L’Oreal Double Extension Extra Black Mascara 

My review of L’Oreal’s Fortifying  Extending Double Extension Mascara in Extra Black with photos .L'Oreal-Paris-Double-Extension-Extra-blabk-mascara-primer-review-photos 

“L’Oréal Paris introduces Double Extension, their first conditioning, extending mascara which respects your lashes & makes them look up to 60% longer! L’Oréal Paris Double Extension Mascara is a 2 step Mascara which is composed of A conditioning white base coat with Ceramide R which contains natural fibres that act like extensions to visibly lengthen the appearance of your lashes A lengthening Mascara with a patented brush which evenly distributes intense colour from root to tip, with virtually no clumping”

You need to replace your mascara every three months, don’t ya know. A perfect excuse, I thought, to try a new mascara. I usually use Bourjois Clubbing Mascara or They’re Real by Benefit. I find them both excellent. They make my lashes look great and there’s no flaking or smudging, no matter what I get up to. Why would I change mascaras when I am completely satisfied with what I already have? Boredom? Curiosity? Also because they take a bit of elbow grease to remove and I’m a bit worried about my eyelashes, poor eyelashes!

I bought Double Extension because I had heard that it is the bees knees from another blogger. (The reason I buy lots of things these days!). It’s one of those Mascaras with two wands and two tubes joined together. One contains a white primer which is meant to be conditioning, the other is a black mascara. The idea of it being conditioning appealed to me in my current eyelash empathetic state. 

L’Oreal also do Double Extension Waterproof, Beauty Tubes and Renewal Serum. I didn’t know which to get, it was confusing. What are “beauty tubes”?

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The wands look pretty standard to me, but apparently they’re patented, L’Oreal  boasts. So the White base coat goes on, it feels a bit like a moisturising cream. It’s not extremely white, which is good. 

L'Oreal-Paris-Double-Extension-Extra-blabk-mascara-primer-review-photos Then the black mascara. This really does lengthen and thicken the lashes.  

L'Oreal-Paris-Double-Extension-Extra-blabk-mascara-primer-review-photos  I wouldn’t wait for the base coat to dry before applying the mascara. When I did, my lashes felt hard and there was a lot of clumpiness. I think this photo shows this clumping well- 

L'Oreal-Paris-Double-Extension-Extra-blabk-mascara-primer-review-photos This mascara is a bit clumpy. It gives the promised length and thickness for sure, but there are blobs. 

As for staying power, and this is pivotal to mascara success, I would say middling. I did get some gray fallout by the end of the day. I hate that, it makes me look tired and dirty. Which of course I am, but I don’t want my face to display my tired dirtiness 

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At the end of the day
 
It could well be that I need the waterproof Double Extension for real lastability. But I didn’t buy that one, doh!

L’Oreal Double Extension in Extra Black gets 5/10 from me, I shall not repurchase 

Should you wish to, you can buy this product from Boots.com

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Rodanthi says:

    I also try new products some times, even though I may be very satisfied with the ones I usually apply. I haven’t tried this mascara and, to be honest, I won’t after reading your post. It seems too much fuss with little results! I recently bought Estee Lauder’s Sumptuous Infinite mascara and I am impressed by its results. Well, I don’t apply mascara on a daily basis, to be honest, but when I do, I get great results with this one! Thanks for the great post. Very helpful! 🙂
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    1. Sumptuous Infinite! What an amazing name! X

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  2. Leanne says:

    Gotta say, in terms of length and your picture, the before/after looks pretty snazzy. Although with the gray flakes, I wouldn’t repurchase either. I don’t need any extra help looking tired at the end of the day! Lol! Great review!

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    1. I know, it was so promising, then leaves me looking even more like gollum! X

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