Review: Essence Get Big! Lashes Triple Black Mascara

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I’m always intrigued by new drugstore mascaras. I’ve never used any makeup product from the brand Essence so I figured for only $4, I could give this mascara a shot.

Essence Get Big! Lashes Triple Black Mascara  – “Black, blacker, triple black! This is the deep black mascara in the popular get BIG! Lashes family by Essence. The large, innovative fiber brush offers maximum volume and adds density to your lashes. Its carbon black texture ensures an expressive look with a triple black effect! Opthalmologically tested.”

I have no idea what is meant by triple black. Sure, this mascara is black but it isn’t any different than other brands of mascaras in the color black, so I was left a little confused. Now, I love me some voluminous lashes so I was excited to try this out to get “maximum volume and density.” However, I was once again left quite disappointed.

This mascara is a dry formula with a large fiber wand. It is a bit tricky trying to coat the inner lashes with such a large wand but it isn’t that difficult. However, it did get messy trying to coat my bottom lashes. I noticed that once I applied this mascara, it flaked like crazy! I know that dry formula mascaras tend to flake more but I’ve never had a mascara flake on me as much as this one did. It honestly started flaking on me right after application.

I was also left with terrible spider lashes. My lashes ended up clumping together, which I guess means voluminous? I really didn’t like this mascara. It smudged on me throughout the day and left black flakes all over my cheeks. It also didn’t hold much of a curl by the end of the day. I would suggest to pass on this mascara.

Ingredients:

AQUA (WATER), SYNTHETIC BEESWAX, PARAFFIN, ACACIA sENEGAL GUM, STEARIC ACID, PALMITIC ACID, CARNAUBA (COPERNICIA CERIFERA) WAX, butylene glycol, GLYCERYL STEARATE, pentylene glycol, polybutene, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN WAX, PANTHENOL, glycerin, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, PVP, MYRISTIC ACID, ARACHIDIC ACID, BEHENIC ACID, OLEIC ACID, SORBIC ACID, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, PHENOXYETHANOL, CI 77266 (BLACK 2), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES).

 

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Essence Get Big! Lashes Triple Black Mascara

 

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Essence Get Big! Lashes Triple Black Mascara

 

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Bare lashes

 

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One coat of Essence Get Big! Lashes Triple Black Mascara

 

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Two coats and bottom lashes with Essence Get Big! Lashes Triple Black Mascara

 

Essence Get Big! Lashes Triple Black Mascara retails for $4 at Ulta.

 

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