Mascaras - What I have been using


Hello girls! Today I have a post about the four mascaras I am currently using and testing, and I must admit I found some affordable and really good mascaras.  

I am always on the hunt to find the perfect mascara, but I haven't tried any high-end ones so I cannot give a complete opinion on what is the perfect mascara cause I haven't tried any expensive ones that are said to be really really good. But I have been testing these four and I will give you an honest review on how they performed on me.



Essence Get Big Lashes Mascara
 Very black and intense colour
♥ Nice and attractive packaging
♥ Big tube and large wide wand
♥ Thick formula
  Gives volume 
♥ Gives length
♥ Defines lashes like a dream
♥ Curls lashes
♥ Clumps after 3-4 coats 
♥ Sometimes it picks up too much product and
you don't need that much
♥ Long-lasting
♥ Great for every day and night time
♥ Excellent for night/formal makeup
♥ Easy to remove
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Essence Plump No Clump! Volume Mascara
♥ Deep black colour
♥ Cute packaging with lovely colours
♥ Gives volume
♥ Gives length
♥ Lashes appear thicker
♥ Does not curl lashes that much
♥ Large wand - wide bristles that separate lashes
♥ Creamy formula
♥ Needs 3-4 coats
♥ Does not flake
♥ Long-lasting
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W7 Lashed Up Mascara
 ♥ Adjustable wand that bends into an L shape
♥ Easy to use
♥ Difficult to push wand back in tube because of 
the bendable wand
♥ Good length
♥ Medium volume
♥ Does not flake
♥ Wet formula
♥ Separates lashes well 
♥ Great for every day use
♥ Needs 5-6 coats or more
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W7 Lengthening Thickening Mascara
♥ No intense colour
♥ Nice wand and brush
♥ Separates lashes easily
♥ No flaking
♥ Not much volume
♥ Medium length
♥ Drier formula than the other mascaras
♥ Needs 7-8 coats to define lashes
♥ Would be great for bottom lashes
♥ Packaging is not attractive at all
♥ Easy to remove
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I must say that the first two Essence mascaras are really nice and define my lashes well. They are very affordable (under 5 euros) and I am really impressed with their performance.

What is your favourite mascara that gives both length and volume? And what have you been trying lately?

67 comments

  1. I really want to try the first Essence one, i've heard such good things, may have to pick it up this week!

    www.taintedblues.co.uk

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  2. I have tried quite a few mascaras from essence and I really like them. My favourite is the maximum definition volume one :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. I will add this one on my wishlist to try next!

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  3. I've never tried any of these mascaras but they sound great! I love that they're all affordable options too!
    JennyLovesBeauty♥



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  4. I've heard of Essence, but I've never tried any of their products! The fact that they're good, too, just means I need to definitely try these mascaras. I really like the Maybelline Great Lash mascara!

    Kiersten

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    1. You definitely need to try Essence :)

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  5. Essence are a brand I keep hearing nothing but fab things about! I really need to try a few things!
    Jen | Giveaway | Velvet Spring

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    1. I love Essence, I had some misses but in general their products are good and affordable!

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  6. I really like W7 but haven't tried their mascaras before. I use their Banana Powder a lot though! xx

    Alice Anne // Annie Writes Beauty

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    1. W7 is an affordable brand but not all products are great. I had some hits and some misses with this one.

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  7. Loving this post formula, it's so easy to read and you summed all these mascaras up beautifully! I actually haven't tried any of these, but I do like the sound of them, especially the W7 ones! W7 in general is such an amazing, affordable brand. :) <3 I've heard fab things about their palettes but never tried their mascaras, The Lashed Up one especially sounds like it would be right up my alley. :) I'm currently testing Max Factor's 2000 calories mascara and I'm really loving it! x

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. Thanks Kay! I cannot wait for your review on the Max Factos's 2000 mascara :)

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  8. I haven't tried any of these before!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  9. Lovely picks dearie, never heard of them. thanks for sharing!

    www.tessyonyia.com

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  10. Oh we have w7 here and I was just looking at their mascaras today actually! Wish I'd read your post first, it was a half price sale and I would have picked one up! :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting Mica! There are so many affordable options out there, I wish I could test them all haha! :)

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  11. Mascara is something I cannot live without and it has to be on me all of the time, thanks for the tips!

