Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I'm always getting asked if I have fake eyelashes on!
I'm obsessed! I am the girl who would put on at least four layers of mascara! You can never have too much mascara right!? This mascara I can get great volume and length in one coat but for my glam days I'll still do maybe two. I also struggle with super oily skin so every mascara usually ends up under my eyes (even the water proof ones) but this one does not! And it's so cheap! Hands down never buying another mascara again!
Most Helpful Critical Review Not Sure If I am Sold On this one
The jury is still out on this mascara. I chose it because I read the very high reviews and was impress with those plus the good price. The first time I wore it I happened to lay down to take a nap cuz I wasn't feeling so hot, and when I woke up I had dark smudges under my eyes and little mascara left on the lashes. My eyes had been a bit watery due to my allergies and apparently I had some tearing during my nap. This tearing is exactly why I wanted a good waterproof mascara, especially for my lower lashes. I will continue to use it to see if I can "establish a better relationship with it" to get it to help me reach my mascara goals. Again, it was a good price so it would be worth my while to try again!
Reviewed by 515 customers Terrible
scg from michigan
clumpy, flakes off, and doesn't hold a curl. if you have stubborn and straight eyelashes like me this mascara will do nothing for you.
wendy from san diego, ca
This gives me a more natural look rather than a dramatic false-lash effect. It works well as long as I don't layer too much. With 1-2 coats, my lashes look defined and still soft. The brush is quite big which can be difficult to use, but it also makes application very quick in the morning. It's not amazing at holding a curl but it doesn't weigh them down either, which is good enough for me. Overall this is a great cheap mascara.
Tori from Pa
Love this mascara , gave me the long hold look I was looking for!
i love this product!!!
jen from flagstaff, az
This is the first time ive bought this brand and i can honestly say that i am in love. The formula keeps my stubborn lashes curled and adds lots of volume. And even though it is waterproof, its easy to wash off without taking all my natural lashes off like other brands.
Lgirl from Austin
The worst application. It was super dry and clumpy. I chunked the tube in the trash after first use. Flaked off the rest of the day.
Terrible. Just. Terrible
Sel from New York
I love Essence but they really didn't do it this time. I've been looking for a good mascara that gives great volume to my lashes. I wanted to try a waterproof one just to avoid smudges through out the day. However, this product is WAYYYY too waterproof. It took me a good 2 days to fully take this off. It ripped out so many eyelashes. Wouldn't recommend.
I would buy this again
Bulky from Hazelton id
One use makes a difference on your eyes
Evo from Arizona
its a nice everyday mascara but it's it a lil crispy feeling and the brush is HUGE. I have pretty curly thick lashes already but did have to be careful when applying more than usual.
Rory from Warren Oh
Packages says smudge free but it smudged even with setting spray.
Shanika from Burton, MI
It's definitely waterproof. It took some doing to come off, but I'm sure I'll get better at it.
Favorite waterproof mascara
Jojo from Chicago, IL
This is my favorite mascara. It holds a curl and lasts all day. You'll have beautiful thick eyelashes with this.
Best Waterproof Mascara
Truracefan from CA
Love this Waterproof Mascara. Perfect coverage and it didn't run or smudge.
No worth it
Lucy from Longview wa
I wanted volume. This is not thick enough.
Favorite Affordable Mascara
Jackie T. from Newport News, Va
Love this mascara! It's affordable and does exactly what I need it to. It adds volume while staying In place when my eyes water on occasions from allergies
Momm from Ca
Mascara is HUMID PROOF!! Didn't hold up while swimming but neither do other "waterproof" mascaras that I've tried. Good for the price. It definitely gave me volume, not tons of length but that could be my natural lashes versus the actual formula. It does dry pretty quick and I didn't clump while applying the second layer.
I won't buy this brand again for waterproof mascara.
ArizonaChic from Arizona
This is a cheap mascara, but for the price you can get designer labels somewhere else. It's greasy and smears - especially when washing your face. I have to follow-up with wipes.
I would not recommend this product
Lee from New Zealand
It's not really waterproof and it's definitely not smudge proof
well........didnt work for me
krishypnotic from atlanta
well..... i love the big lash look the brush is thick and full and works every lash but over the course of the day working it would smear over my brow bones..ugg... black marks..thats why i use waterproof especially in summer so it wouldnt smear i would hate to see what you look like swimming...ewww racoon eyes that would be bad.. so i went back to my other.
Great price, great product.
Andie from Fenton
It can be used for a natural or night look. Long lasting. No clumping.
Joc from Phoenix
This mascara is the bomb. I have naturally straight lashes that DO NOT hold a curl for anything. I bought multiple high end ($35+) mascaras and they didn't work at all! I have this one a try and it holds my curl all day! I wouldn't say it gave my crazy volume but it's there. I love this stuff and I'm never going back. It was dry or flaky for me as others have said. I love this stuff.
Carla from PA
By the second coat the mascara started to get clumpy and this was my first use of it.
sofia from Boston
Not my favorite Essence mascara. Not horrible, but not their best. It is super waterproof, if you get a little on your skin it's hard to get off without a makeup remover. It adds length but not a ton of volume. Okay for the price, and I'll probably use it occasionally since I did buy it, but I probably won't buy it again.
It's good sometimes
Cruz from Murrieta
I really liked it but then I found out that it made my lashes smaller and it started to ruin them. It works really good but I plan on not using it. Also it's supper messy
bold and super waterproof!!
maddiecl from New Jersey, USA
this is my favorite mascara of all time and I've been using it for years. it lengthens, adds volume, separates lashes, makes them super dark, holds a curl(!), and will absolutely not flake or smudge. however because it is so darn waterproof it's annoying to remove as I have to scrub with cleansing oil/ heavy-duty makeup remover (micellar water or just soap and water won't cut it). that said, i love this stuff so much and it stays put through workouts, showers, beach days, etc. so for me it's worth the effort to remove. it is a very dry formula though which works well for my lashes but may not work for everyone.
good but flaky
lauren from texas
i really like this mascara and it's price point but i do often find flakes under my eyes throughout the day that i have to wipe off. it's very easy to apply and the brush is okay to use but i just wish it wasn't so drying. i'm looking at getting a different essence mascara