Rated 4.31 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I'm Never Looking Back
I grabbed this on an impulse (I needed one more thing for free shipping) and I will never look back!! I can't say enough good things about and I now reach for it everyday; it's able to give me a more natural look for a lowkey day, but it also layers up perfectly and quickly to create a "falsie" effect without clumping! I am a mascara FIEND and have tried all the cult-beauty holy grail mascaras, and this mascara makes me feel like I have found a true gem in the makeup world. I recommend it to everyone, and y'all should too!!
Most Helpful Critical Review Errr confused
I saw this all over YouTube videos as the best drugstore mascara. I will say it does make it have volume and longer lashes. Dang though, is it a pure mess!!! The formula takes awhile to dry so if you happen to flinch or bat your lashes, you get smudges immediately. Also, it puts way too much onto my lashes as the brush bristles are so small. So I have to take my time to lightly put it on. Will use again but sparingly.
Reviewed by 494 customers I would buy this again
Mrs. Leeds from Galloway, nJ
I think it makes it lashes look very full. However, I would probably like it better if it were waterprooff. it fades away quickly as the day goes on.
BL1022 from Los Angeles
I thought I would try because of the great reviews and low price. Total waste as you get what you pay for with this one.
pretty good for the money
Tina from Wi
It's not amazing by any means but is good for the money. This version is WAAAAY better than their falsie mascara in the black & green bottle. The mascara wand is really fat so be aware of that.
Kimmie from PA
Definitely beats out some high end mascaras. And I've tried many throughout the years. This has a lot of volume in one swipe.
JRS from Cypress, ca
I've been looking for a new mascara that is more cost effective. You definitely get your money's worth with this mascara! It's a great price but still quality. I just wish the applicator was skinnier. But other than that, it's a great mascara and it doesn't SMEAR!!!!!
I love it!
Bella from San Diego
I've been using this since junior year of high school and I've been purchasing it since. The only bad things about this product is it transfers to the top of my eyes after wearing it for long periods of time, so after like 6 hours. Either then that it's my favorite mascara I've purchased !
Cj from Long Island
I love how buildable the mascara is for such a good price. The brush separates the lashes but does give a slight "spidery" effect after a few coats but I like that. The only problem is there is a slight flaking but it's not bad and easy to wipe away
I JUST LOVE IT!!
Danna from San Diego, Ca
I definitely recommend this mascara, leaves my eyelashes long and voluminous. I bought for my sister and my mother and they love it too.
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Blonde Eyelashes So You Know I'm Fr from Davenport, IA
I have owned dozens of different mascaras and this is BY FAR the greatest mascara I've ever used. Cruelty free, affordable, no transfer, non-clumping, incredibly defining...I couldn't ask for anything more!
Manda from MN
It's great! I really love this brand of mascara I've tried about 5 so far and this is a really good one. It adds volume and length my lashes look fake I'm told so love it! My eye on the right is the I ❤ extreme and on the left is Get Big Lashes love them both!
not crazy about it..
bella from foxboro
the brushes make my lashes look bad and its pokey and has no shape to it. id say essence has other better mascaras... i personally like the lash princess volume mascara one from this brand much better.
Not the same brush.
Stephf from PA
I just recently got this and tried it the same day, I noticed the mascara brush did not look like the one shown in this picture and didn't really do much for me, not to mention when my eyes got watery the mascara burned my eyes, I had to remove it right away. It's a hard no. Will be returning as soon as stores open again.
Ky from il
This mascara separates my lashes beautifully, makes them appear long and full HOWEVER, the wear is HORRIBLE. This is the flakiest mascara I have EVER tried. Ive found flakes inside my actual eyeball.....it smudges easily and doesnt last long. If theyd make a mascara with the same wand but better product, if be happy 100%. Dont get this if you want to be able to open your eyes without hazards.
I would buy this over and over again...Love it
Kathie from huntington beach
Great product and it made my eyelashes longer and grow more.
Courtney from NY
I bought this after wanting to try a more affordable mascara. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS! I love the volume and the brush, but the downfall is that it flakes bad. I notice after wearing it all day I will have flakes on my face and glasses. Sometimes it runs off my bottom lashes making me look like a raccoon.
Ashley from Topeka, KS
I used this mascara for a couple weeks and had problem with blurry irritated eyes. stopped using mascara and my eyes have been just fine since. Mentioned this to a few friends who also use this mascara and they had similar issues with the mascara.
Raccoon Eyes & Broken Spirits
Disappointed but not surprised from Atlanta
I bought this mascara because it was really cheap and had surprisingly good reviews. I definitely got what I paid for. It really fooled me though. That first application in the morning goes on so smooth, it enhances my baby lashes and makes me feel good. I have been on various social encounters with this mascara, and really I can't blame the mascara 100% for the people around me's overkindness. I look in the mirror after 4 hours of socializing, thinking I look magnificent only to realize I look like a raccoon. I am so disappointed. It really got me. But these smudges are awful. I now have to wipe under my eyes and on my eyelids like twice an hour. Save yourself and spend a few dollars more don't be trash panda and buy this stuff because it'll really just make you look like one.
Not a dupe for Tarte Maneater
Sam from Texas
I bought this because my favorite mascara is the tarte maneater mascara and the wand on this looked almost identical so I wanted to give it a try. Unfortunately it is not the same formula by any means. It flakes within an hour of putting it on. I wanted to like it but I can't 😩
Only drugstore mascara I will buy!
Kat from Massapequa, NY
I love this mascara it is one of my favorites. Great alone or with other ones. Creates big volume and isn't clumpy. For this price you really can't go wrong
My favorite mascara!!
Shannon from Detroit, MI
Favorite mascara ever and you cannot beat the price. I received years ago as a sample and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the price! Soooo inexpensive and the best. My eyelashes are so full and long. I have sensitive eyes and most mascaras make my eyes itch, this one never has. I love it.
Still the best mascara I can find!
Sherlock from 221B Baker St
I use this mascara and the False Lash Effect interchangeably as they work best with my lashes. I have extra lashes that tend to grow straight down and stay down; even with a heated eyelash curler only the 'strongest' mascaras will hold them up. This mascara does the job with no clumping or running! Only complaint is, in my experience, all the Essence mascaras dry out quickly. I only use mascara ~2x per week and still find the tube is pretty dry after 6 or so uses, even with the eye drop trick. But since they're cheap and they work better for me than any other mascara I've tried (before they dry out), I'm sticking with them.
I always love this product
Monica from San Antonio, tx
I love this mascara. Never gives me issues. It give my lashes great volume. No mess or raccoon eyes either at end of day.
Moe from Oaklawn il
Every day wear
The best mascara EVER !!!!
Aurelia from 2210 sheriff dr
I had bought this a couple weeks ago and I'm just now using it and I'm getting so many compliments about my eyelashes. They make them look fake but not to fake. I don't have very long eyelashes and they make them long and make them have volume. If they had a way to show how my eyelashes I would definitely show y'all !! Will by more
My favorite mascara
KennedyKennedy from Austin
This is my favorite mascara ever. Its cheap and makes my eyelashes so long and beautiful. Once it dries my lashes don't lose a curl for the whole day. I HIGHLY recommend this mascara!