Essential Care Mascara

Hello everyone!

* Product provided for review. *

One of my favourite makeup product to try is mascara. There’s something about having bold, black lashes that makes me all mushy inside. I know there are other ways to achieve this (false lashes, lash extensions), but there’s just something about a good mascara that gets to me. So I was really excited when I received this mascara from Essential Care (also known as Odylique) to try out.

odylique essential care mascara

With smooth and fast-drying application, our mascaras are smudge-resistant and packed with deeply conditioning plant extracts like aloe vera, calendula and sea buckthorn fruit to beautifully define and care for your lashes.
Source: Odylique

I really like the brush on this mascara because you really get NO CLUMPS! If you see a little clump on your lashes, just go over it again with the brush and it is GONE! I don’t like clumps.

odylique essential care mascara

MASCARA FACE! ๐Ÿ˜€

odylique essential care mascara

Let see how this one performs on my lashes – here I am au naturel, with one coat, and with two coats.

odylique essential care mascara

The end result is very natural, and I mean VERY natural – a bit too natural for my liking.

odylique essential care mascara

I have a problem with mascaras where I’d say 95% of the ones I try give me raccoon eyes. For the longest time I thought it was because I had oily lids, and it may have something to do with it too, but I recently realized there’s also another reason: I have this nervous tick where I squeeze my eyes shut tight every few minutes or so. It’s something I’ve been doing since I was a kid and as much as I try to stop it, the need to do it gets stronger the more I try not to do it.

Let’s see how this mascara held up against my habit; here I am four hours later…

odylique essential care mascara

Not too well, but like I said most mascaras do this to me so I was expecting it – I always do.

In the end this mascara is not for me – obviously. If it was not for the smudging, I don’t think I would use it all that much though because I like my mascaras to give me ultra black and bold lashes, and this one did not do that. However, if you like a very natural look and you don’t have smudging issues like I do then you’d probably really like this mascara.

What do you look for in a mascara? Is this one too natural for you or is this the effect that you like?

This mascara retails for $33 USD on Odylique.com and it also comes in brown.

– Chantal ๐Ÿ™‚

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.
  • Yeah that is way too natural for my liking. And for a $33 USD price point? Holy god, not worth it.

    Love that mascara applying shot though. hahaha!

    • Gotta love mascara faces! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      I agree that the price is steep for the result. I think this would appeal more to people looking for natural products (ingredient-wise).

  • Elyse

    Haha, loved your pictures!
    It’s a nice natural look if that’s what you’re going for. I prefer pretty prominent, dark lashes… It’s nice that it doesn’t clump though!
    Completely out of my price range, however!

    http://www.lindseyginge.com

    • Thank you Elyse! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yeah this one is pricy, but completely natural so great for those looking for those kinds of products.

  • Zubie

    Your first mascara photo is priceless! It seems way too natural for my liking (i like it clumpy!) but perhaps a great one for prepping your lashes for false lashes as you only need a light coat for falsies.

    • Thank you Zubie! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes, this would be great to prep your lashes! Even for using a different mascara as a second coat. Maybe I could try it like that and use one that doesn’t smudge to see if that would make a difference.