Younique Mascara Review and Giveaway

Younique Mascara Review

So this post was painful to write.

Not because I don’t love the product…which is Younique 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara..but because it required me to post pictures of myself..and not only pictures.. like CLOSE pictures. Where it’s all wrinkles and pores and freckles for days.

But I’m doing it. For you. Because OMG you guys I love this stuff!
I am a mascara junkie. Like if you were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring one thing kind of junkie. AND I have basically tried every mascara known to man. I get a favorite and then ditch said favorite because there has to be something better.

Long story short I have lots of favorites 🙂
Anyway, back to this Younique stuff…

The whole idea is that it’s not necessarily mascara.. it’s a system.

Here’s what I received in the mail…

Younique Packaging

It’s adorable packaging, isn’t it? It comes in a cute container that holds both the “Transplanting Gel” and the “Natural Fibers”.

The gel is kind of mascara-ish and the fibers are so weird! The brush for the fibers has super short bristles that are coated with fibers…it almost looks like felt…Kind of like a Q-Tip or something. At first I was a little scared.


But the process seemed simple. First apply a base layer of your normal mascara and let it set. Then a layer of the Transplanting Gel that the fibers stick to. THEN a layer of the fibers. THENN another layer of the gel to “seal” the fibers on. Otherwise I am assuming they would fall onto your cheeks.

Anyhow, the whole process just took a couple minutes…not long at all.

Let me walk you through it.

Again, so so sorry about the up close and personal shots of my nose and forehead region.

Ok here is me without ANY mascara…

Younique Mascara Review

I have medium sized lashes, I would say….they aren’t short, but they aren’t SUPER full either…

The instructions say to do one eye at a time, so that’s what I did.

Alright Step One..mascara.

Younique Mascara Review

I have been using this mascara from Sephora. It’s called Outrageous Volume and I bought it on a whim the last time I was in Sephora and I love it! I didn’t worry to much about brushing through any clumps because  I knew I was going to be going over my lashes again. Anyhow, mascara is on the left and no mascara on the right.


Next up, I applied a coat of the gel and then a coat of the fibers and sealed it with the gel again…

Younique Mascara Review

Like whoa, right?! Isn’t that insane? So again…that’s nothing on the right and my mascara with the Younique over it. If one layer of fibers isn’t enough for you, repeat the process until you get the results you want. But don’t double up on the fibers without using the gel to stick and seal. You just continue to go from the gel to the fibers until you get the volume you’re going for.


Next I put my mascara on the other eye…You can see the side by side difference with just mascara and the Younique. Once I thought my mascara’d lashes were enough. Well, not any more!! On the right is just mascara. Crazy, right?

Younique Mascara Review

Next up the Younique on both eyes…

Younique Mascara Review

I don’t mind a thick looking lash like this. If you prefer wispier, more natural looking lashes, this might not be the product for you. But if you want major impact I love this!

I am not good at applying false lashes and am always paranoid about them falling off. The fibers stayed put all day. AND it was easy to take off. You don’t have to use anything special to take it off at night.. just your normal routine.

Anyway, finished face…

Younique Mascara Review

ANNNND my before and after…the only difference being the Younique!

Younique Mascara Review

Here’s the site to buy Younique if you want to give it a shot…which I think you totally should!

And here’s a link to a how-to video if you want to see how it’s applied!



The rest of my make-up is:

Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in Ivory Beige

Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in Light/Medium

Tarte 12 Hour Amazonian Clay Blush in Honeysuckle

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

Eyeshadow from my Too Faced Chocolate Palette

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on pencil in Junkie

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Brown


And what’s so fun about today is that Catherine, my Younique gal, offered to giveaway  a 3D Moodstuck Fiber Lashes Kit so you can try it out too! YAY!

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Sue {munchkin munchies}

Wow, makes your blues eyes even more blue framed with those lashes!

Holly K
Holly K

I’m a mascara junkie too but haven’t tried this yet. Definitely going to have to rectify that, looks amazing!

Catherine Drury
Catherine Drury

I love how your lashes look! Thanks again Shelly. Here is some helpful information about Youniques 3D Mascara. The mascara is easy to use, it goes on just like regular mascara but has two steps (gel, fibers then a final coat of gel). It is’t waterproof but it’s water resistant. Which means it smudge proof, cry proof and sweat proof, but easily washes off and stays soft and natural. This will give you 300% length! I personally don’t use a base coat of mascara, I just use the transplanting gel and fibers. I like to put a extra coat of… Read more »

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I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great.
I do not know who you are but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉


So need to try this! Wow looks great!


I have very dry eyes & seem to blink all of the time. Does this stay on well with frequent blinking?

Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

Wow! The difference is incredible. Thanks so much for sharing!


Wow I would like to try this especailly after hearing scary stuff about lashtif(Spelling?) and getting lash extensions messed up my lashes even more.

Joan in VA
Joan in VA

At almost 74, I don’t want/need mascara. I’m not thrilled (nor have I ever been) with the stuff. Eyelashes always look clumpy when mascara is applied.


Yes you certainly do have beautiful eyes and you are as well. I haven’t heard of this product but would really like to try it after seeing it on you.

susie thompson
susie thompson

so much trouble with different kinds of mascara, being older over 60. My lashes have shortened and don’t keep a curl ever. I would love to try this and not be disappointed in getting it off


I already subscribe! The mascara looks great!

Aime Broussard

I’ve seen people having the parties for this stuff and thought there’s no way it could work that well. You have me convinced, though- holy cow! Your lashes look fabulous!


I too use Younique. Love, love, love the system. My only complaint is sometimes the fibers do come off and are irritating to my eyes. That could be my fault and didn’t apply enough gel. You look lovely!


Love seeing the difference!

TrudyAnn Willis
TrudyAnn Willis

I haven’tworn mascara for years…opting to just use eyeliner. Now that I am older my lashes have thinned out and the color has paled so I am thinking of starting to use it again. Your results were fantastic! This might just be the one for me too!


Wow! The difference is remarkable. Thanks for sharing…you have beautiful eyes!


I am completely obsessed with this mascara…best I have ever used by far!!!


I have a hard time trying to find some that is easy on sensitive eyes. I do like Sephora, but have not tried this one. LOVE your brows!


Definitely wanting to give this one a shot! Im a mascara addict too! 😀

Jenny Flake

Cool! I might have to give this one a try. I’ve tried the too faced version of this and it was not a good fit for me. This looks great on you! xo

Heather @ Shards of Lavender

Shelly, thanks for being brave and posting close up pictures for our benefit. I would’ve had a hard time with it too:) The Younique mascara really plumped up your lashes, didn’t it? Thanks for sharing!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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