Saturday, May 19, 2012
Review: Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes
Hi all. Today I have a review of the newest Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, Lots of Lashes (LOL). Honestly I've never been a fan of the original Great Lash. I've never had a mascara smear on me as much as that one did! But let's see how Lots of Lashes stacks up. Maybe it's better? This mascara gets generally positive reviews on MUA. 64% would buy it again, which is pretty high by MUA standards.
The wand is crazy! It's pretty short and has a very conical diamond shape. The longest bristles on it (towards the handle) are so long that it makes the brush somewhat unwieldy. The brush is so short that I can't really apply to a big chunk of lashes at once, I have to move it around a lot. That leads to those very long bristles being a little too close for comfort to my eyeball! Thankfully, I haven't poked myself in the eye...yet. While the brush is cool looking, it's just a wee bit hard to use.
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One thing I totally forgot to do the last time I reviewed a mascara was show you pictures of my bare lashes! As you can see they are pretty light in color and really need mascara to show their full potential.
Here's my lashes with LOL on. The results are pretty good! It definitely gave me 'lots of lashes.' There is quite a bit of length and a good bit of volume added. I found this mascara to be prone to clumping, which I attribute to that crazy brush. As far as wear, this mascara flaked quite a bit on me, and I had some smudging by the middle of the day. It wasn't nearly the smear-fest that the original Great Lash was on me, though! The color I picked was 'Blackest Black' and while I think it does look pretty black, I do think Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume was blacker. Removal was fine with my olive & castor oil combination.
As to me repurchasing, I'm leaning towards no right now. The brush is not my favorite to work with. I liked the results of Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume better. But as always, what didn't float my boat may be your HG! Mascara is such an individual thing. I highly encourage you to try as many kinds as you can (drugstore, preferably!) and eventually you'll find an HG.
I hope that was helpful and thanks for reading!
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