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Maybelline Great Lash® Waterproof Mascara
2 varieties available

Maybelline Great Lash® Waterproof Mascara

BY MAYBELLINE #78 in Mascara

4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars45%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars16%
  • 2 Stars6%
  • 1 Star5%
4.02 / 5 based on 1,587 Reviews

Product Description

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


Petroleum Distillates, Pentaerythrityl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Carnauba Wax, Polyethylene, Synthetic Beeswax, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ceresin, Beeswax, Kaolin, Magnesium Carbonate, Aluminum Stearate, Silica, Propylene Carbonate, Cetyldimethicone, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Wheat Germ Oil

May Contain: 

CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77491/Iron Oxides, CI 77007/Ultramarines, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide.)

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  • What's the best method for removing a waterproof mascara?25 Answers
  • i've been wanting to buy a new mascara for a while now and i'm no...3 Answers
  • How good is this mascara? Does it clump? 12 Answers
Maybelline Great Lash® Waterproof Mascara
Maybelline Great Lash® Waterproof Mascara
Reviews (1587)
Q&A (32)
Media (113)
  • "The mascara is simply great and it last long, it specially works on the bottom lashes and gives them a lot of volume it is better than high brand mascaras!!" in 6 reviews
Lisa L.
Mays Landing, NJ
156 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Very Black more...
I used to use this in high school. I recently purchased it again after some frustration with drug store mascaras. I LOVE the Sephora curling mascara (In the black spiral tube) but I am not always close to Sephora and it isnt great for lower lashes. This Maybelline classic is a basic good mascara. it doesn't clump. Doesn't give fullness but is pretty good at it's age! HA! IT"S A MUST FOR LOWER LASHES. I use the curved brush and use the outer bend of the brush to get to my smaller lashes. it is the ONLY thing to use on lower lashes. Yes, be careful as it can smudge during application but use a little q tip to wipe off if it gets under your eyes. I dont really know why, but this is the ONLY mascara I've had beautiful results for my lower lashes. It does work well for upper lashes too, you have to work at it and brush it more than some mascaras. It's still a good stand by. I haven't found the wow I am looking for for the upper lashes, but the Sephora one comes close but not always convenient to get if not near a store.
Megan H.
Hendersonvlle, NC
66 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Very Black more...
Ok so this mascara has been around for years & for good reason! I really enjoy this mascara for a base. I have REALLY short lashes that are very straight & this mascara has been a go to of mine for years. I love that I curl my lashes & then apply this and it holds the curl and the wand is perfect for getting those little lower lashes as well without getting it everywhere! I highly recommend this. However I wish it have just a little more length/volume in the end... But it is buildable.... I'm just impatient when it comes to applying mascara I don't want to have to apply layers lol
Megan G.
Lehigh Acres, FL
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I would first recommend using this with an eyelash primer. This formula adds so much volume to your lashes and make you look like you’re wearing flash lashes! I love it. This product lasts a lifetime too, it comes with a lot of product and it stays in place whoever you wear it. I don’t recommend using any waterproof mascara every day, just because it is a little harder to get off when you’re washing off your makeup.
Claire P.
492 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Very Black more...
I’m on vacation and forgot to bring a mascara with me so I ended up buying this one at Target. I chose it due to all of the great comments and reviews I’ve seen about it since like, middle school.. and thought why not try something new?

Well, it’s not as good as I thought it would be due to the hype. It lengthened my lashes only a little bit after 5-6 coats. It added little to no volume. My lashes are very thin and sparse so I love a mascara that adds lots of volume and length. This is not that. However, it’s not terrible as it didn’t clump, nor did it feel heavy or make any lashes fall out. I had better results from other drugstore mascaras like Wet N Wild.
Bethany  D.
Cincinnati, OH
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Brownish Black more...
I always come back to this mascara after trying multiple different kinds. My lashes are not the longest but this mascara does a great job of enhancing my eyelash. It also doesn’t clump easily or flake off of the lashes. It’s long lasting as well! Maybelline Great Lash® Waterproof Mascara
pats r.
Rockville, MD
69 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Very Black more...
I really love this Maybelline Great lash! I discovered this product when i watched the live video of Ms. Universe Pia Wurtzbach. She mentioned that she love this product and it is long lasting. The next day i went to cvs to buy it then when i tried it it was amazing. I can say that this is the one of the best mascara i have ever used. It stays on all day!This one holds up better than the higher priced brands I have tried. Also this product have hair fibers. Maybelline Great Lash® Waterproof Mascara
Jessica R.
Lakewood, CA
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Very Black more...
I find it strange that this mascara has such good reviews because I honestly have never been a fan of it. My mom tells me it's crazy because it's been around since she was in high school, however, I don't really see why. I have found pretty much every other mascara at the drug store works better than this one. It's not the actual mascara that I dislike but rather the brush. I think it is very thin and it makes my eyelashes look very thin, not thick. And I love my eyelashes to look full and thick. It's also very hard to get off, even the one that is not waterproof is hard to get off.
Helene S.
Reading, PA
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Very Black more...
I bought this mascara a while back, and I just got another and It’s a really good mascara! It doesn’t clump up too much and dries down waterproof! I got this at target, but you can find it almost any drugstore! It’s really black and kinda hard to remove at the end of the day, which isn’t bad!
Isabella B.
194 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
One of the worse mascaras I’ve ever used. It made a lot of my eyelashes fall out (no it wasn’t because of an eyelash curler I wasn’t even using an eyelash curler at the time) But I will say it all depends on your type of eyelashes my sister used this and she swore by it.
Amber K.
40 reviews
I have been using this product for more than a decade and will continue to do so. It’s always highly rated. I can easily apply this and it makes my eyelashes look amazing. So long, defined and curled. Plus, it’s super affordable and you can often find good deals on it.
Jamie F.
Walkersville, MD
10 reviews
What's the best method for removing a waterproof mascara?
Giovanna S.
Blackwood, NJ
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Does this mascara flake after a long-wear just like the non-waterproof version?
Crystal C.
25 reviews
How good is this mascara? Does it clump?
Tifanny D.
Davao, Philippines
7 reviews
Does this mascara run down or smudge?
Bianca M.
9 reviews
Does it clump??

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