This was the first and only essence product I have ever tried. It was a great price and I do like how it looks on my lashes. The wand is nice and all but I do not like that this mascara came without packaging, it didn't occur to me after I bought it but what if someone had used it? And it's true what if someone had used it... I really do not think that anyone should buy unpackaged makeup especially for something so sensitive the eyes I also don't like how it feels after you put it on, my lashes became instantly stiff. Overall I give it a 2/5 and I would not repurchase.
I have typical Asian lashes; full and straight.
- Provides volume and moderate length.
- Smudge-proof and waterproof; lasts the whole day. To ensure that the mascara is as smudge-proof as possible, I dab translucent powder under my eyes.
- Holds a curl very well, even after 9 hours or so.
- Doesn't clump and doesn't sting my eyes
- Cheap; retailing at a very wallet-friendly AU $4.25 (currently available at Priceline and Target).
- Easy to remove with a micellar makeup remover (eg. Bioderma Sensibio) and also oil-based removers.
- Has a decent big brush that doesn't make the mascara go all over the eyelid (unlike my trusty CG Lashblast Waterproof which is very good but the brush is far too fat!)
- Doesn't make my lashes feel extremely 'crunchy' dry after applying it (unlike CG Lashblast Waterproof)
- Good formula: moderately wet / dry. It's not too wet (which would weigh down straight lashes even more) and not too dry that it's hard to coat your lashes.
As usual, essence has delivered a fabulous product which is cheap, effective and works! If you're looking for a waterproof mascara from essence, I recommend this over 'All eyes on me' (waterproof) because the formula is far too wet to hold a curl and is also prone to smudging despite powdering under the eyes.
This is now my new HG mascara.
I got the volume and curling one and this is absolutely amazing product. Even better than the more expensive ones. Very long wear. Very black. I would buy this mascara again and again.
I bought the waterproof version of this mascara, and it is definitely waterproof! I have bought many waterproof mascaras before, and all of them ran just like my non-waterproof ones. This mascara DOES NOT come off. That being said, it is difficult to remove, but I expect that from a waterproof mascara.The brush is huge, but even though I have short, thin lashes this isn't a problem for me. It doesn't smear or flake during the day, and it lengthens and thickens my lashes nicely. Overall, the price is great($3.99) and it works! I will repurchase this mascara.
When I apply this mascara alone I feel my eyes irritated. Maybe it's because of the formula that flakes. When I apply another mascara after, like Clinique high length, It is ok.
I like the effect though, it defines well the lashes and the comb is really nice. Too bad This doesn't work for me. For a cheap mascara I'll stick with Maybelline Falsies, wich last all day!
This is probably the worst mascara I have used in my whole life. It's super cheap. This looks alright when I first put it on, but after a few hours of blinking, it ends up under my eyes, which I've never experienced with other mascaras I've used. It smudges really easily.
Usually I use Rimmel or Max Factor mascaras which are probably my favourite.
Although it's cheap, but you get what you pay for!
I love this mascara. I purchased the waterproof version as a challenge to find decent beauty products in Australia under $5 and not only was I completely blown away by the quality of the product but it's become my every day mascara. It cost $4.95 and honestly it is hands down the best mascara I've ever used. It dosen't clump, flake or smudge. It holds a curl in your lashes beautifully and there is no bleeding later in the day that gets in your eyes. I use make up wipes to remove it and there's no residue. Will I purchase again. ABSOLOUTLY.
For R30 (about two dollars I think), this mascara is pretty much amazing. It flakes like you wont believe, but on application it makes your lashes look amazing. Another thing that disappointed me was the fact that it was so difficult to get off. I don't normally use waterproof mascaras so perhaps this is the problem. It is very heavy duty and washing with cleanser is not enough to get it off. You definitely get what you pay for with this mascara, but it works better than many other more expensive mascaras I have tried.
I bought because i was in need of a waterproof mascara and this was really inexpensive. The brush is really big but i got used to it. It lasts all day and night and my lashes look amazing. It does smudge a little in VERY humid places after a few hours, but overall it's a great mascara and i'd buy it again. Oh and the packaging is really cute!
REVIEW FOR THE WATER SOLUBLE VERSION-
This mascara is good. It volumizes and lengthens the slightest. It stays throughout the whole day, so that's good. The only problem I have with it is that it's a little hard to coat through all your lashes because the formula is pretty dry... Im not a fan of dry formulas. People complain about the brush being too big, but I like it. I love that big brushes coat every lash quicker then using a tiny brush here and there. But then again... The dryness. Its difficult like I said. But overall, I layer this with other mascaras and it works! Plus it didn't make a dent in the wallet. Only $3.99! I would not purchase however because I stay with my CG lash blast :).