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Essence Lash and Brow Gel Mascara

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Essence Lash and Brow Gel Mascara is a transparent gel mascara that cares for lashes, styles brows and is opthalmologically tested. It comes in a 9ml mascara tube. The packaging is cute: it is transparent with blue appendages. Essence cosmetics are exclusively sold at Clicks and this product retails for R39.95
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Amazing for it’s price

It’s a good product for someone like me whose a student and always in a budget. I love setting my brows and pre coating my lashes with this product as it gets the job done.

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(Updated: June 27, 2019)
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4.5
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5.0
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4.5
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4.0

Good product!

I absolutely love this product. I think it's the best product for keeping your eyebrows in place for the entire day. I does not feel like 'gel' due to the thin consistancy. The only thing I don't like about this product is the fact that it weighs down mx eyelashes and I am not sure if it has something to do with the thickness of my eyelashes or not. If you're looking for a gel MASCARA, do not buy this product. But, it is perfect for keeping your eyebrows in place and super good for it's price which is amazing! Like I said..not recommended for your eyelashes.

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(Updated: July 04, 2018)
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3.3
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5.0
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3.0
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2.0

ESSENCE LASH AND BROW GEL MASCARA : REVIEW

About this Product:
Transparent gel mascara
Cares for lashes and styles eyebrows
Ophthalmologically tested

Quantity: 9 ml

Shelf Life: 3 years

Let’s talk about the formula first. Its consistency is thin just like a glue mixed with water. It says gel mascara but the consistency is nowhere close to a gel one. It smells weird.

When I apply it to my eyelashes it almost drips due to its thin formula. For few seconds it gives my lashes a lengthening effect but as soon as it dries up my lashes get back to normal. It separates the lashes. It doesn’t look like I’ve applied something. This was a major disappointment for me.
I also used it on my brows and it effectively tamed them. I’m not sure if this mascara is like that or I’ve got the defective product!

Pros:
Affordable price
Tames eyebrows well
Has a wand that separates and lengthens lashes

Cons:
Consistency is thin and nowhere close to the gel
Smell isn’t pleasant
Doesn’t give any curling, lengthening effect to eyelashes.

Final Word: This gel mascara didn’t work for me. Don’t expect any volume from this mascara since it’s thin but it tames eyebrows well and makes a good brow gel but not a mascara. I think someone with thick lashes can only make it work so it’s not really recommended from my side!

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(Updated: September 20, 2017)
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4.5
Price 
 
4.5
Quality 
 
4.5
Effectiveness 
 
4.5

Brows on fleek

At one point my eyebrows I had decided to regrow my eyebrows, as I wanted to reshape them and make them fuller and more natural. The entire regrowth phase was a mess, I constantly looked confused because of my eyebrows. I started using the Essence eyebrow gel and the gel would hold for an entire work day, which was amazing, strands never moved out of place and neither did it make my brows tacky or sticky. This now a monthly product even though my brows are on fleek

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Overall rating 
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

A Multiple Repurchase!

An inexpensive goodie. It keeps my brows put all day and although it starts off clear, it takes on the colour of my eyebrow pencil colour. I love it more after some use because it becomes a "tinted" brow gel.

I only use it as a browgel as I find it makes my mascara a little "goopey" so I stay away from that.

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Overall rating 
 
4.8
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5.0
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5.0
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4.5

Essence Lash and Brow Gel Mascara

Love this product!
I apply it before using my normal mascara.
Important to let it dry properly then apply your usual mascara.
Lengthens them, thickens them - pretty much a budget way to great lashes!

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Overall rating 
 
4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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3.0

Essence brow gel mascara for effective everyday use

Absolutely love this nifty little product, it really has become an essential staple for my everyday on-the-go makeup routine.

