Which Lash Princess Will Be Crowned A Queen?

A mascara is one of those things I have no inclination or desire to splash my money on. And not only that, drugstore mascaras are so darn good that you really don't need to get anything better – they're amazing. I'm very loyal to my L'Oreal So Couture Volume Million Lashes mascara – it's the best one I found and it ticks all the boxes for my lashes! But it's not the cheapest one among drugstore mascara so, naturally, I was intrigued and somewhat hopeful to finding a decent replacement in these Essence mascaras.Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara (12 ml costs 3,39€) comes in a now very recognisable black tube with salmon colored princess-like ornaments and kudos to Essence for that – it's a real task to make your products stand out among many others. Doesn't the entire packaging remind you of a princess gown? For the price, I don't think anything better could be created. It may not appeal to women who appreciate extreme minimalistic design (maybe the rubber part of the design on the cap might feel odd) and I suspect mature women not finding themselves in the entire princess theme. This mascara comes with a slightly curved wand, has a classic mascara scent and has a normal to ‘wet’ texture. I was overwhelmingly positively surprised at first when I used it – it really made my lashes stand out! Volume was never too obvious but results were more than satisfactory – it separated, defined, didn't flake or smudge. Unfortunately, after just a week I've started having problems with it. The clumping was unbearable! It made my lashes sticky and since mine are extremely fine, they started to stick to each other, clumps were everywhere and I didn't see any volume or definition anymore. 

Maskara je jedan od kozmetickih proizvoda na koje uopste nemam zelju, niti potrebu da izdvajam vece iznose novca. I ne samo to, drogerijske maskare su toliko dobre da zaista nemam razloga traziti nesto bolje – uistinu su odlicne. Jako sam vjerna svojoj L'Oreal So Couture Volume Million Lashes maskari – najbolja je od svih koje sam isprobala i jednostavno cini sve sto bih pozeljela svojim trepavicama. No, nije najjeftinija medju drogerijskom ponudom tako da sam se potajno nadala da cu joj pronaci dostojnu zamjenu u Essence maskarama o kojima ce biti rijeci u nastavku teksta. Essence Lash Princess Volume maskara (12ml kosta cca 7KM) dolazi u tubici jako simpaticnog dizajna koji je sada jako prepoznatljiv (crna tuba sa princess detaljima boje lososa). Moram pohvaliti Essence na tome sto je uspio kreirati doista prepoznatljiv proizvod koji se istice u gomili drogerijskih proizvoda. Da li vas tubica ove maskare podsjeca na haljinicu male princeze? No postoji mogucnost da se nece dopasti osobama koje su izraziti minimalisti (gumeni detalji na cepu bi mogli biti neobicni) ili zenama zrelije dobi koje se ne pronalaze u princess tematici. Konkretno, ova maskara ima cetkicu koja je blago zakrivljena pri vrhu te bih teksturu opisala kao normalnu do ‘mokru’. Na pocetku koristenja sam bila vise nego ugodno iznenadjena – stvarno je ucinila da mi trepavice djeluju lijepo! Volumen koji sam sa njom dobila nikada nije bio dramatican ali jeste vise nego dobar. Maskara je trepavice lijepo razdvojila, definirala, nije se razmazivala niti rasipala. Nazalost, nakon samo sedam dana koristenja sam pocela da imam probleme sa njom. Pocela se strasno grudvati, pocela je sljepljivati moje treepavice koje su svakako vec tanke, grudvice su bile posvuda i vise nije bilo ni traga volumenu niti lijepo definisanim trepavicama.

Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara (12ml costs 3,39€) comes in a exact same packaging as its predecessor apart from the color of ornaments on the black tube – this one has minty colored princess-like detailing. When I saw the cone-shaped fibre brush, I didn't feel enthusiastic at all. Usually, my lashes don't act well with this type of mascara wand but – I was actually blown away! This mascara/wand really made my lashes stand out – the definition they give is extraordinary! My lashes look fanned-out and actually resemble falsies! I get decent volume but nothing dramatic, definition is great, lashes look ‘clean’ (which is very important to me), they hold a curl (this one acts as a waterproof mascara), it doesn't flake, smudge or transfer and it lasts all day. I need to take it off with a cleansing oil as it's really hardcore in the longevity department and I truly couldn't fault it. Until the clumping began. Again. On the photos, you'll see that the False Lash Effect Mascara acts numerous times better on my lashes than the Volume Mascara. However, tiny clumps are also present. It's a personal preference but I fins that clean, clump-free lashes are the most beautiful. They suit my eye, my sense of aesthetic and I'd sacrifice volume (which I desperately need) for that ‘clean’ look. In that aspect, the L'Oreal So Couture Volume Million Lashes mascara is unbeatable in my eyes, still at its throne but I must admit that (if it wasn't for clumping), the False Lash Effect one would come dangerously close.

Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect maskara (12ml kosta cca 7KM) je upakovana u istu tubicu kao njena prethodnica, uz jedinu razliku sto su princess detalji ovog puta mint boje. Kada sam ugledala klasicnu cetkicu koja se suzava pri vrhu, zaista sam pomislila kako ce tek ovo biti razocarenje. Samo cu reci da me odusevila i uklonila sve predrasude koje inace imam prema ovom obliku cetkica! Ova maskara je ucinila da mi trepavice bas budu primjetne – definicija je vanserijska! Izgledaju poput lepeze na nacin na koji se sire i ne znam za vas ali mene ovaj izgled stvarno podsjeca na lazne trepavice. Volumen je pristojan, nista narocito primjetno, definicija je odlicna, trepavice izgledaju ‘cisto’ (sto je meni licno od velike vaznosti), maskara drzi trepavice uvijenim (ponasa se kao klasicna vodootporna maskara), ne razmazuje se i ne rasipa te traje cijeli dan. Kada je zelim ukloniti koristila bih uljani cistac jer je prilicno tvrdokorna i stvarno joj nisam mogla pronaci manu. Sve dok se nisu pojavile grudvice. Ponovo. Na fotografijama, vidjeti cete kako se False Lash Effect maskara neuporedivo bolje ponasa na mojim trepavicama u odnosu na Volume maskaru. Takodjer cete vidjeti i grudvice koje spominjem. Stvar je licnog izbora ali ja stvarno smatram ‘ciste’ trepavice bez grudvica prioritetom i taj izgled mi je najljepsi te mom oku najvise odgovara. Za taj ‘cist’ i uredan izgled rado zrtvujem volumen (koji mi je takodjer jako potreban). Iz ovog razloga je L'Oreal So Couture Volume Million Lashes maskara nepogrijesiva i jos uvijek na tronu kao najbolja prema mojim standardima. Doduse, da nije bilo grudvica, priznajem da joj se opasno priblizila i False Lash Effect!

*Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.

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