Essence I ❤ Extreme Volume Mascara Photos & Review

Hey everyone! Today I thought of reviewing another mascara since I haven’t reviewed all of my new mascaras yet and I really want to get on with it since I still have a couple of them lined up. (I know mascaras aren’t something that you’re supposed to ‘collect’ but for some reason I like experimenting with them and my lashes are stubborn so there you go. :P).

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

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!

Essence I ❤ Extreme Volume Mascara

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.

Essence I ❤ Extreme Volume Mascara

PRODUCT BASICS
Product Name | Essence I ❤ Extreme Volume Mascara • Shade | Black
• 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.

Essence I ❤ Extreme Volume Mascara
– 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.

P R O S
C O N S
Trendy packaging
Wand/brush distributes the formula evenly onto my lashes
Does well on volumizing my lashes
Does great in defining my lashes
Lightweight formula
Lasts approximately 5 hours
Doesn’t clump, flake nor fade
Can be removed by soap & water
Affordable
Available locally
Doesn’t offer much in terms of volumizing
Gradually weighs my lashes down
Not waterproof
Really big wand
There are some days when its staying power is not that great
The V E R D I C T

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.

R E P U R C H A S E ? / W O R T H P U R C H A S I N G ?

Worth the moolah, yep.
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

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  • Thats why i dont buy not water proof mascara ilang mins palang sobrang nag straight na kagad ulit ung lashes ko.. ayaw ko naman icurl ulit..

    • Some waterproof mascaras are like that on me. But I haven’t encountered that problem with They’re Real & Majolica Majorca mascaras.

  • wow! i wanna try this too!!!! =)

    • It’s a good one so long as your lashes aren’t like mine.

  • Have you tried Avon mascaras? They are my favorite before Maybelline Anyway thanks for this review now I know what’s not to purchase hahaha!

    • I have their Supershock. Haven’t tried it yet.

      • katrina

        the supershock one from avon, i have that. nothing life changing. this is what i use on lazy days. para lang syang “my eyelashes but better”. my favorite mascara is from maybelline volum express. for some it applies clumpy pero thats how i like my eyelashes to be. cruella de vil ang peg.

  • Cj Escuadro

    i have the same problem with the new mascara that I got.the bebeco deep mascara.waterproof kasi kaya hindi ayun di nagtatagal.tsk2.

    • I don’t really have issues with waterproof mascaras but whether they are or they’re not some of them still weighs my eyelashes down. But in terms of longevity, this is the only one that didn’t seem to last on me.

  • Yay! another essence product! so glad I was able to read this review about the mascara cause I’m looking for a good volumizing mascara that is affordable but I guess this ain’t what I’m looking for.. Thanks for the review by the way!

    • It’s good as long as you don’t have the same lashes like mine.

  • sayang ang cute pa naman nya :| kaso it makes the lashes goes down.. by the way sis.. baka minsan depende sa pagkakacurl ng lashes? did you still curl it after? ako kasi before and after so far ndi pa naman ako nakakaexperience talaga nung bumaba yung lashes at the middle of the day

    • Yeah, true. Depende ren sa pagka-curl. Pero this one talaga, maganda sha sa una. as in.. makikita mo yung results nya. Di lang talaga nya kayang hawakan yung lashes ko, I guess.

      Oh and I sometimes curl my lashes after applying my mascara pero for my reviews I don’t do that since I’m testing the mascara’s effects on how we ‘traditionally’ apply them. If that makes any sense, lol. Tipong curl & go. Hehe

  • Maica France Saldo

    Nice review Yette! I was thinking di ba kapag drier ang consistency it shouldn’t weight your lashes down? Oh by the way, I got the Essence eyeshadow base because of your post, and I love it! I’ll look for the Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara, wanna see if there’s a difference.

    • Normally I’d agree but this one is kinda different. It was amazing at first but at the end of the day it was as if the effects were kinda fading on my lashes.

  • Baka medyo heavy ang formula niya kaya siya bumababa yung lashes mo? Btw, mas prefer ko dn ang mascara with smaller wand like yung maybelline (forgot the name pero pink case) super nipis ng wand and natural looking tlga. Looks good naman siya sa 1st layer palang hehe.