L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes


703 reviews

64% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$


Magnifier Inactive Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Acrylates Copolymer, Cera Alba/Beeswax, Cera Carnauba (Carnauba Wax), Steareth 2, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acacia Senegal Gum, Rayon, Panthenol, Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Methyparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, 2 Oleamido 1, 3 Octadecandiol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylparaben, Simethicone, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben May Contain: CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide.
Extender: Inactive Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Sodium Laureth 12 Sulfate, Acrylamide, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Phenoxyethanol, Rayon, Polysorbate 80, Methylparaben, Imidazoldinyl Urea, Sodium Dehyroacetate, Disodium EDTA, Silica, Ethylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben May contain: CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491/Iron Oxides, CI 77007 (Ultramines), Mica, CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), FIL D32060/3.

on 3/5/2010 11:33:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

So here's the deal. I bought this mascara on a whim because: 1) I saw that Kandee Johnson uses it alot and i LOOOOOVE her, so i thought, hey! if she uses it, it must be great! and 2) i was totally out of mascara and i always like to try something new. Well... it's not the worst mascara out there, but it's definitely not the best either. I don't think its as volumizing as I would like it to be. It does make my lashes long though. And it DEFINITELY stays put all day! I do kinda like how they actually come off in "tubes" when you wash it off. All in all... its an ok mascara... probably won't buy again.

on 2/26/2010 9:44:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Me: mascara spaz. I have thick, medium-long black lashes that are so curly they curl over onto themselves, and I have never been good at applying mascara to them. I get it all over my lid and have to Q-tip it off. My go-to mascara in the past has been Maybelline Full&Soft waterproof, but I hate the way it smudges after awhile under my eyes.

It takes me over fifteen minutes to put this stuff on. Even after wiping the brush off, both the white and the black sides go on extremely clumpy. Over the white primer, the black has a "beaded" effect for me, like the lash is covered and then there is a little blob at the tip. I have to comb the heck out of my lashes after I have applied it to get the lashes to separate and to minimize the beading.

I like that it has no smell and it doesn't irritate my eyes at all. There is also NO smudging at all, and every mascara (including waterproof, including high-dollar, including everything) smudges on me. For this reason, I am using it.

I also like that (once I've combed and coaxed my lashes apart) it looks like false lashes on me. The little fibers also add enough length that my lashes start bumping up against my sunglasses, which is annoying but somehow deeply satisfying at the same time.

I don't like how stiff my lashes are after using this, but again, the lack of smudging is a big deal to me, so I put up with it. I found that combing most of it off helped with the stiffness/heaviness.

I don't know. I wish there was a "maybe" button next to "would you repurchase." I am thinking there is probably a tubing mascara out there that is easier to use than this one.

One rec: Once I take the brush out of the tube to apply, I stick the tube in a ziploc bag and seal it while I'm working. It's a pain to reopen the bag get more mascara reseal the bag repeat, but it seems to have maintained its consistency well since I bought the tube a month ago; it's not drying out on me. I have no doubt the tube would be dried up by now if I didn't do this, given the length of time it takes me to get this to look nice.

Overall, it's okay. I can't slap it on, but it does stay all day once I've labored over it. Try it if you haven't already, and especially if you are already good at application.

on 2/25/2010 9:58:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I thought this mascara was ok, but after using it for around 3 months I noticed that it had left my eyelashes looking thinner. I stopped using it, and now my lashes are back to normal.

on 2/25/2010 8:35:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This mascara is FANTASTIC at first, but I think mine only lasted 3 weeks? The primer is still good but the black part is too dry to use anymore.

When I first got this my lashes were so long, almost to my eyebrows, I loved it. This was perfect for school when I don't want to wear a lot of makeup. I was so in love with this mascara before it dried up, I was raving to everyone and people were complimenting my lashes (and they are so wimpy and limp w/o mascara, believe me).

With that said, it is a bit of a PITA to put on. It took me a little bit to get it just right, definitely not good for on the rush. I would definitely recommend putting this on before eyeshadow and if you mess your lashes up before it dries you will have wonky eyelashes all day. I also didn't notice any flaking until it got dry and weird.

on 2/19/2010 6:13:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

This is a great tubing mascara. The packaging is great too and it 'clicks' in place.

