Deep thoughts from the males of Casa MBB:
- “You don’t need to wear lipgloss to bed, sweetie.” — El Hub
- “Meow. Mrrrroooow.” (Translated: “Woman, you must provide gravy for me to pose for you. Check the contract.”) — Tabs
- “I just don’t see how wearing mascara while you’re on the treadmill is a necessary thing.” — El Hub
There are soooo many things dudes don’t get — like why women need 10 pairs of black shoes (HELLO!), or why it’s completely rational to wear mascara during a workout.
What can I say? I feel less Uncle Fester if I’m huffing and puffing with a lil’ bit of eye makeup on.
For today’s treadmill sesh I wore Estee Lauder’s new Sumptuous Bold Waterproof Mascara ($18.50, available in brown and black).
Aboard the treadmill
Sumptuous Waterproof (I have it in black) totally kills when it comes to lifting the lashes and keeping a curl; eyes look w i d e and awake with it on.
More reasons to like Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof Bold Volume…
- Deep, rich color
- Smooth, non-clumping formula
- Lashes feel soft and light, not crispy or heavy (dontcha hate that?), with it on
- With a good eye makeup remover like Bliss Lid + Lash Wash, removal is a cinch; no scrubbing neccessary
And I gotta give props to Sumptuous Waterproof for resisting smudging and flaking.
To see how well it performs in the waterproof department, I put it to the test today, popping on three layers before I went running on the treadmill.
One layer of Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof Bold
Two layers of Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof Bold
Three layers of Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof Bold
Three miles and 30 minutes later, I was exhausted and dripping in sweat, but Sumptuous Waterproof was still going strong. I saw a tiny bit of flaking along my lower lash line, but other than that it looked darn near perfect — no smudging or black color beneath my eyes, and my lashes still looked lifted and curled.
The stuff has a lot of good things going for it, but I can’t help but wonder why EL named it “Bold Volume.” Yes, it gives a noticeable boost in volume, but I think they could’ve gone bolder… I’m a big lash kind of lady, though, so it might actually be bold enough for girls who prefer a less RuPaul lash. Still, it does the trick when I want natural lashes with a little bit of oomph, and that counts for something.
TIP: For a bigger, more dramatic lash look, try layering Sumptuous Bold on top of your favorite thickening mascara.
I wouldn’t mind if Estee Lauder lowered the $18.50 price, but at least it’s not in the $30 price range. If you’re looking for a waterproof mascara to create natural-looking lashes with BAM, you might want to give it a go. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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