tarte Best in Faux Lash Extending Fibers ($19) is a clever enough sounding product and I was happy to receive a sample of it. It was created "to achieve all the drama of lash extension at home! Applied in between coats of tarte mascara, these revolutionary lash extending fibers build on your natural lashes making them instantly appear full, fluttery and fabulous!" Designed to work with tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara, you simply put on one coat of the mascara and then using the fibers, gently comb them onto lashes from the base upward to the tip. You seal the fibers in with a final coat of mascara. Ingredients include "gentle nylon fibers, rice bran wax for lengthening and olive esters to condition, treat and protect the lashes." As with all tarte products, it's paraben and phthalate free. The tube is reflective gold and the brush looks bushy, like cotton candy from all the fibers. It has no scent. So, true or faux-- did Best in Faux make my short, lazy lashes look lush and long?
Verdict: I did notice some lengthening to my lashes with these fibers. I will fully disclose that I did not use them with Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara. I applied them following all the steps, however, I just used the mascara I currently have in rotation. The brush was super easy to use and the fibers went on smoothly. The one big issue I had is the fibers travel and I felt like something was in my eyes for a couple of hours. It was very uncomfortable and quite frankly, I couldn't wait to remove the product. The sensation eventually went away (I stuck it out for testing), however, I don't have any desire to feel like things are in my eyeballs just so my lashes look a little longer. The fibers themselves are miniscule, making them practically invisible, however, you feel them plenty. As much as I love the tarte line, I can't be uncomfortable when using a beauty product especially around the eyes. That is the truth. For info/purchase, head to sephora.com or tartecosmetics.com
*The picture below is deluxe sample size