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Would I 'Repurchase'? Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara

Mascara lovers, it's been a hot minute.

For some very odd reason I can no longer get good pictures of my lashes with the mascara on. I dunno. It just ain't coming out right. So that leaves me with my words. Now I know a visual is always far more enticing but realistically, unless your lashes are just like mine naturally (kindda long and kindda plentiful with not much curl) and you like the same finish as I do, these reviews are just a point of reference. All that to say, mascara is a very subjective beauty product. My only hope is that I can give you some useful information to assist in your purchasing decisions.

Now, on with our story *Grover voice*

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara -

At first glance the wand is similar to the YSL Shocking that I love; same type and length of bristles and a similar tapered wand. The mascara formula is medium (not too wet or dry) and '01 Black' is fairly pigmented. I love the flat tip of the wand because that allows me to turn it vertically and groom my outermost lashes for a more fluttery winged effect. 

While this mascara is not the most pigmented that I've come across, it still created that dramatic look I like. My lashes were clearly defined and looked pigmented at the base. I need that 'cause you know I haven't mastered eye liner yet. I experienced no clumping with this formula until I had been using it for a while, that's usually my cue to toss it. 

I received this .1 oz travel size as a gift with purchase from Senses in Limegrove. The local price of this product is $68.99BDS. It retails for $24USD on the Estee Lauder site. Alas, this is where she and I gotta break up. I think it's a good mascara if you're feeling to splurge but I'm pretty sure you can get the same effect with one from Maybelline.

Sorry babe, I gotta pass.

So, can you live without the "on eye" pics? 'Cause I got a lot of mascaras to go through.

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara swatch -
So not impressed with my inability to get a good lash picture

For those of you more into eyelash extensions, check out Lisa Hunte at Finally Hair Beauty SalonLisa got her hands on me early last year and hooked me up with a full set.

XtremeLash Extensions -

Since you can't use mascara on these extensions it isn't a process I'd revisit any time soon. Boy do I miss that dramatic look though!

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