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 Great Lash Lots of Lashes

Generic Information:

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.

Packaging:

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.

Lots of Lashes Stopper Cap

Otherwise, it’s your traditional Great Lash packaging. Except for one teeny tiny detail….

The Brush:

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.

From Left To Right: Clinique Bottom Lash, ELF Exact Lash, Givenchy Phenomen'Eyes, Tarte Bottom's Up, L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion

Lots of Lashes follows in this same vein with its own brand of crazy brush shape.

Wand (With No Mascara On It)

Wand (With Mascara On It)

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.

From Left To Right: Maybelline Lots of Lashes, MAC Zoom Lash, Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Wands

Application:

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.

Results:

Pictures speak louder than words!

Before and After

Before and After

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.

Wear:

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.

Summary:

Great Lash? Yes. Not a gimmick? Also yes. LOTS of lashes? Eeeeh not so much.

Value: 5/5

Packaging: 10/10

Brush: 9/10

Application: 8/10

Results: 9/10

Wear: 8/10

Overall: 89% (B+)

Maybe we can ignore the misnomer, though. After all, it delivers such great results!

<3 EA

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.

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9 Responses to Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara – Review

  1. Larie says:

    How cool! I want a mascara brush wand like that – I think it would be really helpful!
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  2. Shivani says:

    I like this, it really makes a difference on you.
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  3. muahaha the names and shapes of the brushes are hilarious, “Telescopic Explosion” >.<' I don't know why exactly but I just can't get used to silicone brushes… but if I find a cheap one I'll try it ;) I like how this one extends your lashes!
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  4. Cool! I’ve wondered it this was any good because I don’t like the original wand. Will try it now!
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  5. Vijaya says:

    WOW! That’s a funky brush.
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  6. Sara Hassan says:

    I like this crazy brush trend but the ones you have shared look more scary to me :D I like how it has separated your lashes but I was expecting some volume which I don’t see here. I really like the packaging <3
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  7. Diane says:

    love all the comparisons.. and your detailed review.. i must try this
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  8. Stacey says:

    My very first mascara was Maybelline but the formula doesn’t work as well as some of the Japanese branded ones I’ve been using. I might give this a try though, it turned out great on you! And I do love the tapered mascara wand. LOL @ the wand comparisons!
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  9. kristie says:

    Unfortunately this is one of the worst mascara I have ever used. The formula is runny, streaky, and down right terrible. I read a lot of reviews on blogs and makeupalley before purchasing it. Boy was it a mistake. It smeared all over my lids and gave me horrendous eye infections every time I used it. Glad to hear it worked out for you but it’s a definite no no for me.

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