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Estee Lauder Zero Smudge Lengthening Mascara Review

Mascara Madness: Estée Lauder Zero Smudge Lengthening Mascara

Another day, another mascara tested, photographed, and filed. If this is your first time reading one of our Mascara Madness posts, then let me give you a quick rundown. Because mascara buying is so hit and miss, and ads don't give you any idea what the stuff really looks like on, Team Bella and our friends at Sugar HQ have tested dozens of mascaras for you. We've taken photographs of what they look like on real women's lashes and had our testers give an unbiased report of the pros and cons of each. This time, we tested out Estée Lauder Zero Smudge Lengthening Mascara ($19.50). To see what this mascara looks like in real life and find out if it's really as smudge-proof as it claims, just keep reading.

Pros:

  • Actually is smudge-proof.

Cons:

  • Extremely clumpy, and got more clumpy as the day went on.
  • Hard to remove at the end of the day.

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girlfunkmusic girlfunkmusic 7 years
@ aysem03 I feel you on this problem, but I'd have go with MUFE aqua eyes. I really like it and it stays put even without primer and powdering (which help of course). After that, Urban Decay 24/7 liners are very good. Also FYI, can't vouch for these but heard Illamasqua's eyeliners are great for this.
Naty1209 Naty1209 7 years
I use this mascara every once in a while as well and it's just, okay. I use it more for every day since it's not a dramatic effect on the lashes. It can clump up a bit the first few times you use it. I think it's just one of those mascaras where you have to get used to the wand first before you are able to apply it perfectly. Also, something else that I've noticed with this particular mascara is that when I remove it it sorta stings my eyes. Not sure if this happened to you as well when you removevd it. This is the only mascara where I've experienced the stinging. Must have something to do with the "zero-smudge" formula(?) Who knows. Regardles, my favorite mascara is still by the MAC Mascara X. Been using that one for a few years and I don't have any complaints.
Naty1209 Naty1209 7 years
I use this mascara every once in a while as well and it's just, okay. I use it more for every day since it's not a dramatic effect on the lashes. It can clump up a bit the first few times you use it. I think it's just one of those mascaras where you have to get used to the wand first before you are able to apply it perfectly. Also, something else that I've noticed with this particular mascara is that when I remove it it sorta stings my eyes. Not sure if this happened to you as well when you removevd it. This is the only mascara where I've experienced the stinging. Must have something to do with the "zero-smudge" formula(?) Who knows. Regardles, my favorite mascara is still by the MAC Mascara X. Been using that one for a few years and I don't have any complaints.
franceslopez franceslopez 7 years
Bella, silly question, but how many Bellas are there? I can't seem to get an accurate image of the great bloggers and I love knowing the team behind the site :-)
Tabloid Tabloid 7 years
I'm actually using this atm and I really like it! It makes my lashes look fuller and long. It is 100% water proof for me. Although, I have to agree with the hard-to-remove part. I rate 7/10 for this mascara.
runswimmerrun runswimmerrun 7 years
Can we discuss bleed-proof eyeliner? If I don't stay on top of it throughout the day, I usually look I've been socked in both eyes.
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