What Not to Buy: Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System

Although you probably wouldn’t guess it, I keep my get-ready routine pretty streamlined. Makeup that’s too fussy or hard to apply is needless especially when the trend is going toward BB Creams and other all-in-one type products that save time and money. Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System $35 is one of those annoying products that shouldn’t exist. My sister bought the system a few months back and wasn’t impressed so she gave it to me to try. They call it a 3-step system (using only 2 products?) where you first base coat using the mascara, then add nylon fibers which are one of the worst ideas ever to be produced in the world of cosmetics if you ask me. They fly off, get in your eyes, and add nothing but clumps to lashes which is exactly what you’re trying to avoid. The third step is more mascara over top which then displaces the fibers and moves them into your mascara tube. It’s just a big mess.

The mascara itself is fine- I like the formula and the brush, but the fiber stuff is just bad. If you’re looking for fuller lashes, skip the gimmics and go get Latisse. It’s FDA approved to be in your eyes and works like magic.

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Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Applying eye shadow isn’t always a trip to the beach, that’s why it’s especially frustrating when it creases, wears off or changes color. Until a recent scouting trip to Sephora, I had given up on shadow primers altogether. I thought they were all a scam only adding to the problem, they were heavy, chalky and would often crease all on their own even before adding shadow.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance though is the real deal. This brand new silicone based formula is lightweight, colorless, and just the smallest amount does the trick. My powder shadow is more intense, and it gives my cream shadow something to really grab on to while still maintaining total blendability. Another trick I’ve discovered is adding a thin layer right under the lower lash then setting it with powder- your mascara won’t creep south leaving that familiar black ring beneath the eye.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance