Sunday, October 18, 2009

L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Review

I've been using L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes for about a week and I have mixed feelings about this mascara. In the past I've HATED any mascara I've tried that you had to apply a primer with. I actually liked this the first time I used it (which is a surprise to me because I never like any new mascara the first time I use it).

LENGTHING: Product says it can make your lashes up to 80% longer. If my lashes were that long they would be over my eyebrows, seriously. I have naturally long lashes and this did hardly anything for them. I noticed such a slight difference that I would just buy any other lengthening mascara that didn't have the tube technology and it would produce the same results. I've never used a "tube" mascara before so I thought that these tubes would just form around the tips of my lashes and extend them out. Boy was I wrong. The tubes actually formed around my entire lash. Anyways, for length this is slightly better than other mascaras I've tried, but it didn't give me the "lash extension" effect I was hoping for.

VOLUME: Because the tubes formed around the entire lash, this did give them some volume. There is so much gunk that forms around each lash that you better curl your lashes when using this or else they won't hold up, they will fall flat. I actually loved how my lashes looked in pictures with this. However, I feel like I had to use too many coats to get the desired effect I wanted. It took me forever just to cover the primer, and even after it didn't seem as black as I wanted it to be.

SEPERATION: My lashes would be nicely separated if I didn't have to coat on so much of the mascara to cover the primer to get the look I like. However, if I just use the primer lightly and then apply the mascara, my lashes kinda look like I just used Maybelline lash Stiletto, which is a good thing because Lash Stiletto I ALWAYS use for separating my lashes.

A+++++ for removal! I never had a mascara remove so easily in my life! It says its 100% smugeproof and they are extremely accurate when saying this. Warm water is key for removal. One of the days wearing this I had a bad day and was crying and it didn't make those mascara tears running down my face or black mascara eyes, it actually stayed put! I hate waterproof mascaras because I find them so hard to remove, but this kinda acted like one for me without the hassle removing it later. When removing the mascara I didn't expect the gunk would look like taking off my lashes! I looked at my fingers and thought "my lashes better not be in those tubes". It was unsettling even though I knew it was going to happen. The mascara isn't all that bad if it weren't for this part. It just makes me uneasy for some reason...
I can deal with this...


All-in-all I think this is a good mascara (minus the gunk that disturbs me). Volume, Length and Separation is all up to my standards and I didn't have to use two different kinds (which I normally do to get all three aspects)! . I probably will repurchase this mascara again just because the removal was so easy and didn't smudge around my eyes (that honestly scored big points for me). However, I still think I like my combo of Lash Stiletto and Voluminous better.

UPDATE "BIG, FULLER, LONGER LASH EXPERIMENT": I hear a lot of people apply Vaseline (Petroleum Jelly) to their lashes before bed to condition them. I will be testing this out for the next month and will be making a post mid-November to tell you how my lashes are looking :)


  1. wow the removal looks so..weirD! lol
    great review :)

  2. Great Review!!
    The removal does look kinda gross though.

  3. thanks for the review
    i also don't really use mascaras that come with a white primer, but this one sounds really good.

  4. thats funny you reviewed this.. i never heard of tube mascaras but today someone actually recommended me to try tube mascaras because I always get smudges under my eyes from mascara. I really have to try this out and see if it will stop my smudging! :)

    And, I bought Ardell 111's b/c of you.. and i love them!

  5. @NattynGeorge - I always have a problem with smudging and this is 100% smudgeproof! It just comes off in those nasty little tube things... haha.

    I'm glad you like the Ardell 111s! They are one of my faves :)

  6. aww thank you so much! your eyes are killer!! sooo pretty! I was using this mascara for a good 7-8 months but i hated the feeling when i would take it off i don't know why...& i was too lazy for the whole #1 primer #2 mascara thing i switched to carbon voluminous mascara.. but you can't beat the length that double extend gives your lashes!

  7. great review! i agree with you on the removal part! its amaaaazing! but weird at the same time lol! i think i'm just lazy about this whole process haha i dont know.
    and i'm interested to see about this vaseline thing... i've heard it too but just cant wrap my head around using vaseline in general. again, weird haha.


  8. I had used this mascara some time ago only because I had heard a lot of good things about the product. However, I didn't care too much for it for the same reasons you mentioned about making sure the primer was covered. I guess you have to be willing to work with it.

  9. Ewww. The removal part is gross!!! Im using the black version of this mascara.... I dont really like it all that much... Nothing special.... Ill stick to my Telescopic :)

  10. Great review! I haven't tried this yet. The removal part, is sorta freaky though. It looks like wet rags or something. A primer I really like is one by Lancome. I actually have a tester, and it works *really* well in the lengthening department.

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