This gel definitely helps me tame and maintain my unruly eyebrows! I only use this as a brow gel at the moment and it works best when I apply it before any other product, shape and colour and then a bit more to set it in place. This usually keeps my brows in place the entire day. Personally, I prefer a more natural daytime look and thus enjoy the lightweight gel, I wouldn’t recommend this for evening makeup where one would want a slightly more set brows and a less natural look.

At a price point of about R45.00 I would say it’s great value for money that you can easily integrate into your everyday routine.

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Overall rating 
 
4.3
Price 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
4.0

Essence Lash and Brow Gel Mascara

I found that this product works especially well for my brows. It keeps them neat and in place pretty much all day. I also found that this product works quite well as a builder for eyelashes. If I apply it first and then let it dry before applying my usual black mascara over it - my lashes appear slightly fuller. :)

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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

Essence Lash and Brow Gel Mascara

I absolutely LOVE this product. It makes my brows stay in place for hours and it also gives a natural look.

A GREAT BUY !!!

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(Updated: November 16, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Price 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
3.0
Effectiveness 
 
3.0

Juckey looking wonder

Its a good product but nothing about it had me writing home.

It applied easily and the original newly bought see through packaging are so beautiful until you start using it for a while and it gets product in it like foundation, powder, pencil and you end up with something you which you couldn't see through.

But other than that its a good old trusty product!

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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

Favorite!

Absolutely love it! Kept my brows intact for an entire day! Kept the powder product in tact too :)

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Overall rating 
 
4.3
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5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
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4.0

Love it!!

It gives a very natural look and its perfect if you dont like dark mascara on your eyes or if you are scared that your make up will spoil throughout the day! If a natural look is what you are looking for this product is perfect!

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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

They stay on all day

More often than not product fades... and this is not cute when the fading happened on your eyebrows!!! I often had instances when my eyebrow pencil would be gone by the end of the day *sigh* until I met this baby! I tested it out and it really works! you wont have to worry about your eyebrow pencil fading and it also gives your snatched eyebrows that final touch! LOVE IT

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Overall rating 
 
4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0

great eyebrow gel

Ive been using this product for more than a year now, I really love the formula . it makes my brows stay in place all day without it looking and feeling hard. the price is really good also

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Overall rating 
 
4.7
Price 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0

Clear Brow Gel

My holy grail eyebrow gel! Makes eyebrows stay in place for many hours - almost like superglue for your eyebrows! I also find it helps to make the brows looks a bit more natural if you have filled them in with a pencil or eyeshadow - it picks up the natural hairs. Only problem I find is that the wand picks up too much product so I have to wipe some off on the back of my hand but as for the price, it is definitely worth it.

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Overall rating 
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

Amazing!

This brow gel is one of my holy grail products. It keeps my eyebrows in place all day, without affecting my brow powder or pencil at all. Even without filling in my brows first, it makes them look so much more defined that I sometimes don't need to fill my brows in (HUGE timesaver!)

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Overall rating 
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

Essence Lash and Brow Gel

I love this gel, keeps my brows in place the whole day.It doesnt crisp my brows or affect my brow powders....Although it doesnt do a good job on the lashes,it works well on brows.Its affordable and a must-have

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Overall rating 
 
4.3
Price 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
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4.0

Essence Lash and Brow Gel Mascara

I have been using this product since it was first available in South Africa. I have never even bothered to try any other brands because this one is just so affordable and effective. It really keeps my brows in place without discomfort and is very well priced. It can even be used on lashes but I only ever use it on my brows to keep stray hairs at bay and the shape stays neat all day. I love this product a lot. I usually get mine at Clicks and they always have stock.

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Overall rating 
 
4.3
Price 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
4.0

Brow mascara

I found this clear mascara really great for keeping my brows in place. I do think a little too much of the formula comes onto the brush but overall great value for money.

