|Steps 1 & 3|
Here's how it works: First you apply 1-2 coats of the mascara as an activator so the nylon fibers have something to stick to. Next, you apply 1-2 coats of the fibers just as you would regular mascara. The nylon fiber applicator is a spool wand. Applying the fibers was an interesting experience! I felt like I was brushing thin strands of cotton onto my lashes. It was strange, but not difficult or uncomfortable. Finally, you seal the look with the golden tube of mascara.
Let's take a look at my lashes throughout application.
|after an activating coat|
|after brushing on the fibers. they can be a little messy, so just take your time!|
|after sealing the look with a few coats|
Upon first application, I wasn't sure what to make of the results. It's obviously a huge improvement from my bare lashes. The product lengthened my lashes and gave me some curl and volume, but it's not what I had envisioned when thinking of a product that was "better than false lashes." I wanted more volume and better separation. I decided to try again, this time using more fibers and really concentrating on the areas where I wanted the most volume. This yielded the look in the picture above.
Conclusion: Even though I didn't get a red-carpet lash look, Too Faced's Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System was better than false lashes for me. Why? Because I've never applied false lashes and they're not really my thing. What I'm into is any mascara that can get me as much length and volume as possible. BTFL are an easy on, easy off substitution for false lashes. Like I said earlier, the fibers absolutely add lots of length and I would purchase them if Too Faced ever sells them separately. I'm still in love with my LashGASM mascara and I can't wait to try more Too Faced products!