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Apparently it's been said a million times but - tube mascara

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BlimeyCrikey Thu 18-Feb-16 23:33:27

Thank you for the recommendation after I posted about being unable to wear mascara. Now I can!

I ordered the Loreal one from eBay and it arrived today. I only used the black, not the white, as I was hurrying to test it before getting kids to bed etc. It looks the same as it did 5 hours ago!

gaggiagirl Thu 18-Feb-16 23:35:29

Love tube mascara. Loreal beauty tubes are my all time favourite

UterusUterusGhali Fri 19-Feb-16 02:02:46

I'm so grateful for the recommendation on here a few years ago.

I am always waxing lyrical about it at work as we all have (or had) the same problem working in a hot environment for long hours & nights.

NantucketNightbird Fri 19-Feb-16 07:30:03

What is this? How is it different to standard mascara?

msrisotto Fri 19-Feb-16 07:52:40

Is this the mascara with one white side and one black side? Isn't it a bit of a faff?

BlimeyCrikey Fri 19-Feb-16 08:20:22

No faff at all. Just sweep the white over then sweep the black.

It comes off with plain hot water which suits me, I struggle to find removers that don't effect my skin and eyes. I wash with a hot flannel so it's perfect!

BlimeyCrikey Fri 19-Feb-16 08:21:04

Nightbird It leaves a tiny tube around each lash.

AuntieStella Fri 19-Feb-16 08:24:28

I'm old enough to have used block mascara, and so to me all mascara is tube mascara.

The industry has so many writers adept in the creative use of language, I'm seriously surprised they didn't make a new term for this, rather than going for one that is still in use with a well established and different meaning.

NantucketNightbird Fri 19-Feb-16 08:29:11

Does it give the same result as regular mascara, I usually use benefit

HoneyDragon Fri 19-Feb-16 08:29:22

Tubes form around your eyelashes. I think technically they refer to it as tubing mascara, but it's automatically referred to as tube on the interwebz now thanks to these youthful blogger types.

I still miss block mascara. Newer formulations are rubbish, it worked better when it was rock solid and required a bit of spit grin

AuntieStella Fri 19-Feb-16 08:33:23

That makes a bit more sense. Because using language confusing to you older, wealthier customers is a very silly move.

As young bloggers will discover if they ever move into the retail side of the industry.

Block mascara was a much better product: better results on the eyes, usually cheaper. I'm sure tube mascara took only took over because of lack of spit.

ScarletForYa Fri 19-Feb-16 08:39:01

I'm confused, mascara in a tube? Or mascara that makes tubes around the lashes?

BlimeyCrikey Fri 19-Feb-16 08:40:44

Ooh no idea what block mascara is.

This stuff leaves little tubes around each lash bat don't budge for anything. It does also come in a tube.

RoganJosh Fri 19-Feb-16 08:44:29

Do you know if these come off in the rain? Or are they clever enough to need the water to be warm?

HoneyDragon Fri 19-Feb-16 08:52:34

Tubing mascara needs the water to be warm. It's clever grin

RoganJosh Fri 19-Feb-16 08:53:31

Wow. I need to get some then.

BlimeyCrikey Fri 19-Feb-16 09:06:46

Yes I can vouch for that. I used luke warm water and it didn't come away, so upped the temp a bit and it did.

NantucketNightbird Fri 19-Feb-16 09:24:20

So is the look of your lashes different to regular mascara? It doesn't give that clumpy look?

Tate15 Fri 19-Feb-16 09:28:08

This is excellent

Carpaccio Fri 19-Feb-16 10:44:11

It looks exactly the same as normal mascara.

The difference is that normal mascara is made with wax - which melts/breaks down on my skin, leaving a delightful smudged and flaky look.
Tubing mascaras are made with polymers that form a tube around the lash hairs. It isn't as sensitive to oils and so on, so it doesn't break down in the same way as the wax based mascara, but does remove easily with warm water.

NantucketNightbird Fri 19-Feb-16 10:58:28

Ooh interesting, so you apply the white side first then the black? Going to have a browse on amazon.

BlimeyCrikey Fri 19-Feb-16 12:04:40

I have slightly hooded eyes, I just couldn't get on with mascara and it made my eyes uncomfortable. It would make the area under my eyes black and nasty looking. This works!

MarkRuffaloCrumble Fri 19-Feb-16 12:13:13

Tate15 Ive been after a lengthening mascara for a couple of weeks - just bought that after seeing your post. Really hope it's as good as you say! (...and it saves me having to get embroiled in a conversation with my local Younique-bot which is handy!)

BeautyQueenFromMars Fri 19-Feb-16 12:33:23

MarkRuffaloCrumble (GREAT name by the way!), you must be the person referred to when it says '1 sold in the past hour' grin

I shall also be purchasing some, as my mascara always ends up under my eyes within an hour of application...

LumpySpacedPrincess Fri 19-Feb-16 12:33:24

So, tube mascara is different to fibre mascara? Hmmm...who knew! smile

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