This best-selling mascara is like false lashes in a bottle

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No lash extensions? No problem

Beauty Crew Junior Digital Content Editor / April 03 2020

For the those of us who consider our lash lady an ‘essential service’, it’s been some sort of a minefield trying to figure out how to practice social-distancing and keep our lashes looking luxe for our daily Zoom meetings. Just as we were coming to terms with the fact that eyelash extensions won’t be a thing for the next few months, we’ve thankfully been reminded of a self-isolation friendly beauty fix that will give us the lift we so desperately need.

The cult classic FIBRELASH Brush On Lash Extensions by MCoBeauty has seen a huge resurgence in sales amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with one unit being sold every 20 seconds both internationally and in Australia. The mascara has been coined the next best thing to salon lashes, creating voluminous, full and long lashes in just a few seconds! And most importantly, in the comfort of your own home. 

What’s the secret? Fibre mascaras are essentially the same as “regular” mascaras, except that the formula is filled with tiny nylon, silk or rayon fibres, that adhere to your lashes to make them look noticeably denser and fuller – without damaging your lashes in the process.

Major eyelash crisis, averted. Below, we’ve rounded up our favourite fibre mascaras to add to your collection.

MCoBeauty Double-Ended FIBRELASH Mascara

With its dual-ended design, this mascara works as a three-in-one process. Start by applying one coat of the FIRBELASH Brush On False Lashes EXTENSION MASCARA, then immediately apply one coat of MCoBeauty's brush on LASH FIBRES to the ends of your lashes. Finish off with another generous coat of black EXTENSION MASCARA, gently moving the brush from side to side with each stroke.

Dior Diorshow Lash-Extension Effect Volume Mascara

This premium mascara is everything you expect it to be, and more. The Diorshow Las-Extension Effect Volume Mascara is perfect for those of us who are still a little bit sceptical about the whole fibre thing. It uses a small dose of microfibres that cling to your lashes in a natural, subtle way.

L'Oréal Voluminous X Fiber Mascara

Similarly, to MCoBeauty’s best-selling product, the L'Oréal Voluminous X Fiber Mascara also has a dual-ended formula, with a mascara-like primer on one side and a fibre-filled mascara on the other side.

Lancôme Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base

If you’re not quite ready to part with your beloved mascara, try this fibre-filled primer by Lancôme instead. It primes your lashes with a thick coat of microfibres so you load on your usual mascara right afterwards and still achieve an extremely voluminous and lashed-up finish.

If you're looking for more self-isolation hacks, try this clever nail trick that will save your overgrown mani!

Main image credit: @patrickta

Elyssa Kostopoulos is InStyle Australia, marie claire and BEAUTYcrew's Junior Digital Content Editor.

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