The mascara is awfull! It is SO dry and broke my lashes.
Do not use this for a fresh, natural (too clumpy) or dramatic (not lengthening enough) look. In fact, dont use it at all!
It's a great daytime thing and resists coming off - I have caught little lines of it under my eyes after a big night out but otherwise, pretty reliable. If you want lash drama, go for Bourjois Coup de Theatre, but as long as you have an eyelash curler at the ready, this can sort you out - makes you look pretty in the daytime without overdoing it. Most reliable cheap mascara I've tried yet.
Probably, hands down, the WORST mascara i have ever used. I had to really pile it on ... and its just gross - made my long lashes look short, thin and stubby! Aand almost impossible to remove (with make up remover for waterproof mascara) ... hated it!
My sister says how good this product is and makes a big difference--so I gave it a try and somehow didn't work for me. It smudges all over and didn't do the work as it should. Maybe I should give it another try but I was very disappointed.
I bought one. I fell in love with it. Made several repurchases so far. It could be just me, though because I havent go through a full range of mascaras, but I'm fine with this one. It lengthens, but doesnt really give volume.
EDIT: Smudged like sh*t when i coated it on my lower lashes yesterday after not using it for sometime (i have oily skin though)
Lippies reduced from 4 to 2.
This is a waterproof mascara that won't really thicken your lashes. It does lengthen them after a few coats. The feel of the mascara itself isn't thick and luxurious but rather dry and "bare minimum". If you're looking for a VERY natural look from a waterproof mascara this is for you. I'm pretty natural myself but even this wasn't thick or smooth-feeling enough.
This stuff is VERY waterproof when it's dry, and soap proof too. I had to use vaseline to get it off. It didn't do very much for my lashes, but it does what it's supposed to. Nice for a natural effect if that's what you want. Clump and flake free!
Well, I'm going through my Drugstore Mascara Testing Period, and now have collected quite a bucket full of drugstore brands from which to choose. I have in the past used Blinc for a number of years with good luck, but it frankly doesn't build or lengthen as I'd like, although I never worry about smearing or dreaded raccoon eyes. As I have not fully reviewed each of them, I will only write about my recent experience with Great Lash Waterproof. I got Very Black in their New York packaging with a coupon, so price-wise it was a true bargain.
Upon application, I really liked it. It went on smoothly for me, and built clump-free lashes. However, I found within a couple of hours--it could've been sooner but I didn't check until after about 2 hours--RACCOON EYES. It was NOT waterproof for me at ALL. I was disappointed and, therefore, will not use it again. I had high hopes for it, but it ended up NOT being the bargain wonder-mascara I wanted. I hope to write further reviews on the other drugstore mascaras I have accumulated, but thanks to Rite-Aid's return policy, I will be returning this product.
In all, disappointing.
I really hated this product! I didn't like how I had to continually pump to get a decent coat on my lashes. My lashes didn't look like I had anything on them. And this stuff is truly waterproof. It will not come off with soap and water. I lost so many lashes trying to remove this stuff. I do not recommend this product and will definitely not repurchase! This has got to be the worst mascara I have ever tried.
I don't know who is keeping Maybelline's mascara business going, but I'd love to know. Especially when you consider how much their mascaras--EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM--stink. As with all Maybelline mascaras, the packaging quality stinks, the mascara smears like crazy and is watery, runny, and sticky. The tubes are cheaply made, as well. Rating Great Lash as the best, #1 mascara used by celebs and makeup artists has to be one of the biggest conspiracies going between Maybelline and beauty editors/publications. There is no other explanation for why this crummy stuff still gets good ratings by them, year after year. I would seriously love to get the $200 back from Maybelline that I've spent on about 20 mascaras over the past 12 years when I've given them the benefit of the doubt and tried yet another wretched, hyped mascara that was written up as the BEST in beauty magazines.Maybelline mascaras are inexpensive, although their prices have started creeping up in the past 2 years, but you get crummy mascara, a crummy brush and a crummy tube. While getting a little mascara in your eyes is never comfortable, Maybelline mascara is the only line that consistently has stung like crazy and irritated my eyes incredibly on the occasions when I've gotten some mascara smudged in my eyes. One other thing: you know the 3-month mascara rule? Toss it after 3 months? Well, some mascaras last longer. This is the one mascara (Great Lash) that is absolutely rancid after 3 months. AVOID.