Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara

Posted in Beauty

Hello! It may be possible that I was a bug in a past life – I have more mascaras than I could ever use with just the one pair of eyes.  One mascara I have been using and abusing for months now is the Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume mascara.

Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara - Famous in Japan

Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara

£2.80 – Wilkinsons

They say:

The I love extreme mascara’s “crazy” sister – for even more volume! The deep-black, creamy texture covers each individual lash with color and the extra-large plastic brush provides sensational volume. The mascara container is designed in the usual i love-colors, except they’re the other way around – in a cool pink with black lettering. Opthalmologically tested.

I say:

When Essence, the European heavyweight of make up, finally came to the UK, I was one of many desperate to get my little mitts on some of their offerings.  After perusing their extensive line of mascaras, I decided to try the I Love Extreme Crazy Volume mascara as I liked the look of the brush head.  I know, how shallow of me! However, I must award special points to Essence for these helpful photos on their stands.  It means I don’t have to open any up to investigate.  What can I say, I take mascara seriously…

Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara 1- Famous in Japan

Essence were not lying when they said it was an extra-large brush head; wowza! It’s a lightweight plastic brush with small plastic bristles of varying sizes.  The formulation of this particular mascara is quite wet yet thin; I’ve had this for a few months now *guilty face* yet it’s not showing any signs of drying out.  Whilst the wetness means instant, visible results, it makes the mascara difficult to apply without mess or clumps.  A light and gentle hand is required to slowly comb through the lashes without overloading.

Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara 2- Famous in Japan

To me, this mascara gives me more length than volume.  It’s hard to build up volume with the wet formula; too much and my lashes become rather thin and wispy, but too little and I’m grumpy all day.  I would like it if Essence could have a little play around in their laboratories to make the formula just a little less wet, as I worry that those with shorter, thinner lashes may struggle to get this mascara to work for them the way it has for me.  The colour is a decent black pigment; perhaps not as deep as claimed  but it will do.  In terms of wear, it lasts about 8-10 hours with no heavy feeling, crumbling or flaking; perfect for daily day time use. I sometimes get a small amount of smudging in the outer corner of my eye but as the mascara is removed easily with hot water, it doesn’t take much to simply wipe it away when it arises.

Despite these little bugbears, I really do like this mascara.  It gives visible results quickly that I expect from a mascara in the £5-£10 bracket; to get results like these with a mascara that costs £2.80 is something else.  Seriously, this mascara costs less than a meal deal.  Think about that!  I think I’ll be making it my own personal mission to try every mascara from Essence in 2015.

Have you tried anything from Essence?

Dannie x

December 26, 2014
Previous Post Next Post


  • Reply silviabia

    I’ve never tried this mascara but I love a couple of Essence Mascaras, from the products that I’ve tried from the brand, for me the mascaras are the best! Right now I’m loving the Lash Mania Reloaded and I think it’s the best that I’ve ever tried from Essence! I love the Get Big Lashes range too, they are pretty good!! :)

    December 26, 2014 at 9:49 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      They are pretty good, especially for their low prices! I think I have the Lash Mania ready to be used somewhere :D x

      January 11, 2015 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    I’ve been looking for a new mascara and I think I’ve found something new to try, thanks! :)

    December 26, 2014 at 11:12 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      You have to let me know if you try it :)

      January 11, 2015 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply Sami Spoon

    This looks like a lovely mascara, I might have to pick some up :D

    December 27, 2014 at 2:26 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Because it’s so cheap you’ll have more money for OyatsuBoxes!

      January 11, 2015 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply Beauty Bird

    I really can’t deal with super wet mascara formulas; I was using one by So Susan and unless I kept perfectly still while it dried, I’d end up with more mascara around my eye than on it! This is a great price though xx

    December 28, 2014 at 7:42 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Neither can I really, but because this was so cheap I was willing to be a bit more patient with it! x

      January 11, 2015 at 4:48 pm
  • Reply Amy

    I keep meaning to check out essence, it’s worth it for how affordable their products are. The look of this mascara is really nice on you, it’s natural and looks perfect for everyday :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

    January 1, 2015 at 1:50 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Aw thank you :) I’m so tempted to just go to Wilkinsons and buy all the mascaras! x

      January 11, 2015 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply Alice Grace

    I’m not a fan of really wet mascaras, I find that they just don’t work for me. But, for £2.80, you can’t really go wrong, can you?


    January 3, 2015 at 11:27 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      I’m not usually but like you said, you can’t go wrong at £2.80! x

      January 11, 2015 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply TruthBTold

    I’ve never tried any of this brand, It seems so cheap though!! I sneeze like 50 times a day though, especially when applying mascara so I’m not sure whether this would end up all over my face haha

    January 10, 2015 at 1:48 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      I think most things are under £4!
      Hahaha, that is the worst thing ever! x

      January 11, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    You may also like