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.
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
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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
not a bad mascara but nothing fantastic either. but for the price who can really complain right?
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.
mine is 'get big lashes : volume curl' that comes in a grey tube. I first stumble on this below-average-drugstore price at a new Watsons. it probably is essence's first few foray into singapore market. I was skeptical at the price & packaging. so didnt buy any product. til I consult MUA n saw the rave revs on most items. I had to buy something. This mascara is now my go-to tube for everyday wear. easily performs better than my usual l'oreal / maybelline / mac / chanel lineup of mascaras that I keep in stash. it keeps my lashes perky with a noticeable uplift, without making it look laden with product. my lashes are still soft n the curl stays til my day's end without smudging or flaking. can't believe I paid less than 10bucks for such a great product. the packaging looks cheap, like I won't bring it out. but heck the product is simplysuperb.