This is a sponsored post for Physicians Formula through Condé Nast.
I remember when I was in high school and we first started seeing those “fiber lash” mascaras hit the market. The first ones on shelves were a hit simply because they worked. Now, of course, we expect more from fiber lashes – we want them to work and to actually look good doing it – which means no spidery lashes! Having been a massive fan of Physicians Formula since their Organic Wear mascara, I was thrilled to get my hands on their new Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit!
First off, the packaging is pretty solid. It’s red and silver and quite large – I’m sort of curious about why PF chose to go with the sort of insulated double plastic tube, I wonder if it helps protect the formula of the mascara? Either way, it’s simple and more minimalist (in comparison to their more glam designs) which is great when you’re using a two-step product.
For me, the formula for the mascara felt similar to the Organic Wear one – it’s very silky and luxurious without weighing your lashes down. It feels almost like a curling mascara, as I sort of felt like the formula lifted, coated, and separated my lashes. Then came the fibers, or as PF calls them, “Extensions”.
I wanted to love these so much – and I do, I really do. However, I do think it’s worth noting that these extensions can get pretty messy. The Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit is meant to work with double applications of both the mascara and fibers, and I found that when I was done I had a neat sprinkling of black “fibers” all along my eye and cheekbone. Don’t worry – the residue fibers are super easy to clear off – just use a makeup remover wipe or a dry foundation brush, or even some tissue. It’s not a deal breaker for me, but if you have sensitive eyes then it is worth taking note of.
Flyaway fibers aside, the actual formulation behind the kit is pretty impressive. The Extensions are all-natural, made primarily from cellulose, with panthenol, botanical extracts, and vitamin E as well as natural colorants from artichoke and basil. And the mascara formula contains the same lash-boosting peptide (myristoyl pentapeptide-17) that’s found in the original Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum and Eye Booster Felt Tip Eyeliner + Serum – which visibly enhances natural lash growth and the appearance of lashes! It also effectively conditions and nourishes lashes.
The combination of the mascara and extensions do leave you with some seriously large lashes. This pic is a comparison of my everyday mascara and the Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit, and as you can see the difference is definitely noticeable! If you’re someone who is uncomfortable with falsies, or just plain prefer the ease of mascara over the often tedious effort of applying fake lashes then this Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit is for you!
The Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit is available at fine drug and mass-market stores nationwide, and retails at about $14.97.
What are your favorite Physicians Formula products? If you’ve tried the Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit or plan to try it – let me know in the comments below!