Great Lash® Waterproof Mascara Very Black

After 40 years, Great Lash is still America’s favorite mascara. Lash-Doubling Formula glides on to build great-looking lashes.

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Why you'll love it

What it is

Great Lash® Waterproof Mascara conditions as it thickens. The lash-doubling formula glides on to build great-looking lashes while the lash-building brush makes it easy to get a full lash look. Allure Readers’ Choice and Best of Beauty Award Winner.


The lash-building brush makes it easy to get a full-lash look. Ophthalmologist tested. Hypoallergenic tested. Suitable for contact lens wearers.

How to use/apply

Step 1. Sweep the lash-building brush from the root to tip of lashes.
Step 2. Continue building volume until the desired lash look is achieved.
Step 3. Do not let mascara dry in between coats.
Step 4. Easily remove mascara with Maybelline Expert Eyes® 100% Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover.
Please be aware that ingredient lists for the products of our brand are updated regularly. Please refer to the ingredient list on your product package for the most up to date list of ingredients to ensure it is suitable to your personal use.



Rated 3 out of 5 by from Provides good colour/definition to the eye lashes, but I wouldn't say It provides a lot more volume/lengthening. It helps in terms of the making the lashes look darker. no clumping and inexpensive, readily available. Long wear, I have kept it on all day and definitely waterproof/smudge proof. \n\nI have used it for a few years now and it is my go to everyday mascara, but if I wanted something that really lengthened my lashes/provided volume, I would choose something else over this. This mascara is easily removed with the Garnier micellar water. \nI wear contact lenses and have had no issues in terms of irritation. \n
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This used to be my daily mascara for many years. It's a really good all-rounder, with a slightly wetter formula than some other products. I used to like that it came in brownish black, though that seems impossible to find these days. I think it stopped making me look for other mascaras. The wand is a smaller size and easier to use for those with smaller eyes than the large volumising brushes that seem to now predominate. It's still a great one to have in your handbag, but I think I've moved on slightly since trying many more mascaras in the past year or so. \n
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A good basic mascara, it does give the appearance of thicker lashes and It definitely is waterproof! I have a lot of trouble trying to remove this. I would pick the non waterproof version over this one.
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic! This mascara is what the little black dress is to every girls wardrobe, a staple. In a world full of new trends and products, it never fails to deliver and has stood the test of time. It offers the right balance of volume, extension and pigment and has great staying power, but also very easy to remove. It is almost impossible to clump this mascara and it gives a beautiful natural look, but also enough "oomph" to make a difference. Super inexpensive and extremely effective, perfect for both top and bottom lashes- you can't go passed it!
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This is a very good basic mascara for a very good price point. There are many mascaras on the market that you can pay double, triple the price but this does the trick. I purchase this in the blackest black and I switch mascaras but will come back to this one every now and then. You can't do much better for the price. \n\nIt is a basic mascara and doesn't have a fancy brush wand and is probably much smaller brush compared to other mascaras. It gives lashes a good coating and I usually re-apply 1 or 2 more coats. I find this good for every day where to the office where you don't need such dramatic lashes and a natural look is nice. I do find the wear is not very good as I will start to get panda eyes towards the end of a long working day. \n
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've been using this mascara for close to 20 years! It's a classic beauty staple that I'm never without.\n\nThe mascara coats the lashes nicely and can be built up/ layered for extra thickness/ and a little bit of length. It doesn't clump or smudge. It's not a lengthening mascara, so perfect for an everyday/natural look.\n\nThe waterproof version is also great for summer. I've worn it swimming/ snorkelling without any raccoon eyes (it's good for weddings and funerals too!).\n\nI love the pink and lime packaging too!\n
Date published: 2016-06-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I will never understand how this mascara has a cult status, or how it has managed to retain it. It makes lashes look really black, yes, but that's about it. It does nothing beyond that - no improved curl, no lengthening, no separating. Lashes look clumpy and ridiculously fake - but not in a 'fake lash' way, but rather a 'too much mascara' way. The brush is fine, but the formula is awful, and I seriously question any makeup artist who claims they use this on a celebrity for red-carpet events.
Date published: 2018-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every beauty magazine mentions Maybelline Great Lash mascara as one of the best affordable mascaras around so of course I had to snap up a tube for myself. The bright pink tube with the neon green lid is hard to miss and stands out from other products. \n\nThe mascara is easy to apply and coats my lashes in a couple of swipes. It thickens lashes without clumping and and the mascara stays on all day without smudging. This is a basic mascara that I use often because I prefer a more natural look for work/casual outings. \n\nThis is a great affordable mascara to have in your beauty arsenal and I will repurchase. Mascara goes off in like 3 months so you have to get a new tube, it might as well be affordable. \n\nPro \nThickens lashes \nNo smudging \nLasts \nAffordable\n\nCons \nNo lengthening or curling of lashes \n\n
Date published: 2016-06-21
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