Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara – Review
By now, you’ve all seen the wave of mini wand mascaras out there. Some of you might think they’re a gimmick, some of you might be cautiously curious and the rest have probably already purchased one! In this post i’ll be reviewing one of the more affordable miniature wonder options, Maybelline’s Great Lash – Lots of Lashes mascara!
Maybelline’s newest mascara offering runs between $4.00-$5.50 USD, though their suggested price is of $6.40USD. This is about where drugstore mascaras USED to be prior to the big price jumps we’ve been seeing this year. Similar “new technology wand” mascaras are available for a little less (ELF’s Exact Lash Mascara costs $3 USD) to a whoooooooole bunch more (Givenchy’s Phenomen’Eyes Mascara is $29.50 USD.)
For that price, you get .43 FL OZ of mascara (ELF’s website doesn’t give that info and Givenchy comes with .24oz.)
Currently, the formula comes in Very Black, Blackest Black and Brownish Black. They call it “washable” which is what I guess is the new fancy shmanchy way of saying it’s not waterproof.
I might be behind the curve on this, but this is the first mascara -I’ve- seen that comes with two caps. One is the stopper cap shown below and the other is the cap that has the actual mascara brush attached to it.
Otherwise, it’s your traditional Great Lash packaging. Except for one teeny tiny detail….
So there’s been this wave of new, crazy mascara shapes. Mind you, my brows went up and my tongue clucked when I saw the first rubber brushes so some of you might not be as SCANDALIZED by the new crazy shapes as I was.
Lots of Lashes follows in this same vein with its own brand of crazy brush shape.
Of all the new brush types: I prefer Lots of Lashes’. Why? Because of how it’s tapered. I’ve found that it really really does help with my mascara application. I can use the wider/bigger side as I would any normal wand and I can use the taper end to get into corners , which have always been difficult for me in the past.
In just one swipe, the Grabber Brush easily reaches all lashes – even in the corners – for a multiplied lash look without the clumps
No matter what Maybelline says (quote above) this is not a one sweep and go mascara. It’s just not long enough to reach all the lashes. I tend to do one in the middle and use the tapered end to get my corners. I honestly don’t know what the wand fibers are, they’re not as stiff as traditional wirey hairs but also not quite as flexible as rubber. What I do know is how wonderfully each little arm grabs and curls my lashes.
This is NOT a mascara you should apply liberally. If you are doing multiple coats, Maybelline suggests NOT letting your lashes dry between coats. But I say you should use no more than two. Any more than that and it gets heavy, flaky and unattractive. I only use one coat…but man what a coat it is.
Pictures speak louder than words!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this mascara. It makes each individual lash look like it’s put on 10lbs, in the best way. However, I can’t say it really delivers on the name: I can’t see any multiplication of my lashes. It’s really more of a single-out and plump up each lash type of deal.
This mascara goes strong for about 5-7 hours and then begins to droop. It lasts better the less of it you use. It is NOT NOT NOT water, tear or splash proof and will give you raccoon eyes if you don’t use a proper eye makeup remover or an eye-safe cleanser to wash it off.
Great Lash? Yes. Not a gimmick? Also yes. LOTS of lashes? Eeeeh not so much.
Overall: 89% (B+)
Maybe we can ignore the misnomer, though. After all, it delivers such great results!
This product was sent to me to review by BzzAgent on behalf of Maybelline. I received no monetary compensation for my review and all of the above is my honest opinion.