    My Vogue Style | www.myvoguestyle.com

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    1. I cannot live without a mascara too, thanks for visiting :)

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  12. I haven't tried W7 before, not sure if they're available here. Essence makes some awesome and inexpensive stuff though!!

    Macarons and Mischief

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  13. I love Essence mascaras! At the moment I am using the Princess Lash mascara and I love it! Now I want to try the Plump No Clump one, the wand looks really appealing and I love when mascaras give both length and volume!

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

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    1. The Princess Lash Mascara didn't work for me, it was too dry and my lashes looked like hey were glued together. It was a fail.

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  14. I LOVE the Essence Mascaras, they're amazing and so food considering they're so cheap too xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  15. I haven't tried any of the essence mascara's before, but they sound great! Definitely something I will try soon. Great review!

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    1. You should try Essence, they are so good! :)

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  16. Wow, nice pictures and review! I haven't tried any of these before. I have tried only Maybelline and MaxFactor. I'm not used to putting on mascara because I always scratch my eyes involuntarily. :))

    Melissa the Mermaid ♥
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    1. I always use mascara even if I am not wearing makeup. :)

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  17. Lovely post! I haven't tried these yet

    x
    Sandra

    www.morestylethanfashion.com

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  18. I think there are so many great affordable mascaras that the more expensive ones are not really worth it. I used to love the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, but then I found one from an Italian brand (it's called PUPA Vamp) that is just as dramatic, but less then half the price.
    http://carolinapage.eu

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    1. I know Pupa, a friend of mine brought me some beauty products a few years back from Pupa when she was travelling.

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  19. Great post as all of these brands are new to me. Have a great day! Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  20. i haven't tried any of them ! thank you for the recommendations!

    Love,
    Pudding Monster

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  21. Haven't tried any of these before or anything from either brand! Both sound great if you are on a budget though!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. They are great affordable options for low budget :)

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  22. I have never tried the W7 mascaras but I was sent to try those two mascaras from Essence and they are absolutely horrid on my lashes. I think they would work on anyone who has amazing lashes but on my pathetic ones, they both did nothing.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Too bad they didn't work for you lashes Shireen.

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  23. These sound great! I have been using a marc jacobs one that Im obsessed with :)
    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

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    1. I haven't used any expensive ones before, so I cannot have an opinion. But there are so many great mascaras out there!

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  24. I love essence mascaras they are so affordable
    Beautetude

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  25. Ooohh those essence mascaras sound awesome! Going to check them out for sure :D such an awesome price too!

    xx SofiaaDot
    sofiaadot.wordpress.com

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    1. You definitely need to try them! :) x

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  26. io ancora non ho trovato il mio preferito

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  27. I've heard some good things about the essence one, I must track it down :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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    1. It is a great mascara, you should try it :)

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  28. These all sound so amazing and I am such a fan of essence, I will have to check out their mascara!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. I am a fan of Essence products too, they are so good and so affordable!

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  29. I love Essence's eyebrows pencils, but have never tried the mascara, sounds so good though! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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    1. You should try the Essence mascaras, they have really good ones! x

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  30. I use Maybelline mascara and it's my favourite mascara since few years!

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    Elwira

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    1. I love to try different mascaras and test them out, I still haven't found one I love and one that I will use forever :)

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  31. I love Essence, but haven't tried their mascaras before. I need to check them out :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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    1. You should try them, they are amazing! :)

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  32. I am not a great fan of Essence products but I do like their mascaras. I love the Maybelline Great Lash mascara, its cheap and gets the work done. Nice post!

    Chaste & Beautiful

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  33. I haven't tried any of these but they all sound great so I'll have to keep an eye out for them!

    fourcatsplusus.co.uk | Amy x

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