For years and years, the Maybelline Great Lash mascara has been a cult favorite amongst makeup lovers. It was first released over 40 years ago, and many different versions of the iconic pink-and-green tubed mascara has hit the shelves since. A couple months ago, I thought I’d finally try a tube, and picked up the Great Lash “Lots of Lashes” mascara.
What sets Lots of Lashes apart from the original is the heart shaped (really, it’s just tapered) brush. I’ve always been fond of this shape because you can use the thin end to pick up the smaller lashes toward your inner corners and bottom lash line. Even the larger, rounder end of this brush is rather small though, which helps with control.
The formula itself has a thinner consistency that is rather wet. In my experience, I can certainly see it darkening and thickening my lashes, but I don’t see much lengthening going on…
You know how lashes naturally come to a point at the ends? I lost that effect when applying this mascara, which ended up making them sort of stubby looking. While it didn’t leave clumps, my lashes looked less dense than they actually are because they stuck together to create fewer, thicker lashes. I thought that was weird, since the comb brush looks like it would be defining, right?
Unfortunately, I just don’t think this specific Great Lash works with my short lashes. If you already have long lashes and just need thickening, this might be worth picking up. I wasn’t impressed, but perhaps a different version would look better. Most of the variations are just $6.
Have you tried any of the Great Lash mascaras? What has been your experience?