Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE me some mascara, so whenever a new one comes out promising new things I have GOT to check it out! With that being said I was so excited about L’Oreal’s new Double Extend Eye Illuminator Mascara. It was actually L’Oreal’s original Double Extend Mascara that got me hooked on the stuff in the first place! Now here’s how I feel about it.
The first disappointment I encountered with this mascara is that I couldn’t find it! I adore CVS and Walgreens for their up to date beauty departments but that was not the case this time! I waited two weeks and eventually gave up, went to Walmart -where I should’ve gone from the beginning because they were almost sold out! Luckily I was able to snag Black Quartz, the one for brown eyes, and it was perfect timing because i had a big weekend ahead.
Fast forward to the big nite out I followed the instructions, apply the mascara then immediately apply the illuminator to the tips of your lashes for a subtle look or covering the entire lash for a bold look. Of course I went bold! The mascara was average, it darkened and lengthened, then I applied the illuminator all over and the ball-type wand made that an easy task. At first my friends saw a little sparkle and I became disappointed thinking I had wasted my money but as the nite progressed I kept getting compliments on my eyes! Perhaps it was the lighting but when we went to a restaurant after the club my friends were saying they loved my eyes and were going to buy the mascara for themselves!
The end of the nite came and now my concern was washing the stuff off. The illuminator is essentially colored mascara & glitter and I know from my glittery eyeshadow days in middle school that a piece of glitter in your eye is one of the most painful things EVER!! I did my regular makeup removal routine and I was pain and irritation free! Overall I give L’Oreal Double Extend Eye Illuminator a kiss of approval! **Muah!!** BL

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