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Revlon Doubletwist Mascara

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Brand: Revlon / Type: Mascara / Suitable for: Eye

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      01.05.2012 13:16
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      Didn't they test this? It's terrible.

      On Thursday morning, as I stood yawning and dishevelled in front of the bathroom mirror, I glanced at the sink and toilet and then did a double take. They had been meticulously coloured in parallell black lines. Could this be the bath crayon lying on the laminate, or....could it be the remains of my precious Revlon Grow Luscious mascara? It could. With the sun coming up and M&M chatting excitedly at my feet, I did the best I could with half melted eyeliner and optimism, then we headed off to work and nursery.

      At lunchtime in Boots, the whole world was rammed in and jostling umbrellas. Conveniently I picked up a new mascara with my sandwich. Having liked my previous Revlon purchase, I stuck with the brand and chose Double Twist, purely on the grounds that the poster promised more volume and length than the one next to it. Getting back into the office, I headed to the toilets and flicked it through my eyelashes. Unsurprisingly in such a short fat container, it was a short fat brush, plasticky rather than bristle. Ostensibly to maximise length but also to get the stubby lashes nearer the eye.

      First impressions weren't good. The formula was incredibly wet and sticky, so the brush was glued up before I even got to apply for the first time. The wetness meant that as I applied a single coat, I ended up with a row of speckles in a line beneath my eyebrow. These needed to be rubbed off and took my foundation with them. Annoyingly that was at home and couldn't be reapplied.

      The effect was pretty dramatic, possibly more than you'd like for daytime use. Initially I was happy with it, dark and smouldering - I'm a dramatic kind of girl - but then I leaned in towards the mirror and on closer inspection I noticed the nasty little clumpy blobs on every eyelash. It looked fairly dreadful. I'm not sure what the worst thing was about this mascara. The clumps were the tip of the iceberg; it set like concrete after a single coat, giving me rigid, brittle eyelashes which felt uncomfortable and unnatural. It gave no curl at all. The massive, chunky brush was a pain to use and prevented me from creating any kind of swoosh. Hard spidery lashes were the upper limit. And the constant flaking through the day irritated my eyes, leaving them red and swollen.

      I am hugely irritated to have paid £8.99 for this, I'm thinking of posting it back to Revlon with a note to say just how awful it is. I had to stick with it an entire week and on top of all the application problems, it was a pain to remove with my usual wipes and thanks to the gluey nature of it I lost a fair few eyelashes. For the week I was using this, I had to comb through my lashes with the brush from an old bottle and even that was hard work. M&M took one look at it and threw it in the bath; it's not even good enough for colouring in the toilet.

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      20.07.2011 16:31

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      Worst mascara I think I've ever used

      I was very excited about this mascara as it promised two different kinds of brush for MASSIVE Volume and REMARKABLE Definition. I couldn't wait to try because I'd been looking for a really good volumising mascara and I believed this could give me exactly what I was missing.

      However, I was really disappointed to get this home. I couldn't tell you if this mascara volumised my lashes but it certainly didn't define them! It was extremely clumpy, I tried to wipe off the excess using the rim of the tube as I do with most of my mascaras, but the 2 different kinds of brushes just seemed to make this impossible - the mascara seemed to stick to the brush like glue. It just looked awful on my lashes and took a lot of combing to get the clumps out - so much so that it felt like I'd pretty much brushed out all of the mascara. It seemed a shame as it was quite a good shaped brush, the ends being thinner which were good for getting inot the corners. It just didn't deliver.

      I was really disappointed as I felt it didn't live up to the hype of the advert. I haven't bothered using it again and I would never recommend it.

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      17.11.2010 21:05
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      Not bad at all, do not know what the double twist is all about though!!!

      Im reviewing the doubletwist mascara- One of the things currently in my make up bag.

      I have tried an awful lot of mascaras in my time, i do not have short lashes but i like them to look very long and full and not clumpy.
      I came across this mascara after seeing 3 for 2 in all revlon make up, thought i would it ago.

      The description says - *MASSIVE Volume. REMARKABLE Definition.
      *Revolutionary 2-in-1 brush.
      *Thickening Brush + Separating Combs = The Ultimate Lash Look

      To be honest i hadnt even really noticed that the brush had seperate comb?? Looks the same as anyother mascara head!!! (just had to go check)

      Instructions are as follows-
      Apply 2 coats starting from base of eye lashes extending to lash tips, wiggling the mascara wand slightly from side to side for the desired lash look
      Use the tapered tip to reach corners of eyes and bottom lashes.


