April 4, 2012

Is Too Faced Lash Extension System "Better Than False Lashes?"

What female alive wouldn't be excited to hear a description about a mascara that says, "better than false lashes"??  So when I heard about Too Faced Cosmetics latest and greatest lash extension system called, Better Than False Lashes ($35) that was being launched, to say I was excited would be an understatement.  And when I received the box in the mail, I couldn't rip it open fast enough to try it out.

 {My box with a personalized note inside - what a lovely touch!!}

{The inside of the lash system with the 2 tubes of product for the 3 step program.}

You all know I love to show you how well a product works via pictures rather than me getting real wordy with descriptions, so here goes a play by play of how you use this system.  Excuse the fact that some of the lighting doesn't seem consistent, as I used my iPhone to take the pics on the same day and time frame, yet some of the shots look completely different!!  

 {My sad bare lashes.}

 {First step, priming the lashes with the mascara base and top coat.}

This first coat is applied with a normal mascara looking tube and wand, that is also used on the last step.  It only comes in the color black, and seems pretty thin upon the first coat.

{The Flexistretch wand with nylon fibers that is used on step 2.}

When I first opened this tube, my first thought was, "this doesn't look right."  Has this thing rotted or dried up?!! Ha!! But once I started running it through my lashes, it was super to cool to see how easily the fibers attached to my natural lashes.  You could already tell it was thickening my lashes, even though they appeared grey in color now.

 {Step 2 with the building Flexistretch fibers attached.}

I took multiple shots of the fibers on my lashes, and for some reason this was the best I could get in terms of you being able to actually see the fibers!  One disclaimer at this point, when I blinked my lashes before putting on the last step, my lash lines did seem to slightly stick together.  Not terrible, but they felt slightly tacky.

{Step 3 with the original mascara base applied again.}

I applied the base about twice the last time to my top lashes, only once on bottom.  Lashes still ever so slightly stuck together, but it dried up in a few minutes after application.

After completing the 3 steps, I asked myself, "is it really better than false lashes??" Well of course not.  But did it perform better than a regular old mascara or even using a lash primer along with a mascara??  Of course it did!!  I've been using the system for a couple days now, and it actually works better and better the more I use it.  And it's easier to use than applying false lashes and looks more natural.  Overall, I am super impressed by this system.  Especially with the nylon fiber wand addition which is pretty inventive in my opinion as I've NEVER seen or used anything like it. 

What do you think of the results?  Have you gotten your hands on this Too Faced lash product yet??


Elle Sees said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm obsessed with mascara, so this had me interested

Aida said...

My dear,
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I wish you lots of success and will surely come back often

Ally Garner said...

Sold! I've never really had any desire to mess with false lashes. I have a hard enough time putting eyeliner on my upper lash. There's no doubt in my mind I'd glue my eye shut or have a Lucille Ball moment if I dared to try falsies. But I can do this. And $35 seems pretty cheap to me in comparison. I loved how thick & long it made your lashes look. Fingers crossed I can duplicate it. Thanks as always Jen!

JennySue said...

@elle- I too am major obsessed with anything mascara wise,always on the search for the next best one
@Aida-thanx for stopping by, glad you liked!
@Ally- if you hate falsies,this would be the way to go. It definitely made them thicker and longer- make sure to have an eyelash comb around tho bc they tend to stick a bit bc of the fibers. but it's nothing a little combing can't fix!

Maggie said...

I'm curious - did you notice any of the fibers fall off? I've tried a similar product, but the fibers kept falling into my eyes (ouch!), so I had to stop using it.

Anonymous said...

Hi! A makeup artist used this on me when I was in a wedding a couple of weeks ago. Made my eyes look amazing. Not sure if it was the temperature (it was pushing 110 where we were) but I wore it for over 9 hours and it stayed tacky the whole time, my top and bottom lashes kept sticking together. It also wreaked havoc with my contacts - got fibers in both eyes and spent all day in a haze and had to throw the contacts away. Glad I brought an extra pair on the trip!

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

@Maggie- no, the fibers never fell into my eye, but yes, they did make my lashes seem to stick together a bit.
@anonymous- oh no- that sounds terrible!!! I can see how the heat might would make this product more tacky, what a bummer to have to throw out your contacts- sucks actually:)