Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Essence 2 in 1 Volume Mascara

I went to repurchase the Prestige mascara I've been using, but they didn't have it (well, they had it... in blue...) so I got this Essence mascara just to try it out.

I didn't understand it was one of those dual brush types- I think I would have passed because of that alone if I knew.  

Look 1 is "defined volume" and Look 2 is "oversized volume".  

Look 1 brush: 


Look 2 brush: 


Overall, it's ok but I'm kinda blah about it.... the formula is really thin and I don't see "oversized volume".  I like my mascara to feel and look like I have mascara on and this just didn't cut it for me.   

It seems like I must have bought the oldest, worst mascara from them because they certainly have a lot of mascaras!  They are coming out now with this Stays No Matter What line which includes mascaras and eyeliners that looks really great.  

I also got this stuff on clearance- really couldn't resist the ultra cheap price and it was right there at the checkout.  

I know it's really old but that nail polish is beautiful!!  I am going to try the gel stickers soon too, I think they have new ones now so if they work fine I'll try more.  

Anyone have any mascara recommendations??  



  1. I am not impressed either. I think it has just defined your lashes, not really volumized them as it claims. So it's a pass for me too. Thanks for sharing :) xx

  2. You are so absolutely right! I wish I was more articulate...thank you! :)

  3. I think you should try the I <3 extreme volume mascara, or wasn't it there?? I get crazy mad volume from that but the brush is ginormous!