Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Reviews-Day Tuesday ft. Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara

Why, hello there!  It's reviews-day Tuesday, which means that I've got my megaphone, and I'm ready to my opinion from the rooftop.


I give you, Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara*.
"Royal! The lash princess mascara with a specially-shaped cobra-head wand covers each individual lash to create dramatic volume and a gorgeous, sweeping look.  For intensive fluttering lashes.  Just as unique as any princess, the mascara is presented in a beautiful evening gown."

1 coat of Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara.
coats of Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara
View from above.
The first thing that I liked about this mascara was the rubber on the cap.  I can't tell you how many of my mascaras have been thrown out way too soon, because I couldn't get them open - so I'm glad that this cap can help you get a good grip.

Let's get down to the actual mascara.  I'm the kind of person who looks for a mascara that will do it all - volumize, lengthen, make me look like I have Elizabeth Taylor's eyes, and so on.  With Essence Lash Princess mascara, although it is marketed as a volumizing mascara, on my lashes I found that it did more of a 'defining job'.  I didn't see my lashes get that much longer, or gain more body, but I did find that my lashes had a very light coat, and were very nicely separated, when applying in a zig-zag motion (which I do with all of my mascaras).

The formula was kind of dry, which at first I didn't like, because I didn't think that it completely coated my lashes on the first application, however, I ended up really appreciating the formula, because it worked wonders on my bottom lashes.  Because it was a bit dry, it clinged to my thinner and more delicate bottom lashes, and just gave them that little bit of "hey, I'm here too" vibe, without making them look super long and spider-y, which is what happens with a lot of other mascaras that I try applying on my bottom lashes.  Finally, because of the formula, it did not transfer.  Granted, I have yet to try this mascara in the winter, when my mascara tends to like taking a little journey all over my face, but I was still very pleased that the product on my bottom lashes has yet to transfer.

Although Essence Princess Lash isn't my go-to, main squeeze mascara, due to my quest for a mascara that gives me outrageous volume AND ridiculous length, I have still worked it into my daily routine, for those days when I am going for a natural look, or when I am doing an almost-no-makeup look, but still want to look a bit more awake and alert.

Which one of Essence's mascaras is your face?  Let me know in the comments below.  Until next time, toodles! - Shawna

*PR SAMPLE

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