Essence I ❤ Extreme Volume Mascara Photos & Review
Anyway, I bought this mascara because I saw it in one of EmilyNoel83‘s favorites videos. Only, I realized that she was referring to the ‘Essence I ❤ Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara’ rather than this one. Anyway, without further yapping, here’s my review about the Essence I ❤ Extreme Volume Mascara
Product Claims/Descriptions According to Essence Cosmetics
For all fans of the extreme this volume mascara will hit just the right spot! It contains ultra black pigments covering each lash color intensive and a large brush for stunning volume. This combination gives the perfect “I love-look”!
PACKAGING – I believe that Essence’s target customers are from teenagers to young adults hence their trendy, funky design. I wouldn’t call it girly since I haven’t seen a lot of ‘pink’ from them. Anyway, This mascara’s tube is very common, it’s pretty much like all of the other Essence’s mascaras. But basically, it’s a black tube with the pink bold label that says ‘I ❤ EXTREME’. Nothing special, but it’s sturdy and the cap fits securely so I guess that’s a plus. Oh and I love the black and pink color combo!
WAND – This is another one of those mascaras with huge wands that promotes more volume instead of length. Compared to all of those, however, this is more of a brush (others were either plastic or rubber) which contains a ton of bristles that can coat all of your lashes evenly. The only thing that I didn’t like about this wand though, is that, you need to wipe the extra product/goop at the end of the wand prior to using it. Also, I find the brush a little too big if I want to use it for my bottom lashes, but since I rarely apply mascara for my bottom lashes, I guess it’s not not really a negative factor in my case.
• Price | Approximately PhP200+ • Weight | 0.40 fl.oz / 12 ml
• Avalability | Essence Counters @ selected SM Department Stores
FORMULA – The formula of this mascara is very lightweight and a bit drier compared to all of my other mascaras. Similar to the Prestige My Biggest Lashes Big Lash Effect Mascara, only this one, you get to see the effect even with just one layer. With just a single layer, my lashes appear to be a ‘bigger’ or rather volumized. With two to three layers, the result just wowed me. My lashes became a lot more visible in terms of volume and it became a lot more defined compared to what it was before.
What I also love about this product is that, even if I’m already at my third coat/layer, the clumps are very minimal. It’s barely noticeable. I also did not experience any smudging or flaking at all. As for the longevity, so far, this mascara stayed on my lashes for approximately five hours. This mascara is not waterproof so all you need is simply soap and water to get rid of it.
– The ‘Bare Lashes’ photo was taken from the L’oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Waterproof Mascara in Black – Photos & Review post. I forgot to take a picture of my bare lashes here prior to applying this mascara. Apologies!
– I’m also having a bit of trouble with regards to the lighting as well as the positioning of my camera. I didn’t encounter this problem w/ my previous mascara reviews using my new cam because I was sitting somewhere but there are a lot of changes in my room so I’m lost, lol. Again, I’m sorry
Here are some of the things that I don’t like about the product – Though it doesn’t clump, it drags down my lashes eventually. It may start out being curled and looking really good, but at the middle of the day, you’ll see my lashes falling down like a mimosa flower. It’s really frustrating. Also, for some reason, there are times when I try to feel my lashes at the end of the day, I no longer feel that the formula is still there. Maybe it’s just me or maybe it’s not that long-wearing which therefore it will require some touch-ups.
| Trendy packaging
Wand/brush distributes the formula evenly onto my lashes
Does well on volumizing my lashes
Does great in defining my lashes
Lasts approximately 5 hours
Doesn’t clump, flake nor fade
Can be removed by soap & water
| Doesn’t offer much in terms of volumizing
Gradually weighs my lashes down
Really big wand
There are some days when its staying power is not that great
Overall, I have mixed feelings with regard to this mascara. Can’t say that I’m totally disappointed because I’m not. It’s still good, it has the potential to be good, maybe for some whose eyelashes aren’t like mine (long but really thin). I might give this to someone else, because I’ve seen a lot of reviews raving about this mascara and their after shots were really great. So all in all, I don’t think this is bad. I just don’t think it’s for me. Besides, it wowed me when I first applied it.
Repurchase – No!
Like I said, it has the potential of being a really good product, but it’s just not for me. So it’s definitely worth the price, and the money but it’s just not for me.
Anyway, those are my thoughts about the said product. I hope you found it helpful and let me know what you think about this, and if you own any Essence mascara. Do you like their mascaras? What do you think is the best? Let me know