Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Essence Volume Stylist Curl and Hold mascara review

essence volume stylist curl and hold mascara review

What the brand says
Who doesn't want long lasting volume and incredible curl? Essence have come up trumps yet again with their latest mascara Essence Volume Stylist Curl and Hold.

The Lowdown 
I've only just started trying out Essence cosmetics and I'm already a convert. I recently tried out their I Love Extreme Crazy Volume mascara and All About Bronze eyeshadow palette which I was really impressed with, especially as they're a budget friendly brand. Out shopping recently I saw the new Volume Stylist Curl and Hold mascara.

essence volume stylist curl and hold mascara brush

The mascara has been formulated with micro styling waxes to give extra hold, volume and curl. It has a bristle brush that comes loaded in creamy, black mascara. The brush has a slight curve and the bristles go from small to large on each side. The formula is pretty thick but I wouldn't go as far as saying it was gloopy.

I've tried quite a few mascaras recently and I've been left feeling disappointed. They're normally good at first but then the effects start to fade and they don't work so well anymore. With Essence Volume Stylist Curl and Hold I definitely feel like I've uncovered a mascara with a winning formula. As soon as I started applying Volume Stylist Curl and Hold I noticed how my quickly the formula worked in adding length and volume to my lashes.  The formula is quite gentle on the eyes, there was no irritation and I wasn't left with crispy lashes. The size of the brush also made it easier to coat most of my  lashes without having to keep applying more mascara. I did notice a small element of clumping but it wasn't massive and could easily be separated with a lash divider.

The mascara is really long lasting and the effect lasts all day without wilting or leaving me with panda eyes. I love how easy it is to work with, there's no panda eyes or irritation. A great budget mascara that really pulls out all the stops to make your eyes the main attraction.

essence volume stylist curl and hold mascara before and after

I give it 4/5

Get it for £3 at Wilkinsons online or instore

Advantages
  • Leaves lashes looking volumised and lengthened
  • The effect lasts all day without smudging or wilting
  • Gentle formula that doesn't leave you with crispy lashes
  • Doesn't irritate eyes
  • No panda eyes!
  • Budget friendly price of just £3!
Disadvantages
  • Tiny element of clumpiness 
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