After seeing lots of posts on Facebook and watching several YouTube videos about this mascara, I decided to give it a try. I've had several weeks to play around with it and apply it in various ways and now feel like I can give it a full review.
First of all, what is it?
It's a 2-part mascara system that includes natural fibers and transplanting gel. By applying the fibers and transplanting gel to your lashes, you get amazing volume and added length to your natural lashes. Whether you have really short, sparse lashes or are someone like me that loves the look of false lashes but is terrible at applying them, this fiber lash system may very well become your best friend! It's like false lashes in a tube :-)
Transplanting Gel is a black "glue" that helps the fibers adhere to your lashes.
Natural Fibers are 100% Natural Green Tea Fibers. They are black and are easily applied with this thin wand.
Safe for Contact Lens Wearers?
Yes. Several of my friends that wear soft contact lenses say that they experience no discomfort whatsoever. I wear hard contacts (gas permeable) so my eyes are a little more sensitive. But I find that I can wear this mascara comfortably for about 6-8 hours. It is really important that you are SUPER careful when applying the fibers because if any fall in your eye, it will cause a great deal of discomfort!
Cost: $29 + shipping
*This system is not cheap! However, it is comparable to a lot of high-end mascaras and false lashes. Personally, this will not be something I can afford to always have on hand but will be one of those "splurge" purchases when the budget allows :-) It also makes a great gift for any makeup enthusiast.
How to Apply:
*Apply a coat of regular (NOT waterproof) mascara. I like to use the Wet 'n' Wild Mega Length mascara for the base coat because it helps separate the lashes and it's super cheap!
****NOTE: Many people skip this step and go straight to the transplanting gel. If you are going for a more "natural" look, then you may want to try this. However, if you are going for a dramatic look (yes, please!), you will have to add more layers of the gel and fibers, and it can start to look a little clumpy.*Apply an even coat of the transplanting gel to the upper lashes of one eye then immediately apply a thin coat of the fibers. You must apply the fibers before the gel dries or the fibers will not stick to your lashes.
*Follow with another coat of the transplanting gel. If you want to add another coat of fibers, do that now and follow with another coat of the transplanting gel.
*Once you are satisfied with the results, repeat the steps on the other eye.
*You can apply these to your lower lashes, but I never do.
Tips and Tricks for the BEST results:
*To give the eye a lifted look, apply the transplanting gel and fibers just to the outer half of the upper lashes. It will mimic the look of applying a half strip of false lashes.
*Take your time applying the gel and fibers! I never apply this if I am in a hurry and need to quickly get out the door. If you start "slapping" on the fibers, they can fall into your eyes and that is NOT a pleasant experience!
*Don't apply more than 2 coats of the fibers. Otherwise, your lashes can start to look "spidery" and clumpy.....that's not the look we're going for here :-)
*Keep a clean spooly brush or a lash comb on hand to comb through lashes if they start to get a little clumpy.
Where to Buy:
*This is sold by independent consultants. If you don't already know someone who's selling it, please consider purchasing from my sister-in-law, Catherine! Orders are processed expeditiously and she's quick and thorough at answering any questions you may have. Here's the link to her website:
*Disclosure: This product was purchased with my own, hard-earned moola and I have not been compensated in any way for my review.