It is time for another drugstore mascara vs. a higher end mascara battle. And again, the question to be asked is does spending extra money equal a higher quality product. The two mascaras I have chosen for debate are Essence Lash Princess and Black Up Mascara Revolutionary Ultra Volume, Length and Curl mascara.
ESSENCE LASH PRINCESS MASCARA
I will start with the lower priced mascara, Essence Lash Princess. This low priced mascara is equipped with a curved wand and supposedly designed for extra control in reaching your lashes. The wand is designed to help separate and cover each individual lash and give your lashes volume. Ordinarily, I like Essence products as they are a good value. Unfortunately, I cannot say that about the Essence Lash Princess mascara. While the mascara is inexpensive, it is not a good value. After applying two coats of the mascara my eyelashes did not look any better than they did before I applied the mascara. In addition, the Essence Lash Princess gave my eyelashes a “spidery” appearance. When I pulled the wand from its tube, the wand was covered in so much mascara that I had a very difficult time wiping the excess off. Overall, the Essence Lash Princess mascara was difficult to work with, and I cannot recommend it.
BLACK UP MASCARA REVOLUTIONARY ULTRA VOLUME, LENGTH & CURL MASCARA
The Black Up mascara claims each coat of mascara gives extreme volume, length and density in one sweep. Its large curved wand gives just the right amount of product to boost your eyelashes from root to tip, giving a push-up effect.
When I used this mascara, my eyelashes were transitioned from dull and bare to thick and luxurious. There was some excess mascara on the wand, but I had no difficulties getting rid of the excess. The pigment of this product is nearly shocking. It really made my eyes stand out. And the curved wand gave my eyelashes a curl which lasted for hours. The Black Up mascara lengthened my lashes that it appear a mile long, and thickened my lashes, making them nice and plump.
Without a doubt, I recommend the Black Up Mascara Revolutionary Ultra Volume, Length and Curl Mascara. The product held up to its promises and I loved how my eyelashes stood out. This is a definite must when it comes to purchasing mascara.
The Black Up Mascara retails for $27.00. It may be purchased at Sephora and www.blackupcosmetics.com.