Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ Review

 Younique says "listen up fiber lash lovers. We have enhanced the wildly popular Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes to make it even better than before! Introducing Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+. Increase your average lash volume by 400% with Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ enhanced formula, new brush, and fresh look. No wonder this enhanced proprietary formula has two international patents pending!" The new and improved Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ sell for $29 on Younique's website, or you can buy the set from an independent Younique Presenter. Younique does not test on animals. This lash extending duo was made in the USA.

 Packaging for Younique's 3D Fiber Lashes+ is so extra. Outer packaging is enormous for a mascara - the Moodstruck duo come in a large, black cardboard box that offers a ton of information, including step by step application directions and a full ingredient list. Inside, you'll find two black plastic tubes, each clearly labeled and of slightly different size, so you won't confuse the two. Younique also includes a nylon travel bag that fits both tubes. Packaging is not listed as recyclable, which is a shame since there's so much of it.

Now lets take a look at this three step, lash enhancing system:
Younique Moodstruck Transplanting Gel
The first (and third) step is the Transplanting Gel, which is a thin, wet, jet black mascara. I actually really like this base mascara on it's own - it adds significant length in just one quick coat. The Transplanting Gel stays wet for longer than most mascaras to allow the coordinating fibers to adhere. My only complaint about this half of the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ duo is the brush - its painfully basic. The Transplanting Gel's brush is conical with wide spaced, traditional bristles. The base of the brush holds too much product, which can get a little messy.
Younique Moodstruck 3D Fibers
The 3D Fibers are what sets the Younique Moodstruck Fiber Lashes+ system apart, at least in the brand's opinion. These loose, black rayon fibers are a mess, in my experience. Younique's fibers are loosely packed and cause a ton of fallout, but they're easily brushed away with a light brush. The fibers that do stick to the Transplanting Gel are clumpy, and they go on every which way, so you'll end up with lashes that point in various directions. The fibers also look quite fuzzy on the lashes, like a cardigan/falsie hybrid - not a cute look. Younique's fibers are also quite heavy, weighing my lashes down and negating their curl. Worst of all is that Younique admits that their 3D Fibers can cause eye injuries. 
 As I've mentioned. the Moodstruck 3d Fiber Lashes+ have a multi-step application process. You're meant to curl your lashes (1), apply a coat of the Transplanting Gel (2), followed by a layer of 3D Fibers (3), and an additional coat of Transplanting Gel to seal it all in (4). Repeat if desired.

This style of fiber mascara almost never works well. The fibers adhere well enough, but most of the fibers will be wiped away when you "seal" them, so most of the thickness you see will be swept away. This leaves you with awkward, messy, and uneven eyelashes - they're a mess. It'll take a lot of time and patience (and naturally good lashes) to achieve the unbelievably long and thick lashes that Younique reps advertise. I also get poor wear from the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+, the black fibers tend to flake off after four or five hours. What remains at the end of the day is easily removed with any makeup remover.

Due to the application method, the Transplanting Gel gets tainted with fibers after the first couple uses, causing it to thicken and get clumpy. Younique's Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ will get more difficult to use - becoming thicker and clumpier with each application.
An ancient e-Proverb states that "The Only People Who Like Younique Mascara are the People Who Sell It", and I believe this to be true. Younique's Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ are all hype and no results. The Transplanting Gel has so much promise, it adds great length and separation - I really like it on it's own. On the other hand, I can't stand the fibers - they're messy and potentially dangerous. I can't recommend Younique's Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ for multiple reasons - they don't yield their promised result, and their rayon fibers are potentially dangerous. I feel like the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes have potential, but miss the mark - Younique could tweak the formula a little for much better and safer results - maybe by using a different material for the fibers, or by suspending them into a base to prevent fallout. I'd love to try the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ again if Younique reformulates or reformats, but until then, this product is a no-go for me.

Transplanting Gel Ingredients:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Ironx Oxides, Acrylate Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Polyvinylalcohol, Caranuba Wax, Tromethamine, Beeswax, Bentonite, Microcrystalline Wax, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Alcohol, Allantoin, Silica, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Ppg-2-Deceth-30, Ethylhexylglycerine, Sodiu, Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Dehydroacetate

3D Fibers Ingredients:
Rayon, Carbon Black, Squalene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Iris Pallida Leaf Cell Extract, Ubiquinone, Caprylic Capric Trigylceride, Alkyl Benzoate 

This product was sent to me by BrandBacker. All opinions are my own and were not influenced by BrandBacker, Younique, or any other third party.