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Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Review
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
I'm sure most of you have heard of the brand Younique and their best selling product, the Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes. I have seen amazing before and after photos floating around on blogs, Youtube and Instagram so when I was contacted by the lovely Michaela, I jumped at the chance to review them for you guys!
I have semi-typical Asian eyelashes. They are stick straight and point downwards, but they are also fairly long compared to other Asians. This means that the most important thing for me is to find a mascara that holds the curl after painstakingly clamping away at my lashes! I was worried that the fiber system would be similar to the ever popular Dejav Fiberwig mascara that did not not hold my curl at all, but I can tell you now, holding a curl is not a problem with this product.
"Our simple three-step process combines Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers to help create the appearance of incredible thickness and volume to your existing lashes. Watch as your lashes transform into something you have only dreamed of! The 3D Fiber Lashes are water resistant but easily washes off with warm water and facial cleanser at the end of the day. Try it! It will quickly become your favorite makeup must-have!"- Younique website
The system comes inside this luxurious, classy case which is extremely sturdy and well made. I was stunned when I received it- I think it's absolutely beautiful! Double thumbs up for the packaging.
Inside are two tubes, securely strapped in place. The first is the Moonstruck Transplanting gel and the second is the Moonstruck Natural Fibers. Both have a shiny lid and matte body which looks odd to me- I think a matte finish all over would look much better, but this is just a minor detail!
The transplanting gel is thick, black and inky and has quite a dry formula so expect a bit of 'crunching' when you swipe this through your lashes. Although it looks like a regular mascara, it has no visible effect on the eyelashes. It's purpose is to provide a 'sticky' surface for the fibers to adhere to.
The natural fibers have the texture of black cotton candy! They are tiny, soft and 'hairy', and are made entirely of green tea, which is altogether surprising and awesome.
To prepare your eyelashes for optimal results, first apply one thin coat of your own regular favorite mascara and let it dry. Then, apply Moodstruck Transplanting Gel to your lashes.
Immediately following, and while the gel is still wet, apply the Moodstruck Natural Fibers.
Reapply the Transplanting Gel a second time to secure the natural fibers onto your lashes.
I read a few reviews online which emphasised the importance of applying the fibers immediately after the transplanting gel, so I highly recommend unscrewing the tops of both tubes and holding them both in one hand for easy access.
Below are my bare eyelashes. They are thin, straight and are more than 1cm long.
Step 1- I curled my eyelashes concentrating the curl at the base and middle of my lashes. You really want the tips of your eyelashes to be pointing straight up as this is the direction the fibers will follow. I applied a very light coat of Maybelline's Collosal Lash Mascara in waterproof, making sure there were no clumps. If you start off with clumps, you will only end up with bigger, spidery clumps!
Step 2- Apply one coat of transplant gel immediately followed by a coat of fibers. They key here is to move fast and DO NOT apply too many fibers in one go! You want to be building up thin layers of product to avoid clumps. You can see how lengthened my lashes look, yet they still look wispy and natural!
Step 3- Repeat this process as many times as you want, but always make sure to finish with a coat of transplant gel to seal in the fibers, otherwise they will flake on to your face.
I find that there is not much visible difference between 2 and 3 coats, so I usually stop at 2. The most important points are to make sure you start off with adequately curled lashes and to apply light layers of fibers. If you want bigger, dramatic eyelashes I recommend you start off with a thick layer of mascara first.
I have read reviews where bloggers have said that the system is time consuming. The whole process, after applying regular mascara, only takes me 2 minutes for 2-3 coats! Yes, this probably isn't the product for you if you like to roll out of bed and straight to work, but after some practice, it really doesn't take long to perfect.
In terms of flaking, I noticed that my left eyelashes flaked where my right eye didn't because my hair touches my left eye due to my parting. I'm talking minimal flaking here, maybe 3 flakes within hours of wear. Anything that touches these lashes will make them more prone to flaking so be wary if you have a hairstyle (or itchy fingers) that touch your eyelashes.
I found that my eyelashes did droop very slightly by the end of the day, but that is to be expected because of the extra weight of the fibers. Overall, I was really happy with how well the product held my curl.
Removing the product is easier than removing 2 coats of waterproof mascara, my lashes were 100% mascara-free after 1 wash with my Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser.
Usually when I wear regular mascara and take a full face photo, you can't even see my lashes. Now you can see them which is a huge difference!
I hope you all enjoyed this long and involved review. This product definitely works for my Asian lashes, and where it is an extra step in my routine, I love using it on days where I don't want to wear false lashes but still want my natural lashes to be well... visible!
The system retails for $38 AUD/$29 USD, which is much more pricey than a regular mascara. But then again this is no regular mascara- the pictures are proof! If money is no problem for you, I'd say definitely try it out!
You can buy your new lashes from Michaela's store.
*I received this product for free for review purposes. All my opinions are 100% honest.