Allergic Reaction to 3D Fiber Lashes

Have you had an allergic reaction to Younique’s 3D Fiber Lashes mascara?

So last night, my latest recruit, Sammie, brought to my attention, a post that is doing the rounds on Facebook. You may have seen it yourself. Apparently, this post was shared in a group that she’s in, (and I see it has been shared far too many times). But I guess that’s the nature of the beast that is Social Media, and particularly Facebook…

While it can be easy to get swept up in the negativity and scare-mongering, I personally tend to subscribe to things being best to see for myself. I take things on board, but think for myself.

All of those people that shared the story, don’t really know the FULL story.

As they say, “there are two sides to every story, and the truth lies somewhere in between”. I don’t even know the full story, so I can’t comment too much further. But what I will share with you, are a few points of reassurance – if you’re worried about the safety of Younique’s 3D lashes…

1) The real fiber lashes Younique sells are “100% Natural Fibers taken from Green Tea”. If they fall into your eyes it may irritate them, at best, not cause the damage she is proposing. (FYI: I have actually heard that the person in question admitted to Younique support that she actually poked her eye with the wand! If that’s the case then that would have the same effect with whatever mascara she was using! But again I don’t know the full story and neither do you…)

UPDATE 2016: The new formula of 3D Fiber Lashes+ has rayon fibers.

2) Just FYI Younique Support responds to all customer tickets, complaints, etc. Any time I’ve contacted support, they’ve almost always gotten immediately back to me (and my team mates and customers have said the same too), and resolved it in a satisfactorily fashion.

Admittedly sometimes it’s taken a few emails to resolve, but it’s always gotten resolved! In fact, they do tend to go above and beyond with their support, so rest assured, if you have a legit issue or problem, it will be sorted. It will not be ignored!

You may want to speak to the presenter you purchased from first before support but that’s your call.

Allergic Reactions to 3D Lashes

Real 3D Fiber Lash Mascara - Younique by Thea
Original 3D Fiber Lashes

Some people do have very sensitive eyes, of course. So far though, only one person in all the dozens of 3D mascara sets that I’ve sold has said they caused her eyes to be “red and puffy”. She herself had admitted she has “very sensitive eyes”. It’s unfortunate, but allergic reactions can happen. I dealt with it for her, myself. She realised after a few tries that they simply weren’t for her. Not every product, makeup or otherwise, is suited to every person.

In fact, there is not one product in the world that’s without its nae-sayers, critics or people who’ve had bad experience. Not one brand either. That goes for MAC, Benefit, Channel, Clinique or Revlon or whoever…

And you know what? People tend to be much more vocal about their negative opinions, and bad experiences, than they do about their positive ones.

We sell 15-20,000 of these lashes a day. If one does have an allergic reaction to the REAL 3D Fiber Lashes it tends to be the exception to the norm.

I also suspect that some people with issues would be ones using dodgy counterfeit 3D lashes from Amazon or eBay and the like.

Or as I mentioned they POKE their eye with the Younique wand (haven’t we all done that before?)Younique's Love our 3D Fiber Lashes - and all our products - or your money back

So please don’t let the critics (or even trolls) dissuade you from trying Younique’s 3D Lashes. Try them and if you don’t love them you’ll get your money back in the Love it Guarantee. OK?

FYI: Younique’s original formula 3D Fiber Lash Mascara is hypoallergenic, paraben free, gluten free, and vegan. Find the full list of 3D mascara’s ingredients from the Younique site below:

Transplanting Gel Ingredients: Water, Beeswax (Natural Propolis), Carnauba (Brazilian palm glue), Iron Oxide Cl 77499 (Black), Collagen, Acrylates Copolymer, Nylon, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol. .23 FL OZ / 7 ml

Natural Fibers Ingredients: 100% Natural Fibers taken from Green Tea. Net WT .02 OZ/ .5g.

Collagen is a type of protein that works with elastin to give skin its texture, structure, and appearance. It contains antioxidants, and may help add volume and shine to the appearance of eyelashes.

Water (Aqua) is the liquid of life! Hydrates and cleanses the skin, and works as a natural spreading component, helping to distribute other ingredients evenly over the skin.

Beeswax (Natural Propolis) is a brownish, resinous material collected by bees and believed to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Carnauba (Brazilian Palm Glue) is extracted and refined through a pressing and crushing process that turns the palm glue into an oil, creating the sticky nature of the transplanting gel. It is also believed to act as a natural preservative.

