It's no secret that I am a mascara fanatic. I even recently admitted to the Twitter world that the one and only item I ever stole (on a dare, and immediately returned) was a tube of mascara. Not a proud moment in my life by any means…
I have a love affair with one mascara in particular, but I have no problem cheating on my beloved mascara. To that end, I am consistently trying new mascaras. After all, a girl can never have long enough eyelashes or too many pairs of shoes.
The most recent budget mascara I tried is Essence Multi Action False Lashes Mascara. Take note: using this mascara will mos def get you some action.
Here is the claim for Essence Multi Action False Lashes Mascara:
Now you can achieve an ultimate false-lash effect without false lashes! How? With the new multi action false lashes mascara by Essence!
The innovative formula creates extremely long, thick lashes and unbelievable volume – an absolute must-have for parties or everyday use.
I have a checklist of criteria that my mascara must meet:
- Does not flake
- Does not make my lashes hard and crunchy
So how did Essence Multi Action False Lashes Mascara stack up? Amazingly well for a mascara that only costs about $3.50!
Upon opening the tube, I knew I was onto something pretty darn great. The wand is perfect—a full head that tapers off at the end—perfect for a lush application. The tapered end of the wand makes it easy to pull the outer lashes out their full potential.
The first swipe of this mascara that claims to produce a falsh eyelash effect was a little slice of heaven. Being a veteran of mascara application while driving/in the dark/while _________ (insert anything), I knew that this mascara was looking fab without even looking in the mirror. After fully coating my eyelashes with this Essence mascara thoroughly (one coat) I check the mirror. WOW! My normally straight lashes (all that Indian blood), were lifted, thickened, long and super black.
So, I went for the gold. I added another coat of this marvelous mascara. And my lashes only got lusher. I tend to like rather trashy lashes, so I stopped with the second coat, before I became a hybrid of Michael Jackson and Tammy Faye.
Essence Multi Action mascara has actually taken first place for my mascara must-haves. I love it. Essence mascara met all my criteria. And then some. I'm happy. Well, I was happy. I lost my tube of mascara and other various precious makeup necessities while in NYC for Fashion Week. The upside is that it wasn't like losing a tube of $30 designer mascara. I can easily replace this perfect lash enhancer for less than the cost of a latte.
Pros: Lengthening, volumizing, curls, doesn't flake, super black!
Buy Again: Yes!
Packaging: 5 Blings
Overall: 5 Blings