Too Faced Lash Injection Extreme Tubing Mascara ($21) is the brand’s revamp of their popular Lash Injection formula. I wasn’t particularly keen on the original Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara in all honesty but I’m always terribly curious when a brand relaunches a cult favorite in a new formulation.
I think for me Lash Injection fell into two groups, people who really loved it and others that didn’t get the happiness and joy from use. I fall into the “I don’t get it?” group.
However, being the junkie I am I decided to give their new formatted Lash Injection Extreme Tubing Mascara a whirl.
Let’s take a look!
Too Faced Lash Injection Extreme Tubing Mascara is a tubing mascara that builds around your own lashes. It’s not a fiber mascara, tubes are quite different in my opinion and far more comfortable and forgiving to apply and wear without feeling like you have a lash in your eye.
Tubing also seems to have a knack for staying in place without smearing or flaking but still managing to easily wash away with warm water. The mascara is a formula that contains elastic polymer which adheres and surrounds lashes to fortify and strengthen them while adding volume and length.
This comes with a traditional bushy brush for application with stuff bristles (not plastic ones). It’s a very basic applicator which I’m grateful for as nowadays it seems more and more brands embrace a tad too much crazy with their applicators, depending on these applicators to do the magic where as the formula is what suffers.
A single application produces fluttery lashes with a light texture that leaves lashes soft not stiff. I see decent length here and lashes look fuller but the overall lash look isn’t volumized. I get more of a separated effect to my lashes which in turn produces a doll-like appearance.
It does have a rather strong scent to it during application but it doesn’t linger. It’s kinda an inky chemical smell.
Speaking of inky, the pigmentation is excellent here as it gives lashes a nice, dark black tint. It holds curl quite well too.
Overall, I find it makes a rather nice base for other mascaras. It does the work of pulling lashes up and out and lays the ground to add more volume when used in conjunction with another mascara of your choice. I like using this first followed up with a little Mega Plush or Illegal Lengths. This gives me longer and fuller lashes with application of both products however, it would be nice if Lash Injection took care of both jobs.
Alone, it does fall a little flat and doesn’t exactly live up to it’s name. “Extreme, Injection” does evoke images of more dramatic lashes than Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara actually produces.
Are you a fan of the original Lash Injection?
Tried the new one?