September 05, 2012

Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara

In July, I had to dive in my mascara stash because I finally used up Marcelle Power Volume, which was featured in my  July Empties post, and that I never got to review because yes, when I started using it, it did provide very good volume to my lashes, but it quickly began to weight them down and it stopped holding a curl, which is a big turn-off for me - mascara-wise, of course! - because of my short and straight lashes. I am very rarely disappointed by a product from Marcelle but I have been  using their Xtension Plus Mascara for the past two months or so and I must say, it really does what it promises to do!

I usually shy away from plastic applicators because I have found that they are not the best to provide volume and length to my short lashes, but this one changed it all! This mascara features a specifically designed soft polymer brush that offer a side with a row of longer bristles which reach even the shortest lashes and stretch them from root to tip, achieving their maximum lengthening potential.

L - R: before and after

I don't think I have had such amazing results with any other lengthening mascara before - Xtension Plus makes my lashes extremely long and defined, and most importantly, it holds a curl all day, which is a real miracle when you have extremely straight lashes like me!

Of course, it does not claim to infuse volume which I don't even care for given the super nice results on my lashes, but this mascara is still not perfect - the formula is a bit too wet for my taste and it takes forever to dry but it will start to clump if you wait too long before the first and second coat, which is really weird, and it also flakes a bit through the day, although I have seen worse with other mascaras.

Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara is available in Black and Dark Brown for $12.50.

Disclaimer: One or more products were sent to me for consideration to review. I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. Wow! It sure did lengthen your lashes! :D

  2. Oh wow yes it really does live up to its promises! xx

  3. Wow! I haven't heard about this mascara. Looks great!

  4. Wow, l'effet est vraiment trop joli! Je l'essairai sans doute quand viendra le temps de changer mon mascara du moment.

  5. @Kate @Aya @Sian @Tracy@Beauty Reflections @Jasmin: I know right, I'm still amazed at how well it performs!

    @Jennifer : Does it work just as well for you than it does for me?

    @Nastia : J'espère que tu l'aimeras autant que moi! Tu m'en donneras des nouvelles (:

  6. Je trouve l'effet époustouflant sur tes cils Gaby! Je n'ai pas encore essayé le mien, mais ça annonce bien!

  7. @Miss Vay: N'est-ce pas? J'ai encore de la misère à y croire tellement c'est EXTRA, surtout pour mes cils extrêmement pâles et courts!

  8. C'est fou! En tout cas, tu n'as pas besoin de faux cils avec ça!

  9. Ce mascara est fou ! Je crois bien que je vais l'essayer.