December 17, 2015

Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Doll Lash Extension Kit Review

Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Doll Lash Extension Kit

Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Doll Lash Extension Kit is a new Spring 2016 variation of Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit that launched last year (which I loved). Sequels aren’t always as great as the originals but Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Doll Lash Extension Kit manages to improve upon an already great formula (with some minor quirks) and gifts us with longer, full lashes!

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Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Doll Lash Extension Kit ($14.95) is just as great as the original Instant Lash Extension Kit BUT it has a few minor quirks plus it suffers one major issue that the original did. But we’ll get into that shortly.

This new formula promises longer, lifted, and defines lashes that give yours eyes a visually larger doll-like look. Personally, my experience with doll lash mascara has always been about separation and length and not so much about fullness so I would not qualify Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Doll Lash Extension Kit as a doll lash-like experience. It does however, add length and incredible volume to lashes. I think the main differences between this set and the original formula is that this set gives you way more volume aside from that they are quite similar in regards to length.

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I happen to be a big fan of Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System however, Tarte Best in Faux Lash Extending Fibers was a bust for me sadly but this duo basically follows the same idea of those sets by giving you a mascara and a small tube of fibers to use to add length and fullness to lashes.

The set was originally $12.95 last year but it did go up $2 this year so it will set you back $14.95 but it does have a $6 main in rebate plus you’ll likely never pay full price during sales at CVS, Walgreens, etc…

As I said this comes with a mascara and a tube of extensions. The extensions look like little clumps of cotton or to me they look like a spider web that they jammed up into a tube. They aren’t really a traditional fiber material but more like small clumps of cotton. I actually had an issue with them this year as they gave me that “Ouch! I have an eyelash in my eye!” feeling. I don’t use fiber mascaras because of that. They seem a little thicker this year so maybe that’s why I got this feeling. I will say they do a really good job filling the gabs between lashes which in turn makes your lashes look super full.

I always suggest curling before using this kit. You want your lashes up and out before applying the mascara or the fibers to avoid clumps. There’s a little learning curve getting this down just right and clumping may occur your first few times using the set. After you’ve curled stroke the mascara through your lashes, now apply the fibers, and follow up with more mascara. Done! You’ll have fuller, longer, and way lush lashes. The fiber applicator actually is a spoolie so it doesn’t mess up your mascara application during application as you can stroke it gently through lashes. The lack of bristles on the spoolie make for easy, mess-free application. Last year, a lot of reader’s complained about fall out with the fibers To avoid this I tap it gently before I stroke it through my lashes. I get a little fall out but not that much so long as I tape prior. The mascara didn’t smudge or flake on me nor did the fibers fall off my lashes however, as I mentioned above I had a little bit of a “I have something stuck in my eye” feeling going on which wasn’t pleasant.

This year the mascara applicator was changed and resembles It Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Volumizing Mascara with a long, straight brush with a tiny spike at the top. The mascara is a very thick, gooey formula but I didn’t experience issues with it clumping up. However, I did feel the need to gently wipe the applicator off with a tissue prior to application as it really loads up with way too much mascara. I’m not sure how it’ll perform on oily eyes but on my drier eyes I didn’t have any issues with it smearing, smudging, or flaking.

The formula on both the fibers and mascara seems much improved upon this year as I felt my lashes looked way more fuller and longer this year versus last. However, with that improvement there are also several set backs such as the gooey mascara fiber and the “I got something stuck in my eye” feeling both problems of which I had no issues with last year.

One of the things that saddened me the most here though was the fact the packaging is still has problematic as last year. Last year the mascara would overflow each time the wand was replaced. I had thought this was a fluke and purchased another kit and it still happened. This year, it still happens. The mascara seems to flow from the bottom of the barrel and up, over, and out of the top well each time the wand is replaced. It’s very fault packaging and it gets messy very fast. You can see it sorta happening in the image below! It’s actually much worst after a few times removing the wand!

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Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Doll Lash Extension Kit produces some amazing results and I really feel like it and the original formula are excellent products that excel at creating beautiful lash looks. However, the faulty packaging issue this year should have been resolved plus I didn’t love how I felt like I had something in my eye all day (this might make me stick to the original formula).

There’s a lot of positives to be had here but there also a few irritating quirks as well! Whether or not you can deal with those quirks would be an important question you’d have to ask yourself before committing to trying or even using this daily.

Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Doll Lash Extension Kit is launching now at drugstores.

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Terry Lam

    Hmmm….this is such a coincident! I actually picked up this mascara last night hahaha. With all the raves on Facebook, I just had to see if it stand up to Toofaced fiber mascara. My eye lids are oily and it didn’t not flake or smudge. It’s actually not so bad. The minor issue are just the mess, and the formula being drier I think it’s going to dry out sooner. I gotta say at least my lashes didn’t clump together if I mistakenly touch it, which was my biggest issue with TooFaced. I still love Toofaced though and this is good but not HG. Muse try Younique fibers…please!!

    • Isabella Muse

      Drier? Really? Mine was a gooey wet mess! I’m surprised! I’m really all into the younique thing, their aggressive approach has turned me so off their brand 🙁

      • Terry Lam

        I can see that girl… They are branding on other company ads too. I guess that’s why I didn’t make it selling MaryKay lol.

  • BeautyMaven

    Ahh I did NOT like this mascara– same as you Muse, felt like there was something in my eye all day! And it seemed like a bit of work for not much payoff. If I’m doing a 2 stepper I’d go with L’Oreal’s new Voluminous Superstar! I’ve repurchased twice already! =D

    • Isabella Muse

      🙁 I wish it didn’t have that feeling because otherwise I liked it!

  • Christina

    Chica, thus mascara was terrifying!
    I received it at Ipsys GenBeauty this year, along with other goodies.
    I thought the same thing about the wand , the fibers looked like spider webs. Even worth, I felt like I was applying sweater fibers on my lashes.
    So throughout the day, I felt like I had something in my eye .
    I was on the fence about the ” Better Than Sex” mascara, but Spider-Sweater Lashes definitely convinced me to stick with Too Faced! Lol

    • Isabella Muse

      Oh gosh! Sorry Christina! I liked it well enough problem was it was uncomfortable as hell! It just felt like I had something in my eye all day 🙁 ugh not a good feeling!

  • Iceni

    I loved last years extension kit and cant wait to try the Doll eyes one. My complaints are that there is no brown and the mascara faroutlass the fibres. Also I think the reason that the mascara overflows is that it gets clogged with fibres on the brush.
    Great concept product but needs some major revision.