Reviewed By You: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Maybelline_great_lash_masca Some beauty products quickly become cults. You know the ones: they’re the products you seem to hear about all the time, with makeup artists and mere mortals alike raving about them. Sometimes they live up to the hype, sometimes they don’t, so, in a bid to find out whether these "must have" products really are as good as they claim to be, we’re going to be running a series of polls to find out what you think of them all, kicking off with that perennial "favourite", Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara.

This product is the perfect example of what I was talking about above. Great Lash has won awards from a whole slew of beauty magazines. Lots of makeup artists says it’s the only mascara they’ll use, and its fans absolutely swear by it.

Then there’s the rest of us.

I absolutely hate Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. For me, it’s just all hype, and does absolutely nothing for my lashes, other than coating them in colour, obviously. I’ve actually bought it a couple of times now: the first time I was so unimpressed with it I thought I must have picked up a faulty tube or something, and when I continued to hear people talk about how utterly fantastic it is, I decided to give it another go, and bought another tube.

It was no better. It doesn’t curl, doesn’t lengthen, doesn’t thicken – in fact, it doesn’t do anything for me at all, other than make my lashes look darker. Now every time I hear women describe this as a "must have", I just shake my head in bewilderment, wondering what it is that I’m missing.

But that’s just me. Now I want to know what you think of this mascara, so I’ve set up a poll at the bottom of this post.  Take a look, cast your vote, and remember to leave me a comment to tell me why you voted the way you did!

5 Comments

  • heidi says:

    it did nothing but flaked allover. it somehow made my eyelashes looks matte.

  • Cath says:

    It flakes and smudges shockingly badly. I did love it when I was a teenager, but only for kudos value – Maybelline wasn’t yet available in the UK and my Dad used to get it for me in the States on business trips.

  • Cath says:

    It flakes and smudges shockingly badly. I did love it when I was a teenager, but only for kudos value – Maybelline wasn’t yet available in the UK and my Dad used to get it for me in the States on business trips.

  • angie,uk says:

    I tried this once as I didnt have enough on me for my usual buy (badgal lash by benefit. dont even bother buying any other ladies. lol). It was ok, better than a lot of other lower priced brands I’ve tried. but i didnt think it was amazing. wouldnt buy again.

  • Ursula says:

    I just came across this and would love this poll series to be continued! Any chance? And by the way, I don’t see what’s so great about Great Lash either …

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