Essence Lash Princess Mascara

četrtek, januar 08, 2015


It's difficult for me to properly review mascaras with a regular formula because when I use them, my lashes drop like a rock and I've just basically wasted some mascara, while it still looks like I have no lashes if you look straight on (but not from sideways, obviously. Pic of my natural lashes here). So even if the mascara is absolutely amazing in terms of volume, if it's a regular formula, it does very little for me. This mascara is precisely such a case. It's a really, really good volumising mascara, seriously top notch and it gives pretty much the false lash effect on my lashes (I have been asked once if I'm wearing falsies, but this mascara was applied over a waterproof formula one), unfortunately once the lashes drop it's very hard to see all the volume. For this reason my pictures of the lashes don't look even close to the real effect and they look a lot shorter than in real life, so you'll just have to trust me when I say that the effect of this mascara is just phenomenal when it comes to volume, it's just that the rest is not ideal for my needs. 


The brush is an interesting curvy shape that deposits a lot of product onto the lashes, but still keeps them separated enough, though I still like to comb through with an old mascara wand just to give it a more defined look. The wand is a bit long for my taste and it does make the application a bit clumsier. The formula is very black and very wet. I've had mine for a couple of months now and it's holding quite well and is only a bit dry, which is a stark opposite of that Kardashian Beauty mascara I reviewed a while back, which is now almost completely dry (I got them a couple of weeks apart, both were given to me to review, hence why they are regular formulas.)


Despite it not being a waterproof formula, I do use it on my lower lashes since I don't have a problem with smudging nor do I need them to stay curled, but it creates the doll eyes effect and it just makes the removal a bit easier. I use it often over several coats of waterproof mascara (that average performing Bourjois 1 Second one) on top lashes and it gives a lot more volume, but it does make the lashes drop faster despite being merely "a final top coat".


This is one of the most volumising mascaras I've tried so far, though I actually think that the I <3 Extreme and L'Oréal Paris Voluminous in Carbon Black are actually very, very similar. It's also very lengthening, so it's a very glamorous looking effect mascara with the huge lashes, at least on me. However, due to being a regular formula and so wet, my lashes drop within seconds and the effect on me is barely visible when looking straight on. If you don't have such stubborn lashes like me, give it a go, for one it's better that Kardashian Beauty mascara when it comes to volume, but it just doesn't hold the curl one bit and if you have trouble with that like me, this isn't for you.

Have a great day!

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26 comments

  1. Tale je carska. Mene je res presenetila, sem mislila da ne bo vse skupaj nič - nato pa UAU :D

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    1. Jup, mene je tudi kar presenetila :) Od teh poceni maskar kar dosti ne pričakujem, ampak tale pa da volumna kolikor hočeš :)

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  2. Ok, sedaj jo pa definitivno moram sprobat! :D

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    1. Je kar super, da je še poceni, a ne? :)

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  3. It looks a bit clumpy to me :-( I like the packaging though,very cute.

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    1. I too prefer a more defined look, but you're looking for volume this is the stuff :)

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  4. I wish Essence mascaras didn't smudge and flake on me because all of the ones I've tried look great on the lashes.

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    1. Oh, that's too bad :( Well, there are plenty of other brands anyway :)

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  5. Meni je super, me je presenetla, ke rponavadi ne maram takih krtačk :D Komaj čakam ta novejšo verzijo :) Edino kar me moti je da se napis hitro zdrgne dol =/

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    1. Sem tudi bolj pristaš ali čisto klasičnih ali pa plastičnih krtačk, ampak tale zanimivo kar deluje, mogoče bi le malo več definicije :) Mene tudi zanima kakšna bo nova, me pa moti, da niso dodali vodooporno verzijo :)

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  6. Meni daleč najboljša maskara in super cena. :)

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    1. Super :) Je lepo slišat še več pozitivnih mnenj, bo mogoče kateri pomagalo pri izbiri naslednje maskare :)

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  7. Interesting, that you mentioned the L'Oréal Paris Voluminous in Carbon Black (the one marked '5x' on it) since I was asking myself if you already tried it. My search for the perfect voluminising mascara lead me from this one (L'Oréal Voluminous), which was really good to another one from the same brand which is called 'Lash excess' (really baaaaaad!) to Max Factor and the 'False lash effect' (it's the same brand as Cover Girl in the US, I guess) which is good, but gives me black dots over the day under the eyes *grrrr* and back to Maybelline, from which I quite like the normal' Colossal volume mascara 100% black'. Nearly the same effect and the same brush come from essence (sorry for the long intro), but have you ever tried the 'get big lashes! volume boost mascara'?? I have the non-waterproof version, since I don't have any problems with this kind of mascara, but the waterproof one (blue packaging) is really appreciated by german beautybloggers and it costs only 2,25€.
    :)

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    1. Yes, I've tried get big lashes, there's a review of it somewhere on the blog :) I tried the waterproof version and didn't like it at first, but once it dried a bit, it was pretty good. Not "Lancome good" but decent for the price :) My favourite drugstore waterproof mascara still remains Maybelline's the Collosal, however, when it comes to holding the curl, none of the cheap mascaras I tried impressed me.

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    2. Okay, I will look for all these reviews on your blog now that I have acces to a computer: the mobile versions are always a little bit difficult to use when it comes to using the 'looking for something?' function :)
      I like the Maybelline Colossal, too, but it gives a quite natural finish on me. Nice, but not exciting :)

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    3. Mobile version are pretty basic, yes :)
      I agree, the Colossal has quite natural feel to it, but I like it that way :)

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  8. Meni je glede efekta super maskara (še posebej glede na ceno). Edino občutek, ko jo nosim, mi ni všeč, kot bi me hotlo mal iritirat..

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    1. Zanimivo :) Sama nimam občuljivih oči in je fino slišat oceno še druge perspektive. Zagotovo komu pomaga pri odločitvi :)

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  9. I have it and love it! It volumises my lashes like crazy :))

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    1. It certainly gives a lot of volume :)

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  10. Your eyelashes are the longest I've ever seen! Great post, I've never tried anything from Essence but have been curious how their products work. Beautiful blog and beautiful eyes! x, S ( http://ttgbb.blogspot.com/ )

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment:) Essence is a nice very affordable brand and one of the most fun ones, but I find their products can be either a hit or a miss, while its sister brand Catrice pretty much consistently delivers :)

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  11. Ohh you have such beautiful and curvaceous Lashes! ^ ^

    www.thedailydollyblog.com

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  12. Pozdrav! :)
    Ja imam I <3 extreme i moram priznati da mi je užasna, tj. postala užasna nakon dva nanošenja, jako slijepi trepavice i uz brisanje četkice čak :/
    Ne znam kakva bi mi ova bila :)

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    1. Formula te je zelo podobna I <3 Extreme. Verjetno ti tudi ta ne bi bila všeč :)

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