Product Review: L'Oreal Double Extend Lash Extention Effect Mascara

L'Oreal Double Extend Lash Extension Effect Mascarais the latest drugstore addition to the "tubes" effect mascaras, where the mascara forms tubes around your lashes creating the illusion of thicker, plumper lashes.

This is also a "two step" formulation, giving you a base coat to nourish and protect the lashes, while the top coat forms the tubes, which are smudge-proof and flake-proof.

My beef isn't with the smudge or flake factor, both of those were fine. My main complaint was with the mess it created when I was trying to get the mascara off. Black clumps of mascara was everywhere when I was washing it off (with just the warm water that was recommended), and it was quite a hassle trying to get it away from my hairline and off my face. I really prefer that my mascara come off with my eye makeup remover, and this product didn't budge when I tried it.

It really didn't give me any more amazing results than the average mascara I've tried. While the application wasn't difficult or tricky, I didn't think the results paid off for a two-step process. It was pretty standard, and nothing out of the ordinary. So if you purchase this going for my "dramatic look" lashes, I fear you will be disappointed. This is a good everyday mascara if you can succeed in getting it to come off as it should.

There are several tube technology mascaras out there that I'm fond of (like Too Faced Lash Injection), but this isn't one of them. I'd only purchase this if it was on an amazing special, like two for one, and even then I'd probably have to think long and hard about it.


Marsadie said...

I didn't like it much for that very reason -- It came off in CLUMPS when I tried to remove it with face cleanser. Same with high-end remover. Not impressed with this L'Oreal formula; I may even use only the white side as a primernif it's not what's causing the fibers to shed like they do.

December 6, 2008 at 8:38 PM

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