Guess what I just discovered, guys? I haven’t actually done a beauty review in over a month. My last review was of the Body Shop All in One BB cream and I posted that on June 23rd. Quite crazy considering that one of my main topics on this blog is beauty, right? So are you thinking what I’m thinking? Because I’m thinking it’s time for another review and today I will tell you my thoughts on the Essence Get Big! Lashes mascara.
I’ve mentioned this mascara in a haul earlier this month or at the end of last month. Can’t even remember it’s been so long. What drew me to this mascara, originally, was its packaging. I’m a sucker for big chunky mascara packagings and this mascara is big and chunky looking for sure. I don’t really know what it is but the design just looks so fun and cool I really wanted to try it. When I spotted the price, 1.25, I was a little put off on the one hand but really intrigued on the other. Can a mascara for 1.25 be even half as good as one for 10? And how would it compare to a high end one, which are sometimes even up to 30€? I decided there was only one way to find out. I had to buy it and test it.
On the back of the mascara essence claims that this mascara uses a triple-black effect for maximum volume and extremely thick lashes. First of all I have to admit that I was blessed with really long natural lashes, which is why basically every mascara makes my lashes look long because even though my eyebrows are really dark (so weird) my lashes aren’t. Hence what I’m looking for in a good mascara is volume and one that makes my lashes really black, so you can actually see the length of them.
This mascara definitely gives you black lashes from the first coat on but I feel like it fades after a few hours. It does give you thicker lashes but I wouldn’t call them extremely thick as Essence does. Nevertheless this a fairly good product, especially when you look at its price. I wouldn’t use it on a night out because it doesn’t give my lashes enough drama, for my taste, but I think it’d be great mascara for every day use because it’s easy to apply, gives you dark long lashes and increases the volume but not to an extend where it gets too dramatic and fake looking.
However because of the huge brush you have to be a bit careful when applying because it’s easy to get mascara everywhere except for the places you actually want it. Also when you take out the wand you’ll notice that there is a lot of product on the brush. Make sure to get a bit of before applying or otherwise the mascara will clump up your lashes due to an overload of product.
This is how the mascara looks on my lashes after applying 2 coats of it. I think this is quite perfect for an every day make up look because you get long black defined lashes without being too over dramatic.
So can I recommend this? I love the packaging and I think it’s a pretty good product if you consider the cheap price. However the black fades after a while and it doesn’t stay as long as other more expensive mascara. But again looking at the cheap price you really cannot complain.
Hope you like this post! Have you ever tried one of the Essence mascaras?