November 26, 2010

Review: Make Up For Ever Lash Fibers

Price: $20 USD/$23 CAD
Size: 0.33 oz

Ingredients:  Water, Oryza Sativa Cera, Sucrose Sterate, Synthetic Beeswax, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Pentyceride Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, C77891, Polybutene, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Gylcol, Nylon-66, Ammonium Acryloyl-Dimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25, Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Hydrated Silica.

What it claims to do: MAKE UP FOR EVER Lash Fibers double your lashes for a full, fluttering look. They are the perfect way to add length and volume to your lashes and are a great base to mascara.

I bought the MUFE Lash Fibers about  three weeks ago and was completely disappointed. I really tried to like this product. I tested all different types and brands of mascara over it, I let it completely dry before applying mascara, I tried applying mascara when it wasn't fully dry,  I applied it to my lashes from root to tip, I even applied it just to the tips of my lashes. The result was almost always the same - I had to remove my mascara and just start over.

The first time I used the lash fibers, I somehow managed to get some of the fibers in my eye and I spent a good 15 minutes trying to get my eye to stop itching (I ended up having to just use makeup remover and start over). Not a good start, right? It gets worse. I applied the fibers and waited for the white mascara base to dry. It didn't take long to dry, but when it did dry, my lashes looked terrible. The product had uncurled half the lashes so I ended up with a few curled lashes, some lashes that were pointing straight down, and some that were half uncurled and sticking every which way. Not a problem, I just recurled my lashes and proceeded to apply my mascara (MUFE Smoky Lash mascara). 

After just one coat, I was already unhappy with the product. My mascara wand had removed some of the fibers so I was left with very uneven looking lashes. Not only that, they looked clumpy and crusty. I was running late for work at this point, so I decided to just let it be and see how my lashes looked at the end of the day.

Halfway through the day, I looked in the mirror and almost laughed at my reflection. More of the fibers had disappeared and my lashes were looking even more uneven than they had looked in the morning. Also, how do you feel about lashes that have a 90 degree angle at the tip? Doesn't sound too appealing, right? Some of the lash fibers were pointing in a completely different direction than my own lashes, so it definitely didn't look too natural. I took some vaseline and removed my mascara as quickly as I could.

I have a hard time recommending this product based on my experience with it. I think it would work for those of you lucky enough to have naturally curled lashes.  Definitely not the easiest product to use for us girls with straight lashes. It was a frustrating product to work with and the worst part is, it wasn't even worth it. I didn't find it to be lengthening, and it most definitely failed to "double my lashes for a full, fluttering look."

I'm starting to think maybe I just don't like lash fibers. I tried the Hard Candy lash fibers a while back and ended up tossing it.  I get a lot more volume and length from applying just a regular mascara. I would recommend purchasing the Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash mascara instead.

Would I repurchase? Not a chance. I should have returned it but I'm terrible about returning things.

Have you tried the MUFE Lash Fibers?
If you like it, how do you make it work??



Jewelrybead said...

Can't thank you enough for this review doll! I have been craving this product for some time now and have read mixed reviews on it. I trust your opinion and will skip this one!

Hope your Thanksgiving was lovely!


Elise said...

You're so welcome! I was hoping it would be a new favourite, but nope! Not even close haha