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Ban the panda. A list of worlds ‘tube’ mascaras!

28 Feb

Are you fed up with your panda eyes at the end of the day? Do you feel you’ve tried every mascara on earth, also waterproof ones? Or do you have sensitive eyes or are you wearing lenses? Then I may have the ultimate tip for you. After years of frustration about smudging mascaras I found out that the reason for this was my oily skin. The first mascara I bought was Clinique Lash Power. I was absolutely thrilled. I could hardly believe my -non raccoon- eyes. Why was this mascara different? The difference is the way it needs to be removed. And that is simply with warm water. These mascara’s have the so called ‘tube-technology’. It means that they will form some sort of tube around your lashes instead of painting it.

After Clinique, I tried another one because the mascara dried out so fast. The Estée Lauder Double Wear. This one beat the Clinique in my opinion. This mascara really did a nice job in lengthening my lashes.

Meanwhile the years have gone by and the amount of tube mascara’s have increased worldwide. And because i have these straight Asian lashes, I’d appreciate it if they would have more curl, length and volume.

I started searching Google for a list of tubing mascara’s. I couldn’t find one so I tried different terms. Soon I found out that the search results increased after entering keywords such as ‘tube mascara’. Some tube mascara’s are hard to recognize. But if you look closer than it almost seems as if they reveal their true nature (illustrates this blog:). I hope this list will help finally get you your perfect mascara. That’s what every woman deserves right?

Here’s some info from www.elle.com about these mascara’s:

Say hello to tubing: the not-so-pretty word that may be one of the more exciting terms ever to be embossed on a mascara label. “Instead of the traditional oils and waxes used in mascaras, tubing formulas use a flexible polymer that is an excellent film former,” says cosmetics consultant and chemist Nick Morante. Tubing mascara goes on slightly wetter than regular versions; when it dries, the lacquer shrink-wraps around each lash, giving “360-degree coverage,” according to makeup artist Troy Surratt. As more of the polymer is brushed on, the tube builds up and out, like the structure of an icicle or a stalactite, adding millimeters to even the shortest of hairs.
“It’s like you’re actually stretching out the lashes. You can keep building length at the end,” says Stila makeup artist Sarah Lucero. “It gives you a precise, pristine, retouched look.”
Not only does the emulsion create a smooth, shiny surface, but it’s also water soluble, so while normal sweat and tears won’t disturb it, several splashes of H2O will cause the tubes to swell and loosen their grip on lashes, easily rinsing off. The smudge-prone (eye rubbers, those with oily skin, or those who live in a humid climate) love that the tubes are immune to smearing; sensitive types with easily irritated eyes or fragile lashes appreciate the formula’s easy-off aspect.

Here’s the complete list with the description of the manufacurer:


Becca The Ultimate Mascara

This advanced, water-resistant, micro-tubing mascara formula lengthens and thickens the lashes while a conical shaped brush curls, lifts and separates in one easy coat.

Key attributes

  • Contains anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals to strengthen lashes and reduce lash loss
  • Forms binding “tubes” around the lashes, enabling fast drying, long lasting wear and ease of removal
  • Mascara “tubes” disintegrate or slide off of lashes upon removal with water and light pressure from your fingertips, a washcloth, or shower pressure; no need for makeup remover or rubbing under-eye area to remove mascara residue
  • Will not run, smudge, flake, clump, melt or drip
  • Adds volume and lengthens with a superior curling and lifting effect
  • Water resistant formula repels water, sweat and tears
  • Imparts shiny, natural looking lashes
  • Ideal of for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
  • Conical shaped brush coats evenly for a natural effect
  • High transparency pigments create shinier, more natural-looking lashes



Blinc Mascara (Original)

Blinc is the original mascara invented to form tiny water-resistant “tubes” around your lashes rather than painting them like conventional mascaras. Once applied, these beauty tubes bind to your lashes and cannot run, smudge, clump, or flake, even if you cry or rub your eyes. Whether your daily activities take you from the office, to your sweaty workout and then out to dinner, your lashes will look as good in the evening as they did when you first applied blinc in the morning
What it is:
The famous pioneering, tube-technology water-resistant mascara.

