Maybelline Great Lash® Royal Blue Washable Mascara
America's best-selling mascara is back...in BLUE! Great Lash Royal Blue gives a pop of color that flatters all eye colors.
Water/Aqua, Beeswax/Cera Alba, Ozokerite, Shellac, Glyceryl Stearate, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Methylparaben, Quaternium-15, Quaternium-22, Simethicone, Butylparaben
Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Micasee more...
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- "love the way it makes my eyes pop! it has the perfect brush to go along with it. it has a great value and is not too pricey either. would really recommend this to anyone who wants their eyeslashes to have more volume." in 363 reviews
I really had high hopes for this mascara with a little apprehension but I was extremely disappointed in the end result. It almost did not show up at all. In the picture attached to this review, the mascara is on my right eye (left eye when looking at the picture). My left eye (right eye when looking at the picture) has no product on it at all. They almost look the exact same! I used about 3 coats of the Great Lash Royal Blue and unfortunately did not achieve any results.
Pros: The brush is definitely amazing. It definitely applies product clump free and separates your lashes as it applies.
Cons: If you have dark hair, you will WITHOUT QUESTION need a lash primer. Otherwise this mascara will not show up at all.
When testing out this product, I wore it for a 9 hour barista shift, where I would have no chances to check on the mascara, and I was surprised to find by the end of my shift that it did not smudge! In that regard, I was impressed. Otherwise, as far as color payoff goes, this reminds me of the NYX Cosmetics Color Mascara (which I buy in purple.) In fact, I think the formula is very similar to the NYX mascara generally. Unfortunately, I don't find it to be as buildable as I would like for a color mascara, though I think it is a nice, inexpensive option to test before splurging on a higher end product. (My holy grail brightly colored mascara is the YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils mascara in purple.)
All in all, I found this product to be ok, especially at the price point, and I am honored to have received this product for free, in exchange for my review.
With this they also sent me an eyeliner. Now the eyeliner I really liked! It went on SO SMOOTH, did not irritate my eyes, smudged easily and was easy to handle and use. It twists to "sharpen" so that is nice as I do not need to carry a sharpener. The only thing is I wish the colour was a little more intense but I will definitely be buying the eyeliner again and hopefully in different colours.
Now for the I would honestly only use it in my waterline. My personal preference is to use gel or liquid. If you are on the same boat as I am, I would highly recommend to use this product as a waterline eyeliner. It gives a very nice dark color AND it stays put!
This is my first time using a color mascara so I was expecting the color to be a lot more vibrant. Once I applied the color, my eyelashes had a slightly blue hue, but definitely not what I was expecting. I don't think it added anything to my overall beauty look, but it was a fun change from my normal black mascara.
Maybe If I had a primer first the blue would have been more visible. I have brown lashes so the color looked vibrant when the mascara was still wet, but when it dried I could only see the blue when I looked extremely closely. I assume this would be more visible in sunny weather. The blue hue was not noticeable unless there was direct light hitting my face.
Additionally, Maybelline Great Lash Royal Blue Mascara did not add any thickening or lengthening. I was expecting the product to add some length and volume. If you are looking for very understated blue lashes this is the product for you.
Also included in the complementary package was waterproof Unstoppable pencil liner in Onyx. I did not pair the eyeliner with the Lash Royal Blue Mascara, this would have definitely made the mascara look even more understated. I only usually use liquid eyeliner because I feel that pencil liner is not as versatile. This is was typical drugstore liner with good lasting qualities.
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