Before & After
Too Faced Better Than False Lashes uses a two step process to add volume and lengthen lashes.
BEFORE: No mascara or eye makeup
AFTER: With Better Than False Lashes applied using the three step process
1. PRIME using the Mascara Base and Top Coat
2. BUILD using the flexistretch Nylon Fibers
3. SEAL using the Mascara Base and Top Coat
IF YOU LOVE TOO FACED MASCARA, TRY THESE!
This mascara just wasn't for me. I like the concept, but the final result left much to be desired. If you're unsure of how this product works, applying it may take some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, it's a breeze. The formula is where this mascara fell flat. The nylon fibers went on fairly easily and mess-free, but applying the second coat of mascara is where things fall apart. The mascara clumped easily. Some of the fibers fell off naturally when I applied the second coat of mascara. It took a noticeably long time for my lashes to dry, and the mascara smudged above my lids in the process. Finally, the nylon fibers did nearly nothing to enhance the length of my lashes. If the nylon fibers had given my lashes the length they promised, I would have kept this product, but they didn't. Just didn't work for me.
Takes time to Learn Application Process. Be Patient
This isn't the kind of mascara for the girl who is in a rush to get out the door. I know I have read less than stellar reviews on this mascara but I don't have ANY lashes (well definable lashes) and this product is the HG Mascara for me when I want va-va-voom lashes. It does take time to apply, I have learned a technique that works for me and my end result is Flawlessly long lashes that aren't clumpy ( I hate the spider eyelash effect). My process takes about 10 minutes but I love having fake looking lashes so the amount of time is completely worth it to me!
Too Faced Cosmetics - Better Than False Lashes
When I was 14 years old, I had a really beautiful best friend, who was just a little bit evil too. Let's call her "Cher". She had the longest lashes I had ever seen! I had tried everything to get mine to look as long as hers; Baby powder under my mascara, Olive oil at night, layering, separating with a safety pin, nothing worked. Finally I asked her... "Cher, how can I get my lashes to look like yours, all long and fluttery"? She said, "you really wanna know"? "yes, I'll do it, just name it" I said. "Cut them" she said.. "cut them???" "Yup" she said "how short do I cut them?" "That depends, how long do you want them? The shorter you cut them the longer they'll grow" she told me. I raced home, ran to the mirror, and scissors in hand prepared to have super long, luxurious lashes, after all, I had cut them to the base, short as i could without bleeding. Long story short.....She got a good laugh and I looked like a burn victim for what felt like an eternity. I blame her for my stubby short lashes. I am convinced that they've never grown back to the original length. I had dreams that my lashes were so long that I couldn't open my eyes unless someone helped hold my giant lashes open and then I'd have to get a hedge-trimmer sized scissors to cut them because they were so thick and heavy. As I grew up, I used to avoid wearing mascara so as not to draw attention to what little I had. As a makeup artist, you really cant get away with that, so I started experimenting with every formulation of mascara I could find. I was determined not to go the strip lash route. Who has time for that every day?
I am happy to say I have found the Holy Grail ! Too Faced Cosmetics Better Than False Lashes ! This stuff is so amazing that I cant wear it everyday. I mean it's obscene ! I cant go to the grocery store with Kim Kardashian length lashes! Who do I think I am?
Here's how it works....... It comes with two tubes. One is an activating mascara and the other a tube of flexistretch fibers. First you use the mascara, while still wet, you coat the lashes with fibers, and repeat. Careful not to get carried away or you risk having porn star lashes. Trust me on this, it's easy to do. Here are my lashes before and these are what my lashes look like after only 2 coats of Better Than False Lashes big difference... so I'll let you be the judge.... but I'm pretty sure that this if the answer to me finally getting back at my old bestie. Eat your heart out "Cher". . . . . .
Love Love Love!!
I really love this system, the Too Faced products have yet to disappoint me. I recieved this product during a Sephora holiday event, and was very eager to try it. I was honestly confused the first time I opened the fibers tube, because I expected it to be a white liquid formula to coat the lashes. However the fibers work wonders, and once the topcoat is applied it is pure brilliance! This product definitely offers long-lasting volume, thickness, and length.
A great mascara...if you tweak it a little!
First, know this. I am always on the hunt for a great mascara. It has become like a personal challenge for me. This one isn't perfect but it is one of the best I have used. I bought this on the recommendation of a consultant at Sephora and had problems with it the first time I used it. I found it to be very sticky and my top and bottom lashes kept trying to fuse together, making me do this weird winking thing all day in an effort to pull them apart! Needless to say, I looked a little weird. I went back to Sephora and talked with the same consultant - super helpful and super sweet - and she told me NOT to use it on my bottom lashes. I used it the next day...only on the top...and it worked out great. Then I began to experiment! Here are some recommendations that may work for you.
1. Wear it on your top lashes only.
2. Wear it top and bottom, but use another product as your final coat. The new Anastasia top coat that makes any mascara waterproof works well for this method.
3. Use the tube of fibers with a totally different mascara. I tested this with Benefit's They're Real due to the wonderfully separating brush...worked like a charm.
I hope these tips are helpful to someone! This mascara is not my holy grail,but it is a good one.
I love this. I mean-I LOVE IT. I have naturally long lashes, but I want them to be larger and volumized, too. I like to really "pump it up" so to speak, and add another layer of the fibers on after I've used the "top coat." This wears all day, and I don't have the little flakies on my face after a few hours like I will with some other fiber mascaras. If I want my lashes to look extra huge, I use the fibers with the Lash Injection Mascara in place of the one it comes with, and I find that the "system" is easier to remove that way. Which is the only problem I have with this. It's kind of hard, and a little messy, to remove. But, if you have the patience, I definitely recommend this product.