      I find with most mascaras the first time you use them there not at there best so i never go by first time with mascara, although with this particular one i was rather impressed that my lashes did look really thick and long and the lashes were seperated. Your meant to move the brush side to side to prevent clumping.
      You do not need to double up either, after one coat lashes look fab, unless at night when you want a more dramatic look. The brush is really good, gets right into the corners of the lashes.I think the mascara costs around £8.99 so not bad for price at all. The black bits are the brush.... the red bits are the comb.

      Its safe for contact wearers like myself and fine for sensitive eyes too!

      The packaging i like is red and quite thick looking, a change from the usual black tubes. The opening of the tube looks rather wide, which you would think may dry the mascara up but it doesnt, i have had this for a while and havent had a problem.

      I have noticed this mascara has had some bad reviews but im quite happy with it, not saying i wouldnt try something different next time but i would def buy this again! Maybe not so good for ladies with short lashes, likely to clump.

      Hope you have enjoyed my review!!!

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      14.08.2010 01:55
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      Not what I was looking for.

      I recently got a new job and the fact that I was going to be in the public eye so to speak I wanted to look good. I went out on the search of a mascara that would make my eyes look wonderful. I thought that I had found it with this mascara after all the hype the commercials had put into it. Was it to live up to what the commercials were saying? I was soon to find out.

      When I put this package in my buggy and continued on my way I noticed that the brush was not in the pot as most other Mascara's come this made me wonder if that was in indication of its high quality. I could not wait to get home and give this nice little pot of magic a try. I was sure it was going to be wonderful.

      After arriving home and putting away the other few items I got I went up stairs to try out my new mascara. I noticed that the reason the brush was not in the pot was that the pot was sealed with its own cap for shipping purposes. Before putting the brush in the pot I took a good long look at the brush. It had 2 different length bristles on the brush one seemed to be for covering the lashes with the mascara and the other was for separating the mascara covered lashes. I removed the cap that came on the pot and put the brush into the pot.

      That's when I noticed the first problem the brush was very hard to put into the pot. I thought that maybe there was a stopper in the pot preventing it from entering but I was wrong. This was just how this pot was made. Once I had twirled the brush around in the pot I tried to pull it out. I was very hard to get out as well. I was not sure how it would have any mascara on the brush if removing the brush was so hard to do. Once the brush was out of the pot I noticed that there were large clumps on the brush I thought for sure that there would be no mascara on the brush once again I was wrong.

      As I tried to remove as much of the excess mascara as I could before applying it to my eyelashes I was hoping for an even coating. As I looked at my self in the mirror I was appalled to see my lashes covered with huge clumps of mascara. This was not what I had in mind when I got this mascara. I tried it on several occasions with no luck. I have come to the conclusion that if you like clumpy lashes then this mascara is the one for you. How ever if you want even coverage then you had better keep looking.

      The mascara was water proof and all most impossible to get off. Even when trying to remove it there were still huge clumps that would not budge. Too bad they cant get a mascara that covers evenly with this ones staying power. Then it might be a good mascara.

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      10.06.2010 12:45
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      I really didn't like it and wouldn't use it again

      After watching the advert for this mascara (the one where Jessica Alba has these amazing long, volumised lashes) I was so excited to try this out. The product claims to create 'massive volume with remarkable defenition' with the help of Revlon's revolutionary 2-in-1 brush. This 2-in-1 brush combines a thickening brush with a seperating comb to create 'the ultimate lash look'. I love the look I get from volumising mascaras and especially when the brush is really big, but then on the other hand, I also love mascaras with a comb as you always get a really lovely 'fanned-out' look. I thought it was amazing to combine these two brushes, I could get the best of both worlds and the finished look, I image, would be spectacular.

      How wrong I was. The first thing I noticed was the amount of mascara stuck to the brush, I had to scrape off the excess creating quite a bit of mess in the process. I wasn't too impressed, and that was all before it had even touched my lashes. Anyway, I gave it the benefit of the doubt and applied it using Revlon's instructions. The result, very disappointing. My eyelashes were clumped together, there was no volume and no seperation (well, that's not including the huge gaps between my clumped lashes). Even after scraping off all the excess, there was still way too much mascara on the wand, leaving such a mess on my eyelids. There were many occassions in which I had to remove my mascara and start again because the look was just awful (spider legs comes to mind). I also still found that I had to use a seperating comb after applying, which I believed was one of the main features of the brush? Trying to get it off at night was also an issue, it took ages to remove it all and as it made my lashes quite crispy, a few also ending up coming out with the mascara (not happy!!). I ended up just chucking it away because I couldn't be bothered with the hastle and I didn't want to end up losing any more eyelashes!

