FTC: I received this product for free to review on Amazon. I am not required to write a blog post, I am doing this because I want to inform consumers. All opinions are my own. This post contains an affiliate link.
A few weeks ago I was emailed by “Hannah” from Lash Factory cosmetics. She inquired if I would like to review their fiber mascara. I agreed because I love makeup and had never tried fiber mascara. Before this email, I had never heard of Lash Factory Cosmetics.
If you’re an active instagrammer or makeup lover, I’m sure you have heard of Younique makeup. Here is a photo of what Younique’s fiber lash case and mascara look like:
And here is a photo of Lash Factory’s mascara & case:
Coincidence? There’s a possibility.. I don’t know for a fact but a lot of people are saying Lash Factory ripped off Younique, both with packaging and product. Anywho, onto the actual review.
When I was approached to review the Lash Factory Fiber Lashes, I was excited. And then I received the product. The directions were confusing.
They said to apply your regular mascara. Wait, so I have to apply a third party product first? What’s the point of this product
then? I was baffled. They don’t even refer to their product as mascara on the packaging or tube! In my original Amazon review, I wrote that this product was not mascara and that it was very misleading.
- it wasn’t referenced as mascara on the packaging or tube itself
- I had to apply a third party mascara
What happened next? The owner emailed me! She was very unhappy and said that I was hurting her business by LYING and saying it was not mascara. She claimed to own a small business. TIP: More often then not, companies claim to own a small business as to make reviewers feel bad. No matter what, be honest.
Whether she owns a small business or not, I wasn’t going to feel bad. If the packaging doesn’t call the product mascara, I won’t either. By becoming a reviewer, I agreed to be honest and fair. I’m here to help consumers make smart decisions, not throw their money away.
Back to the product. When I applied the “mascara” and then the fiber “mascara” this is what my lashes looked like:
as you can see, the fibers fell off onto my cheek. Every time I wiped, more fell. The product description actually emphasizes that it doesn’t flake.Uhm, no. I know you might think that I applied to much but I kept apply until you could tell that there were fibers. Aside from that, I could not leave the “mascara” on longer than five minutes because it causes a GREAT irritation to my eyes. My eyes started to water and itch SO bad. It was also challenging to remove. It doesn’t claim to be waterproof but it seemed to be while I was attempting to remove it.
I do not, by any means, have sensitive eyes. My eyes improve every year (according to my eye doctor) and I get Pond’s Cold Cleanser in my eye ALL the time by accident while removing makeup. Never bothers me. But this “mascara” is terrible.
Overall, here is what I didn’t like:
- flakes (even though they claim it wont)
- won’t wash off easily (even though they claim it will)
- smells bad
- directions say don’t apply to bottom eyelashes (
realsafe mascara wouldn’t say this)
- caused an unbearable eye irritation
- costs way more than it’s value
- owner was unhappy after asking me to write an honest review. Uhm, no. Here’s you honesty 🙂
- it clumps (much easier than any other brand i’ve used)
Do you recommend Lash Factory Fiber Mascara?
No, I absolutely do NOT recommend this product to ANYONE. It is the worst eye makeup I have ever used. If you have money, RUN. It it is NO way worth $20! Get a couple E.l.f. mascaras or just ANYTHING but not this sorry excuse for makeup. If you have sensitive eyes, this is going to be a terrible nightmare for you.
Because the seller complained about my first Amazon review, I wrote a new one. The first review I gave 4 stars but now I gave 3 stars for the second one. The only reason it didn’t get one star was because
- I actually did like the way it LOOKED
I’m not saying don’t try Fiber Lashes, I’m saying don’t try the Lash Factory Fiber Lashes. You’ll waste $20 and you could buy much better makeup for $20! But if you DO want to try them, click here to visit the Amazon page
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