Too Faced Better Than False Lashes - swatches and review

Too Faced Better Than False Lashes – swatches and review

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Are long, lush lashes just easy as one, Too Faced, three?

Too Faced Better than False Lashes mascara 

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?

Too Faced Better than False Lashes mascara

I got to take Too Faced’s Better Than False Lashesicon 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 Facedicon! Their cutesy glam packaging and cruelty-free policy melt our hearts, and their fab products have solidified their place in our makeup bags.

Too Faced Better than False Lashes brushes

The Too Faced Better Than False Lashesicon system ($35) Mascara is actually two products – the activating mascara base/top coat, and the Flexistretch Nylon Fibers.

Too Faced Better than False Lashes comparision

Applying these is a three step process (it’s recommended that you do one eye at a time):

Too Faced Better than False Lashes step 1

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.

Too Faced Mascara

Too Faced Better than False Lashes step 2

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.

Too Faced Better than False Lashes step 3

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.

Too Faced Better than False Lashes results

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.

Too Faced Better than False Lashes mascara

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

we heartsters 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.
skin tone: NC25
skin type: oily, acne-prone
favorite beauty product: eyeshadow

11 thoughts on “Too Faced Better Than False Lashes – swatches and review”

  1. I am excited to pit this in a battle royale against my Japonesque Fast Lash–same kind of product, except the fibers in the Japonesque make the ones in the Too Faced version look positively dainty (the Japonesque ones are BIG). It looks like maybe the Too Faced version will be more wearable for every day. Great review!

  2. I like wearing this mascara because it does make my lashes look fantastic–thick and long and dark! It definitely requires a bit of practice, and can be a little inconvenient. Also, unfortunately I’ve noticed that if I wear this mascara combo a few days in a row, my eyes just feel more irritated. Occasional use doesn’t seem to bother my eyes, but everyday wear does. If you’re trying to figure out a way to get long lashes for a special event, learning how to use the Too Faced Better than False Lashes system could definitely be easier than trying to apply false lashes, but it’s not going to be my go-to daily mascara.

  3. Your lashes look really wonderful with this mascara on! I’ve never tried a Too Faced mascara, but I do love their other products so this would be nice to try. I wonder if this mascara holds a curl. I have flat, lifeless lashes that need to be pumped with a eyelash curler everyday. I get upset when I get a new mascara, only to find that it deflates my curl!

  4. I am always, ALWAYS on the search for the next best mascara. My lashes are a little “meh” and I’m not big on the crazy brushes and wands out there. This however, looks incredible. I love that these work for contact lense wearers (like me). This is on my “NEXT” list for sure.

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  6. Great review!! I always count on @lipglossandspandex to give me the good, the bad, and the ugly on new products. I love Too Faced products but I have never tried any of their mascaras. You have certainly intrigued me about this one. I need to give it a try.

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