Monday, 22 December 2014

Clarins Double Fix’ Mascara – A Party Season Must-Have


It’s New Year’s Eve. You’re hot and sweaty at a party, and stood talking to a bunch of friends - or strangers perhaps! You suddenly feel the urge to go to the loo, so make your excuses and dash off. 

After doing the business, you catch your reflection in the mirror as you wash your hands. Horror of horrors! Your mascara has smudged!

Does this sound familiar? Perhaps yes, if you’re anything like me!

No matter what make of waterproof mascara I use, within a few hours of wear I can guarantee that some of it will have run, smudged, or formed a neat little row of black dots beneath my lower lid. It may not look as frightful as full-on panda eyes, but it’s not pretty!

Thankfully I discovered Clarins’ Double Fix’ Mascara a few years back. What a clever product this is. In a nutshell, it waterproofs ANY mascara, and I really do mean waterproof!

Wearing this not only gets me through the Christmas and New Year party season intact, but I can even do a sweaty workout at the gym too - and have a shower after - without so much as a smudge! Yes, I confess I do my workouts wearing mascara and don’t remove it before showering either, tut! It’s one beauty habit that I wouldn’t recommend (though please do check out my 5 post-workout skincare essentials here).



Clarins Double Fix’ Mascara is a clear gel and comes in a mascara-like tube with a wand applicator. You apply it to lashes on top of your regular mascara. It dries pretty much instantly to form a waterproof layer.

I have yet to find waterproof mascara that works as well as this and the beauty about this option is that you get to wear your favourite mascara underneath. The one lookout, though, is be prepared for the wand to pick up flecks of black mascara with use and turn the gel a shade of grey  (you may be able to detect from the photo above that this has happened to mine). It’s a cosmetic issue only.

Clarins Double Fix’ Mascara costs £20 for 7ml and can be bought here.
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19 comments

  1. clarins is ment to be a great makeup brand but u still havent come round to buying anything from there £20 is so good!
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  2. Wow this sounds great and perfect for the festive party season - thanks so much for sharing this review

    Laura x

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    1. No worries. I totally love this product. Tx

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  3. That sounds like a very useful piece of kit. Black lines down your face can put a dampener on Christmas parties ;-)

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    1. They can indeed and as far as I know this Clarins product is pretty unique. Tx

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  4. Aah sounds good, and so useful for being able to wear hat mascara you want!
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    1. Yes, that's partly why I love it so much. I have favourite mascaras and can still use them with this on top. Tx

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  5. Of course! Happened to me countless time that smudging mascara. I am still on the hunt to find a CF option of waterproof mascara- seems quite hard in finding! Happy you found your mascara that works for you my darling Tracey!!! xoxo, Sissi www.beauty4free2u.com

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    1. Sissi, do you not have this product in Florida? It's one of those ones that I am NEVER without, lol! Tx

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  6. I can't remember which brand mascara I used as I don't use waterproof mascaras anymore, but they all seemed to be reasonable. I would get a couple of tiny mascara dots once in a while, but most of the time my eyes stayed clean. I am glad that you found the mascara that works for you. If I decide to get a waterproof version one day, I will certainly consult your post.. :)

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    1. Lucky you Min if your mascara doesn't run often :) Tx

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  7. Wow this sounds fantastic, I have tried Clarins mascara before but not picked this one up. I have the same issue that whatever mascara I wear it will have transferred below my lower lash line after a few hours. I love the fact that you can use this over any mascara you fancy (my favourite is Maybelline The Falsies Flared Mascara at the moment)!

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    1. If you do buy it, please let me know how you get on :) Tx

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  8. Great review! Unfortunately, I am pretty much allergic to all mascara brands--except for Almay. I am reasonably happy with it, though. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh no! Poor you! But good that you have found one that works for your skin. Tx

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  9. Oooh amazing find - I'll definitely be testing this one out!

    C xx
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    1. Ooh, thank you! Do let me know how you get on with it if you do buy it. Tx

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  10. Such a lovely invention, somehow I have never heard about it before, so thank you for sharing! :) x
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    1. No worries. As I mentioned just above, as far as I know no other brand offers a product quite like this Clarins one. Tx

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