Saturday, November 22, 2008

L'Oreal Double Extend (BeautyTubes) Mascara

I've been wanting to try L'Oreal's new Double Extend (w/BeautyTubes Technology) Mascara. Basically, it is a primer+mascara combo, but this mascara isn't a normal mascara. It forms little tubes around each of your lashes when it dries, kind of like Blinc mascara.

Well, as I mentioned in my last post, I finally bought & tried it. The one thing I don't like about primer+mascara combos is that the mascara doesn't always glide smoothly over the primer (maybe I'm doing something wrong?), which is why I normally don't go for primer+mascara combos. Well, I finally got it on and, for the sole purpose of testing (I wouldn't do this normally), I left it on for several days.

Now, I can't compare this to Blinc mascara, since I've never tried it, but this stuff stays put pretty good! I didn't have any smudging until the very last day of wear & even then it was minimal. Another great thing about this mascara is how well it holds a curl. It kept the curl in my lashes the whole time I was wearing it, which for my limp lashes that's nothing short of astonishing!

However, I didn't like how dry & brittle it made my lashes. It lengthens the lashes pretty good, though I've tried other mascaras that lengthen just as well. Overall, I think the real beauty of this mascara is it's smudge-free staying power & it's curl-holding ability, but I could definitely do w/o the brittle dryness.