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I made this purchase believing the hype and reviews surrounding it thinking it woud add the extra wow factor I was looking for on my lashes without having to apply too much mascara. However, I was really surprised at how average it was and it didn't add any drama or intensity I was hoping for.
This is becoming quite a bit of a classic and the retro punk-like appearance of the product is attractive, fun and small enough to pop into your bag. But I don't think the results justify calling it Great Lash Mascara.
I applied quite a few coats but neither I or my friends noticed a difference on me which I was gutted at.
This is reasonably priced and I still am a fan of this brand but not this particular product of theirs.
I wear mascara daily because without it my lashes are just too light and my eyes just look small and sunken. It is amazing what a bit of mascara can do to make them pop.
If prefer natural mascara for during the day and a more intense one for night if I am going anywhere. I originally bought this for night time because it is supposed to be a very black formulation so I expected it to really darken my lashes and give me a sultry going out look.
It wasn’t overly expensive and cost just under £5 which I think is an acceptable price for this particular mascara.
It is non irritating on eyes unlike some mascaras which can cause my eyes to stream and it is waterproof which is always something that I prefer mm mascaras to have.
I like the applicator as it was easy to coat my lashes and it didn’t cause any smudging to happen.
I was expecting this to give me a really dramatic look because it claims that it will really thicken and lengthen lashes and make them really dark but I have to say that I was a bit disappointed in how little this did all that. Even when I built up the coats it was never that dramatic.
It darkened them and made them appear a bit fuller but it certainly didn’t give them any drama or make them significantly darker or fuller than any other mascara. It looked nice but very average. I ended up not wearing this at night and just switched it to a day time mascara instead and it was fine for this but I did expect better given the lofty claims it makes.
WHAT IS IT?
This is mascara that is made by Maybelline. It is available in 2 shades and they are called Very Black and Blackest Black, I have got both and do not think there is any difference between them.
I think the packaging of this mascara is very ugly because it is in 2 colours that do not look very good together. The tube looks like it is very cheap and that is a shock because it is a cheap mascara but I think Maybelline usually make their produce look like they cost more than they have.
WHAT I THINK
I think this mascara is not very good at doing what it says it will and it does not make my eye lashes look thicker or longer. It gives good colour and does not clump on my eye lashes but it is mascara that I would use in the daytime only because I cannot make a dark enough colour with it and if I apply more than 2 coats that is when it clumps and my eye lashes look very much like spider legs if I try to use an eye lash comb on them.
The colour is black and it is not shiny or like sooty so I think even more that it is very cheap mascara that does not do very much for my eye lashes.
It is easy to remove but it does not make a smudge when I am wearing it and I am happy for that, it is not waterproof but plain water and cleanser does not remove the mascara and I have to use make up remover that is special for eye make up. I think that is very good for how cheap this mascara is and I like that it does not ever run onto my skin even if my face gets a little bit wet.
I paid last time £4 for this mascara and I think that is too much and I will not buy it again because since I bought this I have tried some other cheap mascaras that make my eye lashes look like they have got more volume. I like to use mascaras that are more like luxury than this and it feels very cheap and looks a little bit cheap when it is on my eye lashes also.
3 Dooyoo Hearts.
I bought this mascara due to the fact that it said it would make my eyelashes look fuller but it did not give the desired effect. You can build up the lashes but I prefer a mascara that does not need to many coats. After applying I could not really notice a dramatic difference and I would not wear it for going out. It is more suitable for day to day as it gives a natural look. I also had to re-apply as it did not last as long as other types of mascara I have tried. It is a good price and it is not clumpy which is a plus so I will still use it but more for day make up as I like a more natural look at work. I have sensitive eyes but this mascara did not effect me so I can wear it all day.
This is a fairly popular mascara from Maybelline. I read several reviews about this mascara on beauty blogs and as somebody who wears mascara daily I knew I had to try it. The mascara claims to create perfectly defined lashes with a clean separate finish it also claims that there will be no clumps.
The product is housed in pink and green plastic casing. I quite like this as it's different to most mascaras that tend to come in black plastic casing. The bottle of mascara is a sort of square shape and is in the pink colour. The lid is completely rounded and is bright green. On the front of the bottle is a sticker with the name of the product and the fact that there is 12.5ml of product. My mascara shade is in "Blackest Black" that is also stated on the front of the bottle. On the back of the bottle there is a list of ingredients and manufacturer details. The mascara wand is quite small and the bristles are arranged in a spiral design.
