Back again with another DUPE? post! And this one is about my favorite beauty product: mascara! But not just any mascara--two of my faves from drugstore and high end. In fact, one is $5 and the other is $24. Now I had originally done this post a few months ago, but didn't like the pics, so the ones you're seeing today are when I was about to throw these mascaras out, so if they seem a little clumpier than usual, that's why. Enough of that--is the Essence Lash Princess mascara a dupe for It Cosmetics Superhero mascara?
Target, ULTA, online
Now that we have the basics, let's compare:
Here are the wands, with Essence on your left. They both are traditional brush wands and are tapered. It is more evident in the Essence mascara. Both give a lot of product and after a few months, they can get clumpy.
Now let's look at them on the lashes. This is after 10 hours of wear. I did reapply lipgloss for the shot. On your left, It Cosmetics. On your right, Essence.
Closeup--this is after a 10 hour work day. Lipgloss was reapplied for the shot. The Essence mascara can get clumpy since it is so wet, and when dealing with a wand like this, as opposed to a plastic wand. I do feel like I get a little more length out of it. Both are easy to remove, but the IT Cosmetics is a little easier to remove for me. I'd say they are fairly close and you can't go wrong with either.
Have you tried either of these mascaras?
Do you think there's a dupe?
I had a quick weekend. I spent most of Saturday shopping with a friend. I didn't buy a thing, believe it or not, even after a walk through Sephora. There was a brief dip in the weather, which I loved. Give me all the sweaters!