The Battle of The Mascaras – Round 4



In Round 4 of The Battle Of The Mascaras, I will be putting “Benefit they’re Real! Mascara” against essence Lash PRINCESS false lash effect mascara.  I stumbled across this essence mascara when my son’s girlfriend came in and almost knocked me off my chair with her amazing looking lashes.  I knew right there and then I had to put this mascara immediately to the test!

As always, to make sure it’s a fair battle, all mascaras will be put through the same tests.  I will only be wearing the mascara and no other eye make up, I’ll always put on 2 coats of each mascara and I won’t curl my eyelashes before applying the mascara, so that it’s very clear to see how the mascara looked on my lashes.  And I’ll always use the same make up remover to take the mascaras off – Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water.   The mascara that wins a particular post will go forward to the next mascara battle and be pitted against the next mascara challenger.  The winner of Round 3 was Benefit they’re Real! mascara.


ROUND 4 – essence Lash PRINCESS false lash effect Vs. BENEFIT They’re Real!


Benefit they’re Real! mascara is on my right eye as you look at the photograph and essence Lash PRINCESS false lash effect mascara is on my left eye.


After 1 coat of mascara


After 2 coats of mascara


essence Lash PRINCESS false lash effect mascara (£3.30 from Wilko at time of writing post – it can also be bought from chemists in Malta for about Euros 3.99!) – On opening the mascara you will find a straight brush with regular sized mascara brush bristles which taper to a slightly smaller size close to the end of the wand.  I found the size and shape of the mascara bristles meant the mascara went on very easily and didn’t smudge on to the skin around my eyes.

After a few hours – still going really strong, looks great!


Benefit they’re Real! (£19.50 at time of writing post) – On opening this mascara you will find a straight brush with fairly short bristles – this mascara doesn’t have an odour.  It went on very easily and with the brush being straight, I found angling the brush to get to my shorter outer lashes easier.  It went on very easily and did not smudge around my eyes.

After a few hours – Stayed on beautifully and hadn’t smudged.


After 6 hours wear

I think you’ll agree that after 6 hours wear, both mascaras are still looking great but looking into the mirror of truth, the essence mascara did actually look better!  But I just couldn’t believe that a £3.50 mascara could be so good so I did another test today (see photo below) …….. AND INCREDIBLY the essence mascara looks fantastic.  It’s less than a fifth of the price of the Benefit mascara(!), goes on easily without smudging, makes your eyelashes look really long and amazing, stays on all day without smudging and looking as good as the moment you put it on


So it is without any hesitation that I announce the new winner of the Battle Of The Mascaras to be essence Lash PRINCESS  false lash effect mascara.


(This review is based solely on my own personal experience and opinions and I have not had any contact, directly or in-directly, with any companies or any other individual

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