I've been using this duo for about 3 months now and all I can say is wow! My eyelashes are pretty average normally so I use whatever product I can to really give them that special 'oomph'. Being a hardcore voluminous fan, I decided to try this since its made by l'oreal as well. Plus my mom uses the red one (Beauty tubes?) and raves about it.
Well I'm a fan. It works well as far as thickening my lashes. Lengthened a little. But when I put on the mascara is when I notice a big difference. My lashes just look so much fuller. Because they ARE fuller! There's just more lashes to coat! But if you're impatient or are expecting miracles you might not like it. It takes time to apply and perfect your mascara, and the nightly ritual of applying the serum might be tedious for some. I love my p.m. routine of removing makeup, washing, brushing and moisturizing. The serum is the last thing I do before bed. Its lasted me a long time too! I originally bought the mascara/serum pack but have recently just bought the mascara because I still have a good amount of the serum left! Overall I would definitely recommend to any one willing to put a little extra effort into their appearance and anyone who has the patience to really give this product a good shot! You wont be sorry!
I got this duo on sale and got an even better deal after coupons at Rite Aid. So FULL PRICE it's a little pricey, but I got it for a good deal..
It DID make my lashes a little bit longer, as long as I didn't skip a day using it (used it for about 3 months straight),and I had no problems with clumping. I think it worked better than my Tarte Multipleye mascara as far as clumping goes.
It got a 4 out of 5 because it seemed to RUN OUT kind of fast! I would buy it again if I got it for a great deal again.
Only one good thing about this product-- it made my lashes longer... a LITTLE bit thus giving this a 3 star. Other than that, this product is terrible. It clumps your lashes SO bad that you probably need to brush it down! As another reviewer said, it made you look like a "drag queen." If the serum absolutely did not work at all, this review deserves a 1..
I actually do like this mascara quite a bit. I've tried mascaras like Rimmel Sexy Curves and Lash Blast, which have the tendency to give me very sharp, hard lashes. This mascara gives me almost full, lush, "fluffy" sort of lashes, I can't really explain it. I think it does a good job with both length and volume. I don't let the primer dry all the way, because it does make it hard to apply the mascara, but using it slightly damp works just fine. With those hard plastic wands, again like on Lash Blast, I always felt like they almost ripped through my lashes....the wand on this mascara is soft and fluffy, and it just brushes through my lashes.
This isn't a mascara you'd want to use if you were in a hurry in the morning, the two step process does take a few minutes.
It is not perfect, but I would say it's my current favorite mascara.
I've got short wayward lashes & am constantly on the hunt for mascaras that extend & give volume at the same time. I was intrigued by this as it claims to have lash extending serum as a primer..
3 weeks in & I'm throwing it away in disgust - the primer sticks to your lashes so that when you add the mascara on top its dried out so the overall effect is clumpy dried out looking "drag queen" lashes. Its incredibly difficult to put on as a result - and the only way I could get any kind of good looking effect was to comb through the lashes immediately after application to separate the clumps (thus removing great chunks of mascara & flaking all over my cheeks)
Hideous hideous hideous stuff!!! .... & so my search continues...
this did not grow, strengthen, or change he condition of my lashes. the mascara in conjunction with the primer serum did not volumize my lashes--it only lengthened. i'll stick to lash blast or voluminous carbon black.
The serum is wonderful. I feel it really works well. My lases are almost non existent and the serum really does make my lashes more noticeable. The mascara with the base is horrible. I find it to be very clumpy. It dried out very fast as well. I will buy the serum again, but not the mascara.
To be honest, the only reason I've tried this product is that it was free, lol. Personally, I want my mascara to be 1 step and not 2. My lashes are decent by themselves but this mascara may be worth it for people who have very short stubby lashes. Even though I probably wouldn't buy it for myself, I do have to say that it definately gives me longer lashes but I think that's at the price of taking more time to get those longer lashes. It also is harder to get good separation between my lashes. Some people might not care and think that longer lashes are worth it but I've been in the applying cosmetics game for a looonnnggg time and i want my routine to be quick and easy. I do think the primer helps make my lashes longer though. Not the worst but certainly not my favorite.
I loved it!!! It conditioned my small lashes and made them thicker and stronger!!! But I paid mine 12.49$ + tax cnd at shoppers drug mart and the same price for the serum which I think its ridiculous 4 what it gives but I definitely recommend. I guess im gonna stick with my imju fiberwig mascara.
FYI- this product is also known as Double Extension Renewal Serum Inside Mascara.
I can't comment on whether the serum had an impact on the health of my lashes or lash fall. Suffice to say I didn't notice that I was losing any more or less lashes when using this product.
I have been a big big big fan on L'Oreal's Double Extend mascaras- I've tried them all. This one was the biggest let down of the collection. The ad states that it gives "visibly more lashes, plus 80% longer". It didn't have the all day hold that Beauty Tubes offers and it didn't have the volumising effect of Carbon Black. My lashes looked skinny and sparse and definitely not 80% longer. Won't be buying again.