Sumptuous Knockout Defining Lift and Fan Mascara
Estee Lauder has a mostly good track record when it comes to mascaras, and it continues that trend with its Sumptuous Knockout Defining Lift and Fan Mascara, which lives up to every one of its claims!
At first glance, this doesn't appear much different than Lauder's other mascaras in their Sumptuous mascara line. The brush is a standard spoolie-style, though the plastic bristles do "grip" lashes from the root a bit more than traditional brushes. The good news is that it doesn't tug at lashes; it only ensures that each one of them is coated root to tip in mascara.
True to claims, this formula provides a lifting effect to fringe in addition to separating lashes and fanning them out for a more "awake" look. This doesn't pack on the drama when it comes to adding volume, but then again Lauder doesn't claim this is a volumizing formula.
When it comes to performance throughout the day, this Sumptuous mascara stands the test of time, without flaking or smudging, yet it comes off easily with a cleanser or makeup remover.
While certainly not the least expensive option (you can find great mascaras at the drugstore for less than $10), if you're a Lauder fan you'll be happy to know this is one of the brand's better mascaras!
- Brush coats lashes from root to tip.
- Adds a lift and separation to lashes for a fanned out effect.
- Wears well without flaking or smudging.
- Easy to remove.
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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