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on 9/3/2016 12:17:00 PM
More reviews by az203
Skin: Combination, Olive, Cool
Hair: Red, Straight, Fine
This mascara is okay for me, I just wish it was waterproof or more smudge-proof. It gives me a lot of volume and builds up itself really well, I've never have clumping trouble or spider lashes with it. But on the down side, it weights my lashes down and doesn't hold a curl as well. I have the holy trinity of oily-hooded-monolids, so it smudges on me pretty badly. I'm not that upset about the smudges, I can clean that up easily, and for me smudging is still better than flaking. Nothing doesn't smudge on me though, let's get that clear. I have never ever had a mascara not smudge on me, I've accepted my fate and don't expect to ever find one. For a non-waterproof mascara, it doesn't smudge as bad at some of the waterproof ones I had at all. I can definitely feel it on my lashes, but it's not that heavy unless I build it up, my lashes aren't dry and crunchy, they still feel nice and soft. I can touch them and even rub my eyes lightly with a dry, clean hand and it doesn't come off very easily. Overall it's a very comfortable mascara to wear. Even though it isn't waterproof, it's surprisingly water resisting. I wore this in light sprinkle of rain a few times, or in times my eyes water when I get sleepy, and it held up really well. Another thing it's SUPER GIGA black, it's the blackest darkest mascara I've ever owned, it really helps with adding volume to the lashes. I can really see how black it is if I try to wash it off with just water, so much black comes off that I'd have a thick ring of black smudge around my eyes. Water alone doesn't remove it though, but this is by no means a hard to remove mascara. Hold a cotton pad soaked in micellar water up to my eyes in 10 seconds and it comes clean off. The brush could have been better, I have small eyes and fine lashes, but I can still reach all of my lashes with it. I really appreciate the very long brush as well as the handle, my hands are clumsy and I have bad eye sight, I can look at myself properly in the mirror without my hand so close to my face obstructing the view. The packaging is super cute, some people say the twirls remind them of a corset, but frankly the black tube and the heart reminds me so much of the Majora's mask in Zelda, in both a slightly creepy and adorable kind of way lol.To help with the smudging, I try to avoid putting it on the lashes in the outer corner of my eyes. It really does smudge a lot less when I remember to do that, I still get the volume and the length that I love with very minimal smudging. If you don't have oily lids and don't live somewhere so hot and humid, I think this mascara would work great for you, even for the folks with watery eyes, since it's quite water resistant.I really enjoy it, but I'm still on the fence about a repurchase, mainly because it's not waterproof. The weather where I live is fickle, I just don't feel safe with non-waterproof mascara. If nothing better comes along, I guess I will keep to this one, although I will have to keep an eye on the daily weather forecast.Update: I top this mascara off with the Max Factor 2000 Calories Waterproof, and they're an invincible duo! My lashes are phenomenally voluminised and lengthened by the Lash Princess, and are protected, waterproof, smudge-proof and holds the curl by the 2000 Calories! I still have to avoid the lashes in the corner of my eyes, but as long as I do that, my lashes look good all day. I've been in the rain, napped, rubbed my eyes, had teary allergy-induced eyea, and my mascara doesn't move. They're not too stiff and poke me in the eyes either. Needless to say, I'll forever repurchase these two!
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on 8/17/2016 9:19:00 PM
More reviews by Christianel
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I am in love with this mascara. It does an amazing job on making my lashes beautiful. Went to our family cottage and forgot my makeup bag there (7hour drive) and this was the first item I just HAD to replace.
on 7/28/2016 3:06:00 PM
More reviews by TayElissa
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This stuff is AMAZING! Pros: Super LengtheningNo flakingFool proof; truly easy to applyBudget friendly!!! Cons: Takes a little longer than other mascaras to dry - very wet formulaIf it gets wet it will smudge, and I'm pretty sure there's no waterproof version I hunted this down after reading reviews somewhere else and I found it at my local Super Target for $2.99 + tax. Man oh man is this stuff awesome. I like to think of myself as a variant shopper in that I use drugstore products if possible but I'll splurge on higher end items every now and then. I'm probably not going to buy a different mascara for the foreseeable future. The pros outweigh the cons - and this is the ONLY mascara that I've had compliments on. My lashes are long and fanned out when I wear this, like really long. Truly gives s false lash effect, and who doesn't appreciate that? If you're on the fence about it I say give it a shot. The price is right and if anything this mascara is wet and it layers well over different mascaras. I've tried it with three of my other ones and they all lengthen out when I put this on top. Amazing product!
