First off I will say I don't love the packaging. I like the black but I think the lace design looks a little cheap. I can see what they were going for but it's just not for me. I am willing to see past not so great packaging if the product is great. It is fairly slim so doesn't take space and it's easy to get a good grip on the handle.
This is the false lash effect version of the Lash Princess mascara; they also do a volume version which i'm tempted to try. The brush is your classic bristle brush that is thinner to the end. I like the style as the smaller part of the brush is great for getting the smaller lashes.I haven't found that you get too much excess product on the brush and it applies really nicely onto the lashes. The formula has just the right amount of dryness too it so it doesn't clump up as you apply a few coats.
From what I can see you can only get the mascara in black which I think will suit most people. The mascara gives some really nice length and definition to the lashes. It almost gives a bit of a lift to them making the eyes appear more open with a curl which is an added bonus. I've found it lasts pretty well all day and my lashes stay looking defined and lifted. It doesn't give lots of volume which is fine for me since it still makes my lashes look great. The mascara is also easy to remove and I haven't had it flake on me whilst i've been wearing it.
Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara retails for £3.30.
I honestly am so impressed with this mascara and I think it's become one of my new favourite since it makes the lashes look so good. I think most people will get along with this and for the price you really can't go wrong. Have you tried this mascara? What are some of your favourite Essence products?