Men kinda suck. I say this not because of their dirty laundry that never quite makes it to the hamper. I say this not because of their penchant for drinking milk directly from the carton. It’s not even because it only takes them 5 minutes to wake up, shower and get dressed in the morning (I am sure this is some sort of super power or the result of a devil’s pact.) Have you ever looked at a man’s eyelashes? They’re usually ridiculously long, curly, and so full that my jealousy could send me into a homicidal rage. When I’m trying to imitate what Mother Nature has unfairly given them, it usually involves an eyelash curler (which closely resembles a Medieval torture device), some sort of lash primer, a mascara over top of that, and then if I’m trying to keep myself from closely resembling a raccoon, some sort of sealant. Then to undo all of this, it takes a heavy duty eye makeup remover, cotton pads, maybe a hazmat suit if I’m feeling frisky. It’s a pain in the caboose.
Thankfully, Japanese brand, Imju (pronounced ee-myoo), figured out an easier way to accomplish full, long lashes without all of the fuss or hassle. The brand promises that their Imju Fiberwig Mascara will provide “false eyelash-like results” and they DELIVER. What makes Imju Fiberwig different? It contains tiny fibers that bond to your lashes. The mascara coats the entire lash, creating fullness, and the fibers extend the lash, creating length. Best of all, no clumping. When I used an eyelash curler beforehand, the mascara even held the curl in place all day. The final effect is fuller, longer lashes that closely resemble false eyelashes, as promised. Also, the formula stays put until you use warm water and your fingers to gently remove it, so you don’t have to worry about smudging or the dreaded raccoon eye. Imju Fiberwig Mascara won’t budge until you want it to.
In addition to the original mascara, I was lucky enough to try out their Imju Fiberwig Tiny Sniper, a mascara for those hard-to-reach lashes in the inner and outer corners of the eye and perfect for lower lashes. I have never been able to wear mascara on my lower lashes. Never. Anytime I attempted this look, I ended up with dark, black rings under my eyes and it looked like I went a few rounds with Mike Tyson (and lost). Not to mention how unnatural it looked–if you’ve ever heard of the dreaded “spider lashes”, you know that it wasn’t a good look for me. The Tiny Sniper, with it’s little bent brush, was not only perfect for getting those teensy corner lashes, when I ran it over my lower lashes, all I could say is WOW. The Tiny Sniper deposited just the right amount of mascara and my lower lashes just looked fuller and better, but still very natural.
Thanks to Imju Fiberwig Mascara and Tiny Sniper, my eyes have never looked better. I’m officially in love. We heart this review team – is anybody else there feeling the love?[ratings]