[productsample] You’ll be pleased to know that Essence has done it again. A £3 mascara that’s running rings around the competition.

Essence You Better Work Mascara

The ‘sell’ on this is athleisure – a mascara you can wear to your gym class and after hours of sweating can leave with your lashes in tact. I’m not dedicated enough to put myself through a Psycle class to test this one out, but I can tell you it saw me through a drizzly day in London very nicely indeed, so the waterproof element stands up. There are two versions – one for fatter lashes and one for longer lashes. I’ve got the Volume and Curl variant which is for fatness but it’s also lengthening so I’m quite happy with it. Essence You Better Work Mascara is a brilliant day to day mascara leaving any gym connotations aside (ignore it if it’s not your thing) – you’ll get exactly the same result as you would if you spent five times the amount it costs.


Take note as well of the £2.50 primer that also did a perfectly good job in keeping my eye shadow on my lids – perhaps its just because I’m not a gym bunny that I’m not understanding a full eye look for a blast on the treadmill, but each to their own. Wilko is the stockist for Essence (a Wilko store opened near us recently and they don’t stock Essence at all) so your best best is if you’re not near one is to wait until it goes on-line and buy it that way. Typically, neither of these products are available yet but I haven’t had a bad Essence mascara ever and there are plenty of other options HERE.

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