Thursday, November 10, 2011

Review: Maybelline Great Lash Big Mascara

I recently decided to try out some new beauty products in an effort to switch things up and see if there was anything that I was missing out on out there. I tried a new mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Big Mascara, which is supposed to be the same formula as the original Great Lash just with a bigger brush.
in 131 Very Black
The Review:
Well, I never quite understood why Great Lash gets the attention and recognition that it does. I tried to like it many times, each time I was disappointed. I thought maybe it was the thin brush that was the problem for me so when I saw their new version with a bigger brush, I decided to give it a whirl. My holy grail mascara is Cover Girl Lash Blast. I love super think voluminous lashes and LB gives me just that but I could stand for a bit more length.
After several attempts, I just can't like this new Maybelline mascara either. The bigger brush allows for a better application than the original brush, but that isn't saying much. 3,000 coats and 10 minutes (slight exaggeration) later, I finally got my lashes to look meh, ok. It does give decent length to your lashes but it offers no volume whatsoever. Then to top it off, half way through my day, I looked in the mirror and saw a raccoon! The mascara had flaked off and stuck right under my eyes! I know it was my mascara because I had used all of my regular, everyday makeup and the mascara was the only different ingredient in the mix that day. I gave it two more trys and eacy time, half way through the day- same thing, raccoon eyes!
I don't remember the original Great Lash doing this so I'm surprised that the package claims that it is the "New Look Same Formula." I'm going to give it one last shot and layer it under my Lash Blast because I hate to be wasteful. If I still get raccoon eyes and unattractive lashes, it's straight to the trash can for this pretty pink and green tube!
The Verdict:
I'm sticking to my Holy Grail- Cover Girl Lash Blast forever. Well maybe not forever, but I'm not trying any more mascaras for a while because I always end up disappointed and asking myself why would you try another mascara when you love your Lash Blast oh so much?!

Do you/have you ever used Maybelline's Great Lash
What are your thoughts and opinions of it?


  1. I haven't tried it, but like you, I alwasy go back to my usual from the drug store versus shelling out $30 from Sephora.

  2. what a bummer, i just bought their new brush that's kind of a cone shape, but haven't given it a whirl yet. i hear so much about that CG one, but have never tried it.

  3. I too, wonder WHY this mascara has been around for so long and gets the attention it does. Liek you said, it's nothing special.

  4. Thanks for sharing, I personally prefer mascaras with a rubber brush. Great lash is probably one of the biggest selling here in SA.

  5. Great review. I've seen so many bloggers rave about it.

    Enter my Giveaway to win a $118 Bracelet:
    J-Crew Pave Bracelet Giveaway

  6. It seems that I am not the only one who is constantly looking for mascara! I'll definitely have to check this out!!

  7. Oh no. I just ordered this from ulta.. I hope it doesn't flake on me.. i hate that!


Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! I love hearing from my readers.