What it does:
Blinc Mascara is the original tube-technology mascara. It’s invented to form tiny water-resistant “tubes” around your lashes for maximum amplification and hold, rather than painting them like conventional mascaras. Once applied, the tubes bind to your lashes and don’t run, smudge, clump, or flake, even if you cry or rub your eyes.

What else you need to know:
This mascara adds both volume and length, to give you a radiant natural look that lasts all day. Neither water nor pressure alone will remove Blinc Mascara. Only the combination of lots of warm water and gentle pressure (no need for harsh makeup removers) will slide the tiny tubes effortlessly off your lashes into your hand. Upon removal, you will actually see the tiny tubes slide into your hand.

Among the nominees in the 2008 Best of Sephora, Blinc Mascara has been clinically tested to be non-irritating, making it ideal for sensitive eyes, contact lens wearers, and active people in search of a mascara whose look, hold, and ease of removal is without compromise.

Blinc Mascara Emplified
What it is:
A tube-forming, water-resistant mascara that gives buildable, glamorous volume with no smudging, flaking, running, or clumping.

What it does:
After almost a decade in development, Blinc Mascara Amplified provides incredible, buildable volume and length, all while offering their signature LifeProof properties of the original Blinc Mascara—smudge-proof, sweat-proof, water-resistant, and flake-proof. As with the original, Mascara Amplified coats lashes with a glossy, volumizing and extending coat that forms tiny water-resistant “tubes” around the lash. But, unlike the first formula, this one applies more like a traditional mascara, giving you the ability to add as many coats as you want to build your desired look! Because it is not as wet of a formula, you can even go back and reapply if needed, after it dries.

What else you need to know:
Removing Blinc Mascara Amplified is just as easy, and requires no makeup remover. Simply apply a little warm water along with some gentle pressure, and the tubes easily slide off your lashes. You will actually see the tiny tubes in your hand as it comes off without leaving any messy black tint or residue behind.

Bobbi Brown Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara

Our longest-lasting mascara not only delivers lush, thick lashes but can stand up to the elements (and even a few tears) for up to 16 hours. For maximum volume and results, we’ve designed a new brush with unique bristles that easily reaches small lashes and instantly builds lashes without clumping. Best of all? There’s no need for an eye makeup remover, because Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara washes off effortlessly.

$25 at Sephora

Catrice Better Than Waterproof mascara

The perfect mascara is 100% water, sweat and tear resistant! Provides incredible volume and is easy to remove using warm water.

I tried this mascara. It’s not smearing but if you rub your eyes it will flake. Also I got a lot of clots. In this pic I put on a thin layer to avoid the clotting.

Available in drugstores in Holland and Germany (but maybe other countries as well) €4,99

Too bad more drug store brands aren’t making these mascaras. Come on Maybelline!

Clinique Lash Power

Mascara with staying power. Vows to look pretty for 24 hours without a smudge or smear. Lasts through rain, sweat, humidity, tears. Yet the formula removes easily with warm water. Unique brush reaches and beautifully lengthens even the tiniest lashes. Ophthalmologist Tested.

At Sephora a.o. for $16,-

Clinique High impact curling mascara

Coaxes lashes to their longest, boldest, most upturned look yet, without a pinch, pull, tug or tear. Arched wand scoops up, lifts up every last lash. Smudge, flake, smear-resistant for up to 24 eye-opening hours. Remove easily with warm water. Ophthalmologist tested.

Not that this mascara doesn’t advertise as a tubing mascara but it realy is! Trust me I’ve done my research ;).

High Impact Waterproof Mascara (nieuw)

What it is:
A volumizing and lengthening waterproof mascara that resists flaking, clumping, and smudging.

