Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Review: L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara


I'm always on the look-out for my HG mascara. I haven't really decided if I need length, volume or both. Since I have wimpy asian lashes, length is a must... but as I've expressed to someone before, I don't believe I've ever tried a volume mascara, so I'm not sure if I need it or not.
Waterproof is a must and I find it's the only formula that keeps a curl for me. Also, non-waterproof always smudges and flakes underneath my eyes and no one ever tells me when I'm walking around looking like a raccoon...
The Double Extend mascara by L'Oreal uses the tubing technology that gives you the illusion of lash extensions and promises no flakes or smudging.

This mascara is double ended with the primer end and the actual black mascara end. The packaging is really awkward as the wand is kind of short, so when I was applying it, it just didn't feel right. The plus side is that it really did give me length -- crazy length in fact. However, it looked really fake and spikey... and the formula was so heavy that it refused to hold a curl. Another plus is the no-flake, no-smudge factor -- it really didn't budge at all even tho it's NOT waterproof!
The coolest part of this mascara is the clean-up part. You don't need a special eye makeup remover -- only warm water is needed! Just soak a cotton pad in warm water and hold it to your eye for a few seconds OR just go straight to washing your face... lightly tug at your lashes and the mascara TUBES slide right off!

If it didn't give me such fake-looking, stiff and straight lashes, this would be a promising mascara... unfortunately, for the price ($14.99 CAD), it's more expensive than a MAC mascara and almost double Cover Girl's Lashblast (currently my favourite)... I definitely won't be repurchasing...

(2.5/5)


3 comments:

da goose said...

I know how you feel about non-waterproof mascaras not being able to hold the curls. This mascara does not hold curls is just what I needed to know! Thanks!

da goose said...

I've been wanting to try the MSF foundation (?) not blush .. if it's that good i wouldn't mind the cost but I'm just scared that it won't even last a couple hours considering liquid doesnt even last on me for that long even after I set it with powder and use a primer.

Mango said...

if you like lashblast, i saw it on sale at costco. 2 tubes + a lip gloss for $15.99! I almost want to buy the l'oreal mascara just to see the tubes wash off lol thanks for the review