Product Type: Maybelline makeup
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Not so great...
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Member Name: walsha11
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Advantages: lengthening, reaches hard to get lashes, price, fluid good quality, lasted a long time
Disadvantages: terrible mascara, horrible small brush, hard to remove, sticks lashes together, takes ages to dry
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?
Summary: I hate it but clearly they are still selling it for a reason....right?