What it does:
This waterproof version of Clinique’s High Impact Mascara stands up to heat, humidity, and the most active day. Ophthalmologist-tested, it is safe for sensitive eyes and contact-lens wearers and removes easily with warm water.


Covergirl Professional Remarkable Washable Waterproof Macara

A drugstore brand! Love to see more drugstore brands making these mascaras.

The smudge-proof formula resists swipes and smears. What’s remarkable about it? It darkens and defines lashes all day, then washes away, remarkably, with soap and water.

Retails for around $5,-

For more information: www.covergirl.com


Djv-beautenizer Fiberwig mascara
For those who demand one-step perfection, there’s Fiberwig, Japan’s No. 1 mascara since 2004—and now a best-seller at Sephora stores worldwide—a tubing formula laced with the same latex fibers found in many plumping mascaras. The result? Fringe benefits that even Cleopatra would envy.
What it is:
A false lash formula that’s applied like mascara and encapsulates lashes within a fiber-rich film.

What it does:
This glossy, black formula contains double the fibers to lengthen lashes. As the formula goes on smoothly without clumping, it gives the appearance of naturally longer lashes and forms a film coating that prevents smudging caused by oils and perspiration. The active ingredients consist of several natural botanical essences, a silky fiber ingredient, and panthenol to help nourish and strengthen lashes.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
– Phthalates
– Triclosan

What else you need to know:
Easy removal with warm water, which loosens the film and allows the formula to slide off easily. Therefore, no rubbing is needed, leaving your natural lashes unharmed.

Sold at Sephora a.o. for $25,-

Djv-beautenizer Fiberwig Volume Mascara

The same mascara but is said to give you more volume. Read many reviews though about people complaining about this size (too large) of the brush.

For more information: www.djv-beautenizer.com/usa

I’ve seen these mascara’s cheap on Ebay btw.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero Smudge Lengthening Mascara
“Eye Makeup Award”
Shape of Beauty 2008 Awards
SHAPE Magazine, September 2008
Extreme wear. Extraordinary length. Unstoppable power-now the smudge-free lash look you see in the morning is the look you keep all day. Long, smudge-free lashes, expertly separated. Lash-Xtender™* Brush elongates, separates and surrounds each lash in glossy, intensified color. Micro-fiber bristles go deep into lash bed to comb and detangle lashes for super separation from root to tip. Lashes channel through the brush’s saturated core for a rich coating of pigment. Smudge-Shield™* formula with innovative polymers locks in the mascara to keep it on lashes and off you. Resists high temperatures, high humidity and perspiration. Lasts 15-hours-without smudging, flaking or wearing away. Warm water and cleanser unlocks the formula and removes every last trace. (Eye makeup remover works too.)
Ophthalmologist-tested, fragrance-free, suitable for contact lens wearers
Sold at Macy’s a.o. for $22,-
Estée Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Curling Mascara

Eye-opening beauty begins with the curl of your lashes. It’s the look you’ve always wanted. Big, beautiful, wide-open eyes. Lashes seductively curled, intensely lifted, highly defined. All with the incredible 15-hour staying power of Double Wear.


  • Gives an instant “wake-up” curl to lashes.
  • Keeps the curled effect throughout the day-15-hour wear.
  • Lash-Xtender™ Curling Brush has a uniquely curved, non-tapered design.
  • Fits comfortably within the curve of natural lashes.
  • Easily lifts lashes up at the root and extends the full curl effect to the tip.
  • Smudge-Shield™ Curl technology curls, lengthens and defines each lash.
  • Resists heat, humidity, nonstop activity.
  • Won’t smudge, flake or smear.
  • Your seductively curled look lasts 15 hours.

