Seven Days of Mascara: Revlon DoubleTwist Mascara

Okay, I'll admit it. I was suckered in by the ads for Revlon's DoubleTwist mascara. Those TV spots that showed us the fabulous wand that brought you volume beyond your wildest imagination sold me. I had to get my hands on the coolest brush I'd seen: a combination plastic and old spoolie brush TOGETHER! For every benefit POSSIBLE! I was excited.

And I still am. This is a fabulous mascara, and I love it. I'd compare the volume to Diorshow, and I don't say that lightly. It thrills me that it comes in a waterproof formula, and it's easy to get off, doesn't make a mess, doesn't smudge, doesn't flake, and stays put all day long.

But...you knew there was a "but," didn't you?



Yeah. It's a bit of a mess. No, not a bit. It's a huge mess. It's scary and intimidating when you pull your wand out and see this.

It can clump. You have to just gather up your courage and slap that wand on those lashes. Trust. Keep an eyelash brush or comb near, if you must. But don't back down. One coat can give you this:
And it only gets better from there.

PS: This was supposed to go up last night, and for reasons unknown, it didn't. So you get two mascara posts today. Aren't you thrilled?

3 comments:

kellygreen49 said...

Whoa. I'm sort of curious about this one.

July 30, 2009 at 1:11 PM
agirlsgottaspa said...

I agree. I have this in my makeup bag too. When I first took out that wand to discover the scene of utter clumpiness and mess, I was like whoa. But once you get over the hesitation to apply it to your lashes, it definitely looks good.

August 9, 2009 at 1:22 PM
Meredith said...

I've got to say that I'm far more likely to reach for this one, since it's really not that bad and always gives me good results than the Smashbox DNA which is just altogether frightening.

August 9, 2009 at 1:24 PM

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