Recently I had the opportunity to try out the Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System. This is a three step system with two products.
The Website Claims:
The look of false lashes has never been easier or more affordable with this do-it-yourself system that’s an alternative to messy false lashes and expensive lash extensions. The activating mascara base and top coat is designed specifically to melt and seal the Flexistretch nylon fibers into long, thick, dramatic lashes without the risk, mess, or commitment of other false lash alternatives. Unlike traditional fiber mascaras, Better Than False Lashes allows you to dial up the lengthening fibers so you easily get better, longer, thicker, more dramatic lashes instantly. A three-step lash extension system that includes an activating mascara base and top coat and Flexistretch™ nylon lash fibers.
This set contains:
- 0.30 oz Activating Mascara Base & Top Coat
- 0.02 oz Flexistrech™ Nylon Lash Fibers
Too Faced is a cruelty-free brand.
Does it live up to its claims?
Yes. It’s complicated for me. Because of my technique for applying mascara, or my lash shape, I get the best results when I apply the system in the following order:
1. Smashbox Lash Primer (not part of the system, but how I get the best results)
2. Nylon Lash Fibers
3. Activating Mascara Top coat
A video of me applying it in the order that I get the best results.
With the Smashbox Lash Primer, Nylon Fibers and Activating Mascara.
When I apply the system as:
1. Activating Mascara Base coat
2. Nylon Lash Fibers
3. Activitating Mascara Top Coat
I get mediocre results.
This is when applying the Activating Mascara, Nylon Fibers and Activating Mascara.
Would I purchase?
Here’s where it gets complicated for me. I would absolutely purchase the nylon fibers on their own. As a system, maybe? Probably, yes.
I get the best results when I add in a third product (the Smashbox lash primer). Again, it may be the way I apply mascara, it may be the shape of my lashes, but I don’t feel I get good results using the mascara system the way it’s intended to be used.
I don’t feel like the Activating Mascara works as a good base coat for me though it works well as a top coat. I wish I could figure out exactly why.
As far as the nylon fibers go, this is the best delivery mechanism for them that I’ve ever tried! Too Faced did a wonderful job with the nylons! I’ve tried a few other nylon systems like this and they were messy, got in my eyes (which is awful because I wear contacts!!!) and never gave me good results. I get GREAT results with Too Faced’s nylon part of the system.
I think that if you like nylon mascaras, you should try this mascara. It really does give amazing results!
Rating overall (3 for the Mascara, 5 for the nylons, so the overall average is 4)
Have you tried any nylon fiber mascara systems? What’s your favorite mascara?
Product sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.
Tags: Too Faced, Video Review
I just picked this up over the weekend. I’ve only tried it once but let’s just say I’m keeping the receipt and box for now. The first eye was a hot mess. I used the products as described and my outer lashes were clumped together. Maybe I used too much of the nylon fibers. The 2nd eye turned out better with more conservative use of the nylon fibers at the ends of my lashes rather than the entire length of the lashes. The end result was that the lashes definitely were longer and looked very nice on the 2nd eye. I’ll try it a few more times before I commit. I think it would be great if Too Faced sold the fibers on their own.
I’m not sure if you watched my video or not, but I find that I get clumpy, unimpressive lashes if I use the activating base coat. If I use my normal lash primer, I get awesome results. In the video, I show myself applying my lash primer, the nylons, and then the mascara.
I will check it out Phyrra, thank you! I think I have some lash primer in my stash.
I’ve heard from a couple other reviewers that they would buy the nylon part but not the mascara part as well – I really hope Too Faced listens and comes out with the nylon part only.
Me, I’d like to try the nylon part, but I have so many mascaras around that I can’t justify buying the whole set!
The Nylon part is so awesome! Too Faced did a great job with it! I’ve tried other nylons like that and they got all over the place. I’m not sure how TF did it, but it really applies uniformly.
That is the first thing I said when I saw this, I just want the nylon fiber bit lol. As it turns out a few other reviews also emphasize on how cool it would be cos I imagine the base/top coat to be sticky so the fibers adhere ? And wet/sticky mascara stuffs don’t flatter my lashes
I need to go check out some other reviews on this! I didn’t realize everyone was saying this, but I definitely agree with the sentiment.
I want to try this! I love fiber mascaras and I love Too Faced!
Me too Eugenia
I have not tried this product YET. But I am certain I will. The never ending quest for the perfect mascara for me. As a youngster I had FABULOUS lashes and used to use a now discontinued Revlon Mascara called Fabulash! My lashed were thick and long without being tarantula. Now I’m 51 and I am using Latisse to help my thinning lashes (spots anyways) and I’m getting great length but all the new mascara seem to make my pretty decent lashes stick together and look thinner than they are so I like long and lushly thick. So my go to alltime favorite mascara is Bare Escentuals Weather Everything. which naturally has been discontinued but I have a small hoarded stash so for special drop dead lash events I layer this and then I add either IT Cosmetics mascara, Mally Mascara, or Benefit Their Real. And I will get some lashes that are worthy of photos and advertising! I do like most of the Buxom mascaras and Bare Escentuals but none of them come close to the Weather Everything. For me the brush and the formula was the cat’s meow! Every opportunity I get I bemoan that it isn’t available any longer. Everyone’s lashes are different so all our searches and satisfaction and results will be different! Back to the quest and spending all my $$$$ to find IT, sometimes I think I should make my own formula, but I really wish I could get on a bunch of companies list to be their official tester. I’d make a darned good one!
Out of curiosity have you tried keeping the brush from one of your Weather Everything containers, cleaning it off, and then using it in another mascara?
The result looks great! I have seen similar products in the form of loose fibers in jars that you have to dip a mascara wand in, and it seemed very messy. I am interested though because I have short thin lashes.
If i get it right, the fibers didn’t cause any fallout due to the application system? and that it comes in a mascara tube?
Yes! I’ve tried those silk and they were horrible! I got nylons all over me
correct, the fibers work well with this system.
I received this as a gift. I would definitely purchase the fibers by themselves, but not the set. I have much better results with L’Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes, and with less work!
I believe Alcone makes a product that is nothing but nylon fibers for exactly this purpose. They’re just white fibers which you apply between coats of mascara. It’s a dry product. I got something similar from Amazon last year called DivaDerme Lash Extender. The difference is the fibers are black. You’d think this would make this easier, but it doesn’t. Simply because you wind up with some of the black fibers on your cheeks & under your eyes. They really gleep onto skin oils. So if you’ve already got your foundation on, they’re a pain in the ass to clean up. I’m planning on buying the white Alcone lash fibers next week because of this. The DivaDerme Extender definitely works but they’re too much work. Incidentally, the ones I have are made from cellulose.