The iconic £3.30 mascara loved by Nigella Lawson and Ashely Roberts

The celeb-fave mascara sells once every five minutes in the UK...

Essence mascara

by Aimee Jakes |
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Nothing beats a budget beauty buy, especially when it 1) has hundreds of five-star reviews 2) has been endorsed by the celeb lot and 3) it's the same price as a meal deal.

So when we learned that a cheap-as-chips mascara is doing the rounds for giving both Nigella Lawson and Pussycat Dolls' Ashley Roberts fluttery lashes, we needed to know the details, immediately.

Yep, we're talking about Essence’s Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara which you can pick up from Wilko for just £3.30.

It's loved for its lengthening, 'flake-free' formula and is a stellar option for those who are on a budget (/ want to spend their cash on other important things like er, gin.)

Writing for The Sunday Times Style Magazine, Nigella wrote about the iconic mascara and penned: '‘What it gives you is long, long lashes, and seemingly, many more of them. It’s not for lower lashes, but it doesn’t smudge or flake, and I wouldn’t be without it.’

Meanwhile, Celebrity make-up artist Olivia Davey used the budget mascara on Ashley Roberts said in an interview: "I absolutely love this mascara, I always struggle finding a mascara that I love.

"This enhances your own lashes as well as blending falsies too like no mascara I have ever used before. I use this daily on myself and my celebs and have had nothing but praise."

In fact, it's such a cult favourite that one mascara sells every five minutes in the UK. Blimey,

But that's not all. The mascara has amassed hundreds of five-star reviews online with fans hailing it as 'the best mascara ever.'

One chuffed customer wrote, "Brilliant brilliant brilliant. What can I say, the best so far. Forget expensive ones, this is a bargain - going to order loads more!"

Another added, "Best mascara. Lashes look longer and thicker. I bought one initially and ended up buying 3."

Pick yours up from Wilko for just £3.30 hereand thank us later.

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