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.
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.