December 27, 2008

Get Glam lashes for New Year's Eve

A few weeks ago (a marketing company) sent me an exclusive L’Oréal Paris Glam Kit which included;

2 x L’Oréal Paris European version Double Extension Beauty Tubes Mascara
1 x L’Oréal Paris Cosmetic Bag
1 x L’Oréal Paris Cosmetic Brush
1 x L’Oréal Paris Eye Shadow Quad in Grey
1 x Carbon Black Liquid Liner
1 x Guide to Smokey Eyes

According to L'Oreal:

How does it work?Unlike traditional mascaras that paint or coat your lashes with mascara formula, Double Extend® Beauty Tubes™ Technology forms lash-extending tubes that firmly attach to the tip of your lashes. Utilizing new ‘tubing technology’, Double Extend Beauty Tubes creates it’s dramatic affect through a two-step process. First a ulta-nourishing patented base coat with Ceramide R is applied to nourish the lashes, and provides a unique layer of protection that prepares lashes for Beauty Tubes. Next, the ultra-lengthening tube top coat sets to form lash-extending beauty tubes that lengthens lashes. When your night is over, Beauty Tubes can be removed easily with just warm water – no make-up remover or rubbing required!


I have been using the Double Extension Beauty Tubes Mascara for almost a month now & have to admit it does "double" duty. My friends have asked me if I'm wearing false lashes therefore I recommend this mascara for those glamorous nights such as New Year's Eve.


Glam lashes!

Does not flake or smear.

Does not irritate my eyes (I wear contact lenses)

Washes off easily (note: the 1st time washing this off it feels weird because this mascara literally becomes little tubes so at first it might seem like your lashes are coming off but its just the mascara. There's no need to wipe hard because it literally disintegrates.)


Its a two step process, a base that acts as a primer & lash conditioner and a seperate mascara wand. Which for some does not mean a CON but I'd prefer one wand. Other than that I don't see any other flaws.

As for the other items in the kit:

L'Oreal Carbon Black "Lineur Intense" Liquid liner: I've used this liner in the past & would definetly repurchase as its a fool proof, easy to use felt tip liner. Lasts all day long & doesn't smear.

L'Oreal Wear Infinite Eyeshadow Quad in Smokey Eyes: This is an OK eyeshadow quad. If your just getting into makeup this would be an OK eyeshadow quad to play around with, especially if your just learning how to do a smokey eye. I found that it's not very pigmented.

L'Oreal makeup artiste travel brush set: very basic brushes, good for makeup beginners. Soft brushes, easy to work with, and they don't shed very easily.

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  1. I also just tried a new mascara but was not a good report. this looks not bad. I like the sound of GLAM LOOK. that e/s quad looks very unpigmented. It is so sheer on you light skin and definitely will have a problem on me. I am a smokey e/s Ho so anything smokey attracts my attention. not this unfortunately.

    great review!

  2. Great blog. I love the neutral eyeshadow colors--they are great for any time of year. Here's a great vid I found that has tips for natural makeup:

  3. I have been tempted to pick this up. Now you have convinced me! Happy New Year!!


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