Written on: 15/05/2013
Would absolutely not recommend this product. After one day of use, my eyes became red, swollen and extremely itchy. Currently taking Benadryl to help with the itch, but will be going to the doctor first thing tomorrow as my eyes were swollen shut this morning when I woke up. This seems to be an issue with this product, so maybe hey should reevaluate their formula... (read more)
Written on: 25/03/2013
I have tried tons of different mascaras/eye make-up, and I have never had an allergic reaction to anything in my life. Great Lash is always listed as one of the best brands, so I decided to save money and give it a try. Big mistake. Now my eyes are red and swollen along the lash lines, and terribly itchy. This product is NOT hypoallergenic. I am not sensitive to make-up products at all, so this product is definitely to blame. Also, it did not make my lashes look that great either. It... (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2013 by MeganWatson
This mascara is horrible. It gets all over the place and the brush sucks. It makes your lashes clump together. Now my eyes r swollen, itchy and red past my lids all the way down to my cheek bones. I'm on Benadryl and other meds after days of trying to recover. Might have to go to the dr if it doesn't get better. Thanks a lot. Never buying this cheap mascara again. You get what you pay for (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2012 by britnee
NEVER! EVER! had an allergic reaction to any makeup in my life! I have been using all different brands from the most inexpensive to the most pricy, and I have never had any problems with any allergies. I bought the Maybelline Great Lash in a two-pack, for less than $6.00 which I thought was a pretty good deal for the price, and I needed a mascara at the time. I used the mascara for the past 3 weeks, and I have the worst allergies on my lash lines. They are itchy, red, swollen, and are... (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2012
I wasn't sure if I wanted this product because I had seen so many commercials that say " This mascara will make your eye lashes fuller" or " It has a formula to make your eye lashes thick and long" and I'd try them and they didn't do anything they said their product did. So I was telling my friend about how I wasn't sure if I wanted to buy it because it could be like the other lies I had faced. The next day she gave me a Walgreens bag and in it was the Great Lash mascara. I told her I'd pay... (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2012 by lovelymee
Maybelline Great Lash has worked for me for many years. It makes my eye lashes look full, long and seperated. I've read a few reviews that say this masscara straightens their lashes, well then use an eye lash curler, that's what I do and I get gorgeous results:-) I love Maybelline Great Lash it works beautifully for me. And i will use it until it does me wrong, as in damage my lashes by breakage like a few have claimed. As for now I'm very pleased with Great Lash by Maybelline:-) <3 (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2012
Ive used other maybelline products (collosal and falsies) and didn't have any problems so I tried great lash but had terrible allergies! My eyes got very itchy and it dried out the edges of my eyelids. It caused the skin on the lashes to peel and my eyes puffed up and became red and swollen. I loved the look of my lashes and it was great to use but something in the ingredients created terrible allergies. If I didn't have allergies I wouldn't use any other mascara. (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2012
Used for years, great seperating and volumising effect. However over the last year it irritates my eyes, dries my lashes and falls off, causing sore eyes. Will be trying a different brand next time.It dries out too quickly too. Shame. Has this product changed its ingredients?? (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2012 by kwater01
I have used Great Lash Mascara for several years and have loved it. Recently they changed the packaging to a brighter pink packaging and it said a new look but the same great mascara. I think they changed the formula and it has been irritating my eyes for several weeks and now several are broken off and are falling out. (What are they putting in this new formula-hate to know) (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2011 by maddie1
I tried this mascara for the first itme last week and as I had a cold at the time I thought it was my cold that was irritating my eyes and I ceased using th mascara. I got better within a week and my eyes took a week to get better so I started using the mascara again. I got an even worse reaction this time. By the afternoon of that morning putting it on, my eyes were irritated, running, soooo ithcy it was incredible. When I got home I took it off but my eyes were still the same and even... (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2011 by glitterzforevarz
I hate this product so much. Not only is it hard to take off, but this product left the skin around my eyes looking like they had scabies. This is definitely NOT hypoallergenic, so don't get fooled, please. I have very sensitive skin so I know how you guys feel on that one. I tried the other Maybelline mascaras like lash blast, colossal, lash stiletto, and define-a-lash and none of these did this to me.If I uploaded a picture, you people would see how bad it is. It's a jaw-dropper. I can't... (read more)
