Essence I Love Extremes Volume Mascara Waterproof

nedelja, september 27, 2015


You know if handed me this formula in a fancy Lancome tube, I would totally believe it's the real deal. Super volumising, lengthening, doesn't smudge, flake, the brush isn't as clumsy as at Lash Mania and it keeps the eyelashes curled all day. It fits all of my requirements - it's near perfect.


The brush/wand is a classic one, but as it's almost standard for Essence, it's huge. Luckily it isn't as clumsy as Lash Mania's though I can't claim I can do a smudge free application. There isn't as much product on the wand as at Lash Mania, in fact the formula is considerably drier (at that one is was just a bit too wet when new) and the formula is better distributed due to bristles being a lot more dense, so with this one I don't have to reach for an old mascara wand to comb the lashes. They aren't completely separated that would be odd to expected from any mascara without a plastic comb, but it's not clumped and it's separated enough.


The formula is a complete winner for me. It holds curl so well and the lashes don't drop no matter how many coats you apply. It doesn't smudge or flake off, but just stays on the lashes like it should. This of course means it's a bitch to remove, but I'm completely used to it by now, in fact I find regular formulas weird by now. I use either a duo-phase remover or an oil and it works fine. I tested under a shower and it flaked only a tiny bit, and I really mean a tiny bit, like one of two flakes. When I touched the lashes, then it flaked off on my fingers. And the lashes dropped, of course, but that's expected.

I'm also wearing it here if you want to see a full face picture.

The packaging is so childish. Who comes up with the mascara packaging at Essence? It looks like it was drawn in a comic book. But I forgive them, it's the product that matters and it works fine.


I flipping love this mascara! I'm not going to say it's as good as Lancome's because that one makes my lashes like angels themselves drew them on my face, but this one is pretty darn close. And so much cheaper, like sooo much. I'll definitely be repurchasing this one a lot, just don't discontinue it Essence. You can discontinue everything else, I don't care, but don't touch this. Oh, and the Big Bright Eyes Pencil and Frappuccino lip liner. Don't touch that either or we'll have a problem.

I got mine in DM for 2.99 €. Those who don't have Essence counters in their country can get on Beauty Crowd.

Have a great day!

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26 comments

  1. This mascara or Essence Lash Princess ? :)

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    1. Do you have eyelashes that don't hold a curl? If yes, then definitely this one. If you prefer mascaras with regular formula, then go for Princess Lash. The effect of both is about the same, though Princess might be a bit more volumising :)

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    2. Oh, thanks for the advice! I prefer regular formulas since I hate to remove waterproof ones and don't have problems with dropping lashes. I love the regular one from I <3 extreme, it is soooo lengthening! Besides, I guess essence is not to discontinue this one very soon, since it is very new. You are safe for at least... 6 months or so ^.^

      Lots of love!!

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    3. You're welcome :) Not until spring, they won't no, but after you never know :D

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  2. Girl you're gifted with such amazing lashes! OMG what I would've done to have lashes like yours! I never get it when cosmetic companies discontinued good products, and I honestly don't get why Essence counters in every city in my country got pulled out too, I only got to try the eyes on me mascara! But I definitely will get this one if I see it available in any online store :D

    Sitha | lemmeswatchit.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you :) Essence and Catrice love discontinuing everything in their path. They have their semi-annual "purges" when they bring out new products. Basically 50 % of their stuff is gone in a year to clean up space for new things. I actually sat though one of their presentations where they said that with pride and it think it's too much, too often. Too bad that pulled out their counters where you live :/ But the did start selling this brand on Beauty Crowd ;)

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  3. Bo definitivno moj naslednji nakup, ampak ker ne uporabljam ravno vodoodpornih maskar me je strah da me bo minilo do vsega ob odstranjevanju :D

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    1. Saj če ti trepalnice ostanejo zavihane, ne rabiš vodoodporne. Jaz jo uporabljam, ker se mi trepalnice nič ne vidijo, če niso zavihane in pa še zatikajo se mi za očala, kar je super annoying. Vzameš Lash Princess, pa imaš mir pri odstranjevanju :D

