Today’s review is going to be on the Essence You Better Work Length Definition Mascara.
This mascara is part of a new line from the brand that is supposed to be gym-proof and waterproof, I’ve also got a few other products that I’m going to review soon.
I normally don’t use waterproof stuff but I thought since Summer is quickly approaching some of you might be interested in more long-lasting products, even if you don’t go to the gym it can be good to have something that is essentially sweat-proof.
You can get Essence from Ulta but this mascara is not out in the States yet, this site ships worldwide and it costs about 4$
The packaging is classic of a mascara. The wand has silicone bristles and it has a cone shape. I usually like these kinds of wands; 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 but it is not waterproof.
Now, I’m not the biggest fan of waterproof mascaras so I don’t mind it but this is sold as a waterproof / gym-proof mascara so if you buy it for that purpose you’ll be disappointed.
EFFECT & APPLICATION
I always do two coats of mascara to get the best results. This mascara is very lengthening and volumizing. I also like to use it on my lower lashes (mine are pretty long though).
It’s slightly clumpy but I love the way it looks on my lashes.
I find that it holds a curl quite well but it could be better. One of the things I love the most about it is that once it dries it doesn’t make the lashes really hard. They remain soft and flattery.
This mascara lasts all day on me without flaking or smudging but again is not waterproof, as soon as I got in the shower I had mascara all around my eyes.
I find it easy to remove with micellar water, I don’t have the black halo around my eyes when I wake up.
- Colour: 10/10
- Longevity: 8/10
- Application: 8/10
- Packaging: 9/10
- Effect: 8/10
- Formula: 7/10
I really like this mascara, it is a good mascara, it just doesn’t get a higher grade because it doesn’t do what it claims. I don’t mind and I actually prefer it but if I was buying it because I needed a waterproof product I would have been very disappointed. That being said the effect is beautiful and I’m loving it.
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