Rated 3.92 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Better than ALL of my high-end mascaras! An AMAZING find!!
I wasn't expecting much from this but I am completely blown away! I like SUPER dramatic eyes, and I am NOT going for the natural lash look. Currently I use Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir, Clarins Supra Volume, and Stila Huge Extreme Lash. Those are just the ones that made the cut. I've used almost every pricey mascara you can think of, and even many Japanese brands. It obviously comes down to the brush and the formula. This mascara is perfection; super black, not too wet or dry, and a magical brush. I really hope they never stop making this. I have very short skimpy lashes. I curl them with a Shu Uemura, use my Shiseido Nourishing mascara base, and apply mascara. Buy this. Trust me. I'm a doctor. :)
Most Helpful Critical Review 👎
There's really only 2 thing that'll turn me off about a product: it sucks and false claims. I really really really wanted to like it because my lashes look pretty good, but being deceived sucks. I didn't need to stay up for 18 hrs to test it because it began flaking within the 9th hour. That is quite long lasting, but that's the darn title of the mascara cut in half. Plus it clumps on initial application and needs some fixing...It curls so beautifully lengthens lovely, and adds so much more volume. I want to love it, but I can't.
Reviewed by 181 customers new fav!!
taylor from california
gave me the volume and lift that i needed!! only bad part is that it's not waterproof
door from Tn
love love love this mascara!! definitely my favorite, 10/10 would recommend!
Great product, great price
Lois from AZ
Does a great job, looks great, and very well priced. I've started to use other Essence products, too.
Cece from Minnesota
It's my favorite mascara!!!!
Steph from Illinois
I have to wipe so much off before using
K from Ohio
The brush gets very overly saturated, you have to wipe some off before you go straight on the lashes. Gets clumpy quickly too. I don't use this when I'm really putting in effort with my makeup.
Lona from WEST VIRGINIA
I have 3 different essence mascara n they burn my eyes
Nikki from Denver
Great product for great price
Favorite essence mascara
JJ from WA
I have tried other essence mascara but this is my favorite out of them, it thickens and lengthens
K from MS
Love this mascara! Fantastic curl, no need for eyelash curler, BLACK color is intense, all day wear, no flaking, it really is the best I've used of drugstore brands to higher end brands. Lasts through my daily cat nap amazingly well. The only downside to it is that it's a little more difficult to remove than most mascaras but it is not as difficult as waterproof, it's somewhere in between, but I'll take it since I don't have any flaking through the day.
Nice volume but it smudged
Fidget from Ohio
I liked the brush, the volume and thickening. Slight curl. It lasted pretty good all day but twice I had smudges on my eyelids I had to wipe off, once right after application and also late in the day. I have hooded eyes but was not expecting it to transfer that much.
Wow! Very impressed
Buyer on a budget from Raleigh
I'm on a budget & couldn't keep buying my higher end makeup....I'm so thankful I found this mascara!!! I've been using Too Faced better than sex & Too Faced D*** Girl....this is way better!! Really makes my lashes look longer. I don't know about everyone else but I only put x3 layers on of mascara, the first only lightly & then the second one more of the product. My lashes don't look clumpy. I definitely recommend this to anyone!!
Love this mascara!! Makes your lashes look like extensions!
Xitlaly from Garden city, kansas
Makes your eyelashes look realistic long
After 3 uses, i went back for another!
Angela from Rhode Island
This stuff is amazing! I love it! You don't even need to use an eyelash curler! And when you do, pow! Who needs lifts and extensions when you have this!? Best ive ever used, and its super inexpensive.
Lizzy from Tulare Ca
Works well.no flakes. Great coverage and reasonable price.
Rebekah from Oklahoma City
I loved the curl that you get with this one. I would recommend it!
As long as they make this - I'll buy it!
Val from TN
This mascara beats everything else i've ever used, and I've used some dang expensive mascaras! It is jet black, lifts, fans out, stays all day. After the first tube I won't use anything else. Daytime is two coats, evening is 4 - I couldn't be happier.
I would buy this again.
Sunny from Harrisburg, PA
Doesn't clump. I haven't worn mascara in a few years because of sensitivity but this doesn't bother my eyes.
Would buy again but could be better
Ari from iowa
Good product but quality could be better
I'm so happy to have find this gem 💎
SARA from TX
Love this mascara, i I had been using Tarte mascaras but they are pricey for my budget (since I have a teen daughter) once i try this mascara I'm not looking any where else
It lifts, holds and curls my heavy lashes. It doesn't smudge and stays on ALL day long 😍
Sooooo amazing for the price!!
Jenny from Oregon
I've been using this mascara for about 2 1/2 years and its amazing! It gives me a lot of volume and thickness. The only downside is that it can be clumpy, especially if you layer it. But, it's really good for the price!
Never again will a buy this product
Debbiem from Sacramento
It flakes after an hour of wear. Burns like heck if the flakes go into your eyeball
So far so good
Keepitreal from Dallas, TX
I bought this 'cause of Tati. I expected a lot from it. I'll let the pictures do most of the talking. With initial application, the formula was rather thick. It clumped some of my lashes together. I didn't like that. I had to take an old clean mascara want and separate them.
While trying to coat the bottom lashes, the mascara wand is so big and fat that it's hard to get a nice, even coating on the smaller, shorter lashes. I bumped my bottom eyelid with the fat wand. You have to bring the wand really close and really press it on the bottom lashes to get enough product on them. It's not TERRIBLY hard, I guess? You might just need a skilled and steady hand or some q-tips/makeup wipes.
I should probably mention that I have some pretty long natural lashes, and the tips of my lashes are blonde so not even in the picture can you really see just how LONG my natural lashes are. I know the first initial coat looks like my lashes went from zero to a million bucks in one swipe, but they didn't really. To me, my lashes went from looking dull to a deep black with SOME added length and maybe a bit of added curl.
I added a side view because I thought it might be nice to show you what the length looked like but I realize now it might be a little misleading. Not that this mascara doesn't add length, because I think it does, but if you have the typical very short lashes, I don't know if this mascara would necessarily make them touch your eyebrow or anything.
10 minutes go by and they started to droop. Which is sad because it's advertised as a "curling and lifting" mascara. Maybe it curls and lifts them initially, but not for 10 minutes and definitely not for 18 hours. I don't think this was a result of user error because I only applied one coat and the mascara STILL couldn't hold up.
I can't say much as for if this flakes throughout the day, but I wear glasses and my long lashes scrape against the lenses so no matter what mascara I wear it would probably flake.
SuperUltaLover! from Tampa
This mascara says it holds a curl and it's true! It even adds volume and length too. One of my lashes is shorter and mostly straighter so I really need that curl for that side especially. So mess around with different coats on each side and they're perfect. Prestige is awesome. I use the booster too. Can't beat the price or the quality.
Far exceeded expectations
Atlanta Makeup Junkie from Atlanta, GA
I have used Essence mascaras before but I have never been blown away until now. This mascara is amazing and not just for the price point --it is amazing against much pricier mascaras. I wore this to a college football game today. Hot --never budged. Lashes looked soft, full, curled and voluminous. I am completely smitten!