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Estee Lauder

Sumptuous Two Tone Eye Opening Mascara

for $ 30.00
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The premise behind the “ two tone” portion of this dual-ended mascara’s name is that it offers two colors and two brushes in one component. In each case, Lauder recommends using the classic black mascara on the top lashes. For the bottom lashes, you are supposed to use the colored mascara (brown, dark blue, or deep plum) that comes with a brush that is shorter in length and has short bristles.

The result is supposed to be an “eye-brightening” effect, and while we didn’t notice any of that going on, the idea to use a softer color than black on the lower lashes isn’t a bad idea. (In fact, that’s exactly what we recommend for eyeliner on the upper and lower lash line.) The top lash, black mascara adds volume and length, whereas the bottom lash mascara offers softly defined, smudge-proof lashes. The problem is that this mascara is flaky no matter which way you use it. Had that not been the case, it would’ve received a higher rating.

Pros:
  • Dual-ended mascara comes with two colors and two brushes designed for separate use on the upper and lower lashes.
  • Smaller brush works well for bottom lashes and offers softly defined lashes.
  • Upper lash mascara delivers bold black lashes with thickness and length.
Cons:
  • Flakes throughout the day.
  • Expensive.

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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