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Say bye bye to those panda eyes and hello to clean volume and defined lashes with Essence The Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara.
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Rated 3.71 out of 5 stars
I really liked the Essence Lash Princess Mascara, but I have oily skin and it always smudged at the end of the day and was hard to get off. This mascara doesn't budge! I wore it in the pool and in the shower to test it, and it didn't uncurl, smudge, or flake. I have very sensitive eyes and have been on the hunt for years to find an affordable, go-to mascara that doesn't make my eyes itch. This is finally it! I have long, super straight eyelashes. The formula feels lightweight, and it holds a curl very well. It does give a more natural volume than the Lash Princess, BUT the key is to layer it after the first coat dries. It adds way more volume than adding another coat while your lashes are still wet. I like that the formula adds some length and definition, as well. It comes off very easily with my micellar water. I just hope they start selling it in stores soon.
I've tried this mascara multiple times and gave it chances, but every time I use it I am disappointed. I have straight, short asian lashes and it did not give me any volume or length. It also smudges after a few hours unlike its claims and even with a lash curler and primer, the curl did not hold for more than 10-15 minutes. I prefer the Thrive Causemetics mascara. This was hard to wash off as well.
BooKitty from Tulsa, OK
Like some mascara's you find that when you sweat you may leave eyelash flutters on the upper lid of your eye; which in return results in a unforeseen panda eye effect to which you did not intend with your eyeshadow you applied that morning. You go about your conversation with friends, co-workers or even better patients and no one tells you about that black flutter splat until you sneak to the restroom for that bathroom break and to your surprise while washing you see it horrified no one told you wondering whom you mingled with while flutter splat was present. So, when I wore this and I did not have to take so many breaks or use my phone as a mirror to check my splat flutter's. I knew this was the mascara for me. I have now purchased 6 times. My eyelashes look full as well as my daughters whom used mine on a whim and fell in love. Of all the essence brands this is the best for not giving you the flutter splat.
MrsCheeky from Bel Air, Maryland
You can never go wrong with this brand! They make amazing mascara and the price they deliver at puts the more expensive fancy, marketed just for their name brands to shame!!! Everyone should have at least 4 Essence mascaras in their beauty survival bag!
Tina from Warren Ohio
This product does exactly what it claims it will not do, smudges below eyes. With in one hour of wary I go back to check my new mascara and sure enough I have big black smudges from where my eyelashes met my skin underneath my eyes I-have to use a Q-tip to wipe the mascara off of my skin.
KC from CT, USA
I don't like using the term "holy grail," however this is the most dependable mascara I can use and not get that grey smudges around my eyes after a long day with other mascara.
For context, I have naturally long eyelashes and just want them to look darker and longer. I'm not much interested in volume or clumping. If you want to look like you're not wearing mascara and the best looking eyelashes ever this is it. I haven't experienced any smudging and taking it off is easy.
Ghostgirl1 from Virginia Beach, VA
I usually use a more expensive brand but still have issues with smudging and dark circles under my eyes. I took a chance with this product. It was only a few dollars so what was the risk. This stuff is amazing!!! I was in shock. No smudging or dark transfer rings under my eyes. Even with all day wear.
The only downside with this product is that it is not waterproof so I can not wear it on days when my allergies make my eyes water.
Jody B from Utah
I have always had problems with my mascara smudging and making me look like a panda. I have tried so many mascaras that claim to be smudge-proof, but none of them lived up to that claim. This mascara does!! It is now the only mascara I will use. Highly recommend!
UniquelyDriven from New Mexico
I absolutely love this mascara! I have fairly long lashes that clump together easily. This lengthens, separates, volumizes, and is quite to apply. It also comes of easily when I take my makeup off and the end of the day. I love the long and full lash look I get with this mascara and always have one in my arsenal.
Xtina from San Diego, CA
I wanted a tubing mascara for everyday use. I hate having to use eye makeup remover and this mascara comes right off with my regular face wash and water. The mascara is not clumpy, but also not very volumizing or buildable. I love this for daytime use, but for a nighttime look, I'd use something a little more dramatic.
Bethyboo from Wyoming
I love this mascara so much! I recommended it and gifted it to friends that have all gone ga ga for it too! The wand lifts and separates lashes so they don't come out clumpy and nasty. it doesn't smear or flake off. My under eyes stay bright thanks to bye bye under eye and bye bye panda eyes. oh, and it washes off so easily. it's tubing mascara and when removing comes off in tubular pieces so it doesn't leave the black or grey under eye you get when removing a lot of other mascara!
