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Essence Lash & Brow Gel Mascara - 0.3 oz, Clear
CARGO Boundless Lashes Mascara, Black
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on 3/21/2017 6:02:00 PM
More reviews by tigertears
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I don't like this product as a mascara because it stings if I get it in my eyes and it doesn't really do much length/volume/curl so I only use it as a brow gel. It is, however, an excellent brow gel! You must use a light hand however because if you brush too hard, whatever you used to fill in your brows will transfer onto the spoolie wand. It dries transparent with no waxy sheen and it doesn't flake or crunch. I love the clear packaging because you can see how much product is left. I'd admit the packaging isn't fancy, but I don't care because the product is cheap ($2.99 Canadian at Shoppers Drugmart), the product works, and no one is going to see the packaging anyways. I won't be repurchasing just because I want to get a tinted brow gel so I won't have to fill in my brows and add clear gel.I'd recommend this product to anyone
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on 12/19/2016 6:23:00 AM
More reviews by Synolila
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
A perfectly good mascara for the brows. It does keep them in place and it's as good as my mac one, only way cheaper. I really like this brand
on 12/17/2016 6:49:00 AM
More reviews by colbol
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
I'm really sad about this. The spoolie is enormous, wider than my eyebrow, and only has the capacity to either deposit nothing at all or a big blob of goo. The product just slimes up my eyebrows and does nothing. Why, Essence? Why??? Everyone said this brow gel was awesome. I feel betrayed.
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on 10/25/2016 12:13:00 AM
More reviews by SHeust
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Great basic brow gel. Can be a little gloppy if you use too much and I would prefer a shorter, squatter spoolie brush rather than the fairly standard mascara spoolie wand included. Nonetheless does the job and does it well. Keeps brows in place all day without being crusty or shiny. Can brush through without creating flakes or crustiness (though of course that will impact the hold). $3 and better than the ELF version. Haven't used for lashes, just brows, but would recommend for that if you aren't looking for anything fancy.
on 10/22/2016 6:07:00 PM
More reviews by gnippy
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
I use this product exclusively for a brow gel so this review is for that use only. I have never used it as a mascara so I can't review it for that purpose.First, I must say that my favorite brow gel is WnW clear mascara but for some reason that has become impossible for me to find. So, as I was browsing the cheapie section at Ulta this Essence product caught my eye and I decided to give it a try.As my brows are quite dense and dark in color I use the a clear brow gel to tame my brows and hold them in place. This product does the job but doesn't seem to have the same hold as the WnW.It applies sort of wet so you need to be sure to wipe the brush before application. Though it doesn't have the same hold others I have tried, the hold is adequate and doesn't leave your brows crunchy. There is no shine associated with the product either so you look natural, not like you have greasy eyebrows.This comes packaged in the standard mascara tube with the standard mascara brush. The tube on this one is clear so you can see how much product you have left.I paid $2.99 plus tax at Ulta. A bargain price for this product. I would definitely repurchase as I use this almost daily.
on 10/14/2016 1:02:00 AM
More reviews by Potaytow
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
I don't know.I bought this because the elf one was out of stock and I had high hopes for this gel because I didn't want to have to keep wearing black mascara to school.The formula is a watery gel and it doesn't set my brows ore eyelashes much plus it flakes off lot.Will not repurchase.
on 8/22/2016 7:14:00 AM
More reviews by Leon23
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
I don't know if i like it or not. The formula is terrible. It is just too watery. it takes long to dry. This really has fixation and keeps eyebrows in shape, but you have to be carefull until is dry. Also if you apply brow powder, pomade or pencil it will wash a little bit of the color. And there is a lot product of the brush.Won't buy this again.
on 6/22/2016 9:50:00 AM
More reviews by Mika7Corra
As a brow gel, this is simply a clear gel that gives a wet look to the brows.It clumps the brows together and 'sticks' them unto the skin like a hair gel would. It's not like higher-end brow gels that really sets individual brow hairs in place and make them stiff and crunchy, ya know what I mean? It's what I reach for in days where I'm too lazy to wear makeup but still want my brows be in place. Just a few quick swipes unto the brows and I'm good to go. The staying power is..meh. It doesn't work at all as a mascara. It irritates my eyes and just clumps the lashes together without holding any of the curl (again, just like a hair gel would). But because it's cheap, and it's a clear gel that I mainly use on my brows, I'll keep purchasing this.
on 12/21/2015 2:44:00 PM
More reviews by Barbirivera
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I feel like this brow gel doesn't do much. I apply it when I use a pencil on my brows and I don't feel it keeps them in place all day long. I mean, it's better than using nothing but it's not a great product either. I would recommend the Maybelline one over this anyday.
on 8/15/2015 6:08:00 PM
More reviews by outdoorsgal
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium
I haven't bought a clear brow gel in ages because my brows have gotten sparser over the years and I wanted to cut time from my makeup regime. I was at Shoppers Drug Mart looking for items to take advantage of one of their Optimum points specials so I nabbed this brow gel for $2.99 CAD. I'm definitely impressed with this brow gel (I use it for the brows, never the lashes) because the formula isn't goopy and thick but nice and lightweight. I hate having to wait for a gel to dry on my brows and what's worse is if it's thick and gives my brows an unnatural look. This just keeps things in place very naturally without leaving any sticky residue. A definitely re-purchase.
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