on 7/10/2016 9:22:00 AM
More reviews by Splendidem
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Very good value, easy to get in the US through Ulta and I'm told some Targets. About $5 USD. I got actual compliments on my eyelashes from coworkers while wearing this (AND I wear glasses) however, the formula is really wet and while it is jet black when I take off my makeup I am left with raccoon eyes the next morning. That's after makeup remover and face wash. I am also freaked out by the fact it doesn't have a safety seal or even a box but that may just be the overly cautious American in me. I'm told safety seals are less common in Europe - this is a German product.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 5/11/2016 8:00:00 PM
More reviews by bethhoyle
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
My favorite mascara right now. It is very wet, and lengthens more than any other mascara that I've tried. If you don't like wet mascaras, you won't like this. Inexpensive and super cute packaging.
on 5/1/2016 8:38:00 PM
More reviews by nancem
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
First off let me say I love Essence makeup. They're easily one of my favourite makeup brands. I own almost the whole collection. This is one of the few products from Essence that didn't work for me. It is a VERY wet formula. Once applied it usually hits my eyelid making a mess. Way to much product comes out on the wand and I have to scrape off all the excess. It makes my lashes clump together and I have to use a lash comb to get them separated. Now it does make my lashes very long and gives a nice false look, so it does do what it claims but at what cost? I mean I like the false look but I don't like having to clean up my eyeshadow after this transfers. It also flakes. Therefore I wouldn't repurchase this mascara or recommend it
on 5/1/2016 11:48:00 AM
More reviews by Redwings11
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
This mascara gives length and volume to my lashes but I can't say if I really like the look all that much. It's not downright clumpy but my lashes do look kind of like thick spider legs after the second coat. To be fair, I don't generally wear two coats of mascara because my favorite drugstore mascara (Covergirl "The Super Sizer" ) is a drier formula than this one and I find it pointless to try a second coat with that one. On the flip side, my husband tells me my eyes look gorgeous when I have this mascara on. So, now that the neutral impression is out of the way let me share some facts about my experience wearing this product.Application - formula is on the wet side which makes it hard for me to apply on hooded eyes without needing to go in and clean up afterward. It takes a while to dry so this might not be a good choice if you are in a hurry. If you have the time, the pay off is pretty fantastic because the length it gives is unreal.Color - This mascara is BLACK! Made my blue eyes absolutely POP with vibrance.Brush - The brush is a tapered cone shape which is really useful to get the small inner corner eyelashes while fanning out at the outer corners. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy I found this to use.Performance - Tiny bit of fallout after brushing through the first coat while applying the second coat. I only applied to the top lashes and I have allergies / sensitive eyes but experienced no issues at all while wearing it. I agree with other reviewers, this mascara would probably not be a good choice for bottom lashes due to the drying time. The mascara does not stay put all day long, it transfers on my upper lids, smudging and smearing even though I use an eyelid primer - it just didn't work for my hooded eyes.Removal - Easily removed with my usual method (wet microfibre cloth). I imagine eye makeup remover works too, I just prefer to remove all makeup with a microfibre cloth before moving onto my cleanser and rest of my skincare routine.Final thoughts - For dramatic looking lashes, this is an affordable drugstore option if you are willing to be patient and wait for it to dry. If you aren't, then I recommend Covergirl The Super Sizer. Will I repurchase this mascara? Probably not. But not because I think it is bad. I just don't have the time to fuss with a wetter formula and with my hooded eyes I need to stick to something that doesn't add time or steps to my routine. If it wasn't for this I would say yes, it's worth trying and deserves a solid 4 lippies rating.
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on 4/27/2016 8:45:00 PM
More reviews by brittley
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Wanted to like it, but it's too wet. No matter how long I leave my eyes open to let this mascara dry after application, it smears on my lower lids. Who wants to wipe their undereyes off after they've put concealer on?! Also, the wand is a lil too small
on 4/26/2016 2:31:00 PM
More reviews by went2fast
Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse
The packaging for this product was really cute and I got 1000 shoppers drug mart points for buying it so really that's the reason that I tried it out. I love Essence as a brand but this mascara isn't good. It's very sticky, doesn't dry properly, clumpy and the wand is an awkward shape to use. The staying power is okay but that's the only redeeming quality about this mascara. I will buy more Essence mascaras in the future but I would just rate this one: Meh
on 4/25/2016 12:59:00 AM
More reviews by blondie2cute
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
No. Just don't, Smear city. Gets everywhere.
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
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