Maybelline Great Lash Review

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Maybelline Great Lash is one of the most hyped up drugstore mascaras. The Maybelline mascara in the pink and green bottle is a staple for millions of people. At first, I thought it was going to be a colossal dud. I was pleasantly surprised. Find out why in this Maybelline Great Lash review! 

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Maybelline Great Lash Ingredients

According to Ulta, Maybelline Great Lash ingredients are: 

Water / Aqua, Beeswax / Cera Alba, Ozokerite, Shellac, Glyceryl Stearate, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Methylparaben, Quaternium-15, Quaternium-22, Simethicone, Butylparaben. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Mica.

Remember to check your packaging for an updated ingredient list. 

Maybelline Great Lash Pros Vs. Cons

maybelline great lash volumizing brush


Waterproof Mascara

There are quite a few reasons that this drugstore mascara is everyone’s favorite mascara. One of them is that it’s waterproof. The waterproof formula will ensure that you have great-looking lashes, even if it sprinkles a little bit. 


One coat will give you darker lashes that look more natural. However, if you want a more dramatic look, you can use the lash-building brush to layer on a few more coats. The lash-doubling formula can give you dramatic lashes that last all night long if you want a full-lash look. 

Smooth Application

The lash-building brush that comes with other mascaras usually layers on mascara so thick that you almost have to deal with clumps to get great-looking lashes. That’s not the case with this mascara or the lash-building brush. 

Instead, you can easily swipe this mascara across your lashes and be done. The lash-doubling formula is enough to give you a full-lash look without clumps or fibers sticking to your lashes. 

Easy To Remove

This is another reason why Maybelline Great Lash could easily become your favorite mascara. You can easily remove this mascara without scrubbing your lashes or winding up with mascara stains on your face. It’s truly impressive how you wind up with great-looking lashes all day, and then they’re gone with a few simple swipes. 

If you can’t get it off with olive oil, try using an oil-free eye makeup remover, Ponds cream, or baby oil. Vaseline is great at removing eye makeup too!

Available Everywhere

This drugstore mascara can be found almost everywhere. You can pick it up on the Maybelline website, on Amazon, at Ulta, or at your local drugstore. Some dollar stores also carry it. If you want to see the hype behind the lash-building brush, you can easily pick up a tube of this mascara. 


Usually, when a company starts boasting of a lash-doubling formula that gives you a full-lash look, the price increases. That’s not the case with Maybelline Great Lash mascara. You can pick up a tube for under $10 in most places. 

Dries Fast

After you apply the mascara, it dries quickly. While this might vary, mine dried in under a minute. 

Didn’t Smudge Throughout The Day

I didn’t use setting spray or powder when using this mascara and was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t smudge at all on my under-eye area throughout the day. 

Different Shades Available

I love the blackest black, but that can be too black for blondes with lighter eyelashes. Thankfully, you can also pick up this mascara in a blackish brown, normal black, or dark brown so that your lashes aren’t too intense for the rest of your look. 


Multiple Layers Flake Off

I wore this mascara one day with only one layer of mascara and had no issues. However, when I tried it with a full-lash look that was a bit more dramatic, which called for multiple layers, it started flaking towards the end of the day. 

The Brush Is Different

The mascara tube I received had a different brush than the one in the picture. While I found it odd, I don’t think it was a bad thing. The brush still gave my lashes plenty of volumes, and it got every tiny lash in one swipe. 

The Brush Isn’t Curved

The brush that came with my tube and the brush in the picture aren’t curved. You have to hold it at different angles to get all of your lashes. It’s a bit awkward, and I wish this washable mascara had a curved brush like other mascaras do. 

Should You Buy It?

Maybelline great lash mascra provides a natural look

This pink and green tube of mascara has been a staple for over 20 years. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara is considered a classic for a few good reasons. It’s perfect for those no-makeup makeup days and is buildable. If you’re looking for an affordable mascara that gets the job done, this could easily become your favorite mascara. You can pick it up here!

Not a fan or need something more? Check out the other mascara reviews to find your dream in a tube! 

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