I have used this forever and I've always been fond of it. I will say I need the waterproof version or else it smudges, but as long as I use that one I have always loved it. I've tried others over the years but they were not as good. I have not tried others since belonging to theis website, and I plan to venture out there and check some out!
What this does for my short lashes:
Looks neat and natural. I can layer over and over without getting clumps. Never flakes. I don't have long lush lashes so I never expected my mascara to give me that. Let me try a few others and I'll come back and report:)
Okay, I've been on this site for years now, and I finally feel compelled to get myself involved in the GL debate. I DO NOT understand what is so terrible about this mascara. It is an OK product, easy to find, always on sale, which means it is dirt cheap. You can throw it in your bag and not stress about losing a $20 tube of mascara. This does not flake on me and it gives me nice thick lashes. I don't find that it delivers the drama nor does it have HG status, but it's a fine product. Just my 2 cents.
My goodness. This is possibly the worst mascara I have ever tried!
I kept hearing all these great things around the Great Lash Mascara and I see people using it all over the media, so I decided to give it a go. But it's horrible. I doesn't keep my lashes curled. In fact, it straightens my lashed! I've got Asian eyelashes so they're pretty straight without mascara, but with Great Lash, they were much more noticeably straight! It also gave me, for the lack of a better word, "stick"-like lashes... it's kind of hard to describe but it was not even relatively close to what I want from my mascara: long, full, curled, soft-looking lashes.
In other words, Great Lash Mascara sucks more than a vacuum. Don't believe the hype.
This mascara was horrible in my book. It gave me no thickness or length. The only thing that it really seemed to do well is clump, smudge and waste your money. I don't see how on earth that it ever gets any good reviews.
I will never buy it again as long as I live.
All other Maybelline mascaras are great but this one sucks. It's clumpy, not lenghiting I just hate it.
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)