Friday, October 21, 2016

Review: Cherry Blooms Fiber Brow, Fiber Lash & Vinyl Liner!*




Have you heard of Cherry Blooms? They're an Australian beauty and style company that started out selling at a weekend market stall in Brisbane, and grew from there. Founder Jellaine developed Fiber Lash, Cherry Bloom's flagship product, after being inspired by similar products in Korean beauty stores, tweaking the formula until the product performed as she wanted. Cherry Blooms are known for their eye makeup products designed to build volume and fullness; we are talking fluttery lashes and on fleek brows! I happily accepted the offer to trial these products and was kindly sent Fiber Brow (in Mocha and Cappuccino Brown), Fiber Lash (in Black) and Vinyl Liner (also in Black). Let's have a look at the makeup!




Fiber Brow*

'The Cherry Blooms Mineral Fiber Brow Kit takes the guess work out of brow shaping.'

This is probably my favourite product of the three! In the box is a tube of the fibres and a set of three stencils; thin, natural and thick. This is great, because there's an eyebrow size to suit everyone, and you can even change it up yourself, depending on what look you're going for. I found 'natural' was the best fit for me. A hot tip; get the wand out of the tube before you press the stencil onto your face otherwise you won't have enough hands, unless you're an octopus, in which case HOW ARE YOU READING THIS? If you're one of those super-advanced, highly-intelligent reading octupuses, then ok, carry on. Don't mind me. Also, High Eight! *gets slapped in the face by eight wet tentacles*

I like that the product comprises fibres plus a coloured powder, as the powder fills in any areas that are sparse and lacking in hairs. I found Fiber Brow really quick and easy to use, and frankly, difficult to stuff up! I got an impression line on my noggin from holding down the stencil too hard (lol), but this faded away fairly quickly. The formula is quite dense, meaning there are plenty of fibres to enhance your brows and make them appear fuller. I have blonde hair (with way too much dark regrowth as I haven't been able to colour it in what seems like forever) and the shade mocha (for blonde to light brown hair) is a good match for me.

I haven't had any issues with my Fiber Brows rubbing off during the day thankfully! I'm impressed with the ease of use and the results, and would recommend this product to anyone wanting fuller eyebrows or help achieving an aesthetically-pleasing shape. It's especially good for those of us who are time-poor!




Fiber Lash*

'In 3 easy steps, Cherry Blooms Fiber Lash gives you the effect of extensions, without the drawbacks. High quality beeswax hydrates lashes while fibers add 3D volume. Amplifies lashes by 600% and no flaking.'

I'm not gonna lie, this one is a bit fiddly. There are two parts to the application process (well actually three, but there are two actual physical products), but if you don't mind spending a bit of time building up your lashes, Fiber Lash may be for you. I did get impressive length, however found that I also got clumps. The directions say to first apply around 20 strokes of Transplanting Gel (making sure you just do one eye at a time), then before it dries apply 15 strokes of the Fibers. Then you need to apply another 20 strokes of the Transplanting Gel over the top to seal in the Fibers. That's basically the process, then it's up to you whether or not you repeat these steps to achieve thicker and longer lashes. So there's a bit of work involved, and as mentioned before, I did get quite a bit of added oomph, so I think I'd use this for special occasions as it's not practical for my every-day routine. Some of the fibres fell into my eye, and in this case Cherry Blooms instruct you to close your eye and let the moisture shift the fibre to the corner of your eye, then remove it, but I just used my eyedrops to flush it out. I've only used ModelCo Fiber Lash Mascara as a comparison, and I do prefer the Cherry Blooms black fibers to the white ones from ModelCo.



Vinyl Liner*

'Cherry Blooms' formula contains polyvinyl which doesn’t absorb into the skin’s surface, making it long wearing and waterproof. The delicately fine, boldly black and extremely waterproof formula has been hailed as the only eyeliner that’ll stay on all day and look newly applied even after a busy day.'

This is described on the box as 'extremely waterproof' so I made the decision to have an extensive practice on my wrist first to get a feel for the brush and how the product applies, before going to town on my peepers. Turns out this was a smart move, because I was pretty shaky with my application and once this dries, it ain't budging! In my defence, I use a pencil liner daily (except for my wing flicks)  so I'm not a huge user of liquid liner. Once I finally applied Vinyl Liner to my eyes, I was in two minds about it, but kind of grew to like it. Even if your initial application is shaky, you're able to apply more over the top to even up your lines (thank God!).



At first I got a 'shiny' finish that I wasn't a fan of, but this wasn't as noticeable over time. After wearing Vinyl Liner a few times I really began to appreciate the waterproof feature, because even if my eyes watered, I never needed to touch it up during the day. It also didn't rub off or smudge, meaning I could just apply it then forget about it. I like that the brush is thin, as this allows precise application of a fine line which you can then build up to the desired thickness. I can actually achieve a much thinner line with this liner than my usual pencil one (Maybelline Masterliner), so my overall look was more natural. The box says the product needs to be removed with an oil-based makeup remover, but I could only find a sample of Benefit's They're Real Remover in my stash, and this did the job fine (it's more of a gel/cream consistency but is designed to remove waterproof makeup).

