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When it comes to promise of voluminous and long lashes, photos speak a bajillion words. So while I sip my pumpkin spice latte here, I invite you to scroll down for more photos, marvel for a moment, and believe in the sorcery that is fiber lash extension!
New to the US market, Australian brand Cherry Blooms had me at Aloha. I mean, it really did wow me in the oh-lalalash department! As you can see from the very first photo, the transformation is unmistakably striking. I know not everyone is a fan of tarantula lashes but this is the closest I can get to wearing faux lashes, something I still struggle with after years of playing with makeup.
The system is quite similar to other fiber lash extensions I have tried in the past. It's sold as a set containing one tube of transplanting mascara gel and one tube of dry nylon black fiber. The steps are not rocket science, just use each tube as described: coat lashes generously with transplanting mascara gel, apply fiber lash, seal with transplanting mascara again. You can repeat the process until you are satisfied with the result. I stop at third because that's my breed of arachnid, haha! Still need a tutorial? See photos below or if you prefer action, you can watch Cherry Blooms how-to video.
I know what you're thinking... is it safe in the eye area? According to the website, these lightweight fibers are made from non-toxic ingredients which are suitable for those with sensitive eyes or contact lens wearers, which is basically moi! I'm glad to report that I had no issues wearing these brush-on fibre eyelash extensions. It didn't irritate my eyes or had fibers accidentally deposited, trapped or migrated to my contacts. The volume and length of my lashes were consistently on-point the whole ten hours I had it on. This is also sweat and waterproof unless you rub your lashes. Surprisingly, removing it was a breeze, just the usual cotton pad and eye makeup remover. If there is one thing I would like to suggest (and that's coming from someone who had brand marketing experience), I will improve the cheap cardboard packaging and make it more upbeat and sassy. After all, if I'm going to pay $59 for a mascara (technically it is), I want to be delighted in and out. But other than that, I am overall satisfied with the experience! Even Hubzilla had to ask "how dya do that?" To which I replied, sorcery honey!