Essence – Get BIG Lashes Mascara {REVIEW}

I am not a make-up snob. Not at all. BUT when it comes to certain make-up items I prefer to stay rather than stray. So when it comes to mascaras I have three trusted tubes that I always use and they just happen to be from higher end brands.
Essence is known to be an affordable and local brand which has a few items that are amazing and a few items which I wouldn’t use again. Generally their products are great quality but you would need to reapply the item every two hours or so.

I never use their mascaras, but in my one international beauty swap I was sent this waterproof ‘Get Big Lashes Volume Boost’ mascara. I have been on the lookout for a waterproof mascara that is long lasting but that can be removed at the end of the day with make-up remover. And I mean a make-up remover that does not take your lashes along with it.
My verdict? I was SUPER impressed with the volumising magicness. As you can see in the pictures I am wearing the mascara with no eyelash primer and without having used an eyelash curler either. I get the same length and volume out of mascaras which cost four times the price. And that reminds me; the mascara was R61.95 last time I checked in store.

It was a tad bit smudgy on my bottom lashes but that could totally be down to my application technique.
So after all is said and done I removed my mascara at the end of a long day and lo and behold I did not struggle too much to remove said mascara. It took longer than when removing non-waterproof but overall I was very happy. I used a make-up removing wet-wipe followed by Garnier Micellar Water.
Overall, vair impressed with this cheapie and I would definitely repurchase it!

Have you tried this mascara before? Would you recommend any other mascaras from the Essence range?

Rayne XX


PS: DO excuse the crazy hair and no-concealer look.

There are 5 comments for this article
  1. daisyperson blog at 7:17 AM

    I have tried it and was really impressed too. I love how volumising it is and it’s good at keeping curls, but it’s not great if you actually go swimming with it as it always started smudging with me. But maybe you’re actually not supposed to go swimming with it. I am also querying if this perhaps “weakened” my lashes. During the time that I used this one a lot it was the first time ever that my eyelash curler actually cut off some of my lashes.

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