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

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.


  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!

  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, that one gives me a lot of length and volume. Reminds me, I need to pick up another tube ASAP!