This review is all about Essence lash base mascara. Let’s get into the details.
£2.50 or INR 249 for 9 ml
The first lash base mascara by essence! Applied underneath mascara, it lengthens and thickens your lashes as well as providing extra volume. Simply apply the white lash base mascara texture and immediately cover with a coat of your favourite mascara. Suitable for use with contact lenses
·First lash base mascara.
·It lengthens and thickens your lashes as well as providing extra volume.
·Suitable for use with contact lenses.
Aqua (Water), Synthetic Beeswax, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, Acacia Senegal Gum, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Dicalcium Phosphate, Palmitic Acid, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Polybutene, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Aminomethyl Propanol, Methylpropanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lauric Acid, Lauryl Alcohol Diphosphonic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)
How to Use:
·Immediately apply your favourite mascara on top
My Experience with Essence Lash Base Mascara:
Essence lash base mascara comes in a white coloured tube with neon orange detailing and screw cap. The screw cap has the applicator wand attached to it. There is also a plastic rim on the inner side to wipe off the excess product. The tube houses the instructions on how to use this lash base mascara properly. The tube is white and easy to differentiate among the other mascaras in the stash. Overall, the packaging is sleek, easy to use and travel-friendly.
The applicator wand is tapered and attached to the screw cap itself. The wand is very thin and has short and small bristles. The bristles are not soft; hence I have to be careful as not to poke into my eyes. While the small bristles make it easy to apply mascara near the roots, at the same time, they have their disadvantages as well. The small bristles sometimes do not distribute the product evenly especially when the formula is thick. The bristles are also not much effective in separating the lashes. Hence, to make the applicator distribute the product evenly, I always wipe off the excess from the wand and then apply.
The lash base mascara has thick consistency which when combined with the kind of bristles makes the application difficult. If I don’t wipe off the excess and keep the amount of lash base mascara to minimum, then it leads to clumping. If the formula has been a little thin, it would have been the best lash base mascara. Anyways, the formula is not much difficult to work with and a little practice makes the application perfect.
When coming to the application, I tried using it two ways – applying mascara immediately after using lash base mascara and applying mascara after letting the lash base mascara get dry.
Let’s talk about the first method of using, which is also suggested by the brand. I apply the lash base mascara and immediately follow up with my black mascara. This way the white color of lash mascara gets completely coated with the black one, but at the same time, it alters the color of the black mascara. The black mascara does not remain pure black and its color turns slightly greyish like. Not that it looks anything like odd, but you can definitely feel the difference by yourself.
If I use this lash base mascara in the second way, then the white color peeks out through lashes. To cover up all the white color, two or more coats of black mascara are required. And sometimes, it gets clumped up in the process, but it does not alter the true color of black mascara. To prevent any kind of clumping, follow up with a thin formula. It is very hard to hide all that white with mascara having thick formula.
The lash base mascara instantly amplifies the lashes by adding volume and length to them. I love how it provides extension to the lower lashes. It also curls them up and does not weight them down. It stays put for good 6+ hours and does not smudge. It does not flake by its own or irritates the eyes. On the other note, it is ophthalmologically approved and suitable for contact lens wearers as well. The lash mascara can be removed easily and I use Himalaya aloe vera moisturizing wipe to remove it.
Pros of Essence Lash Base Mascara:
- Sleek, travel-friendly packaging.
- Adds volume and length to the lashes.
- Does not weigh down the lashes.
- Small bristles – makes easy to coat the roots of lashes.
- Does not irritate the eyes or makes them watery.
- Easy to remove.
- Suitable for contact lens wearers as well.
- Ophthalmologically approved.
Cons of Essence Lash Base Mascara:
- Thick formula – mascara clumps.
- Small bristles – makes difficult to evenly distribute the product or separate the lashes.
- Tricky to get perfect application.
IMBB Rating: 3.5/5
Would I Recommend Essence Lash Base Mascara?
If you have sparse lashes, then try this one out. It amplifies them. However, I would suggest following up with a mascara of thin consistency. This way it will help you out in concealing all the white color without making lashes gooey or clumpy. Also, apply the lash base mascara in a controlled way to prevent the clumping.
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