My lovely friend, Emily, recently mailed me a box of goodies and samples that she didn’t want, and in it, I found this gorgeous Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara ($26). After one use, I was hooked, and it has been one I continuously reach for lately. The packaging is just gorgeous and classic in gold with navy accents. I have to admit, I feel a bit fancier when I grab this one out of my makeup bag.
Estée Lauder bills this one as one that seems to “multiply, magnify, and grow [lashes] to extremes.” I tend to agree. This one provides amazing volume while also lengthening. It is fortified with a vitamin-complex lash conditioning formula and three high-volume fibers within the light mousse formula. Estée Lauder’s website explains these three fibers as follows: (1) unique interlocking fibers to build volume and length; (2) hollow fibers create massive volume without weight; and (3) ball fibers fill in and fill out even the sparsest lashes.
It is definitely a high volume mascara that is not heavy on the lashes. I love that about it because I tend to find that some of the high volume mascaras contain a very dense gel-like formula that serves to weigh down any curl in your lashes. This formula is a little bit wet and takes a second to dry, but I actually prefer wetter formulas in mascara. I have experienced some flaking on my bottom lashes, but almost every mascara flakes on my bottom lashes, so that’s not killing it for me. (I still haven’t figured out why.) If you also have this problem with most mascaras, a top coat of clear mascara or the Anastasia Lash Genuis over your applied mascara will prevent that from happening.
The wand is an oversized natural fiber tapered comb that’s really easy to use. It is not curved. It’s very similar to the original L’Oreal Voluminous wand if you’ve ever used that one. The fibers aren’t too close together such that you end up with clumpy spider lashes, but they aren’t too far apart to where you feel the need to go in with many coats to get all the lashes. I find it to be a very easy application where generally one coat is sufficient. However, if you’re headed for a night out or simply want more drama, two coats is where it’s at!! Often, when I am wearing this mascara, I don’t wear eyeliner because the mascara creates such an intense lash line that you just don’t need eyeliner! (Score! One less step in the morning!)
All in all, I really love this one. If you like big voluminous lashes, I highly recommend this one. I will definitely repurchase this one when it runs out! Here’s a few different looks where I used this mascara!
Stay Glittery, Beauties,