Iron Oxide Cl 77499 (Black) is a technical name for Black Iron Oxide. This naturally-occurring mineral acts a colorant, giving the gel its striking black color.

Acrylates Copolymer is an adhesive and binder, as well as a suspending agent.

Nylon is a powder substance that is used as an absorbent and thickening agent.

Stearic Acid (also known as Palmitic Acid) is an organic nutrient derived from palm trees that is often used to soothe and soften the skin.

Propylene Glycol is a humidifying and delivery ingredient.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is an unregulated cosmetic and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease.

Update 2016: See the newer formula of 3D Fiber Lashes+ ingredients here. (click ingredients)

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10 thoughts on “Allergic Reaction to 3D Fiber Lashes

  • August 20, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    I purchased 3D fiberlashes from a permanent cosmetic tattooist. She sold me the correct mascara. Within a few hours of using the mascara, both of my eyes were puffy and the upper lids were drooping over and onto my lower eyelash line. I was worried that I was having a true medical emergency type condition–eyes don’t just droop over themselves! It took 4 days of antihistamine use to heal my eyes.

    I tried the mascara again, one week later and had to wash it off within an hour of wear. I was having the same reaction. I want to report this reaction and also I would like my money returned.

    What your advice be…as the person I bought the mascara and eyeliner from is not returning my calls. Her only response was that the product is all natural and hypoallergenic. Nothing can be completely free of causing allergic reactions.

    • August 25, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      I am so sorry you had an allergic reaction to the 3D Fiber Lashes…It’s unfortunate! I guess no make will ever work 100% of the time. Thankfully, I’ve only had ONE woman who had a reaction like you’re describing to the old formula lashes. Am sure at some point there will be others.

      I’ve written you back privately via email. Sounds like you were unlucky both with the lashes and who you bought them from. For that I am very sorry! Always buy direct from a presenter to ensure 100% they’re legit (the makeup and the person) – be sure to see their website…and never buy from any 3rd party sites (Craigslist, Ebay, Amazon).

  • September 29, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    I was super sad to find my eyes do not respond well to the gel, at first i thought it was the fibers. so i tried just using the gel. but NOPE my eyes in protest, swelled and turned bright red. same with the lotions, so far i can use none of the products. which makes me really sad, because i believe the product is amazing for many others.

    • September 29, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      Hmmm i wonder if i could use the fibers with mascara i’m not allergic too, Youngthea have you seen anyone try that out?

      • October 1, 2015 at 12:29 pm

        I have not seen anyone who has tried that. I don’t know how it would work – it might – but it’s transplanting gel not transplanting mascara (ours) so not sure another brand would have the sticky bit to keep the lashes in place. But try it and let me know how you got on 🙂

        …A friend just said her dog got at her fibers tube and so she only has gel but no fibers. I suspect she could use an old tube of fibers if she had any left! 🙂

  • January 15, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Hey..just tried this product for the first time..the first day was ok..the second day my eye lids burned when I went to wash it off. .the third day was the puffy eye lids..I really like the mascara. .I luv it..but I’m afraid to try it again..what do I do? …I really want to wear the fibers

    • January 17, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Hi hon, where did you buy the mascara from exactly? Hopefully off a real current active presenter? If so speak to her (or him) about this situation and possibly get a refund or some advice. They shouldn’t be causing the experience you described but of course some people are simply allergic. I am assuming these are the 3D Lashes+ not the originals (in the sunglasses type case?) Good luck and sorry to hear of this reaction!!

  • February 24, 2016 at 1:36 am

    So I got my first order of 3d fiber lashes, and this is the 22nd day I have used them. Today i noticed I have 2 small blisters on the line of my top eye lid and they burn pretty badly. I have not heard back from the rep. Who sold them to me. Is this possibly an allergic reaction? I really love them and want to keep using them but I’m worried it will get worse. 🙁

  • February 24, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Sorry! I ment 2nd* day I have used them! Auto correct lol.

    • February 24, 2016 at 7:45 am

      Well, sure it could totally be an allergic reaction, I suppose. Stop using them for a day (or two or three). Try using them next week and see if they return. It could be unrelated, it could be stress, it could be some other contaminant (e.g. you could have touched something then rubbed your eye)…but if you’re concerned, stop using them for now. You definitely bought them from an actual Younique site or active presenter? When I do hear of irritation like this, I do worry it’s from an Ebay or Amazon or Craigslist sale. That said I have had ONE of my friends who I gave a legit mascara to say she had a reaction so it can happen! Sorry to hear about this issue Haley and I hope it’s not the 3D Lashes and just a sort of other fluke.


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