In today’s review, we are going to talk about the Essence The False Lashes Mascara Extreme Volume & Curl.
At this point, we all know what I think about Essence mascaras: most of them are good, but they dry out super quickly which makes me wonder if they are really worth it.
In case you are new here, in a mascara I personally want it all: length, volume, and it has to hold a curl. So if you are like me, what I like might suit you. If you are not, you might find something you like, even if I don’t.
You can get it from Ulta for $4.99.
The packaging is classic of a mascara. The wand has soft bristles and it’s slightly curved. I usually like this shape; I find it really easy to use on both top and bottom lashes.
The formula has quite a liquid consistency and very black. If you are not careful, it tends to transfer onto your lids when you apply it. Once it dries, it doesn’t smudge or flake off.
EFFECT & APPLICATION
I always do two coats of mascara to get the best results.
I think this mascara is very bland. It doesn’t do much for my lashes. It doesn’t really add volume to them, nor I find it particularly good at holding a curl – which according to its name, is what it is supposed to do.
As you can see from the pictures, the effect is simply not there. My lashes just look more black. If anything, it makes my lashes a little longer, but I simply don’t need that. They’re already long.
This mascara lasts all day on me without flaking or smudging.
I find it fairly easy to remove with micellar water. I don’t have the black halo around my eyes when I wake up.
- Colour: 10/10
- Longevity: 10/10
- Application: 7/10
- Packaging: 7/10
- Effect: 6/10
- Formula: 6/10
Sadly, I don’t like this mascara. It does nothing to my lashes apart from making them black and very long, which I don’t need. Since the lasting power is okay, I would maybe recommend it if you like a more lengthening mascara. My sister likes it so I wouldn’t consider it a flop; it’s just personal preference.
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