Heather Orr of Younique Cosmetics was kind enough to get in touch with me and ask me if I had ever used Younique Products, admittedly I hadn't, but I had heard about their 3D fiber lashes and was curious. Heather sent me a complimentary 3D fiber lash, and I'm really exited to tell you guys what I think!
My First Impressions on Packaging:
It arrived in a beautiful bit of purple tissue with the flourish print pattern on it in black. I was really pleased with how nicely it was wrapped and sent to me. It did take about 2 weeks to arrive, I'm not sure if this is typical, but I did receive beyond excellent customer service so despite the wait I really have nothing to complain about there. The 3D Fiber lash arrives in this really nice quilted case - very similar to a sunglass case. The case is hard shelled and really expensive looking so if you're a sucker for packaging like I am you'll love this. Also super easy to throw in your travel bag or purse. I also am a huge fan of the matte/glossy packaging of the actual tubes. So for a $35 product I am super impressed by the quality of the presentation and the materials used in the packaging.
My First Impressions on the Product:
Transplanting gel is not a mascara as I found out, reading the instructions, it is more of a glue/sealer. When I opened it to see what it was like, it was indeed very gel like. It is black in colour, so it's not clear or noticeable when layered over your normal mascara. I really liked that it has almost no scent, and the scent that it does have is very clean, but like I said very very faint, not chemically smelling like I half expected. The Natural Fibers as I also found out in the instructions, are all natural, green tea fibers, so really interesting concept. The idea is that you apply your favourite mascara, the transplanting gel, and then before it dries - the natural fibers, and finally you seal them with another coat of the gel. I have to say I was a little worried about the fibers, simply because I imagined there would be a lot of fallout and I could end up with it in my eye and how unpleasant would that be? It also says in the instructions to have a lash comb handy to remove any clumps of fibers. I have to say that when you put the fibers on initially it looks like you have fluffy black lashes, very muppet-like, but when you seal them with the gel, the wand really does a nice job at separating your lashes and taming the "fluffies".
After trying it myself I am absolutely amazed at how user friendly it is and how dramatic the effect is, I really wasn't expecting it to be so easy to use.
This is a really gorgeous dramatic look, and if you're like me and can't be bothered with False Lashes, the glue the hassle of getting them even or hiding the track then I would definitely go with this system. It's so easy to do, and it's not clumpy and it really does give this beautiful, full, and dramatic look! I am fortunate and have long lashes to begin with so for me this is a special occasion lash-look, but I think if you have short or sparse lashes this would be a really great everyday look, thats not difficult or time-consuming like false-lashes can be. Overall a definite Must-Have! If you want to try it for yourself click here.
My mother brought up a good point though and questioned if this product would be safe for contact wearers like herself so she offered to test it out for me, so look forward to that update - later this week!