I bought this based on the reviews here and the pic of that girl with the fabulous lashes. What a disappointment! it did NOTHING to my lashes bar colouring them, quite possibly one of the least effective mascaras I have ever used.
I got this as a sample at a counter while I was in Nordstrom. After giving this product a try, loving it, and finishing it I really wanted to get another.
It didn't clump,and it lengthened my lashes.
The cons were that it smelled very strongly of perfume and it ended up under my eyes at the end of the day. It's also pricey for what is does.
I would buy this product again but not at the full price.
I got this as a sample in a GWP offer. I wasn't expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised.
This is a really good everyday mascara. It thickens without clumping. The brush separates my lashes really well.
It claims to be a "lifting" mascara. I don't know about that, but I did notice that it held the curl really well after I curled my lashes.
I almost always have problems with smudging, but with this mascara, I had only a tiny bit of smudging. I'd say it holds up really well, especially since I tend to forget and rub my eyes.
I've had allergic reactions to other mascaras, but this one didn't irritate my eyes.
It's easy to remove, too.
Overall, it's a worry-free mascara and I would highly recommend it.
Edit August 2010 - Still using this mascara, with the EL primer it has been holding up well during the Summer, will continue to re-purchase....Edit March 2010 - This mascara dries out fast, be prepared to replace it every 2 months, I will continue to use because it's still the best I've found despite this fact....I really like this mascara. When I wear this my lashes look so good, I feel I can go without any other eye makeup - no kidding. Prior to his I used Clinique Lash Doubling, but found it way to wet a formula to work with. I purchased in Black for reference, and the sleek gold packaging is very rich looking. It is priced typically for a dept.store mascara - $25. I believe I may have found my HG mascara, we will see first though how it holds up when the warmer weather arrives....
This mascara is a.ma.ZING! I wanted to hate it (because, really, how many mascaras can a girl have?), but I can't hate it. It is just so awesome. It plumps up my lashes, and extends them too. It works by building tubes around your lashes to make them look fuller, as the SA showed me. It stays all day, and it never EVER flakes. I took away one lippie, though, because it does smudge a little. You have to be careful when you put it on, and if you get any moisture near your eyes, or if you rub your eyes. I have Sumptuous in Black, Brown, and Garnet and I love all three! I wear them all the time!
I got this in a kit. I have tride so many diffrent mascaras.
Why i love it.
i dont have a lot of time in the moring and this is the only mascara that i dont have to spend a lot of time with to get a bold lash.
IT makes my lashes so long so fast and it so dark. the curl it give my lash is so nice i dont have to curl them anymore. LOVE this stuff and no fall out. last all day. i just got a new one and its a darker black cant wait to try it.
I have been using this product for over 2 months. I love it. I have short sparse lashes. It gave me longer and a little bit fuller lashes. I didn't think it smell that bad as some reviewer had posted. I would recommend this product. Although I wish it was bit cheaper.
This is a nice mascara, but not HG special. When Chanel discontinued my fave- Instant Lash mascara- I was searching for something else that was gentle on my sensitive eyes but would give me the black color, volume and length that I love. This is a good mascara for work mornings- fast and easy to apply and because it doesn't go on really wet or messy, it saves time trying to clean it off my lid.
Got a sample size with a gift and actually like it. One coat stays and adds volume.
Edit: Try the Waterproof version...great!
When I bought Estee Lauder's Turbo Lash Mascara, I got the Sumptuous Mascara as a mini size sample.
After I tried it out, I didn't stop using it because the results it gave to my eyes were more than I ever expected.
I like the Turbo Lash mascara, but this has replaced it for me.
What I like more about this mascara than about others is the fact that it doesn't change the shape of my eyes, and makes them look actually softer, but I still get a lot of volume to my lashes, and an intense black color.
The application is very easy too, because the brush has many tiny little bristles that take each lash and coat them evenly.
It is not waterproof, but the staying power is absolutely excellent. It lasts all day long, and won't smudge at all. Plus removing it makes no trouble.
I am so happy to have found this mascara, because it absolutely matches the contour of my eyes and has all the good features a mascara should have.