Review: Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara

by Joyce in


I was really excited to pick up this Maybelline mascara when it first came out, and I've finally gotten around to reviewing it! At first I was disappointed in the smudginess of the mascara, but afterwards I realized I was definitely having allergies and rubbing my eyes. Recently, I have not experienced any smudging or raccoon eyes. I did find after extended wear (10+ hours), the mascara did flake off a bit. Also I did wear it while taking a very hot bath, and in this case one of my eyes definitely smudged! However, it was not severe and this mascara is not meant to be waterproof!

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As you can see, this mascara has a cone shaped wand. It reminds me of the Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes mascara that came out last year, but I have not tried that mascara to offer a comparison. (I'd love to hear if you've tried both!! If it is similar then it is a great budget alternative!)

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I was surprised to find that the cone shape doesn't go all the way around, but when I used those sides in a twirling motion on my lashes, I think this design is the reason that my lashes got some curl! (I have Asian lashes that go straight down, so I was shocked when I tried this technique and my lashes actually curled up!)

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Here are a few shots of me wearing the mascara. I think it definitely has a doll lashes effect (from what I've seen in photos/reviews), but I can see how this might make sparse lashes look spidery.

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I definitely find that an eyelash comb would be helpful to comb out my lashes a bit, but that may just be because I'm not used to the wand.

All in all, I think this is a great drugstore mascara, and definitely an option if you are on a budget! The wand is cool, and if you have a tough time with mascaras holding a curl, I think this is worth trying!

Although I prefer waterproof and thickening formulas, I definitely enjoy this mascara and would purchase it again in a pinch!

Note - I've only worn one coat and did not wear primer. I think primer and multiple coats may have a great effect as well!