      Revlon Doubletwist mascara is avaliable in Boots, Superdrugs and some selected supermarkets and chemists. I bought it when it was sale (thank god) for £5.99 but its normal retail price is £8.99. It's honestly not worth it even for £5.99!

      I wouldn't recommend trying this product, save your money and steer clear of this mascara.

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      07.06.2010 17:10
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      awful

      What makes the Revlon double twist mascara different to any other mascara i have used is the 2-in-1 brush it comes with. It has the typical bristles used in most mascara to thicken and then combs for definition.

      The mascara is £8.99 from boots which is a fairly reasonable price to pay for mascara you'd think right? Well before using this mascara I thought it as a reasonable price to pay for mascara but after using the mascara you would expect the price to be similar to the natural collection prices of £2-£3.

      Most of the product stuck to the brush so when I took the wand out to apply the mascara there was a large amount of product on it so when I then went to apply the product my eyelashes looked ridiculous as they were coated in mascara.

      I took my mascara off as quickly as possible as I was appalled by the way my eyelashes looked and then gave it a second go (after using several make-up wipes to remove the initial application). This time I wiped the wand with a make-up wipe until I could see the actual colour of the wand rather than just coats of mascara. When I applied it this time I was still not happy with the overall look of the mascara as my eyelashes looked clumpy and it looked almost like last night's make-up.

      This mascara is a very messy product. Don't be alarmed if this ends up all over your hands and face when you're applying it as its sticks to anything.
      The mascaras packing however aren't so bad. It has a retro look about it. It is red with white writing and a black brush. It looks funky and appealing to the consumer it's just a shame that the brush doesn't look so appealing when you take it out of the tube, caked in clumpy mascara.

      Revlon definitely hasn't done itself any favours releasing such a terrible product. It really could put people off from using this product as I have already noticed other people complaining about the product on YouTube and review sites.

      In a way the idea is good, creating a 2 in 1 brush for precision and definition sounds ideal however this time it just didn't manifest the way we as the consumers were hoping.

      So despite the packaging been good, like my father always told me "it is what is in the inside that counts" so I'm afraid Revlon, you just didn't cut up to it this time.

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        31.05.2010 23:50
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        A very disappointing Revlon product that has put me off trying any others

        On the hunt for a new mascara with a big brush that would give my lashes length and definition. I had never tried a Revlon mascara before and thought maybe this was the time to branch out a bit. Come to think of it I dont think I had ever tried a single Revlon product. It was the advertising that really caught my eye, promising 'Massive volume and Remarkable definition'. The picture of the 2in1 wand with a thickening brush and separating comb also seemed like a really good idea.....it was the big brush that I had wanted!
        I chose the 01 blackest black colour and decided to give it a try. The first time I used it I pulled out the wand to find that it was absolutely caked in excess mascara, I had to wipe a load off in order for me to actually see the wand underneath. The wand then has to be forced back through a very small hole to get back into the tube forcing mascara to get stuck around the top leading to a very, very messy tube. I hoped that the excess mascara problem was a one off but it just seems to get worse meaning a lot of mascara was wasted.
        Application is not easy. Whatever way I seem to do it I end up with clumpy lashes that look flat. I tried the recommended technique of 'wiggling' but this just seems to make my lashes stick together even more!
        I tried to last a day wearing this mascara but found halfway through that it had begun to flake and I had mascara all over my face.
        Retailing at around £8-9, in my opinion this is massively overpriced!

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        31.05.2010 19:45
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        Revlon, hear my cry and make amends!

        I decided to buy this mascara based purely on advertising I has seen in magazines. The feature that struck me most was that the mascara wand had a combination of the old school style brush, and then interspersed within this was some of the those new-fangled flexible silicon combing bits, they poke out of the brush like angry red snail eyes. I can conclude this duo brush makes up the 'Doubletwist' of the title.

        So, (according to the hype) the traditional style brush is gonna give my lashes 'massive' volume. The red antenna within this will create 'remarkable' definition. The mascara formula itself has 'Innovative spherical polymers' these apparently swell to create more volume and and a smoother texture during application.

