I liked the concept, and the fact it stayed put and washed off so easily. It actually did enhance my eyelashes and make them look longer, my boyfriend said I had gorgeous eyes that night. However it didn't cover the white "primer" coat very well, and was extremely clumpy with just one coat! If I scrape the wand across the rim of the tube to get rid of excess mascara, it significantly reduces the clump, but I have other brands of mascara that are more convenient to use, so I find myself hardly ever picking up this type of mascara, and probably won't buy it again.
I adore this product, I love this waaaaaay more than MAC, Urban Decay, too Faced.. i can go on and on!
I'm surprised at how much I like this product - I bought it on sale as a whim, thinking I wouldn't really get much use out of it. L'Oreal Double Extension Beauty Tubes has two steps - a white eyelash primer followed by colored mascara. It took me a couple of applications in order to get it right- the mascara goes over the primer *before* the primer dries. I don't find the two-step process takes too long, since I had always put on 2-3 coats of regular mascara. Removing it is a dream, just warm water and a washcloth removes the "tubes" with no streaking or racoon eyes. This mascara gives both length and volume, something I desperately need since I have very skimpy lashes. And this mascara does not budge during the day - I've had no flakes or smudges even after 12+ hours of wear. This is quickly becoming one of my go-to mascaras.
I LOVE this mascara. I have tried at least 15 different brands. I have really long lashes but they are really thin. This mascara totally plumps up my lashes and extends them even more! Without all the clumping. Some people say that the white end of the mascara causes the curl to droop but I haven't had that problem yet. Just give this mascara a try!
A couple of years ago, I tried the Blanc Kiss Me mascara, which does the same tubey thing that L'Oreal's does. It was fascinating, it worked, but it was way too expensive for me to buy every couple of months. Fast forward to today: The L'Oreal Beauty Tubes pretty much does the same thing, but for almost a third of the cost. It doesn't smudge, and it comes off so easily! I always use Pond's Cold Cream and warm water to remove my makeup. The funny thing is that the Beauty Tubes won't come off if I just try to remove them with Pond's; instead, I just soak my facecloth in warm water and press it over my eyes for a few seconds, and then gently "pull" the tubes off by pressing lightly downward with my facecloth. They come off like a dream, and I no longer wake up in the morning to find that some overlooked remainder of my mascara has migrated downwards overnight, thus granting me Insta-Raccoon Eyes. I can't speak for the curling power, because I've never really needed to curl my eyelashes. But I do have pretty fine lashes, and I concur with other experiences as to the Beauty Tubes' volumizing power--it's pretty much nil, but you'll at least get some good length out of it. All in all, this is a really nice daily use mascara, and I will happily buy it again.
Although I didn't totally hate this mascara, I didn't totally love it either. It does take some practice to get the hang of, and its true the you need to apply both the primer and mascara in quick succession of each other to get a good look. I just didn't find the results that great, I usually ended up with spidery looking lashes, with not much curl (even though I religiously curl my lashes before hand). One thing I did really like about this mascara, was the fact that it STAYED on all day, no smudging. Although the first time you take it off it is a bit weird, (make sure to use lots of warm water) I loved the fact that i wasn't left with ANY eye makeup around my face. Overall, not bad, but I doubt I'll ever repurchase.
I was not impressed with this mascara at all! I faithfully use Luminous Volumizing Loreal mascara and love it. When I heard about the Dbl Extension mascara thought I would give it a try. Well, it does make my lashes longer, however, it also makes them very thin (like spider legs). My lashes need volume, so back to the regular usual one for me!
Seriously. Do people even read packaging and instructions? It's not that difficult...
This is my new HG mascara. Does exactly what it says; lengthens and does not smudge under your eye which is a HUGE point for me.
NOW. What the packaging says; you put the white primer on, and BEFORE IT DRIES you put on the black mascara part. And to take it off, all you use is WARM WATER. You don't even have to use make up remover. It won't work.
This is my new favorite addition to my make up arsenal. It really does make you look like you have huge false eyelashes. I've been in the habit of not using mascara on my bottom lashes because it always smudged. I recommend just putting the black part on your bottom lashes unless you were going for a super dramatic look. I haven't tried this yet, but I'll try to put an update when I do.
First: I don't care for 2-step mascaras- it's the opposite of quick & easy which is what I desperately need in the morning.
I just want to put on 2 coats and GO.
So I won this from allure or TotalBeauty.com and was SUPER excited to get through my tube of Maybelline Colossal. I tend to wear makeup everyday, even if it is just brows and lashes.
So this mascara has two wands: one for the first step - a white conditioning coat- and one for the second step - a black "top coat" if you will.
One of my main problems is that the first step dries WHITE, not clear or translucent.
WHITE, okay? Okay.
I thought at least I would get nicely defined, long lashes after dutifully applying the conditioning coat and carefully coating my lashes with step 2.
Nope. The 1st and 2nd tries resulted in spidery-leg, albeit long, lashes. Not good. The 3rd time (this past Sunday) I didn't put enough step 2 on and ended up with white-tops-and-black-underside lashes. At least I was at an all-girls craft night; I went to the bathroom and washed them off.
This no-makeup-remover-needed feature is the only thing that makes this mascara not completely awful.
Today I gave it another go. I've been curbing my spending habits in the wake of the economic crisis. So instead of going to Ulta and giving them more of my money, I decided to work it out with this product.
I applied the mascara as instructed and combed most of the spidery mess away (it dries QUICK!). The resulting lashes ARE long but far from silky.
I also had the broken lashes too when I was removing it on the first time. tsk tsk.
The black step 2 does nothing for the lashes on its own.
Reading some of the reviews makes me wonder if people read the product info. Its a lengthening mascara, not a volumizing mascara. Anyway, I like it for my bottom lashes b/c it doesn't smudge or flake, however, it irritates my eyes. It must be the tubing portion of the formula b/c I have been using Double Extend for years with no problems.