Well. I am so unbelievably late with this one! Physicians Formula sent me their new Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit for review awhile back, and for whatever reason, I just really ended up taking my time posting this. And now it’s in stores. Of course. I apologize!
The basics: This kit comes with two pieces. The first is the Lash Boosting Mascara, which according to Physicians Formula has their “Lash Boosting Technology,” which is supposed to have several benefits, one being for long term lash growth. The second part of the kit is the Lash Extensions, which are made up of vitamin E, cellulose, botanical extracts, panthenol, and natural colorants that come from artichoke and basil. The extensions are supposed to create length and volume, all in two minutes or less.
The review: I initially tried this the day that it came in the mail, and even though I’d read the instructions, I just couldn’t get it right for some reason. The extension fibers were getting everywhere! On my eyelids, on my cheeks, and on the counter. I was so irritated that I washed everything off and put the kit back in the “to review” basket. Fast forward to this week, when I realized that I hadn’t done the review, and come to find out…my earlier experience was almost completely full of user error.
On this second attempt, I applied the first coat of mascara, and then I opened the tube of extensions. This time, I tapped the brush several times before applying the extensions. A lot of the fibers fell off onto the counter as opposed to on my cheeks. ;) I applied the extensions, came back with another coat of mascara, then extensions again, and sealed with a final coat of mascara.
Honestly, this second application went far better than the first one. Because I tapped off the brush before applying the extensions, I had barely any fallout on my face, which was absolutely appreciated! It lengthened my eyelashes quite a bit, but the results on me probably aren’t as “amazing” as they would be on those who have eyelashes that are a more “normal” length. My eyelashes are short, y’all! This is my version of amazing! :D
Overall, I like this lash extension kit. I just had to get over the issue with the fiber fallout. My eyes weren’t irritated, which is important as a contact lens wearer/someone with sensitive eyes, and I didn’t have any issues with flaking. I wouldn’t consider it to be “life changing” as is said in the advertisements, but it is definitely effective. :)
If you’ve tried this kit, let me know how you like it! :)