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Overall rating 
 
5.0
Price 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
5.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0

Essence lash and brow gel

I bought this product a while back, and it serves it purpose. I've used before I apply mascara to give my fine lashes a bit of a boost and curl, I've used it alone for those days when I don't feel like wearing make up, (just so it looks like I have lashes lol) and I sometimes use it over my mascara once its dry to separate my lashes and neaten them out. I have used the gel on my eye brows but I prefer using it on my lashes. Because the gel is clear you can really get to the very fine hairs and as close to the lash line as possible without worrying about smudging black mascara over your eyes. Don't you just hate that!!

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Overall rating 
 
3.0
Price 
 
3.0
Quality 
 
3.0
Effectiveness 
 
3.0

Essence Eyebrow Gel

This product was in the range of good but not the best. I felt like after spending some time on my make up, it wears down a bit throughout the day which doesn't make sense since I rarely touch my face. So to the back of my make up drawer it goes, where it has not been touched after a while.

So if you're going to go out for a short while, I would suggest this product but other than that, I would highly recommend their (essence's) new tinted brow gels.

I remember purchasing it for R20+ from Dischem, and if you could put a little more money, you could get a better product.

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Overall rating 
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

Phenomenal

I love this product and use it as often as possible.it is great in that it doubles for lashes and brows giving you a fresh appearance without looking made up.because its colourless your own natural lashes are enhanced.making it perfect for poolside gym and a day at the beach

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Overall rating 
 
3.0
Price 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
2.0
Effectiveness 
 
2.0

Essence Lash and Brow gel.. Meh

This product did not do much for me.

I didn't notice any difference while using it besides my eyebrows feeling wet.
For some people this product is amazing, for me it just did not work.

i would still recommend it to people for its rave reviews and if it does not work, at least it didn't break the bank.

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Overall rating 
 
4.7
Price 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0

A must have in your makeup bag!:)

Felt a bit strange brushing gel onto my brows but oh my what a difference it makes! :)
Keeps my eyebrows in their original shape ALL day!:)
Love essence products and would definitely reccomend this to anyone looking to tame their brows ;) X

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Overall rating 
 
4.3
Price 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
4.0

Eyebrow love

I must say when I saw this product it wasn't love at first side. Well, trying it was the best thing I could have done for my eyebrow and lashes. I normally experience some irritating moment with my eye lashes because they will be all over the place and getting into my eyes. This product is just amazing and helpful and put my tinny lashes intact.
I haven't tried it on my brows and will definitely do that tomorrow!

Fantastic and affordable. I am in love with it!

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Overall rating 
 
5.0
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5.0
Quality 
 
5.0
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5.0

:)

I love this stuff!! I recently started using it and it felt a bit weird brushing this gel on my eyebrows as I was scared it would dry funny, but it was perfect! my brows looked awesome all day long !

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Overall rating 
 
3.3
Price 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
3.0
Effectiveness 
 
2.0

Not the most effective gel

I think this is very well priced. Perhaps my brows are just too unruly, but I find that they do not gel my stray hairs down at all. They are however good for the corner hair above your ears. I love to just gel those hairs with the Essence brush and gel and they seem to stay put.

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Overall rating 
 
4.3
Price 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
4.0

Brows only

I use this on my brows only. I use it to "set" my filled-in brows. It keeps them locked in place, without making them hard. It's cost effective and last long. I like the packaging,the packing caught my eye before I even knew what was inside. Only after reading the label did I think to myself "I might need this". Definite earned a repurchase in by book!

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Overall rating 
 
4.3
Price 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
4.0

Gel Brow Mascara

Great when filling in eyebrows to set it in place and look more real, It hold up relatively well and it is very cheap

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Overall rating 
 
4.3
Price 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
4.0

Great product!

I use this product as my last step when it comes to doing my eyebrows. After filling them in, I apply one coat of brow gel and voila! I have that perfectly groomed brow look, that lasts!

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Overall rating 
 
4.3
Price 
 
4.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0

Essence Lash and Brow gel

For R39 -95 you cannot go wrong with this Brow Gel! I love using it to set my brows once I have filled them in and I also use it to separate my Lashes before applying my mascara. A Total winner!

