Well folks, we have finally made it to the last of my Essence PR mascaras. To wrap up this mini-series, we are reviewing the Essence Double Trouble Mascara. I haven’t seen too many people talking about this one online. So, I’m excited to share with you my thoughts on it. Let’s get into the review!
ESSENCE DOUBLE TROUBLE MASCARA – $8.50* – priceline.com.au
We start, as always, with the packaging. The Double Trouble Mascara is housed in a matte white tube with black and bright pink detailing. The handle for the wand is a bright pink. Like all of the non Lash Princess Essence mascaras that I’ve tried over the years, the packaging is very lightweight and no frills. The Double Trouble Mascara is cruelty free, vegan, and contains 12ml of product.
The big selling point of the Double Trouble Mascara is it’s unique hybrid wand. It’s a standard straight wand that goes to a point at the tip. However, one side of the mascara has rubberised bristles that are very closely packed together and the other side has synthetic bristles that are more sparse. The idea being that you use the dense side to load up on volume, and the sparse side to separate and lift the lashes. Is it a bit gimmicky? Kinda. But I like it better than a dual sided mascara,
The formula of the Double Trouble Mascara isn’t the richest in black pigment. But the colour is still quite nice and noticeable on my lashes. it’s also a primarily wax based formula (synthetic beeswax and carnauba wax). Which works for this brush quite well. It clings to the lashes without getting clumpy. Which wax based mascara can often do.
So, to answer the question you’re all thinking. I found that I got the best results when I used the volume side first and the define side second. The volume side really does do an excellent job at packing on the product. And I was impressed by the amount of volume that I got. I found that wiggling the define side through the lashes got me some good separation. The only initial let down with this mascara is that I didn’t get a lot of length from this mascara. No matter how much I packed on.
Which brings me to the wear test. Overall, this mascara wore pretty well. I only had some minor smudging when it got hot. But otherwise, it didn’t budge from my lashes. However, as you can see, I lost a lot of that initial lift and curl that I had at the start of the day. While I don’t necessarily feel this mascara on my lashes, the formula does weigh them down.
All in all, the Double Trouble Mascara is fine. Not terrible by any means. But not a must buy either. In my Essence mascara rankings, I’d place it a solid third out of the ones that I’ve tried. If you want to give it a go, you could do a lot worse. But don’t go in expecting your world to be rocked. Have you tried the Essence Double Trouble Mascara? Let me know in the comments.
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