For those of who’ve read my reviews, you know that I have a bone to pick with colored mascaras. I always want so much more out of them that what they give me. So I was looking forward to giving the new Estee Lauder version a try.
This double-ended mascara comes in three versions, each paired Bold Black: Rich Brown, Rich Blue and Rich Plum. With my green eyes, I tried the latter of the three shades. To start, the Bold Black end of the mascara is awesome. With its skinny Christmas-tree shape, I was able to get to every last lash for some great coverage. The formula is creamy, so there’s lots of play time and I was left with full lashes with a bit of curve. When I moved on to the Rich Plum side, the brush was more a small teardrop shape. While I was able to get really nice full tapered lashes while being clump-free, I say little-to-no difference color-wise. There wasn’t much Rich Plum to be had. Even with an afternoon touch-up (which was great in regards to the look), the color really wouldn’t stick.
The mascara washed off easy at the end of the day with soap and water which is a plus, but if you’re looking for this mascara to be about color, you’ll be disappointed. While I love the payoff of the Bold Black mascara, the color payoff wasn’t my favorite.