Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara
Shade: Extreme Black
The brush itself is quite large considering that this was a sample size but I think this was Estée Lauder’s way of having customers get the full experience of the product even in a sample size. The brush narrows and tapers into a tip that is easy to maneuver along the entire lash line, top and bottom; what I noticed was that the mascara added a slightly feathery effect to my sparse lashes; the richness of the black made the overall effect more dramatic.
I was able to do several swipes through my lashes without getting any clumping and so I feel that this is a mascara that you could layer without getting spidery, clumpy lashes. In addition, I noticed that the drying time with this mascara is average, and I didn’t get any of the mascara onto my face when I blinked after putting it on; my lashes felt incredibly lightweight, flexible and bendable. I was able to push and gently rub against my lashes without feeling a crunchy, tight feeling along my lashline; in addition, I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t experience any flaking even at the end of a long workday.
However, much like the Sumptuous Lash Mascara, I feel that this mascara didn’t do much in the curling department as even though I’d already swiped on a lash base and curled my lashes before putting on the mascara, the mascara managed to straighten the lashes out a little and thus I ended up with less curve than what I would prefer with my lashes. I feel that this might not be an issues for those who are blessed with naturally full, fluttery lashes; mine are definitely south of that definition LOL
All in all, I’ve decided that while this is a very good mascara, it didn’t do much for my kind of lashes; ladies who have the nice, full fluttery lashes, you would appreciate this mascara much more because the effects would be that much more prominent 🙂