I picked up this mascara a few months ago when I was lucky enough to spend my Shoppers Optimum points on a huge slew of makeup. Although I had my sights set on the Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara, the sales assistant convinced me to buy this mascara, seeming extemely excited about the new release. I really don't even know where to begin with reviewing such a horrible mascara, so I'll break it down into pros and cons:
- Makes my lashes feel soft, not hard and crunchy.
- It comes in a pretty tube.
- The "revolutionary" brush is a small plastic brush with plastic bristles, one side has longer bristles than the rest. The longer comb side makes it difficult to apply and excess product seems to build up on it.
- It's extremely hard for me to apply this without my lashes clumping together. Adding any more than one coat will result in super clumpy lashes. Formula does not apply well to lashes in one coat and looks even worse when layered.
- It doesn't volumize lashes at all.
- It doesn't particularly lengthen lashes.
- It doesn't hold curl.
- My lashes progressively stick to each other as the day wears on.
- The formula dried up in about 3 weeks.
All in all I would call this a sorry excuse for mascara. I have to say that after this disappointing high end mascara came into my life, I've turned to the drugstore once again and re-kindled my love for some old favorites. It's quite possible that I got the lemon of the group and perhaps there was something wrong with the specific Sumptuous Infinite tube I purchased. Either way, I'm not willing to potentially waste more money and find out. I haven't really read any other reviews about this particular mascara, and I'm wondering if I'm the only one that feels this way. I still would like to try the ever-popular EL Sumptuous Extreme, but for now I feel that high end mascaras have been tarnished (dramatic, I know).
Have you tried Estee Lauder Sumptuous Infinite Daring Length + Volume Mascara? Have you tried any other Estee Lauder mascaras? Are there other high end mascaras I should be setting my sights on? Please let me know in the comments below.
|The disappointing result. (Note: clumped, sagging lashes)|
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