Mascara Monday: Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Once upon a time a dear friend of mine told me about the brand Younique. I laughed because the brand name sounded like the name of a little girl I used to teach when I worked for AmeriCorps. I explained the chuckles and she proceeded to tell me about this revolutionary mascara, blah, blah, blah…yeah, I get this quite often.

ounique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

The “OMG, you should try this mascara!” thing comes with having a blog titled Clumps of Mascara but I told her that I had already had a ton of mascaras to review on my plate and that I’d check it out. I never did. Until Trish from MomDot presented me with a sample of Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes on our Royal Caribbean Brandcation trip. Within minutes, I had headed back to my room to apply the mascara and ZOMGGGG.

Yeah. Impressed isn’t even the word.

Younique mascara

Price: $29 from
Packaging (brush wand): 5 out of 5
Overall: 4.5 out of 5

What It Claims: Our simple three-step process combines Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers to help create the appearance of incredible thickness and volume to your existing lashes. Watch as your lashes transform into something you have only dreamed of! The 3D Fiber Lashes are water resistant but easily washes off with warm water and facial cleanser at the end of the day. ” (source)

The Truth: We’ve seen plenty of fiber mascaras but this is definitely one of the better ones.

What I Loved About It: The wands! They are slick, slim and perfect for applying a fiber mascara.

What I Didn’t Like: You can’t overdo it. If you over apply the gel of this mascara, you’re doomed. Very doomed.

Overall:  So obviously this isn’t my first time using a fiber mascara and Younique isn’t terribly innovative in this department. However, I do appreciate many aspects of their mascara. For one, like Too Faced’s Better Than False Lashes, the mascara comes in 2 tubes.

Younique Fiber Lashes

I love when this happens. Having both a base mascara and then a tube of just “fibers” leaves less room for error. Younique recommends that you apply a coat of your favorite mascara, a goat of their gel mascara and then the fibers and theeeen the gel again. Seems easy enough, right? Of course, this is the kind of mascara that you don’t need to be applyin’ right before a meeting or if you’ve got a toddler tugging at your leg. It will definitely take a good 3-5 minutes to apply everything.

The Moodstruck Transplanting Gel has a goopy and almost putty-like feel to it. It applies easily to the lashes and helps to bring them out a bit.

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes gel wand

The key is applying the fibers on top of the gel while the gel is still wet. But obviously, right? The good news is, this is easy. The bad news is, you have to work at the speed of light. I’m not even kidding. I found that for the best results, it was imperative to apply the fibers within seconds of applying the gel.

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes fiber wand

And like most fiber mascaras, removing this is easy. Simply wet your lashes and the fibers come right off. You will still need to use your regular makeup remover to get rid of the mascara that you used. But overall, I’m impressed with Younique’s version of a fiber mascara. Technique is everything when using one but it really helps when a brand provides a nice base (or in this case, gel) and workable fibers. As usual, you may suffer some fall-out while using this but you combat that by again, applying those fibers quickly and before the gel dries.

Bare Lashes

Clump Comb


Lashes after 3 coats

(with step 2)

Younique mascara on lashes
Younique on lashes

Mascara comparison

Do I recommend it?: Yes! It’s one of the better fiber mascaras that I tried.

Any Younique lovers in the house?

  • Phyrra

    I wish I could wear fiber mascara, but it always comes off in my eyes and irritates my contacts. You get great results with it!

    • Brittany


    • Dora J Crow

      Phyrra, I talked to the gal at Younique asking her about the very same thing, as I am very allergic to most mascaras, and I sure cannot have fiber type! She says this is made from GREEN TEA extract! She is on Instagram. I was shocked. I may try it, as she says there is a money-back guarantee too, no questions asked, return policy.

  • Summer Davis

    I love you. And your lashes.

    • Brittany

      I love YOU!

  • Cosmetics Aficionado

    This makes your lashes look fluttery!

  • Aunie

    finally just tried this today and LOVED it! and every bit of your review was just spot on :)

  • KC Lontoc

    Great review! I’m diggin’ the lashes and how clear those photos are!

  • Danielle Peterson

    Hey Kim! I’ve used it for over a year and the wands don’t get bad for me. Near the end, SOMETIMES I’ve had to kind of “scrape” the gel wand on its rim a little on the way out – but that’s been it. I had the same fear going in!

    • Kim

      Thanks for the response! I’m still loving them, using them everyday and am happy to report NO CLUMPING :) Just all around happy with this product…. Now to see how long it lasts using it daily.

  • alicia9938

    I do not have the time to deal with this. Plus it’s more of an overpriced novelty than a daily mascara. The gel does get clumpy after a few uses, and it is just average. Yes, you get length and volume, but you also deal with clumps and spider legs. Not worth the effort.