Product Type: Maybelline makeup
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Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Member Name: aclevername
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Advantages: small bristles reach small lashes in corners of your eyes, effective
Disadvantages: I dislike the small brush, I have used better
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!
Summary: Not the greatest, but good as a reserve or to use just for your short lashes in corners of your eyes