Holy crap...I know this is only like, $2 so with most products I wouldn't care, but I'm seriously annoyed that I can't get those $2 back now. My cousin uses this in brown when she wants to look like she's not wearing mascara (what's the point in that?? how about you just don't wear mascara??) But she seemed to like, plus this is in magazines all the time and winning awards so I thought, hey why not? I got it in black hoping it would look more obvious. Well, it did because it clumped more than I thought possible. And by the end of the day, I had the worst smears and flakes imagineable under my eyes!!! Then I tried it with the curved brush. No more clumps, still smeared like crazy. Finally, got the waterproof - absolutely no difference from the orginal version except it's slightly harder to get off. And the area I live in is hardly humid at all!! Geez. This stuff is crap. Even my mom won't touch this. I have no idea how anyone can actually "swear" by this.
This product is HELL! I hate this mascara, and I don't know why evryone says it is a BASIC...not at all! This sticks my lashes together, doesn't give them any volume or lenght..
well, at least it is cheap..good I didn't paid much for that crap!
Yeah, I'm really not getting all the hype around this product. To believe the magazines, you'd think this was the be-all, end-all, perfecto mascara of all time (makes you wonder what kind of pay-off Maybelline is giving these mags). For me, not so much. No length, no fullness, and something about the consistency and/or brush makes my lashes stick together into spikes. And I've tried it on several different occasions over the years, to the same horrific results each time. Ah well, the search continues...
Don't believe the mishype about this. Great product and I've used Diorshow (clumpiness all the way), mac(same thing), YSL (GREAT, but too expensive), lancome (good, but expensive). The trick is to coat your eyelashes with the clear one then put on the colored one. Don't know and don't care why but it works. Lengthy, well defined lashes.
**EDIT** I have to take back everything I said about this mascara. Yes, it's no great shakes, yes its bit cheap and cheerful. But its number one selling point? It doesn't bugger up my soft contact lenses, and you can actually see it (unlike some 'sensitive' mascaras). Yes, it does run, yes, it doesn't lengthen. But I have to say, thankyou Maybelline, for making a cheap, useful mascara that isn't full of the flakiness and fibres that make me want to tear my own eyes out. **Original review** Why on earth does anyone over the age of 15 think this stuff is any good? Ok, granted, it's cheap, it's black and it's on a mascara wand, but this does not mean it's mascara. It has the same smell and consistency as playschool paint. I can understand buying it when you can't afford anything else, but it's worth waiting and buying something like Maxfactor, or even hopping on eBay if you can and getting Illegal Lengths (which is Maybelline and my HG mascara), which is dirt cheap AND brilliant. It runs like a bugger, it doesn't lengthen or thicken (which surely is the point of mascara) and it's crap.
I have tried soooo many other mascaras in my life, and I keep coming back to this one. I get the curved brush (this is KEY!) in Blackest Black. I have thin, blonde lashes, and this is the only mascara that will curl them and make them thick. I will never buy another mascara as long as this is still around.
I don't get the hype on this product. It somehow ends up in every magazine as the drug store favorite. I hated it.
YUCK! This is one of the most over-hyped products ever! Are they paying people off to say that this is good? I am a makeup artist and I wouldn't be caught dead with stuff in my arsenal. This mascara is a clumpy, wet, smudgy disaster and that's just when you put it on. Wait until later in the day and watch the flakes of black snow fall onto your cheeks. Spend the extra couple of bucks and buy Full and Soft instead. Actually for $2.99US buy Rimmel, it's better by far for a mascara at this price point!
I guess I'm in the minortiy, but I LOVE this mascara. I've used this since high school and am 27 now. I thought I was missing something when I started reading reviews on MUA saying that this mascara was bad so I bought a few others - but this is my HG. Makes my lashes look long, but not clumpy. Holds the curl. Don't know what else I'd want from a mascara.
I really think that Maybelline went all out on this one and paid a bunch of MUAs to say that this is their HG so that people would try it at least once, then realize that it totally sucks and never buy it again. At least they made $4 off you. It's dirt cheap but you get what you pay for in this case. ITA w/the person that posted below, it makes you look like your wearing NO MASCARA AT ALL SO WTF IS THE POINT. If I'm going to wear this crap I'll save five minutes of my life that I'll never get back and wear NO MASCARA. I would say that I'll never buy again but in a few years I'll read an article in SELF or In Style about how Maybelline Great Lash is a must have for everyone's makeup bag and I'll buy it again, put it on and get de ja vu. Tis life.