Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Mascara Review

8 Aug


A while back I wrote a review about the Kevyn Aucoin The Elegant Lip Gloss While I liked it, I wasn’t completely hooked so I delayed in trying something else from the brand. This time around I got to try a sample of the Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Mascara which I received at the Makeup Show.

Company Description-‘The Essential Mascara delivers seductively glamorous lashes you’ve always wanted in an instant! This plush, multifunctional mascara delivers the look of two coats of mascara in one easy application. Defining, dramatically lengthening and curling. Apply one  coat starting at the base of the lash wiggling your way to the tips. One application is perfect, two if you dare to be dramatic.’.

Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Mascara Review

Keyn Aucoin’s Essential Mascara has a big brush that can pick up a lot of product and easily apply I to the lashes. The brush is also slightly bent at the tip so that you can easily get product onto the inner lashes. While I do have long lashes, they’re very straight so I’m always on the lookout for a mascara that will make my lashes look fuller, longer and bolder. When I heard that one coat of a mascara is enough to do all of this my heart flutters and my spirit soars.

While Kevyn’s mascara did make my lashes look ever so lightly longer with one use, it was in no way dramatic and they still appeared to be very straight. I decided to apply a second coat and found that my lashes were blacker and longer, but I still wasn’t impressed. My lashes were still straight so that I had to use a curler on them to make them stand out. The mascara did however, separate and define my lashes nicely. It also lasted for a good eight hours or so which is always a plus.


If you simply want longer lashes then the Kevyn Aucoin Essential Mascara is worth a try. If you want bold lashes, I wouldn’t recommend it.

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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19 Responses to “Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Mascara Review”

  1. Jessica August 8, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    Great definition from this mascara – just too bad that it doesn’t help with boldness!
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  2. Kim August 8, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    For a subtle, no makeup look, this would be perfect.
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  3. Allison August 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    I have also heard such good things about Kevyn Aucoin products from makeup artists, but I’ve never tried them. This looks like a good everyday mascara. You’re right that it lacks the volumizing gene ;)
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  4. Erika August 8, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    This mascara looks nice enough but not something I would be willing to splash out on.
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  5. Phyrra August 8, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

    Your length looks great! I’d mix it with a volumizing mascara.
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  6. BeautyJudy August 8, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

    I definitely look for separating and defining lashes first in my mascara, so this piques my interest!
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  7. Leelo R August 8, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    Since I prefer bold lashes then this unfortunately is not for me :( Great review!
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  8. Laura MyNewestAddiction August 9, 2014 at 1:57 am #

    I have been wanting to try Kevyn Aucoin stuff for so long.
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  9. Ange August 9, 2014 at 2:30 am #

    I’d probably mix it with something for volume!
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  10. Betzy Carmona August 9, 2014 at 2:53 am #

    What if you use it in combination with a thickening mascara?
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  11. Sheila August 9, 2014 at 3:46 am #

    I’ll skip it.

  12. Brittany August 9, 2014 at 3:52 am #

    I’m on the hunt for a new mascara so Ill keep my eyes peeled from this one!

  13. Nidia August 9, 2014 at 4:59 am #

    I really like the definition you got with that mascara. I’ve only tried one thing from Kevyn’s collection, The Creamy Glow in Pravana. I love it.
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  14. Miranda August 9, 2014 at 5:07 am #

    Pretty defined!
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  15. Mai August 9, 2014 at 5:19 am #

    I like a bolder lash look so I might have to pass!
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  16. Brooke @ Blushing Noir August 9, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    I love this mascara! I got a sample in my Glossybox and went out and bought a full size immediately.
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  17. Dima Al Mahsiri August 9, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    Very interesting!
    I don’t mind using two mascaras for special occasions, but this one looks fine for everyday makeup for me.
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  18. Lisa August 10, 2014 at 4:31 am #

    I’ll probably skip this one. Great review!

  19. Stepanie Louise August 10, 2014 at 11:16 pm #

    I can’t wait to try out some of his products but I think I’ll be aiming more for the face products. Thanks for the review!
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