Elizabeth Arden Double Density Maximum Volume Mascara Review

by Suvarna S on June 22, 2012 · 15 comments

Elizabeth Arden Double Density Maximum Volume Mascara Review

By Suvarna S.

Elizabeth Arden Double Density Maximum Volume Mascara

Product Description:

Dramatically thickens lashes as it separates and defines. Smudgeproof. Lasts all day.

Ingredients:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Glyceryl Stearate, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire De Carnauba, Triethanolamine, Synthetic Wax, Acrylates Copolymer, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Lecithin, Propylene Carbonate, Oleic Acid, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Panthenol, Alcohol Denat., Xanthan Gum, Trisodium Edta, Benzyl Alcohol, Simethicone, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, [May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-) Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)].

Price:

120 Danish Kroners, I got it on sale for 99 Kroners, thats about 950 INR.

My Experience with Elizabeth Arden Double Density Maximum Volume Mascara:

I was in the supermarket for some not-so-interesting-at-all shopping (the milk, eggs, bread kind), but I saw this beautiful black thing with the sale sign on it and couldn’t resist. I had only vaguely heard of the brand before, so did not have any expectations in my mind. I have it in “Black,” but there is a “Black-Brown” variant also available.

Volume Mascara

The mascara comes in a regular square bottle with an “okayish” applicator. It is much more thick than the Maybelline Mascara I was using before and you can see that as soon as you open the bottle. There is a lot of product in there and its thick, almost creamy, which had me worried about clumping, but the applicator delivers just the right amout of product.

However, if you sweep it 2-3 times, it will cause your eyelashes to stick together.  The effect after application is not overtly dramatic, but I find that its perfect for wearing to work.  It does not give you a lot of volume, but a more natural look. Its not like it doesn’t do anything, but I would not agree with the product claim that it dramatically thickens lashes. It dries very fast and is waterproof. It doesn’t harden after drying. You can touch your lashes and it does not feel like you have anything on them (don’t ask me why I touched my lashes after applying makeup. I rub my eyes several times a day, even if I am wearing all kinds of makeup on them).  I have sensitive eyes that react badly to almost everything, but this one did not cause any irritation or stinging.

Mascara

The best thing about this mascara is that it stays for long, but is very easy to remove. I am scared of eye makeup that requires effort to remove as it makes my already sensitive eyes very red and puffy.  I use almond oil on a cotton pad to remove eye makeup and I found that this one goes off clean in just one swipe.

All in all, I love this mascara because it does all the things that I need my mascara to do. I was not looking for too dramatic an effect anyway.

Pros of Elizabeth Arden Double Density Maximum Volume Mascara:

  • Gives a natural look (if that is what you are looking for).
  • Applicator gives just the right amount of product.
  • Dries fast and stays on all day.
  • Does not irritate or sting the eyes (even sensitive ones).
  • Easy to remove.
  • Does not harden or stiff out after drying, lashes feel natural to touch.

Cons of Elizabeth Arden Double Density Maximum Volume Mascara:

  • The applicator will clump eyelashes if you swipe more than once.
  • The product packaging claims to give a dramatic thickness to lashes, it does not do that.

Will I Buy Elizabeth Arden Double Density Maximum Volume Mascara Again?

Now, I am not a regular makeup person, but there hasn’t been a single day since I bought it that I have not used it. But I would like to try other products also before I settle on my favourite mascara.

IMBB Rating:

4/5 (knocking one point off because the effect is not as dramatic as the claims).

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Anjumscreed June 22, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Thanks Survana! Great review. I didn’t know EA is sold outside of mall makeup counters!

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Suvarna June 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Thanks Anjumscreed!! I was not expecting it either, but turns out it is!

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jomol June 22, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Hi Suvarna……welcome to IMBB and looking forward to many more such good reviews :)

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Suvarna June 22, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Thanks Jomol!!!Very happy to be a part of the community. I have been watching from the sidelines for over a month now, couldn’t resist jumping in :)

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Ila June 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Great review! I have to buy a new mascara, will give this a try!

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Suvarna June 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Thanks Ila! You should definitely try this one. Great for everyday use. Would love to hear how it works for others..

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Suvarna June 22, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Yayayyaya!! Its up :D

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Gauri June 22, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I may have to look in to this. I’ve been wanting a volume mascara which basically does a very similar thing, but they seem very hard to get hold of! xo

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Suvarna June 23, 2012 at 1:55 am

You should give this a try! :D

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Shami June 22, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Thats a good review suvarna, you explained well :)

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Suvarna June 23, 2012 at 1:55 am

Thanks Shami!! :)

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Ritu R June 22, 2012 at 3:55 pm

nice review…i love such easy to pull off mascaras for work, though i want a dramatic look for evenings at any cost…will check this one out!

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Suvarna June 23, 2012 at 1:57 am

Would love to know how it works for you…

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Rati June 22, 2012 at 6:26 pm

welcome to imbb suvarna. Great pics and sounds like a great mascara. :))

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Suvarna June 23, 2012 at 1:58 am

Thanks Rati… Super happy to see my name up there. :)

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