Wednesday, May 25, 2011

L'Oreal BLACK QUARTZ Double Extend Eye Illuminator Mascara Swatches & Review

Remember Sunday Photo Dump - Volume 2, where I had that EOTD that I lovedddd and couldn't figure out what it was or why I took pics? LOL

Well, the REASON I took pics that day was to show off the new L'Oreal Double Extend Eye Illuminator Mascara in Black Quartz, which is for brown eyes.




This mascara works well, comparable to your usual drugstore mascara. I do like MAC False Lashes better for making my eyes look huge, but the L'Oreal is comparable to my beloved MAC Plushlash, which is nice because the L'Oreal is $4 cheaper!

I didn't think that the Step 2 Quartz part really made much of a difference. When I applied it after Step 1 (aka the black side) I didn't notice any sort of color change on the lashes, and it didn't have any effect on the overall look. What pleased me, is that it did not irritate my eyes at all. I wear contacts, and sometimes have a hard time with anything with shimmer in it.

From the Ulta.com website:
Customized by your eye color. Double Extend Eye Illuminator Mascara by L'Oreal, a two-step lengthening mascara professionally developed to illuminate your eyes.

Step 1: Lengthen & Intensify: Black mascara infused with a hint of color adds volume and length to lashes while intensifying eyes.

Step 2: Illuminating Topcoat: The illuminating top coat infused with light-reflecting pearls highlights your eye color with our exclusive sphere tip brush.
Clump-free, flake, and smudge resistant. Ophthalmologist-tested and allergy-tested. Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. Removes easily with soap and water. Fragrance-free.

Science Behind the Beauty: Double Extend Eye Illuminator Mascara is designed to emphasize brown, blue, and green/hazel eyes. Because the illuminating pearls are applied on top of the mascara, brilliant illuminating effect is amplified.

•Black Crystal is for all color eyes
•Black Copper is for blue eyes
•Black Quartz is for brown eyes
•Black Bronze is for Green/Hazel eyes


Directions

Step 1: Place the brush at the base of the lashes, gently sweeping up to the tip.

Step 2: Apply the Illuminating Topcoat after Step 1 to just the corner lashes for an everyday look or the entire eye for a total glam look.

L'Oreal Double Extend Eye Illuminator Mascara generally retails for $9.99 and is available at drugstores, Target, as well as at Ulta, Ulta.com (where they are currently Buy 2 get one FREE!), and drugstore.com (for some reason it's $10.95 here).

If you're shopping online don't forget to use your EBATES, so you can get cash back on your purchases and buy MORE makeup! =) Doesn't get much better than that!!

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