You can check out the Cherry Blooms range on their website.

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37 comments:

  1. The Fiber Brow sounds like my kind of deal - hard to get wrong!! I'm not sure I'd have the patience for Fiber lash though, I'd probs just wear false lashes if I wanted that effect. Can you tell me why they spell Fibre the American way as an Australian company? (Just curious)

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    1. No, I'm not sure why but you probably noticed me alternating between 'Fiber' and 'fibre' in the whole review, lol. 'Fiber' doesn't feel right, but I had to use that as it's the product name. But just for those bits! Haha :)

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    2. I'm the same with Maybelline Color Drama. It HURTS

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  2. sounds like the liner is extremely long lasting! :D
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  3. I don't think I'd have the patience for the lashes or the skillz, I can't even apply falsies! The eyeliner looks great, I love how long lasting it is, but like you, I'm not great with a liquid liner. It would be perfect for those of us with steady hands though :)

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    1. Yeah I agree. It takes time to practice getting it right, that's for sure :)

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  4. I like the brow option. I either overplucked in the 1990s or my eyebrows are impacted by my thyroid issues because my outer eyebrows are very thin. I recently had them tinted and it made a huge difference!

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    1. Yes! I discovered eyebrow tinting in the last year and it makes so much difference! I juts use an at-home kit because I don't want other people touching me, lol.

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  5. Wow! Looks so interesting. I will have to give it a go.

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  6. I am so happy there are so many products for brows now. I have such sparse brows that I have to pencil daily. I wonder if I should give the fiber brow a go? How much hair do you need in the first place for it to work? The fact that it has a stencil is a bonus!

    I have a fiber style mascara that cost me a fortune at the time. I don't really rate it though. It gets a bit "flaky" after a while. Doesn't make for perfect lashes.

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    1. Yes there are a lot of brow products on the market! I have sparse bits, like you, and the Fiber Brows still works well on me, so you should be right!

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  7. great post hun! the liner doesn't look too bad!! I'm trying to work out how to apply the fiber mascara without it looking so spidery

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  8. See, I don't think I can do fiddly. I like my liquid eyeliners to have a firm stick, if that makes sense. Maybe if I had more of a steady hand it wouldn't be a big deal :)

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    1. Oh this eyeliner certainly sticks, that's for sure! I needed a lot of practice and for some reason it's always easier to apply on your wrist than your eyes! Haha :)

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  9. I haven't heard of this brand before. I don't know that I'd have the patience or the steady hand to apply the Fiber Lashes!
    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I had heard of them from Facebook, and always been keen to try their stuff!

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  10. I never heard of that brand but their products look pretty, Specially the packing is not less than high end brand.

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  11. These products sound great and really high quality. I'm obsessed wit brows so the brow kit would be my favourite and one I'll look into buying x

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    1. The brow kit is my fave, too Louise! I love it :)

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  12. I'm really interested in the brow kit. I used to be one of those brows joined together girls, constantly waxing and plucking...until the time I over plucked...

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    1. Haha, I would love to have that problem! Better to have too much to work with than not enough!

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  13. The brow product looks pretty amazing, sounds like I would probably like it. And the liner has pretty amazing thin brush, I think when you learn how to work with this, it can be great tool. :)

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    1. Yes I love the thin brush on the Vinyl Liner. And the fact that it stays put all day!

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  14. That eyeliner looks amazing for creating the perfect feline flick! I used brow stencils once but I didn't have much success, but these sounds really easy to use! x

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    1. Yes they are Marisa. I was pleasantly surprised!

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  15. These sound interesting. That fibre brow would be something my mum might be able to use, too much over plucking for many years = thin brows. I am going to look into it for her, thanks Di!!
    - Jackie (Lipstick, Lattes & Louboutins)

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    1. Oh I think it would very suitable for her. No worries, Jackie! :)

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  16. I could imagine stuffing the application of all these products right up lol. I am all good in the eyebrow department although my outer brows seem to be thinning out as I age. Good to know these products exist :)

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    1. LOL! Well at least I've educated you I guess! Thanks for the great link-up!

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  17. The Fibre Brow sounds lovely. I'm not a fan of fibre lashes, really. I'm klutzy and end up with the bits all over my face and in my eyes.

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    1. I'm a major klutz too, hence the practising on my arm first, lol. Thanks for dropping by Renu!

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  18. Wow I could sure do with some of those fibres on my barely-there brows - thanks heaps Di! I find multi-stroke fibre mascaras a pain, mainly because I'm so time poor in the morning, but that budge-proof liner sounds like my kinda thing xxx

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