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I have been wearing make up for 10 years now. I was in high school when I first started experimenting with it, to try and keep up with the cool kids. As I was young I was short on cash, so bought some terrible brands and looked quite a silly billy looking back. When I was about 15, I was borrowing my mum's make up and she had one of these beauties in there. The L'Oréal Double Extension Renewal Serum Inside Mascara. I have used this product ever since then, and I always have one in my make up bag and one spare for when I run out.
I pay £12 for this and sometimes its on offer at Tesco for £8.
----- Product Description -----
The mascara has two ends. The middle part that has the bristled brushes on either end, is navy blue with the product name displayed. Each tube that holds the mascara, that the bristled brush goes in are shiny, one being gold and one being navy blue.
The gold side holds the white mascara (Step 1), which is a smooth consistency and dries relatively quickly once applied. This does take a bit longer than I would like especially when I am in a rush. You don't need to put much on as a little goes a long way, so you will never need to double dip.
The blue side holds the black mascara (Step 2), which is of a thicker consistency but still smooth. The black dries much faster than the white, and again you don't need a lot at all. The black really is jet black and I love this about it.
----- The Look -----
This mascara is suitable for those who want a full, thick coverage to make your eyes stand out. I feel that my eyelashes make a statement when I wear this, and that's what I love. I don't think this would be suitable for someone who likes that natural look, I don't think that could be achieved here. So that would be a downside, you would probably have to buy two mascaras if you wanted natural eyes through the week and then bold lashes at weekend.
The name of the products isn't something that caught my eye, in fact I forgot what it was called despite using it for years. That doesn't bother me though, the product is great. My eyelashes feel nourished when I remove it, and thats great because others I have used have lrft them feeling dry and straw like.
----- Overall -----
A really good product that suits my needs, being someone who wears quite heavy makeup. This product does lose points for not being suitable for everyone, with only one look achievable. For me though I do love it.
I usually LOVE L'oreal mascaras, but I did not like the texture of this one at all. I felt that after a few hours it had smudged and 'slipped' onto my skin. It did make my lashes look longer and more defined at first, but that is no use if I am going to look like a panda by 10am. Will not be buying again.
I love wearing mascara and it is one of those make up items that I couldn't be without. I have my favourite ones but I will also chop and change between brands and types if I see one on offer. My newest mascara is the Double Extension Renewal Serum Inside Mascara by L'oreal Paris.
What does the product do?
The product promises to give you lashes that are 80% longer looking and to provide you with a multiplied lash effect. The product is a double ended one and works in a two step way. The first side contains a serum which works as a base coat. It contains Arginine which is a protein to strengthen and nourish the lashes and also Centella which is a plant based substance which promotes healthy lash growth. The second side contains the mascara which is supposed to have a lash extension effect making them look longer and more eye catching.
How do you use the product?
The product needs to be applied to clean lashes in order for the serum to get to work. You need to use the serum first to coat the lashes using a zigzag motion and then wait a minute for it to sink in and get to work. The you use the mascara side, coating the lashes from root to tip, top and bottom, using a zig zag motion.
Packaging and Price
The product looks quite expensive in the way that it is packaged. It comes in a tube which is gold and navy blue and that looks really classy. The gold side is the serum and it has 1 written on it to let you know that you need to use this side first. The wand is thin and white. The blue side is the mascara and it has a number 2 on it. The wand on this side is slightly longer and puffier. The mascara will cost you around £11 and it can be bought from stores such as Boots and Superdrug, large supermarkets and also from a range of online websites.
Application and Performance
The first thing you need to do is to apply the the serum. Serums are usually clear like a gel but this one isn't which suprised me. It is white in colour and more like a white mascara so you couldn't just use this side alone to treat the lashes. This side applies easily separating the lashes and making the lashes look a little weird and white. It feels completely comfortable. I then apply the second side to the lashes which going on easily and doesn't cause my eyes any irritations, even when I am wearing my contacts. It instantly makes my lashes much longer and thicker which really does give the promised multiplied effect. It separates my lashes really well and it doesn't make my lashes look clumpy at all.
It makes my lashes both longer and more volumised and in my experience it is very tricky to find a mascara which performs well in both of these areas. They look really pretty and eye catching and the colour is a lovely dark black. It may be a little to over the top for the day for some people but I really love it. It doesn't flake away during the day so you won't be left with dark patches under the eyes and it doesn't smudge or fade during the day. When I get home, it looks just as good as when I first applied it. The product evens stays put when I try to remove it and although a face wipe removes some of it I need to use a eye make up remover to get it all off.
All in all, this is a really good mascara which both lengthens and add volume to the lashes. It nourishes and protects them leaving them in a good condition. It don't clump, smudge, flake or fade away and it has fantastic staying power. I am very happy with this mascara and I will definitely be repurchasing it.
To say I am fussy about mascara is an under statement! I want to gain the effect of longer thicker lashes but always seem to end up with short clumpy lashes not the look I am looking for. I,look at all the adverts advertising these lush lashes and I have probably spen a small fortune if I were brave enough to,add it all up!
Luckily I was bought this as a present and yes sadly got quite excited about trying it out!
So,after indulging in a good facial and ensuring all traces of my makeup removed I removed the mascara from its packaging.
The serum went on very smoothly and evenly almost felt like putting Vaseline on my lashes ! And then I,put the top coat on which in all fairness did not clum at all. The brush was adequate although I,do,prefer a thick brush as I feel you get a far better coverage.
Yes my eyelashes did look thicker and there was certainly no clumping. After a days work my eyelashes still looked full and there was still no,clogging which I was very impressed with!
The item is describe as follows
Step 1: The Lash Boosting Primer is serum-infused to boost lash condition. It contains a pro-keratin complex that fortifies lashes and maximizes their appearance.
Step 2: The Ultra-Lengthening Mascara Topcoat coats and lengthens lashes instantly, for up to 80% longer, clum-free fringe.
For boosted results, use the mascara daily with Concentrated Lash Boosting Serum.
The mascara is 2x 6ml.
In my opinion this mascara has certainly worked for me and I would recommend it
I have researched the prices (as it was a gift) most places advertise it from £5.00 and to me that is worth every penny for clump free lashes!
The new L'Oreal Paris Double Extension Renewal Serum Inside Mascara is a 2 step mascara that gives a multiplied lash effect and up to 80% longer looking lashes / 1 A serum enriched base coat with Arginine and Centella / Lashes feel fortified and nourished / 2 An ultra lengthening mascara for a lash extension effect / Up to 80% longer looking lashes /