Sunday, January 24, 2010

L'Oreal Double Extend Lash Boosting Mascara with Concentrated Serum Review

Hi!

I participated in this with http://www.bzzagent.com/. I'm also participating in the Lash Boosting 4 Week Challenge.
Bzzagent sent me the mascara and serum FREE to try for four weeks and here are my results! 

***L’oreal Double Extend Lash Boosting Mascara with the Concentrated Lash Boosting Serum***

Advertisement claims:

“Thanks to our new Concentrated Lash Boosting Serum, get visibly fuller, thicker natural lashes with less lash fall-out when removing makeup

Each Lash Boosting product contains:
-A unique pro-keratin complex of fortifying amino acids, Panthenol and Ceramide to boost lash health, making bare lashes smoother and shinier -Arginine, one of the principle amino acids found in Keratin (the main component of hair and lashes), to reinforce and protect lashes -Centella Asiatica, a plant extract, to help condition lashes “

PICTURES:
1. original with mascara
2. after 4 weeks with mascara




































My Opinion:

FYI:

Did I use it faithfully? No. When I did forget to put it on at night, I put it on in the morning. Most of the month I put it on twice a day.

The Serum:

This stuff is said to help your lashes not to fall out and to make them look fuller. Er, my lashes never fell out before I used this product. I noticed significant lash loss while removing my eye makeup while using this.  I also received some irritation in my left eye. Nothing visible it just would sting! I still used it determined to get my full 4 weeks just to be sure. Some have complained that the wand is awkward to use. I didn’t find it awkward just a bit messy. This didn’t bother me though because it made sure to coat everything well. I was not good at remembering to apply it every night and/or morning.

Did it Work?

I don’t think so. Not enough to make a difference.
I feel I have less lashes because of all the fall out and NOT fuller lashes.

The Mascara:

When I first tried it, I hated it. I had other mascaras that cost way less that gave me better looking lashes. The black wasn’t black enough. At times I would catch the white of the Primer later in the day. Maybe the blackest black mascara would take care of this? Either way, to make my lashes look full it had to clump. I’ve never done well with primers because of the extra step and time it takes.  This one wasn’t worth it.
By the fourth week, I had gotten better at applying. I knew now to get fuller lashes I had to clump the primer on thick, then use the mascara end. It looked much much better! It gives me a nice cat eye look because it extends nicely outwards of my eyes. Has the consistency improved in a month’s time after use? I don’t know if the change was me or it, but I am liking it much better now. I did try the serum before applying primer and mascara, but it just made it too clumpy and stuck together.  Not a good combination for my lashes. It also flakes under my eyes. 

Final Results:

Will I buy again? More than likely: NO!  Too expensive and does not meet expectations. Although it does have some good points, the cons far outnumber the pros.
Will I recommend? More than likely: NO! I have others that work great for volume even without the promises…
1-5 Scale? Serum: 2.0  Mascara: 3.75(after 4 weeks)


Have you tried this one? What did you think?

That’s it Folks!
Have a great week!