Name: All Eyes On Me Mascara
From Essence’s website:
The special brush and unique texture provide your lashes with extra volume, additional length and a breathtaking curve as well as covering each individual lash with mascara and offering ideal separation.
What I liked:
– lengthens and defines lashes
– good basic daytime mascara
– thin wand reaches every lash
– doesn’t clump
– doesn’t smudge throughout the day
– average staying power
What I didn’t like:
– if you want volume and drama, this is not for you
– needs to be reapplied if you go out in the evening too
– cap doesn’t close tightly; not travel-friendly
I admit I was hoping that wearing Essence All Eyes On Me Mascara would draw everyone’s eyes to my lashes. Or just give them some drama, at least. The reviews I’ve read were certainly positive, touting it as one of the best mascaras in its price range. On that, they weren’t really wrong.
For the price of an ice cream, you get a mascara that lengthens your lashes and does a decent job at separating them too. But not that much “extra volume”, or “breathing curve”, as Essence promises. The black shade, aptly called soft black, isn’t that intense, which can be both a good and bad thing depending on what you’re looking for in mascara.
If, like me, you crave dramatic results, you’ll be disappointed. But, if you only want a basic daytime mascara for work or school, then this is a great option to consider. Its formula is neither to thick nor too runny and it’s easy to apply with the thin wand that swiftly reaches even the tiniest of lashes.
More importantly, I had no problem at all with clumps, and no panda eyes either. It’s not the most longlasting mascara out there. After 8 hours, if I’m still not back home, I feel the need to reapply it, but at least I don’t have to worry about it smudging and flaking throughout the day. This stuff simply fades without ruining the rest of your makeup.
The black tube, printed with a psychedelic black and grey circle pattern, is very pretty, but not travel-friendly. When I first bought it, I thought I had ended up with a faulty one because the cap doesn’t close tightly at all. You just have to barely touch, even accidentally, the cap to unscrew it, so if you carry this stuff with you in your bag, well, it won’t remain closed for long, leaving black smudges over all your belongings…
Available at: ulta
Essence All Eyes On Me Mascara is a basic daytime mascara that provides length and definition without clumps. Its thin wand reaches even the tiniest lashes, coating them with a soft black shade that will start to fade, but without leaving smudges, after about 7 hours. However, it doesn’t add volume and the cap doesn’t close tightly.