I thought I would give this a try regardless of the fact that I have never liked the original Great Lash. I was hoping to be surprised but I just ended up disappointed. Oh well. Great Lash is what it is, a terrible mascara.
I actually like this mascara. I've tried the original numerous times over the past 15 years and I was never a fan mostly because I felt the brush didn't separate my lashes at all. It always left me with clumped together lashes. Now this one, on the otherhand, has a big straight brush with lots of bristles.Did a really good job of separating my lashes. No clumps and no flaking. Builds okay length and volume. This is the mascara I use when I really just want to define my lashes a bit. So, if you're looking for this to give you thick, long lashes then you'll be really disappointed. But if you want dark defined lashes then you can't beat this for around $4.
I'm actually surprised that I like this...but I really do. I am not a fan of the old great lash. I thought it was a formula thing, but maybe it was about the brush? I can get good volume and lenght out of this. It does take several coats, and some work to get there...but I don't get clumpiness or crispy lashes. The blackest black is very black and glossy...which I love. I have worn this alone, over UD primer, and over my Shiseido lash primer. (I must say that Shiseido makes every mascara better!) I think that I would grab this again..and it is cheap for a drugstore mascara. I found mine at Walmart for $4.49
I must be the only woman in America who hasn't used a Great Lash at some point. I'm not even sure why, really, I've just tended towards other Maybelline and other brand mascaras. So I cannot compare this to the performance of the orginal. But I saw the BIG version the other day, and there was a dollar off coupon, so I thought why the hell not. I've been on a mascara trying kick lately.
You know what? I don't hate it. This mascara certainly does volumize, and it also did quite a bit in the length department for me as well, surprisingly. WTG, Maybelline. Zero clumping, zero flaking. Love the black blackness of it, lol. It is indeed buildable.
The only sticking point is this mascara ran off underneath my eyes in four hours for the lovely racoon look. Had to clean it up at lunch. (Maybe I should get wise and start wearing waterproof on lower lashes only?) Were it not for that, I'd be repurchasing. I'll use up the rest of the tube as a 'starter' mascara, definitely, though.
You could give it a shot if you're really curious, but really I don't guess you're missing much.
I just bought this at wal mart tonight after debating whether or not I should cause I've been buying so many mascaras recently....but I really like it! The brush really doesn't look like the pic on the packaging, it's not a bigger version of this kind of rounded brush like the original, its big and straight and I think that really makes the difference. I just tried it on, they were not kidding with build able volume! My eyelashes are touching my eye brows...I'm very impressed with this great lash mascara ( something I never thought I'd say!!)
This was okay. Not at all clumpy, but doesn't give me the dramatic look I want.
I love this mascara !! Ive bought the original great lash a couple of time before, and i didnt hate it but it didnt really do much for me, sometimes it even got clumy. But the Big version is much better. The wand is alot like the maybelline colossal. You can get a really natural look with one coat and build more on for more volume and it never gets clumpy !! And it really cheap, got it for under $5 at walgreens, and when i bought it they gave me a coupon for a free great lash ! Guess ill be getting another great lash BIG =)
I was so excited about this product since I like the regular great lash mascara. I tried it and what a disappointment! There is no difference between the regular great lash. Some reviewers says the formula is better but in my opinion it is not. The mascara does not clump no matter how many coats you swipe on your lashes. But, it does not build volume at all. I'll be returning this one.
I absolutely HAD to have this. Bought it at Walgreens for cheap; aaand I kind of love it. It lengthens really well for me. The volume is SUPER buildable (and boy do i mean BUILDABLE!) like, im talkin 4 coats of this stuff. Which is actually perfect for me since i like ALOT of volume and ALOT of length and with this I can just build build build and it never gets clumpy.
I love big huge bristle brushes; definitely not a fan of these new short silicone or whatever they are brushes. I actually hate them. So this brush is definitely right up my alley.
Wow...I was afraid to try this one based on how much I absolutely hate the original Great Lash. But I'm really surprised--it builds length instantly (as good as their Lash Stiletto mascara) with very little to no clumping! As for volume, not so much, but then again the packaging does say that the volume part is buildable, so I can see why you wouldn't get instant volume here. No flakes or racoon eyes either! An excellent improvement over the original, which I've always thought is so overrated. In fact, if Maybelline wants to ditch the original and keep this one, I'd have no problem with that!