Thursday, January 06, 2011

Product Review: Clarins Double Fix Mascara

Hello everyone! How's the new year treating you so far? Anyway, today I'm going to review Clarins Double Fix Mascara. If you've been following my blog, then you know I included this in my top finds for 2010. Wanna know why?

Like I've said for the nth time, I have the oiliest lids on the planet. None of the so-called waterproof mascaras stood a chance on my lid. Even the most waterproof of the waterproof mascaras smudged on me after two hours. I've tried a few products that are supposed to help make mascaras more smudge-proof but they all failed to work for me. This product was part of my things-to-try list.


Product Description:

An exceptional transparent, fixing gel which guarantees perfect mascara hold in any environment...bathing, traveling, late nights and more. Also ideal for use to groom and shape eyebrows.
Application:

Use alone or over your favorite mascara.
I was finally able to buy this during at Duty Free Bangkok Airport for 880 Baht. It would have been cheaper if I bought it in the US, but I guess this price will have to do. The mascara is more of a top coat that you apply after mascara. If you plan to use this alone it will not give you much lengthening or volume. I dare not use this for brows because this is too expensive to be used as a transparent brow gel when there are cheaper alternatives. 


I've used this several times and I can say that it has changed my life! I no longer have raccoon eyes after two hours, although sometimes it still smudges a bit when it's hot. But seriously, this has made a huge difference for someone who is extremely oily like me!

PROS
  • It works!
  • Despite its hefty price tag, you can actually use this for a long time since it has a lifespan of 36M. Although, I recommend throwing it out before that. After all, liquid is liquid. 
  • This will still come out cheaper than buying an expensive mascara and then throwing it out after three months!  Maybelline mascara + Clarins Double Fix mascara will still be cheaper in the long run.

CONS
  • expensive
Conclusion: I'd recommend this to someone who has extremely oily lids that no waterproof mascara is waterproof enough for them. This is one good product for that purpose. Otherwise, you can skip buying this and just stick with your trusty mascara.

5 comments:

Pammy said...

It's expensive nga. It's a big skip for me. :P

herroyalbleakness said...

However,Pammycakes, shelf life is 3 years! *jaw drops* that's a big bang for the buck. i find it taxing buying cheap mascaras every so often so i think this baby can be worth it. :D

Thanks Crystal for sharing!

Askmewhats said...

wow! I remember you telling me that most mascaras do not work for your oily lids! Though mahal, at least it worked di ba?

Miss Krimson said...

SO happy you reviewed this! I absolutely love this!!! I use it when I go swimming! :) It really does work...and for what it does.. its really not expensive! you can use it on your eyebrows too...! or you can dip an eyeliner brush in the tube and put it over your liner to waterproof that too.. :) makes it MORE worth the splurge!
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Crystal said...

@pammy, if regular mascara works for you then there's no reason to buy this.

@herroyalbleakness, in a sense it IS bang for your buck :)

@askmewhats, oo hay. it just saddens me that it has to be this expensive to work!

@miss krimson, wow thank you for the great eyeliner tip! i'll be sure to try that!

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