So I stopped into Sephora today to pick up a few things, and while I was there, I decided to try out two different mascaras that both claim to mimic false eyelashes.
Benefit They're real: $22 at Sephora
Too Faced Better Than False Lashes: $35 at Sephora
How to: The Benefit mascara is just like a regular mascara, except with a special formula and special brush. But as such, you just put it on like you put on any other mascara, wiggling your wand as you make your way up your lashes. The Too Faced mascara is the three step process: apply mascara, then apply the white nylon fibers, then apply mascara again.
The claim: both claim to make your lashes look as thick and long as falsies
The eye on the left has the Benefit product, and the eye on the right has the Too Faced product. Please ignore the dark circles under my eye- I'm not wearing concealer
So, I will preface my verdict by saying that I was using the Sephora mascara wands, so any impact from wand design was negated. As you can see, both eyes look pretty comparable- a nice improvement in length and thickness overall, but nowhere near sticking on falsies. In the end, I ended up buying the Benefit They're Real because I liked the feel of it way better. The Too Faced felt very tacky, and even now, I feel like my top and bottom lashes are going to stick together on that eye.
So there you have it: Great products if you're looking for thicker, longer lashes, but they won't replace your falsies!
Have you tried either of these mascaras? What did you think? Do you have another brand that's your favorite?