This product is available in Superdrug for £4.99.
I feel this mascara performed pretty well, it's not the best mascara I've ever had but it's certainly not the worst. I find the consistency of the mascara very good and the pigmentation is also good too. I've experienced no clumping with this mascara and it sweeps on to the lashes with ease separating each lash.
My only problem with this mascara is that it doesn't provide a dramatic effect. I quite like an intense look with my mascara where as this mascara is very light and natural looking, this is a personal thing though and so I can't really knock it too much for that reason.
In terms of staying power I do feel as though I need to reapply this mascara a bit more than others I own. Usually after 6 hours. With most of my other mascaras I don't feel the need to reapply at all and so this was a bit of a let down.
Overall I would say it's a good mascara but not the best. I have to knock of a star for staying power and personal opinion on the intensity level. If you are looking for a natural lash look though this mascara would be perfect.
Well I will start by saying that I am very particular about mascara, I have rather longer lashes naturally but only when using the right mascara, I hate spider leg eyelashes (For those who don't know, thick clumpy lashes that stick together). I have been searching for a mascara for years and think I have tried every mascara around!
Unfortunately all the mascaras I actually like were so expensive, I just couldn't keep paying £20 a month just for long lashes. Then I came across Maybelline Great Lash Mascara for £3.99 in Morrisons supermarket.
I thought for £3.99 if was worth a try so bought it and decided to give it a try...WOW! That is the only word I can think of, I was expecting spider lashes to be fair, this mascara is always hidden away, why? This should be advertised everywhere. The packaging is Pink and Green so quite trendy really!
My lashes were so long, thick but not clumpy, I got very black and it looks like my eyelashes have been tinted. It was love at first site and months down the line I am still just as in love. And best of all it gives me great lashes, lasts all day long (without any need to re-apply) and is so easy to take off - not your usual combination.
Highly recommended to everyone and for £3.99 you cannot complain, I have recommended this to everyone I know and they all feel the same. Cheap and Cheerful? It has certainly cheered me up!
This mascara is one of the make up worlds 'cult products'. Maybelline think so highly of it that they refer to it as 'the legendary mascara preferred by models and make up artists'. I am neither model nor make up artist but I would recommend this mascara to those looking for a natural, fresh mascara look.
I purchased my Great Lash mascara from a large Boots store. As this is one of Maybelline's most successful products I anticipate that it would be available from any Maybelline stockist, for example Superdrug, Boots and online cosmetic companies. The product was priced at £4.99, not a bad price for a highly regarded mascara these days but I had a £2.00 voucher and the product was on the 3 for 2 offer that Boots often run and so for my £5.00 I got the mascara, a concealer and a nail varnish- and a free magazine for being a Boots advantage card holder-it really does pay to shop around!
Anyway, having heard a lot about this mascara from various magazines over the course of several years I decided to take the plunge and try it for myself. I like my mascara to look natural and in my quest to find the perfect product I have been disappointed many time. I seem to pick out mascaras that coat my lashes in a thick, black goop, dry rigid and give me a clumpy spider lash look, not something I want for my everyday look. The Great Lash mascara claims to provide lashes with a 'clean separate finish without the clumps' and I one hundred percent agree with this claim. I think I've found the holy grail of everday mascara.
I really enjoy using this product as it coats my lashes evenly, gives them definition whilst avoiding looking obvious and creates a natural lift that is clean, defined and perfect for everyday wear. It's not so subtle that you can't tell it's there, it provides just the right amount of colour and lift to open up my eyes. I wouldn't recommend this product if you are looking for a heavy duty mascara that produces false lash effects but for an everyday product I couldn't recommend it more. I use the brownish black as I prefer a more natural look but I imagine the black version would define and separate just as well. The one thing that surprised me was how small the brush was but that didn't impact on the products performance, if anything it made it easier to get right into the lash line. The mascara has lasted well throughout the day and doesn't flake. It doesn't cope well with water though and tends to run relatively easily when wet but it isn't described as waterproof so that is to be expected. It is easy to remove and I never have residue left after cleansing.
There is no mistaking this mascara. It has stayed true to the original colour scheme and therefore has a hint of retro about it. I like that when I see it's bright pink tube and screw on green lid I think 90s America. It's cute. My product came sealed behind plastic attached to a piece of cardboard, I like this as it ensures that the product hasn't been tampered with before purchas and therefore in my experience is less likely to dry up.
Overall I can see why this has become such a well established product. It lives up to it's claims and that is why it has stood the test of time.
I have used Maybelline great lash mascara a lot over the years - mainly because of its affordable price tag. I always use waterproof mascara (why would anyone not?! and while many new mascara fads that spring up do not offer a waterproof option, Maybelline great lash does.
The packaging is fun, if a little tacky, but this is one of those extraordinary "cult status" products, and its distinctive tube makes it stand out from the others. The applicator brush is standard fayre - it does the job, but doesn't make any extra promises. It is easy to use, and I find the mascara goes on smoothly and the applicator wand doesn't present any problems (some are a bit too fat and get mascara on your eyelid which is annoying, but this one doesn't).
The formula is reliable - it gives good colour coverage (in blackest black waterproof) and definition, and lengthens moderately. You can make it work even harder by using eyelash curlers beforehand or combing the lashes with a specialist comb after to separate and further define.
There is occasionally the odd clump, and I find that after a couple of months this gets slightly worse, but a quick wipe of the wand usually does the trick. The mascara is long-lasting, and the waterproof one stays put all day and doesn't slip or run at all once applied. I have to remove it with eye makeup remover, which is fine. I wear contact lenses, and would say this mascara works very well with them, as it stays put.
Although I have had this Maybelline Great Lash mascara for a while I have barely used it, favouring other mascaras that I have.
~ Price and availability ~
This Maybelline Great Lash mascara is available in Superdrug and Boots and also local chemists and drug stores, which have high street make-up shelves for around £4.99. It is available online at www.feelunique.com for £4.99 with free postage.
~ Packaging ~
The packaging is instantly recognisable. It comes in a horrible pink coloured square tube with rounded edges and has a cylindrical lid. It is quite short and fat for a mascara.
On the side of the tube are the words, 'GREAT LASH' in bold letters and the word, 'MASCARA' underneath in smaller letters.
Other than that there is not much to the packaging other than the word 'Maybelline' at the bottom of the tube and '12.7ml/.43Fl Oz' and the words 'very black' to describe the colour of the mascara.
The lid screws off to reveal the mascara brush, which looks rather small to me. It is less than an inch long and the top and bottom bristles are less than a centimetre apart, which I find disappointing and I am always convinced that this mascara will not be up to the job.
The packaging is bright making it is easy to spot in store, which is handy.
~ Use ~
Maybelline claim that this mascara conditions as it thickens and it has a lash-doubling formula. It also claims that this mascara is contact lens safe and hypoallergenic.
I think the fact that the brush is quite short helps to get into the corners of your eyes and it is quite an effective mascara to use, allowing you to reach more of your lashes. It allows you to get an even coverage and it separates your lashes nicely with no clumps or flakes. The bristles of the brush spring straight back into place after use and as they are so short I think they'll be quite stubborn and it would be very difficult for the brush to become misshapen.
You can easily build up the colour on your lashes as well and a more dramatic look can be achieved if you wish. I would say that it does thicken your lashes, but it's difficult to say whether it doubles their thickness.
It is a very effective mascara, but I prefer a mascara brush with a bit more volume. I was surprised that this tube contained 12.7ml of mascara, being so short, especially comparing it to some of my much larger looking mascaras that hold just 10ml, that I'd say, look like they would hold a lot more than this.
The mascara lasts all day without a problem and is easy to remove at the end of the day.
~ Overall ~
Overall I think this is a very effective mascara. The small bristles allow you to get to the smallest of lashes in the corners of your eyes, but I still don't feel like this is 'the one' for me. It is short and not too fat so is a good size for your make-up bag and it is reasonably priced so I don't mind it as a reserve mascara, but I doubt that I'd buy it again.
I would recommend it to anyone who struggles with getting good coverage on their smaller eyelashes in the corners of their eyes or anyone who doesn't mind how I have described the brush, but for me the search is still on for that perfect mascara!
