For about two years I've worn fake eyelashes for special events where "dramatic eyes" were a necessity. Long, full eyelashes are just classier and more feminine. I've always said that a woman's beauty is in her eyes, and eyelashes help to accentuate that beauty.
But I've heard that fake eyelashes can damage your own lashes over time. This is due to the fact that you have to pull and tug at your lash line when you remove them. Not to mention, glue residue sometimes stays on the eye lid, which can't be good for your lashes.
So I was open to an alternative to wearing fake lashes.
A few weeks ago I was in the beauty section of my local discount store browsing, and found a product that I'd seen on TV many times, L'Oreal's new Beauty Tubes Double Extend Mascara.
This mascara is supposed to lengthen your lashes dramatically, as if you are wearing extensions or falsies. It costs about $10 – a lot more than I would normally spend on a tube of standard mascara – but I figured I'd give it a try.
It turned out to be a good investment. I put it on for the first time the night of a date. You put the white side on first (which is a fortifying base that creates the length), then follow up with the black side to cover up the white (unless you want to go outside looking like the ice queen from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe!).
This stuff is great. I'm not sure how it works, but it does! The white base extends, holds and dries at least a half inch longer than your actual lash. The black mascara goes right on both the lash and the extension nicely. Here's the results:
You really have to put it on pretty thick if you want volume. I realized this on the second application just a few days ago. The Beauty Tubes mascara looks just as good as the fake eyelashes I sometimes like to wear, so I will be using this product the majority of the time from now on. (Did I mention that they are waterproof? So no smearing in the rain or after a good cry.)
One last quick note—when taking the L'Oreal Beauty Tubes mascara off, get a paper towel or cotton ball very wet and just squeeze it over your lashes (gently) for a few moments. This helps loosen up the extensions so that you can pull them off. Be very careful and gentle--this might take a few minutes.
My verdict on L'Oreal Beauty Tubes Double Extend Mascara is four diamond studs out of five.
So, what do you think of Loreal's Beauty Tubes mascara?