L’Oreal False Lash X Fibre Xtreme Resist Waterproof Mascara Review

First off, this mascara apparently has the longest name ever. Let’s just call it False Lash Fiber, alright?

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I’m a sucker for a double ended mascara, and it was on sale, so I thought why not?

From a lash perspective, this stuff is amazing. I had people ask what mascara I was wearing. And I don’t blame them, my lashes looked good.

l'oreal lash fibre thing
It even distracted from my tragic eyebrows!

I tended to only use the first step on my lower lashes as I found both a bit too Twiggy-esque with both.

Alas, like everything good, this mascara has a dark side.

You’re only supposed to use mascara for three months. Think about it- dark tube, air, moisture… it’s like bacteria’s spa getaway. I have never had a mascara make it more apparent that it was time to switch. Things got a bit clumpy. Spider-y.

Basically, the opposite of every word you use to describe nice mascara.

This stuff bonds to your lashes. It’s fantastic when it’s windy, or when you’re watching something heartwarming and tear up a bit- I cry during sad advertisements. It’s a tough lifestyle. There’s nothing that gets this stuff off.

Which is also a huge deterrent to my repurchasing because, well, there’s nothing that gets this stuff off.

I love the feeling of squeaky clean skin. On days I wear makeup I use a makeup eraser cloth, oil cleanse, then use a foaming cleanser with my foreo luna mini. After all that, some of this stuff would always be on. I tried eye makeup remover, wipes, micellar water, straight up olive oil… The only way I came close to removing almost all of it was to spend a ridiculous amount of shower time with my face under running water and soaking it off. I think the oil cleanser breaking it down and the swelling from the water and rubbing? Who knows. The only real way to get it off is to not wear mascara for a few days and wait.

I’m really torn on this one. On the one hand, it does exactly what it says it will and more. I also like that it starts to get a bit less desirable after three months- eye infections aren’t cute and it’s a great reminder to get a new tube. But… I actually had some lashes fall out with all the rubbing I had to do and I noticed overall that they were falling out a bit quicker than usual. If you had a one-off event where there might be crying or sweating, this would be great. However, I like to be able to take off my makeup at the end of the day.

Still not sure? Makeup is ridiculously subjective. Check out reviews from The EJB Edit and Liza Prideaux.


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