Rated 4.17 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review MY "PERFECT" MASCARA
I have used them all (all price levels)only to be disappointed after the first tube. All my adult life, I have been in search of the "perfect" mascara. By perfect, I mean big, thick lashes with minimal effort. I found it in this one. I was nervous because it was so inexpensive. I always pay over $20. I ask the Ulta rep what she suggested and she suggested Benefit's They're Real. I went ahead and bought it also because I was just worried about a [$] mascara actually working. As soon as I got to my car, I did a lash in each of the mascaras. The Essence was far better because it give me fuller looking lashes with far less effort. There was a very noticable difference between the two lashes. The Benefit mascara is good but not great. I am writing this review for all the people like me that thought a perfect mascara has to cost more than [$]. It worth far more than that. An excellent value on a great product!
Most Helpful Critical Review I wanted to love it.
I wanted to love this, because it did make my eyelashes very thick and long, almost as if I were wearing false lashes. However, this product did not agree with my eyes at all. The first day wearing it, my right eye began to hurt. I got home and took off my makeup to see what the problem was--both top & bottom eyelids of my right eye were puffy, and there was a white bump on my lower lash line. Day 2 of using this, I figured I might try it one more time because I did really like the thick eyelash effect it gave. This was a horrible idea. My left eye began to hurt, and both eyes were puffy. It even hurt to blink. I tried warm compresses, natural baby soap, and saline solution to flush my eyes of any harmful flakes that may have gotten stuck in my eyes. If this whole eye situation doesn't improve within the next day or so, I'll probably end up making an appointment with my eye doctor.
Reviewed by 235 customers Good for the price I guess.
Christina from Texas
Just look at the pros and cons. Do not like waterproof anything so don t want to try.
My ultimate fav
Zee from Virginia
I have 8 tubes of this mascara and I'm going to purchase another two today. I literally cannot live without this mascara it's the absolute best. Always get compliments on my lashes.
I would love to by this product again
Dolly from Rancho Cucamonga
Love this prody
lizzie from kennesaw, Ga
When I first bought this I was very skeptical because of how affordable it was and how big the wand was, I also was not familiar with the brand at all. After I tried the waterproof version, I fell in love because it make my lashes look amazing! I was scared to use the original one because I thought it wouldn't of given me the same effect as the waterproof but I was completely wrong! I love this mascara and it has never failed me. I always recommend it to people who are looking for a affordable mascara.
Julia from Morristown TB
During my 45 years on this earth I have purchased ALOT of mascara. This is the best mascara ever!! Cheaper than most. Better than most.
Lexxxx from Dubuque, IA
Will never buy another mascara. The color, the brush, everything about it I love. Leaves your lashes looking fuller & longer!
My FAV mascara to lift and separate
Morgs from Omaha, NE
I use this as a base mascara before I apply a volumizing mascara. It lifts and separates so well!
caroline from louisiana
love the volume, but i do have to apply a layer of thinner mascara first and after or else it's very clumpy and very thick. but it def gives you volume and thickens your lashes just use it sparingly!! hope this helps y'all!
Showgirl1 from San Jose ca
Returned made my eye itchy
Dee Dee from Acworth, GA
This is the best mascara I've ever used. Beats out more expensive brands. It just makes your lashes so long and thick!
Not my Fav
GL from Fort Smith Ar
I typically use Princess mascara but the store was out so I bought this one. I'm not a fan at all. The wand is bigger than I like and this particular one is clumpy.
Kimmie from PA
I put it on and was like whattttt... lol. eyelashes had volume in one swipe lol. For the price, its great. not sure how it holds up outdoors yet, but I can say positively its good for the price.
My favorite mascara
KK from Ohio
Mascara was the first makeup item I ever wore. I used to have tons of different mascaras but everyday I still choose to wear this essence one over them. Now i've decluttered all my other mascaras and just have this and i'm so happy with the performance and the wand and everything about this!
Best mascara ever
Lili1357 from Alaska
As a girl with sensitive curly lashes, the mascara does it's job. Any mascara I put on usually irritates my eyelashes(even high end ones). I could always count on this mascara to lengthen and thicken my eyelashes without irritating it
Vgo33me_ATX from Austin, Texas
This mascara is honestly phenomenal. It's the best I've tried, and I've had all of the big-name, big price mascaras. It seems the older I get the shorter and sparser my lashes become. it's gotten to the point where I wear Falsies all the time. Those can be a real pain to put on correctly and naturally, and then you always lose a lash or two when you take them off. So they help the problem, but they also make things worse. This mascara was awesome! I felt confident enough to wear just the mascara, and not add false lashes! I'm totally sold on this!
Didn't care for this product
MaudsMakeup from Fresno ca
I use a bunch of mascaras and this one just didn't feel like good quality the brush was kinda messy and bristles were just too big for my style
candace b from Macon Ga
I have been a Dior The Show fan for years, and this is just as good at a fraction of the cost. This is the only mascara I buy now!
Most trusted mascara
Lilidream from Alaska
I have sensitive eyelashes, so wearing mascara tends to irritate them. I have no irritation when using them though. They also give a lot of length and volume, without the spider legs look
Luvs from Yakima wa
I've been using this mascara for 7 years now and I love it.
I would buy this product again
Kelly from Florida
This a really good product for the price. It adds volume and thickens the lashes. It also gives you some length.
Hands down the best mascara EVER
Yaya from Long Beach,cA
Love this mascara and for the price!! I have always use high end mascaras! Got this on a shopping budget!! And so happy I did!! After i went and bought my mom and 2 sisters!!!
I love this mascara one of my favs
Flip from Houston,tx
I love the way it makes my eyelashes look full... was even asked if they were real....
Cheap & Awesome
BriJ from San Diego
I'm a fan of full, dark, "overdone" eyelashes and that's what you'll get with a few coats of this mascara. I love that it's not waterproof therefore easy to remove at the end of the day but it doesn't transfer on my eyelids. My only complaint is I feel it drys/ gets gummy quicker than some other mascaras but really at the price it's no biggy to repurchase a fresh tube.
Best bang for your buck
Moni from West Covina
I've tried many of the expensive name brands, but I've fallen in love with mascara!
Flaky and uncomfortable
Breren92 from Shreveport, LA
I have used this mascara about 5 or 6 times over the span of about 2 weeks and its just not for me. I always try to be optimistic but its hard to see how this is rated over 4 stars. It flakes continuously and gets in my eyes after the first 5 minutes of wear & up until I take it off at night. This has made for unattractive photos. I thought that once the formula dried a little the mascara would be more wearable. Sadly, not the case. The wand is HUGE, but not in a good way; unless you like messy application. I've tried this with one coat and tried with two, neither do me any justice. Right now I'm wearing this and there is also a noticeable weight to my lashes. Gave this two stars instead of one because it has a very black opacity and added significant volume. Also the clumping isn't terrible, but not great. Returning to Ulta as a trade for the Essence Lash Princess in the black and green tube. Also, why in the world does this product not come in some sort of packaging, other than slapping a bar code on the tube?? Seriously - no form of quality control if someone decided to be malicious in the store and contaminate the product!!!