Feb
15
2009

L'Oreal Double Extend BeautyTubes Mascara

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For my entire life, I have suffered from a debilitating condition called SES. You may not have heard about SES but it imbues in the victim a terrible feeling of insecurity, as well as a frequent burning jealousy and often---as in cases where the victim's fiancé  most undoubtedly does not suffer from SES---pure unadulterated rage.

What is SES, you ask? Why Internet, I can't believe I have to tell you. It's Stubby Eyelash Syndrome!

But at last---happy day!---there is an experimental treatment on the market, aimed at helping poor SES sufferers such as myself. It's called L'Oreal Double Extend BeautyTubes mascara, and it promises---through the (cough) highly scientific "Beauty Tubes Technology"---not only flake-proof, smudge-proof, and clump-free lashes, but also lashes that are "80% longer."

80% longer than what? I'm not sure. But I found it today at this tiny, exclusive little boutique I frequent called Target and decided to give it a try.

Internet, it's pretty awesome.  My lashes are certainly 80% longer than something, which is to say they actually exist now, and not just when you peer at them under a microscope. I've used this double-ended brush business before---my mascara of choice had been, until recently, Coup de Theatre by Bourjois---but this one actually seems to make a much bigger difference. I mean seriously, just three seconds ago when I was typing "difference," I looked up accidentally---apparently I couldn't think of the word?---and my EYELASH ACTUALLY BRUSHED MY EYELID.

So fellow SES sufferers, there is hope! Can we too have long and luxurious lashes like our friends and neighbors and (grrrrrr, seriously, WTF) fiancés? Well, only you can know for sure, but if you try this shit, I think you'll find that yes. YES WE CAN.

13 Comments

1
Tobie
Feb 16, 2009

I LOVE the stuff! Best mascara ever. Though I did almost have a heart-attack the first time I took a shower after wearing it. With just water it slides off the lashes and forms these crazy spindly blobs that, out of the corner of my eye had me thinking a spider had plopped onto my face. So beware!

2
Nothing But Bonfires
Feb 16, 2009

Wow! Good to know. Thanks for the heads-up!

3
amber of theambershow
Feb 16, 2009

Good to know. I saw the commercial for it and was all, "Yeah, that's a scam". Now I'll try it. I'm intrigued!

4
Grace
Feb 16, 2009

I too suffer from SES, unlike my husband and my son. Oh the injustice. I'll have to try it too!

5
slynnro
Feb 16, 2009

Interesting...I was a little weirded out by the whole tubes concept. Perhaps I shall reconsider.

6
Chloe
Feb 16, 2009

I saw a commercial for this mascara last night and told Husband that I had to try it. He said he was scared. LOL.

I don't suffer from SES (yippee!) but I just want to see exactly how this stuff works. It's like one big science experiment! Tubes! L'oreal! How do they work?! It's a-mazing!

7
Dianna
Feb 16, 2009

I use this too! Although, I must admit when I took a shower the next morning I was a bit worried I was pulling my eyelashes off as the tubes were rinsing off...that was a bit scarey!

8
Procrastamom
Feb 16, 2009

Ooooh, I was wondering if this stuff really worked. Glad that you offered your services as the guinea pig Holly (not that you're a pig or from Guinea...but I thought it better than the term "lab rat"). I'm going to try this now.

9
beyond
Feb 16, 2009

so this stuff works? i might give it a try since i am constantly on the lookout for a better mascara. i usually just get the ones on sale and they are mainly 'meh'.

10
Melissa
Feb 16, 2009

Must say, I have tried, and I like!!! They are a fabulous and liberating discovery. The fact that they require NO MAKEUP REMOVER is a huge bonus. Warm water only. What a beautiful thing... :)

I don't really have a website, so I just ... fudged. We'll see if it works. :)

11
Sheila
Feb 17, 2009

If these things wash off with warm water, what happens when a person cries, as I am wont to do on occasion?

Holly, you may need to do some research before your wedding. Quick! Go watch Christian the Lion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvCjyWp3rEk&feature=related) and let us know how the lashes do!

12
Pink Sun Drops
Feb 17, 2009

Must see before and after photos!

13
Melissa
Feb 17, 2009

Okay, so I haven't cried in them, but to take them off requires warm water and, perhaps a cloth to wipe them off. Could be dangerous in wedding mode. I think a test-run is in order. Put them on and then...maybe Sean could step on your foot? You could re-read your post about the Babies' graduation from high school? Or one of the ones about your dad? Whatever the tactic, a tear trial is a must before committing to use them on the Big Day.

Let us know what happens. Heaven knows I don't want to be caught at my brother's wedding with beauty tubes running down my cheeks!

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