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  4. Sem jo končno kupila, jej. :) Mislim, da je pakiranje takšno kot je, ker je Essence znamka, ki je v prvi vrsti namenjena najstnicam oz. je bila ustanovljena za to ciljno skupino (čeprav Essence res vse kupujemo). Mislim, da se to precej opazi tudi pri trend kolekcijah.
    Drugače pa, sama nikoli nisem marala vodoodpornih maskar, ti si me pa čisto navdušila. :)

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    1. Fino :) Če bi jaz delala embalaže maskar za mlajše, bi delala take kjut kot jim ima npr. Etude House in ostale korejske znamke ali pa Physicians Formula. Ne pa že tako pretirano otroške :)

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  5. You have naturally very long lashes and when you apply mascara they look super long. Loved the review and I would surely try it. Does it feel heavy on the lashes?

    Chaste & Beautiful

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    1. No, I don't find it heavy on the lashes :)

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  6. Danes sem jo kupila in že stestirala :D Navdušena sem :D Mi lahko predlagaš dober odstranjevalec vodoodpornih ličil? :) Garnierjeva micelarna ni maskare niti premaknila, imam pa še neko olje, ki tudi ni naredilo bistvene razlike...
    Pa bom še kar tu dodala, da sem zaradi tvoje objave danes končno kupila še Essence svinčnik za ustnice Wish me a rose in sem zmedena...zamenjali so pokrovčke in so ful lepi, ampak z njimi tudi formulo, sploh se ne zdi mehka kot pri ostalih... bol suha in trda...tebi bo pa to mogoče všeč...ali pa sem samo naletela na izjemo :/

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    1. Yay :D Jaz večinoma uporabljam L'Occitane Immortelle Oil Make-up Cleanser, ampak imam tudi cenejše variante, trenutno L'Orealov Gentle Eyes and Lips Make-up Remover (dvofazni odstranjevalec). Kokosovo olje tudi odstrani vodoodporne maskare :)

      Zamenjali so pokrovčke? Kdaj? Meni so od Essence res preveč mehki, samo je vprašanje ali si samo ti dobila takega ali so zdaj vsi taki.

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    2. Hvala za nasvet :D Za pokrovčke sem bla jaz danes tudi začudena, prvič sem jih videla...mogoče so zamenjali skupaj z novo kolekcijo pa jih še niso takoj dali na police, da stari gredo v promet...Zdaj so manjši in v isti barvi kot svinčnik..ful lepo...za formulo pa bomo videli ja :)

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    3. Samo kakšne novice o menjavi, pa ni bilo. Čudno.

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  7. Še vedno jo imam v predalu.:) Sem vedela, da bo težka za odstranit. Damn it! Ampak sliši se zelo obetavno. Vsekakor moram sprobat, samo, da bo šla dol :D

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    1. Saj z olji gre :D Pač se je treba malo bolj potrudit :)

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  8. Meni je kar žal, da sem kupila tisto navadno roza. Mojim trepalnicam ni naredila nobenega volumna ne nič :/ Mislim, da bom morala še tej dati priložnost :) Ampak trepalnice imaš pa takooo lepo dolge <3 In pa slike so mi kot po navadi zelo všeč :)

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    1. Res? Meni je pa roza naredila ogromno volumna, samo so trepalnice takoj padle. Čeprav Lash Princess da še več volumna.
      Hvala :D

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  9. Hi dear!
    I have straight lashes and I'm using eyelash curler. 2 weeks ago I bought I love extreme crazy volume pink ones and it holds curl normally not so perfect. I love plastic brushes and thinking that I can buy I love extreme waterproof version then use pink one combs? Does it possible? Thanks! By the way I lost my eyelashes with all mascaras but not pink one! It's really good!

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    1. I think the wand of the Crazy Volume one would fit the waterproof version. As far as I can tell, the tubes are the same, just in different colours. I think you'd like the waterproof version, it's also very volumising like the pink one, but it is drier :)

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    2. Oh my... Pink ones wand doesn't fit waterproof :( I can't plastic wand get into the tube... Which one is drier?

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    3. Oh, no :( I really though the tubes are the same, at least they looked like that to me. The waterproof one is drier.

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  10. is this still your all time favorite drugstore mascara? any other suggestions?

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    1. Yes, it is :) Other two from the drugstore I like are Maybelline the Sensational waterproof and Revlon Ultra Volume waterproof :)

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