Welcome to my biggest disappointment ever. Yes, that's right! The Essence Princess False Lash Effect Mascara has great reviews everywhere and it is recommended by many lovely bloggers that I follow and love, but this mascara does not work for me.
Many people said that they keep repurchasing this one cause it's their favourite. I wish it was my favourite too and the journey of finding 'the one' mascara for me would end here!
I had high hopes, and it is probably the one product that I wanted to try so bad. A mascara that gives you a 'false lash effect'? Yes, I wanted that. I haven't found a mascara that gives my lashes both volume and length, and believe me, I tried lots of mascaras, but I haven't found 'the one' yet.
I tried it as soon as I got it and I was so excited to do so. This mascara looked a little dry than any other mascara I tried. I applied many coats (probably 5-6 coats) to give volume and length but nothing special. I was so disappointed.
I thought that maybe my piece was dry from the store, maybe a girl opened it to try it and then another one did, and it got dry....who knows? (they did not have testers in the store). Then the next day, I tried it again. And again the following day.
This time, it was wetter than the day before, and I noticed more product on the wand. Upon application, my lashes did not separate at all. With 3 coats, my lashes looked like they were glued together and like I had 4 lashes only.
They were stuck together and looked horrible. I tried to separate them with a small brush but it was hopeless. I have never experienced this before with a mascara, even the worst mascara separates my lashes. I left it on for the day to test it more, and after an hour or so, I noticed flakes everywhere, it was like the product was separating itself from my lashes.
The wand is one thing that I like. It is long and the brush not very big, in comparison with brushes of other Essence mascaras that I tried in the past. I hate large brushes cause I always create a mess. On the bright side, this mascara gave my lashes a dark black colour, but the formula is a big no no.
I was thinking what I said above, that maybe the one that I purchased was dry from the store and maybe it was opened too many times and the formula went bad. Is this even possible? And I wanted to buy another one from another beauty shop, maybe I am lucky with my second pick, I want to love this mascara but I am not loving it. And it is not expensive at all, it is under €5.
What are your thoughts on this? Shall I buy another one? Have you tried this?