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What's the Deal With Great Lash Mascara?

What's the Deal With Great Lash Mascara?

So, Maybelline Great Lash mascara. We always read about how it's so top-notch and how makeup artists can't live without it and how it's the be-all and end-all of mascaras. But honestly, I don't know what the fuss is about. Every time I try it, my eyelashes rival those of the late and great Tammy Faye Messner — not my favorite look.

But that's just me. Perhaps you've had a different experience? I'd love to hear your thoughts, so head to Product Reviews to share your opinion and I'll feature some of the best ones here early next week. And don't forget: every day you share a product review, you're entered to win a prize. Can't wait to see what y'all have to say. Something tells me we're in for some surprisingly strong opinions on mascara.

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tinzy tinzy 6 years
Thank you! I was just about to buy this cause I've heard such great things about it. I've always been a Diorshow-girl, and was seriously starting to think that I'd been spending too much money on my mascara...
jadenirvana jadenirvana 7 years
So true! I bought into the hype. Now I have it and I hate it. Good job on pointing this out Bella! The emperor has no mascara...errr....you know what I mean.
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 7 years
I hate this mascara. It smudges and I have dark rings under my eyes by mid-day. My old stand by is cover girl - no smudging. I also like Bad Gal.
Ellen123 Ellen123 7 years
This mascara sucks, I have it, and it doesnt do anything, other maybeline mascaras make my eyelashed way longer, This doesnt even make them long. I dont get why makeup artists are so obbsessed with it, it doesnt even work good
ffemt1201 ffemt1201 7 years
i actually adore the flirt! line at Kohl's....their thickening mascara is awesome! i couple it with the lengthening formula and the results are close to false lashes!!
shalee55 shalee55 7 years
IT WAS THE FIRST REALLY GOOD BRUSH...
ashleygaidhlig ashleygaidhlig 7 years
I love this mascara. I think it does go off quite quickly though, but since you shouldn't keep your mascara for that long anyways, it doesn't bother me. I never get clumping and my lashes always look long and amazing.
lorenashley lorenashley 7 years
I ABSOLUTELY HATE MAYBELLINE MASCARA'S!
saucyredhead saucyredhead 7 years
Lashblast kicks Great Lash's a$$!
kelliegonzo kelliegonzo 7 years
yes i truly can say i hate this mascara as well, although i have friends who will use nothing else and their lashes look great. i guess it is a person to person thing.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 7 years
I haaaaate it. Stubby brush, flaky product, runs too easily. Ugh.
brdwaystarlett brdwaystarlett 7 years
Now, don't get me wrong. I love Great Lash. And, no matter how many mascaras I try (Dior to Fiberwig), I always go back to Maybelline. BUT, Maybelline Soft Lash is probably the best mascara I have ever used. It keeps your lashes full, curled, lengthy, and (most importantly) supple. You never feel like your lashes weigh more than your purse.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
I hate great lash too, compeltely overrated and really dry and clumpy.
0037sammie 0037sammie 7 years
Hmm- I tried this a while back and I found it didnt do anything special. It was a bit blah, actually. Maybe I should try it again? But then, there are so many other mascaras on the market to get through.... =)
austerity austerity 7 years
It has a good price/quality ratio...meaning it's a pretty good mascara considering you're just paying four bucks. That's the only good thing about Great Lash. Once you've tried a high-end expensive mascara like Lancome's Amplicils or YSL Effet Faux Cils, stuff like Great Lash can't even compare.
luvluvg luvluvg 7 years
I bought a new tube of this about a week ago and it is VERY liquidy and clumpy. I'm going back to Lash Exact!!
EllaDee EllaDee 7 years
I know it's been around for a while but I've never tried it. My favorites right now are Benefit's BADgal Lash and Too Faced's Lash Injection. I wear contacts at times and I haven't had any problems really.
CBTD CBTD 7 years
When I saw this subject pop up, I had to respond. I heard all the hype about Great Lash and, since it was on sale, I bought some. When I was a teenager, everyone told me that Covergirl's Marathon Mascara was better than Great Lash, so I never actually have purchased Great Lash before now. I was really disappointed. The product doesn't seem to lenthen the lashes at all. There are so many great mascaras on the market right now, in various price ranges. For a low priced mascara, I think that Lash Blast offers better results.
Munkeyhed Munkeyhed 7 years
My favorite of the drugstore brands is L'Oreal Voluminous. Makes my lashes look thicker w/o those annuying little fibers.
makeuplover55 makeuplover55 7 years
I have to agree with most everyone... I just wasn't impressed. I keep this as a standby in case something catastrophic happens to my others...lol. I don't have a favorite either. I have about 12 mascaras and use them all for different reasons. So you know this product isn't too great if it can't make it into the 12!haha
lovealways lovealways 7 years
I've actually heard that a lot of makeup artists love this mascara because it's so liquidy - it applies really well over falsies, and isn't too over the top (which is why the rest of us hate it; it won't give drama on regular lashes). But I'm not a fan.
coachluvr33 coachluvr33 7 years
I hate this stuff. Too clumpy.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
Crappy crappy crap crap crap. It flaked off really quickly and clumped like you wouldn't believe! I prefer Rimmel mascara but the one I'm using at the moment (Maybelline Define a Lash)is very good, clump free and nothing will remove it.
rainonme224 rainonme224 7 years
Ya I can't stand this mascara. I tried it after ready numerous times how all these different celebs swore by this mascara so I figured it had to be good, ughh wrong! It makes my eyelashes so clumpy it looked like I only had 3. I'd never use this ever again.
emalove emalove 7 years
I completely disagree---I LOVE this mascara. I think it's the perfect mascara for definition and separation. I already have very long lashes that have a natural curl to them, so what I look for in a mascara is one that provides excellent definition. And I get that with Great Lash. I love the small brush and the formula never clumps on me. I'll always use this product...I use it in Royal Blue and it's definitely my HG mascara.
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