I’m always on the lookout for new beauty products but living on a budget means that I can’t often treat myself. (#woe ) Thankfully, an old school friend came to the rescue! She not only owns her own beauty salon, Boniface, but she is now selling a new range of cosmetics called Younique.
Younique was launched in the UK in November 2014 and the 3D Fiber Lashes product is billed as being:
- Gluten-free (not sure why you’d want to eat it!)
Now it’s been brought to my attention that there are some people selling fake 3D Fiber Lashes, particularly on eBay, so you MUST make sure that you’re buying the real McCoy because no-one wants a nasty eye infection … it also begs the question, who on earth has the time to go to the effort of creating a fake mascara! Anyway, my point is, buy from a reputable seller.
The premise of the mascara is that you apply a gel (which looks exactly like a normal mascara), apply a layer of fibers (again, via a mascara wand), then seal the fibers in with another layer of gel.
I’ve made a video for you so that you can see exactly how it works. This was the first time I had tried the product so I was a little cack-handed! But I think the more I do it, the easier it will get.
The one thing I was missing as I was applying the 3D Fiber Lashes, was an eyelash comb to separate my lashes, because there is the danger of looking a little ‘spider-eyed’ if you’re not careful … but even without an eyelash comb, I think the effect is great.
After about four hours, I noticed that they had begun to smudge a little under one eye – a little odd it was only one eye – but I was just lounging around the house so I wasn’t being uber careful about my make-up. I think if I were to be out on a night out, the smudge factor would be less. In fact, I’m going out on Friday so I’ll put it to the test then!
As you can see from the two photos above, I’ve put the fibers on one eye, but not the other, just to show you the difference.
I don’t wear false eyelashes, and my natural lashes are fairly long, but for a more dramatic evening look, I really liked this product. It’s not for everyone, but, based on using this product only once, I really liked it and would use it again.
If you’d like to try the product out for yourself, it retails at £23 and you can buy it from Jo here. Jo also very kindly sent me a Younique lipgloss called ‘Ladylike’ which, I’m sure you’ll agree, was extremely apt!
Hope you enjoyed this review. I’ve tried to be as honest as I can, but if you have any questions about the product, I’m sure Jo won’t mind you contacting her!