Monday, February 7, 2011

Review: Estee Lauder Sumptuous Mascara!

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Mascara

  • Unprecedented Bold Volume™ formula has ultra light, lash-thickening fibers.
  • Lifts and plumps even sparse lashes into big, lush lashes that are all lightness and flirtatious curl.
  • Exclusive BrushComber™ thickens like a brush. Defines like a comb.
  • Wraps your entire lash in air-light volume. Lashes soar with 360° lift and curl.
  • Daringly full, sensuously curved, all-out seductive lashes.
  • Now take your lashes all the way to big, bold, beautiful.

EL's Sumptuous Mascara has everyone raving. Among all of Estee Lauder's mascaras, Sumptuous is the highest rated on makeupalley. Currently it has a 4/5 rating with a 73% re-purchase rate, which is very good for a mascara. The mascara claims to lift, curl and thicken (doesn't mention lengthen).

I received a tester size of this mascara a couple of months back from an EL counter purchase and haven't tried it until the past few days.
One (1) coat of EL Sumptuous Mascara.
My Thoughts: What is Sumptuous anyway?? Pronounced Suhmp.choo.uhs. It's an adjective that means "Lavish; Luxurious" or "Expensive". First off, let's talk about the formula. It isn't too thick and it isn't too thin. It's the perfect in-between. The formula seemed very wet (most likely because it's new) and coated my top and bottom lashes without having to go for a second dip in the tube. It didn't take long to dry and didn't transfer all over my lids or under eyes. I was able to go back shortly to add another coat. It seems to build volume well - without looking clumpy (Like L'Oreal Voluminous or YSL Faux Cils might). One thing I noticed right away was the richness of the black. It is definitely the blackest black and has a glossy finish - love that!! Although this mascara doesn't necessarily lengthen and the main focus is on the volumizing.. I do feel that my lashes look the slightest longer. Nothing dramatic though. If you prefer a more natural look... you can still use this mascara, but you only need a few swipes. The claims are true that my lashes do feel very lightweight while wearing this mascara. I really like the brush. It is larger at the base and then gets smaller toward the end so you can get extra close to your lashes and get into the small corners of your eyes. The only downside to this mascara was that after a couple hours of wear, I would get black transfer under my eyes. *sigh* This is the main reason I never purchase new mascaras.. because the only one that has never transferred is Covergirl Lash Blast. If you don't have a problem with your mascara transferring, this is a great mascara to check out! Otherwise, if you're like me... you may want to stick with mascaras that claim to be smudgeproof.

 This was last night wearing two coats. My hair and makeup looked terrible at this point because I took the photo after shoveling the snow outside for over an hour.


  1. Same brush as MAC Zoomlash! Not a fan of Zoomlash. LOVE your hair and the waves on the last picture, are you kidding me ?:)

  2. I've really been loving your makeup, lately. Very pretty!

  3. your hair and makeup in the last photo look lovely even after shoveling the snow! Also, have you tried the lash blast length mascara? It doesn't transfer and it gives amazing length!!

  4. girl ,, u look great ,, snow shoveling or no snow shoveling lol
    thx for the review ,, ur lashes look amazing =)

  5. Your terrible hair and makeup is me on a good day...LOL I love your brows! Is that the ELF Brow Kit you've been using? I'm loving the Love & Beauty one! The wax especially...makes my brows look really natural

  6. You look terrible? I'm gonna slap you.

  7. Can you give us FOTD on this one? Its gorgeous on you

  8. EllysMakeupbag - Yes.. exactly! I have a small tube of Zoomlash and used it a few times. It smudged on me like the rest of them. It seemed alright.. but I wouldn't purchase it. Haha, and thank you!!!! My hair was curled really nice and once I went outside.. all of my hair fell and looked like I just out of the shower.. LOL

    Lerina Melissa - Aw, thanks beautiful!

    elleovely - Aww.. thank you!!! I have tried it and it definitely did give a little added length.. but it wasn't dramatic enough for me :( I'd have to go over with with Lash Blast Volume. Thanks for the recommendation!

    Princess Feef - Aw thank you!!!!! <3

    Cheryl - LOL You're crazy with your sexy Pantene Pro V Commercial hair! haha! Thank you! Yes, it is the ELF Brow Kit. Yeah the wax does really help. I've tried the powder alone and it's nothing special.. the wax really makes it work good.

    Emily Anne - It was probably a flattering picture then LOL!! Thank you thank you ;)

    JJ - Absolutely.. I'll use it in my next FOTD. Thank you!

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  10. I love how the comb allows 360 coverage, looks smooth and clump free! looks lovely :)