Are long, lush lashes just easy as one, Too Faced, three?
I love long lush lashes. I even sacrifice my morning Starbucks lattes to save up enough to splurge on lash conditioners! False lashes and lash extensions are good for special occasions, but aren’t lasting, and they can be difficult or expensive. There have been a lot of products lately promising to give you lashes that look even better than falsies, but for a fraction of the cost. But do they work?
I got to take Too Faced’s Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System and Mascara for a test drive. Too Faced is a brand I like a lot, so I was eager to see if their claim was valid.
Just an FYI, the gals here at we heart this can never get too much of Too Faced! Their cutesy glam packaging and cruelty-free policy melt our hearts, and their fab products have solidified their place in our makeup bags.
The Too Faced Better Than False Lashes system ($35) Mascara is actually two products – the activating mascara base/top coat, and the Flexistretch Nylon Fibers.
Applying these is a three step process (it’s recommended that you do one eye at a time):
Step 1: PRIME – Curl lashes and apply one coat of activating mascara base/top coat. Be sure to coat all of your lashes, but don’t go overboard.
Step 2: BUILD – Apply one layer of the Flexistretch Nylon Fibers, focusing on the areas where you want more length and volume. Although I worried that the little fibers would get into my eyes and irritate my contacts, I didn’t have any issues.
Step 3: SEAL – Seal and stretch the fibers by applying one coat of the mascara base/top coat. Cover your lashes thoroughly (but again, don’t go overboard, or your lashes will get clumpy).
While this does really make my lashes look longer and fuller, my lashes also feel sticky. My top and bottom lashes will stick together slightly. It kind of drives me crazy. So I add a FOURTH step: I throw on a coat of regular mascara. This eliminates the stickiness issue.
I said it before, but I’ll say it again – with this mascara, application technique is key for getting fantastic looking lashes! Work quickly for the best results.
• Noticeable increase in volume and length
• Fibers aren’t irritating to contacts
• Price is cheaper than extensions or lash conditioner (but CON: more expensive than false lashes)
• Slight learning curve to using it, and it takes a little longer
• The activating mascara makes my top and bottom lashes stick together
Readers and fellow Too Faced fans – Do you think this combo is better than false lashes?
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Marilyn is a makeup maniac and slow but stubborn runner. She loves color coding her day planner, reading celebrity gossip and drinking good wine. Marilyn blogs about makeup and fitness over at her blog, Lipgloss and Spandex.
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