Wednesday, March 11, 2009

L'Oreal Double Extend Mascara (Review)

iconiconProduct Blurb:L'Oreal introduces Double Extend Beauty Tubes Lash Extension Effect Mascaraicon, a revolutionary lash extension effect mascara the provides up to 80% longer-looking, nourished lashes.

Step 1 - Nourish & Protect
Step 2 - Tubes extend lashes
Step 3 - Remove with just water

Tube Benefits:

  • Clump-free length

  • Smudge-proof

  • Flake-proof

  • Long wearing hold

  • Ophthalmologist and allergy tested

  • Suitable on sensitive eyes & for contact lens wearers

  • Ingredients:
    Inactive Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Acrylates Copolymer, Cera Alba/Beeswax, Cera Carnauba (Carnauba Wax), Steareth 2, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acacia Senegal Gum, Rayon, Panthenol, Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Methyparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, 2 Oleamido 1, 3 Octadecandiol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylparaben, Simethicone, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben
    May Contain: CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide

    Inactive Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Sodium Laureth 12 Sulfate, Acrylamide, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Phenoxyethanol, Rayon, Polysorbate 80, Methylparaben, Imidazoldinyl Urea, Sodium Dehyroacetate, Disodium EDTA, Silica, Ethylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben
    May contain: CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491/Iron Oxides, CI 77007 (Ultramines), Mica, CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), FIL D32060/3

    Price: $10.95

    Available at: Leading drugstores or at Drugstore.comicon

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    L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Lash Extension Effect Mascaraicon is a cheaper alternative to Blinc Kiss Me mascaras if you like the idea of coating your lashes through tubing. What I like about this mascara is that the brush evenly coats your lashes, and I didn't even have to worry about clumping even after several coatings. There were no weird or putrid smell like some mascaras tend to have. As for the voluminizing factor, it only did a mediocre job. I've had other mascaras that gave me a more voluminous lashes.

    Some gripes about the mascara: I had a hard time controling and holding the mascara wand because the wand itself was too short. Application took a lot longer for me to do and at one point became frustrating because of the trouble I'm having trying to hold the mascara wand. It also didn't help the the tubes were bulky and fat.

    As for the lengthening factor, there were no apparent changes in length with my lashes even with the primer and regardless how many coat you choose to apply. The mascara also weighed my lashes down and leaving them flat looking and nowhere being anything sexy or sultry.

    But, the worst part of using this mascara is taking it off! For some odd reason, makeup remover only makes it even more difficult in taking it off, but sometimes just washing it with water like it suggests you do will also not get the job done. The idea of tubing your lashes might be a neat one, but not when they're getting stuck on your cheeks. And most of the time even after you thought you completely took it off, you'll wake up the next day with traces of mascara. The 'tubes' can be quite messy and annoying.

    Rating: 2.5 out of 5

    (Photo Credit: Drugstore.comicon)


    1. It doesn't look too bad! Too bad it's so hard to remove and heavy~

    2. i hate the ones that are hard to remove
      and these tubes are like fibrewig mascara in japan,i find it messy too

    3. Hmmm.. I am looking for a great waterproof mascara but I don't like the ones that is hard to remove. Thanks for this review :D

    4. erm.. I almost grab tis mascara last week but i gave up bcoz i wanted to get a 2nd tube of Unstoppable Curly Extension Mascara which also can b remove using warm water for stock up purpose... I dont have the budget tis mth and i tot abt getting it next mth.. Now, I don't think i wan buy it anymore.. FYI, they came out a combo pack with the mascara n lash curler for the same price... one more thing, Anne did u remove the mascara using warm or cold water ? i tot they r referring to warm water as I watched from Taiwanese TV Show 'Queen'...

    5. Your lashes are so looong already without anything on.

      Btw, if you have time to spare then you might want to consider entering my Spring Look Contest. Check out my blog for more details ^^


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