I mentioned a little while ago here that I wish I had more time and patience in my day to wear false lashes more often… so when I heard of the Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System ($35 USD / $46 CDN), I thought my dream had come true! Brush-on lash extensions? What an amazing concept! I definitely had my fingers crossed for this one…
The system come packaged in a nice box with a flip-top to reveal the products beneath and step-by-step instructions on how to apply your lash extensions. I definitely find it helpful to have the instructions, because these 3-step system can be a little confusing and won’t work if you don’t do it in the right order. Overall, pretty packaging and totally tempting.
The 3-step system includes two tubes of product, one full-size mascara for steps 1 and 3, and a tube of nylon lash extension fibers for step 2. Basically, you apply a coat of mascara to your lashes to prep them, then apply a few coats of the fibers which adhere to the lashes because of the mascara. After you’ve applied them, you finish with another coat of mascara to make your lashes super black and thickened.
The results of this system were a little bittersweet for me- it definitely did work… my lashes were thicker and longer than usual…but I really didn’t feel that they were dramatically bigger/thicker than when I pile on a couple coats of mascara. You can see it working- the fibers adhere to the lashes and really make them thicker, but you have to work quickly before it dries to make sure they don’t get clumpy. From far away, they look fantastic… but up close (see photo) you can see they aren’t very smooth and “soft” looking. Keep in mind this is a macro shot, and looks much cleaner at normal ‘real life’ distances. Having said that, mine definitely don’t look as feathery and luscious as those in the before and after on the box.
So in short… it’s a good system for building thicker, bigger lashes… but it’s really hard to say if its bigger or thicker than mascara would. I feel like I could achieve the same (or very close to the same) results with a good mascara. I also had a few fibers fall into my eye when applying them, which was slightly irritating. Would I say they are “Better Than False Lashes”? No, I wouldn’t say so. I won’t be ditching my falsies anytime soon!
Before & After
- Price: $35 USD / $46 CDN
- Availability: Sephora
- Selection: One shade
- Overall: Easier to apply than false lashes, and definitely thickened and lengthened them… however not significantly more than what I would achieve with regular mascara. Not better than false lashes for me, however it may be a good daily alternative for some.
- Rating: B