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on 8/11/2014 11:06:00 AM
More reviews by FakeLashes
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
Not a bad mascara at all for the price, the brush is huge and takes some getting use to. The formula really gives you voluminous lashes and is buidable but I don't think it's good for sensitive eyes because it made my eyes itch at the end of the day. If you are looking for a budget volume mascara for "extreme" lashes this is good, but for anyone who would want a more natural everyday look or for those with sensitive eyes I wouldn't recommend. Pro's:CheapDoesn't clumpGives volume and lenghtCon's:Brush is (to) huge to work withDries out quicklyMade eyes a little itchy at the end of the day
on 8/8/2014 6:53:00 AM
More reviews by ermanday
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This mascara gives me thicker and slightly longer lashes! It certainly does not weigh my lashes down too. It comes off easily just by using my facial cleanser and warm water. :) Do note that I have straight, short, and downward-facing eye lashes but still, this is my HG product! The downside of it is that the brush may be slightly over sized and the product smudges slightly when my face gets oily. Other than it, it does what it says! THE PRICE IS LOVELY TOO, NO HARM PURCHASING.
on 7/30/2014 9:38:00 PM
More reviews by eman00sherif
Hair: Black, Other, Other
positives : *great mascara gave me huge lashes like i had falsies on, everybody kept asking what i had on my lashes. *good staying power *flacking is so little not even noticable * price is awesome * easy to remove, not too rough on eyes negatives : * there is no test for them, so u cant try it first , also u have to open it before u buy it to examine the brush and product , but i trust my local store cause it doesnt allow trying it on . * the brush is gigantic even for me with my big eyes( wink wink), it gets a little messy but it is really easy to clean actually yes i would buy it again, maybe in the new version ( the pink extreme ) to try it out , essence has a lot of awesome mascaras :)
on 7/12/2014 2:36:00 AM
More reviews by nathalierae
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I bought this and applied it for 2 days. The first day, my right bottom eyelid started to hurt. I got home and took off my makeup only to realize my eyelids were swollen and I had a weird, tiny white bump on my lash line. The next day, the bump was gone, and my eye wasn't as puffy. I thought I would try it again mainly because it was very effective in the volume department--my sister even told me it looked like I had falsies on. BAD IDEA. My left eyelids decided to join the pain party, and swelled up too, even worse than the right one had. I took off my makeup and even though it has been a few hours since, my left eyelids still hurt and look abnormally puffy. I even applied warm compresses to both my eyes for about 10 minutes each, and used a natural baby soap to make sure it was all gone. And why aren't ANY of the Essence mascaras sealed for safety at Ulta? That should have been a red flag, but $5 was so reasonable. I will never purchase any Essence products ever again.
on 7/1/2014 9:48:00 PM
More reviews by cjayy13
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
amazing mascara and an amazing price! has great volume !
on 6/27/2014 7:52:00 PM
More reviews by Jewel15iam
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
I bought this mascara at ulta for a very low price.. It was something like $5. I love it!!!! It makes my eyelashes big and, yeah, kinda sexy. The only downside? It didn't come in packaging... So someone could've easily used it. However I love it enough to put up w that.
on 6/26/2014 5:19:00 PM
More reviews by ilovemac03
Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure
This mascara is really good for volume and length. The formula is on the drier side, thus the tube doesn't last for too long. Also the brush is huge, so its not suitable for lower lashes. It also can get a little clumpy if you don't let the mascara dry between coats, for times when it gets clumpy I use an old mascara brush like the clump crusher brush. When I use this mascara it looks like I have falsies on, it also holds a curl. The only downfall with this mascara is the flaking, and it flakes quite a bit, I might have to see if there's a waterproof version of this mascara. I also wish it was a bit more black, but for the price this is great.
on 6/17/2014 11:40:00 PM
More reviews by debbrumb
Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
Very similar to the pink tube but a much bigger brush. Great for top lashes but got messy for bottom ones. Dried quicker than the Jordana one and did give great volume.
on 6/1/2014 8:51:00 PM
More reviews by Katlan
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Really nice mascara. Not May favourite one from essence but it gets the job done and is very inexpensive.
on 5/15/2014 8:41:00 PM
More reviews by aguadora
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
EDIT: Upping this to 4 lippies. This has become my daily mascara for the past few months! Somehow it gets better with time, as it dries out. I know we're supposed to toss mascara out frequently, and at the price I wouldn't mind getting another tube even if I feel this still has a lot of 'juice' in it. This costs half of my HG Maybelline mascara.For comparison, I have recently purchased and tried the I Love Crazy Extreme mascara (pink tube), which is the one everybody seems to love. (My favorite beauty blogger emilynoel, among many others). But I have to say I like the effect of the original I Love Extreme (black tube) better. Chalk it down to personal preference. The problem with the pink tube one is the fine comb-like wand separates my lashes too much, and I find that I need a little bit of clump to get the big, fat lashes I want. For casual days (groceries, errands) I would go with the Crazy Extreme, but for work, when I want a little more drama, I much prefer the I Love Extreme.Random aside: They look nice next to each other, with the pink and black theme reversed on the other, like a makeup yin and yang. :)The only problem is still that the fat brush that can get mascara on my lids if I'm not careful. But I've used it so often by now that I already got the hang of how to avoid that - just don't squiggle the brush in too close at the base. Or you could use a mascara shield.Promoting this to: Yes, I would repurchase.---Original review: 5/15/2014 8:41:00 PM Did not like this much when first used. It was too wet, and the brush was fat and mascara ended up on my lids often. A few weeks later, now that it has dried up a bit, I am quite liking it. Reminds me of the Maybelline Turbo ones I used to have, only this is much cheaper. Price can't be beat. Will probably not repurchase because I still have a few tubes of other mascaras I want to try. I have other Essence mascaras and this one is my go-to one for volume.
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