Cruelty free mascara favorite – Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes

The best cruelty free cheap mascara - essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes

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I have found a new cruelty free mascara favorite from essence!

I love mascaras, that are easily removable with warm water. My eyes are sensitive and I hate having to rub them to get my makeup off. It took me a while to realize there is a world, where I stand under a warm shower and my mascara just disappears from my eyes. Well, almost. With the tiniest bit of effort from my fingertips.

essence bye bye panda eyes mascara review - cruelty free

Cruelty free mascara, that can be removed with warm water

I’m very excited to share with you my new favorite mascara – essence’s Bye Bye Panda Eyes. It’s definitely a dupe to my previous favorite, Tony Moly’s Panda’s Dream mascara, which I blogged about before. Only this mascara costs a fraction of that price and is also cruelty free!

essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes Mascara Review

essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes Mascara review

I’m not sure if it comes with the oily free, removable with warm water -package, but the consistency of this mascara is quite creamy and thick. It’s not watery or runny, but that is a good thing, if volume is what you’re after.

At first I felt like I couldn’t get enough mascara to my lashes, but after using it for a while, it started working like a dream. It could be that I had just used a watery mascara and this one just seemed so thick in comparison. Nevertheless, I’ve now used this for two months and absolutely love it.

I have small lashes, but this brings them out nicely and gives me volume. It also stays really well on my lashes and doesn’t smudge (as promised). And the best thing, it’s so easy to remove with warm water.

Essence’s mascaras are super affordable and this one is no exception with a 4€ price tag.

essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara

essence bye bye panda mascara review

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The perfect mascara – Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Long Lash

Tony Moly Panda's Dream Long Lash Mascara

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I’m one of those people, who hasn’t been blessed with luscious long lashes. For the longest time mascaras were the least favorite makeup product of mine. I just didn’t get results, not like other people seemed to get.

But now I’ve realized that there really is a difference in mascaras. I’m telling you: they are not all the same. Once you find the right mascara or mascaras for you and get that ‘Va va voom’ effect on your lashes, it’s awesome. It’s empowering. With the right mascara my lashes and eyes get a great lift and I’m left with excitement. I think I’m starting to get the whole hype around these makeup staples now.

Tony Moly Panda's Dream Mascara perfect

Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Mascara Long Lash review

My latest mascara find doesn’t necessary look like it could do much, but believe me when I say, this mascara does not play. It’s there to give your lashes volume, length and mass.

The consistency in this mascara is just perfect. It’s more on the dry side, compared to some really runny mascaras. I prefer a mascara that has a solid consistency. Those tend to give me the best results. When a mascara is too runny, it doesn’t really do anything (but then again those are good for those that want a very very natural look).

Another important thing in mascara is the wand. In the Long Lash 02 the wand is slightly rounded, making it fit the eye shape perfectly. It’s easy to get all the lashes, even in the outer and inner corners.

When it comes to longevity, I have no problems with this one. The mascara stays where it’s supposed to – yet it’s still easy to take off.

Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Mascara Before & After

Tony Moly Panda's Dream Mascara before After

Since my lashes are tiny, I wanted to show you this mascara also on someone who has great lashes. I used it on Iida in this post and here is a close up of her eyes and lashes.

I didn’t know I would love a mascara that can be taken off with warm water, in bits, but it’s actually quite comfortable. I don’t need to rub my eyes with eye makeup remover, since I can carefully take the mascara off with my fingers.

Sounds perfect, right? Well, it’s pretty close. The only thing I don’t love is the packaging. It’s just a bit too cute for me. Then again, it made me underestimate it when in the end it’s the best mascara I’ve tried. Will definitely buy again, I mean – third time, since I’ve already bought it twice.

Shop the mascara:
*Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Mascara $15

Other mascara favorites of mine (that can’t be taken off with just warm water though):

IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler mascara
Essence Lash Princess

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