It doesn't go on clumpy at all and it removes properly like it should. It doesn't do a lot for volume (but most tubing mascaras don't).

My only gripe is that it doesn't hold a curl that well. It doesn't completely flatten though.

on 2/16/2010 9:17:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Black

I am underwhelmed with this product. The white primer and the mascara, used together, are supposed to create a tube around your lashes in order to lengthen and thickent them. I already have eyelashes that are pretty long and thick, and so I like mascaras to accentuate that; however, this mascara didn't do the job for me. What I found strange was that the white primer was thicker and wetter than the mascara itself, which therefore made it very difficult to cover and blend effectively. Another thing I did not like was that the mascara made my lashes "crunchy," which I never like as I get nervous about breakage. It did do a good job at freezing my lashes in place; however, it made my lashes look straight and weighed-down, when I prefer them to look curled up and lifted.

The product was also very difficult to remove- I have tried Albolene, which is very greasy, and Cold Cream, which always works like a charm, but neither worked very well- and I do not like to rub the eye area, so I kept everything gentle. Nevertheless, after 3 days of using this product, my breakage fears still came true, and my eyelashes were left a bit damaged.

However, I do like the shape of the mascara wand on the black end. It has a moderate amount of thin, stiff bristles that are not packed too closely together, and I found that this shape worked well to separate my lashes and avoid clumping. However, on the primer wand, the bristles are much shorter, softer, and there are more of them (it reminds me of the traditional mascara wand), and this was not helpful in avoiding clumping. Therefore, so as not to completely waste the product, what I do now is I apply my usual mascara first, and then I touch it up/thicken it with the black mascara end of the L'Oreal Double Extension. This mascara works well enough for something like this, but that is not what it is intended for, and therefore, not worth the purchase.

on 2/16/2010 8:50:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I purchased this mascara expecting to have LONGER lashes, no dice. This mascara SUCKS! it does absolutely nothing for me. I have fair eyelashes, it really doesn't take much to make them look fuller or even longer. I would NOT recommend this product. ;-)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 2/16/2010 7:31:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I tried this as my first trial of a tube mascara. I was extremely disappointed. Although I followed the package instructions exactly, this didn't provide any additional length, which I greatly need. It also flaked terribly after minimal wear. I can't say that it came off an more easily than traditional mascara when I washed my face that night. It was rather expensive for a drugstore product, too. I definitely won't repurchase and have tossed it after only a couple attempts.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 2/16/2010 6:46:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I'm a bit confused about some of the reviews here. I have naturally long lashes so I just need them to look darker and to separate them (longer and fuller is always good too!) I have used double ended mascara before but this one was weird. The primer seemed nice enough but the mascara is awful. I think it was partly down to the brush which was covered in gloopy mascara. The mascara didn't seem dark enough and I felt I had to put a lot on to cover the white. The couple of times I actually left it on for a full day, I didn't like how my lashes looked. Absolutely nothing special. Getting the mascara off was a nightmare. I lost eyelashes and I hate that!

Glad it works for some people but it doesn't work for me. I found the L'Oreal Collegan one better than this.

on 2/14/2010 6:06:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

For some reason, mascara *always* ends up under my eyes by the end of the day. It doesn't matter what brand or formula I wear, regular or waterproof. I often find myself in the bathroom, scrubbing the delicate skin under my eyes with a wet tissue, trying to remove my black smudges. It's incredibly frustrating and painful.

I don't have that problem with L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes. This mascara stays on my lashes all day, rain or shine. What a relief! I no longer walk around feeling self-conscious, wondering if I look like a raccoon. It also comes off easily in the shower. I just pull the tubes off my lashes with warm water. The skin around my eyes thanks me.

This mascara isn't perfect. It adds length but absolutely no volume, and if I'm not careful, the white primer shows through in grey patches along my lash line. But I'd rather wear this than a mascara that gives me raccoon eyes, no matter how beautiful my lashes may look at first.

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