Review & Swatches: Essence Multi Action Smokey Eyes Mascara

Essence Multi Action Smokey Eyes Mascara

Availability: Ulta
Price: $3.49

Company’s Description

The innovative nylon brush, which is both curved and flat, enables maximum lash-contact and reaches even the tiniest hairs to provide extra volume, definition and density. As you apply your mascara, the special formula, containing soft waxes, adds depth to each individual lash from top to bottom. Thanks to the creamy, smooth consistency, it distributes so easily and evenly that you can apply it over and over again without making your eyelashes clump together. If you’re into the smokey eyes look, you’ll love this mascara!

This review is for essence’s Mutli Action Smokey Eyes mascara in black.

Packaging: 9/10

This mascara comes in an orange, grey, and black plastic tube. The brush applicator has synthetic bristles and is flat in the center part of the brush.

Quality: 8/10

This mascara gives a deep black color to the lashes.

The formula is on the dry side. It does a good job of not clumping your lashes together while you’re layering, but the mascara itself does leave little clumps behind on individual lashes. Once I put on the third layer, I started getting a spidery effect. You can avoid this effect if you keep it at 2 layers, but you won’t get as dramatic of a finish.

The mascara didn’t produce any fall-out, despite the dryness of the formula. There was an ever-so-slight amount of smudging on the lower lash-line though.

Ease of Use: 8.5/10

I’m not sure if it’s due to the shape of the brush, but this mascara does do a good job of not clumping. You do get a spidery finish, though, upon adding subsequent layers.

Price: 9/10

$3.49 is a good price for a drugstore-equivalent mascara.

Final Grade


Essence Multi Action Smokey Eyes Mascara Brush

Essence Multi Action Smokey Eyes Mascara Applied (3 Layers)

Essence Multi Action Smokey Eyes Mascara Applied (3 Layers)


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5 Responses to Review & Swatches: Essence Multi Action Smokey Eyes Mascara

  1. sthobbie says:

    That wand is so strange, thanks for the review!

  2. Lisa B. says:

    Ew, clumps on each lash is not fun; though I guess it’s better than clumping them together. You managed to make it look pretty good in the pics though! 🙂 Thanks for the variety of brands and price points you review. 🙂

  3. Elena T says:

    I haven’t tried this mascara yet, but for the price I think it’s worth a try

  4. Gift Princess says:

    Eeeek, spidey lashes but good price though!

  5. Kelly Commerford says:

    I have yet to find my “perfect” mascara. I’m on a perpetual hunt. Every one I’ve tried (oh, so many) will work beautifully the first time I try it…and then it goes downhill. Clumping is my biggest issue. Enjoyed reading this review though, as always!

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