To apply:
  • Hold brush horizontally with curve facing upward.
  • Start slowly at lash base holding brush in place for a few seconds to capture and lift every lash from root.
  • Wiggle brush up through lashes, from root to tip.
  • Repeat to build curl, as desired.
To remove:
Removes with warm water or any Estée Lauder long-wear makeup remover.
  • Water removal: Saturate lashes with warm water. Do not pull or rub lashes. Allow water to soak into lashes (15-20 seconds), until mascara loosens from lashes. Gently wipe clean with a cotton pad or tissue, or splash away with water.
  • Eye Makeup Remover: Saturate lashes with remover and gently wipe clean with a cotton pad or tissue.

  • Ophthalmologist-tested
  • Fragrance-free
  • Suitable for contact lens wearer
Estée Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Volume + Lift Mascara

Volume that lifts your lashes for big, beautiful eyes.

Feather-light aero-fiber formula lifts lashes to new heights.

Weightless volume builds incredible lash drama-from full to phenomenal.

Slim precision brush coats every lash for the fullest, fanned-out effect with 15-hour staying power.

Lash-Xtender™ Volume Brush is slim shaped with short-trimmed bristles that form a unique spiral. Captures and evenly coats each lash in one stroke.

Smudge-Shield™ Volume technology creates a feather-light, aero-fiber formula with spectacular volume and lift that feels incredibly light. Allows you to build your lash look without weighing lashes down.

Coat both sides of lashes for amazing volume. Start with top side and apply several coats working downward from root to tip. Repeat on underside of lashes, moving upward from root to tip.

Lasts 15 hours. Exclusive Smudge-Shield™ Volume technology resists heat and humidity. Won’t smudge or flake.

Removes with warm water or Estée Lauder eye makeup remover.

Freezeframe Instant Lash Original

The number 1 universal symbol of beauty
– now yours in an instant

Now you can apply lash extensions yourself at home with freezeframe INSTANT LASH.
freezeframe INSTANT LASH are lash extensions you can simply brush on in just seconds, without having to sit in a salon for hours to have them painstakingly glued on.

The longest, thickest, curviest lashes imaginable in an instant
INSTANT LASH Brush on Lash Extensions are not traditional false lashes.

It’s not a mascara, it’s not a primer, and it’s not a clumpy, powdery white mess.

Voor meer informatie: www.instantlash.com.au/original

Price: $39,-

Freezeframe Instant Lash Xtreme

You can watch a movie hier

The best lash lengthening ever. Works in 3 ways to lengthen, thicken and seal for a smudge proof, water resistant 24 hour lash extension.
As you’ve probably seen on television shows around the nation, INSTANT LASH, the award winning world first brush on lash extensions has announced the next generation of brush on lash extensions INSTANT LASH XTREME.
The world famous INSTANT LASH has sold hundreds of thousands of units to delighted women around the world. Customers have raved about how long their lashes look. Many say they stopped getting salon extensions because now they can get the look, without the hassle or the cost.
It’s hard to imagine anything could give you more dramatic lashes than original Instant Lash. But the launch of INSTANT LASH XTREME takes lashes to even greater lengths.

Price: $59,-

Using advanced technology from Japan, Kevyn has developed a a mascara that is light years ahead. With its invincible stay on quality, the mascara is also the easiest to remove. Both formulas refuse to flake, drip, smudge, or melt, and at the time of removal, wipe clean in pieces with either warm water or eye-makeup remover! Packaged in a slim red lacquer metal casing. This is Kevyn’s first ever makeup product! The Curling Mascara is designed with a conventional brush, and a protein-based formula that separates and defines each lash beautifully. As it dries, the mascara shrink-wraps on the lashes to draw them into a long, dramatic curl. When used with the lash



Kevin Aucoin – The Mascara (volume)

Using advanced technology from Japan, Kevyn has developed a a mascara that is light years ahead. With its invincible stay on quality, the mascara is also the easiest to remove. Both formulas refuse to flake, drip, smudge, or melt, and at the time of removal, wipe clean in pieces with either warm water or eye-makeup remover! Packaged in a slim red lacquer metal casing. This is Kevyn’s first ever makeup product!

