I’m always on the lookout for that perfect false lash looking mascara that doesn’t involve the faff of false lashes. Naturally my eyelashes are a bit meh, they’re mid brown, quite short and stubby and they crisscross unevenly over each other. I like a mascara that gives me brash and bolshy lashes, I want volume, length, separation, the full works. Not very demanding then! Therefore when I was in Boots a couple of weeks ago I picked up the L’Oreal False Lash Superstar x Fiber and was excited to test it out on the world’s most mediocre lashes.
The main feature of this mascara is that it’s double ended with a black lash primer as the first step to thicken the lashes and add volume. The second step has lengthening fibres to add length to make your lashes look long and fluttery.
In the past I’ve tried dual ended mascaras with white primers as the first step and disliked them because I don’t like coating my lashes in something to make them even lighter. It seems nonsensical to me and I just found that the primer would make my lashes white and clumpy. But not this one, I really love the primer step here. It’s really black and the shape of the brush is great as it is thicker at both ends, working as a fan to coat the lashes evenly and define them. For me it makes a big difference just with this step alone. I would love a bit more volume and thickness but it’s pretty good and this step alone has impressed me.
I like the second step too, I do get good length and probably slightly more than other mascaras I’ve tried, although not hugely noticeable. The brush is big, it’s big enough to coat the majority of my lashes in one go (although if you’re like me you’ll inevitably end up with some on blobs on your nose). Some might say too big if you want precision but I’m a lazy kind of gal so it suits me just fine. L’Oreal recommends repeating the second step as many as five times to get the most dramatic look but I’ve found that my lashes go clumpy after the second coat so I’ve not tried anymore.
Here’s a before and after and a picture where I have mascara on one eye and not the other. As you can see it has made a big difference as you can’t really see my lashes without mascara and they look pretty long and defined with the mascara on. L’Oreal recommends repeating the second step as many as five times to get the most dramatic look but I’ve found that my lashes go clumpy after the second coat so I’ve not tried anymore.
Staying power wise it’s pretty good. Only once did I notice flakes and that was because I kept touching my eyelashes. I do find some transfer on to my eyelid but I find that’s the case with all mascaras on me.
In conclusion, I have been really enjoying the Lash Superstar. I think it adds a good amount of volume, definition and length. I don’t think it makes my lashes look false or quite gives me the dramatic look I really want but then I’ve not yet found a mascara that does that on me. I will continue to work with it and see how many coats I can layer before it becomes too clumpy but even with two applications I feel happy with the look of my lashes. I’ve seen the Lash Superstar on others (who may be genetically blessed with longer lashes to start with) and I was really impressed with it so I’d definitely recommend having a try if you’re in the market for a new mascara. Although I still don’t think my search for the perfect mascara is over I would definitely purchase this again.