When I first saw the ads for the new ModelCo Fibre Lash Mascara, I was intrigued by the concept. It's a two part formula applied in three steps that claims to give the effect of false lashes without the need for all the fussing. Probably the most exciting and unusual part of this product is the use of little fibres, intended to add volume and length to the lashes. When I saw that May's CLEO magazine came with this mascara, I couldn't help but pick it up!
The version I received with CLEO came in double ended, black, plastic packaging. From what I can gather, the actual one that you can purchase comes in a two separate shiny mascara tubes. Much prettier but slightly less convenient.
On one end is the Extension Mascara. The brush is quite a large, old fashioned, wire and bristle brush. Some might be a bit unenthusiastic about this brush, but I love a good wire and bristle brush. I find they work best on my lashes to separate and curl.
On the other end is the much more exciting Lash Fibres brush. A long, thin, bristle brush used to apply the little lash fibres.
Above is a picture of my natural lashes, for reference.
Step 1: Apply a coat of the Extension Mascara. This step will ensure that the fibres stick to the lashes.
Step 2: Apply a coat of the Lash Fibres. If you are after a lot of volume, I would suggest concentrating a lot of fibres on the mid-lengths of your lashes. If you are after length, then concentrate the fibres on the ends. If, by chance, you are after both volume and length, go crazy and absolutely cover your lashes with the fibres, as I have done in the picture above.
Step 3: Apply a final coat of the Extension Mascara. This coat should cover the fibres, align them with the natural lashes and pull them up and out, creating extra length. I was surprised at how easily the fibres were covered. Now, how about a comparison:
The picture above on the left, is of my natural lashes. The one on the right is of my lashes after the above three steps. As you can see from the above picture, the lengthening capabilities of this mascara are pretty good. I would say good enough to rival many of the lengthening mascaras I have tried. It does pretty well to add body to the lashes too, however, I definitely wouldn't say that it meets it's claims of giving the look of false lashes.
There are also a few small things I didn't like about this mascara. The main one is the price. At $48AU it's incredibly expensive. I doubt I will be purchasing this one when my free on runs out. After a couple of uses, I also noticed that the fibres infiltrated the mascara, resulting in clumping and a somewhat messy finish.
Overall, I think this is a decent mascara that would be great for anyone after a product that works to lengthen lashes without the need for false lashes. For me, it doesn't quite do enough to make me willing to pay such a hefty price.
Overall Score: 6/10