This is a sponsored post for Physicians Formula through Condé Nast but all opinions are my own.
Eyelash extensions freak me out. I'm just going to come out and say it. Not how you thought I'd start a review post, huh? There's just something about tiny fibers going onto your lashes that makes my eyeballs shudder.
So when I was offered the chance to check out the new Physician's Formula Eye Booster™ Instant Lash Extension Kit, I was a bit hesitant but still curious. I mean, I've done this dance before and those fibers HURT if you get them in your eye. Why would anyone put themselves through that?
For beauty blogging reasons, of course to show that not every eyelash extensions kit is alike (oooh, spoiler alert)!
For starters, the fiber extensions are all-natural, made mostly from cellulose with panthenol, botanical extracts and Vitamin E. The mascara formula contains a lash-boosting peptide to also enhance your natural lashes while you're faking it.
|First, you apply the mascara like you would any other mascara.|
|The next part is the tricky part: applying the extension fibers.|
The process is pretty simple.
1.First, you apply the mascara like you would any other mascara. To me, the mascara by itself wasn't that impressive and the formula was a bit too thin for my liking. I felt like application was like walking a very thin line between nicely coated lashes and spider legs. Tread lightly, my beauty babes. It slightly lifted and curled my lashes.
2. The next part is the tricky part: applying the extension fibers. Alas, I have figured out a pretty foolproof plan without getting any fibers in your eyes. My first tip is to tap the wand over the tube so they'll fall back in or over the garbage can if you don't mind losing some fibers to get off the excess. The next tip is to apply the fibers to lashes looking down so your eye is not really open to have fibers fall into. You'll want to apply the fibers to wet lashes so they'll stick.
3. Lastly, apply another coat of mascara to seal the fibers in and you're good to go!
Before / After
No fibers falling out here! Honestly, guys, I was surprised how much I really like this kit. Needless to say, all fiber extension kits are not created equal. As a contact wearer, sometimes my eyes like to get all sensitive on me (and I don't mean sending me love notes) and can water easily. This mascara did not budge or smudge nor did it irritate my eyes at any part of the day. My favorite part is how they made my lashes look like falsies. Nothing makes a girl happier than the look of false lashes without all the glue hassle.
What about removal, you ask? I used my normal eye makeup remover with a cotton ball, closed my eye and massaged the ball down my lashes instead of rubbing it all around. I found that was the easiest and again, kind of promised a foolproof way to not get any fibers into my eyes.
Would you try a fiber extension kit? Which one is your favorite?