We girls go to great lengths to lengthen our lashes. Most of the procedures involve the frustrating task of gluing fake lashes to our eyelids, or going to a salon and paying hundreds of our hard-earned dollars for eyelash extensions. I love the “long lash look,” but I can’t stomach the cost and the hassle. (My husband cheers!)
A friend of mine recently turned me on to an alternative for lash lovers: Younique 3D Fiber Lashes. Bottom line: if you can apply mascara, you can apply fiber lashes.
What are fiber lashes and are they safe? That was the biggest question I had. According to the website, they are 100% natural fibers made from green tea.
The product costs about $30, and for that amount of money, I’m satisfied with the results. The fiber lashes do make my natural lashes fuller, longer and more eye-catching. They also stay dark, perky, and full all day. They don’t wear out like mascara tends to do. At the end of the day, the product washes off very easily. No extra effort or routine changes needed. Here’s a crude before and after so you get an idea of the difference.
I have to admit, the fiber lashes are a little clumpier than lash extensions or fake lashes, but again, if you don’t want the expense or the hassle, fiber lashes are an easy alternative.
How to Apply:
First, curl your lashes as normal.
Apply a thin coat of mascara and let dry.
Apply Transplanting Gel to lashes, base to tip.
While gel is still wet, apply fibers
Reapply the Transplanting Gel to secure fibers to your lashes and let dry.
If I want a little extra length or thickness, I add more gel to the very tips of my lashes, then apply more fibers and secure with gel. I do this up to 3 times total to get some extra va-va-voom.