Once in a while, even a girl on a budget has to splurge, and while I was in Sephora the other day, I spotted Too Faced's new Better Than False Lashes mascara. I didn't think anything could get me to plunk down $35 (yes, that's not a typo) for mascara. Even my beloved Diorshow is only $23, and I thought that was steep. Still, I had a $25 gift card from my sister to spend, so I decided to just go for it.
Even though it's a few extra steps, it's not really a difficult process. I just make sure I have both tubes open and ready to go so my lashes don't dry between coats. The fiber brush is a spoolie-type brush and the fibers are very dry, like cotton. This is why you need the first coat of mascara- otherwise these wouldn't adhere to your lashes.
The mascara itself has a medium sized brush and when you pull the brush out of the tube, it wipes very clean- no clumps.
So were my results anything like that picture on the box? Not quite...but my lashes got as long as they ever have without using falsies. Take a look...
Here's my before:
Here's my lashes after adding the nylon fibers. You can sort of see them on my lashes if you look closely:
Here's the after picture:
This is with one eye done, and the other with nothing. You can really see how dramatic it is in this picture:
Finally, the last picture is with both eyes done:
So is it worth the splurge? I would say yes and no. Even though this gave incredible length and volume, I've tried some drugstore mascaras that come pretty close for a fraction of the price. And I probably wouldn't use this every day. But on the flip side, it's totally worth having on hand for evening, because I'd much rather use this than false lashes.
Have any of you tried this? If not, do you think you would spend $35 on it?