Written on: 22/10/2011
Maybelline Great Lash is so messy. The mascara is very wet and makes my lashes stick together. Also, I get more mascara on my eyelids than on my eyelashes. Everytime I blink (for several minutes after appying) macara comes off on my lids! It takes me FOREVER to apply this mascara just so that I don't look like Tammy Faye Baker. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!! (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2011 by starfrenzie95
i had been using Covergirl Exact Eyelights (which i LOVE but it's a bit pricey) but had run out...so i bought Great Lash because it's cheap and i really needed mascara...also everyone i know has this mascara so i figured it was a good product...the first time i tried it out-actually the second i opened it i wasn't impressed...the wand is too small. i tried it out and by the end of the night it was like i was pulling tar off my lashes!! so i had already decided i didn't like it but the other... (read more)
Written on: 09/10/2011
This mascara is terrible. When you put it on it doesn't give your eyelashes volume at all, it just gives it tiny little clumps and makes them look thin and black. Plus, I got a MAJOR allergic reaction from this product. After reading other reviews, I can say I'm happy to know I'm not the only one who suffered from this mascara. I have a completely swollen eye lid, and skin swollen around the area of my eye. My eye is very sore and itchy. Plus, it takes forever for this stuff to come off! I... (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2011 by tarabearadactyl
A while back, I had purchased this certain mascara. Later that night, my eyes were all red and irritated; and around my eyes, I broke out in hives. I figured it was the eyeshadow I was wearing. So I stopped wearing makeup for awhile. Just recently, last month, I had bought this mascara again; because it was cheap and I was low on money. The same exact thing happened. My eyes were (is) all red, my eyes itch, and bumpy. The product is horrible. I don't know what is in the ingredients, but take... (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2011 by kvmommy
I bought this mascara with the hopes it would curl...just like it claims. Not only did it not curl, it did not lengthen or thicken. It made my already straight lashes fall lower and looked worse. Then my eyes started itching, then swelling and now I look horrible! I tried to remove it but has some serious staying power and trying to remove it made my allergies worse. I did some research and apparently I'm not the first to have an allergic reaction to this mascara. And this is the first... (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2011 by sweetk (1 review written)
I thought it was just me but aftter reading all the other reviews glad am not the only one. Worst product every itchy,red, swollen eyes, I will never use it again!!!!!! (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2011
This product is HORRIBLE! I also have had a really bad reaction to this product. It needs to be taken off the shelf!!! If you want really bad, itchy puffy, dry eyes then use this product. WORST mascara I have ever used!!! DO NOT BUY!!! (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2011
I used the Blackest Black Great Lash Mascara two days in a row for the very first time. The first night I noticed that my eyelids were a bit swelled but didn't think much about it because I had been reading a lot and thought my eyes were just tired. After the second day of using the mascara, I noticed more red around my eyes and puffy eyelids. The morning after the second use, I woke to having my eyes nearly swelled shut. I knew it was a reaction to the mascara because the most red was... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2011
I used this mascara 22 years ago and my eyes swelled up like crazy. I decided to try it again thinking maybe my hormones were out of whack since I was pregnant when I tried it 22 years ago. today, my eyes are swollen, itchy and red. I will never, ever use this junk again. I didn't want to give it any stars but had to in order to write this review. (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2010 by Leanne44 (41 reviews written)
This Mascara seems to change each time you apply it, I find that is it a very good one to use particularly before applying false eyelashes. It is not as good as Falsies or Colossal lash mascara by Maybelline but I do find it works well. The price is very good it is in fact under £5 in boots and is plenty worth the money, the application is a little harder because of the traditional brush shape but it lasts all day I wear it 16-17 hours a day and it doesn't wear or come off or crack and end... (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2010
I usually use Loreal products but I cheaped out and bought Great Lash at Walmart last week.....the MASS display of it with the "$3.97" sign on top should have tipped me off.
I put it on yesteday...no problem, loved the way it looked, etc. No problems all day. Removed at night...or at least THOUGHT I had.
Woke up this morning to VERY swollen and tender eyes. They still are...my kids are calling me "Zombie Mama" this morning...LOL.
