Friday, March 10, 2017

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Big and Curved (Blackest Black) Review

Maybelline Great Lash Mascaras in Big and Curved Brushes, 14ml
Bought for: P150/ea | Original Price: P350/ea
Bought from: an online shop

I remember back in high school that my favorite piece of makeup was mascara. I have those cheap brand-less mascaras to drugstore ones just because they are so easy to wear and looks natural. In my school, we were not allowed to wear any makeup or nail polish and the only thing that could always pass unnoticed at the guard house were my lashes with mascara on. It's not like they would approach me and look down to my eyes.

When I go to college, people dressed more properly and I thought I should do the same. I always made sure to go to school with few swipes of my lip balm or lip tint and mascara and it seems like there's already so much difference on how I look. Up until now, I still repurchase different brands and variants of mascara, slightly going a little higher in price. Now, I am trying out Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Big and Curved brushes.

I have to be honest that in terms of product formulation, there's not much difference on consistency, scent and shade. The only differences were the cap color (apple green for the 'big' and pink for the 'curved'), the shape of the applicator (the brush of the 'big' is like typical mascara applicators but larger in size while the 'curved' has, of course, curved brush which is perfect for the shape of the eyes), and the amount of the product that can be applied on the lashes for a period of time. I would say that the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara with the big brush apply more product than the curved one. This is very much expected though.

'curved' brush

'big' brush

I like the packaging really. What stands out to me most is the fun and playful colors Maybelline uses for these products. Don't you find it cute as well? Also, the labels does not erases easily too.

These product claims to lengthen and volumize the lashes which I think is true. Let the photo down below speak for itself. My left lashes has mascara on, while the right is bare. My lashes were of medium length but the mascaras were able to lengthen it with only a few strokes. I like combining these two. I use the 'curved' one as my base mascara because it reaches hard to reach lashes on the corners near my tear duct. It is so easy to stroke upwards as it fits the shape of my eyes and dries easily. I use the 'big', however, to add more volume to my lashes and separate the hair for a fuller and more natural look. I tend to develop clumps whenever I use the 'curved' but the 'big' one somehow separates them.

Like most of the affordable mascaras I used before, this flakes and smudge on me after 8-10 hours. I don't know how it happened but the formula transfers on my bags at the end of the day or after I perspire so much even without me rubbing or touching my lashes. However, since this is not water-proof, the mascara can be removed easily with soap and water or eye makeup remover.

Overall, I think Maybelline Great Lash Mascara is such a nice drugstore find. It is affordable, does not irritate the eyes and product does not dry out too fast (just be sure to always keep the product close to prevent air from entering.) That's all for today. Happy blogging!

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