A new mascara pretty much always catches my eye (pun not intended) – it’s the one make-up item I pretty much can’t live without. I’m actually typing this whilst sitting on a flight with zero make-up on other than mascara. As long as I have mascara I can pretty much face the world. Which means I’ll be on the hunt for the newest and the best. I actually started out doing a week of testing mascara with the idea of doing something like I did with the seven days, seven foundations recently. But I decided to actually give each one it’s own post for now as I got around three days in and realised I was finding a few good ones that deserved their own little moment in the spotlight. This is the Estee Lauder Sumptuous Knockout Mascara.
The Estee Lauder Sumptuous range is already pretty spotlight worthy but this is a new one that seems to be fitting in with a few exiting new launches and changes coming from Estee Lauder. I can’t wait to check out the Estee Edit when it launches in the UK in May, combined with the In Extra Dimension range and a few other little tweaks that seems to be happening over at EL HQ… I think they have some pretty exciting things heading our way.
But enough about my beauty junkie tendency to get all excited about new stuff coming soon, back to the Estee Lauder Sumptuous Knockout Mascara. One, the packaging is pretty slick, matte navy. Something about it just looks more updated than the usual Estee Lauder packaging. The mascara offers definition, lift and a fanning effect.
The brush is small, with angled bristles that are plastic but fine rather than chunky. They’re not too long and the angle of them helps grab lashes and sort of drag them in an outwards direction to give that fan effect.
The overall result is a dark formula, lashes that go outwards to give it a bit of a cat-eye touch to it. It’s natural but noticeable at the same time. In terms of staying power, it holds up fine with no flaking or issues like that. I do find over the day it tends to smudge a little on my upper lid but I have been finding that with pretty much every mascara. But I’ve found using a little translucent powder pressed into the lid and under the eye prevents that.
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Knockout Mascara * is available now from John Lewis (£24)
*PR sample or gift