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Buy of the Week - Essence Get Big Lashes Waterproof Mascara

I love mascara, I really do.  That, coupled with black eyeliner, and really that's my two favourite pieces of make-up.

I used to be all about the premium brands - YSL being my favourite, but they're so expensive here in Oz that I'm always on the lookout for cheaper alternatives.

Today I bought Essence's Get Big Lashes Waterproof Mascara.  It's a brand only sold at Priceline I believe, and it's definitely at the cheaper cheapest end of the market.  My Rimmel mascara is coming to an end and I'd read a review recently of Essence cosmetics, so for $5.25 it was worth a punt.

The range is aimed at teenagers, probably, as it's incredibly cheap.  The packaging is not outstanding, but I'm super impressed with this mascara.  The brush is just the right size and firm enough to catch all the little lashes.  I put on two coats.....

Here is a slightly scary before and after pic.

Essence get big lashes mascara
Essence Get Big Lashes Mascara

My lashes feel a little crunchy, but that doesn't really bother me as I don't actually stroke them on a regular basis during the day.

Do you buy expensive mascara, or are you a cheapskate thrifty shopper like me and like to try out cheaper alternatives?


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