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Estée Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara
Estée Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara
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on 12/23/2016 1:59:00 PM
More reviews by sweetdase
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
I have an issue with mascara smudging on me as I have oily lids. 99% of mascaras smudge on me, waterproof or not. I decided to test this one out as it says zero smudge, however, I typically prefer waterproof versions as it holds a curl. This mascara on its own does not hold a curl well, to be expected. I have short straight Asian lashes so I always prefer waterproof. However, after curling my lashes, I use the Shiseido nourishing mascara base as a primer prior to applying this and my curl holds. The formula is pretty good and not too drying or watery. Like other reviewers, I wish it was more voluminous but I don't think this mascara was advertised for it as it is more of a lengthening mascara. The plus side is that there is not much smudging, or very little for me. And because it is not waterproof, it is easier to remove. The brush itself is thinner than most mascara wants out there, which I like. It is easier to apply in the inner corners of the lashes without touching the rest of the eye skin. There's no scent to the product either that I've noted. I would likely repurchase this mascara again for the comfort of less smudging and easy to remove. Good for everyday natural wear but definitely not for a night out where you want the vavoom lashes.
on 9/1/2016 10:35:00 PM
More reviews by jhenley
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
This is a fairly basic mascara for lengthening and defining lashes. Not great for volume, but it works well if you want a fairly natural looking result with your lashes. It also does not smudge, which is great!
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 8/23/2016 12:17:00 AM
More reviews by hmal006
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Great product, doesn't budge or smudge. Wish it was a bit more voluminous however.
on 8/9/2016 8:55:00 PM
More reviews by jandi
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Builds the right amount of volume for my taste, looks beautiful. It is pricey, and if it stayed put, I'd repurchase... But it smudges on me, and it is not as easy to remove as I expected. I've checked the writing on my tube several times: Double Wear Zero Smudge Lengthening Mascara. Not sure if I ended up with a bad batch, but I'm pretty disappointed.
on 6/21/2016 12:50:00 AM
More reviews by PSB13
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Curly, Fine
I like this mascara a lot. I moved to a very humid climate, and since then none of my old favorite mascaras have worked for me because they ALL smudge.This one doesn't smudge or flake even a little bit. I love how black it is and it's quite easy to remove. It lengthens nicely and doesn't weigh lashes down.The one qualm I have is I wish the brush was a little bigger to produce fluffier lashes.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 1/21/2016 3:57:00 PM
More reviews by LagoBlu13
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
This would be the perfect mascara if it didn't irritate my eyes. I have oily skin and oily eye lids, so almost every mascara smudges on me. This one has never smudged - not due to rain, wind nor humidity. The zero-smudge feature is probably due that it's a tubing mascara, but I find it to be the best tubing mascara on the market. Many tubing mascaras are very difficult to remove, but Double Wear comes easily off with eye makeup remover.The results are very natural, beautifully separated lashes. It doesn't give great volume or drama to lashes, but I like the natural look. The mascara never clumps, which is a big pro.The problem is that it irritates my eyes. I had used the mascara for years but after an eye inflammation couple of years ago, it started to itch and make my eyes red. I changed the tube a couple of times, but it still bothered my eyes. The reason behind is probably my allergies, there must be some ingredient that irritates my eyes. I will update my review if I figure the irritating ingredient out. I've also noticed that the formula is pretty dry and it flakes easily, which might partially lead to irritation.Oh, how I wish this mascara wouldn't irritate my eyes. I would never buy anything else, because I haven't find another mascara that didn't smudge and removed easily. If you have sensitive eyes, I recommend to test the product before buying if you can. Otherwise, this is a wonderful mascara.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 10/21/2015 7:09:00 AM
More reviews by jhc19
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Other
This is the only non-waterproof mascara that does not smudge on me!! I have crazy oily lids and I always suffer from raccoon eyes with other mascaras, but this mascara does not smudge AT ALL. I was happily surprised each time I checked my makeup throughout the day and saw no black below my eyes. I don't like using waterproof mascaras so I'm very glad that I found a washable mascara which stays in place, even through a 12-hour day. I cannot stress how crazy impossible that seemed to me before I found this gem :) It washes off very easily with water. As for how my lashes look: like other reviewers said, it does not provide any volume and I've used better lengthening mascaras (L'oreal Telescopic). It gives a very natural look, but I'm more than okay with that.I've already repurchased this, and will continue to do so.
