Maybelline Great Lash mascara has been one of my favorites for a long time. It’s one of those great mascaras that has been around for years and many of you may find that you used it when you first began experimenting with make-up!
Like many women, I used this product in my Teens and then began experimenting with other brands and completely forgot about this one until recently, when I found myself using it again! Now I use Great Lash on a daily basis and just love their new “Lots of Lashes” brush design. The tapered, heart-shaped Grabber Brush is designed to reach all your lashes (even the tiny ones in the corners of your eyes) and the tip is perfect to use when applying mascara to your bottom lashes. It glides on evenly and smoothly, without flaking and adds length and volume to your lashes, while defining and separating them to ensure that you are clump free. On top of all this, it’s contact lens safe, hypoallergenic and affordable, so replacing your mascara every three months won’t break the bank! (see “Has your make-up gone bad?” for more info on make-up expiry guidelines).
The funky pink and green tube makes it easy to spot in my make-up bag and Maybelline Great Lash mascara comes in three variants, being ‘washable’, ‘waterproof’ and ‘Curved Brush’. There are three colours to choose from: very black, blackest black or brownish-black, with my favorite being the blackest black. Brownish-black is perfect for more mature women, as it will still emphasize your eyes, without being as harsh and aging as a very black mascara.
To get more volume on my lashes, I simply apply a few more coats of mascara. For best results, I always do one eye at a time and don’t let the mascara dry between coats, as this will cause it to clump. Starting at the base of my lashes, I wiggle the wand upwards, towards the tips. I continue brushing through and wiggling the wand until I’m satisfied with the results. If your mascara does clump or flake, it means that it’s probably starting to dry out in the tube and needs to be replaced.
Read “Mascara: How to be clump free” for more info and a few tips on how to fix clumpy mascara and “Which mascara to use?” will tell you the differences between tubing, curling, lengthening and classic mascara, as well as water-resistant, waterproof and non-waterproof mascaras.