Review: ELF Regular & Waterproof Mascara Duo


"Wow, this mascara only costs $1 USD?", I was grinning. I'm definitely getting this. Gosh, it's only a dollar why not?

Okay, let me tell you a bit about my background, on why I reacted that way for a dollar worth of mascara. I grew up in the Philippines, branded makeup is expensive. Yes, ELF Cosmetics is expensive back there. This may be relative but most can't afford it. I know, because I can't back then.

If I'm not mistaken, an ELF mascara costs 3 - 5 times more than a home-cooked meal. Why would I spend on cosmetics when I have my stomach to worry about right? That's how it used to be for me.

Now, that we relocated to the US, our economic conditions are way better. And the costs of drugstore cosmetics are cheaper than food. Truthfully, I'm grateful to have experienced what I can't before. :D

ELF Regular & Waterproof Mascara Duo Product Review


What ELF says

Revolutionary Liquid-Flex(TM) Technology makes our Regular & Waterproof Mascara Duo the best of both worlds. Long-lasting, smudge and smear-proof formula help you achieve gorgeous lush lashes. One side is regular mascara, but turn over this tube, and the other side contains waterproof mascara so you're prepared for any occasion, place or type of weather!


How to Apply

Duo applicator is designed for use in dry or wet conditions. Gently unscrew regular or waterproof applicator and work mascara from root to tip of lashes. Apply a second coat if desired


Product Review

Pros
  • The ELF Regular & Waterproof Mascara Duo is unbelievably cheap. I paid $1 USD for this at Walmart.
  • It's a 2-in-1 mascara. One end is waterproof while the other is a regular mascara.
  • Lasts long. The waterproof mascara works as claimed.

Cons
  • The product is clumpy and a bit firm.
  • I'm don't know why but had a hard time applying it to my lashes. It could be its small bristles. I had to do it many times before seeing results.
  • The product sticks together and smears.

Here's how it looks like after application.

ELF Regular & Waterproof Mascara Duo Product Review

Hmm... not much of a difference huh!

It didn't do much at all. Well, it didn't claim to thicken the lashes, what did I expect? Although I like that it's waterproof and lasts long, it didn't look like I wore anything. I don't think I'll be buying this mascara again. Yes, even if it's worth a dollar.

Also, I haven't noticed the ELF Regular & Waterproof Mascara Duo online, perhaps it's discontinued? Anyway, below are other mascara products from ELF. You might like to check them out.


What do you think? Have you tried ELF Regular & Waterproof Mascara Duo? How do you find it? Let me know what you think in the comment section below. I love reading them. Talk to you soon then.