Okay. To all those condemning this mascara to hell can I just say one thing: LAYERING. That is the KEY WORD with Great Lash. Are you applying one swipe in a zig-zagging motion like you do your Diorshows and Faux Cils? If so, that is where you are going horribly, horribly wrong. The other key word with this mascara is PATIENCE. So you might want to skip this if you are time-poor when it comes to getting ready. I will explain how this works. Step 1: Apply Great Lash on eye #1, trying to coat every lash. Step 2: Allow to dry and repeat on eye #2. Step 3: Go back to eye #1 (the lashes of which have now had a chance to dry a bit) and apply another layer. Step 3: Allow to dry and repeat on eye #2. ETCETERA. Do this until you have the desired effect. It will take a good 5-10 minutes OR MORE but I for one am willing to put the effect in because the results are worth it. The formula is quite wet so it may take a while to dry, so yeah if you have approximately 10 minutes to get ready don't even go there. Anyway, your lashes should end up looking clump-free, long, separated and just perfect. I used to be an avid watched of Big Brother UK and one of the contestants had the most beautiful, dramatic, fluttering lashes. I remember how I used to watch in amazement as she applied this mascara, spending what seemed like an eternity. But the good thing is that once you are done the formula dries rock hard and lasts and lasts and laaaaasts. You can get away with sleeping in this one. It's also (again, not sure whether down to the brush or formula) not prone to clumping so this makes it great for 'top ups'. I actually pretty much always use it for this purpose or as a finishing coat with most of my other mascaras too. Also, the first time I used it I was shocked by how rich the black colour was (Blackest Black). It seems to make my green eyes even green-er. And it's cheap. I always have a tube around somewhere, can't think how many I've gone through and it's a definite HG... LOVE!
WIthin 2 hours of putting this on I have the panda-eyes!
Mascara seems to clog on the brush, I need to wipe the brush clean before each use.
I found it didn't come off as easily as others I have tried.
Basically, apart from the funky packaging, it was a disappointment and I'm looking to buy a new mascara way before I have used all of this one up!
This is the worst mascara, and also the worst product I have ever used in my life. It's cheap, and I can easily apply it to my bottom lashes, but it smears so easily. And if smearing is not bad enough, my eyes swelled up and I realized I had an allergic reaction to it. I found that I'm not alone on the allergy, because it has done the same thing to many others. I heard that they put collagen in this product? I also heard that was a big reason for the allergic reaction. I will never EVER buy this product again, because I do not enjoy having puffy, red, itchy eyes. I think this product should be recalled and discontinued.
I've read all the reviews online and I know that everyone says it sucks but I just had to give it a go because it was getting so much hype and the packaging is really very cute and iconic!
Bottom line is, I'm glad I finally got this stupid mascara out of my system. It really doesn't do much. It's very wet and gloopy and clumps and you need a bit of patience if you want your lashes to look halfway decent. It's buildable but doesn't lengthen or volumise much. There are much better mascaras out there. Don't waste your time!
why, oh why, has this mascara won so many awards?
The brush is small and picks up wayyyyy too much product.
The mascara formula is very wet and clumps immensely.
It makes a mess when you try to remove it.
I hate this mascara with a passion.
comes off so easy,i look like a raccoon halfway through the day!stings really bad and does nothing good.clumps really easy and makes a mess of the tube.no wonder its so cheap.but,if you comb it out and maybe curl lashes it adds color,I guess.
I was disapointed with it being the best selling......I expected more this is just an everyday mascar nothing special.My lashes are not very defined so i would not buy it again.
This is the WORST mascara on this planet!! You can buy E.L.F mascara for a 1 dollar and it out performs this stuff!! I does nothing for my lashes. No color, no length, volume...anything!!
Thank heavens for the MUA reviews otherwise I would still wonder why I seem to be the only one who absolutely DESPISES this product. It has to be the worst mascara ever: it doesn't lengthen, thicken, stay on or do anything all the fashion magazines and makeup- artists crow about. It clumps, goops, flakes off, irritates my eyes, makes my lashes brittle, and no matter how carefully I apply it, STILL looks like I let my dog apply it to my lashes. After using it twice (I thought maybe I'd done something wrong when I used it the first time, so I gave it a second chance), into the trash can it went. How much are the fashion mags getting paid to pretend that crappy stuff is #1 in their polls?
I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!! when i fist saw the wand I laughed because it was soooo small but when i applied it, it gave my lashes a waaay better definition then larger wands. Plus the darkness of the mascara shows through my eye glasses and gives me a doll like look! I love this!!