When it comes to mascara I know what I like and what I don’t like. I don’t like clumpy lashes, but I’d like volume and length so when this L’Oreal Paris False Lash Superstar X Fiber Mascara popped through my letterbox promising extreme length and volume I couldn’t wait to try! This actually arrived a couple of days before our trip to Bath and I decided to take the gamble and try it whilst I was away and pack it in my travel makeup bag.
As you can see this mascara comes with two different steps. Step 1 is a volumising black primer that thickens the look of each lash to build extreme volume. Step two has lengthening fibers enriched with 20X more fibers (vs Superstar Original) for extreme length. I’ve not been a fan of fibre or two step mascaras in the past but what I really liked about this is that the primer is black. In the past I’ve used mascaras with a white primer which can be a little annoying to use when in a rush in the morning, and let’s face it I’m in a rush most mornings when applying my makeup. Having a black primer means that I can add a quick coat to the lashes and I don’t have to worry if I miss any bits when applying the fibres.
Again with fibers, they’ve not been my favourite in the past because they tend to fall onto my cheeks, bend and can look rather messy. I have ended up with lots of fibers in my eyes with other fiber mascaras and it’s all just been a bit of a faff really… What do I think of the False Lash Superstar X Fiber mascara? I actually really like it. I’ve been opting for one coat of the primer and one coat of the fibers for more of a natural everyday look but you can layer the steps for a more dramatic false lash look. It definitely lengthens without clumping the lashes when you use one coat. The more you add the higher the chance you will end up with clumpy lashes but I find that with most mascaras I use to be honest.
The wand for step one has an hourglass shape and the formula is quite dry although still very easy to apply, as mentioned it is black so it does coat the lashes nicely and actually looks pretty decent on it’s own. Step two has a slightly curved yet slim wand which I really like, it really grabs onto the lashes nicely and the formula for this is slightly wetter and glides on much easier. For the image above I have used two coats of each step for the top lashes and one coat for the bottom just so you can see the effect without adding too much product but still giving them enough length and volume.
I have really enjoyed using this mascara and if you are a fan of fiber mascaras or that false lash effect then I’d definitely recommend giving it a go.
Are you a fan of two step or fiber mascaras? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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