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May 20, 2015

The Review: Younique Fiber Lashes

A review of  Younique 3D Fiber Lashes: the 100% pure green tea fibers cling to your lashes to help them look thicker and longer.

Seemingly overnight we’ve been bombarded with raves and inquiries about Younique 3D Fiber Lashes. Longer, lusher lashes without extensions or falsies? They almost seemed too good to be true. Not ones to bat at eye at a beauty challenge, I gave them a whirl. Fiber lashes sound a bit technical, but the application is as simple as applying mascara and the results are definitely worth it!  Younique’s Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes ($29) come with two products: a Transplanting Gel and a tube of natural fibers. To begin the process I recommend applying your favorite mascara to separate and define your lashes as you normally would. Then, apply a coat of the Transplanting Gel. Allow it to sit for about 20 seconds, just enough that it gets tacky, and then apply a coat of the natural fibers. The fibers are 100% pure green tea fibers, and they come out of the bottle kind of looking like black cotton.YouniqueFiberLashesNaturalFibers

The fibers cling to your natural lashes making them look noticeably longer and thicker. Allow the fibers to dry (a minute or two) and then quickly coat with one more layer of the transplanting gel. Skipping this step can result in finding tiny little fibers across your cheeks later in the day! The fiber lashes add a few minutes to your beauty routine, which might not be practical for everyday wear, but its definitely a fun option if you want your eyes to stand out.  You can control how thick your lashes get by how much fiber you work into your lashes, and you can build length by working the fibers onto the ends. Some tutorials say you can do multiple layers of the gel and fibers, but I’ve found that it can start to get clumpy and cause the “spider leg” look if you get too aggressive. At first I wasn’t sure how much more of an effect the Fiber Lashes had than my regular mascara, but I can tell you that I’ve never worn this out of the house without at least one friend asking how I got my lashes so lush! If you like lighter, fluffier, more natural looking lashes, fiber lashes might not be for you. They’re definitely dramatic. In the images above I have bare lashes in the photo on the left, and in the right photo I have mascara and fiber lashes on my right eye—big difference!

Fibers lashes wash off easily with soap and water or coconut oil—my favorite way to remove eye makeup quickly and naturally. If you’re interested in getting your lashes to grow longer, check out my review of RapidLash, a growth serum available on Amazon that works incredibly well.

Have you tried fiber lashes? What has your experience been like? If you have application tips + tricks please share them in the comment section below!

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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