Okay folks, here's the thing. Just because pro makeup artists love a particular product for photoshoots (where they're on-set for as many touch-ups as the job requires) doesn't mean you'll love it for all-day wear. For instance, has anyone managed to rock Vaseline on the eyelids for more than 20 minutes?
Maybelline New York's iconic Great Lash Mascara ($6.99) is one such produit. Lots of makeup pros love the inexpensive mascara in the green-and-pink tube, but lots of everyday folk are less than satisfied. Apparently Great Lash is a good, basic, buildable mascara that gives -- well -- great lash, with inky drama makeup artists like for shoots. But I've never been able to wear it well. I get smudges on my oily lids and under my Asian-esque eyes in 42 minutes of wear. And I know I'm not alone in that experience.
Understand I'm not saying Great Lash is a bad mascara. It's a worldwide top seller, clearly suitable for photography, and yes, some consumers can wear it and love it, too. But if you're in the camp that wonders what the hype is about, it's not for you. And that's okay. It's down to the way your face is built and the type of skin you have. At least finding out it's not your best choice didn't cost much.
For me, Maybelline's Define-A-Lash Mascara ($9.99) is the better everyday choice. The flexible wand and gel-like formula give me a smooth, consistently clump-free application, and defined (yep) silky black lashes that do not smudge out under my eyes. You could say that Define-A-Lash gives me great lash. *grin*
Maybelline New York is available at mass retailers and drugstores. Image courtesy of Maybelline New York.