Saturday, April 05, 2008
paint it black
i am a mascara maniac, self proclaimed and self indulging! i've always loved long, thick, sexy lashes but in the last 2 years i've become abnormally obsessed with the quest for lash perfection. i thought i had finally found my Holy Grail with Dior Maximeyes mascara until, alas, it was discontinued and torn from my possession after only owning it twice. since then, there have been many mascara failures, 'meh' moments, and hopefuls, but until this Japanese gem came along i haven't even considered buying anything twice.
Imju Fiberwig mascara is the REAL DEAL when it comes to imitating the look of falsies. the company explains that "Fiberwig is made up of two types of extra thin nylon fibers; a short and a long fiber. The short and long fibers intertwine to form a light and smooth film coating that gently surrounds and seals unto your lashes. As the fibers seal unto your lashes, they seal unto each other. As a result the extended fiber lashes give your natural lashes the appearance of extreme length!" and honey, they aren't kidding.
this mascara delivers length like i've never seen before! you apply from roots to tip (but i HIGHLY advise against wiggling, more on that later) and then continue applying to just your lash tips until they are extended to your liking. my scrawny lashes touch my brows when i am wearing this mascara! not only that, but it is AMAZING at holding a curl! your curl will NOT budge with this mascara! volume-wise, Fiberwig won't give you a ton of thickening, but coming from a girl who once sought out the most volumizing mascara she could find, you won't miss it. it definitely thickens some, and the finished result is purely perfection! and, since it's one of the tube mascaras (similar to Blinc's Kiss Me mascara, the first of the 'tube' variety), it's waterproof and smudge-proof without requiring a heavy duty eye makeup remover. when you're ready to remove, all you do is wet your lashes with some warm water and gently wiggle the tubes off. the Fiberwig lash tubes absorb the water and swell, making them easy to slide right off.
if you're a mascara freak like myself or are just looking for a reliable, non-smudging and lash lengthening mascara, give Fiberwig a try. you can find it at Sephora, Amazon.com, and Japan (for much cheaper i've heard!) if you're lucky enough to visit. the price is a kind of steep $22, but it's so worth it.