I’m super excited to be doing my first ever beauty review! I’ll be reviewing the Youniue 3D fibre lashes mascara. I’m a sucker for mineral make up and my base foundation and blusher is mineral already. So I jumped at the chance to review this product when contacted by Sandy. I’m all for natural products especially where it comes to them being used on my skin.
Excuse the selfies but apart from turning to Arjun to take pics of me, I had little to no choice!
What were my first impressions? When this little baby arrived, I was really impressed with the packaging. There’s a little case which sort of resembles a hard spectacles case with really nice engraved design which holds not one, but TWO applicators – the 3D fibre lashes and the fibre gel. The packaging is swanky, sleek and definitely aesthetically pleasing. Pretty impressive for a £23 mascara. I hoped the product would be just as good!
As you can see from the before pictures, I am definitely not gifted in the eyelash department. Not only do I have very few hairs, they’re also pretty light which means I often look like I have none!
Finding the right mascara for me is pretty tricky as I really can’t stand ones that make your lashes look like spider legs or become clumpy. I like my lashes to be separated but have length and a little volume.
Firstly, the brushes. I was a little daunted by the 3D fibre brush which has millions of tiny fibres attached to it (as the name suggests!). I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to apply it correctly.
The gel brush resembled that of my existing mascara (L’oreal) so I felt confident with that.
Thankfully I read the instructions which clearly advise you to really get the gel off the brush before applying to stop clumping. I found it really easy to apply my first round of gel. The brush glided through my lashes easily and it did a good job at separating them. I used elegant soft strokes and not too many.
Once I’d done my first layer of gel, I got to the scary bit – applying the fibre lashes. It really isn’t bad at all! Again, I used soft strokes and was sure to remove any excess with my fingers (there wasn’t much). I noticed an immediate difference.
I applied three layers of each in total although I’m guessing someone with “normal” lashes would only need two. I was pleasantly surprised that even I, Miss Accident Prone, managed to apply it without any major disasters or clumping!
I was really pleased with the results – my lashes looked a lot fuller and gave me the same effect as false lashes without the heavy feeling on my upper lid. I could probably achieve similar results with my normal day wear mascara but would definitely end up enduring clumping. My normal mascara feels dry against my lashes where as the Younique gel maintained just the right moisture. I also like the fact that it’s very easy to build up the heaviness. I was going for length and volume and I was able to achieve this with long soft strokes. To increase the heaviness, I’d just need to do a few more layers.
The only down side is that this mascara takes a little longer to apply than my normal day wear mascara due to the layers procedure but I do believe that this is part of being able to achieve the look I was able to. I probably wouldn’t wear this mascara on a daily basis but will definitely be using it for parties, weddings and when I go out. Basically for more special occasions than going to work or moping around the house with Arjun and mopping up poo or vomit!
Also, one or two fibres did end up dropping just below my eye so be sure to clean up once applying.
I sometimes find other branded mascaras can cause irritation to my eyes. I wore this for a good 6/7 hours and felt no irritation which I’m guessing is down to the fact that it’s a natural product. My eyes also looked the same as when I applied the mascara 7 hours later. Excuse the lightening scar!
All in all, I’d definitely recommend this product – I’m really pleased with the results I managed to easily achieve. I’m by no means a makeup Guru so if I can use it, anyone can! I’m looking forward to replacing my false lashes at parties and weddings for this mascara where I can. It’s great value for money.
If you’re interested in purchasing this, you can do by visiting Sandy’s page.
Thanks for reading x
Disclosure: This product was received to review. All my opinions and beliefs about this product are honest and my own. This blog is solely written and edited by me. Harps x