Maybelline Long Extreme Double Stretch
Posted May 2, 2010on:
I saw this in oversea last year, somehow it only reached Thailand in early this year, selling at THB399/4.5mlx2 here. At that time, the banana-yellow in color, with collagen formula Maybelline the Magnum Volum’Express was also on launching sales at cheaper price. Somehow, I’ve gotten enough painful eye-makeup removal experience. Regardless how dramatic the effect, how pretty the packaging, how much rave about any mascara, I’m completely immuned to any non-water-removing mascara.
That said, this black-pink Maybelline Long Extreme Double Stretch is water-removing. It can only be removed by warm water (higher than body temperature), so it actually never smudged nor flaked off undereye until I removed it with warm water. What a genius creation, it didn’t even dissolve in room temperature/mildly warm water. During the removal, I normally just pull off the fully soaked mascara coat effortless by using fingers, the mascara would never smudged, so no dirty undereye, great time-saving and no skin pulling, no cotton pad/bud needed. Sometimes I’ll get dropping lash, but I think that could be normal metabolism because I did that extra gently and I also saw a falling lash from time to time.
It has two ends, indicated 1 for base coat (white color wax), and 2 for top coat (black color wax). I don’t exactly know what the purpose of having the base coat but I guess it acts like a lash primer/conditioner which making the lash looks more dramatic.
Apply the 1 for base coat first, follow by 2 for top coat. Personally, I prefer to hold the brush vertically while applying the coat to create border lashes, then brush it horizontally again to separate the lashes (refer to below pictures).
As the mascara wax is quite drying so I need to apply more strokes for visible coating but it would possibly end up clumpy lash if overdone. Both 1&2 coats dry out fairly quick though I found it stained my eyelid quite easily at the beginning in humid weather. Overall, Maybelline Long Extreme creates smooth and soft finish, no remarkably volume, no sky-high curl (in fact it pull down the curled lashes!), purely modest lengthening. No smudge, easy removal.
~@~ Testing ~@~
(No other eye makeup)
\@/ Comparing with and without \@/
Well-rounded feature is preferable by me, but because it does not flake like Clinique Lash Power, plus the budget-friendly price, it still deserves a good rating from me, meanwhile I was hoping more and more water-removing mascara on the market.
Ingredients: (1 Base Coat)
Aqua/Water, Paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Acrylates Copolymer, Cera Alba Beewax, Cera Carnauba/Carnauba Wax, Steareth-2, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acacia Senegal/Acacia Senegal Gum, Rayon, Panthenol, Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Methyparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, 2-Oleamido-1, 3-Octadecanediol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylparaben, Simethicone, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Silica [+/- May Contain CI77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI77499, CI77492, CI77491/Iron Oxides, CI77007/Ultramarines, Mica, CI77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, CI77289/Chromium Hydroxide Green, CI77742/Manganese Violet, CI77510/Ferric Ferrocyanide]
Ingredients: (2 Top Coat)
Aqua/Water, Styrene/Acrylates/Ammoniummethacrylate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Phenoxyethanol, Rayon, Polysorbate 80, Methyparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Disodium EDTA, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Silica [+/- May Contain CI77499, CI77492, CI77491/Iron Oxides, CI77007/Ultramarines, CI77891/Titanium Dioxide, Mica, CI77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, CI77289/Chromium Hydroxide Green, CI77742/Manganese Violet, CI77510/Ferric Ferrocyanide]