Physicians Formula Organic Wear Lash Fake Out Mascara Review

 Lash Fake Out is the newest addition to Physician's Formula's  Organic Wear Mascara line. I previously reviewed the original Organic Wear Mascara and didn't really love it. Why'd I buy another? Well, this mascara had a rebate tag on it, so you essentially get it for free. Physicians Formula claims that their Lash Fake Out mascara is the "first ever mascara with 100% natural origin lash extension fibers for the full on fringe of false lashes without the irritation. The innovative formula amplifies lashes volume, length, and curl. Oversized brush creates a fabulous false lash effect instantly!" Yeah, ok Physicians Formula. Supposedly this mascara contains nylon fibers, silk cotton powder, and pine tree fibers to bind the formula to the lashes and corn based "flexifilm" to retain and enhance curl. This mascara is 100% natural, which 70% of the ingredients are produced by certified organic farms. This, and all Physicians Formula mascaras are fragrance free, hypoallergenic, and ophthalmologist tested, and safe for contact lense wearers. Physicians Formula is a cruelty free brand. This mascara was made in America. I bought my tube of Organic Wear Lash Fake Out at Ulta for $9.98, which is pretty pricey, but like I mentioned before, I'll be receiving a rebate (hopefully). This mascara contains 7.5g (.26oz)

 Physicians Formula's Organic Wear Lash Fake Out comes in a very informative cardboard box. The box is absolutely covered in facts, info, percentages, ingredients, claims, and more. It's almost overwhelming. The tube it's self looks great, but it's very impractical. The tube is flatted and curved, the cap is shaped like a leaf and also curved. The tube is a metallic hot pink with green leaves. The name of the product can be found on the front of the tube along with the Physicians Formula logo. The flat, leaf shaped cap is uncomfortable to hold and cumbersome to use. Looks cool, but not so functional. Kudos to them for trying something interesting though.
 Physicians Formula calls the 100% recyclable brush "oversized" and they really weren't kidding. It's massive! Bigger than Covergirl's Lash Blast/Max Factor False Lash Effect's brush, which is a little bit ridiculous. A brush this large is nearly impossible to get to the roots of the lashes. The very short, rubber bristles make short wiggling motions the ideal method of application. I do like that this brush, which is almost football shaped, is that it never comes out of the tube overloaded with product, it always carries just the right amount of mascara on it. Once again, this brush is far too big, I don't know what drove Physicians Formula to give this mascara brush that's over an inch long. That's just going overboard.
 [Please tell me how this is four coats?]
There's a huge list of things that Lash Fake Out is formulated without: No harsh chemicals, synthetic preservatives, parabens, dyes, solvents, synthetic fragrance, GMOs, Gluten, and Petrolatum. Physicians Formula also brags that the formula is clump, smudge, and flake free. This mascara has a bizarre texture and an even weirder smell, it smells kinda like mayonnaise. It's dry, sticky, and a little waxy. It goes on in very thin coats, three coats of Organic Wear Lash Fake Out is equal to one coat from most mascaras. You really need to load your lashes up with product and really wiggle the brush back and forth from the roots up to get a decent, full lash look. When you apply copious amounts of this mascara and take your time brushing it through the lashes, Lash Fake Out gives a really nice effect, but it shouldn't take six to eight coats to achieve that look. This mascara needs three coats to have any actual impact on the lashes, aside from making them a lot darker. By the time you load your lashes up with enough mascara to get the "false lash effect" Physicians Formula promises, your lashes feel very heavy, wet, and sticky. Just like the other Physicians Formula mascara I tried, this mascara remains partially wet and very tacky for hours after application, causing a fair amount of smudging. I also experience a good deal of flaking with this mascara, it doesn't stay on my bottom lashes at all, and the tips of my lashes flake off after a few hours. The flakes really irritate my eyes, I can't stand to wear this mascara for more than four to five hours. 
 Sorry if it seems like I'm absolutely slamming Physicians Formula Lash Fake Out mascara, but I really don't like anything about it. The packaging is attractive and informative, but the unique shape of the cap makes application difficult. The brush is far too large, I don't think those of us with smaller eyes can use it comfortably. Decent application takes time, you can get nice results if you work at it, but you really need to apply a lot of product. Despite being a natural, "hypoallergenic" product, Lash Fake Out gives me both itchy eyes and lashes. I'm so glad I'm getting a full rebate on the product, otherwise I'd be returning it. I'm entirely disappointed by this mascara, I regret buying it and do not recommend it. Now please excuse me while I wash off this itchy, itchy mascara.
Here's a copy of the chart on the back of the box. On the left is traditional mascara facts, on the right, Organic Wear.

Synthetic Solvents can cause brittle lashes vs No synthetic solvents to coat lashes without breaking and drying + orange water extracted from orange fruits to hydrate and moisturize, along with aloe and cucumber extracts that are calming, soothing, and moisturizing

Synthetic Polymers can cause lash clumping and build up on brush vs  Natural Organic Biopolymers derived from nature to provide clump free lashes

Synthetic Preservatives used to preserve and expand mascara shelf life vs Natural Organic Preservatives that reduce the risk of irritation. 

Synthetic fibers used to volumize and can cause eye irritation vs Natural Origin Rice Protein and Tapioca Starch to naturally boost volume and organic beeswax to provide a buildable formula. 

Synthetic Color Pigments vs Natural Organic Color Pigments

Petrolatum by products can cause irritation vs Free of Petroleum products, parabens, GMOs, and synthetic fragrance 

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Water*, Glycerin*, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Beeswax*, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Tapioca Starch*, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Stearic Acid, Jojoba Esters, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder*, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract*, Ceiba Pentandra Fiber Powder, Cellulose, Nylon-10/10, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract*, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract*, Glycerin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Water, Glyceryl Caprylate, Leuconostoc / Radish Root Ferment Filtrate May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide