I was very happily surprised by this product . I received it in a free beauty box from boots . I checked out some of the reviews , and thought it wouldn't be up to much . Well did I get a very pleasant surprise . The mascara wand is very small but it gets your baby eyelashes fabulously . You need to apply more than one coat , but you can build the colour up as strong as you wish . It lasted all day and despite reading otherwise it did not smudge all day. Stayed on my lashes where I put it . I can very happily report that it's a lovely product and I would purchase it again without thinking about it . One very pleased lady 😁
Reviewed on Tue 10 Sep 2019
I am in my mid 40's with normal, olive tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, normal with coarse texture.
The packaging and formula of this mascara are genuinely great, I love how it stands out. When applied to my lashes the product does decently at lengthening, however I find the brush itself quite small and inconvenient as I need to re-apply the product for a good result. The dark black colour is perfect for my lashes, however if kept on for a long time (as mascara normally is) I do tend to find that there are small smudges of mascara under my eyes near the later hours of the day.
Reviewed on Fri 01 Mar 2019
I am in my late teens with combination, light tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is black, asian with normal texture.
I can't believe this mascara is so cheap.
I love the brightness of the packaging, it really stands out. The wand is easy to use regardless of the shape or size of your eyes, the mascara itself is very dark and dries quickly.
Frustratingly my lashes are rubbish, they don't curl or really ever look like they gain much length or volume regardless of the mascara I use. For this reason I'm only giving it a three, but I expect that it is wonderful on other people.
Reviewed on Sat 09 Feb 2019
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, fair tone skin and green eyes. My hair is medium brown, dry with coarse texture.
I was eager to try this mascara because it is cheap and many people love it, and when I first put it on I thought it was great and understood the hype. Its ability to lengthen, create volume and hold a curl without clumping is exceptional. However, I soon noticed it was rubbing off leaving noticeable black marks underneath my eyes. After wiping it away it would visibly return within a couple of hours, even on winter days where I was inactive and not sweating at all. I found that powdering under my eyes helped this problem so those who always conceal under the eyes may not have this problem. However I've never seen any other mascara rub off to this extent and I don't feel like I should have to add an extra step to my routine just so the mascara behaves normally.
Reviewed on Sun 27 Jan 2019
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, light tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, processed with fine texture.
This mascara gives great coverage managing to coat and separate each lash individually but the most impressive thing about it is how great it is for sensitive eyes. I have extremely sensitive eyes but pretty much only to to mascara and some eyeliners. No matter what mascara I have used my eyes have always swelled up and got infected the next day except for this one mascara. I swear by it so much I haven’t even bothered to try use another in almost three years now. It is perfect in every sense of the word and I will never use anything else ever again.
Reviewed on Mon 07 Jan 2019
I am in my late teens/early 20's with sensitive, fair tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
I love love love this mascara! Not only is it very affordable, it applies very easily, isn’t clumpy and makes my lashes look so pretty, fuller and longer! It lasts all day and is easy to remove and makes my eyelashes look great either by themselves for natural makeup or great for blending false eyelashes into my natural lashes. Would 100% recommend!
Reviewed on Sun 30 Dec 2018
I am in my late teens with sensitive, fair tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with fine texture.
This mascara is very black. It’s one of the best I’ve ever tried and does it’s job. It’s easy to apply and isn’t chunky. The brush is perfect to me as I like a full lash so I don’t need to put eyelashes on. It drys quickly and doesn’t clump the eyelashes together👍🏻. There isn’t much to say for this mascara as it does everything it’s supposed to do. I HIGHLY recommend this product to everyone who likes to give their eyelashes volume and make them amazing. ❤️
Reviewed on Sun 30 Dec 2018
I am in my teens with combination, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with unknown texture.
Absoulutely love this mascara. Have used it for a few years and I just seem to keep going back and buying it.Brilliant price at £4.99 and lasts all day, I also find that I don't have to curl my lashes before putting this on unlike other mascaras.Great if your in a rush and looks amazing on! 100% buy again when mine runs out (again!) :)
Reviewed on Tue 21 Jun 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with sensitive, light tone skin and green eyes. My hair is black, dry with normal texture.
I LOVE this mascara! The best drugstore mascara I have ever use. So black and thickens my lashes without clumping. Also lengthens them as far as my brow bone. However, I don't apply much on my bottom lashes as it does smudge easily and leaves black residue under the eye. Overall, fab product!
Reviewed on Sat 07 May 2016
I am in my late teens with dry, olive tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is medium brown, dry with normal texture.
I like this mascara as it thickens and lenegthens lashes, it is quite buildable and very dark. It can transfer a little bit and does take some time to build up but overall I like this product and it is resonably priced.
Reviewed on Mon 11 Apr 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, fair tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is light brown, dry with normal texture.
This is a very cheap mascara, one of the cheapest in the drugstore. There's not a lot of product, it's great for travelling and popping in your makeup bag. It is just that, a top up mascara, for applying over your other mascara during the day. It's very lengthening, but that's all it does.
Reviewed on Sat 08 Aug 2015
I am in my late teens/early 20's with oily, olive tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, oily with fine texture.
I was disappointed with this mascara when I first got it because it did nothing with my lashes- even with several coats! The only reason I would repurchase it is for my bottom lashes as the waterproof version did stay put for the entire day.
Reviewed on Sat 11 Jul 2015
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.
Good colour and eyecatching packaging, but that was as far as the positives went. I found the mascara didn't really do much for my lashes, even with a couple of coats. The only reason I gave it two stars is because it's good for tiny lashes some other mascaras can't reach.
Reviewed on Tue 31 Dec 2013
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, combination with normal texture.
I hate this mascara! A good friend recommended it and I was so pleased with the price that I rushed out to try it. I have barely-there lashes and this really didn't help much. It's great if you want a natural look, but you'd need a good few coats. Perfect for a low budget, but nothing spectacular.
Reviewed on Thu 23 Aug 2012
I am in my mid 20's with dry, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is medium brown, normal with normal texture.
By far my favourite drugstore mascara. The wand is great. The colour is fabulous. It stays on for such a long time. It makes my lashes long and thick. I really recommend this. I love this mascara and i bought two of these. The price is great. This mascara is good for teens.
Reviewed on Fri 29 Jun 2012
I am in my mid 20's with combination, olive tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, combination with fine texture.
Great Lash Blackest Mascara by Maybelline
Where to Buy
Prices last updated 16 October 2019.
Where to Buy
Maybelline Great Lash Blackest Mascara is available to buy at lookfantastic, HQhair.com, ASOS, Feelunique, Boots.com, and Beauty Expert.