What can I say? I mean, what can I write about a mascara that I have always loved? Estee Lauder mascaras work very well on me and my favourite is the Double Wear Smudge Proof Mascara. Today, I will show you Estee Lauder Double Wear Two Tone Mascara Black Plum which was sent to me a while ago. It’s like getting 2 mascaras in 1 and I love it! However, this is limited edition, so it might still be available, it might not >_<
Yeah, just building a two tower with the mascara which failed miserably. I couldn’t resist though. This 2-tone mascara has 2 sides (DUH!) where the longer brush is black and the shorter brush is plum. The brush on the “black” end is longer and it is straight. The bristles are shorter but it grabs onto lashes quite well. The shape of the brush doesn’t allow it to curl the lashes very much, so a good curl with your favourite lash curler is recommended. The brush on the “plum” end is noticeably shorter with a cone shape. This makes it super easy to grab the small lower lashes while it takes a little more work if I want to use it on my upper lashes. Either way, it still works well. The formula is smudge proof, and removing it is a breeze. All you have to do is to wet your lashes, let it soak the fibre and after a few seconds, the fibres will puff up and fall down like squiggly worms.
I have taken the pictures below just to show you the size of the different brushes against my eye. The formula of this mascara is just right, not too wet, not too dry. It lengthens, separates and defines very well, while adding volume slightly. The bottom row shows only 2 coats of this mascara. While it doesn’t transfer and my lashes remain plush and soft, I find that it doesn’t hold the curls very well. It’s a good thing my lashes don’t point downwards, so I don’t have much to complain at all The plum doesn’t show up very much from afar, and if I scrutinize up close, I do see a tint of reddish plum. When the sunlight hits directly at my eyes, the plum shows up better too. Then again, when do I ever stay directly in the sun? Like, never >_<
Have you tried the Double Wear mascaras before? What about this two tone one? This one costs RM120 which is a little bit pricier than their average one. Come to think of it, if they actually sell smaller sized mascaras in a set of 3 for RM100, I’d definitely grab them! The mascaras will last so much longer than a full size tube, don’t you think?