Product Type: Divaderme makeup
Newest Review: ... is a good source if you aren't keen on buying from eBay. ~~ My experience: ~~ I decided to try it out for my birthday night out on th... more
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Divaderme Lash Extender
Member Name: clara29
Divaderme Lash Extender
Advantages: Easy to apply, great results
Divaderme are an Italian company whose small product range includes lash and brow extenders, lip volumisers and lash stimulants amongst others.
I first came to hear about Divaderme Lash Extender when I read an online article, where the journalist testing it proclaimed it to be "one of the most honest products I have come across in a while". That kind of statement is always going to get me reading more to find out what's so good about it, particularly as it was a potential replacement for my false eyelashes (given up on them after an embarrassing incident in the pub where one flew off!!)
The product claims to deliver longer fuller eyelashes in seconds, instantly and dramatically lengthening, adding volume and strengthening your lashes
So impressed was the journalist, she convinced me to give it a go, so I went an ordered myself a tube from eBay priced at around £25.
I have never seen this in a store, I think it is currently only available online (www.idealbeautyproducts.com) is a good source if you aren't keen on buying from eBay.
~~ My experience: ~~
I decided to try it out for my birthday night out on the town as I fancied a slightly more exaggerated look than normal.
The instructions tell you that you need to apply the product immediately after your first coat of mascara, so it is handy to have them both open and ready to use before starting.
Very carefully so as not to blow all the fibres away, I opened my the tube of divaderme (which looks just like a small mascara wand) and handed it to my husband in preparation.
Next I applied a coat of my usual mascara to my lashes. Note: it is very important to use a fresh, almost runny mascara and not an old dried up one, because the fibres are supposed to stick to the wetness of the mascara.
Immediately after this, I applied the divaderme fibres as advised in rolling motion from root to tip, all the while looking downwards into a mirror. I only used this on my top lashes to avoid it looking too spidery.
At this point your eyelashes look a bit furry and you can remove any excess from your lids or underneath your eyes with the small brush provided, should you need to.
The last stage is to coat your newly furry lashes with your usual mascara which seals in the fibres. I applied a couple of coats which was enough for me, but you can go on and on until you get the effect you are after.
I feel I ought to assure readers that if all this sounds complicated, it really isn't!
It IS slightly fiddly on first use but that's just getting used to it more than anything, by the second eye I was quite confident. Plus it is FAR less tricky than applying false lashes and takes a fraction of the time.
~~ The results: ~~
My expectations were wavering between "It's a waste of money I'm not going to notice any difference" to "Wow what a result!" obviously hoping for the latter.
In actual fact, the results sat happily between not being as full on as false eyelashes, but a definite step up from mascara on its own. This is exactly what I was hoping for.
Another thing to mention is how they felt - I have quite sensitive eyes and experienced no irritation with this product. The only thing was in one of the eyes a couple of the fibres did sneak their way in leaving me feeling slightly gritty but that went away when I removed them with a cotton bud.
They also don't feel any weightier than wearing mascara, whereas false lashes can feel quite heavy at times - you are not really aware that you are wearing anything different. The fibres stayed firmly in place all night long and were removed super easily with my usual eye make up remover at the end of the night.
£24 might seem initially expensive but when you consider it as an alternative it false ones then it is very economical due to the amount of use you get out of one tube. Added to that, you can use bog standard cheapo mascara with this and still get the same results (I have tried and tested this theory!).
Overall, I'm really pleased with this product and happy to recommend.
(also on ciao as ciaomiaow)