I used this mascara for a long time when I was a teen before I really knew all the mascara options out there. I don't hate it, not at all. It doesn't give va-va-voom lashes some other mascaras, but for what it is, it's a great staple mascara. I received compliments when wearing this just as much as when wearing a $30 product. Give it a try!
I know this one is always considered one of the best but I am not sure why. Formula is thin and runny. I have long lashes and this actually makes them look short. Maybe at the time when there weren't better formulas on the market this one was good...but seems there are better alternatives now.
This mascara is such a classic, I honestly think its been around longer than Ive been alive... I am a mascara junkie and have many others I would rate higher than this- but for an everyday classic mascara, you can never go wrong with the green and pink tube! I give it a 4/5 for how it defines and seperates the lashes: the brush is that where it does a good job making sure you dont have clumps of lashes (or spider lashes) and it gives you the right amount of definition and volume for an everyday natural wear mascara. I give it a 3/5 for the look of longer lashes:the it doesnt wow me or do anything special with lengthening my lashes, however mascara in general will make your lashes appear longer so its not exactly a fail. If you are looking for a mascara spicifically for lengthening, i would pass on this one. It gives a fair amount of volume but it applies and looks so natural that the length is not a focus with this mascara. Lastly, i give it a 5/5 for applying evenly. No matter how many layers of mascara you apply with this tube, it always applies evenly. You will never have to worry about chunks of product all uneven on the wand- making it hard to apply evenly on both sides because the consistency is pretty thin and the brush does a good job distributing the product. At just over $5 per bottle, and ulta usually running a buy one get one 50% off sale, you cant go wrong with this simple, staple mascara!
Worst mascara I have ever used. Clumped my lashes up, and flaked. Does give you a decent "lift", but nothing more. Don't waste your money on this, try Falsies or Clump Crusher.
I have tried this so many times over the years, and I always hope to love it as so many makeup artists swear by it. For me, it is too watery...I prefer a drier formula. And I find that it really doesn't do much for my lashes, which would be fine if I could build it...but it clumps. Overall, I think I've tried it for the very last time. Maybelline has great mascaras (or I think so...love Full'n'Soft) but this is not one of them for me.
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