Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Product Review: Maybelline Great Lash Lots Of Lashes Mascara

A few years ago, when I was beginning to discover makeup, I remember that one of my first mascara purchases was the infamous Maybelline Great Lash. It had a cult following and it was one of the best selling mascaras all over. Not to mention, the iconic pink and green tube is super cute. Have I mentioned how much of a sucker for packaging I am? If its cute, bright, and girly, I am all over it. Well, while I was a makeup novice, I still knew what vavoom lashes were. Great Lash did not give me a noticeable difference when it came to volume and length. Not to mention, it clumped like crazy. I never took a second look at Great Lash, again. I am sure that Great Lash is loved by many, but it just wasn't for me.

Now its the year 2011, and here I am with Great Lash again. But this time, its not the original kind. While at Wal-Mart, I spotted the newest addition to the Great Lash family, Maybelline's Great Lash Lots Of Lashes ($4.24) in very black. The brush shape, and plastic bristles intrigued me. No surprise there since, I am a fan of the kind. So, ultimately I gave in and brought Great Lash Lots Of Lashes home with me.

Maybelline Great Lash Lots Of Lashes Mascara in Very Black


Product Facts (according to the packaging):

1. Washable
2. Provides a lot of volume
3. No clumping
4. Safe for those who wear contact lenses
5. Ophthalmologist tested
6, The bristles work to help grab every lash, for volume achievement




Experience/Thoughts:
First, the packaging is adorable-very girly, and classic. I also like that the size of this mascara isn't huge, so it wont tale up any space in your makeup bag. That's a huge plus for me because, I tend to over-pack my makeup bag while away from home, so I could use all the space I can get. Ha! 

I would say, my lashes have a decent amount of length to them. But what I really look for when it comes to mascara is volume. And I thought I was going to get it with this mascara. Unfortunately, I did not get as much volume as I wanted...just a tad, if any. What I did get was a lot of length, which was a nice surprise. I love mascaras that contain plastic bristles. Mainly in part because I find them to be more efficient when it comes to separating my lashes. While applying this mascara, I noticed that my lashes did not separate as nicely as I would have liked them to. They looked kind of sparse and had a splayed-out appearance. I also had a bit of clumping-action going on-especially if I applied 2 coats. I guess its nothing that a little lash comb can't fix.


Before And After Pictures:




Final Thoughts:
I was quite excited to try this mascara because I really thought it was going to exceed my expectations but alas, it was not the case. I don't think I will repurchase Great Lash Lots Of Lashes, again. But not all is lost. There are a few positive noteworthy mentions as well. Although it did not provide me with much volume, I will try layering this mascara over a volumizing mascara, seeing as it gives me nice length. I also love how dark it makes my lashes look. Another positive note was that I found that removing this mascara was quite easy. Actually, it was probably the easiest mascara I have ever removed. I use the N.Y.C. Eye Makeup Remover, and it does the job just fine. Lastly, it stayed in tact all day. I experienced no smudging, nor did I see any flakes under my eyes by the end of the day. Note: I applied this mascara at around 8:30AM and it was still holding on by 5:00PM.


What do you all think of Maybelline's Great Lash Lots Of Lashes mascara? Have any of you tried it?


Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I purchased this product for my personal use.

2 comments:

  1. Your lashes are so long and beautiful. I'm a big fan of this mascara but I know what you mean about wanting more volume. It still looks great on you though!

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  2. Thank You so much, B! I am happy to hear that you liked this mascara. The only mascara that I have really loved is Cover Girl Lash Blast...now, that one gives me a lot of length and volume. Reminds me, I need to pick up another tube ASAP!

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