Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lashem™ Double Trouble Mascara

Double Trouble Mascara promises to create the illusion of bigger, bolder, beautiful lashes that go the distance.


Name: Lashem™ Double Trouble Mascara
Price: US$ 19.99 for 6 ml
Made in: USA

How to use:
Apply the volumizing black mascara first, and then finish with the lengthening fiber black mascara. (Source: lashem.com/)

The wands come out from the tube without much product on them. There weren't any messy gobs on the wands except on the tip of the lengthening wand. I was pleased yet concerned that the formulas would be too dry but this isn't the case at all. There was sufficient product on the wands for a smooth and fuss free application.

Both formulas do not clump whatsoever even after a few layers. I'm also very chuffed to report that they don't make the lashes feel stiff or crunchy after they dry. My one and only caveat: they don't hold a curl well even after some gentle curling after applying mascara.

I'm going to address the wands and effects separately.
1) Volumizing
Comes with a flexible wand. It doesn't really provide much volumization but it does lengthen my lashes.


2) Lengthening
The stubby wand wasn't the best for coating my sparse lashes, I had to be really careful against smudging. It didn't do much lengthening or volumizing. I can skip this side if I want since it doesn't make much of a difference in my lashes.


Although I like the volumizing side, this mascara isn't really for my puny stick straight lashes. I prefer mascaras that give me the effect mentioned in the promises section (right at the top). However, I do think it'd be good for those who are already blessed with long lush lashes because it adds more definition.


Left: with; right: without

The full ingredient list for Double Trouble Mascara Volume:
Water, Stearic Acid, Euphorbia Cerifera Wax, Glycerl Stearate, Polyethylene, Polyisobutene, Isododecane, PVP K-30, Castor Isostearate Succinate, Hydrogenate Castor, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Tetrasodium Phytophosphate, Sweet Grape, Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Malus Domestica, Triethanolamine, Polyisobutene, Isododecane, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol.

The full ingredient list for Double Trouble Mascara Length:
Water, Octyldodecyl, Behenyl Citrate Crosspolymer, Brassica Campestris, Aleurites Ford Oil Copolymer, Beeswax, Castor Isostearate Succinate, Hydrogenate Castor, Isopropyl Myristate, Persea Gratissima Butter, Trisostearyl Citrate, Stearic Acid, Euphorbia Cerifera Wax, Hydrophobic Fumed Silica, Sweet Grape Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Malus Domestica, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol.

Lashem has a bunch of discount codes on their Facebook page so go get your like on.

Disclosure: Press samples.

6 comments :

Nana said...

This looks pretty nice ^ ^ I love how you decorated the setting so nicely! 

Maggie said...

It still made your lashes look really nice! :D

Katherine Tealeaf said...

This mascara gives a really subtle lengthening effect, it's really good at making the fibers seem natural though, they don't stick out at weird angles and all over the place and just blend with your natural lashes!

saccharine0158 said...

looks like an amazing mascara would love to see a side view of your eye with this mascara hun. :)

shinyprettythings said...

i can already imagine the brush smudging mascara all over my lids hahaha it does volumize pretty well though!

Jackie said...

i actually do like the subtle difference as well. they appear more naturally enhanced.