By Arshi Siddique
What’s the first thing you notice when you look at someone? I always look at the eyes and regardless of who that person is, I never forget to compliment them if they have beautiful ones. My mom finds this habit weird and I’ve been rebuked for this on numerous occasions. She has also tried to frighten me by saying that people hypnotize if you stare straight into the eyes! Like seriously?! Sigh.
Onto the review, I’ll be reviewing the Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Boost Waterproof Mascara today. Read on to know if you can get those really big lashes with this one.
About Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Boost Waterproof Mascara:
Sad romantic movies, tears of joy, sweaty athletic activities or a jump into cold water – the get BIG! lashes volume boost mascara waterproof is an ideal companion, no matter what the occasion! It offers perfect lashes without smudging and conjures-up mega volume de luxe – even when you go diving! An absolutely reliable styling partner! Opthalmologically tested.
Isododecane, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Aqua (Water), Candelilla (Euphorbia Cerifera) Wax, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, Propylene Glycol, Talc, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Silica, Potassium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Bisabolol, TBHQ, Phenoxyethanol, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).
My Experience with Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Boost Mascara:
On my last visit to the beauty centre, I was so happy to see an Essence counter that I just forgot the things I’d actually went to purchase. But I was disappointed to know that they did not have testers for most of their products. Still I went ahead and decided to purchase a mascara and the SA started showing me all the available variants. When I picked up a mascara bottle, I was taken aback to see no hygiene seal on the bottle. In fact, none of the eye products had seals on them. Strange!
Packaging: Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Boost Waterproof Mascara comes in a simple neon-ish blue bottle with a screw cap. The name and font over the bottle is really catchy.
Colour: It comes only in a single color ie black but it has two variants- waterproof and non-waterproof. I picked up waterproof variant since I wanted to wear it in monsoons.
Formula: The formula is not thin but pretty thick to evenly coat the lashes. Since the bottles aren’t sealed, I think the mascara has dried up a bit.
I find the wand of this mascara little huge for my liking. You have to be a little careful while using it for the innermost lashes or else you’ll end up poking it into the eyes.
As far as the claims goes for mega lashes, I don’t see any great volumising effect even after multiple coats. I have used Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara in the past and I can say that the latter gives a better volume to the lashes. Also, it starts clumping after 3-4 coats.
I have pretty straight lashes and this mascara lifts them a bit. When used after curling the lashes with an eyelash curler, it holds the curls for a good amount of time. The staying power of Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Boost Waterproof Mascara is impressive; it stays on till the end of the day and needs an oil-based remover to completely remove it.
What I like about Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Boost Waterproof Mascara:
- Does not feel crisp or heavy on the lashes.
- Gives a nice curling effect.
- Stays on for very long.
- Smudge proof and waterproof.
- Dark black colour.
- Has never irritated my eyes.
What I don’t like about Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Boost Waterproof Mascara:
- Not much volumising effect.
- Clumps after 3-4 coats.
- Giant brush picks up a lot of product.
- Difficult to remove completely.
- Doesn’t do anything dramatic to the lashes.
Final thoughts: Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Boost Waterproof Mascara is a good option for everyday wear mascara. I would suggest the non-waterproof variant as this one is a bit difficult to remove. However, I was expecting it to give much volume to my lashes which it didn’t. It turned out pretty okay for me.
Have you tried Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Boost Waterproof Mascara?
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