I saw the ad for Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara from L’Oreal a few weeks ago and immediately headed to my local CVS to get one. I am a sucker for new mascaras and will try anything, once. While I was there, I saw the Double Extend Magnifier Mascara and decided to give it a whirl while I was at it. What a huge waste of money (almost $20– which is almost a tube of Dior Show– my current favorite). The Double Extend Magnifier did nothing for me. The ceramide conditioner was fine but then the mascara could barely adhere to my lashes. There was definitely no 60% extension of lash length happening here. If anything, it clumped due to the ceramide base coat. Its only saving grace was that it slipped off easily with eye make up remover. L’Oreal Double Extend Lash Extender & Magnifier Mascara, $9.79
The Double Extend Beauty Tubes , $10.99, was only slightly better. Same ceramide base coat but slightly different formulation of mascara. The “tubes” did make my lashes slightly longer but not as much as Dior Show and definitely not the 80% it claims to do. Hello– it’s so obvious Linda Evangelista is wearing fake lashes in the ad but I thought I’d try, just in case. Lastly, it was really hard to wash off. I used Shu Uemura’s cleansing oil on it first, hoping to soften it up for removal but it still felt like I ripped out a few lashes with it.
Moral of this story? Don’t try to save money with these mascaras because you end up wasting money. Anyone else try this and had better results? Enlighten me snobs!