We started Fancii because of a shocking realization: Bad Beauty Lighting™ was sabotaging our beauty routines. The precious time we spent priming, contouring, concealing, highlighting, and setting was being ruined because we couldn’t see things as they really were. So we set out to design tools that give us confidence in our beauty routines and look as good as they make us feel. Since launching our cult-favorite mirrors, skincare, and nail care tools, Fancii has grown into a community of women who are as diverse as they are beautiful. Although none of us can seem to agree on exactly how many steps a skincare regimen should have, we all hold ourselves to the highest beauty standard—our own.
Every single Fancii tool is meticulously tested by our internal team, and sent to our insider community of aestheticians, makeup artists, and beauty influencers for their professional opinion. We are super picky about product design. We kid you not, it took us six months to design the perfect compact mirror. Whenever we develop something new, we look for effectiveness, ease of use, and the super important glam factor, a.k.a. how many times our friends ask us, “Where did you get that?!” And because we trust that our customers are just as picky as we are, we constantly update our designs based on your reviews, and ask for your input on new items and color releases.
“Yup. It happened to me. I overplucked my eyebrows. Except I didn’t just overpluck them. I did it the day before staff photo day. So badly plucked, one brow was shorter than the other!”
"I adore bright red lipstick. Long-wearing, waterproof lipsticks are typically my favorite—except of course for that one time I went through a whole day with bright red teeth! Now I never go anywhere without a compact mirror."
“I walked to work in the rain one day back when I was a Visual Merchandiser in London. Unbeknownst to me, my new (very expensive) foundation wasn’t exactly waterproof and it blotched so badly that my coworker asked if I was sick!”
“Bad Beauty Lighting and purple eyeshadow once led me to a very embarrassing moment at the dinner table. After some concerned looks from my family, they finally told me that it looked like I had a black eye!”
“At 20, I dreamed of becoming an air stewardess. But on the day of my interview, I forgot to bring foundation and borrowed some from a colleague. I went to the interview looking quite . . . orange, and did not get hired.”
“Winged eyeliner is part of my signature makeup look, but one time, uneven lighting caused me to draw my right wing super long and bulky. I didn’t notice until I was in the car on my way to uni and ended up very late to class.”
“In 9th grade I thought I could just put some foundation on my lips and apply gloss over that to achieve Kat Moss’s frosted lip look. It wasn’t until I got to school and looked in the bright bathroom mirror that I saw how patchy and dry my lips turned out!”
“Thanks to BBL, I gave a whole new meaning to “ghosted” when I got glammed up for a birthday party. The group photo later revealed that I overdid it with a too light foundation and was in serious need of bronzer.”
"I was in grade 6 when I purchased my first makeup product - Dream Matte Mousse Foundation. I applied it in my Grandmother's apartment bathroom, thinking I was looking "Hilary Duff circa-2003" fly as hell; in fact, when I left the bathroom, she gasped "what happened to your face? Do we need to go to the hospital?""
“I decided to jump on the contour and highlight trend before a night out with the girls. I thought I looked great until I saw a flash photograph of myself. I hadn’t blended well enough and basically ended up looking like a zebra!”
"I was traveling on a plane, freshening up before landing. The lavatory lights were too yellow causing me to over-apply foundation. It was only after I saw my reflection in one of the airport mirrors I realized how my face was god knows how many shades lighter than my neck. I was like a walking mime! It was really embarrassing."
"False lashes were all the rage in the year I went to prom. I had to try them on! Half-way through the night when I decided to touch-up my make-up, I realized I’d been posing for all the pictures with my lashes way off!"
"One time in high school I was experimenting with pink eyeshadow. I thought it looked really fun in my bedroom lighting that was until I got to school and someone asked me what happened to my eyes and told me that they looked infected!"