I went, I saw and I didn't walk away with anything from the collection. *Sad face* The powder gelee compact was so gorgeous, but for me, the color was so rich it was more of a copper eye shadow than a bronze dusting for my face. The shadows in the collection are to die for. I couldn't pick one! I wish those came in a palette form!
However, I walked away with the Sumptuous Extreme Lash Mascara in Indigo ($23.50). Let's take a look at it!
From Estee Lauder's site:
Lashes seem to multiply, magnify, grow to extremes.
Three different high-volume fibers create audacious, false-lash effects.
Extreme Bold Volume™ formula is a blend of three high-volume fibers in a mousse-light base.
Acts like lash extensions multiplying and growing the look of lashes. Fortified with conditioning Lash-Advancing Vitamin Complex. Ophthalmologist tested. Fragrance free.
Oversized BrushComber Extreme™ with two types of bristles-flexible fibers carry maximum formula; solid fibers comb and separate for clump-free definition.
THE COLOR IMPACT
Prismatic pearls intensify pigment and luster. Eyes look brighter, wider, more seductive.
Outrageous volume, lift and curves for an audacious, false-lash effect.
- Gorgeous conservative blue color
- Nice sized brush. Not too big or small, but does fall on the larger end of brushes
- The formula is not heavy on the eyes
- Standard- no smudging, flaking, no serious clumping issues...
- As a lengthening and volumizing mascara, none of the claims are met.
After lashes with flash
Mascara (with makeup look) on top of Maybelline Falsies mascara
I'm mostly impressed with the color. I own Dior Show mascara in Azure. That is electric cobalt mascara. Super gorg, but not for the faint at heart nor anyone wanting to add a little spice to their makeup at work. With EL's indigo, I felt very comfortable at work with this on. The appearance of the color of this mascara ranges as a tint to the lashes to a soft colored mascara. At a few feets length, the color can be seen, but not super noticeable. A few more feet and it appeared that I had on blue liner. In the sun, I had blue lashes, but nothing clownish.
While I'm impressed with the color, I still wanted the mascara to deliver in at least the volumizing department. Without the mascara meeting the claims, I was very disappointed. I have been using the indigo over my regular black, but i think that takes away from the color. I will use primer before using this mascara. I may not repurchase this. I'm hoping to be blown away by the combination of primer and the color of this mascara.