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Overall rating 
 
4.7
Price 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0

Essence Lash and Brow Gel

I really love this product. I am on my third one!

It's super affordable, at R39.95 - available at Clicks and Dischem.

I set my eyebrows with Smashbox Browtech powder, but I'm not a huge fan of the wax. I don't feel they look natural and feel greasy.

I use this as last step, to even out the powder and to set the hairs in a more natural look.

I don't and never will use for my lashes, I didn't purchase for my eyelashes - purely for eyebrow purposes.

I have not tried the MAC formula, but at this price and quality - I don't feel the need to.

Holy Grail status for me.

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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

Value for Money!!

I love this product so much it sets brow powder to last all day! The only down side is it gets a little grungy after a while but I have seen that even the MAC brow clear gel also gets grungy.

This is definitely worth the money!

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Overall rating 
 
4.3
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5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
4.0

Great for setting brows

After filling in my brows, I swipe this product through them. It effectively sets them for the day while neatening up. Great value for money. (The only downside - the clear tube. The brush picks up a bit of colour each time, which makes your clear gel change colour slowly - the clear tube means you see your product going yucky. Still, for R30, I can live with chucking it out and buying a new one when it gets too bad!)

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Overall rating 
 
3.3
Price 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
1.0

Lash and Brow gel by Essence

So I bought this product a few months ago, possibly out of curiosity, and because I'm a big Essence fan... Unfortunately it does little to nothing for my lashes. My lashes are really short, this mascara doesn't really make a difference in their appearance. I tried using my eyelash curler with them two days ago, and then I could see a slight difference, but only after apply 3-4 coats of the stuff. I haven't tried it on my brows yet, but I'm assuming it would work better there. Give this a miss unless you have really long lashes that don't need definition or added length. Otherwise stick to the regular black mascara.

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Overall rating 
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

Competes with the best brow gels out there

Essence Lash and Brow Gel definitely competes with the best brow gels on sale at an affordable price! It instantly sets my brows without them appearing "wet & crunchy", which I hate! Don't waste your money on over priced eyebrow gel, they all tend to get a bit gunky after a while anyway! Replacing a R30 brow gel makes me feel a whole lot better than replacing a R100 brow gel. Highly recommend!

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5.0
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0.0
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0.0
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0.0

Excellent brow gel

Keeps my brows smooth and in place without making them hard or leaving a residue.

Holds my eyelash curl well enough when used on days when I know a possibility exists of my face melting off. Primarily an eyebrow product though.

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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

Essence Lash and Brow Gel

Having indian genes means that you are going to have bushy and thick brows. I have never had to fill in my brows ever.

Someone recommended this gel to me after I complained about my brows going in different directions. The gel kept my brows in place all day! Sometimes I would use a little eyeshadow to give me a bolder brow and this gel just helped me give my brows a more natural look.

I also like using it on my lashes when I know I am going to be too lazy to take my mascara off. It lengthens lashes but leaves it with an incredibly natural look.

One thing I hate is that after a while, your tube looks quite disgusting (since its a clear tube) due to the powder used on your brows. brows.

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5.0
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5.0
Quality 
 
5.0
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5.0

Essence Lash and Brow Gel Mascara

Since my eyebrows are not unruly and my lashes are naturally long, I find this an extremely useful product. I mainly use it for lashes as it surprisingly adds volume and it makes my brows more prominent and shapely. Great idea especially as it cannot make you look like a raccoon when it runs.

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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

Essence Lash and Brow Gel Mascara

I always wanted to try clear mascara. When I saw one by essence, it was bound to end up in my shopping basket. It a perfect tool to tame unruly eyebrows, and works perfectly for eye lashes for those no-mascara days. I also tried it under mascara and it adds up quite a volume to my eyelashes. Now I have 2 tubes of it so that I don't transfer mascara pigments on to my eye brows.

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