What is UP with that?!?!? (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2010
MAYBELLINE should warn people that GREAT LASH can cause tremendous PAIN to your eyes if you have allergies!!!!!.......This is a terrible product!!im pretty ticked and concerned about the fact this product great lash has hypoallergenic on the box and its causing an allergic reaction????? did they change the ingrediants to try it out on my wife like a mouse in a lab...? swollen to the point she couldnt hardly see!!!bright red wanting to scratch her eye balls out? really... this should be... (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2010
I should preface this by saying that I normally use Clinique mascara... However, a few weeks ago, I ran out of my norm and had only enough time to drop by CVS for a pharmacy brand (Great Lash). Well, a week after I started using this, I noticed my eyes were red, swollen, a bit itchy, watery, etc. I figured it may be allergies and continued to use this mascara. Today, things are worse, however (extremely sore eyes, watering, nearly swollen shut). Well, I hopped on here and discovered this... (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2010
I must say, it's a fairly decent mascara if you're on a budget. I don't usually see the point of buying expensive makeup, I got this at the Dollar General for 4.25 - it's alright, but it is SO hard to get off. If you can't get it off, put baby shampoo on a washcloth with hot water & gently rub it off; All & All I would not recommend this product to somebody, but if you desperately need fast & cheap mascara then go for it. (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2010
I have tried this product on and off for a few years, and each time I have suffered from the itchy, puffy eyes the others are complaining of. I would definitely stay away. (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2010
It bothers my eyes and it's hard to get off. I hate it. (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2010 by JLSS (1 review written)
Something has happened to the formula in this mascara because I have used it for 10 years and all of a sudden it's burning my eyes something terrible! I was a Chanel makeup artist and we all wore this terrific mascara. No more. It's really changed. It runs and doesn't lengthen and burns/stings. They must have changed it somehow. My eyes are killing me. I bought this tube of it 2 wks. ago. (read more)
Written on: 27/09/2010
This mascara made my eyes also swell shut, itch and burn. It looks like both of my eyes have been burned underneath. I work in an Allergy medical office and will never recommend this product or use it again. (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2010
Great Lash: Blackest Black Mascara
THIS IS THE WORST MASCARA/ MAKE-UP PRODUCT THAT I HAVE EVER BOUGHT!
NB: I wanted to give it ZERO stars- but the site makes you tick at least one.
The brush is tiny with no curve: Eyelashes naturally curve upwards- WHY HAVE A STRAIGHT BRUSH? & Why is the brush so small?? It takes three times as long to use.
The straight brush (combined with the horrible wet mascara) results in blobs of mascara on my eye lid when I attempt to apply to the base of the... (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2010
This mascara is the devil in disguise. It looks great on until it starts to make your eyes itch like crazy and puff out all over the place. I used it for the first time over the weekend both Friday and Saturday nights. By Sunday morning I was so miserably itchy and puffy. I feel truly sorry for anyone who had this same reaction. You're not alone. (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2010
DO NOT BUY!!!
The only reason i bought this was coz it looks pretty... oh and the fact it was voted australia's no. 1 mascara, dont really know where that statistic came from..?
Firstly it didnt really do much for my lashes at all. And secondly after a few hours it made my eyes itchy, watery, red and it stings so much! Pathetic attempt by maybelline!
Clinique's high impact mascara is great... a little expensive tho (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2010
I used this mascara for one week. I couldn't take if off with my normal face cleansing method. One week later I used baby oil to finally remove it all. Not only did all the clumps come out, but so did my the lashes bound to the clumps. The lashes that remain are shorter. I feel sick. (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2010 by Kissing Kate (4 reviews written)
This is the worst mascara ever! I only used it a few days until I had enough and will NEVER use it again. It clumps, it smudges, flakes and by the end of the day, it ends up almost everywhere except your lashes. It only lasted an hour until it flaked and smudged all over my under eye.
I hate that the professionals rate this so high but it could be because you can layer and relayer it for photoshoots, but that is it.
It is so easy to remove, but that's only because it practically removes... (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2010
DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT. YOUR EYES WILL SWELL, PUFF, ITCH AND YOU WILL DEVELOP LARGE PUFFY BLACK CIRCLES UNDER YOUR EYES. HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE. READ THIS LINK FIRST: I FOUND IT AFTER USING THE PRODUCT. I AM SURE YOU ARE SUFFERING THE SAME THING TO NOW BE RESEARCHING IT. LITTLE TOO LATE I AM AFRAID. http://jackandhill.net/jack_and_hill_a_beauty_bl/2006/10/maybelline_xxl_/comments/page/2/#comments (read more)
Written on: 28/02/2010
Worst Mascara EVER!! I've used a lot of different brands but never have experienced an allergic reaction till now. I can't even leave the house because I can hardly see, my eyes are that swollen and puffy.
