Hello guys, how are you? I think I got 5 pounds bigger since yesterday, so I`m doing well. I finished eating all my cupcakes and had enough sugar for one year, but never mind. Life is too short to count the calories. I am also having a Once Upon a Time marathon since it got uploaded on Netflix and Hook is killing it. Fangirling has its limits, though, so I took a short break for a quick post.
Now, I got this mascara with this month`s Glossybox and I was not really happy at first. I love mascaras, I must own about 15, but the last time I tried an Essence mascara ended up bad. Luckily, it was cheap, so I remained guilt free. Whenever I test a beauty product I try to keep an open mind because every brand has its holy grail products and then its shitty products. Did this mascara change my mind about the brand?
The first thing I noticed was the packaging. It looks cute and girly, but not overly childish. Actually, I find it quite elegant and it will look really nice displayed on your dressing table. The design on the wand is made of rubber, to prevent it from slipping, a detail I found cool. The second thing I noticed was the brush. Imitating a cobra, it`s very similar to Rimmel`s Scandaleyes Rockin` Curves Mascara, but on a smaller scale. Because of the shape, it captures your every lash and adds a lot of volume. Besides making your lashes bigger, this mascara will also add length and definition. The formula is not wet at all and it dries out in a few seconds. When you wear it, it feels comfortable and does not get crispy after a couple of hours.
I must say, I like this mascara a lot, for the price you pay (around 3 pounds) it does a fantastic job. Like I said, always keep an open mind when testing products. I mean, I heard a lot of good things about this brand, but what I tried was rubbish. If I stopped, I would not have found this brilliant mascara that`s less than a latte and looks so nice on my table.
Have you tried this mascara before? What other products from Essence do you recommend?