Friday, 26 September 2014

Review: Maybelline Great Lash

Hey :)
So I bought the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Very Black (£4.99/12.5ml) because I have been hearing things online about how this is an old classic favourite and I needed a new mascara since mine is on the verge of drying up (you never know when it will fully run out until it does!). I have been trying this mascara for more than a month now so I thought it would be a good time to do this review.

I don't like it at all - it's not even a good standard mascara in my opinion - I sound really harsh but with mascara I think it's important to hit all the boxes and this only hits one or two. I'll break down my points...

Good points:
- Length - This actually does do what it says on the packaging it does lengthen your lashes a lot and can be applied multiple times.
- Natural - I feel like when you apply this you actually look like you haven't put anything on - your lashes look natural (in a good way) and lengthened with literally no clumps which is amazing.

Bad points:
- The Wand - This wand actually looks like an extended version of Benefits Gimme Brow (beauty addicts you know what I am talking about) - it is so small! For me it makes putting on mascara more of a chore as you have to physically get it in every nook and cranny of your lashes. 
-Curling - I have to curl my eyelashes before applying mascara because my lashes are completely horizontal (it sucks) - this mascara somehow manages to drag down my eyelashes so you can't even see them any more. I have no idea why this happens because it's such a lightweight formula. Also, if I put this on with no curling done beforehand then there is no point in me putting it on since you still can't see my new lengthened lashes. 
- Thickness - I said a good point about this mascara was that it gives a natural finish, but my eyelashes are quite thin and so I like it when mascara's thicken your lashes because it really brings definition to your face and eyes.
-Blackness- My eyelashes and eyebrows are actually a faded black colour (I always say that they are a greyish black). This mascara doesn't actually make my lashes a jet black colour (again going with the natural look), but for me I need my lashes to be black because I want that definition. I don't know if that is just me though. 

Since I don't really like this mascara I use it after my other mascaras - so today I applied Revlon's Lash potion (which thickens, blackens and holds a curl) first and then added this mascara on the top to just lengthen my lashes even more. I find that this - for me - is the best way of using this product since I don't like it by itself.

I've realised that the things I need most in a mascara is to hold a curl - since my biggest problem is that my eyelashes are flat. Revlon Lash Potion and Maybelline The Falsies would be the one's I have tried and tested and do that job well if you are looking for recommendations from me. The Falsies is a more natural version of Revlon Lash potion - it isn't a jet black thick formula but does everything else amazingly. 

I hope you have enjoyed this review :) comment below if you have tried this mascara and tell me what you thought of it - I would love to hear differing views, I hate that I didn't like it - it makes me sound depressing and hard to please. Also if you know of another mascara that you think I would like then please tell me! :)
Thank you for reading, 
Anjna x


  1. i received this mascara in part of a goody bag recently but am yet to try it! I think im too loyal to my tried and tested Benefit mascara haha! id love it if youd comment back xx

    1. Hey! I saw that goody bag! :) Try it and let me know what you think - I think there are way better out there :)

  2. Have heard the clear version of this mascara is great for holding eyebrows in place, hence why I understand where you come from in terms of the benefit comparison! It doesn't seem that great of a product and your review is super helpful <3
    xoxo, | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog 

    1. Haha, I didn't know there was a clear version but I can see why it would be sort of a dupe for the Benefits one (minus the tint that Benefit one gives). Thanks for that comment - it's not that great and even though it's £5.99 and cheap in some peoples opinion it's just not worth the money - unless you do like using two mascaras.

  3. Amazing post! :)

    1. Haha thanks - more of a rant than a review :)

  4. I've always wanted to try this so thanks for reviewing it :)


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