I've got quite a lot of mascara's and I love trying new ones out. I purchased this one a few months ago - it mainly appealed to me because it's a lot cheaper than the brand of mascara that I usually buy and I really liked the baby pink packaging as well because so many mascaras come in boring black tubes!
I bought mine from Tesco and paid £4.99 which is a real bargain in my opinion. This is around the average retail price although it does vary slightly depending on where it is purcased. It is available in a range of supermarkets, drugstores and chemists and it can also be found on various online retail websites so it is very easily available.
The mascara is marketed as being clump free, conditioning and volumizing. It's available in a waterproof and non waterproof version and there are two colours available; black and very black. As I have dark hair I can get away with very dark and intense mascara but for people with blonde, grey or ginger hair the lack of lighter colour options may be a disadvantage. I have the waterproof 'very black' version.
The mascara comes in a 12.5ml baby pink tube which is cute and very girly while not looking too childish or tacky. The shape of the tube is rectangular shaped with squared edges and the product name is written on a black sticker in white writing and the lid is lime green. The packaging is very eye catching which I find handy when I am rummaging through my make-up bag trying to find it. Like all mascaras the lid screws off and it has the wand attatched to it with the applicator brush on the end.
The brush is a lot smaller than I am used to and the bristles are short, sharp and widely spaced apart. I find that I need to hold the wand at various different angles while applying the mascara as the brushes bristles aren't wide enough to cover all of my lashes at once. The brush is very precise though and after one coat my lashes are left seperated and more defined, although there is not much length or thickness added.
One coat is enough for day to day wear if I am wanting to have my make-up very natural looking but if I am wearing it with foundation etc then I will apply 3-4 coats. This makes my lashes appear that bit more defined and glossy as well as a little thicker while still looking quite natural rather than over the top. While the difference in length is noticeable it isn't great and if I apply lots of layers then the mascara leaves my lashes with the dreaded spider leg look, lol. It doesn't clump though but initially after applying it it does feel a little wet so I have to try not to blink for 30 seconds or so while it dries.
As this is a waterproof mascara the lasting power is pretty good and it doesn't go flakey or patchy. It lasts throughout the day and it is easy to remove with make-up remover - it's not stubborn. Overall I recommend this mascara as it's cheap, well pigmented and good quality. It is easily buildable and adds subtle length and volume, but if you are after a mascara that will give your lashes the OTT falsies look then this may not be for you.
Four out of five stars - I've knocked one star off because of the brush design.
This is one of Maybellines most well known and longest running product - so its no surprise to see this one get 4/5 stars on Doo Yoo!
I have been using this mascara for a few years now and it is my all time favourite mascara.
The mascara comes in a number of traditional colours including black, brown, and very black. My favourite is very black as this gives a deep intense black colour.
The brush is strong very soft and the brustles are small and well defined so that you can get right up close to even the smallest of lashes.
The wand is a perfect size, large enough to comfortably grip but small enough to fit into your handbag!
Due to the well designed wand and brush the mascara is easy to apply and nicely separates and defines lashes without cluming. Its dries to a smudge proof finish in seconds and gives a colour which lasts for fours. Be warned though, this mascara does have sticking power and if you want to remove it properly you will need to invest in a good eye make up remover.
This usually retails in chemists at c£5-7 which in my opinion is a total bargain (however you buy online for even less!). I use this everyday and each wand lasts me for montshs
The only thing negative thing I would say about the product is the packaging - it looks a bit 1990's - but thats just me being fussy on this otherwise excellent product!
I've seen this mascara time and time again heralded as one of the best kept beauty secrets. It is one that you always see on the shelf and therefore I assumed something that a lot of people buy because of how good it is.
I decided a while ago to give it a try as it was only £4.99 and I felt like I might be missing out on something great (and cheap!). I bought one of these mascaras in Boots and gave it a go.
The mascara comes in a rather lurid and tacky looking green and pink tube. The body of the mascara is made from a pink coloured plastic and the lid is a lime green coloured plastic. The colours make me think of the strip in Miami with all those offensively coloured hotels and apartment buildings. It's one thing in a sunny state but in a mascara tube it just looks horribly cheap and tacky.
The brush itself is very small in both length and width. The brush is oval shaped as is sort of widens in the middle. the brush can be no longer than a couple of cm and the bristles are fairly close together and quite short in length. The brush didn't immediately impress me though I did think it might be good for getting those hard to reach lashes because of the small size of it.
I chose this mascara in black because that is the only colour I wear. The mascara fluid seems fairly good quality, it is not too thick and quite lightweight but by no means runny. It is the kind of mascara fluid that is very wet and therefore takes a little time to dry, this can be quite messy when it comes to application. I also find once it gets onto your skin it is hard to remove which is a little irritating.
The mascara looks nice once it is on your lashes. It is probably best for length as it tends to stick my lashes together making them long but not especially voluminous. I find it quite good as a comb for separating lashes, and as predicted it does reach those hard to get lashes. However, as an overall mascara it is mediocre as far as I'm concerned. There are certainly better mascaras out there for achieving length and because it does nothing for the volume it really is a one trick pony.
I have also found that it is probably one of the hardest mascaras to remove and that this can cause my lashes to fall out which I find pretty annoying. Eventually I decided to keep it as an emergency mascara in my handbag for times when I leave the house with no make up and then catch sight of myself in a mirror. The mascara lasted for ages but I pretty much avoided using it because I hated it so much, so that's not necessarily a plus point.
This mascara costs £4.99 which is a pretty reasonable price but considering how terrible the mascara is I'm not at all happy paying this.
Overall, my big question is who really buys this?
I am always trying out new mascaras in my quest for long and luscious lashes. I want them curled up, long, thick and separated. I tried this mascara because at the time it was being touted by the makeup professionals to the stars who claimed it was fantastic and they used it themselves and being a fan of Maybelline products anyway I thought I'd give it a whirl.
The mascara itself comes in a funky pink tube with a lime green lid. Pink and green are two of my favorite colours so that was a bit of a bonus for me. I'd say it's pretty basic packaging, nothing sophisticated or fancy like other mascaras on the market. It's available in Brown Black, Very Black, Blackest Black in the non waterproof versions and in the waterproof version it's available in very Black.
So Maybelline claim that with this mascara you can create perfectly defined lashes with a clean, separate finish. The Lash Building Brush makes lashes fuller and longer with no clumps or globs. I bought myself the waterproof version. The mascara wand is just ok, it's nothing special it's of average thickness and ok quality. It's not curved but I knew that when I bought it. The mascara itself is a lovely dark black colour which is just what I like but it falls down on application. As soon as I pulled the wand out of the tube there was a big old clump of gloppy mascara on the end which I had to wipe off on a bit of tissue. I applied two coats to my lashes after curling them with my eyelash curler but I wasn't at all happy with the final look. A lot of lashes were clumped together and I had to get my tweezers out and gently separate them, there wasn't mush lengthening from this mascara either. My lashes didn't look long or plump. They just looked like normal but with black mascara on them. I ended up giving it to my sister, she always gets my cast off makeup and isn't as fussy as me plus she has better eyelashes than me so doesn't need anything special.
It's an ok mascara for the price, it's at the cheap end of the market mascara wise and would be fine if you were blessed with decent long eyelashes but I need something a bit better than this and have since been buying the higer priced mascaras.
Available in Superdrug for £4.99 and it's currently 3 for 2 on all Maybelline products!
I had a night out coming up on the weekend and I was really in need of some new make-up although didn't have much money to spare (I needed foundation, eye-liner and mascara), and only had a £10 to spare. As I was in a bit of a rush, I only had time to go to Sainsbury's and I remembered that they sold make-up and so I browsed their 'Rimmel' and 'Maybelline' make-up ranges until I came across a suitable one at a suitable price. I chose this Maybelline Great Lash - Blackest Black Masacara, which cost me just under £5.
Applying the mascara is easy; just like any other mascara. Simply pull the mascara wand out of the 'mascara' and coat the eyelashes.
The wand is quite 'spiky' looking, although it is so precise and gets to reach in all the 'hard to reach places' which is good. It also makes applying the mascara to every single eyelash possible. The wand had a chunky handle which is good as it means that you can easily grip it; yet it's not to chunky that it's too 'in the way'. The wand doesn't 'clog' with mascara either which is good. I also like how the wand divides the lashes really well, meaning that you don't end up with eye lashes which are stuck together.