I don't care if they give it away FREE, DON'T use it! (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2010
If they don't fix this mascara,I am never buying again.I have used this mascara for over 35 years and I am so disappionted in this product of late.Trust me,if I have used this product for so long I know they have done something to alter the way they are doing it .I wonder if maybe China is making it now?I can't even get mascara on the brush even when it is the first use.I am having to buy it every week now.Does anyone have a suggestion for a new product because this one is history?I am... (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2010
I really don't understand all the positive reviews. I admit I occasionally had a tube of Maybelline Great Lash around to use as a cheap backup. But I switched to it exclusively for the last 4 months exclusively to save money. Never again. It clumps, it remains sticky/tacky throughout the entire day, and I cannot get it off. I've tried everything--face wipes, makeup removers, soap and water--and I still get lovely raccoon eyes in the morning. I've never had this with the other mascaras... (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2010
My mom introduced me to this mascara when i was a teenager, I never thought it was one of the "better" beauty products because it wasn't expensive. After spending tons of money on Benefit mascara I thought i'd retrieve this from my makeup bag just for kicks. It's better than "bad gal lash" for sure! It goesn't flake off of my eyelashes and it makes them incredibly long and full! I was so impressed that i wondered why i stopped using it in the first place! I love this mascara, but please use... (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2010
This product is crud! in fact everything i have ever bought from maybelline has done nothing but irratate and disappoint me. Its cheap, and is easy to apply. Unfortunately it comes off way too easily from your lashes. as the day goes on, this gunk runs down your face leaving you looking like a dipshit owl. Dollar tree sells better mascara than this! Covergirl, lacome, and revlon all create much better products. This mascara only makes your eyelashes darker. It does not create volume or... (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2010
this was my first mascara to own, i was 13! I used to love it and the colour was soo nice and dark! Now ive noticed how good all the more expensive mascaras actually are compared to this one. I agree with the people that say that it smudges and clumps easily, (i thought all mascaras are like this), however it is easy to put on and as i have medium lenght lashes, it made mine look really long and full and black. (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2009 by Deborah T (1 review written)
I think Maybelline must employ people to sit and write positive comments about this product as I cannot see how anyone would possibly find this a good mascara.It does not make lashes look "GREAT" only darker as if they have been tinted. You need to keep reapplying for any decent coverage and very easy in the process to smudge onto surrounding skin. Worse still after trying to remove for the first time I have broken lashes leaving a noticable gap. This has never happened to me during the 35... (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2009
I bought this product for the first time this past weekend...thinking I would get a good product for the money...HOWEVER, little did I know it was going to cause my eyes to blow up like two balloons!!!!! My eyes began to itch and feel irritated the first day I wore the mascara and now my eyes have been swollen, burning and itching for 3 days now! I will NEVER buy this product again, and I will tell everyone I know to NEVER buy this product either! This mascara is TERRIBLE! (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2009
value for money...yes...and its easy to remove too...
it lengthens your lashes but the thing is it clumps and it in the end it looks as if there are just few lashes on your lids..and since its long..it gives the spidery look...
i think thats because of the brush..it doesnt separate the lashes it unites them..formula is ok..
but i guess thats wat you get for this price.. (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2009
Hated Maybelline Great Lash Mascara and you definately get what you pay for! This is a cheap quality mascara that does absolutely nothing to define your eyes. I made the huge mistake of trying a cheaper mascara but have now gone back to buying the Diorshow mascara. (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2009
The Maybelline Great Lash Mascara brush is small, it's super-goopy and smudgey, and lasts about five minutes. A few sprinkles of light rain and that stuff is running down your face. I think that's why it's touted for the runway--it's very dark and those models only have to have it on a relatively short time.
That said, the waterproof Great Lash is a decent mascara, but again, the brush is so inadequate it's hard to get much coverage, much less any length or volume. Don't believe the hype. (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2009 by shoppinggurl45 (1 review written)
I love Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. It's so black, and it doesn't clump at all. The only problem is that it when it smudges, it's kinda difficult to take off. It doesn't flake on me, though. The price is excellent and the brush is a good size for lower and upper lashes. It lengthens like crazy, but it doesn't do a good job of voluminizing my lashes, which is what it was for. Other than that, a good mascara. (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2009 by 3xquizite
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara is totaaly awesome!It don't clumps that bad like the other mascaras (disclosed);and it simply leaves your lashes deep and dark yet so think !
It also longates the lashes and it don't leaves it too overdone! (read more)
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