SweetDee from San Diego
New favorite mascara.
Everything smudges for me. I used to love Tart EyesCameraLashes, but that started to smudge, too.
I already have decent length naturally; this adds volume without smudging and washes off aeasily enough.
My only con is the brush is kind of big, so applying to bottom lashes can be tricky.
Kate from Washington, DC
Had Doubts for how cheap it is, and while it's not perfect, it really holds up to the no-smudge claim. I have oily lids and lashes that point down even after curling, so smudging is ALWAYS an issue. While I don't like the brush at all and end up wiping it with a tissue to remove excess, and it clumps lashes together, the formula is great. Absolutely no smudging and easily removed without pulling out lashes like waterproof. What I've ended up doing is using another volumizing mascara as a base or primer, combing the lashes, then using this mascara as a final top coat/sealer. I normally apply two coats anyway, so this is a minor extra step and really makes a difference. Wore this all day at work and absolutely NO SMUDGING! Lashes and eye makeup looked great all day. Will keep buying.
Pearshapedpeach from Atlanta, Ga
This stuff is hilariously ironic in its name. More like HELLO panda eyes. This stuff smudged everywhere each time I wore it. It was so embarrassing. After about the 5th time of looking like a raccoon in public I threw it away. Just steer clear of this.
Asian eyes gal from seattle
I have very short, straight, downward pointing lashes (as well as oily eye lids) and was hoping this would not smudge on me. Unfortunately after a few hours of wear, I saw smudging. I was surprised because the other tubing mascara I have does wonders for my lashes and doesn't smudge or transfer at all! Very disappointed with this product.
Lori from New York
I like it, and I don't. I would love it if it made my lashes darker and thicker with only 1 or 2 coats. You need more like 3 maybe 4 depending on the results you are looking for. HOWEVER, it DOES deliver on its promise not to smudge or bleed. In that respect, I love it.
Sav from Waco
Beautiful formula, HOWEVER...
IF YOU HAVE SENSITIVE EYES don't recommend. The nylon fibers get in your eyes and HURT. And I don't have sensitive eyes.
JennMichelle from Cookeville, tn
I love this mascara! I just bought my second one.
I have dark circles, so smudging is an issue. This neither smudges or flakes.
Moni from McAllen
I have to say this works best with a water proof mascara as a primer. I have straight lashes so they don't keep a curl unless it's water proof. And I do have to scrape some of the product off the brush before applying because it comes out with too much in it.
Then after all that I love it! Lol
T from Seattle, WA
Not especially buildable, 'though not advertised as such.'
DrySkinTrying from CT
Perfect mascara for lower lashes! Not clumpy! No smudging!
Essence should honestly just market it for lower lashes.
I was searching high and low for a mascara that wouldn't smudge on my under eyes. But it's not about the upper lashes. It's all about what you put on your bottoms!
Yes, it's a terrible mascara for your upper lashes. But if you are going to spend any money on just lower lash mascara, THIS is the best price point you'll find. Clinique makes a much more expensive lower lash mascara.
BB from Minnesota
The packaging said nothing about being a tubing mascara, but I'm glad I bought it. This is my new favorite mascara. I have been using waterproof mascara and have had trouble getting it all off, even with an oil makeup remover. This mascara stays on all day, but washes clean off at night. No more raccoon eyes for me in the morning.
SarH from Williamsburg
It does not give you raccoon eyes but you will need to put on three coats.
Andrea S from Detroit, MI
I like this mascara. I don't love it, but for the price it's pretty dang good. It doesn't give me much length or volume, but no tubing mascara has done that for me before. I work ten hour long shifts in a restaurant and this stays on all day for me.
vivian from tulsa
super picky about formulas not being too wet or dry but this one is amazing. it perfectly adds incredible length to my lashes without clumping or smuggling once Applied. but even better it removes like a dream!! with very little effort and just warm way it was fully removed will definitely repurchase.
BrokenWench from Nassau County, FL.
I know going to bed with a full face of makeup on is a big no-no. I napped for about an hour with this mascara.
While it didn't smudge as other brands, it flakes off like mad. Reviews from a few web searches stated this is a tubing mascara.
Looks like No.7 and L'Oréal are staying and the Essence is going back. Some of their other mascaras are fabulous.
Lab Mom from Illinois