Is “Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System” For Real?

Hey Guys & Dolls!

Several weeks ago I was given the opportunity to test out Too Faced cosmetic’s latest Mascara “Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System”. Whew, that’s a mouthful! The “system” is $35 for A Mascara Base Coat/Top Coat and the nylon lash fibers. First of all, the “better than false lashes” claim seemed far-fetched so I wasn’t expecting that result, but after reading the packaging and figuring out how it works I was intrigued because I’ve tried and loved other fiber mascaras. 

the back of the box

the 2 product system

the nylon fibers

the mascara wand

So this is how the system works: First you do one coat of the mascara; try your best to coat each and every lash with the mascara because this is what will help the nylon fibers stick to your lashes. I feel like mascara alone isn’t impressive at all- it merely defines the lashes and makes them black- a very natural look. It’s not a very wet formula either and I think the whole system would work better if it was thicker or wetter. Your need to work fast and immediately apply the nylon fibers to your lashes brushing them on like a mascara or rolling them on, whatever works for you; I found rolling to be the easiest. They will stick to the mascara provided you work fast enough. Then you follow up with another coat of mascara on top to seal the fibers in.

Here are some before & after photos of this mascara:

my naked lashes

My eyelashes are blond from about the mid-way to the ends and they aren’t very thick so when I don’t have anything on you can barely see them.

Here is the system freshly applied to my top-lashes only. I think they look nicely defined, slightly thickened, and on the end you can really see the fibers. If it would stay looking like this I would like it. Pardon the mascara on my upper lid, I removed it right after this picture was taken.

This is a few minutes later after I applied it to my bottom lashes- I didn’t like it at all on the bottom lashes; it made them way too long & stick together. This was after I tried to correct them, but they had already begun to stick together. The mascara dries really fast. You can also see my top lashes starting to bunch together.

After 4 hours, you can see my lashes start to stick together really bad at the top, and quite a bit of lid transfer and just a generally spidery look. Also worth noting is that it feels like the bottom and top lashes almost stick together when you blink.

I’ve tried this mascara several times and have more or less the same results each time. Not once have I worn this and thought “Wow this looks great”. I’m overall disappointed with this mascara, and at the price point, $35 I should be impressed. I wouldn’t recommend trying this out. To be clear I wasn’t expecting a false-lash look, but I did expect nice looking long full lashes, minus the unpleasant feel, flaking and spidery look.

For shiggles I tried the nylon Fibers with another mascara (Milani Runway eyes) and I liked it a lot better. I think the problem I have with this mostly boils down the mascara formulation, and maybe even the brush. I think I’ll stick to mascaras with the fibers already in the formula.

Where to Buy- Too Faced’s Website

Too Faced is Cruelty Free; Product made in China


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Cora (vintageortacky)


  1. July 26, 2012 / 6:40 pm

    I loved the fibers, too. I didn’t get great results with the mascara formula. I do think the fibers work great with other mascaras 🙂

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      July 26, 2012 / 7:10 pm

      Glad to know I wasn’t the only one. I feel like if they changed the mascara formula it would be great!

      • July 28, 2012 / 8:15 pm

        I got the best results with the nylons with the yellow capped Milani Runway Lashes, which I can\’t find in any stores and I have to order online. I do agree that if the formula was changed for the mascara, it would be better. I can\’t get most tubing mascaras to work for me, so I\’m not usually a fan of them. I really like using primer or fibers like this for results 🙂

  2. Kimberly
    July 26, 2012 / 6:54 pm

    wow and everybody raves about this mascaras. Well I already knew I was’t paying that price for a mascara! lol I can’t even see myself paying the price of a mac mascara! When it comes to mascara and eyeliners, I’m a drugstore girl, *in soprano sing voice* and loving it!

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      July 26, 2012 / 7:12 pm

      I buy high-end mascaras often because my fave type is tubing mascara (non-smearing, no flaking comes off with warm water in tubes) isn’t available from a cruelty-free drugstore brand. However for big thick lashes- you can totally get that for less that $10 at the drugstore!

  3. July 26, 2012 / 7:08 pm

    I’m a big fan of Neutrogena nourishing mascara for volume. I’ve used other mascaras with fiber but they always irritate my contacts. This one looks super complicated!

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      July 26, 2012 / 7:13 pm

      I wouldn’t have even minded it being complicated if the results were great!

