So here we are at the end of March and the final part of my mascara review series. As I’ve been writing these posts, I’ve thought of other mascaras in my collection which I would still like to review so I’m thinking you might see a second series which I’m ingeniously calling May’s Mascara Mondays. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, hey?! But back to today’s mascara – the Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect mascara from Wilko. Another budget friendly option at just £3.30, which I’d heard great things about before buying.
I’ve heard people say they don’t like the packaging of this mascara because it looks childish but I have to say I bloody love it!! I love the black with the bright turquoise and I love the rubber design on the lid. I also love anything with the word Princess in it, because I am one. But I also accept that this isn’t for everyone. Some people are actually grown ups who want something a bit more sophisticated so this might not appeal.
The shape of the wand isn’t one I’d usually go for, as I prefer something which is more full – in fact, I don’t think I have a tapered wand in my whole mascara collection. I actually like the shape as the thinner end is good for grabbing smaller lashes on my inner and outer corners. The wand does hold quite a lot of product though, so I do sometimes have to scrape some off to prevent major spider eyes.
I find this mascara to be extremely volumising and lengthening, and just a smidgen away from being too volumising i.e. clumpy AF. I feel like I have to be super careful when using it as one sharp movement and it’s game over. I also always have a clean spooly ready to separate. I use this one when I really want to add some drama to my lashes as it makes them really stand out from a distance. I find it lasts really well on the lashes – it holds a curl, it doesn’t transfer and doesn’t crumble. And all that for £3.30?! I don’t know how they manage it.
There’s just so many hidden gems in Wilko – at the weekend I picked up a Benefit Gimme brow dupe and a primer which I know Emmy (of Emmy Writes About) loves, so watch this space for those reviews.
The Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara is available from Wilko here.
So that’s it for this series – you can catch up on the previous posts below. Let me know in the comments if there’s any mascaras you’d like me to review in May.
Part one – Too Faced Better Than Sex – here
Part two – Technic Get Lashed – here
Part three – Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir – here
Thank you so much for reading…