Rated 3.84 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I NEED TO STOCK UP
This was my first time trying this brand I've been hearing a lot of them recently and decided to pick them up. Best decision I've made! With just one coat my eyelashes were long.
Most Helpful Critical Review Expecting more
I love finding new mascaras. It's exciting to find great, cheap product! I got this because I've heard about it on YouTube. I'll never use this again. When I first applied, I applied over another mascara. That evening I had awful raccoon eyes! Like never before been that bad. So I blamed it on layering 2 different mascaras. So then yesterday I applied it alone. After just a couple hours (if that), not only did it rub onto my under eye, making them look like black eyes, but it would 'chunk' up & get in my eyes. Extremely irritating and uncomfortable to say the least. I couldn't wait to take this off as soon as I got home from work. I took my (go to/never fail/always works) remover & used a cotton round to get as much off as possible, I then used a qtip to get it off of my inner rims. Got in the shower, washed and exfoliated. After my shower, I had black mascara under my eyes again!! I thought "where is this coming from!" But removed it again with a cotton round with remover on it. I then proceeded to continue with my nightly skincare but I kept getting chunks in my eyes, making them water like crazy. I have no idea where the product was coming from because I removed it twice at that point. Some of them were so big & had blunt edges that really hurt my eyes. So this is a smudger on me & more importantly, I can't handle when something is getting into my eyes all day. Ruined my other makeup from my eyes watering constantly. Eyes were irritated at all. Even when I first applied, this didn't do anything 'wow' worthy. Just soooo not worth it in my opinion.
Reviewed by 389 customers I plan on repurchasing this mascara for the rest of my life
Jay from US
The best everyday mascara for everyday use and it can be built up or put together with another mascara to do a glam look as well!
I love this brand!
Mandi from Ohio
I've used soooo many mascaras, cheap and expensive. Essence beats ALL other brands! I always recommend to my friends
Arianna from USA
I had high hopes for this mascara and was very let down. When I applied the first coat it did absolutely nothing. I had to apply many coats to make it look like I had mascara on at all. It it doesn't add length even though it says it has fibers. I would say it adds volume but it did end up on my eye lids because it is very dry.
I will definitely purchase again
Katy from Wimberley, TX
I've spent lots of money on many mascaras and this is one of the best formulas and wands I have used. I'd compare to Dior mascara.
not the worst, but not good
elendubleu from Tennessee
it doesnt do what it claims and is very clumpy. wouldn't recommend
it doesn't do what it claims
Cam from Md
It's just a basic, not special mascara. It doesn't lengthen or give volume like it says it will. I saw no difference in length even though it says it has fibers. It also makes my lashes curl in a weird way, like they stick out in different directions and just look a little crunchy. This would be fine if you just want a light coat and a natural look...but I don't. I buy mascaras to get a full, fluttery look, and this is not for that purpose.
It was dry and crumbling.
Magdaliz from Brandon, Fl
I used it the day after I purchased it. It was dry and flaking. :(
lolalulu from SC
didn't like it at all did nothing for my lashes.
Made my lashes clumpy and sticking out at odd angles
None from Harrisburg, PA
Tried it for several days! Just a complete fail
Vern from TX
Doesn't do what it claims
I would buy again!
Ari from Phoenix
I am happy I tried this mascara. I love trying Essence mascaras in general and this one sticks out in a good way. I love the volume it gives my lashes. Even my boyfriend noticed from a distance after I first put it on! I will definitely buy again. The only thing I'd say is that it doesn't give me the curl I always want per se but that can be fixed with a little eyelash curling haha. Love this affordable mascara.
I loved the lengthening of my lashes!
Ari from Phoenix, AZ
I am glad I tried this mascara! Definitely will buy again. My lashes were lengthened and looked long and natural. Even my boyfriend noticed in a positive way from a distance. My lashes also were nice to the touch after applying the mascara. For volume, I'll definitely buy this mascara again!
Jacky from Oklahoma
I had high hopes for this mascara but I really hate it after the first use the mascara was supper dry. Don't waste your money
Best mascara ..get your bang for the buck!
Liz from Western New York
I ordered 2 because I love the product so much. I think the one I opened was old. Seems very dry inside. Not like previous ones. Going to open the second one tomorrow. To see if it's better.
Don't believe the hype
Jennifer from New Jersey
I tried this because I've seen so many good reviews. Nope. Not it. Still on the hunt for a good mascara.
Fool Proof Mascara
Audrey G from Boston, MA
This mascara is a total game changer! I have pretty thin and unruly lashes that clump easily if I use mascaras with really thick brushes. I love this brush for that reason; it doesn't clump my lashes together and it DEFINITELY gives me great length. Note: not super volumizing, but makes your lashes look super long! My lashes stick straight down so I like to curl my lashes beforehand and if you want long AND curly lashes, I highly recommend doing this. Great mascara and great price!
very good for the price!
Chrissy from Alaska
I love how it lengthens and thickens my lashes! I will definitely buy this again. Cannot beat the price!
gets clumpy easily
j from harrisburg, pa
it's really nice on bottom lashes, but clumps easily on top lashes.
NettyKrocker from Ohio
Unbelievable value. Lengthens and holds a curl. Doesn't smudge although it makes your lashes so long it might transfer to your eyelids when first applied. Easy to remove.
great, even right after opening
lori from ks
I love this......I will never buy another high end mascara again. does not clump, does not smear or flake. love it
Not for me...
OkieRN14 from Edmond, OK
I really wanted to like this but it's not for me. Right after application, it looked great! But after a couple hours, it had started to flake and I was finding little fibers all over my face. It also started to run under my eyes, like a raccoon, and I've never had that happen before. The flaking and running happened each of the several times I tried it.
Jamie from New York
This stuff is absolutely amazing! I have long lashes but this stuff really intensifies them.
Essence Mascara is LIFE.
x0taylormarie from Boston, MA
Obsessed, and for the price point, you can't go wrong.
Kat 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.
I would buy this product again and again.
Jen from Blaine, MN
I can actually see the difference as I put this product on. Lashes look fuller and longer. Not clumpy or watery!