This is a great mascara. I used to work at Sephora for many years and have tried dozens of high end mascaras. You name it, I have tried it. Maybelline really hit the nail on the head with The Mega Plush, I actually prefer it over Diorshow, Benefit, MUFE, etc.
The brush is quite unique, the texture of the bristles isn't too soft or hard, so it really grips the lashes. The brush also bends slightly when pushed on, to prevent you from "caking" on the mascara. This allows you to apply the perfect amount of product to your lashes, to keep them soft and separated. It takes a little bit of getting used to, but the results are stunning. The formula is very fluid and wet, which gives a nice even coverage of the product to the lashes. I find wet formulas a lot easier to work with, as they give you a good coat at the get-go. I found the formula didn't clump up at all, it just stayed nice and fluid, keeping the lashes smooth. I think the formula is really the star of this mascara, its not thick nor dry, its almost gel like which really keeps your lashes smooth yet dramatic. After application, my lashes are super long, separated like falsies, and voluminous. *I did try the waterproof formula while on vacation, which had a much dryer formula, the regular formula is definitely much better.
I typically have to replace the tube every month or two, which kind of sucks, but the price point is fantastic so I don't mind. All in all, this mascara blows most high end mascaras out of the water. I think a lot people give it a low rating because of the "wet" formula, plus the brush takes some getting used to. The result though is a beautiful false lash effect, so I won't be picking up another mascara for a looong time.
I can't believe this has such a low rating! This is my favourite mascara of all time, but I prefer thick mascara. Love the wand, but it could be longer, and the formula dries up faster than some other mascaras, but this seems to be a constant feature with Maybelline mascaras. The wand is the best thing about this product. But it is the best mascara I've tried, and I personally don't like anything else by Maybelline thus far, so this is pretty high praise. I wouldn't use anything else now I'e used this, unless I could find a dupe with a better formula. It is annoying having to buy more than more at a time, as they only last about 3 months or less (because of drying out for no apparent reason) and none of the drugstores in NZ sell them so I have to buy them online.
I really like this now that I've had if for a little while. I can really tell the difference in the gel mousse formula from other mascaras. It does have a gel-like feel. It holds a curl well, lengths, adds volume and separates nicely. It's also buildable. You can achieve natural or dramatic lashes. I still liked it when I first got it, but the formula was too wet to tell that it was gel mousse, it just seemed like any other mascara and it didn't hold a curl as well. It doesn't smudge or flake. And I like the brush. The flexibility helps to create a more feathery look.
This, to me, is the big sister of Great Lash. The formula is too wet and the result is disappointing. While it does give a little bit more length and volume for me than Great Lash, it really is not worth the money (even at a drugstore price). I also hate the brush - I could not get it to latch onto my lashes.
I bought this in waterproof by mistake and I really like it. The wand is large and fluffy, which I really like, and it gives me a really natural look. It adds a decent amount of length, but what I really love about it is that it holds a curl well (which I've had trouble with in the past), it doesn't smudge (probably because it's waterproof), and I can add many layers without worrying about clumping! Overall, I'm pretty happy with this product. It's not HG, but it's decent and it makes my lashes look quite nice.
Its a nice mascara, the wand feels delicate hard to apply the mascara with a heavy hand almost flimsy. Its gives me the look I like which is natural and separates my lashes. If your looking for big lashes with coats and coats of mascara then this might not be for you.
I was so excited to try this mascara. I'm so sad that I ended up not liking this one at all. The brush was really big and fluffy but it was too flimsy. The tip of the wand bends and I found that to be very annoying. I didn't feel like this mascara lived up to what it advertised. I didn't like it :( I'll be sticking to my Falsies.
It is on the wet side which doesn't bother me, but hate the wand (as a prior review mentioned-the flex feature of the wand) & the formula is so-so. I will use a different wand & not purchase this particular Maybelline mascara again. Maybelline makes some of the best drugstore mascaras. Wish this had a different wand! (I purchased the regular, not waterproof formula, I never use waterproof mascaras) And I got it in the very black)
Gives nice soft defined full lashes. washes off easily. Cheap. The formula is on the wet side but it gets better after using it a few times
Edit: the mascara went rancid fast for some reason and smelled off so I tossed it.
My mom handed down this mascara to me after using it one time and hating it, I didn't really understand why she would hate it so much (she's generally picky) so I decided to take it from her anyway. Her complain was that here eyelashes were falling off when she tried taking it off. Still, I took it. As soon as I used it the product was super flaky it went on really dry and had to apply at least 4 coats to get SOMETHING out of it. I felt like I had a piece of trash in both my eyes the whole entire day. I will never buy this product again, my eyes felt irritated and I still can't get the residue off since yesterday even after washing my face 3 times with face wash and showering. Horrible product.