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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Review: L'Oreal Double Extend Lash Extension Effect Mascara


I recently tried L'Oreal Double Extend Lash Extension Effect Mascara ($10.99.) It uses the same "tube" technology that Kiss Me Mascara does. I was definitely interested, because this one is about half the price of Kiss Me. The process is different though. First you apply the white side, the nourishing basecoat. Then you apply the red side, the ultra lengthening topcoat. It claims to be smudge proof, flake proof, clump-free and 80% longer looking lashes. I wouldn't go as far to say they look 80% longer. For some reason, I feel like applying the white coat makes the lashes seem longer. The Kiss Me formula is very thin and not very volumizing in any way. They both are awesome in that they can be removed with warm water only. So which one do I like better? This one. Half the price and provides some volume and length that Kiss Me doesn't.

Check out this review at Total Beauty.com.

Face Candy Grade: A

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I disagree. I've used Kiss Me for years and it goes on clean without clumping. It also comes off easily. Yes, it's more expensive, but lasts me over a year, and I wear it six days a week. L'Oreal's product doesn't even come close. It clumps heavily and is an absolute mess to remove. And what's with that LAME two-step application? Who's got the time! Kiss Me has been around a lot of years and has perfected this process. I'm sticking with Kiss Me. Once you try it, so will you!

Heather said...

First of all I got to say, this is NOT designed for volume. If you want long and thick lashes, this product may not be for you or may require a small amount of supplemental mascara.

But length, whoa did it deliver! I have short, thin eyelashes - not much length or volume going on there and have yet to find a mascara that supplies both beautifully. I've used a lot of mascaras!

I previously used a two step maybelline XXL intense, which is designed for volume and length. It always delivered for volume but not length. So what I do is apply this for incredible length, and do the base of my eyelashes, after it dries, with a little bit of my previous favorite which I have lots of on hand.

I got to say, I put this on for work with just a little bit of the other for volume, and my eyelashes kept hitting my glasses and even eyebrows! I got so many complements from co-workers on how great my eyes looked. It works just as well as the Kiss Me brand and is a lot less expensive. The two step doesn't really take up much more time, no more time than it takes to add a couple more coats. But, I was all ready used to using a primer mascara. My only complaint - it doesn't come in brown - as a redhead, I love brown mascaras. But, the regular black isn't to dark.

I have yet to find one product that delivers both length and volume but am very pleased with the results of this one.

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