March 22, 2010

Review: L'Oréal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara

Price: I can't find the price anywhere on the Internet and I don't exactly remember how much I paid for it... I think it was around 11$?

The claims:
Get the look of salon lash extensions with the new Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara! This new lash extension effect mascara visibly lengthens your lashes up to an astonishing 80%.
Step 1: Ultra nourishing base coat infused with Ceramide R and D-Panthenol protects and strengthens lashes creating the perfect base for tube application.
Step 2: Ultra-lengthening tube top coat sets to form lash-extending beauty tubes that visibly lengthen lashes to amazing new heights. Beauty tubes will not run, clump, flake or smudge and will stay on all-day.
Step 3: Beauty tubes remove easily with just warm water – no makeup remover or rubbing required!
  • Clump-free length.
  • Smudge-proof.
  • Flake-proof.
  • Long wear hold.
  • Ophthalmologist and allergy tested.
  • Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
  • Removes easily with plenty of warm water.
  • Fragrance-free.

How to use:

+ really lenghten my lashes (but I'm not sure about the 80%)
+ doesn't clump
+ doesn't smudge
+ doesn't flake
+  lasts all day
+ easily removed with water (no soap or makeup remover needed!)
+ fragrance-free

- I'm not a fan of "2 steps" mascara
- a little expensive for a drugstore mascara

What I think:
Firts of all, I want to mention that I've never been a fan of "2 steps" mascaras. I've always thought it's was a waste of time as none of them gave me good enough results to justify the application time. But this mascara might have changed my mind a little! The Beauty Tubes technology is an absolute beauty breaktrough in my opinion, and I don't understand why nobody seems to be talking about this product. I like to remove this mascara while washing my face or showering. Most of the tubes will wash away by themselves, but for those who doesn't, you simply have to smooth them away with your fingertips. No more money wasted in makeup remover!

My bare lashes:

With primer:

And with 1 coat of mascara (I was in a hurry, I didn't put 2 coats but that's what I usually do):

Repurchase or recommend? yes

Rating: ★★★/5


  1. I have the same one and I love it! Works great! =)

  2. Ohh those are pretty good results. I would totally try it but I'm already in love w/ my Fiberwig mascara.. but I do want to find a good primer to match it with so I could increase it's potential! :]

  3. Love this mascara. Featured it in my February Faves. My review is scheduled for this week as well girlie. We have to let the world know how good it is lol :)

  4. Woooow long lashes!! I wanted to try this mascara too but I really hate 2 step mascaras, so time consuming. Hahaha!

  5. I had this and loved the results, but hated taking it off! Looks great on you. xx

  6. wow!! i'm usually not a maybelline mascara fan because they don't seem to do a lot for my lashes. but this product worked incredible on you!

  7. this mascara is one of my all time favs. Rimmel have come out with an identical one thats pretty good too :P

  8. It works great on you :) Thanks for the review :)

  9. Great review Gaby :)
    I love the waterproof L'oreal Double Extend. I always wear a mascara primer because I find that it really helps me. I would buy the version of the tubes mascara like this one but it's not yet offered in a waterproof formula :\

  10. HATE two step mascara.. but I've always been meaning to try this one cos the tube thing intrigues me.. Sucker for novelty hah :)

  11. Ah c'est cool du mascara qui se nettoie facilement! Moi jai toujours de la misere avec ca pcq souvent cest waterproof maintenant!

  12. thanks for review!...i've seen that at the stores too, but wasn't too sure about the 2 step..thingy...

  13. I LOVE this mascara but as you said, its pretty expensive. I just stick with Lash Blast for right now. I am tempted to go back to Loreal Paris Double Extend. It is by far my favorite mascara.

  14. this actually looks really good ! i usually hate using lash primer because i find that it weighs down my lashes and also makes them clump, but your lashes look amazing in the pictures ! && the fact that i can take it off without soap or water is definitely a plus too. i will have to go check this out!