Thursday, 3 February 2011

A Massive Volumising Mascara Rave!

My favourite mascaras are YSL Faux Cils and Singulier, L'Oreal Voluminous and Rouge Bunny Rouge Amplitude.  However, these four mascaras have their drawbacks:

YSL Faux Cils and Singulier - they dry out very quickly
L'Oreal Voluminous - it can smudge easily at corners of eyes and when worn on lower lashes
Rouge Bunny Rouge - most expensive mascara out of the four and not easily accessible.

I have tried a few Estee Lauder mascaras before and although they have always been good, they never stood out from my four favourite mascaras.  That is, until I tried the new Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume mascara!

Here's the Estee Lauder blurb from the website: "Lashes seem to multiply, magnify, grow to extremes. Three different high-volume fibers create audacious, false-lash effects.  Extreme Bold Volume™ formula is a blend of three high-volume fibers in a mousse-light base.  Acts like lash extensions multiplying and growing the look of lashes. Fortified with conditioning Lash-Advancing Vitamin Complex.  Oversized BrushComber Extreme™ with two types of bristles—flexible fibers carry maximum formula; solid fibers comb and separate for clump-free definition".


Now I had tried the original Estee Lauder Sumptuous mascara and although it is good, it didn't blow my mind.  When I first saw the Sumptuous Extreme oversized brush I did worry whether it would be tricky to use but because it's a cone shape, it's actually really easy to use.  The thin end grabs all the little lashes at the inner corners and the larger end pulls the outer lashes out to maximise volume and length.  This wand is great if you like to gently drag your lashes out to the sides for an exaggerated winged look.  I only used two light coats in the pics below and I was SO impressed by the lashes almost touch my eyebrows when my eyes are fully open!

This mascara gives the same effect of YSL Faux Cils but it won't dry out as fast.  Estee Lauder mascaras are great for their longevity, together with L'Oreal Voluminous.  There was absolutely no flaking, smudging or irritation to my eyes when I was wearing this mascara and I love that it's so buildable.  You can layer it to the max without getting the spidery, clumpy look.  The mascara is £22.00 for a 8ml tube but I feel like it's better value because it will last so much longer than the YSL ones and it's more reliable than L'Oreal Voluminous.  I don't like mascaras that are difficult to remove but this one melts off with just soap and water...perfect!

This is definitely my new favourite mascara and it's perfect if you like thick, glossy black lashes.  I was asked today if I was wearing false lashes and that's always a sure fire sign of a truly great mascara!

And today, this pic of the beautiful Black Swan actress, Mila Kunis, is making me wish I could get away with a super dramatic smokey eye...

SO pretty!


  1. Now I'm getting very curious to try this one! My personal favorite is the YSL Faux Cils, but the Estée Lauder one looks very good on you as well! Must give it a go... :)

  2. I'm pretty much the same as you with mascara, constantly searching for that perfect one...I also love Singulier and Faux Cils (although the new 'blacker than black' faux cils smudges like a mother). I also really like the exceptionel de Chanel (Have you tried this??)

    Like you I always hesitate to repurchase as I know I'm only going to have to buy again in 6 weeks.

    I'm currently on the lookout for a new mascara so will definitely go for tis one...thanks! :-)

  3. I have always wanted to try an EL mascara, but this wand is surprisingly the same as MAC Zoomlash, which doesn't really work for me sadly. My favoutite is the YSL faux cils!

  4. Your eyelashes looks so long and pretty! I definitley need to try this mascara :) xxx

  5. you're stunning! Estee Lauder do great mascara!

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  6. I challenge you to do a super smudgey smokey eye a la Mila! I bet you could rock it. Pixiwoo and Lisa Eldridge both have good smokey eye and "Cheryl Cole" looks on youtube for inspiration :)

  7. i bought this in my lunch break yesterday because of your post and today i'm enjoying some very fluttery lashes! I can confirm it's really lengthening and 'fluffy' if that makes sense! Love it xx

  8. Great review! I love reading your blog! I'm going to try the estee lauder one!

  9. YSL Faux Cils just doesn't seem to work on me, it's strange! I'm very disappointed )=

  10. Which eyeshadow and eyeliner are you wearing, it looks great on you!

  11. That looks awesome-definitely going to try it!


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