The Great Mascara Hunt: Estee Lauder Lash Luxe
Review from cavewoman
photo from osmoz.com
The end of May has me wondering about how fast this month has gone by, and also wondering about the huge change in the weather in the last ten days. Annie and I went to Cleveland last week in cashmere sweaters. Today we're just in sweat.
I wanted to finish the few reviews that I've done with an apology to Annie for not reviewing more mascaras. I learned early in this project that I don't like wearing mascara every day because I tend to lose lashes that I can ill afford to lose.
But, I also wanted to pay tribute to one of the best mascaras I've ever used. Don't get your pen and paper out. This wonderful mascara was a limited edition from Estee Lauder, exclusive to Saks, and available only once. Of course I had to cave on it. I dug it out of my makeup storage case this week just to look at it. The mascara was named Lash Luxe, and it came in the most beautiful brushed gold tube, with the Lauder initials in script across a band below the cap. I opened the tube and to my surprise, the mascara was still moist and creamy! Let me tell you about the brush. It is a traditional bristle but it's twisted. It is hard to describe. The bristles are larger toward the tip. It makes perfect sense to me. I decided that I didn't just want to remember how good this mascara was, I wanted to use it again, and I did. With just a few strokes of the brush, I had the prettiest black fringe of eyelashes of any of the mascaras I tested for this project, perhaps the best lashes ever of any mascara I've used. That little weird brush gave the separation, length, and lift that I remembered. I think I put this mascara in my makeup case because I never wanted to be without it. I'm a stasher. I'm glad I stashed this one.
And so now I will ask the Lauder company to go dig around in their stash, too, find their archived tube of Lash Luxe, and beg them to bring it back.
Oh, I think I will ask them to bring back their Moisture Powder, too.
Product Rating, 10
Disclosure: This product was purchased by the reviewer, Cavewoman