Oh, how I love a good mascara. I have tried many over the years, from the cheapest drugstore brands to gorgeously packaged high end numbers that really should be gold-plated to justify their price tags.
My broken brain has caused a significant decrease in the number of days that I’m well enough to spend energy on applying mascara. My former self, who taught full-time in heels & full makeup, found the notion of a day without mascara to be unthinkable. Who knows, maybe I’ll be more like her again one day. I hope so.
These days, mascara is a useful tool in my mission to occasionally look less crap than I feel. I’ve found a mascara (kind of) that I really like – Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes +
I say ‘kind of ‘ a mascara because neither of the two tubes you receive in the box are technically a mascara. One tube contains the black transplanting gel (which to be fair looks & behaves rather like a mascara) & the other tube contains the 3D fibres.
As far as I’m aware this is the latest version available in the UK. Packaging has been updated from the original & I’m sure the company has a list of ways in which this version is better; both versions worked beautifully for me.
So, how do you use it? It’s actually not that complicated and with a little practice you can get pretty fast at doing it. The decision you have to make up front is whether or not to use your favourite mascara as an undercoat. I think the idea originally was to use this in addition to your fave mascara, to create a false lash effect without all the gluing & general fiddliness of actual falsies.
I do not use a tradition mascara underneath this product; I just use these two tubes. I just don’t think it’s necessary for the daytime & on the rare occasions I am out in the evening these days, extra layers of this product work great. So, I apply a coat of Transplanting Gel onto clean bare lashes.
It applies just like a mascara, easy. The next bit feels a bit weird but you’ll get used to it! While the gel is still wet on lashes, I carefully apply some fibres from the other tube. The fibres come on a mascara type wand, so I gently use mascara-applying type motions to some fibres to wet gel on my lashes.
I recommend going gently & easy the first time (always good advice😉), as you really don’t want to throw so many fibres at your lashes that they end up on your cheeks or, God forbid, actually in your eye 😁. Much better to master the technique, then you can repeat the process as many times as you like.
Once fibres have been applied, it’s just a case of adding another coat of the gel to seal fibres in place.
The above pics show the daytime lashes I created with this product. You can easily repeat the process & layer for more dramatic lashes but to be honest I’m more likely to just add liquid eyeliner for an evening look.
I really like the Younique Moodstruck 3D Fibre lashes +; I like the fact that it is versatile in terms of being able to create different looks with it, layer it, use it with or without mascara underneath. I am not currently tempted by adverts or reviews of new mascaras on the market – a sure sign that I’m happy with what I’m using. Another thing I like about it is it stays put throughout the day but isn’t difficult to remove. I use wipes/cleansing water to remove with no major problems. I do sometimes get little bit in my eye during removal but I always seem to do that with all mascaras; if you know of a magical technique to avoid that, please let me know 😊.
Also, I am currently undergoing Botox treatment for my broken brain (32 injections around head & neck each time). This has caused my upper eyelids to become puffy as the Botox from the forehead sinks; I now have a hooded puffy eye thing going on that I didn’t before. So, I tend to get dots of mascara on said puffy upper eyelids, whatever product I use. The great thing about this product is that these little spots / errors are easy to correct; let them dry then roll a cotton bud over them & it will lift straight off 👍🏼.
If you fancy trying the Moodstruck lashes or any Younique products, they are sold through representatives (like a higher end Avon😊). I bought mine from the lovely Carlie Donnelly who I’d never met before, she got it to me quickly and posts if you’re not local; click here for her website. Don’t worry, this isn’t a sponsored post, she just provided a good service so I’m recommending her.
Have you tried this product? What did you think of it? Do you have a favourite mascara that you’re devoted to?
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