When you see a mascara rated 4.7 stars out of 5 over at ULTA, as is the case for Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara, and it costs only $4.99 USD, you are almost obligated to buy it. Normally I pay four of five times that amount on one tube. So this seemed promising. Granted, I avoided reading the reviews because I didn’t want to have a preconceived notion on what to expect. I tend to make my own opinion and experience. With that in mind I started my review.
Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara has one of the cutest packing I’ve seen out there. For that alone I would have purchased it. I have a thing with French/Boudoir item and things. The brush on this mascara, starts off small and gets a little bigger at the end. I was a little apprehensive about the wand because of previous experience with similar mascara brushes and how clumpy they get.
My first impression upon my first application: WOW! My lashes looked amazing. They looked fuller than normal and very thick. The brush separated my lashes, and I didn’t need to comb them. I tested this during kickboxing class, and I did have a bit mascara dirt on my face. Not a lot, but enough that I did have to wipe it off. However, during normal use, it stays on perfectly, and I haven’t experienced any flakyness.
Two Weeks Later: I’ve been using Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara now for two full weeks, and a few complaints have developed. My lashes are starting to feel heavy, and I only apply one coat. The formulas has gotten so thick, that before I apply, I have to clean the mascara brush. There’s so much product on the brush it’s really messy. Even after cleaning it, and it clumps up my lashes. Not even the lash combs helps. So I ended up using the wand from a Benefits Roller Lash I finished not that long ago.
I took random pictures of myself with different lighting and days, so you could hopefully get an idea of what it looks like on.
Over all, I feel if the wand was different, I would have happily given Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara a solid 4.5 Nerd Glasses out of 5. However, I am giving it 3.5. Although it starts off with a bang, it gets a little difficult to manage the more you use it.
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