I remember when fibre mascara just hit the North American market and desperately wanting to join the trend of having longer lashes without the use of falsies. I've tried lash serums and although they help condition my lashes, don't really help the growth. As far as I know there's only one product that works and you need to visit a health care practitioner to get it prescribed. BUT! I also remember searching the #longlashes tag on instagram and coming by this product. Instead of buying it I bought a similar brand off eBay. I hated it to say the least.. fast forward a year and here we are, I get to try the real thing!
You get two brushes, a transparent gel (which is actually pretty damn banging, I'm a fan of the brush and it just applies really nicely). Then you have the fibre brush. You're supposed to apply your own favourite mascara, wait for it to dry then apply the transparent gel and quickly the fibres. Then seal with the transparent gel again. These are my results after two applications:
|Top: Coat of my own mascara|
Middle: left has two coats of fibre mascara, right shows just my mascara
Bottom: Both eyes have two coats of fibre mascara
As you can see, it most definitely works. I will say though that is very easy to get the spider lash look, some girls like that, but I am not particularly a fan. The first time I used it I needed my brush separator to loosen it up a bit, I then found using a clump-free mascara was very beneficial. I likely would not use more than two coats of the fibres for this reason.
If I didn't wear this mascara or falsies I don't think this look would have turned out quiet well. Lashes really give oomph to makeup looks imho. The best thing about this is that it is not as time consuming as putting lashes on. You don't have to wait for lash glue to dry you simply just apply some coats of mascara. It's really easy to use!
I don't think I would use this on clients, but I do recommend it for personal use. The main reason being it would be difficult for a makeup artist to use on a client because when you're applying makeup on someone else, for hygienic reasons you use a disposable wand (unless they're using their own mascara). The fibres are held onto a special brush and would likely apply unevenly if I used one of my disposables.
The set is priced at $29 which is a bit steep for me, however, there isn't a fibre mascara that works as well as this out there (at least that I know of). So if longer lashes are important for you, then it's not a huge price to pay. I do see this lasting quite a while, especially the fibre wand.
Rest of the products used on my face:
- Make Up For Ever Face & Body
- Make Up For Ever aqua brow
- Ben Nye bella poudre
- Rimmel Kohl liner
- Nicka K Maxi Satin Lip Crayon in "bright orange"
- The Balm "Bahama Mama"
- Benefit "Rocketeer"
- La Femme white cake liner
- Motives "Secret Moments" eyeshadow
Thank you Kristin who helped me finally try this mascara out! They sell for $29 for the set and you can purchase it over here.