  4. Kelly
    July 26, 2012 / 7:48 pm

    I was considering buying this but now I don’t think I will. I won’t be spending so much on a product that doesn’t do what it advertises. Thank you so much for an honest review! 🙂

  5. Ella
    July 27, 2012 / 12:43 am

    Wished I had read this before I bought it, haha! I have only tried it once and did notice it was sticky and found that annoying, but I did like the results, although of course it didn’t look like I had false lashes on. I am going to try the fibers with another mascara.
    What is your favorite tubing mascara? I will try one of those next!

  6. July 27, 2012 / 3:44 am

    You didn’t have problems with the fibers falling off after a while and making your eyes itch? That happened to me when I was using the d.j.v. Fiberwig mascara. Personally, I prefer false lashes. 🙂

    I wish you a lovely day, Cora! 🙂

  7. Jackie
    July 27, 2012 / 2:59 pm

    Thanks for all the info! And always being totally honest about your products! When you dont have alot of money to spend on products to find they dont work or less than par its nice to get the heads up. Love ya girl! I have seen most all of your videos! U inspire me to just be me no matter what that may be! Thank you so very much. : )

  8. July 31, 2012 / 12:15 pm

    Wow. I think I will steer clear of that product. Too expensive for that kind of result.

  9. August 3, 2012 / 10:56 am

    I got this in gratis at work, and was intrigued by the idea. They did make my lashes look longer and fuller, but it felt awful! Each time I’ve tried it, I end up with my outside corner lashes trying to stick to my lower lashes. Even when I don’t put it on my lower lashes (which I end up with this odd doll eyed look that kind of creeps me out) I still end up with it being super sticky. It’s not as heavy as wearing regular false lashes, which is my opinion and I’m a novice false lash wearer! I just can’t get past the sticky, nope. And, hoo buddy, it’s expensive.

  10. Evelyn Landaverde
    September 12, 2012 / 9:05 pm

    I have been following you on YouTube an just wanted to thank you for your helpful insight. I love your turorials and appreciate the time you have taken to blog an inform may out there.
    Sincerely, Evelyn

  11. Kristien
    September 26, 2012 / 10:08 am

    I love Too Faced! But I tried this one at Sephora. The girls there told me it was absolutely amazing and I got tempted to buy it. They just sold the last one to someone else but I still wanted to try it out. Man was I happy I didn’t buy this one. I found it looked messy and indeed my lashes sticked to each other. Maybe with a better mascara formula it would be a bit better, but I’m not sure if I’m going to like it then. I didn’t like the look of fibres in my lashes. To me their lashgasm mascara does a lot more for my lashes ^^

  12. robin
    December 31, 2012 / 12:46 pm

    THanks for the advisce though it came too late for me. It does look great in the beginning but after a few hours, I feel like Tammy Faye Baker. Considering that mascara should be changed about every three months, 35 dollars is a LOT to pay for fake looking eyelashes. There is a Maybelline product that has a white primer and pretty good mascara, it’s not the fiber but it does lengthen well, it’s called Duo something XXL (do not mess with the waterproof kind, it’s a mess.

  13. January 11, 2013 / 11:24 am

    Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say great blog!

  14. Verenda
    January 11, 2013 / 12:35 pm

    Thank you for giving me this information before I spent my hard earned bucks:-)

  15. June 28, 2013 / 10:24 pm

    Eyelash growth products is a good solution for immediate result, but be aware that no matter what type of extension you get they will thin out your natural eyelashes. Other thing to keep in mind is the maintenance and restriction of having eyelash extension.

  16. Liz
    July 8, 2013 / 1:27 pm

    I have this and for me it works fine, but yes, you absolutely cannot put it on the bottom lashes (which I almost never do anyway- East Texas humidity prevents it). I don’t know why you felt like it wasn’t a very wet formula, mine does feel wet but the brush doesn’t pile on a lot of product like, say, Urban Decay’s Big Fatty. It makes my lashes very long, defined, but natural by itself. TIp: try putting the fibers just on the tip of the lashes for lengthening, or more at the base to thicken. There is a bit of a learning curve to using this product, and i wish it was a bit easier to use, but once I got it down I really like it. My lashes are kind of naturally long though, YMMV.
    Major caveat: I cannot use my UD setting spray (All-Nighter) with this. Normally i spray my face down with that after mascara as my very final thing, but it will glue your lashes together if you use this product. i don’t know why, but it does. Doing mascara last is fine, but with all my other mascaras it hadn’t been an issue.
    For a drugstore alternative I really liked Maybelline’s Illegal Lengths- already has fibers in. 🙂

  17. India
    August 24, 2014 / 1:51 pm

    You have to top with a regular mascara to get rid of the stickiness so they don’t bunch together over time.

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