Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara ($4.99) is an affordable, budget friendly mascara that recently launched with the Essence Spring/Summer 2015 Makeup Collection. Dontcha just love cheap mascara? It’s a product we often have to throw out before fully using it so paying dirt cheap for it is always the way to go but problem…
I always find I’m never truly satisfied with drugstore mascara.
If you do a a splurge and save post one of the first topics that people will say they don’t splurge on is in fact mascara. However, I’m always of the mentality I want to spend a little more for my formulas because I do find a $20 buck mascara tends to work better for me than one I’d purchased at the drugstore for less. Which leads me on a merry rant about how very, very expensive mascara has gotten at the drugstore. Seriously, if I’m going to pay L’Oreal $11.99 for the latest Voluminous formula I might as well just give my money to some mid-range brand that performs way better!
None the less, sometimes the makeup gods smile down upon our heads and gift us with under $5 buck mascara like Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara!
Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara comes in a cutesy shaped bottle with a heart corset design that gives off a very Korean beauty vibe!
This has a cobra-like shaped bristled brush for application that promises to volumize lashes but thankfully doesn’t tell me how long, full, and juicy my lashes will look. So indeed, it only markets itself as a one trick pony for creating volume. But…
Wait, there’s more.
ShamWow commercial style for you there.
I actually like they market it the way they do because there’s little room for disappointment if it doesn’t in fact make your lashes longer! However, it comes as a nice little surprise that it does in fact give excellent length and fairly nice volume.
The brush is a little awkward at first but you can twist it gently as you work the mascara through lashes and it pulls them upward, outward, and curled upward for excellent length. I wouldn’t say this is a full volume mascara as there is some space between lashes but none the less with a few strokes you can build for more fullness. It really excels at length though! The formula isn’t stiff nor did it make my lashes crunchy. There is no mention of it being waterproof but I had no issues with smearing on my drier eyes and the formula removed easily at the end of the night. It held curl quite nicely as well as my lashes were not wilting by the end of the day and I ended up looking all bushy tailed and bright eyed courtesy the nice way it extended and curled my lashes up.
All in all for under five bucks I’d say Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara is worth a try! The brush has a slight learning curve but this one gives good length, curl, and a hint of volume making it a win for me.
Available now at Ulta and Ulta.com.
Do share your experience!