It's a given that I had to try this product sometime in my makeup lifetime. The formula itself is watery, which I tend to like more than drier formulas and the length that this mascara gave me was great. I won't repurchase because I don't do washable formulas; when my eyes tear up, I end up looking like a raccoon with this mascara on.
I've been using this product literally for decades, since I was a teenager. And in all those years, it's been reliably great. Now they seem to have changed the formula. It leaves tons of little clumps on your lashes that won't come off, no matter what makeup-removal product you use; and I've tried everything. In fact, you lose eyelashes trying to remove them. I never thought I'd throw out a Maybelline product, but I have, and I'll never buy it again. They took a perfect product and just ruined it.
It's not the WORST mascara. I actually kind of like this mascara because my lashes are thin so, the little bit of clumpiness works well for my lashes. I won't be repurchasing because there are better mascaras out there but for now, I'll finish using this mascara.
I gave this another chance due to its popularity with some of my favorite makeup idols. Still not wowed, but after using it a few more times, I'm liking it more!
Pros: Cheap, easy to find, cute pink tube.
Cons: Does not particularly do much for my lashes in comparison to other mascaras, and I was hoping it would be a little more gentle on my lashes/easier to remove due to it being a more natural-looking mascara.
My new thing is counting how many lashes I lose each day when reviewing mascaras! The first night I wore this mascara, I used Lancome Bi-Facil and very gently tried to remove the mascara (which I did not apply an excess amount of by any means), and I lost two lashes. The second time I wore it, I didn't lose any. Third and fourth times, I lost one lash. Fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth times, I don't think I lost any lashes! Ninth time I wore it, I lost one lash, and tenth time I wore it, I lost four lashes! Not good, but on average, it's not the worst mascara. However, I'm not sure if it's a HG or not, I want bigger lashes!
This is my favorite mascara of all time. Iv'e been using it for 10 years and have alternated with others just to compare and I have always come back to this one. Everyone is different but for me I like it because it doesn't feel too heavy and at the same time it gives my lashes just the right amount of drama that I love! For me personally, I am a dedicated GREAT LASH user, in blackest black! :D
I don't understand all the negative reviews, to be honest. I find this mascara neutral; it's not too heavy, but it definitely shows up on the lashes. Of course, it doesn't do wonders to the lashes, but it's good for casual occasions on which you don't want to look like you have any makeup on.
As much as I like it and defend it, I will not be repurchasing. It's not terrible, though.
Lmao at the reviewer who said Maybelline should change the name to "Fisher Price My First Mascara"! I agree! I would barely recommend this mascara to a middle schooler! Why in the world does this mascara have such a great reputation? At CVS this mascara has about 6 different versions in the Maybelline mascara section, which baffles me b/c Maybelline has incredible mascaras that are significantly better such as One-by-One, Falsies, and Define-a-Lash. I've used 3 different versions and didn't like any of them. It neither lengthened, separated, or volumized my lashes! Seriously, can I get at least one of these things?! Don't waste your $5!
This stuff stinks... I don't get why everyone raves about it. It does have a light formula but why would anyone want that.
save your money and get the other lines from maybelline.
this didn't work.. it was so flaky and not helping with my lashes
Maybelline Great Lash should be called Fisher Price My First Mascara. This was the first mascara I used (many years ago). I didn't know any better, and I thought that the look that this mascara provides was how any mascara would look. The formula is very wet. It doesn't provide any length and very little volume. It caused my lashes to clump and look like I had a total of three big stuck together lashes. It doesn't hold a curl, and it is one of two mascaras that I have used (out of many) that smudged. Every so often I would buy this again (cheap thrill) after seeing it in yet another beauty magazine winning yet another award for being the best mascara....I would try desperately to make this work and wonder what I was doing wrong (since it gets so many awards and is featured in so many magazines). It always looks the same...awful.