This is, I think, the third Essence mascara I've purchased. The trick with some mascaras is to use them for a few days, I swear the performance improves with air exposure or something. That was the case with "Get Big Lashes" which I didn't like until the second week I used it.
The brush is big, but not the "spoon" type:
My results (please keep in mind I can't find a lash comb):
I really, really like this mascara. It's really thick but it doesn't clump or smudge. I think it would look a bit better combed out, but nothing I can do about that presently. I think it is really black, and I can see how it clings to my lashes, giving the volumizing effect. I didn't think anything could be less expensive than Maybelline, but this is, and I really like it!
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