I have only tried one other of these two step transplanting gel + fibre wand mascaras, which is the Love Alpha one.
This product boasts: no mess, irritation or fuss, as well as natural ingredients. The product is supposedly water resistant and will not smudge or have fibres fall onto your face. The product is also meant to be easily removed with warm water. It also emphasizes the 'high quality bees wax' contained in the formula which is moisturising and stimulates lash growth and has anti-bacterial properties. Finally, it is meant to increase lash thickness and length by 300%!! Woo!
A few grips I have with Cherry Blooms... Why despite the brand's claims of this being the #1 fibre mascara... there are very few reviews on the net? And the ones that do exist, tend to have advertisement like descriptions which sound too good to true, emphasizing the high quality bees wax and amazing enhancement the mascara provides. They also negatively evaluate all other fibre mascaras on the market such as Youique, ModelCo and Love Alpha etc. Suspicious? Further, I did a quick look at all the reviewers below and their profiles. Aside from three reviewers which appear legitimate, all the others have only written a single review, just for Cherry Blooms... or they have 2 or 3 other poor reviews for the other fibre brands previously mentioned. This comes off as very off putting.
Further... The $70 price tag?! Let's look at the ingredients list:
Transplanting Mascara Gel:
Water, beeswax, carnuba wax, black iron oxide, stearic acid, lanolin*
Black iron oxide, cellulose**
How is that worthy of such a high price?... A couple more dollars and it is the same cost of my Chanel foundation. It is also more expensive than the divine Guerlain's $45 mascaras, making them almost look cheap! A $50 Chanel lipstick is both more affordable and indulging. This really was a impulsive and guilty buy for me as I was curious. And the ridiculous bees wax claims? It is a very useful ingredient but will hardly nourish the lashes or stimulate their growth. The case is also cardboard and looks cheap, in comparison to Love Alpha's cute and sturdy plastic case... which also sells at a much cheaper price.
Let's address the claims:
No mess, irritation or fuss: Irritation did occur if fibres fell into the eye and while not as messy as Love Alpha, a few did fall onto the cheeks. It also had a bit of fuss as you have to work on one eye at a time as the fibres will not stick properly to the gel if it is given even a little time to dry. So you need to work quickly.
Water resistant and will not smudge or have fibres fall onto your face: I haven't cried or sweat excessively so I haven't been able to test these claims. It is true that it does not smudge but unfortunately I did have many miniature little fibres fall onto my lower eyelid. This looks very unattractive and I haven't been able to find a way to prevent this from happening. Saying this, both Love Alpha and Cherry blooms had fibre fallout on me, but not on my sister. So it may be reflective of my eye and lid shape?
Easily removed with warm water: Yes, removal was very easy!
Lash nourishment and growth: Highly doubtful...
Increased length and thickness by 300%: It did plump up my lashes quite nicely actually, although this does border on clumpville. It did lengthen pretty good, but definitely not 300% and was not really any better than any other good lengthening mascara. Once you use the transplanting gel to seal in the fibres, it brushes off the fibres on the tips of your lashes and reduces the length. Hardly looks like false lashes or extensions, but does produce an effect on the dramatic side.
Additionally: It held a curl, which was impressive for my heavy Asian lashes. Also clumps quite easily so I could not imagine trying multiple applications as suggested. Nice deep black colour.
Overall: Disappointing. I quite like the effect but the fibre fallout is unattractive and at least for me, unavoidable. Even without the fallout $70 is ridiculous and the product is certainly not worth the price. It does not even need to cost anywhere near that much as you can see from the ingredients list. I regret to say that I cannot recommend it. Only buy if you have cash to spare/waste?