Never have a tried a brand and product that engendered such controversy and passion! In a Facebook group of makeup artists and enthusiasts that I belong to, there have been so many posts and photos about Younique 3D Fiber Lashes, some positive, others negative, all extremely passionate. It seems that everyone has an opinion on this brand and product.
Well, I didn’t have an opinion because I hadn’t tried them. I prefer to make up my own mind. I received an invitation from Kristen Youmans, one of the independent salespeople at Younique, asking if I was interested in trying out Younique’s 3D Fiber Lashes. I definitely wanted to try them. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about! Also, have you noticed that fiber lashes, once a rarity, are now being launched by lots of makeup brands including some of the biggest? I needed to try it.
I wondered what were the fibers made out of, since I am putting them near my eyes? I learned that they are natural, made from green tea fibers. Good, that sounds gentle.
A few weeks ago, I received beautiful case from Younique. It looks like a luxury pen set from Montblanc.
Not sure I need that much packaging, but this way I won’t lose the product and it does work toward creating a high-end image for the brand. In the black case were two tubes: one with gel: Moodstruck Transplanting Gel and one with the fibers: Moodstruck Natural Fibers.
The set also came with directions on how to apply. There is a particular way to apply the lashes:
- Work on one eye at a time.
- Apply one coat of your own mascara, a lengthening mascara rather than a volumizing mascara: I used L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara and it worked fine.
- While the mascara is still wet, apply one coat of the Transplanting Gel.
- Next apply the fibers, as many or as few as suits you.
- Finally, apply another coat of the Transplanting Gel to seal in the fibers.
Because I read the directions quickly the first time I used the set, I didn’t apply the final coat of the Transplanting Gel and that was a mistake. As a result, I had a little bit of fiber fall out on one eye. “One trial learning” as we say in the psychology-biz: I didn’t make that mistake again. 😉
Prior to trying the product, I saw lots of photos posted on Facebook of women with spider lashes or lashes clumped together. Frankly, either that was a smear campaign or the women using the product that way wanted to look awful. 😈 If you apply Younique 3D Fiber Lashes with care and don’t rush through the process and don’t put on a ton of fibers at once, you’ll get good results: definitely longer lashes and lashes with more volume. I don’t like super-fat lashes, so I do not over-apply the fibers. If you want an even more dramatic look, you can apply more than I do. For fun, I tried going back and adding more gel and fibers after the first application, and my lashes got a little bit fatter and longer. And still no spider lashes or big clumpy lashes, thank goodness.
one eye without and one eye with Younique
one application of Younique fibers
2 applications of Younique fibers
So what’s my verdict? I like Younique 3D Fibers. For me, they provide a little more oomph than say, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, that gives me the most amped up lashes in a traditional mascara. I’d say that the fiber lashes were almost as good as adding a pair of “natural” false lashes, though Younique is much easier for me to apply than falsies. 😛
Younique 3D Lashes is priced at $29. They say it’s for an 8 week supply, but I would say that would be if you are using it constantly. It’s going to last me much longer than that. I don’t need lashes quite this big to go grocery-shopping at Market Basket, lol.
If you are interested in learning more, check out Kristen’s website here. In the past, I have heard some people complain of pushy sales tactics from some Younique sales people. You will not find that kind of behavior when dealing with Kristen. And if you try them, let me know what you think.