The Volume formula, is designed with a thin brush that allows detailed application from deep within the lash base, and applies a liberal coat of mascara to each lash. The formula, infused with volume-building fibers, thickens, separates, and lengthens dramatically without clumps. Lashes for days!


www.beauty.com $25,-

Lise Watier 24h glam mascara
Our mission: to boldly lengthen and volumize lashes while providing extreme, long-lasting wear. Once you try our 24 Hrs Glam Mascara, you’ll agree: mission accomplished. Its elastic polymer formula and FlexiQueen TM brush surround each lash with a 3D waterproof film to create an infinitely glamorous look that lasts all day, and all night for an astonishing 24 smudge-free, waterproof, sweatproof, humidity proof and, sob, tear proof hours. Need yet more proof? Okay. It’s opthalmologically tested.

Kijk op lisewatier.com voor meer informatie.

Prijs: $23,-

L’Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tube Technology Lash Extension Effect Mascara, Blackest Black

Double Extend® Beauty Tubes™ Mascara is a revolutionary lash extension effect mascara that provides up to 80% longer-looking, nourished lashes. -Step 1: Ultra-nourishing base coat infused with Ceramide R and D-Panthenol protects and strengthens lashes, creating the perfect base for tube application. -Step 2: Ultra-lengthening tube top coat sets to form lash-extending beauty tubes that visibly lengthen lashes to amazing new heights. Beauty tubes will not run, clump, flake or smudge and will stay on all-day. -Step 3: Beauty tubes remove easily with just warm water – no makeup remover or rubbing required. Ophthalmologist and allergy tested. Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

$28.45, pharmacies and department stores.


MAC Opulash

Superlative style & state-of-the-art science merge. A new formula in a more saturated intense black with extra-volumization, expansion & curl delivered…

Retails for $16,-

MAC Extended Play Lash (nieuw)

A lightweight curling, lifting Mascara in a glossy shade of Endless Black. Applies with a slim-line brush designed to give each lash effortless, upward bending definition and extreme volume. Easy wash-off formula. Lasts 16 smudge-free hours.

I’ve seen many reviews saying that this mascara gives you a more natural look.

Retails for $16,-

Merk uit Australie:
Mirenesse Vibralash 24 Hr Mascara
(één van de pioniers op het gebied van tubing technologie)
“The Buzz”

A new automatic revolution! The world’s first 3 speed touch control vibrating mascara is built for ultimate ease and superior lash length you can control with your fingertips!
Maximum Volume. Extended Length. Perfect Curl. Separation

Key Ingredients:
• Collagen Spheres
• Panthenol
• Organic Waxes

Eye Safety Tested.

Free from: Alcohol, Parabens, Sulphates, Petraolatum, Synthetic Fragrance. Pthalates. Synthetic Dyes. Mineral Oil. Petrolatum. GMO’s. Propylene Glycol.

You may also find Mirenesse’s other no-vibrating 24 Hr mascaras cheaper options (unless their formula is just as thick, in which case the vibration is necessary to disperse it).
Mirenesse Vibralash 24 Hr Mascara retails for $49.95 and is available in selected salons/pharmacies Australia-wide, and on www.mirenesse.com.
Secret Weapon 24Hr Mascara’s 10g – Winner Best Mascara 2012

Verkrijgbaar in maar liefst 11 varianten. Lengte, krul, volume etc. Kijk op: www.miriness.com

“A Girl’s Best Friend”

The Holy Grail of Mascara formulas! No More Panda Eyes!
A true revolutionary breakthrough, the Secret Weapon 24HR Mascara targets each individual lash by forming unique tubes of colour to amazingly lengthen, thicken and curl your lashes! The exclusive microwrap polymer formulation allows you to build the most breathtaking, beautiful lashes you long for.

Key Ingredients:
• Panthenol
• Organic Waxes
• Water Based

Eye Safety Tested.

Free from: SLS.Alcohol. Parabens. Sulphates. Petraolatum. Synthetic Fragrance. Pthalates. Synthetic Dyes. Mineral Oil. Petrolatum. GMO’s. Mercury. Propylene Glycol.

