Estee Lauder

Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara

for $ 27.50
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Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara is Lauder’s version of sister company Clinique’s Lash Power Mascara. Both have similar formulas and claims about long, smudge-proof wear regardless of heat, humidity, or level of activity. Although we liked Clinique’s contribution, Lauder’s is even better. Their version has a different, larger brush whose shape and bristle layout allows for equal measures of length and thickness (Clinique’s Lash Power isn’t much for building thicker lashes). This is easily one of Lauder’s most impressive mascaras, and it wears tenaciously. The bonus, at least compared to other long-wearing/waterproof mascaras, is how easy this is to remove. Warm water and agitation alone will do it, but for best results you should follow with your regular cleanser or makeup remover. Great job, Lauder!

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

Estee Lauder At-A-Glance

The history of Estee Lauder goes back to 1946, when the woman who created the brand (and for whom it is named) began selling creams and lotions made by her chemist uncle. From its humble beginnings, Estee Lauder has grown to become a multibillion-dollar company whose products are sold all over the world and advertised in just about every fashion and women's lifestyle magazine available.

The biggest compliment we can pay to the venerable Estee Lauder line is that their moisturizers and serums can largely be described as state-of-the-art. Though fragrance is often intrusive, but when it comes to formulary excellence culminating in products that give skin what it needs to function optimally, they are tough to beat.

When it comes to makeup, by and large the brand also exceeds expectations. Though there are some under-performing products (you can read more about them in our individual reviews), Lauder has a number of excellent options, most notably its lip colors.

For more information about Estee Lauder, call (877) 311-3883 or visit www.esteelauder.com.

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