on 8/24/2015 3:58:00 AM
More reviews by Beth678
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
I love this mascara! I should probably start off by confessing that I'm not a makeup person and only wear it on special occasions. I'm sure there are people out there who have tried every mascara known to man and probably have a much better idea than me. However, I have tried many mascaras over the years and have had ongoing issues with smudging. No matter how waterproof or smudge proof the mascara claimed to be, I'd look in the mirror when I got home to see tell tale black smudges under both eyes.Enter double wear mascara. I did a lot of research to find the best tubing mascara - that is, a mascara that coats your lashes in a polymer formula so it doesn't smudge. I went out and (rather extravagantly for me) went for the Estee Lauder brand. It's a great mascara and I've never had an issue with smudging. I also find the formula easy to apply and not too thick.I like subtle mascara so if you're after something thicker that really coats you lashes, you might want to look elsewhere. If like me you just want something that's easy to apply and doesn't smudge, Estee Lauder double wear mascara is your lady!
on 7/21/2015 8:39:00 PM
More reviews by yukkooddiekeiko
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
Pros:1. Does what it says it does; lengthens and smudge-free.2. Doesn't hurt my eyes. Most mascaras (like Maybelline) hurt my eyes, mostly when it's too stiff.3. Does not clump on me. However, I always wipe the excess whenever I'm about to use (any!) mascara.4. Lifts my eyelashes a little, even without curling. My lashes are naturally straight and pointing downwards.Cons:1. Flakes like crazy immediately after it dries. A LOT of flaking. 2. It's too expensive for it to do the #1 con above.I would not buy again, but I'm gonna use it up because I spent a lot on this and I guess flaking is better than smudging.
on 7/16/2015 1:04:00 AM
More reviews by thefaces
Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brown, Other, Medium
After using this once, I knew it would be my HG mascara.I feel like I've used all the mascara types out there, and fall for the marketing hype more often than not. But this mascara is simple, effective and gives you value for money. I'm not really a fan of volume, and don't curl my eyelashes anymore due to sensitivity. I've always been on the lookout for the perfect soft lengthening mascara - one that coats the lashes, adds some length but not crazy dramatic tendrils. I used to use Full & Soft and thought I'd have to live with Maybelline, Cover Girl and all those plastic wands and gloopy formulas that never go off. This is, for a soft, lengthening mascara (one that's not too natural - you've clearly got mascara on), perfect. I received a tube in an EL travel pack and this is my favourite product so far. It's a tubing mascara, so coats your lashes and comes off with warm water and a washcloth. The effect of just one coat of Double Wear is beautiful - long, soft, it opens your eyes and isn't too heavy on the lashes. You can build the coats (I haven't yet), and is clearly of a great quality - I had a nap with it on and it didn't smudge. It doesn't transfer to your bottom lids, and it's soft enough to put a bit on your bottom lashes as well. I have small, spiky lashes so try not to go too overboard with mascara - my lashes tend to clump together and flake whenever I use a volume mascara. This is a wonderful alternative. The brush isn't harsh on the lashes and as above, it comes off pretty easily. One lippie off to see how it fares in the long run, and it's a bit pricy - but I know I'll reinvest in this because it's worth it. It's the perfect daytime mascara I've been looking for, and will slather it on for night looks. Paula Begoun says it's EL's version of Clinique's Lash Power but better - I don't even know because after this, I don't want to try anything else!
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