Giving Up The Falsies

Some of us just don’t have time to apply false lashes, so what do you do if that’s your problem?…

Why I Gave Up False Lashes

The truth is, I just don’t have the TIME!


If I could add up all the time spent on fiddling with false lashes, getting my fingers stuck together with the glue and to then only rip them off (and half my eyeliner…) in a angry mess.. I think I could probably think of a better way to have spent it. False eyelashes take time and if you’re anything like me, it’s just not something I’m willing to use my time tokens on.


So I guess that’s why a big part of me had to write this post. L’Oréal Paris got in touch and asked if I’d like to try out the new ‘False Lash X Fiber Xtreme Resist Waterproof Mascara‘ and let me tell you guys, it’s as amazing and life-proof as the name suggests. This mascara is enriched with fibres that attach themselves to your lashes, creating a look that rivals the falsies and gives you more time to spend doing the things you want to do.


The main benefits I found from this Mascara is that instantly my lashes looked longer and thicker, it took just one coat for me to see a massive difference and I got a few compliments too, which is always a bonus. It’s also build-able, so if you do prefer a more dramatic look just pop a few extra coats on. I’ve been trailing this all week now and I’m happy to report, no flaking or smudging… even when my face has been outside in the arctic British conditions. All in all, if you love the false lash look but hate applying them (and buying them!) then give this little gem a try.


Join me…

How To Apply

X Fiber Mascara has a two-step application process and two very important ends, but don’t worry… it’s still quicker than the glue. Infact, these two separate mascara ends can also give you a very different effect which is perfect if your plan is to go from work to party…

For a Natural False Lash Look

Apply one coat of the primer, followed by one coat of the fibres.

For a Xtreme False Lash Look

Repeat steps to build the mascara and create a more dramatic look.

How Long Does It Really Last?

We all know that sometimes the advertising of a product can seem amazing and it can let you down. This is why whenever I work with brands, I always put the product to the test and this one was no exception.


I tested this mascara to it’s maximum and the results are in…


Wake up, shower and apply makeup. I leave mascara until the end always and it made SUCH a difference. Eyes instantly look awake, which is always a bonus.


I have some meetings in London and I have to catch a peak train, I’m gearing up for the sweat-fest. On the train I get pushed around a bit, look a bit of a mess but…


…when I return home I can tell you that my mascara is infact still in place. No smudges, it still looks exactly the same. Wish I could say the same for my hair!


I’ve done some work, rubbed my eyes ALOT & I’m about to have a shower. I like to steam my makeup & then remove, so I’m interested in seeing how this goes.


Post-shower I look into the mirror and can report mascara stayed put with NO panda-eyes. So it is indeed sweat and water proof, even after a busy day in the City.


Makeup removed easily considering how life-proof it is (love that!) and now it’s time for bed. I’m excited to do my makeup tomorrow, and that’s saying something…

Available to buy at Boots (PLUS, get 10% off online X Fiber Xtreme Resist Mascara & the new Brow Artist Micro Tattoo or Superliner Tattoo Signature, just enter the code ‘SAVE10’ at the checkout! Valid until 16th January 2018) Click here to buy!

This post is in collaboration with L’Oreal Paris, all views and Mascara love are my own!


Sounds like such a great mascara to use! Love the close-up shots too – it’s totally clump-free!

Anika |

It really is SO good, I havent stopped using it!

Gorgeous as always, Laura! This mascara looks amazing, I’ll have to try it – I’m far too lazy for falsies x

Definitely give it a go Alice, it’s amazing! 🙂

Ah I saw this advertised on tv the other night and wanted to try it, now I’ve seen how amazing your eyes look I definitely want too!

Definitely give it a go, it’s the best one I’ve used for so long 🙂 xx

I’ve never really warn fake lashes before but its so interesting seeing your thoughts!

Ellie xx

Try this mascara instead! Much easier 🙂 xxx