Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Review: Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof Mascara

I love a bit of mascara, me.  So long as it's volumising, lengthening, non-clumping, non-smudging, wears well, creates world peace, and doesn't cost an absolute bomb, I'll try pretty much any brand - and I can count on one hand those which I've bought more than once.  This Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof mascara was a PR sample that sat in my makeup bag for quite some time gathering dust, until the recent heatwave kicked in and I became obsessed with makeup that doesn't budge, even when you're unglamourously sweaty.

With its traditional fibre brush, Sumptuous Waterproof isn't going to give you that absolutely clean, perfectly defined look that you get from mascara with a plastic bristle brush.  And indeed, you do need to be a bit careful in the application to ensure that clumps are kept to a minimum.  Putting a bit of effort in is well worth it, though - apply carefully and you'll end up with luscious, dramatic lashes which are sooty black.

I'm very pleased with the effects - I love lashes that are thick and voluminous and really, really black.  Having hooded, oily eyelids, I've found that even waterproof mascara can smudge and transfer onto my lid - and I was very happy to discover that Sumptuous Waterproof doesn't smudge or transfer at all.  In fact, this is probably one of the best waterproof mascaras I've ever tried - it blends excellent waterproof wear with a reliable formula, unlike the last high end waterproof mascara I tried.  If I end up with any wedding invitations for the next few months, I'll be sure to wear this.

If you'd like to try Sumptuous Waterproof mascara for yourself, you'll find it at Estee Lauder counters at Boots and major department stores, and via their website, where it will cost you £19.  What do you think?  What's the best waterproof mascara you've ever tried?  Let us know in the comments!

Disclosure: PR sample

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