The great Annie Lennox once said, “Sweet dreams are made of this.”
Coincidentally, that’s also how I hoped I’d feel about Fibre Rich Lash mascara ($13, available in one shade called All Black).
The product promises extreme volume and density, effortless extension and a smudge-resistant, creamy formula.
Just thinking about all of those things together makes my tummy rumble (like it does for Nutella and Ryan Reynolds)…
Ever since a wave of high-fibre mascaras struck a few years ago, they’ve been all the rage. Tiny fibers embedded in their formulas cling to the ends of lashes making them appear longer and fuller. Several lines sell ‘em today, with one of the more popular ones (and most fun to say!) being Imju Fiberwig ($24).
MAC Fibre Rich lives on counters as part of the MAC permanent line. Its black tube looks sleek and minimalist, concealing a compact brush head with a combination of long and short bristles designed to magnify and separate lashes.
So how does it work?
Well, it makes a wonderful
first third impression…
The creamy formula feels lighter than air (no crispy, heavy lashes here), the black applies nice and dark, but here’s the thing — you know the saying, “Patience is a virtue”?
Fibre Lash takes it to heart.
Even though there’s no mistaking the length it lends to lashes, with a staggered, wispy look that reminds me of MAC’s falsies in Number 2, it takes at least three layers to get there.
With three layers of Fibre Rich Lash
Luckily, it’s easily to build in layers because it doesn’t dry so fast that I feel like I have to hurry between coats. The smooth, non-clumping or bumpy formula leaves a lot of leeway to lay down several layers at leisure.
Its strength is length, and in that regard I think it’s a strong contender, but Rimmel Glam Eyes Lash Flirt may have it beat.
Where Glam Eyes virtually launches lashes into orbit, Fibre Rich only sends them up to 35,000 feet.
As far as volume, I’d characterize Fibre Lash as being above average — maybe not as extraordinarily volumizing as YSL Faux Cils — but it’s certainly no slouch.
Toward the end of the day, it starts to smudge a tad, but that’s probably offset by the fact that it’s quite easy to remove. A cleanser and water — no separate eye makeup remover required — easily does the deed.
Mo’ MAC Mascara…
Fibre Rich shoots and scores in terms of price, texture (so light and soft) and length, but even among other MAC mascaras (Pro Longlash and Opulash), it may not be the best of the best. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
You might like MAC Fibre Rich Lash Mascara if…
- You like easy-to-remove mascaras
- Ultimately, you’re looking for more lash length than volume
- You don’t like crispy lashes
- You don’t mind having to apply several layers
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,