You always wait for something supernatural from high end cosmetics, but as my experience shows me, you receive something quite normal when paying a lot of money. The mascara I am reviewing today, I got in a gift set Estee Lauder. I realized that my new beauty bag resident is a recent new brand mascara Sumptuous Knockout.
Be a Knockout.
Now turn ordinary lashes into knockout lashes: lifted, separated and fanned out for maximum lash impact.
Lush, full… the blackest black.
I will pay attention to the tube of the mascara. It’s metallic which is rather unusual to me. They usually pack all mascaras in plastic tubes, but here they really surprised me. Matte black metal, in some places ribbed. Stunningly beautiful.
I was eager to surprise everybody with my lashes. But we'll talk about this later.
What is the most important thing in mascara? Right - the brush.
Let’s have a look at it.
I like plastic brushes, and here it goes rather simple and convenient - and without weird features, like many mascaras from other brands have. Correlation eye/brush - 5 stars.
For those who are interested there is a description from Lady Lauder
Define your eyes to the max with the Sumptuous Knockout Mascara from Estée Lauder. With a rich, conditioning formula for superior volume and a clump-free finish, the black mascara features a specially designed brush that coats, lifts and intensifies lashes from the root to deliver long-wearing impact and definition. Expect luscious lashes and a fuller, longer look in just one stroke.
I suggest to stop sighing and admiring and pass to the most important - I mean what is this product like in reality.
The eyelashes with no mascara
Applied mascara in one layer.Two layers:
Personally for me one layer isn’t enough. I always apply two, as I prefer thicker, longer effect but I don’t like it when my eyelashes stick together.
The product has one peculiarity: if you add the second layer straight after the first, you risk to get your lashes stuck. That’s why I wait a bit to let them dry. But even after that I sometimes get them stuck in some places. Maybe I find fault with it but the promise of getting everybody knockdown is obviously exaggerated.
And here is what comes, if the second layer is applied right after the first one.
I know some people who’ll love that stickiness, but I prefer to have my eyelashes separated.
Finishing on the bad side, I now want to tell about long-lasting effect of thismascara (promises about 12 hours are true). It also:
+doesn’t crumble during the day
+doesn’t leave marks on eyelids
+removes easily with soap/foam/micellar water
+I’ve been using it for 1.5 month and still there’s enough of the product left inside.
I don’t know what to say in conclusion. The mascara is good, doesn’t crumble, doesn’t get dried in the tube. But there’s no wow effect. Why? Probably because I’ve got some better exemplars.
I can recommend this mascara, if you can afford the high end cosmetics.
I, in turn, doubt that one day I’ll buy it again, but if somebody presents me with it, I won't be upset:)