I have snubbed this sort of mascara for years, and it’s always been there, sitting on local shelves. Before however the waterproof variant wasn’t available, only the red and white tube which I loathed. I detested the idea of 2 steps in a mascara, then an eye opener (literally speaking) was when recently a couple of UK bloggers were sent a non-Loreal mascara with 2 steps and because of the awesome results they put up with it. After that, in my mind I began to think more loosely about the 2-step idea. Also there at the back of my mind vlogger and pro-artist Kandee Johnson stood smiling with her pom-poms for this mascara, she absolutely loves it and has said so repeatedly. So with one of my older mascaras approaching the 4-5month mark I decided to try this. I just have to say the curl staying power and humidity resistance on this is too awesome not to mention and that’s not even mentioning the optional gear on volume and length.
L’Oreal Double Extension CURL Waterproof is in a Purple and Silver tube here and blue and white one in the US. It’s not cheap at Php900+ locally but in my opinion you’re paying for a more customized mascara experience. L’Oreal Telescopic False Mascaras abroad are about Php700-800
As it turns out this just happens to be sort of a deconstructed dupe for L’Oreal’s acclaimed Telescopic Shocking Extensions (US)/False Lash Telescopic (UK) waterproof mascara. The foreign Telescopic mascaras achieve the same showstopping look as this with just 1 step, which is why I prefer those IF I can get them, but precisely, we don’t have those here. This one’s great because, you know us women, we like options, what if we don’t want BIG lashes all the time, just when we need them? The key is this, the Step 2 black waterproof mascara on this also looks good and holds curl even WITHOUT the lengthening primer which gives us the power to choose. If you don’t want to do two steps you don’t have to, but if you want extra oomph and length for those lashes it’s yours with an extra step! Read more to see application and get the full review.