Friday, March 6, 2009

Review: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

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I'm sure every woman has heard of or seen Maybelline's Great Lash Mascara. After all, it is considered the "#1" Mascara, with a cult following unlike most. I was a little surprised that such a basic, plain jane mascara could be the swear-by product of so many women. Yet that plain-jane, no frills style is exactly why this mascara is so well-loved. Unlike most mascaras these days that promise to give you 5x longer "falsie" lashes or to pump up the volume 10x, this mascara is just an old-fashioned mascara that claims to give you longer, fuller, but not ridiculously crazy, lashes.

I'm currently searching for the "perfect" mascara to lengthen and thicken my weak looking lashes, so I decided to give this "#1 mascara" a go. For $4.50, it was worth a try. How did I fare? Well, you know what they say, the proof is in the pictures:

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The Verdict: From the looks of it, my lashes look and feel longer and thicker- but not drastically. I mentioned it before and I'll mention it again: my lashes are stubs! So basically, I do need more than this basic mascara. I need one that transforms my lashes into sky high and beautiful- unlike this one. Ultimately I guess it depends on what you're looking for in a mascara, and if you are looking for basic basic basic, then this is it.

Also, I have noticed a tiny bit of migration under my eyes, despite the one I bought being "waterproof". It is very hard to get off without a makeup remover, so yes, it is waterproof, but not necessarily migrate-proof.

2 comments:

Redhotsunfire said...

I just bought this mascara a few days ago. I tried it today and I have to say I hate it. It does nothing for my lashes....I'll stick with my Rimmell mascaras thanks for the review though...i'll be doing one soon too!

gwengshionista said...

Your eyes are gorgeous! I love the color ;)