Essence Volume Stylist Lash Extension Mascara Review

Today I'm reviewing my first product from Essence, the Volume Stylist Lash Extension Mascara. Essence make-up has been talked about quite a bit recently on blogs/YouTube videos and I've heard great things about their mascaras so I finally decided to try one out. This mascara costs £3 and claims to give fuller, longer lashes with up to 18-hour hold. You can pick up Essence make-up from Wilko if you live in the UK.

The packaging is cute and simple and although it doesn't look super luxurious it doesn't feel cheap or tacky.
The brush on this mascara wand is quite small and fine so it's easy to get the mascara right down to roots of the lashes. There are lengthening fibres within the mascara which I was worried about, I thought they might make things messy, clumpy or be irritating to the eyes but you don't particularly notice the fibres. When applying the mascara you can get some clumps but just take the time to work the brush through the lashes and you'll be able to remove any excess and stop things getting 'spidery'.

It holds up all day without any smudging or flaking, I'm not sure if it would last the full 18 hours that it claims but who really needs to wear a mascara for that long? You will probably want to curl your lashes first, if like me, you have very straight lashes this mascara won't give you any added curl or lift.

I would probably say I still prefer the L'Oreal Lash Paradise mascara a little more as it makes the lashes look slightly wispier but the lower price tag of the Essence mascara makes it a very close call between the two. Personally, I think the drugstore does an amazing job when it comes to mascaras and you need to replace them so often that I don't see a need for buying high-end ones.

This is a lovely mascara that adds both length and volume, it doesn't give the most dramatic look but I think it's a great everyday mascara for a great price. I would repurchase this mascara but I do also want to try out some different ones from the Essence range.

Heres how the eye looks without any mascara and after applying the Essence Volume Stylist Lash Extension Mascara (and a small amount of eyeliner)

Have you tried any of the Essence mascaras? What are your favourites?

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