I saw the advert for the Fibre Lash mascara and got quite excited. It claims to be “falsh lashes in a bottle” which is a bold statement to be fair. Having tried a multitude of lash lengthening techniques over the years, I thought that Fibre Lash might be worth a punt, if only to compare it with all the other products I’ve tried and help other people make an informed decision should they be considering purchasing it.
I bought mine brand new on eBay – £32 I got it for, which is £3 under the RRP. As far as I’ve seen, Fibre Lash is only available direct through Boots. This is exceptionally pricey for a mascara and I remember tutting when I purchased some Mac false lashes a couple of years ago after finding out the price, so this really was a considered purchase for me. I started to believe that Fibre Lash might actually work.
Upon receipt, I opened it to find Danni Minogue’s endorsement of Fibre Lash plastered over the box. Hmm, well, if its good enough for Danni then its good enough for me, surely?
You get a lengthening mascara and a separate wand that is just full of lash fibres.
How to apply: Use the lengthening mascara on dry, clean lashes. Then apply a coat of lash fibres, followed by another coat of the lengthening mascara. The result? Supposedly, a great false lash look! Except, I didn’t really find that to be the case.
My main gripe with Fibre Lash is the price in relation to the quality. The lenghtneing mascara is just like your standard mascara tht you could pick up for a few £, and it smells a bit weird too. The fibres are a unique idea, but you don’t get many for your money. I can honestly say that after applying Fibre Lash mascara, I couldn’t tell a difference between that and the Gosh Amazing Length ‘n’ Build mascara I was using before.
With Fibre Lash, you really need to take your time to perfect the look, but for me, even after taking the time I didn’t feel the effect was anything incredible. I could get more length with my Gosh mascara and there’s another problem with Fibre Lash…it made my lashes go really hard and clumpy. I literally put on 2 coats of the lengthening mascara and 1 coat of fibres and I felt like I’d just had my lashes glued together.
I have now gone back to my Gosh mascara for the time being – an £8 mascara that, in my opinion, puts Fibre Lash to shame.
Save your pennies girls…
My mascara CV:
- Mac false eyelashes – very good, worth the price and can be re-used. 8/10
- Hollywood lashes – proper false lashes – I liked them very much, they looked amazing, but ripped some of my real lashes out and i started to get dependent on them. 6/10
- Yves Saint Laurent False Lash Effect – another very good mascara, pricey but worth it. 8/10
- Gosh Amazing Length ‘n’ Build Mascara – the best I have found so far 9/10
- Dior Blackout Mascara – used to be my favourite mascara. Might give it another whirl sometime 9/10
..and a whole host of others from many years ago.