There are some good things about this mascara, it is very black, it can provide some length (with considerable building), and it is definitely waterproof. However, I found the formula quite wet and therefore messy to apply (cotton buds at the ready!). I saw no noticeable volume and getting length took too long. I think it would be good for 'no makeup makeup' looks and possibly as a starter mascara for young girls. I might try it as a waterproofing topcoat, that might work as it won't effect the look of the other mascara because it doesn't do much!
Reviewed on Tue 20 Feb 2018
I am in my late 30's/early 40's with oily, fair tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is dark brown, oily with fine texture.
For me this mascara isn't volumising enough or lengthening enough for my upper lashes, but it makes a perfect natural lash look for my lower lashes. It is incredibly waterproof and can be quite difficult to remove, but it is worth it if it means my lower lash line won't smudge everywhere
Reviewed on Sun 07 Jan 2018
I am in my late teens/early 20's with acne/problem, fair tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is blonde, oily with fine texture.
I love this mascara truly, but it has its cons. I find it very easy to build upon and gives a true pitch black colour, and it's extremely waterproof. I found that the longer I had this product, it would dry out and then easily fall on to my lower lash line which I find extremely annoying. I would buy it again, Maybelline mascaras never fail <3
Reviewed on Sat 25 Jun 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with sensitive, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is medium brown, normal with fine texture.
my all time favourite holy grail mascara!! gives me so much length and volume (especially when you curl your eyelashes beforehand)!! it can become a bit clunky when you first apply it but just try and even it out with a spooly!! 10000% recommend!!
Reviewed on Wed 22 Jun 2016
I am in my late teens with acne/problem, tanned tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, asian with normal texture.
Lovely mascara, slight clumping but can be resolved using a clean old mascara wand. A full dramatic eye look, lengthening the lashes, however there are other mascaras that I prefer to use on a daily basis so I will most likely not be repurchasing this product when it runs out. I feel that many people would love this mascara though! It's definitely worth the try.
Reviewed on Tue 05 Apr 2016
I am in my late teens with normal, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, processed with normal texture.
One of the best mascara so have ever used. Not the very best, as I find it doesn't quite lengthen my lashes unless I apply a lot, which is rather time consuming, but it doesn't clump. My eyelashes clump really easily, and I find this is one of the only mascaras that doesn't give me spidery lashes. It also doesn't leave black marks under my lower lashes. It really defines.
Reviewed on Sun 14 Feb 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with normal, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, normal with fine texture.
This mascara is good for putting underneath a better mascara to achieve thick lashes with volume and is good if you want a more neutral/natural look however it not at all waterproof and does not last long through out the day and you cannot build it up to achieve thick lashes
Reviewed on Tue 02 Apr 2013
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, black tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is black, afro with coarse texture.
i have bought this for my wedding tried loads of other makes beforethis including loreal, max factor, lancome and Boot No7. This is by far the best mascara. It covers every eye last and desn't clump light alot doandthe price is great. I have bought waterproof as i'm bound to cry and it definately works as i put it on yeserday and still hasn't warn off and its a really deep black!
Reviewed on Sun 29 Apr 2012
I am in my mid 30's with combination, tanned tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is medium brown, combination with normal texture.
Great Lash Waterproof Black by Maybelline
Where to Buy
Prices last updated 24 May 2019.
Where to Buy
Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Black is available to buy at Feelunique.