Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Mascara

We’ve had a warm spell here in San Francisco, so I’m coming at you with a quick video in which I wear an entirely winter-inappropriate outfit. If my romper and bright pink lipstick will make the rest of you in the Northern Hemisphere weep, I’ll do my best to make this post worth your while.

I always feel like mascara reviews make much better videos than blog posts because it’s so much better to see the mascara in action and get a true before-and-after. Especially one like the one I’m reviewing today–Too Faced Better Than False Lashes (re: the post title)–because it’s one of those 3-step systems with the nylon fibers.

Better than false lashes mascara

Close-up of the mascara wands

Basically, you put on the mascara, add on those white fuzzy bits, and put more mascara on top. The first coat makes your lashes sticky for the fibers to attach correctly, while the third melds the fibers with your lashes to really add volume and extend them.

The good:

  • You can see in the video that my lashes really look longer with this mascara.
  • It lasts all day.
  • It’s easier and more natural-looking than false lashes.

The bad:

  • It’s easy to mess up. See the video for my clumpy mistakes.
  • Once you mess up, the more you try to fix it, the worse it gets. Again, see the video.
  • This doesn’t keep my straight lashes curled as well as other mascaras.
  • It feels a bit sticky on the lashes for a while.

I really like this product, but I wouldn’t pay full price for it. Luckily, I found this set at Nordstrom Rack, because Too Faced came out with a newer version of this product. It’s called “Better Than False Lashes Extreme” and sells for $35. But, I wouldn’t go for that one if you can find this older version for cheaper: on their website, the new one is rated just under 3 stars out of 5. Not great! And definitely not significantly better than this version.

If you can find this one for a deal like I did (I believe I paid around $10), it’s totally worth a try. Otherwise, if you’re curious about this kind of mascara but don’t want to pay full price for a high-end one, drugstore brands are coming out with these fiber-duo-types. Milani is one such brand. Of course, I can’t speak to how the cheaper ones work, but I’m fairly certain that any product like this will work about the same way.

Have you tried these fiber mascara duos? Or some kind of mascara primer? What do you think?

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