It doesn't crumble or flake on me, but it does clump more than my Full n' Soft, which is an older tube. I think it might be the brush. I bought it because I've never tried it and used to read about it being the best in magazines when I was a teen. I bought the Full n' Soft from reading reviews on Makeupalley, and I like it, but it's my first mascara so maybe it's not the "best", but this is definitely not the best I can tell you. It slightly irritates my eyes as well and is very thin and runny. I don't want a dramatic look, but this didn't give me the soft fullness that my Full n' Soft gave me either and I thought it would be better because all the magazines said it was so great and a "staple". I would not buy it again.
edited February 18, 2008 to say that it does work better with the Full n' Soft brush. Still clumps a little, but not as bad as with its own brush. I'm trying Max Factor's Volume Couture now, and that brush is really good at preventing clumps.
This isn't quite as bad as everyone makes it out to be - that said, I wouldn't repurchase even though it's dirt cheap, there are other inexpensive drugstore mascaras that I feel perform better. It gives me a nice, separated, very natural look, and it's a very "wet" mascara which I prefer - wet mascaras don't volumize much but I find they don't clump at all and I usually prefer a more separated, longer look most days anyways. My problem with Great Lash is it doesn't last at all - not even halfway through the day I have black smudges around my eyes. I have not tried the waterproof version or used a primer with this (which might make it last longer) but to tell you the truth I prefer Define a Lash. Would have given this a 2 but I upped it to 3 lippies because it does give a nice look and the price is incredible, it just doesn't last long which is something I need in a mascara.
This was the first mascara I ever purchased, back when I was young and stupid and didn't know any better. My biggest beef with this product is that it always gave me racoon eyes, flaked and made my poor peepers burn. Pretty much every mascara I've tried since then is leaps and bounds ahead of Great Lash. I don't mind paying a little more for a better formula with more staying power. I would never purchase this one again.
THE WORST ON THE MARKET!! ENOUGH SAID!
I can not stand this crap, it clumps, smudges, and is dry to the touch. I've tried some HE and D/S brands and for the price either one is better than this...Like alot of women out there, I"m still on the search for the HG!
Not worth it, even with the drugstore price.
rock on! if you apply gently you are left with natural looking eyelashes and for more dramatic, swipe several times going slow and a bit harder.
I have to applaud Maybelline's marketing team...Girls of all ages run out and buy this. I have no idea how in the world, HOW IN THE WORLD, this gets so many "awards" and "best of..." and all that fun stuff. But its always touted in magazines and by make-up artists and celebrities as their go-to mascara.
Am i just insane or what? This mascara runs,flakes,smudges,does not hold a curl, does not lengthen or volumize. it just darkens my lashes for all of 30 minutes, sure it looks awesome for 30 minutes and then it'll do te things mentioned above.
I used to use this when i was a teen and i always thought it was just me, or the way i applied mascara, but now that i know better, i know it WAS the mascara.
i hate to give somethng such a bad review , especially since there ARE people who love this. But man.... I still dont understand how this mascara is always on top of lists!!!
Racoon eyes! This used to be my HG mascara but now I'm not sure how I ever used it! Did Maybeline change the formula? It applies dry and crumbly and smears quite easily. And trying to remove it at night - it's like ink - very difficult! The brush is nice, its non-irritating, and the price is cheap - but it's just not a great mascara. Not at all what I remember. Save your money. Maybelline Full and Soft is a much better mascara.
im glad this product is doing so poorly becuase i find it utterly useless. I have fine lashes and this mascara makes them all stick together so it looks like i have very few lashes at all. Its really thick and doesn't glide on. It is also very hard to get off.
No. What can I say. I know it's a cult classic, but I don't like it. It's very runny, and it clumps on me. I don't like maybelline mascara over all. I had an incident while driving at night where mascara was running into my eyes. I wear contacts and I couldn't see. It was scary; I had to turn around. I was wearing maybelline.