L’oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara is by far one of the best mascaras I’ve ever tried. I thought nothing could compare to my MAC Zoomlash until I tried Double Extend. Before trying Double Extend, I’d never used a mascara primer before…never saw or had a reason to do so. I realized that when I used the primer/mascara combo together, that the results were absolutely amazing. The formulation of Double Extend is very close to that of MAC Zoomlash, wet, but runny, and thick but not clumpy. I’ve always had a pain of a time getting mascara off at the end of the night, especially Zoomlash, because of the formulation and super rich black color. You can literally put Zoomlash on at 7am in the morning and it still look very much the same at 12 midnight, which meant it was difficult to get off every time I wore it. Beauty tubes…not an issue whatsoever, for one because the sheer science of it make is so easy to wash off. All you have to do is dampen your fingertips, or actual lashes with warm water and the beauty come right off of your lashes…no messy mascara stained eyes. I would always get gunks of washed off mascara in my eyes with Zoomlash and other mascaras, but not with Double Extend. The beauty tubes are mess-free, and you can easily take off the rest of your eye makeup with not trouble. The one drawback I do have about this product is that you have to apply it quickly, because it dries quite fast. Like, for example, once you apply the primer, you have to immediately apply the mascara and how ever many coats you want to apply to that particular eye, then move on to the next eye. With this mascara you can’t go back and forth from one eye to the next, because it will dry on you, and we all know how hard it is to apply another coat of mascara to the lashes when a coat is already dried on them. The cost of this product ranges anywhere from $8-$11 depending upon where you purchase it. I always try to be on the lookout for the BOGO sales that Walgreen’s, Ulta, and other retailers have. I got my Double Extend at Wal-Mart in a double pack about 2 months ago, and it was around $9. That’s the cheapest I’ve seen it, because i paid roughly $4.50 or so for each tube of it, and i have a backup for when I run out. It is definitely worth the price tag however with the results it gives. I will say that after two months of use, it does seem to be dwindling down. I can definitely tell that the max life for it is about 4 to maybe 5 months, which in most cases you would want to throw it out then anyways to keep from any bacteria and such growing in it. I probably have one more good month out of my tubes, for the fact that I apply about two coats of it daily, sometimes reapplying later in the day another two coats, if I redo my makeup for some reason or do a tutorial. overall, I would give L’Oreal Double extend Beauty Tubes a 5/5, with two thumbs up! If you haven’t tried this mascara yet, you definitely should. I’d be shocked it anyone didn’t like it as well as I do.