A $4.99 mascara that delivers: Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume


I was beginning to think that the $4.99 Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume mascara was a mere myth; something I only read reviews on, but couldn’t for the life of me find in person (my local Ulta stores couldn’t seem to keep it on shelves).  After reading the glowing reviews this mascara has, I needed to get my hands on it!  One day I decided to try an Ulta farther away and, to my excitement, the Essence display had one last I Love Extreme Crazy Volume mascara left in stock.

That was back in May, and from the first time using this mascara I knew it would become a fast favorite.  I mean come on- you can’t beat $4.99 for something that (I think) gives high-end mascaras a run for the money.  If you’ve been wondering if the Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume mascara is worth looking for, please continue reading my review! :)

Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume mascara review Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume mascara review

The first thing I wanted to point out is the wand.  It’s huge!  If you’re a fan of smaller, more precise mascara wands, the Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume mascara probably won’t be your thing.  I compared the wand to my pinky finger in the picture above for reference.

Other than that, I have mostly positive things to say about this mascara!  It’s a nice, drier formula that builds nicely and doesn’t clump even after 3 coats (FYI: I usually apply 3 coats).  It gives lashes volume and length, but without that “spider lash” effect- instead, it’s a more full, fluttery look that I can’t get enough of.

Now let’s look at some pictures of this mascara in action:

Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume mascara review

In the above picture, I have nothing on my lashes- I just curled them with an eyelash curler, like I always do before applying mascara.

Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume mascara review

My lashes have decent length on their own, but I really look to mascaras to give fullness and definition.  That being said, I’m so pleased with Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume mascara and the way it looks on my lashes.  What do you guys think?

Pros:

  • Great volume, length, and definition
  • Super affordable ($4.99 @ Ulta!)
  • Dry, yet buildable (and non-clumpy) formula
  • Doesn’t flake off lashes
  • Easy to remove with warm water + cleanser (I prefer actual makeup remover, but if necessary this mostly removes in the shower with cleanser)

Cons:

  • Mascara wand could be too large/inconvenient to use on smaller eyes
  • Dry formula might be an issue if you generally prefer wet formulas
  • Could be tricky to find depending on where you live (it was consistently out of stock at my two nearest Ulta stores)

You can probably tell that the Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume mascara is one of my new favorites (dare I say Holy Grail?!).  If I’ve convinced you to try it, you should be able to find it wherever Essence cosmetics is sold- for me, that’s Ulta.

Have you tried this mascara?  I’d love to hear your thoughts, positive or negative!  Thanks for reading!

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

    Woah! This looks spectacular.

    • http://www.inhermakeupbag.com inhermakeupbag

      I feel like it definitely backs up the “Extreme Crazy Volume” name! :)

  • Mia- MakeMeUpMia

    Well, I better add this to my list ;) I like mascaras on the dry side, and I love the price tag!

    • http://www.inhermakeupbag.com inhermakeupbag

      Same! Drier formulas seem to cling to lashes a bit better than wetter formulas.

  • http://xmisskyarahx.blogspot.com/ Chiara

    loved this one !

    Chiara♥

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