So I’d been wanting to try the CG Lash Blast Luxe since like forever, well more like since t came out. I was in Wal-Mart a few weekends back and was walking past a display and saw the CG was offering the Lash Blast Luxe Platinum (black) with an eyeshadow trio (which I wasn’t too interested in for the sheer fact that I don’t care for CG eyeshadows) and a felt tip eyeliner(will be doing a review on in the future). The whole deal cost about $13, and I figured, hey for three products that’s not bad, when mascaras, even drugstore one can get pricey. Now, I’ll tell you I wasn’t as exited about this mascara as I was about the Double Extend Beauty Tubes, but I wanted to give it a shoot. So here goes the review in my 3 P’s:
Price: Reasonable, like I said I got mines in a set, but it usually runs from $6-$8 depending on where you purchase it. ~ 4/5
Packaging: Who doesn’t love a chunky tube of mascara? I wouldn’t recommend this particular mascara as an on-the-go-in-your-purse mascara, because of the large tube. I personally have it sitting with all my other liners and mascaras on my vanity. ~ 3.5/5
Performance: Well, this mascara does exactly what its supposed to do…make your lashes look full and voluminized, while defining them. However, I didn’t find that it lengthened very well and you really have to build it up to get those really full voluminous lashes. Also, the fact that the Luxe, is supposed to and some type of glossiness or sparkle to your lashes I didn’t find either. Its not a very wet mascara, nor is it a dry one. The short teeth on the wand do help to define each lash, and I was able to get the wand above my upper lashes to add more curl and definition, which is usually hard to do with such a large wand. I would say that the wand is the wonder feature of this product. Its large, with short teeth and can really catch those tiny inner and outer corner lashes. The formulation is a really rich one, and it is a super black mascara with some glossiness, but once again you really have to build up to that. I’ve experience the same result with other mascara’s with less time and coats. ~ 4/5
Overall: I think CG Lash Blast Luxe Platinum is a quality product. If you are one that likes those large tube mascara with big wands, this is the mascara for you. It gets the job done, in the sense that it is a buildable mascara that lasts a all day and washes off without trouble. It doesn’t get goopy or clunky, and does a great job at lash definition. I would recommend this mascara, and definitely if you happen to get it on a BOGO or in a kit. The lastability was the deciding factor for me in giving this product my recommendation, so if you are looking for a defining, voluminizing mascara that last all day CG Lash Blast Luxe is the one for you. ~ 4/5
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.