Bold, weightless volume
The Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara comes in a luxurious gold tube with a navy blue rim at the mouth opening. The whole packaging comes housed in a deep navy blue coloured cardboard box with all the product details mentioned. The packaging looks very elegant & gives a luscious feel.
The applicator contains tiny bushy bristles which are well separated unlike the denser messy versions we see in most of the volumising variants. As claimed they do the lash combing perfectly for well-defined lashes without any clumping issues. The applicator is tapered at one end making it convenient to reach for the tinier inner lashes precisely. It coats the entire lashes uniformly with good grip & control following a nice wiggling action.
The formula feels very glossy & smooth without getting dry or flaky during wear. I have water resistant version with me but you get waterproof versions also for the same. It does resist a few splashes of water on your face very well without smudging or getting washed off in a go but is easier to remove with a regular makeup remover. The formula has got a weightless feel & does not stoop down lashes. Though I very much like the formula but was expecting it to give a deeper volume. The product does make hell lot of sense in terms of lengthening & curling of lashes but the volume addition is slightly disappointing for me here. It keeps my lashes well defined & holds the curls till removed. What I like most is the natural lift it provides to lashes even without the use of a lash curler. This is my go to mascara when I am in hurry without worrying about the curler use. It dries pretty quickly & holds the lashes in shape throughout the wear. I have very sparse & straight lashes, and while I like this- a little intense volume would have made it an in & out winner for me. If you are targeting volumizing mascara precisely then might disappoint you but if you want those mesmerizing well defined & curly lashes with a pinch of volume with minimum efforts then look no further than this.
Here I have used 3 coats of mascara. The lashes look lil’ less denser than appearing in pics
- Elegant & Luxurious packaging.
- Neatly separated tapered lashes for easy separation & defining of lashes.
- Smooth creamy weightless formula.
- Keeps lashes soft without any dryness or flakiness.
- Gives an instant lift & crisp definition to lashes. No need of lash curler for every use.
- Holds the curls effectively till removed.
- Can be removed easily.
- Holds a good resistant to water, though not completely water proof.
- Dries pretty fast slimming down the chances of product transfer.
- I expected more volume from the product as per the bold volume claim. For my sparse & ultra straight lashes it turned out an in & out lengthening & curling mascara.
- Availability issue.
The product does make hell lot of sense in terms of lengthening & curling of lashes but the volume addition is slightly disappointing here. If you are targeting volumizing mascara precisely then might disappoint you & if love those mesmerizing well defined & curly lashes with a pinch of volume with minimum efforts then look no further than this.