If you aren’t an accomplished FEE (False Eyelash Expert) which is totally a thing, then you know the struggle is real at times when it comes to the process of beefing up those lashes. Being cursed with thin lashes, I know the power that falsies can bring and how different they can make my entire makeup look. Yes, for those of us with less than stellar lashes, falsies can be the Viagra to our makeup look like none other.
The problem for me is getting into the habit of applying false eyelashes often enough that I don’t lose the rhythm (yes that’s a thing too!) so by the time I attempt it again it usually takes me a few tries, glue in the eyes or ruined eyeliner and the sob story that is having to start over from scratch to save face!
Oh the struggle.
While there are other options for wimpy eyelashes like in-office eyelash extensions or even at-home growth serum, there are other products out there that can make a difference – fiber mascaras. Among all the fiber mascaras floating around there I hadn’t personally tried one and admittedly was a little frightened of putting actual fibers near my eyeballs. But curiosity got the best of me, and here we are.
Too Faced is no stranger to fiber lashes, having released a previous version, but this year the Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Extreme! Instant Lash Extension Kit has been improved with a new formula with new brush fibers for 2015. According to Too Faced the new formula provides extreme length, is fast-drying with no sticky after-feel and is safe for contact lens wearers.
The kit includes:
- 1 tube Prime & Seal Mascara
- 1 tube Flexistretch Nylon Fibers
Too Faced Consumer Study results after using Better Than False Lashes Extreme! The users reported:
- 100% said it was easier to apply than false lashes
- 97% said it gave the look of lash extensions
- 97% said lashes looked dramatically longer immediately
3 Easy Steps to Better Than False Lashes Extreme!
Prime with Mascara
Build with Fibers
Seal with Mascara
- Top Left – curled eyelashes, no mascara
- Top Right – One coat of Better Than False Lashes Extreme! Prime & Seal Mascara
- Bottom Left – Flexistretch Nylon Fibers Closeup
- Bottom Right – Final Coat of Prime & Seal Mascara
Wearing Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Extreme! on lashes. On the lips: Too Faced Melted Liquid Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Fuchsia.
Using the Flexistretch Nylon Fibers was an interesting experience, because although logically one would know that a tube that is said to be filled with fibers would be dry and actually filled with fibers, when first using it, it is rather strange to be pulling a wand out of a tube of dry fibers. This part was a little tricky, but after the fourth time of using it I felt like I was getting the hang of it. Although the fibers stick to the wand quite well I found I needed to be careful not to get the fiber wand too close to my eyeballs to avoid irritation. So just sticking to the mid-to-tip of the lashes worked for me.
The third step requires sealing the fibers with the mascara again and I thought it did a good job of not removing the fibers that I had just placed down, as long as I had worked quickly moving from step 1 to step 2. If I delayed at all getting to step 2 then the fibers came off with step 3.
Immediately after application I always need to take care that I do not have any loose fibers in or around my eyes, and that all parts of my lashes are sealed. This step doesn’t take too much time, but it is well worth it so that I do not get anything loose into my eyes, which can cause my eyes irritation. During the wear time I do not experience any flaking, and my lashes do a pretty good job of holding the curl (and not wilting) which is impressive!
Overall I actually like this kit and after learning how to use it I can see myself using it when I want a more full-lash look. However, it is a unique look for my lashes, so as far as it being a replacement for false lashes, this is not the case for me. I think this is a product that will work well for many, but requires a bit of a learning curve, and it may have different results for everyone based upon their specific lashes, and also how they like their lashes to look.
Are you going to try the new Better Than False Lashes Extreme! ? I’d love to know your thoughts!
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