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L'oreal Double Extend Eye Illuminating Mascara Review


Hey Glamour Dolls,

I'm back with another review. This will be my last post for a little while because I'll be heading out of town for IMATS New York this Friday YAY! (which is completely SOLD OUT!) and I'm also taking a mini vacation, so I will be on a brief blogger hiatus. I will be back with plenty more reviews, LOTD's and of course my IMATS haul and experiences.

Here are my thoughts on the L'oreal Double Extend Illuminating mascara...


I received the Black Bronze color.





PRODUCT CLAIMS

"L'Oreal introduces Double Extend Eye Illuminator, a two-step lengthening mascara professionally developed to illuminate your eyes. Black mascara infused with a hint of color adds volume and length to lashes while intensifying eyes. Illuminating top coat infused with light-reflecting pearls highlights your eye color with our exclusive sphere tip brush."

HOW TO USE?

1. Apply the black mascara to lengthen lashes and intesify. (The black has a hint of color.)
2. Apply top coat.

PROS

-You get two mascaras in one for the price of $10.95.
-No clumps and it doesn't smudge.
-Very easy to remove with soap and water, wipes or eye makeup remover.
-It adds volume and lengthens.
-Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers, like myself.
-Can be easily found in your nearest drug store.
-It has a full range of colors for every eye color.

CONS

-Because of it being two mascaras in one and because of the size, you don't get as much product.

THE RESULT

*Note* I was up late last night taking pics... so I know it may look funny without me not wearing any makeup or at least I feel funny looking at these pics with a bare face :)

My bare lashes...

My lashes with the black mascara...

My lashes with the top coat applied, do you see the sparkles?

MY THOUGHTS

I was fairly surprised with this mascara, I really thought that there would be a total, huge difference with the illuminating top coat but the color and sparkles are very subtle-which I like. If you're looking for a big sparkle, this may not be the mascara for you because it provides just a hint of color.

I really like the black mascara by itself because it lengthens and separates my lashes, the top coat is just an added benefit. Besides the color and lengthening, I like that the mascara doesn't flake, clump or smudge -that's a major plus! Overall, I think L'oreal did a good job with this- I'm going to purchase the one for green eyes for the days I wear my color contacts :)

What are your thoughts on this mascara? Have you tried it? Will you try it?


Disclaimer: I am a Bzzagent and these products were sent to me for free for my consideration. I am not being paid for this review and my thoughts on this product are honest and unbiased. For more information, visit my Disclosure policy page.

Comments

Danielle said…
I'm so mad. I completely forgot about IMATS and now I can't go. :(
Sher said…
great review hun,will check it out. Have awonderful vacation&fun@IMATS..will miss you!
CocoagirlD said…
I can tell that it gave your lashes alot of volume and seperated them really good it sounds like a keeper...
Ms. Viva Glam said…
@ Danielle: Have you thought about going to the Makeup Show in New York next month?

@Sher: Thanks so much, I will miss you too :)

@CocoagirlD: Yes girl, I was impressed with the length and separation too.
Lindsey said…
Great review! You've got a lovely blog! ;)
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Thanks Lindsey, glad you like it-thanks for following!

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