually harder to reach, such as the lashes in the inner corner of the eyes!

The formula contains lengthening fibres to give you luscious and defined lashes without clumping.

Being a waterproof mascara, it can be a bit difficult to remove. However, a waterproof makeup remover, such as Judydoll’s special mascara remover, will help to easily melt the product off at the end of the day.


where has this mascara been all my life?! #foryou #fyp

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Nikkie (@nikkietutorials) states that her lashes are short and thin, and they point downwards, making it difficult to find a mascara that will hold the curl.

However, when she compares this mascara to others on the market, she finds that this mascara indeed holds her lashes up instead of drooping almost immediately.

She notes that the formula is very dry, making it good for holding the curl of your lashes, as they won’t be weighed down by a heavy and wet formula.


Replying to @B Dazzled By Norsiah Borhan I HAD to try it out for myself! I like it! It holds a curl really well and doesn’t make my lashes droopy throughout the day 👍🏾 #judydoll #judydollmascara #ironmascara #asianmascara #mascaraforasianlashes

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Aisyah (@msaisyahnoor) recommends using a “combing” motion when applying this mascara, as this will give your lashes a more defined look.

She notes that the fibres in the mascara work well to lengthen her lashes, and that the mascara can be built up in multiple coats without becoming clumpy.

However, the mascara didn’t work as well on her lower lashes, and did not give them the definition that she was hoping for.


beyond the smudging its actually a very natural doll-like mascara!!! i shall use it again tmr and see how i can minimise the smudging. #sgbeauty

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Boonki (@doujiang.youtiao) agrees that a “combing” motion works much better than the usual zig-zag motion for this mascara.

She finds that the unique applicator takes time to get used to, and that the mascara does end up smudging on her eyelids at times.

Nevertheless, she likes how natural her lashes look with this mascara, and was impressed with the product overall.

It Comes in 3 Versions

The Judydoll Iron Mascara comes in three variations: Classic, Curling, and Precision.

The formulas for the three variations are the same, but the applicator differs slightly to make the mascara more versatile.

Each type comes in both black to make your eyes stand out and brown for a more natural look.

The Classic design has the completely straight wand that originally went viral, which helps to lengthen and curl your lashes.

Meanwhile, Curling slants at a 6° angle. This wand is designed to prevent the mascara from accidentally smudging on your eyelids during application!

Lastly, Precision has a shorter and thinner wand, meant specifically for delicate lower lashes.

Where To Find This Mascara?

The Judydoll Iron Mascara retails for S$21.97 on Shopee. It’s going at 54% off at the time of writing, so tap in to see the latest price.

If this mascara isn’t for you, don’t worry! We found some alternatives that are also great at holding a curl.

Heroine Make Long & Curl Advanced Film Mascara

Japanese brand Heroine Make is legendary for their mascaras, formulated to be suitable for short and thin Asian lashes. This mascara has a lengthening effect, and can supposedly hold a curl for up to 24 hours!

The Heroine Make Long & Curl Advanced Film Mascara retails for S$22.07 at Watsons.

Clio Kill Lash Superproof Mascara

This mascara has a particularly tiny wand, perfect for coating your lower lashes, and the hard-to-reach lashes at the inner corners of your eyes. It also helps to define and separate your lashes for that doll-like look!

The Clio Kill Lash Superproof Mascara retails for S$29.90 at Watsons. It’s going at 30% off at the time of writing. Tap in to check the latest price!

Maybelline Hypercurl 36 Hour Waterproof Mascara

Maybelline’s mascaras are notable for their high quality at an affordable price point, and this mascara is no different.

This waterproof mascara can hold up drooping or straight lashes for up to 36 hours, so it’ll keep your lashes beautifully curled no matter what!

The Maybelline Hypercurl 36 Hour Waterproof Mascara retails for S$21.60 at Watsons. It’s going at 15% off at the time of writing. Tap in to check the latest price!

Featured image credits: @nikkietutorials/TikTok, @msaisyahnoor/TikTok, @doujiang.youtiao/TikTok.