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Let me bat my eyelashes at you.

I’m pretty low maintenance.  In fact, a little too low.  Like, NO maintenance.  I’ve always been too lazy for much in the way of upkeep, but lately I’ve given up.  I’m 40.  I have the expected wrinkles and issues of 40 year old skin, but I also unexpectedly have the acne of a 16 year old. (Wish I had the butt of a 16 year old.)

All this taken into account, when I started seeing posts all over Facebook about women sporting gorgeously long eye lashes thanks to the 3D Fiber Lashes by Younique, I absolutely knew that this product was NOT for women like me.

But I have a friend who sells it and I kept running into her.  And she kept telling me I should try.

Here were my reasons not to:

  1. You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.  My face = sow’s ear.
  2. I have sensitive eyes and have to be careful about what I use on them.
  3. I’m not skilled at make-up application.  I’m a minimalist for a reason.

Finally it occurred to me: What if I had thick full lashes for people to notice, instead of noticing my acne/wrinkles/overgrown eyebrows?

With visions of Tammy Faye Baker winking at me in my imagination I gave it a try.

Honestly… It works.  You can layer it for more length and POP, but since I’m a novice, I’ve erred on the conservative side.

My verdict:

  1. It’s actually pretty easy to use.  If I can manage, anyone can.
  2. It does give me a more ‘polished’ look when I’m actually getting dressed up.
  3. It did not cause itchy or watering eyes for me.  I was really happy about that.

You do need to take the time to remove it at the end of the day with eye-makeup remover (or it will migrate from your eyes-to cheek-to pillow in the night.)

My biggest realization was how difficult it is to take a picture of ones own eyes!  By comparison, using the mascara is a breeze.

On the left are my 3D Fiber enhances lashes and on the right are my normal mascara lashes.

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Score one for sexy lashes!  Now, someone needs to hook me up with cures for the wrinkles, acne, cellulite… Oh who am I kidding, I’d better just take this “maintenance” thing in baby steps!

~~Delaney

 

 

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