I’ve always been intrigued with lash primers but never wanted to spend $20 or more for a primer mascara. I heard a lot about this “beauty tube” mascara which is supposed to coat the lashes using tube technology and create a lengthening effect. I was really excited to try this out!
Loreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara is said to be “a revolutionary lash extension effect mascara that provides up to 80% longer-looking, nourished lashes. 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.”
I normally purchase volumizing mascaras, but decided to give this lengthening mascara a try. Loreal Double Extend comes in two colors: Black and Blackest Black. I decided to pick this up in Blackest Black. It comes with both a lash primer and a mascara so it is a little larger than your typical mascara. Both wands are made of fiber bristles and are very easy to use. I applied the primer from the roots of my lashes to the tips and made sure to coat every single lash. I found it easy to coat every lash because the wand is not very large. This mascara states that I do not have to wait for the primer to dry so right after I applied that, I applied the mascara the same way that I applied the primer. The mascara wand is a little bit thicker than the primer wand but it was still easy to use. I was able to coat every lash and made sure to completely cover up the white primer.
I like this mascara for an everyday lash effect. It did lengthen quite a bit, but my lashes did not appear any fuller. For an all-out nighttime look, I would pair this mascara with a volumizing mascara. I also suggest to run a lash comb through the lashes after applying because it did clump up a bit. Now this mascara did not budge at all! There was absolutely no flaking or smudging, and it did really last all day. For my bottom lashes, I skipped the primer and just applied the mascara, and was pleasantly surprised that there was no smudging under my eyes as well. This mascara states that all you need is water to remove it but I suggest using an eye makeup remover instead. I found that it took longer to completely remove this mascara with just water and it left black flakes all over my cheeks. However, I still suggest checking this mascara out!
Step 1: Water, Paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Acrylates, Copolymer, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire Dabeille, Cera Carnauba/Carnauba Was;Cire De Carnauba, Steareth-2, Cetyl Alcohol, Pheoxyethanol, Hydroxethylcellulose, Acacia Senegal/Acacia Senegal Gum, Rayon, Panthenol, Ethylenediamine/Steryl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Methylparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, 2-Oleamido-1,3-Octadecanediol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylparapen, Simethicone, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Isopropylparaben, Butylparaben.
Step 2: Water, Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Acrylamide/Sodium, Acryloydimethyltaurate Copolyner, Isohexadecane, Phenolyethanol, Rayon, Polysorbate 80, Methylparaben, Imidazolidnyl Urea, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben
Loreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara
Loreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara – Step 1 (primer) wand
Loreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara – Step 2 (mascara) wand
Lashes with Loreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara – Step 1 (primer)
Lashes with Loreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara – Step 1 (primer) and Step 2 (mascara) over top
Loreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara retails for $10 at Ulta.