thumblady's review of Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero Smudge Lengthening Mascara


231 reviews

65% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$


Acrylates Copolymer, Alcohol Denat, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/, Ammonium stearate, Aqua, Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Bentonite, Bismuth Oxychloride, Blue 1, Butylene Glycol, Camelia sinensis, Caprylyl Glycol, Carmine, Cera alba, cera carnauba, Cholesterol, Chromium Hydroxide Green, CI 19140, CI 77288, CI 77492, CI 77499, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, ethylhexyl acrylate crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Hexylene Glycol, hydroxyesters acrylates copolymer, Isostearic Acid, Kaolin, Laureth-20, Macadamia integrifolia, Manganese Violet, Mica, Panthenol, PEG-100 Stearate, phenoxyethanol ()iron oxides (CI77491, Polyaminopropyl biguanide, Polyvinyl acetate, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Silica, Simethicone, Stearic Acid, Sucrose Distearate, Titanium Dioxide, Tromethamine, Ultramarines.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

If you absolutely do not want any raccoon eyes and smears on your eyeglasses, this product delivers. You have to approach it with an open mind. It is very different from anything else. It appears to make a little plastic-like coating over each lash and then dries to a rubbery/flexible shiny hard finish. It is almost like a little black tube of product over the lash that remains there all or most of the day. As the day wears on, it does flake into rubbery slippery little pieces, but it never smears or streaks-ever. It just "peels" off as the day wears on and little non-stick flecks appear under the eyes that are easily wisked away in a second with your finger with no residual smears. It reminds me of when I clean a teflon pan and the stuff left in the pan falls off effortlessly. I prefer this flaking that you can clean off immediately and effortlessly so much more to the smears of gunk traditional mascara tends to leave. When I wear other mascaras, and the day wears on, by the middle of the day, I look messy, with dark sloppy smeary circles under my eyes. I have to end up touching my makeup midday, and I am so tired of doing that because my mascara smeared. I have not had to do that once since buying this product! Also, I occassionally wear contacts, and I can apply rewetting drops in my eyes and the ELZS mascara never runs nor flakes. Again, if I want to apply eyedrops, with regular mascara I have to end up retouching my undereye area yet again,or living with a day of dry eyes. This product also does not cling to the contacts or fingers when I remove them either and I am able to keep my contacts cleaner longer. If some happens to end up in the contact lens case and solution it just floats there and never dissolves but remains intack, which is good because it does not ruin the contacts in the case overnight from dissolving in the solution. Again, this is VERY different from other mascaras, and it does flake, but in a good way. Oh, and love the packaging. The top of the wand is fluted, and it is very easy to grip, spin, and manipulate. I consider this formula the most unique I have ever used-I will definatly buy again, because I prefer the way it wears throughout the day over anything else I have ever used.

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