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Mascara - Essence - get big lashes volume boost mascara

rated 3.5(56 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 3.5
  • 60% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 3.8
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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 12/24/2013 12:53:00 PM More reviews by Radchickee

Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green

I tried the waterproof version of this mascara, which is the one in the blue tube with pink and black graphics. I think it is a very good mascara for the price. The brush is huge so it takes a little bit of getting used to. I got lots of mascara spread to my eyelids before I got the hang of it, because the bristles are really long. But once you get used to it, it works very well. I often only apply one coat and it makes my lashes look dark and long. The formula is pretty good. Its very black, and holds a curl quite well. This mascara eventually loses its waterproofness towards the end of the day, and you can smudge it if you try. I also sometimes get tiny little flakes under my eyes, if I use too many coats or wear the mascara too long. Although there are better drugstore mascaras out there, I would buy this again if in a pinch.

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rated 3 of 5 top reviewer on 12/23/2013 10:42:00 PM More reviews by Jessica24601

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

I've reviewed and tried sooo many mascaras this past yr (2013). I had this one in the very beginning of this yr. It was a good mascara. Not only was it extremely CHEAP (I guess in-expensive would be a kinder word), but it worked well with my lashes. I got a lot of volume from it (which is always what I'm after). I did notice it flaked a little and the brush made it a little hard to get corner lashes but all in all it produced the thickness I crave and NEED (my lashes are thin, ugh!). It actually kind of reminded me of "Bad Gal Lash" by Benefit, just a little. It dried up very quickly, but for the cost that's ok. I will re-purchase someday, just not any time too soon as I've 4 on the go now and really liking Cover Girl Lash Blast series as of late. I would recomend to a friend, but I'd also just recomend that they check their pocket mirrors every now and then for a (little) flaking.

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rated 5 of 5 on 12/21/2013 11:16:00 PM More reviews by gagaglam03

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I don't understand the bad reviews.. I like the giant wand and it's easy to apply. It quickly gives u length and volume and lasts all day without flaking. It also holds a really good curl

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rated 4 of 5 on 11/21/2013 6:02:00 PM More reviews by mmmaggie

Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Green

I think Essence mascaras are great, not just for the price point but in general. They remind me of a drugstore version of the Benefit mascaras and this one in particular reminds me of BADgal Lash. My only real issue with the Get Big Lashes is that it transfers. I have watery eyes but it transferred more than the Essence Multi Action (my favourite so far) which isn't waterproof. Also, I did not feel it was as thickening as I like.

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rated 4 of 5 on 11/1/2013 6:02:00 PM More reviews by elenaxxx

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

I initially expected this mascara to be clumpy and thick but boy was I wrong! After two coats my lashes were fuller, longer and distinguished. It really made my eyes pop and I was really satisfied with this product, especially because of the price. The only downside was that little clumps did form on the end of my lashes but I could easily remove them. I definitely recommend this to all my friends :)

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rated 3 of 5 on 10/23/2013 8:54:00 PM More reviews by mlfpatrick7

Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green

Bought this because it is cheap and I'm on a "no-buy unless necessary" for 2013. Thought it was just ok at first and used it alongside The Rocket, which was a decent pairing. I think it's dried out now a little... used it this morning and Loved it!

Probably wouldn't rebuy because it does flake on me, but it made my lashes look nice.

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rated 2 of 5 top reviewer on 10/8/2013 1:12:00 AM More reviews by Menolikepolos

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Other, Medium Eyes: Blue

It seems like this mascara works well for alot of people. I found it to be nothing that great. It didn't hold my curl any better than a regular drugstore mascara. It clumped slightly if i brush my lashes more than twice through. And worst of all, it smudges on my under eyes after a few hours. i ended up tossing after 2 weeks.

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rated 3 of 5 top reviewer on 9/30/2013 1:02:00 PM More reviews by shoewhore

Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown

I used to love the original L'Oreal Voluminous & then I started using Maybelline Full & Soft. But the past few months I've just been wanting to try different mascaras, see what's out there. I've been using the Maybelline for so long, I thought there might be something that has come out that I would like even better. So far, not the case. I was so hopeful when I saw how good my lashes looked after I put this on. They were full & long, nice & thick. But then within an hour or two, I had huge smudges under my eyes. I was so disappointed. For me, that's the biggest offense for any mascara, regardless of price. It would have been nice if things would have worked out with this mascara, because I like the price & how it makes my lashes look, but smudges under my eyes are not acceptable . So for that reason, I won't repurchase, nor recommend.
I guess if you wear mascara on your top lashes only, you could wear this, but not if you wear it on the bottom lashes also.
PS ~ this review is not for the waterproof version

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rated 4 of 5 on 8/17/2013 4:27:00 AM More reviews by Rebecca0407

Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

not a bad mascara but nothing fantastic either. but for the price who can really complain right?

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rated 5 of 5 on 8/16/2013 9:07:00 PM More reviews by beefnoodles

Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

I got the waterproof version and I absolutely love it. It lengthens and volumizes my eyelashes. The price is amazing. This is my new favourite mascara.

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