May 11, 2011

Review: The Maybelline Mascara Battle

I typically don't stray too far from my two beloved mascaras: Rimmel Lash Accelerator and Lancome Definicils. However, while at Shoppers Drug Mart the other day, I stumbled upon the Maybelline display and was instantly drawn to the pretty pink can you resist right?

I purchased the Maybelline Great Lash Blackest Black Mascara in both the straight and curved brush. Though the packaging may look slightly different, they are both the same formula aside from their brushes. (Curved is on the top while straight is on the bottom.)

Great Lash Blackest Black Mascara Curved Brush

This mascara is surprisingly good. It's funny because I totally tend to gravitate towards a straight brush but think that in this case, the curved brush adds something special. You can definitely see that it's lengthened my lashes very well WITHOUT clumping. (I have two coats on my lashes, in case you're wondering.)

Great Lash Blackest Black Mascara Straight Brush

Hmmmm, where do I begin. Now I know that lashes are always better on one side of the face BUT I really expected more from this mascara after seeing it's sister in action. This one really fell flat for me. Yes, it lengthened a bit and may have added a bit of volume, but it's extremely clumpy. I actually had to separate my lashes with my fingers as I was coating them. (Again, this is two coats.)

So, I guess the answer is obvious. I will, without a doubt, be purchasing the curved brush formula again. Oh, and the best part is, it was only $6.50

Have any of you ladies tried this mascaras before? What did you think about them?


  1. Gorgeous lashes! I have tried Great Lash before and thought it was decent for the price. I'm also a huge fan of Definicils, so I usually keep mascaras like these on had for touch ups, after workouts, etc, and save the expensive stuff for when I get ready at home. I need to try the one with the curved brush, though, it really sounds like a great product!

  2. Thanks Tara. You know everyone is blessed with that one thing and I have to say my eyelashes are definitely that. I've never had to curl them or anything. You should really try this one out. I think you'll like it

  3. I have tried the straight brush one before, but I didn't really like it either. I think I'll go with the curved brush next time. Thanks for the tips! xo

  4. I love the curved brush of the Maybelline falsies mascara. Really adds a lift to my eyelashes!
    Great review!

  5. Both look great on you, but I absolutely hate them on me )=

  6. Same as GABY - they do nothing for me but they make your lashes look awesome!

  7. The first one makes you lashes look AMAZING! Like wow!

  8. Nice post!

  9. definetly going to buy this (: specially if its only 6.50

  10. Thanks for the comments ladies. Gaby, you know, after I finished my post, I actually went back and read yours. It's funny how something products can work for some and not for others.


  11. I like the curved one on your lashes.:D

    ***** Marie *****


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