My usual eyelash cosmetics have been Jane Iredale Conditioner/Lengthener topped with with Lancome Definicils waterproof black mascara. However, I can’t buy the mascara easily in the UK – despite the non-waterproof version being readily available – so I have been trying alternatives. None of them matched up to my stringent requirement – long-lasting, non splatter, non smudge, non clump, non flake, waterproof, tearproof – until I tried L’Oreal Double Extension waterproof mascara which sells for around £11.50 ($15). I bought it having read reviews on this great website:
http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/gallery/p_best_waterproof_mascaras (Ironically, their No 1 performer is Lancome Definicils waterproof!)
L’Oreal Double Extension comes in a – surprise, surprise – double-ended tube with a milky extender in one end and mascara in the other. Both have a typical 6gr load of cosmetic, so the tube is longer and heavier than a single product. There aren’t any instructions but having used an extender before, I wait a couple of minutes before stroking on the colour. It dries very quickly, doesn’t splatter during application and produces a flattering, natural finish without clumps or stiffness. It comes off easily with an oily remover. I’m impressed.
TIP: Use baby oil to remove waterproof mascara.