General description of me: I am a PPP, NC15, with auburn hair and brown eyes. I am a self-confessed mascara fiend, and I have to try every new mascara that comes out; it is encoded in my DNA. Some people hunt for wild game, I hunt for mascara.
General description of product: It comes in a pink and green package that looks like a tampon ad or a vera bradley bag gone horribly awry. I don't like it very much. When you open it, it doesn't get any better. I applied it to one eye. It is a very wet mascara, and that's about the look I got, as if I had simply wet my lashes. Not longer, or more volumized, just darker and wet. Since this mascara has won every award known to mankind, I decided the fault was clearly mine. I dipped the wand again, and let it sit on the counter a minute or so to dry it out some. I applied it to the other eye. NO difference at all. Frustrated, I then attacked the bottle and applied mascara with a focus and determination I typically prefer to reserve for eating Thai food. No change. What is this stuff made of anyway, black water? The tube went into the trash, do not pass go, did not even give it to the Home for Unloved makeup that my mother's beauty drawer has now become. continued >>
I think Great Lash is the biggest paradox of the makeup world. So many awards (how many times has it made Allure's best of beauty list?) , yet it must be THE crappiest mascara out there. The only people I know who like it are people who rarely wear makeup anyways and have no idea what a good mascara really is. Utter garbage.
I have absolutely no idea what the hype is about this crap. I've seen it hit #1 in several magazines so I decided to give it another try...what crap.Does nothing but make a huge mess. I think that Maybelline is paying these magazines,seriously.Definitely better mascaras out there.
I tried Great Lash again after many years of using Cover Girl. I was thinking maybe I missed something based on the raves of professional makeup artists. After one experience, I remembered why I don't like this mascara. It's just plain bad. Spider lashes and smearing after 4 hours of wear is just not my idea of a dream mascara. After trying a few time to make sure my eye cream wasn't causing the smears, this went straight into the trash can. Note to self, avoid buying the mascara in the infamous pink and green tube.
The problem with Great Lash mascara is that it's the first mascara you ever buy, andf you just assume that all mascaras are like it, and then continue to use it.
Fortunatley, there are much MUCH better mascaras out there.
This is mascara that does absolutley nothing for anyone (that I know)
I know this is supposed to be a "classic," but it's honestly just a crummy mascara. All it does is dry out my lashes and clump like crazy. This was my first mascara when I was little and boy am I glad that I'm moved onto better products.
No volume, no lengthening.. This did nothing for my lashes, and it never failed to leave smudges beneath my eyes. Not even worth the few bucks that it cost.
it's just ink in a pink and green mascara tube
really... it just feels tacky after you put it on.. it mends your lashes together instead of seperating them.. no curl.. no volume.. it's basically lash tint that washes off .. oh.. smears off...
magazines always review great lash as the HG of mascaras.. so the editors are highly paid due to maybelline??
i'll probably buy again because it's been #1 again in some glossy
and throw it aways after one swipe
edit: i found a drug store brand to my liking to not go back to the pink and green tube.
very very lousy. within the hour, it had already smudged all over below my eyes.
Glamour, Allure, and Cosmo have all given this mascara great reviews and awards to boot. My question for them is what in the hell are you smoking? This mascara does not lengthen, does not curl, and certainly doesn't give any volume. It also flakes off pretty horribly and leaves my lashes clumpy every time i use it. I'll stick to my Plush Lash, thank you very much. Maybelline is usually known for their mascara, but this one is jut awful.