Monday, April 23, 2012

Product Review - ModelCo Fibre Lash Brush On Lashes

Hi lovelies,

As some of you know, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with my lashes. While I'm quite happy with the length, they're awfully stiff/resistant to curl, so I'm always after the next product that will give me amazing, luscious lashes! My lashes are actually so stubborn, I had to wait 1.5 hours the last time I got them professionally curled, while everyone else usually finishes in 45 minutes!

I'd been wanting to try the ModelCo fibre lash brush on lashes for over a year now, but with such a steep price tag (it retails for $48 for a pack containing the extension mascara and a tube of the fibres), it did seem like a rather pricy investment when I wasn't certain of what the results would be. So when I found out that ModelCo were offering a free, travel sized fibre lash mascara as a Cleo magazine GWP, I jumped at the chance to try this! I love travel sized products as they are so easy to carry around!

ModelCo Fibre Lash brush on false lashes
(taken from the ModelCo website)

I thought I'd do a step by step pictorial review/tutorial to show you all how to apply it, and also to demonstrate the results, so this post might be a bit picture heavy.

Step 1:
I started off with one coat of the extension mascara (or any mascara will do, I sometimes use a waterproof so it holds the curl after I curl my lashes) on my left eye. I left the right eye natural so you can see the difference.

Left eye with one coat of mascara, no product on the right eye.

This is one coat of the extension mascara.

Step 2:
You then brush on the fibres on top of the mascara you put in. The brush looks a bit like it's been dipped into cotton wool, which took me aback when I first laid eyes on it, but I've come to terms with it now. I do wish it applied with a bit less mess, this doesn't seem like the most even method of application to me.

The best method is to get as close to the lash bed as you can, but be certain not to get too close that you brush fibres onto your eye surface, as that might hurt. Try to wiggle the wand through the lashes, particularly at the tips. I have to say it's not the most attractive look, you do look a bit like a plucked chicken, so make sure you don't get distracted and walk out like this or you might be getting more than a few strange looks!

A layer of the fibres on top of the mascara from Step 1.

Step 3:
You then finish by applying a second coat of the extension mascara (or again, any mascara of your choice) over the fibres you applied in step 2. Wiggle the wand through the lashes, and rotate the wand as you go, so it's coats all the lashes and you're not left with the fibres showing through. If you have a mascara comb or a spoolie handy, it might be worth giving your lashes a bit of a brush through to remove any clumps and ensure an even application.

End result!

I added a photo showing both eyes so you could compare the end result. My lashes definitely look a bit longer and more defined.

Comparison of result to naked eye.

I finished off by applying Steps 1-3 on the right eye, and adding some liquid liner.


I tried to take a photo to show the added length after the Fibre lash application. It really does look quite natural.

This photo reminds me a bit of the cover of one of my
favourite books, Stephanie Meyer's 'The Host'!

Verdict? I really did like this, but I can't tag it with HG status.

I must say that I wish it didn't have a $48 price tag attached to it. I love the dual ended travel sized one I have. It's really convenient. It might have been a better option for ModelCo to sell just the fibres by themselves, instead of packaging it with the extension mascara. I also wonder if the fibres will have a tendency to clump together after it's been used for a while, but only time will tell.

This is the sort of look I usually do for a natural, barely wearing make up look.

I'm wearing the ModelCo fibre lash mascara, MAC Painterly, a tiny bit of Sleek blush in rose gold, and the Revlon lip butter in peach parfait, over my Youngblood mineral foundation.

I hope you liked that review/tutorial! You can purchase the ModelCo fibre lash mascara from their website, or from retailers like Myer and David Jones. If you're quick, I think Cleo will be doing the GWP for a while yet, so you can grab a travel one to try.

Much love,


  1. Thanks for showing us how this mascara works. The only Model Co product I have ever used was a mascara freebie, but it wasn't this one and it didn't last very long before if went 'off' (you could say). Hopefully this is a much superior product in the long run! :)

    1. I hope so too, but for that price tag, I wouldn't care too much! I like this product, but I wouldn't pay full price for it!

  2. Did you eyelashes stay that way for a long period of time?? It does look good but for $48 I couldn't justify it!

  3. Wow! Your lashes look so pretty! I saw this freebie on the newstands the other day, but wasn't too sure if I should add another mascara to my huge mascara collection. Without a doubt it is a pretty generous gwp!

    1. Thanks so much! I know what you mean, I'm stacking up mascaras too, but it was such a bargain, considering I'd been wanting to try it for ages! :)

  4. I also got the ModelCo Lash Fibre mascara as part of Cleo! It is definitely a fun mascara to use, and really lengthens like no other! Great post, love the pics! x

    1. It's such a great GWP, isn't it?! Such a great way to try something new!

      Thanks so much for reading! xx

  5. You gotta try Cherry Blooms Brush on Fibre Lashes. It's soooooooo much better than ModelCo! Their transplanting gel contains high grade beeswax so it's like an antiseptic and helps promote the growth of your natural lashes too. Although it's a little pricier than ModelCo, it's worth the money. Better quality too and it delivers what they promise. 300% longer AND thicker lashes.

    I found ModelCo's fibres always fall into my eyes and onto my face and my friends agreed too so it's not just me who thinks ModelCo is terrible. You can really see a big difference with Cherry Blooms too. I've tried other brands as well like Silk, TK's and Mirenesse. Nothing compares to Cherry Blooms though. Australian Owned, all natural ingredients and a 30days money back guarantee if you don't like it. So there's no risk in trying it. At least if you don't like it, you can get your money back unlike the other brands I've wasted my money on..:(

    Oh, and Cherry Blooms uses black fibres, not white because white is more visible.

    1. Thanks for the tip! They actually have a new fibre lash mascara out which is black. :) But I will add Cherry Blooms to my list!


  6. Hi Ladies, I agree Kim. Found the model co one to not last all day. I wear my cherry blooms to the gym and it stays on! it is more expensive but I was paying for Lancome before and doesn't give me even near results! Didn't really like the idea of the fibres being white I found it really hard to cover up without looking like I had cotton on my eyes... xx

  7. Found Cherry Blooms to be the best also. Just hated the white fibres of model co. felt like I had cotton on my eyes! and really difficult to cover up! Girls if you havent you should definitely try Cherry Blooms, worth the extras money as it stays on all day, even when I exercise :) x


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