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.
I bought this because it was the cheapest waterproof mascara I could find and I wanted something right away. Ugh! It's awful stuff. It clumps easily and is only kinda-sorta waterproof. It's *far* worse than the regular Great Lash, which is okay at best (not great, not awful). I tossed this product after just a few uses and won't go near it again!
3 years after trying out the non-wp version, I saw this on sale for $5 so I went for it. As th non-wp version weighed down my curl (for which I've also done a review), I thought this'd be a way to really see this mascara perform. It's okay, but I'd never buy again. I've been using Full 'n' Soft and/or Volum'Express for the last 8 years and haven't had a problem except for a bit of smudging on the outside corner below my eyes (it's difficult to curl those outer lashes, so they make more contact w/ my skin). I love both of them for their brush and their formula. GL's formula is okay, but the brush makes it difficult to get product on well. With FnS it's just a few strokes all around, but w/ GL it's a few strokes on the end, then middle, then inner corner. Takes so frikkin' long! Otherwise all around it stays up okay, isn't as difficult to take off as the regular formula (surprisingly) and doesn't flake. But seeing as I have a great time w/ the other 2 mascaras already, I'll never purchase this one again.
This is the cheapest mascara i've ever gotten. I always hear horror stories about this mascara on MUA and in magazines it's like models and celebrities use it non-stop and mags never stop talking about how majorly great it is. Putting aside MUA's views and using a $1 coupon, i got this on a whim. I didn't even need a new mascara, i just had a coupon and was like i'm gonna buy great lash mascara. :P It's not that bad. i got soft black, and it's black enough, but not soooo dark that it looks completely un-natural. I think that's the thing about this; it thickens and lengthens the perfect amount to right before it gets too out of hand! The brush is kind of short and the bristles are thick, but separated and you look at the brush and think huh, this won't give me clumps. and it doesn't. it stays wet for a few seconds longer than my normal mascara, so you can easily brush away any little clumps (if you happen to get any). This isn't the best and it's not the worst. i would rec it for anyone who is looking for natural looking thick and long lashes, not over the top wannabe faux lashes-w/o the actual fake things. :P also, it's probably one of the cheapest mascaras you'll find, unless you want WnW. and there are frequent coupons.
Maybe it's because I have oily single-folds for eyelids, that mascaras often will flake quickly. Or probably because I often rub my eyes without realizing it. Or maybe mascaras just hate me.
Of all the mascaras I've tried, this one is the best so far for tinting my lashes and adding a little volume. Inexpensive and BLACK. It's amazing that this is their oldest yet most popular formula.
Still looking for the perfect mascara though, as it does flake after five hours or when I have allergies.
I like to use Shiseido's eyelash curler first off, after warming it up with my breath or some hot water. Then blot my mascara wand twice (I only like a light coat), run it over the top and bottom of my top lashes, and finally use an old clean mascara wand to get rid of clumps.
A good way to remove this is using a non-scented babywipe with a drop of jojoba oil. continued >>
Why do I always read about make up artists using Great Lash all the time when this stuff sucks so bad? It did lenghten my lashes but the measley little brush did nothing to thicken them. By mid day my mascara was smeared all over my upper eye lids. I've never had that happen with any other mascara. And waterproof? HA! It washed right off with soap and water. Thank God it was cheap cuz it's getting tossed into the trash can.