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Essence Maximum Definition Volume Mascara

17 Reviews

Flexible plastic brush that reaches even the tiniest lashes in the corners of your eye for maximum definition and ultimate volume.

Price: R39,95

Availability: Dis-Chem

I often feel like my eyes are invisible without mascara. A lick of the black stuff shows the world I can see them. The small, flexible brush makes it easy the get the product on all of my lashes, even the teeny ones in the corners. The brush is made up of small studs instead of bristles, and you can really feel it combing through your lashes. The luminous orange wand also helps with the application, as you’re always very aware of where it’s at – avoiding giving yourself an impromptu mole a la Cindy Crawford. 

The product does offer great definition, but it doesn’t really deliver on the promise of volume. It made my lashes visible, separated and long, but not any thicker. So it works well for a classic daytime look, but I’d need something more dramatic for evenings. The slim, bright container makes this a winner for handbags – it doesn’t take up too much space and is easy to find amongst your keys, lippy, wallet and emergency tissues. 

It’s a good, on-the-go, everyday mascara.
– Sam B


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Fuller Lashes

Melissa Nortman

Though most individuals preferences are suited to their needs this product as a first time buyer was quite impressive – I’ve always struggled to find the right mascara and can highly recommend this for those whose have no lashes such as myself lol

Max the Attention with Maximised Lashes

Melandi Booyens

I always get compliments for my eyes and with this, I realised quickly enough that my eyes are what makes my face pop.

We all need to find that one attribute that makes your face look gorgeous. What is yours?

I have found that not only the colour of my eyes, but also my lashes, are the features that stand out the most.
Finding a great product to elevate this feature, may be tricky and costly.

Student budget is nothing more than art and tricks, because this has taught me to find the best for less. Now, I’m not saying that this is the best, but for my budget, it was value for money.

I always struggle with mascaras that dry out too quickly, not because I use it incorrectly, but because of the product! Essence, however, has shown a few mascaras that not only lasts long, but also looks fabulous.

I apply one layer on my upper lashes and wait for it to dry before I apply another layer, focusing on the tips the second time. And don’t forget the lower lashes… because with Essence Maximum Definition Volume Mascara it is actually very easy to apply to the lower lashes as well, due to the shape and design of the brush.
With this brush, I find that my lashes are beautifully separated and volumized, also allowing me to apply to the lower lashes, without smudges.

Must have make-up bag essential


This mascara took me by complete surprise. I have very fine and short eyelashes and so finding a mascara that does not clump on my eyelashes often proves to be a challenge. Being a student I am budget savvy and am always on the hunt for entry level brands that are both affordable and of good quality. As I believe we often fail to remember that the lower ranges still offer the basic functions and certain degree of quality we need. This mascara is by far, my go to mascara. It plumps, lengthens and creates a beautiful full looking lash without leaving lumps and clumps. A definite recommendation for every lady to give a try, at least once.

Why use any other mascara?!

Liani Schroeder

I have been using this mascara (I LOVE EXTREME crazy volume mascara) for almost 6 years and it has never let me down! I am quite a mascara addict, I don’t leave home without it. It leaves my lashes thick and gorgeous without lumps or stickiness. Not only is the product great, but Essence’s client services are spectacular – they take care of their clients.
By far the best on the market for me!


Nadine Hudson

So I’ve always struggled with finding the mascara that wows me over. I am in love with all essence make-up and decided to try the mascara. I am convinced that my lashes have grown. You guys should try it out. It’s become one of my holy grail products.

Favourite Mascara Ever!

Shivani Keshav

When it comes to adding some pizzaz to those beautiful eyes,you absolutely won’t go wrong with Essence eye beauty products. I’ve been using the Essence waterproof liquid liner for over a year now and I haven’t changed brands yet, nor do I have any intention of doing so any time soon. I grew tired of my previous brand of mascara and decided to give the Essence a brand a go, I was NOT disappointed at all. The Essence maximum definition volume mascara has an amazing brush and amazing pigment, it literally wowed me by taking my natural eyelashes and making them voluptuous and sexy! It’s a must have.

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