Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit is a brand new extensions mascara set that’s launching now at drugstores which takes a note from products like Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System, Tarte Best in Faux Lash Extending Fibers, and Mirenesse Lash Transplant Lengthening System.
Honestly, fiber extension sets are dying down at the moment but were right on trend in the Summer so I suspect by Spring we’ll start seeing a bigger push for them and what better place than the drugstore to get a fix.
I LOVED Too Faced’s version and I have to say Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit is even better…problems though.
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Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit is $12.95 (I actually paid $11 at Harmons plus if you have the time and the patience it comes with a $7 mail in rebate to refund some of your purchase money).
This system is amazing. They did a GREAT job with it but I did have one minor issue that upset and angered me which I’ll tell you more about in a minute.
This comes with a mascara as well as an a tube of extensions. The extensions are quite like the ones you’ll find in the Mirenesse Instant Lash Transplant Volumising Kit as they are black and have a spider-web like look. Honestly, it looks like a mascara wand was dipped into some sort of black cotton as that’s the quality and texture of the “fibers”. I wouldn’t call these fibers in all honesty as they truly aren’t your traditional mascara fiber formula. This is more like a soft, cotton-y web texture which I find difficult to explain. None the less they are pretty darn awesome and my before and after photos below do NOT do justice to the length and volume you can achieve using the set.
I dare to say the Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit actually works better than the Too Faced one. The mascara is much better! It has a blacker than black formula with a curved handle that acts very well at providing great length to lashes. The “fibers” add even more length as well as heaps of volume as they fill between lashes and give the mascara something to grip on to which adds even more length, volume, and drama to lashes!
To use the system I suggest curling prior. You want your lashes up and out before using the mascara or the fibers. I find without curling things get a little clumpy. First curl your lashes, now brush one or two layers of the mascara through your lashes, following up by brushing the “fibers” onto your lashes, and finally add another layer of mascara. Done! The extensions/fibers add volume and length but they aren’t irritating. They don’t end up giving me that “I got something stuck in my eye” feeling nor do they flake or fall into my eyes and onto my cheeks. The mascara doesn’t smudge once it sets down and it gives my lashes a very black than blacker appearance. The extensions have a spoolie for application so you stroke the extensions on without messing up your mascara application! The lack of bristles on the applicator makes application easy and mess-free.
Honestly, I was delighted with the finished results. It does have a slight learning curve as my first time, without curling, things got messy! My second time, with curled lashes, I saw much better results. I like how well this builds and layers as well as I could keep adding layer upon layer and getting better and better results which each pass without creating a clumpy mess. I fear that it MIGHT smudge on oily lids. It did not on my drier eyes and the box promises 24 hours of wear but it doesn’t say anything about a waterproof formula and it does remove easily so I thought I’d just throw it out there for oily lid users. I think if you have shorter, stubbier lashes this could potentially be messy as you do want some natural length to work with here.
Now I love this stuff with a passion and I can see it easily replacing my Too Faced formula because where as Too Faced has excellent extensions I never really loved the mascara it came with. Liked yes, but never loved. This gives you the best of both worlds. Great mascara, excellent extensions too!
Now my problem….
This could be a fluke and I pray that it is but the mascara is very thick and it seems end up in the top half of the tube. Whenever I place the wand back into the tube mascara just flows out and over the sides of the tube. What a freaking mess. I’m actually on the verge of returning it as I’d like a new tube to see if I have the same problem! I HOPE that the tubes aren’t faulty….I’ll report back as soon as I get a new one but this disappointed me in a major way. The mascara just flowed all over the place. At the time when I originally replaced the wand I didn’t even notice for a moment and I looked down and it was ALL over my hands. Thankfully I didn’t get it on my clothes and caught myself just in time but none the less it was messy. You can see my image below with the mascara flowing from the rim of the tube!
Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit is pretty darn amazing. Physicians Formula has successfully created a drugstore mascara extension set to be proud of. I’m hopeful the problem with the packaging is an isolated issue because I can easily see myself replacing all my current mascaras for this system. Loves it.
Length, volume, drama…this mascara system brings it.
The Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit is available now at drugstores.