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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