|Source: Family Friendly Frugality|
I purchased Great Lash at Target when I was first starting out in my beauty journey 4 years ago. The colorful and famous mascara bottle stuck out to me among the rest as I naively picked it up with excitement. I thought that I would be given big, fluttery lashes without a clump in sight (as the Maybelline website describes) but I was quickly disappointed. The mascara instantly coated my lashes with a thick, black goop creating two fat lashes. All of my length and volume was stuck together in a spidery, makeup-gone-wrong sort of fashion. I didn't want to give up the hope I had in the pink and green product, so I tossed it on the side and used it the next day. My faith in the 'world's best mascara' couldn't help me coat each individual lash and this time, I was left with one large hair on top of my eyelid. Although the mascara is incredibly affordable, I couldn't help but feel disappointed and wasteful in the monetary department. Am I applying it wrong? How could these celebrities and makeup artists praise a product that's so awful? Maybe I just picked up a faulty tube. All of the doubts in my own beauty practice filled my mind and yet I still couldn't wrap my thoughts around this horrible mascara. It could be the way I brushed the mascara through my lashes or the fact that I didn't wipe some of the product off of the wand after each use, but I know that I'll never try this 'cult product' ever again.