Thursday, 12 May 2016

REVIEW | ESSENCE LASH PRINCESS MASCARA



Everyone wants to find that perfect drugstore mascara that will give you beautiful fluttery lashes for the price of a packet of crisps. I heard a YouTuber declare the Lash Princess Mascara from Essence Cosmetics their favourite mascara, so I had to try it. In the UK, you can purchase the Lash Princess Mascara at Wilkinsons (£3.30) and in the US you can purchase it at Ulta ($5)

The packaging and branding is a little girly for my preferences, it makes me think of Disney princesses and Cinderella stories so I feel like it targets a young, maybe even tween crowd. It has a "cobra-head wand, which is specially designed to coat, separate and lift each individual lash for the most majestic volume". I have taken before and after pictures of the mascara on my own lashes, which are nothing special but they're not non-existent. You can see the wand below, lots of short bristles with a curved shape, hence the cobra analogy. I do like the concept of a cobra-shaped wand, makes me feel quite bad-ass as the name Lash Princess is almost too sweet for my taste. 


Do I like this mascara? Yes, I do. There are pros and cons, the price is definitely a great selling-point. The design is nice, but feminine. If you apply just one coat it will definitely give you length. I don't personally believe it made my lashes appear thicker or add much volume., but it's a nice mascara. The two cons I have are: if you apply more than one coat it can get clumpy and because the wand is curved it is difficult, at least for me, to match my lashes. My personal preference is clump-free, perfectly separated lashes that look long and lovely. This gives more of a spiky effect, which I don't hate. but I don't love it either. On the other hand, it does make my bottom lashes super long. I would recommend it for people with good lashes to start with, if you already have lashes of a decent length then I think this would do quite a good job of super-sizing them and giving you the princess lashes of your dreams.

BEFORE

AFTER

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post. I would love to know your favourite affordable mascara. Please let me know in the comments, as I really need an alternative to the £33 By Terry Macara that I am obsessed with (see post here). Hope you are all having a lovely week, I finally got around to watching Lemonade by Beyonce last night. If you have watched it, please let me know what you thought of it in the comments. I am dying to know. Love you all. Take care. 

What is your favourite drugstore mascara?

Love ♥
Kiran 
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34 comments

  1. Wow the difference is really incredible! I have recently discovered Essence and I must say - what I have tried so far I love! Will need to pick this up next time im in my local superdrug :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  2. Awesome review! The before and after picture is incredible! <3 Lovely post!

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

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  3. Wow! The effect is great! You should give a try to Rimmel Scandal eyes Mascara! It is said to be a Dupe for Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara.

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    1. That's definitely next on my list, I know so many people love the Better than Sex mascara, thanks for sharing x

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  4. Ooooh it really does make your eyes pop! I've never tried anything from essence before and I don't normally go for brushes like this as they never seem to coat my lashes much. But that packaging is really cute - seriously unique too?! Don't think any other mascara looks like that!

    Katie.
    xx ❤ La Coco Noire

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    1. Very true! I don't think any other mascara does look like this, I really like the shape of the bottle xx

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  5. Wow, the effect is definitely dramatic! I'm also one for more natural looking, clump free lashes. I've never tried that By Terry one before but I will check it out since it seems we have the same type of look preference :) My favorite drugstore mascara is Maybelline full n' soft :) It gives me super natural looking lashes.

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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    1. I can't find the Full and Soft mascara anywhere! I have been looking for it for ages x

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  6. Wow can't believe how amazing the end result is. And the price is incredible ! My current favourite drugstore mascara is the L'oreal False Lash Sculpt .. It's honestly like wearing false lashes :)

    www.sandrafsilva.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's a great price, I haven't tried that mascara. I love the look of false lashes but I am too paranoid to actually wear them. I would fiddle with them all the time x

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  7. Thanks for the review. I can't believe how well it did. -Hanna Lei

    Latest Post: Modern Floral Dress Outfit Inspiration

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  8. Great post Kiran. The end result is quite dramatic but yes I agree it's spiky as well. Essence Cosmetics is favorite among teens due to affordability. I am currently loving Lash sensational mascara from Maybelline which separates my lashes and also gives me volume, length and curl (not dramatic but makes me look good).

    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

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    1. Love Lash Sensational too, Ash! One of my favourites x

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  9. Wow looks like an amazing product! Love the results!


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  10. Super girly packaging indeed! Amazing what it did to your lashes, hope we had Essence products where I live Xx

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    1. Where do you live? Maybe try Amazon or eBay x

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    1. Thank you, I am not a big fan of the final look to be honest but for that price not bad at all x

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  12. Your lashes look so good. I've been obsessed with Maybelline Lash Stiletto!
    Omnivogues

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    1. I haven't heard of this! Thanks for sharing, Raquel x

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  13. Ah I've never tried anything by Essence but WOW this looks great! Such cute packaging too <3
    britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Oh I do love Essence I think they have amazing products for an even better price. And the packaging is SO cute.

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

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    1. I really need to try some more of their products! Any recommendations?

      Kiran x

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  15. I recently got this and I'm obsessed. For me, it adds a little of everything - length, volume, curl, definition and I love it. It reminds me of my beloved Maybelline Lash Sensational which does those things too. I can't believe how much of a bargain this is though.

    You might like to give my other drugstore fave a go - Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless...much less girly packaging too ;)

    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

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  16. I absolutely love the look of the results it gives to your eyelashes, although I don't think the packaging is my cup of tea! x
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

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  17. THE BEFORE AND AFTER PIC SOLD THIS ONE FOR ME

    Passion Blog | BCfactor.blogspot.com

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  18. Wow, you have amazing lashes! On a side note, I love the mascara too ;) xx

    www.theskinandbeautyblog.com

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