Cougar Mascara Comb on 24Hr Liquid Lashes 10g – winner best mascara 2011

A lash-perfecting comb on mineral mascara that provides an intense winged lash with a “cats eye” effect to the eyes. Lashes are coated with a rich high gloss pigment to instantly become fuller, longer and plumper. The effect lasts from day to night, smudge free and water resistant. Infused with lash conditioners to keep lashes luscious.

Key Ingredients:
• Long Lasting 3D Minerals
• Formulated For Sensitive Skin
• Fragrance-free
• Non Toxic
• Free From Parabens / Talc

Japanse merken:
Shiseido Perfect Mascara Defining Volume Mascara

This mascara thickly coats each individual lash without clumping for full, intense lashes. All day smudge-proof formula. Dermatalogist and ophthalmologist tested.

Sensai (voorheen Kanebo) 38mascara

This gentle, revolutionary formulation resists tears and humidity but washes off easily with water at 38℃ or higher.

This mascara comes in three varieties. Normal, lengthening + separating and volume.

They also have an eye lash base: Conditions and coats lashes prior to mascara application to enhance colour, length and volume.

Too faced Lash Injection:

It’s back and better than ever! Our cutting-edge, three-dimensional polymers wrap around each lash to create tubes that build, stretch and curl for more extreme VOLUME, LENGTH and DRAMA!

More to Love:

  • Better Engineered 3D Tubes: New and improved elastic polymers surround each lash to fatten and stretch beyond the natural lash for extreme volume and intense drama.
  • Better Wand: Re-designed bristles deposit formula evenly, making each tube thicker from base to tip you can easily go from flirty to dramatic. In one coat, have rich, full lashes, and with 2-3 coats, get extreme volume and intense drama.
  • Weatherproof: Our long-wearing, weatherproof formula ensures lashes never smudge or flake.
  • Easy Removal: Tubes easily release from lashes with just warm water and gentle soap or eye makeup remover.
  • Good For Lashes: Generous dose of moisturizing Vitamin E for longer, healthier lashes. Free of parabens, chemicals and phthalates.


(Too Faced Cosmetics claims to be the founder of this invention)

A sum up:

  • Becca The Ultimate Mascara
  • Blinc Mascara (Original)
  • Blinc Mascara Emplified
  • Bobbi Brown Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara
  • Catrice Better Than Waterproof
  • Clinique High impact curling mascara
  • Clinique Lash Power
  • Djv-beautenizer Fiberwig mascara
  • Djv-beautenizer Fiberwig Volume Mascara
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero SmudgeLengthening Mascara
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero Smudge Curling Mascara
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero smudge Volume + Lift Mascara.
  • Freezeframe Instant Lash Original
  • Freezeframe Instant Lash Xtreme
  • High Impact Extreme Waterproof Mascara
  • Lise Watier 24h glam mascara
  • L’Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tube Technology Lash Extension Effect Mascara, Blackest Black
  • MAC Extended Play Lash (nieuw)
  • MAC Opulash Mascara
  • Mirenesse Cougar Mascara Comb on 24Hr Liquid Lashes 10g – winner best mascara 2011
  • Mirenesse Secret Weapon 24Hr Mascara’s 10g – Winner Best Mascara 2012
  • Mirenesse Vibralash 24 Hr Mascara
  • Sensai (voorheen Kanebo) 38 mascara
  • Shiseido Perfect Mascara Defining Volume Mascara
  • Too faced Lash Injection


If you’re interested in one of these mascara’s then do some research on Google and look at the reviews. Also don’t forget to check youtube!

Of course I haven’t tried all of them but out of three i did try (Catrice, Estée Lauder and Clinique Lash Power) Estée Lauder Double Wear Lengthening mascara is defenitely my favorite. Please let me know which one you like the best!

Is there a mascara missing on this list? Let me know and I will add it!

Good luck with finding your perfect mascara!

-xX- Laura