Monday, 11 April 2016

Essence Lash Princess Mascara

I am in love with the Maybelline Falsies mascara. I would go as far as to say that it is my holy grail mascara I love it that much. But still I am always on the hunt for something that might do a better job. Something that will give me the same look as the Falsies but better. So I continue to try out different mascaras and will always be sure to report back! This offering from Essence is one that I've heard a few people mention on their blogs. It has got nothing but rave reviews so I decided for €4 I'd give it a go. Essence is one of the make-up counters that I very rarely get to visit but I have tried a few items and have always been impressed. They always have bargain prices for reasonable quality products. So I had high hopes for this mascara. I love big thick voluminous lashes but without looking clumpy. There is a fine line between looking thick and looking clumpy and the Falsies do a great job at sitting at the right side of that line. 

As you can see from the pictures, the brush on this is unusually shaped. It has one flat side which is perfect for grabbing the lashes, and then the other side which has a slight more curve to it I use for giving the lashes some lift. This mascara gives outrageous volume. If you are looking for a mascara that will give you thick, black lashes look no further. It does not do a great job at separating the lashes so it can veer a little towards the clumpy side. I find that two layers is more than enough to create a fuller look to your lashes, but work quick because once this mascara dries it won't go anywhere. It lasted really well on me though-out the day and held a curl as well as any of the other mascaras I use. I do curl my lashes religiously everyday so I can't comment on how well it would curl the lashes but I like the way it looks when I apply it after curling. 

Do I like this as much as the Falsies? No probably not, because it is too easy to get carried away with this mascara and you can end up with spider lashes before you know whats happening. If you have the time to apply it properly you will get gorgeous results but if you are in a hurry or if you are using it first thing in the morning I wouldn't recommend.

For the price, which is less than a fiver you really can't go wrong. If you are a voluminous lash girl I'd recommend you give this a go!


  1. I have heard a few US bloggers gush about this mascara, I might have to pick it up! What other products have you tried from Essence?

    Kiran |

  2. I have been really interested in trying Essence mascaras as I have other products by them that I love! This one has always really stuck out to me but I'll make sure to consider this if I buy it.
    Belle (