Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara

My awesome friend, Firshelia, works for Estee Lauder, and I was given a sample of this when I preordered another item.  The last mascara I had from the brand was the Turbolash mascara, which had a vibrating wand.  All the pros say to wiggle the wand when applying, but I have always been far too uncoordinated to do that.  While I don’t remember much about the formula, it was fun to use, and it must have worked well because I used it until it was gone!

This formula promises weightless volume and lift through the use of lash-thickening fibers.  Fiber mascaras always tend to make me nervous, because many of them look clumpy, spidery, and garish.  Not so with this one- there was no clumping at all!  It didn’t curl as well Benefit’s Roller Lash, but it did lift my lashes as promised.

As for now, I have several go-to mascaras, and my choice always depends on the look I am going for.  This was a very nice formula, it wasn’t as volumizing as Too Faced’s Better Than Sex, but that’s not a bad thing.  The Too Faced formula is better suited for a more dramatic, edgy, “in-your-face” kind of look.  A couple coats of this and you can get that false eyelash look, without looking overdone.  If you want a more classy formula that gives you a lot of “oomph” but is less “porn-star,” then this may be the mascara for you!

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting mascara retails for $26.00 for 0.21 oz.