Model Co Fibre Lashxtend Extreme Black Lengthening Mascara - review and swatch | KITSCH/SNITCH

Model Co Fibre Lashxtend Extreme Black Lengthening Mascara - review and swatch

December 7, 2012

I got this new Model Co Fibre Lashxtend Extreme Black Lengthening Mascara from the November Lust Have It box (see post here). This retails for $28 and is a new release, so I was very excited to try it. I only used it for the first time today, because I try not to have too many mascaras open at the same time, so as soon as I finished one up, I opened this.

This is my first ever fiber mascara, so I didn't know what to expect, and I don't really know what they are supposed to be like... so this post is more of a first impression post.

The packaging is pretty cool, and contains a mirror, which could be handy if you like to do your mascara on the go. I did notice that this does not contain a list of ingredients, which I'm fine with because I don't have allergies or sensitivities, but I know this may bother other people.

The wand is a typical mascara wand shape, but if you look closely you can see the fibers sticking out of the brush... it makes it almost look the there are little hairs on the brush. These fibers are designed to stick to your lashes and extend their length.

without mascara
with mascara

So you can see from the photos above that this does make your lashes look a lot better. I found that this tended to separate and lengthen lashes quite well, but didn't really add as much volume... but on the up side, there are no clumps at all. I can't notice any extra lengthening from the fibers, and it just seems to work like a regular mascara. I do like the over all look, but the thing that worried me most about this mascara, and I have never used a fiber mascara so I don't know if this is normal or not, but I found that this mascara was very dry. It took me a couple of coats to get the photo above, and normally when I first open a mascara it is quite wet and I start loving it after a week or so when it starts to dry a little. This mascara was dry from the beginning, and almost felt like it was a mascara that I have used for a couple of months and should start considering throwing it out. I have no problems if this is a naturally dry formula, and stays like this until it is time to throw it out, because I can work with this formula, however I am worried that this might dry more and become unusable.

Left - the mascara I have been using for the last month. Right - Model Co Fibre Lashxtend mascara, opened today

As you can see from the photo above, the first mascara 'swatch' is a Revlon mascara that I have been using for a month or so, and the second swatch is the Model Co Fibre Lashxtend mascara that I opened today. You can see how dry it is! Has anyone tried this mascara, or fiber mascaras in general? Are they usually this dry? Please leave me a comment if you have tried this mascara or fiber mascaras in general!

Overall, I do love the look that this mascara gives, it makes your lashes look amazing without any clumpiness, but I am concerned at how dry it is, and whether it will become even dryer.


  1. Do you think maybe you got a dud? I must say that I do prefer dryer mascaras in general, I think that they define lashes a lot better. I thought I already commented on this post but I don't think it worked D:

    1. Thats why I want people to let me know what theirs is like... so I know if I got a dud or not. I agree, I prefer dryer mascaras, but not this dry

  2. Hi Kat I watched the tutorial on this mascara that Lust have it put up and the make up artist definitely mentioned that it was a dry mascara compared to most "normal" ones and not to be worried and not to pump it in the tube like normal just swirl it around the sides and you get more fibres on it . So its definitely not a dud its supposed to be that way ..hope that helps

    1. Thanks heaps. Yeah I did try to swirl it around the sides. Hopefully it doesn't get any drier! Thanks again

  3. I haven't tried this mascara but I've tried the shiseido full definition mascara which has fibres as well... it didn't work too well for me, i didn't do any lengthening, the fibres started falling off my lashes and onto my face throughout the day. But I have tried another model co lash extension product - two tubes, a tube of fibers and the other tube is mascara... that actually worked really well..i think it was called fibre lash brush on. As for the dryness... i'm thinking it's just the model co formula (I found their mascaras to dry up quite easily).

  4. I got this in my birchbox in November and I've only tried it once, but I thought it was pretty good at lengthening. I liked the packaging too. Not sure how well this performs on the long term though.

  5. The best fibre mascaras I have tried had the fibres you apply separately however I hated the fibres falling everywhere during application and into your eyes. Fibre mascaras are great for length but often end up with "spider eyes" lol which is why I have never gone back to them

  6. wow this does not look right... the others i have tried before are the same as jasmines,the fibers are separate to the actual mascara

  7. Hmm I've never tried fibre mascara so I'm not sure :\


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