Physician Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit

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New from Physicians Formula is the Instant Lash Extension Kit.  As described by Physicians Formula:

Physicians Formulas Eye Boost Instant Lash Extensions Kit will give you a total lash transformation! 100% saw the most dramatic lash effect ever experienced with a mascara. 100% saw thicker, fuller, longer, more dramatic looking lashes after 3 weeks. 24 hour wear. Brush on lash extensions in 2 minutes.
I purchased this from Shopper’s Drug Mart for $21 (CDN) and was able to use a $9 mail in rebate coupon immediately at the cash register.  I know….very pricey for a drugstore mascara, but it was making so many promises and claims that my miniscule lashes were calling out to BUY!!

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 It comes with two tubes.  A mascara and a tube of extensions.
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The mascara wand is slightly curved and is a thick dry formula.
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The fiber brush is smaller, and is completely covered in black fibers.
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These don’t feel like fibers though, they feel like little flecks of cotton.  And they go everywhere……I mean everywhere!!
Before I discuss the pros and cons, here is a before and after pic:
No mascara:
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With the Instant Lash Extensions:
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Pros:
  • It does give a lot of length and volume
  • Once the mascara and fibers set, it doesn’t smudge, and is long wearing.

Cons:

  • As I said before the fibers go everywhere.  On your face, eyelid, and inside your eye.  I was left with a “there’s something in my eye” feeling all day.  If you have sensitive eyes, this mascara won’t be your friend!
  • The fibers are stubborn and difficult to remove from your face.  I thought I had brushed them all off with a fan brush, but as you can see in this blown up pic, there are quite a bit still there…..embarrassing, as I went to work like this.

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  • You MUST tap the fiber applicator before using, to minimize how much of the fibers land all over your face etc.
  • I find that the mascara is just not wet enough and dries too quickly.  I suspected a wetter mascara would make the application easier, and I was right.  I used the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara instead, and found I was able to work better with the fibers.
  • You will need an eyelash comb to comb through your lashes to remove clumps….your lashes will stick from the fibers.
  • Definitely takes longer than 2 minutes to apply.  It’s a very time consuming process to get it right.

 

After several uses, I just cannot recommend this mascara.. Personally, the fallout from the fibers caused so much irritation to my eyes and I suffered from an eye stye from the fibers 😦  I found my lashes clumped and were uneven BUT by using an eyelash comb I was able to make it work.  Honestly, I have better results using my Lancome Cils Booster XL Mascara Base.

What are your thoughts?  Have you encountered the same problems?

All items were purchased by myself.
All items were purchased by myself.

 

 

One thought on “Physician Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit

  1. karenmillerthekiller February 12, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    The results on your lashes look great but it sounds like it’s pretty annoying to apply and deal with the fibers getting everywhere. I’ve been curious about these, thanks for the review!

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