Magnifibres Brush-On False Lashes

Magnifibres claim to give you a false lash effect, without needing falsies – by brushing on fibres to your lashes that can lengthen them by up to 5mm. In terms of eyelash length, that is a hell of a lot! As a short, stumpy eyelashed gal, I couldn’t wait to give it a go.

The tube looks like a standard tube of mascara, but once you open it up you see the wand looks almost like a stick of candy floss – with fluffy white fibres coming off it.

You apply your normal mascara, then brush through your lashes with Magnifibres – this leaves a coating of white fibres, which bulk up and add length to your lashes. You have to take care to look down as you apply it as if the particles get in your eye it can be quite uncomfortable. At this point your lashes look rather white, so you add another coat of your mascara and it’s as simple as that!

After trying the Magnifibres myself, I can see a slight difference – there is a little length added, and also a fuller lash effect. I notice the volume more than the length.

I don’t think I could substitute this to using false lashes, but to add a bit of oomph to your lashes without the hassle of sticking on falsies, this works a treat.

Magnifibres costs £19.50 from lookfantastic.com

Katy Perry’s Eylure Color Pop Lashes ‘Ka-Boom!’

Katy Perry has had a line of false eyelashes with Eylure for a while now – I am yet to try any of her classic collection, but I have always been impressed with all the Eylure lashes I’ve tried. They’re always a failsafe purchase!

The latest release from the Katy Perry / Eylure camp is the Color Pop Lashes – a range of lashes designed to give you a pop of colour with the volume and intensity of a false lash.

There are three colours in the range – Ka-Boom! (royal blue), Ka-Ching! (peacock green), Ka-Pow! (Purple), and also Ka-Zaaam! – a pack of individual lashes covering all of the colour options.

They look like a set of black false lashes, with another set of coloured lashes, with more sparse hairs, on top – this adds to the fullness of the lash, and means you get the colour coming through without it being too over the top.

Of course, anyone can wear any colour they like – but green and blue will bring out brown toned eyes, and blue and green will enhance blue toned eyes. Just to be a little different, I tried the blue – Ka-Boom!

The lashes themselves are, as always, great quality. They are rather long and fluttery, and according to Eylure, fit all eye shapes. The glue is included, and they are reusable.

As for the colour – is a subtle flash of colour – from a distance, no one would probably know the difference, and up close, it’s rather pretty. FAR nicer than coloured lashes! I think they’d be fab for a night at a club or something similar, especially if you like to play up your eyes. They’d also be great with a full-on smokey eye. Sometimes black lashes can get lost against black shadow, so these are a great way to break it up.

Katy Perry’s Color Pop Lashes are £6.45 per pack from Look Fantastic

ModelCo Fibre Lash Brush on False Lashes

As you may have gathered, I am quite a fan of eyelash enhancing products – mascaras, lengtheners and falsies; so when I was asked if I’d like to try out Model Co’s Fibre Lash of course, I said yes. I’d heard lots of great things about it – it won Harpers Bazaar UK’s ‘Best Lash Secret’ in 2011 and Boots sold 1 every 30 seconds when it launched in the UK.

Dannii Minogue, the ambassador for Fibre Lash says “I love my false lashes in a bottle – It is a beauty product that truly
delivers on its promise! Every girl needs a Fibre Lash in their makeup
kit, it’s your secret weapon for a flirty flutter. I have all of my
friends and family hooked!”

I was intrigued.

It works in a way that I had never tried before. This is no mascara that claims to give you longer, thicker lashes. This contains actual lash fibres which you brush on before the mascara, which thickens your lashes before your eyes.

To use Fibre Lash you first brush on the Lash Fibres which feels so strange on your eyes. It’s like getting cotton wool stuck to your eyelashes! You have to be careful when you apply them because it could be quite uncomfortable if you get the fibres in your eyes – although it’s not harmful. You then apply the Extension Mascara as you would your usual mascara, and if you want longer and thicker lashes, keep repeating these steps. I did two applications in the photo below.

As you can see from the ‘before’ photo, I naturally have very short, fair eyelashes – which were changed dramatically with the Fibre Lash. I wouldn’t say it’s the most thick my lashes have ever looked, but there is an obvious improvement and they do look a lot longer than my current mascara makes them.

Fibre Lash stayed put all day, with no weird transferring business, and no panda eyes. It was removed easily with eye make up remover, and came off in little tube shapes where it had been coating each individual lash.

Thumbs up from me! What do you think? Have you tried it before?

ModelCo have just launched www.fibrelash.com – the new dedicated site for Fibre Lash, so they are offering an exclusive gift with purchase (while stocks last) – when you buy a Fibre Lash set (for £35) you will receive a free ModelCo Lip Luxue Duo set worth £120.

Chance Discovery… Growing Lashes Cheaply

During the colder months my face has been really dry. Nothing I was using was seeming to help – it was desperately crying out for some re-hydration which I just couldn’t seem to give it. After bathing my kids one night and slathering on the Oilatum cream, I saw what a difference it made to their skin – they went from being dried up crisps to nice smooth bubbas. That night I decided to try it on my face. If it’s kind enough for babies it will be find enough for my mush. I think I’ve been using it for about 3 weeks now and my skin is loving it!

As I’ve applied it I’ve used it all over my face and neck – eyes included, and I’ve noticed a change in my eyelashes. I’m sure they’re longer! Now I’m not saying this will rival LiLash or any other eyelash growth stimulators on the market, but I’m pretty sure it’s making a difference, and only after 3 weeks. I decided to have a look back through my blog to see if there were any pictures which would be the proof. I found one from last year, and put it alongside one I took a few days ago. What do you think? I think there is a difference there.

Gah, it’s freaky seeing my eyes like that!

So it might be slight, and yes I’m wearing a different mascara so they look fatter… but the length has definitely changed. If you’re looking for a cheap way to grow your lashes, you should try Oilatum cream. Your face might love it too! You can pick it up in any chemist and its around £10 for a giant 500ml bottle with pump. I’ve also heard Vaseline can do the trick, might be worth a shot.