[Review] Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara

Hi lovelies! At the beginning of the year, I picked up an Estee Lauder eye set from South Africa which included the Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Mascara. I’ve been using this mascara for a few months now but never got down to posting a review because I could not for the life of me get a decent close up before/after picture showing how the mascara worked for me.

Anyway 🙂 It recently came to my attention (thanks Beauty Heaven!) that the September 2015 20th anniversary issue of Marie Claire magazine includes a Full-sized Sumptuous Extreme Mascara in Extreme Black, RRP$52. Read on to find out my thoughts on this mascara!

Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara

Sumptuous Extreme
Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara

Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara

Description from the EL website:
LASHES SEEM TO MULTIPLY, MAGNIFY, GROW TO EXTREMES.

Product description from the Estee Lauder website:

Lashes seem to multiply, magnify, grow to extremes.

Sumptuous Extreme creates outrageous volume, lift and curves for an audacious, false-lash effect. Eyes look brighter, wider, more seductive.

Extreme Bold Volume™ formula is a blend of three high-volume fibers in a mousse-light base. The formula acts almost like lash extensions, multiplying and growing the look of lashes. Fortified with conditioning Lash-Advancing Vitamin Complex.

The BrushComber Extreme™ has two types of bristles: flexible fibers to carry maximum formula; solid fibers to comb and separate for clump-free definition.

Packaging & price

Gold luxe packaging? Yes please! The packaging of this mascara screams luxury and class, it’s so beautiful and really stands out in my collection with it’s shiny finish and gorgeous metal. This is my first high end mascara purchased, my favorite mascara’s are usually the Maybelline and Covergirl ones which I pick up at 50% off for around $10. I bought this mascara without reading any reviews on first, because I love the EL double wear foundation and wanted to try more of their products.

Performance

I found the wand of this mascara to be HUGE, it took some time to get used to and even after using it for a few months, I still end up with mascara going on my eye lid sometimes. That being said, the massive wand is what gives the amazing results. This mascara gives me very black, long and voluminous lashes. The mascara can make my lashes stick together if applied incorrectly, I found that the best way to apply it is slowly and building layer by layer. The product applies wet and then dries after a few minutes. It lasts all day on me without smudging and also holds the curl and volume throughout the day. It’s also not a pain to remove like other mascara’s I’ve used in the past, which is a huge plus for me.

So how does a $52 mascara compare to a $10 one? It’s been wonderful using this mascara, and definitely feels like I’m using a higher end and more expensive product. In terms of performance, yes it’s better than other mascara’s I’ve used in the past but only by a tiny bit. It was an amazing experience using a higher end mascara but at the end of the day, my Maybelline mascara performs almost as good. While I loved using this mascara, I don’t think I’ll ever pay $52 for it. I’d rather spend that amount of money on the EL Double Wear foundation which is my holy grail 🙂

Brush details from the EL website: OVERSIZED BRUSHCOMBER EXTREME™ THICKENS LIKE A BRUSH. DEFINES AND SEPARATES LIKE A COMB.

Brush details from the EL website: OVERSIZED BRUSHCOMBER EXTREME™ THICKENS LIKE A BRUSH. DEFINES AND SEPARATES LIKE A COMB.

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Final thoughts

Overall verdict? Buy the magazine for the mascara! It’s not everyday that you get to buy a higher end mascara for $10 (that’s how I look at it) and after that, you can decide if you want to repurchase! I was super excited when I saw this offer on Beauty Heaven and even more ecstatic my friend surprised me by buying the magazine for me the next day.

Will you be trying this mascara? What’s the best mascara that you’ve used? x

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18 comments

  1. Great review, thanks. I’ve got a couple of favourites but I like Benefit They’re Real which works well for me.

  2. EL Sumptuous Extreme is one of my favourite high end mascaras, although I would never pay $52 for it. It’s nice to have it back in my life thanks to Marie Claire, but after this tube I will come back to my trusted Cover Girl Clump Crusher or Benefit Roller Lash if I feel the need to splurge…

    1. $52 is madness, but I know there are people out there that would pay that much. Thanks for those two suggestions, I have tried the Covergirl Lashblast and it was pretty good but would love to try the Clump Crusher next x

  3. Hi hon, so delighted to read your review, and to know that I’m not missing out on too much ha ha. Wow $52 for a mascara? For that price I’d need it to transform my little lashes into sweeping butterfly wings! So glad you got to try it for free (well sort of free). My HG mascara is Maybelline The Falsies waterproof – never lets me down ♥

    1. Haha those were my exact thoughts, I expected something like those false lash effects you see in all the mascara ads. $52 for a product that only lasts a few months is a bit steep. I agree with you on the Falsies, it’s my holy grail 🙂

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