30 June 2008

My First (Official) Review & More to Come!

I've decided that I'm going to start doing reviews (: Because I think that FOTD's can get a bit repetitive, and I want a more variety of stuff for people to read. I got a request for a review about Katie B Cosmetics. That will take a few days because I have a few products (some mineral shadows, liquid mineral foundation, eyeliner, cakeliner, mascara, and eyelashes), but I think it's a really good idea. I've gotten my face done twice by her already, and I bought extensions from her also.. and pretty much, I love her (: She's really down to earth, despite her continuing success (as Vanessa can confim [;).

Another reason why I think I'll start writing reviews again is the fact that I have a HUGE box of products I've used in the past (and either didn't like or moved on to something better).. so I have a lot to write about already (: haha.

Well, I'm going to start off with Imju Fiberwig. (Sorry, I didn't take any pictures because I started playing around with my 78 color palette tonight, and it came out a HOT MESS, lol)

Product: 2 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5
Price: $22, Sephora
Would I buy it again? No.

What they say:
Engineered to create the perfect lashes with twice the amount of micro-fine interconnecting fibers, the instant drying formula creates a long lasting film coat around your natural lashes. Fiberwig imparts a perfect, smudge-proof maximum lash extension effect with a water-resistant formula that's easy to remove with warm water, without risking damaging or losing your natural lashes.

I've heard SO MUCH about this mascara, and I wanted to try it out. So I went down to my trust Sephora at the Brea Mall, and picked one up. I've had it for a good while, and I never use it.. but it's for a good reason. I curled my lashes like I usually do with my Shu curler, and usually, the curl holds up pretty well after I put my mascara on. What I found with Fiberwig is that the little fibers did latch onto my lashes, but it killed the curl. My lashes fell down to it's natural state: straight and poking out. I was pretty disappointed. Although I noticed a good amount of lengthening, it just killed it that my curl didn't hold! I tried curling it after it all dried, but somehow, the shape came out really weird. It lifted the lashes, but the usual curl my lashes has didn't come. It looked all pokey and stuff. Ugh. But one day I tried something new; I put on my HG mascara (Katie B's Faux Lash) and layered some Fiberwig on the tips. I got a pretty good result, because the fibers latched onto my already mascara covered lashes, and made them longer. However, it only added length, not volume.

Pros: It lengthens to boot. And the packaging it comes in is really cute. I also like the red color.. it's something different from the usual black tube (:

Cons: It only lengthens. It doesn't hold a curl. I have to be really careful because I'm a contact lens wearer. And it didn't even hold a curl when I curled it AFTER it dried.

Overall: I wouldn't buy it again. My eyelashes are a bit temperamental, so it may work out a bit better for others. But a good use is to get a little extra length on top of my usual mascara.


Photo credit--Sephora


Anonymous said...

Hi ! I'm glad to read some reviews from you...can't wait for the katie b. one (maybe some pics of the make up she did on you?) !! You are really gorgeous, hope you won't stop the blog. best wishes!

Vanessa said...

It's so hard to find a good mascara that's reasonably priced!