Now, here in Australia, we've always had some 'party plan' (for lack of a better term) cosmetics companies. Avon, Nutrimetics and Mary Kay are well known, household names. But in the last few years there have been some new players to the market. Younique is one of those.
Younique is an American company which was started by a brother and sister team in Sept 2012, and was launched here in April 2014. If you're a part of your local Buy, Swap, Sell group, I'm sure you've heard of them before. If you're like me, though, you've always been slightly skeptical about the products. The only time you ever see or hear anything about them it's from a Younique presenter, and if you're selling a product you're going to talk it up.
So when Kelly, a Younique presenter, asked if a blogger would be interested in trying the new, improved 3D fiber lash mascara, i put my hand up. Not only was it a chance to try out a product that I've heard quite a bit about, it was a chance to put up a no-holds-barred review, from someone who has absolutely nothing to do with the company.
Now, on to my ugly mug :D
I haven't experienced either with this. Actually, i haven't really experienced any negatives with this product. Once it's on, it's on. I don't find fibres on my face during the day, it doesn't irritate my eyes any more than any other mascara (and they've been super sensitive the last week). I haven't experienced panda eyes at all with it, even if i accidentally rub my eyes, and even after sleeping with it on, nothing (i know, we're not supposed to sleep with makeup on. Sue me). In saying all that it washes off easily in the shower with water (I've been using my Dr Hauschka cleansing sponge).
The hardest things I've found are getting used to applying it. It takes a little bit of practice to get used to getting a nice, even application (thus avoiding those clumps), and working out how to hold everything so you can apply the fibres in quick succession after the transplant gel (I've found i can hold both tubes in 1 hand, partial open, so i can quickly swap between both). Of course these problems are both easily fixed, the clumps can be combed out if they occur, and you do have a window of time to apply the fibres.
The Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ is on the pricier end for a mascara, at $38, however it's on par with Benefit's Roller Lash ($40), and the Fiber Lash does a double duty (and gives spectacular results). Honestly, i prefer this over Roller Lash, and if I'm forking out that kind of sum on a mascara, i want it to be amazing.
If you have any more questions, or would like to purchase Fiber Lashes+ for yourself, please contact Kelly Chippendale via her website Love Affair Lashes or on Facebook Love Affair Lashes. She's an absolute gem, lovely to talk to, and would be happy to answer any questions that you might have about this, or any other product Younique produces (there are some amazing looking products).
Thank you so much Kelly for the opportunity to review this product!