It seems to me as though I’ve blogged about the Essence mascara not more than a week ago, but here I am again with a review of another widely loved mascara. The Essence one dried up in an instant and gave me no choice but to replace it with one of the eight mascaras still sitting patiently in my eye makeup drawer, waiting for me to finally try them out. The first one in line was Yves Rocher’s Sexy Pulp, which I’ve heard is one of their best selling products. Being the favourite of many definitely set my hopes high and I couldn’t wait to finally start coating my lashes with it.
According to the text displayed on the packaging, Sexy Pulp is supposed to be an ultra-volumizing mascara, but volume is the only thing this mascara doesn’t give me. It does lengthen my lashes without clumping them up, gives an initial curl, and opens up my eyes, but there is no sign of volume. Major disappointment. I find it great for bottom lashes, as it gives me a doll like effect that optically enlarges my eyes, but I get no enjoyment whatsoever from using it on my top lashes. The only thing that I like about the formula is that it isn’t too wet or too dry and needs a bit of time to settle, so you can easily build it up without getting crunchy spidery lashes. Having said that, the drying part might also be considered a con, as the mascara easily transfers to the places it doesn’t belong to, so you have to be careful not to blink too much for a minute or god forbid sneeze, which is mission impossible for me during this time of the year. Thanks, allergies, thanks. Another thing that bothers me is that it doesn’t hold the curl particularly long, so my lashes tend to drop back down, but what I hate most about this product is the wand. It’s terribly humongous. It’s the only wand I can’t seem to get under control. Not once have I applied this mascara without getting it all over my lids and under my eyes. And that’s coming from a girl who is used to operating with huge wands.
Not to be too negative over here, the mascara does have some pros as well. I haven’t experienced any fall-out with this one and it also doesn’t smudge under my eyes (once I sort out the smudginess from application). Oh, and it does a damn good job when it comes to lengthening, so if you’re looking for a good lenghthening mascara, this is the one you might want to take for a ride. I myself am more of a volume seeker, so I’ll be saying ‘au revoir’ to this one once it dries up. P.S. I have a feeling I’ll have this one around for quite a while before it meets the bin, because I’ve been using it on a daily basis for the past month and the formula hasn’t changed a bit.
So, there you have it, my opinion about this popular product. Am I the only one that isn’t smitten by it? Have you tried it yourself and had similar experience? Let me know!
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