It’s refreshing to find a product that lives up to its name.
Two products for the price of one
Double Extend is like two products for the price of one — a lash primer and a mascara — which work together to extend the heck out of lashes.
Small fibers in the primer prep lashes for the mascara. Combined, the dynamic duo seem to make my lashes look much longer than usual.
Since both the lash primer and the mascara are at opposite ends of the same tube, Double Extend means not having to carry a separate tube of lash primer. Two points for traveling friendly.
Dramatically longer lashes
One coat of primer with two coats of mascara results in soft (not crunchy), significantly longer-looking lashes that reach up and out and stay that way all day long.
How well does it thicken?
I love the dramatic difference in how much longer my lashes appear, but I wish Double Extend worked a little better in the thickening department. As of the second coat, the formula starts to clump (boo!), and clumping doesn’t = the kind of thickening I like.
I’ll give Double Extend big props for staying flake-free all day long, but it starts to smudge along my lower lash line by day’s end. It’s not terrible smudging — definitely not as much smudging as I tend to get with Maybelline Great Lash (raccoon eyes!), but still.
L’oreal Double Extend Mascara in Black
Price: $11 for a tube; includes lash primer and mascara
Use: To lengthen and define lashes
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
For a drugstore mascara, Double Extend lengthens with the best of ’em, but it could use some improvement in the thickening and smudging departments. If you’re on a budget and would rather not spring for a separate tube of primer, it’s not a bad deal.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,