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...