Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

2.1

5339 reviews

26% would repurchase

Package Quality: 2.9

Price: $

Package Quality: 2.9

Price: $

INGREDIENTS

Water, Beeswax, Glyeryl Sterarate, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Methylparaben, Quaternium-15, Simethicone, Quarternium-15, Butylparaben. May Contain: CI 77492, CI77499, 77491 / Iron Oxides CI77007 / Ultramarines, Mica, CI77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI75470 / Carmine, CI77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI77289 / Chromium Hydroxide Green, CI77742 / Manganese Violet. CI77742.


on 3/30/2015 9:18:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I buy this every now and then because it's cheap, forgetting how much I hate the formula. I end up looking like Beetlejuice within two hours because it just rubs off when I blink and it does nothing for my short, straight lashes.



on 3/29/2015 10:01:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I used to hate this mascara back in the day, but now, it's actually my favorite. I don't know if the formula changed, or if I have just now had time to compare to many others, but now it's my go to! I have "Very Black", and that it certainly is! So many blackest black and very blacks, still go on dull, but this shade is a very deep, glossy black. I get fullness and length and zero clumps, with just one coat. This does not flake or smudge either. I feel like even the non-waterproof version holds up well but vaseline and a cotton round takes it right off. My lashes tend to be healthier with Great Lash, with others I notice a lot of my lashes falling out, and the months I use this, they once again become full and long. Sticking to this one, no more straying!


on 3/24/2015 8:19:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I liked this product, and you probably will too if you enjoy a natural looking lash. However, I have gone cruelty free with my makeup within the past few months so I will not be repurchasing this. It's a shame, this was my favourite mascara.


on 3/23/2015 9:19:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I like how it's sooo black and dark


on 3/23/2015 12:58:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Green

I have no idea why people like this mascara, I have tried a few times over the years and always find it to be useless. There is very little color payoff and there no volumizing or lengthening at all. To each his own I guess.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Great Lash isn't horrible if you're only looking for a mascara that subtly enhances your natural lashes. Applied lightly it is quite decent and will not clump.

The problem starts when you try do multiple coats to gain some volume. The directions on the back say not to wait between coats - when I did that I got zero volume because each wet layer is immediately brushed off when you go over it again with the bristle.

The only way to gain volume with Great Lash is to let the mascara dry between coats. If you are careful there will only be minimal clumps, but most of the time it clumps. Even if you manage to get a clump-free result, this mascara tends to flake when applied in thicker layers.

Verdict: buy this if you like the very subtle, "no makeup" makeup look.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This is one of the first mascaras that every girl gets as a child. Why, you may ask? Because it was cheap and gave a natural look. When I was in 7th grade, a natural look was all I needed. So it was good back then, when I wanted a natural look, not for my 14 year old self who wants a dramatic voluminous look nowadays.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Not sure why this product has been popular for so many years. I tried it once in high school and wasn't impressed. Bought it again last year, which confirmed for me that it's a mediocre, almost useless product.
All this really does is darken your lashes a little bit. No volume, a bit of length a first, but falls flat quickly after applying. Even if you were going for a natural look, wouldn't you at least like a hint of volume? I certainly would, but I suppose if you did want to only darken and nothing else, this could be the perfect product for you.
It's super cheap, you can get it for about $4, but that's still $4 wasted that could have been put towards a different mascara.
I see this as being a mascara that your mother who doesn't usually wear makeup might buy, or something you might buy for your twelve year old daughter to wear to her school dance with a strawberry Lip Smackers because it's barely noticeable.


on 3/15/2015 12:50:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

BUY THE WATERPROOF!!!! Use Maybelline Clean Express Waterproof Eye Remover with eye pad to remove. Works Great!

Waterproof is Awesome! I am 51 and have curled my lashes n apply two to three coats, Everytime I use this since I was 13 years old.
Dries stiff but my eyelashes shine and Black is Very pigmented!! My lashes hold the curl Great, all day n Nite! I still get compliments on my lashes!

BUY WATERPROOF!!!! OMG! I just realized!! I have been using this product for almost 40 years????!!!!! Geez, I am old!!! lol
I worked at Saks for years as a Make Up Artist and have used high end mascaras, I always end up reaching for my Great Lash Waterproof Mascara! $4.44--.43ou. at Walmart. Promise, it's worth trying!
The Regular formula is Terrible!


on 3/15/2015 12:36:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

this used to be my go-to mascara simply because i didn't know any better. i remember hearing amazing reviews about great lash growing up so i figured this was just THE mascara to buy. while the blackest black color payoff is fantastic, the formula is so wet and runny all my lashes just stick together. i end up with awful spider-y clashes that smudge if my eyes water a little bit. i finally moved on to maybelline's full n soft and i'm so glad i did.


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