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Monday, March 12, 2012

Estee Lauder Lash Primer Plus Review

Posted by Rica at 7:56 PM 0 comments

I've been using this mascara primer for a month now and so I decided to make a review of it. 

What this primer mascara claims (from the Estee Lauder website) :

*Doubles lash volume.
*Curles and sets lashes.
* Boosts the special effects of mascara and extends its wear.
*Acts like a magnet to attract and hold mascara, so less is needed.
*Stays in place, providing the perfect beginning for magnificent lashes. Conditions to help prevent breakage.


As a primer mascara, this product did not really get my heart. I was quite disappointed because even though it doesn't or minor clumps are experienced while on the process of putting on your mascara of the day, it's a bit hard to put on and customize its shape. It's very hard to make your lashes follow to any direction you like. 

On the other side, I've been using this mascara every night and yes! It conditions my lashes. In fact, it made my lashes longer than before and I am loving every bit of my lashes' look right now!


The brush is a medium size brush, nothing really big to love nor to hate. The only thing that bothers me with this brush is that whenever it touches my skin or my eye area, it hurts a lot. Its brushes are not soft, but rather spiky. 

Packaging and Price:

Packaging is nothing special, just the normal patent that Estee Lauder has with the mascaras. Dark Blue packaging with gold rings. 

Despite all of these, it's still worth trying for just spending HKD 150.

Will I Buy This Again?

No. My heart belongs to my Giorgio Armani Soft Lash Primer and the Lancome XL Cils Booster Primer. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof in Black Review

Posted by Rica at 11:44 PM 0 comments
What this mascara claims from the Estee Lauder website:

"At last a waterproof mascara that gives you gorgeous lashes just the way you love them. Full, curled, sexy. And virtually indestructible. Now lashes look beautiful in all wet conditions, from steamy humidity to a splash in the pool.
Why save it for a rainy day?"

Get maximum waterproofing against all wet conditions:
  • Water
  • Chlorinated water
  • Saltwater
  • Tears
  • Perspiration
  • Humidity
  • Rain
  • Snow
  • Bold Volume™ Waterproof formula provides all the benefits of original Sumptuous-weightless volume, lift and curl-plus advanced total waterproofing.
  • Ultra light, lash-thickening fibers plump even the most sparse lashes.
  • Lashes are soft and flexible, never brittle or spiky.
  • Exclusive BrushComber™ thickens like a brush. Defines and separates like a comb.

Formula: The formula for the waterproof is very different from the original one. The original is quite wet, but this is dry. It flakes once it dried and set, and it scattered around my eyes for my one whole day of usage. Too bad for me.

Brush: The brush is a medium size (just enough) brush unlike the Sumptuous Extreme which is extremely huge. LOL. I find this brush actually quite easy to use, I can reach through it at the very tip and ends of my lashes.

Packaging: The packaging is very normal, quite disappointing with a High-End brand like Estee Lauder. It is a shiny blue (gold for the non-waterproof), plain, no design at all.

My opinion:
Okay, I must say, this is your average volumizing mascara. But not great though. I am currently using Estee Lauder's Sumptuous Waterproof and I must say, I love the original (non-waterproof) version more than the waterproof. Why? Well, one thing that makes me say, "Oh! I don't like this!" is that it flakes like hell. Oh yes, even from the very moment you put it, let it dry and set, it flakes! Your liquidy like mascara turns into dry black flakes that scatters around your eye area and for my case, it went inside my eye and I had troubles taking it out. Good thing I was not in the hurry. I am obviously not in love with this mascara and will NEVER re-purchase this again.


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