This product was TERRIBLE! I hope I can still return it to CVS. I thought this would be a great cheap alternative to blinc but it's not. The wand is big and clumsy, and the formula is clumpy. Not at all like blinc which is always smooth with buildable volume if you do it right. I even tried to do this with and without the primer but it's just icky.
Just want to give a small warning to those who LOVE blinc's Kiss Me mascara and think this is going to be the same thing.
I've tried other 2 step mascara's, but the idea of lash extentions intriged me. Alas, no better than the Maybelline XXL mascara at almost twice the price. I actually prefer Rimmel Glam'Eyes out of all of them. It makes my lashes fuller in 1 step and thats what I like the most after all. I just had to give something new a try.
When I saw the ad for this mascara in my magazine I ran to my local pharmacy to purchase it because the tubes idea was so fascinating to me! I don't like the white conditioning part of the mascara because I feel like it doesn't really do anything and it doesn't get completely covered by the black mascara. The black part of the mascara is glossy and doesn't clump and it definitely does add length, but NOT the 80% that L'oreal advertises. I compared the lengthening with my Sephora Triple Action mascara and it was about the same. I didn't like that it took out the curl in my lashes so I had to try to curl them again after the mascara dried (but this took forever to dry). I do like how easy it is to take off though.. just a little warm water and the mascara gets gooey and slides right off.
Well i dont know how i like this product...I like it dont get me wrong but i dont know if there is a big difference between this and my other mascara. My other mascara gives me more volume and this one gives me a little more length. The thing i LOVEEEEE about this product is it is SOOOO EASY TO GET OFF...It doesnt stain your face or anything its really weird when you take it off, its like string. If you get some on your face you can just take it off with your fingers, its not like normal mascara where you need to use make up remover because it staind your face! I am soo lazy when it comes to taking off mascara so im going to keep using this and see what i think!!
UPDATE: i dont like this. it makes my lashes hard and you cant keep applying to get volume.. when i try to apply to get more volume it start clumping bad. so i will not be buying again!!
Wow, I wasn't expecting much but I do like this mascara for a day look. It doesn't significantly plump my lashes but did lengthen them pretty good. I went trick or treating with my son in the cold with my eyes watering and this didn't smudge. When I got home and took a hot shower (mascara comes of with warm/hot water) it came off easy. No eye makeup remover needed! I didn't give it a full 5 lippies because I wish it did thicken more. Also, my lashes were pretty soft and looked feathery. UPDATE..12/10/08, still loving this!! Using it everyday! I read some newer reviews and I am not getting how people are saying this mascara is ripping their lashes off? Also, this DOESN'T come off with waterproof eyemakeup remover, hello!! Its not waterproof! You HAVE to use pretty warm/hot (but not scalding) water and they roll right off!
For the past couple of years, I have been on a kick of wanting really long, full, dramatic-looking lashes. It seems that with the newest Lash Blast and Colossal crazes that I'm not alone. So I was pretty excited when I saw the ad for the new L'Oreal Double Extension Beauty Tubes mascara. From the commercial, I had absolutely no idea how a mascara could accomplish an actual extension of length beyond the tip of the lash. It seemed too good to be true.
Well, ladies, it is too good to be true. If you want drama, you are not going to get it from this product. In fact, you won't get the 80% length increased that is promised, and you CERTAINLY won't get any volume. One thing you will get is curl, and that might be why some people are noticing the length increase. It curls your lashes STRAIGHT up from your lid. It also wears like iron until you wash it off, which is great. No smudging, no flaking, no running. That part is very nice. For this reason, I will use up my tube, but I will not repurchase.
Bottom line, if you are looking for a natural and durable mascara, this might be worth a shot. But if you are looking for something to give your lashes a lot of drama, this is NOT the product for you. If you absolutely must try this, CVS is running a sale on this product right now for $7.99.
I broke this mascara out again, and okay...I change my mind. :) I love the way it makes my lashes look, but it is sooooo much work to get the look right with this one. And it's so sticky when you try to remove it, even just with warm water. I am adding one lippie, because it really DOES add gorgeous length. But there is still plenty of room for improvement on this. However, I still might buy it again.
This is a good everyday mascara for me. It does not provide massive amounts of volume of length, but is above average and it doesn't clump. However, I am completely won over by the tubes. This tuff does not budge all day. Even through a massive sinus infection with constant eye watering and a rain storm in NYC with no umbrella. What is even better is how easy it is to remove with warm water. I'm not big on having to use eye makeup remover, so this is perfect for daily use for me.
edit: Downgrading to a three becaus it is crap at holding a curl. Lasting power is still impressive and will most likely be using this a lot more in the summer, but right now I don't reach for it often.
I am deeply devoted to Fiberwig - after using it I will never go back to non-tubing mascara. As much as I love Fiberwig, the price tag is rather steep and every time I start to run out, the thrifty part of my soul cringes at $ 22 or so price tag. When I saw this on sale for 8.99 at a local CVS I had to try it.
I don't really understand what, if anything, the first white step does in terms of lash-effect. But why not, a little conditioning can't hurt, right? In the past, I've hated the double-ended two-step mascaras because they got so damn clumpy. That's not the case here - I followed the directions, applied the black coat while the white coat was still wet and presto! no clumping problems.
The mascara was a nice dark, shiny black and gave a very nice, smooth look for day time. It didn't smudge or flake all day (6am - 10pm), and then washed off very easily. In my opinion, this is more of a lengthening than a thickening mascara - because it doesn't have any fibers, it can only lengthen so much, and it definitely does not create 80% more length as advertised. But it's sitll really nice stuf.
My only real gripe with the product is the length of the wand between the screw-part and the brush - during application I felt like I nearly poked myself in the eye with the round plastic "body" of the product (where the two different wands meet).
Fiberwig is still my fav. But for those days where I don't need mile long lashes and just want a great feathery, clump free, affordable and long-lasting dark tubing mascara, this is it for me! (Until the other pharamcy brands come out with tubing mascaras, that is!!!) :)
I really liked this mascara! I was pretty sure I would, given my lazy-girl attitude to make-up removal, that is, if it doesn't come off in the shower I really can't be bothered. So anything that only need warm water to remove was always going to be a winner even if it was one of those clumpy mascaras, which in this case wasn't. The first time I used it I was amazed my the length it gave me. After curling my lashes I applied the primer and then the mascara, but given that I had about a minute to do it and was in a public toilet, sharing a crappy mirror with a friend, it did clump a tiny bit. With more careful application techniques, it works wonders on lashes. It is even great for day-time wear, as I don't especially want drag-queen worthy lashes for school, I can just wear the black mascara and it comes off the same as with the primer underneath. Definately one to try!
I had high hopes for this one but it's simply okay to me. It does give me extremely long lashes (long enough to where they were sweeping the surface of my glasses). I agree that it gives little volume and that's what I need more than length.
The first time I wore it I was impressed with how well it did when I left it on overnight. But the last few times I wore it, it does not last on my lower lashes very well. My upper lashes look great but it comes off my lower ones. I also learned the hard way that you must use the warm water to take it off. When I used cold water and pulled on the tubes, several of my lashes on top came off with them. So now I have a bare spot. That's my fault though. I find it's very easy to come off if you take it off after spending several minutes in the shower. Slips right off then.
As far as packaging, I prefer the thicker big brushes myself but this is okay. I think I'll be going back to my Max Factor 2000 Calorie or mark Make it Big next time. I think they are better and cheaper than this one. continued >>