        I paid £8.99 in Boots for this a couple of months ago and have used this mascara about 4-5 times a week. I still have plenty of mascara left so this is reasonable value, I suspect that the mascara will still be going strong past its use by date (6 months after opening).

        I chose black, but I have been intrigued by a new Revlon colour that I saw in their website - blackened ruby, sounds interesting so maybe I'll get that next time. Anyway, this mascara dispenses too much product on some occasions, because of that it is a bit hit and miss. If you get the right amount of product then you'll probably get a great result with this, my lashes have been lengthened, prettily defined and with lots of volume and the black is good and strong. It makes for a dramatic and classy look. When I do get this right then I don't even feel that I need to wear eyeliner as the mascara can bring the attention straight to my pretty peepers.

        However, should you get too much product on your wand then you are in trouble... I have managed to get mascara above & below my lash lines, very annoying. Also the mascara will clump if there is too much of it. The best way to try and salvage this is to move your wand from side to side when applying the mascara on your top lashes, and to be very delicate with your lower lashes.

        This mascara lasts well throughout the day, I'm yet to find it halfway down my face, and the volume and definition lasts too. There is no flaking and my lashes are not rock hard (something I cannot bear).

        All in all I am satisfied with this product. It isn't too costly, it is readily available on the high street and online, the colour, effect and longevity is good. I just wish they could slightly change that dispenser as it just isn't quite good enough.

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          31.05.2010 16:04
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          Awful offering Revlon!

          Retailing at £8-9 in most shops, Revlon's latest mascara offering promises volume and definition through a combined thickening brush and seperating comb. From the lash inserted ads we see, expectations are high! The first thing I noticed, aside from the very different brush obviously, is that for a mascara the tube is slightly thicker than normal. This isn't a problem, but with thicker tubes a lot of product is wasted as the brush doesn't always reach the sides where product is. Anyway, when I first opened this two things bothered me- 1) why after coming out is the brush so over coated with prodcut? and 2) why does the brush seem to get stuck in the tube before finally coming out? Very strange, but nothing extraordinary. When applying this for the first time, I had to laugh- there was definite seperation with the first coat but definite and disgusting clumping overload with the second coat. This isn't a mascara that delivers any volume or length- I'd like to think perhaps Revlon had to make huge research and development cuts which is why this was offered because I can't think of any excuse why they'd actually offer this to the market. Awful mascara- do not waste your money!

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          24.04.2010 19:36
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          give it a try!

          I wasn't too sure about this one at first, I'll be honest. At the time of purchase I only had experience with one rRevlon mascara before, and honestly thought I was only buying it for the gimmick. I was wrong.

          Revlon have been quietly and unassumingly churning out amazing mascaras for a while now... (see other reviews) for some reason they don't seem to be getting any recognition for them.

          The premise behind this, is a formulation designed to boost your lashes, and an innovative brush that is a combination of a brush, and comb. Clever.

          The brush itself is a slightly larger than average bristle brush, not unlike Maybelline Colossal. It is surrounded by four 'strips' of rubberised comb teeth. The idea is that the brush gives you crazy-ass volume, and the combs separate your lashes leaving you clump free. Sounds complicated, but the result is amazing, and surely that's all that counts?

          The first few times I tried it, I really wasn't too sure, I think it had to grow on me. After a while though, I couldn't be parted from it. I love the effect, which is huge, doe-eyed glamour. Well worth a couple of days of 'mmmm'!

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            26.01.2010 18:35
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            A great mascara for creating a dramatic look.

            This is an excellent product for creating dramatic, eye catching lashes.
            The brush itself is a combination of traditional mascara bristles and a mascara comb, which layers lashes with large amounts of mascara, without unsightly clumping. The comb ensures that lashes are separated and defined, whilst the brush makes sure a decent amount of mascara is applied to the lashes.

            The mascara itself is of very high quality. A deeply pigmented black with a good consistency. It can be applied very easily and covers lashes from root to tip evenly. Unlike some other mascaras, it does not have an unpleasant, chemical like odour, and stays on the lashes, not on your skin throughout the day. I even wore this mascara to the gym, and after a workout did not find myself with "panda eyes"!

            The effect when applied is very dramatic, with large, stunning lashes defined immediately. This is a good product or those who prefer a very eye catching look, rather than a subdued, day to day look. Particularly excellent for a night out or for a party.

            The bottle contains a large amount of mascara, which will last a good while, even with daily use. With prices around £7 to £10 per unit, this is a good quality mascara for a very reasonable price, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a dramatic mascara for an eye catching look.

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