Friday, April 25, 2014

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Review

I first was introduced to Younique on a Facebook group for direct sales consultants. I repeatedly saw posts for this "all natural" mascara from multiple consultants. Claims ranging from "all-natural" and "100% natural" to "Vegan" and "opthamologist recommended" were being thrown out there.

When I saw the claims, I was curious. I asked a consultant for more info and she then offered to send me the "best selling mascara" for my blog at no cost to me.

A few days later, I had my Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes.

And then I saw the ingredients list.... While the list is far more "natural" than some other products, the product is far from "all natural" and is definitely not vegan, as it contains beeswax. The consultant force needs to be sure what they are saying is factual. I didn't mind that this was not all-natural, as you want proper preservation and a truly all natural product just can't provide that.

A couple weeks later, I decided to try my new "mascara" for the first time. First of all, this is a three-part process. And step one is RIDICULOUS, as you need to already have a mascara! You apply "your own regular favorite mascara" and let it dry. You then need to apply the "transplanting gel" and then quickly apply the "natural fibers". After that, you repeat the transplanting gel step.

The result? Sticky lashes that were slightly more voluminous, but only because they felt so sticky and coated. For $29, I was very sorely disappointed because there are SO many better products on the market. With the right mascara, there is simply NO need for all of these additional products. I have used far superior $9 drugstore mascaras. The product I was told is a mascara is not a mascara at all, nor does it serve a purpose. Used on its own was probably better than the whole three step deal, but this was still very unimpressive.


Transplanting Gel Ingredients: Water, Beeswax (Natural Propolis), Carnauba (Brazilian palm glue), Iron Oxide Cl 77499 (Black), Collagen, Acrylates Copolymer, Nylon, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol. .23 FL OZ / 7 ml

Natural Fibers Ingredients: 100% Natural Fibers taken from the Campanulaceae of Green Tea. Net WT .02 OZ/ .5g

The Chic & Green Bottom Line

Skip it. Mine was free and even if yours was as well, I cannot recommend this product. There are far better products on the market with better ingredients that will give you gorgeous lashes in ONE step for far less money and without irritation.

My recommendations-- Prescriptives False Eyelashes Plush Mascara, Physicians Formula Organic Wear Mascara and Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes. All are FAR better in one application than this three step product.

Disclosure: This was sent to me at no cost for review. This has in no way influenced my write-up.


Amber Brown said...


Thanks for the honest review. I was looking for all sides of the 3D fiber viewpoint is a little biased so I would am sharing yours with some girlfriends..

Good review regardless


Anna Davis said...

I had the same experience. They're just as impractical as spending the time to put on false lashes. Throughout my 12hr shift I'd feel the fibers get in my eye and face, even after applying the last sealing coat of gel. Id give it one star, only because it comes in a nice case.

Anonymous said...

I tried this mascara and it actually work really well for me. It makes my lashes really long it's the only mascara I use when I go out now. I just skipped the use your own mascara first, it seems pointless because I get the same results without my own mascara first.

Mel Roworth said...

It is a shame you were misled. I am a Younique presenter and I can assure you the company does not suggest in any way the products are ALL NATURAL. In fact they quite proud of their NATURALLY BASED products and endeavour to, instead of making 100% natural products, make their products 100% SAFE.
I would also suggest that try without the initial coat of your normal mascara as I find it works far better on it's own.
This is not a standard mascara and most people find they get better at applying it over time, with very pleasing results.
I appreciate your honesty in your reviews and look forward to reading more from you.