I am really impressed with this mascara. I love how it opens your eyes and makes them look really wide, giving you really thick eye lashes. It also makes the eyelashes look really black which is good as it means that they stand out. You don't actually need that much to make a difference, and within a couple of coats you will see a difference. I however, like to put loads of so that I have a 'big eye' look. Even though I put loads on, it never clumps which is great.
Considering the mascara is not waterproof, it does have amazing staying power. 99% of the time I wear non-waterproof mascara as waterproof mascara tends to irritate my eyes - and so a lot of the time my mascara smudges - not this one, which is great, as it means that it lasts all day and until I want to get it off. Having said that, I do find the staying-power a bit too good at times as I have to 'struggle' to get it off.
I love this mascara as I think it is brilliant! It does an amazing job. It is probably the best mascara I have every tried and at a great price too. I can't understand why it is so cheap, although I can understand why it is make-up artists' favourite mascara. This mascara is great for both everyday wear and for 'nights out'.
This mascara is also available in other colours, including brown.
I have had mine for around a month now and have been wearing it every day (sometimes twice a day) and there is still quite a bit left in the tube. I also have a waitressing job which involves running around and yet my mascara stays on which is great!
All in all, a fabulous mascara which I would thoroughly recommend!
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I tend to go through mascara fairly quickly and this is often not helped by the way that the mascara often dries itself to the inside of the bottle. Being that supplies were running low, I went into my local pharmacy at the weekend to pick up a quick purchase. It was upon browsing the shelves that I came across the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara and having last used it when I was a much younger teenager I picked up a tube.
==Product and Packaging==
This makeup product is one of those which comes literally imprisoned in a thick casing of plastic and cardboard and therefore a large set of scissors or simply some heavy man power is required to pop the mascara out of its casing.
Once freed, the mascara is packaged rather simply in a pink square bottomed tube which is topped with a bright green screw lid. The bottle is illustrated with the 'Great Lash Mascara' and I must admit that this statement alone does draw you to this product. I believe that this mascara comes in a couple of colour ways those being 'brownish black' and 'blackest black' however being that my store only had the latter I opted for 'blackest black' after all in my opinion a girl can never have too much eyelash definition.
The bottle can be screwed open to reveal a rather stumpy mascara wand which has a coating of feathery black fingers to spread the mascara easily through your lashes. The mascara wand, though small, means that precise application is easier on finer lashes and also makes smudging less likely during the application process.
==Price and Availability==
This mascara has to be on the cheaper end of the mascara market, and this perhaps explains its popularity with users in the US as it would appeal to a range of different users and age groups. A tube can usually be picked up for around £2 - £4 and I believe I paid around £3.49 for mine. It can generally be purchased from a wide range of retailers ranging from those who specialise in cosmetics to those who simply sell just about anything, meaning that it is easy to come by.
==Application and Results==
To apply, simply push the lid of the bottle down into the tube to give the wand a coating of mascara then simply run the wand through dry eyelashes. I have never found that one coat is enough and so usually will apply two to three to get my desired wide eyed look. This mascara not only gives definition to my long but fine eyelashes but also makes them look even longer and thicker than they are. In essence makes them look 'great'. In addition it does not tend to clump unlike some more expensive mascara and I believe that this can be attributed to the accuracy of application due to the smaller wand.
This mascara should be removed by wiping the eye area with an intended eye makeup removal product or by simply washing with your usual face wash, however in my experience I have found this mascara can be slightly more difficult to remove than some and usually requires a couple of washes to entirely remove the black smudges.
==Summary and Recommendation==
This mascara gets top marks from me for the design and colour of the mascara bottle and for the economical price it costs. The mascara produces lovely black eyelashes which last throughout the day however this product can be quite hard and at times slightly uncomfortable to remove from the eye area. As a result I would recommend this product particularly for those who have a smaller budget as this mascara does in my opinion produce results which rival some of the more expensive products.
I have therefore given this mascara four stars out of five.
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Why you'll love it / Lash building formula makes lashes look fuller / No clumps / Lash building brush helps build even the tiniest lashes for a cleaner, more separated lash finish / Conditioning formula gives great looking lashes / Ophthalmologically tested suitable for contact lens wearers / Washable / Also available in a waterproof formula.