I absolutely adore Great Lash. However, I dislike the brush on this version. I have tried it several times and it simply does not work for me. Love the original brush.
Will not purchase this version again. I will however continue to purchase the original version.
The first couple uses or so, this mascara is super clumpy and hard to work with. After this initial "breaking in" period, the formula dries out a bit and you can create full, thick lashes fairly easily with a bit of de-clumping. I had great results with it for about 2-3 weeks, then the formula gets too dry. I would rather spend more on a mascara that doesn't dry out as easily instead of having to replace this every 3 weeks.
Please note that this is definitely not the same formula as the original Great Lash. It's much thicker and dries out a lot faster.
I love this mascara it's cheap, makes my Lashes look fantastic and the bottle is cute. It looks better if you use a clear mascara first then apply this but over all I love it and will be repurchasing
This is the first version of Great Lash that I didn't throw away after one use, so that's saying something. I try it every 5 years or so, thinking "Well EVERYONE loves it..." and then remember why I don't. I did use this tube for a month... the brush is a VAST improvement, and makes it usable... but I still find nothing special here. The brush, while better, isn't great and I poked myself in the eye with it's sharp little bristles more than once (they are different lengths depending on which way the brush is turned... tricksy!). The formula was fine, not clumpy.... but I wasn't wowed either. Will not repurchase, but glad to see that the iconic pink-and-green bottle (which, let's be honest, is at least 90% of the reason why I WANT to love it so much) is getting an update to make it more usable in the 21st century.
I purchased this product because of the performance of the original Great Lash mascara. This brush is horrible. It caused clumps, and did not separate my lashes like the original. Major fail, Maybelline. :(
The "heart" shaped brush wasn't too bad, but I prefer a baguette shape. It did grab my lashes and I think it applied evenly and pretty nicely on my lashes but they're naturally pretty long anyway just need some colour and volume.
Problem was that it lasted no time at all. This stuff flaked like crazy, even after like an hour of wearing, OR LESS.
To sum it up
No clumping at all, applied well with a strange but ok brush, flaked like black Christmas snow and didn't last long.
I'm not impressed by this mascara at all. I like the wand, but the formula is too wet which causes my lashes to droop. And, it takes forever to dry.
This mascara is really great! I personally call it the LASH GRABBER! it picks up my lashes and adheres well! it adds so much volume, and I have very short straight down lashes. It gives my lashes length and volume and makes my not so visible lashes a big boost! Got it at wal-mart for $3.96 on sale the packaging is so cute with the heart at the bottom of the tube and the small new pink applicator works well in picking up each lash! my fave mascara right now!
This was my HG because of the fabulous little applicator. Loved it so much i used 3 bottles concurrently, but have switched to something less flaky and more buildable. I had to be careful when applying this product, as it was very easy to go overboard. The reason why i applied too thickly is that it makes the lashes stick together when i applied the third or more coats. I had to go seriously light on this. I kept wiping off product with a paper towel so i could go back and use the brush to comb out lashes and define them.
The final straw was the flakies. I got them pretty bad, especially after wearing a few hours. Plus, the formula is not flexible at all, it is very firm and crunchy. It all depends on what you like in a mascara. It worked for a while when i needed a firmer hold, my lashes do not like to curl; but now that i have maximum length from using Latisse, they seem to curl by themselves and dont need a mega-hold product.
I am Asian, and had the stubbiest teeniest lashes. Now, they are long, full and fluttery....but....need a less firm hold.
I am using Maybelline's Mega Plush....for now. Im sure that will change also.
Maybelline hardly ever disappoints when it comes to mascaras. With that said this is one great mascara. It holds a curl, doesn't clump, and gives me some length. I use it in very black and that's exactly what it is. I get hardly any flaking or smudging, my number one complain with other mascaras. I love the iconic pink and green tube and the price can't be beat. Will I repurchase again? Probably. Why not a definite yes? Well because I'm a mascara junkie and as I type this I have about half a dozen mascaras in my collection. If I had to stick to one mascara for the rest of my life, this would be it.