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Great Lash® Waterproof Mascara Brownish Black

Great Lash® Waterproof Mascara is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 64.
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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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  • Brownish Black
  • Very Black

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.


After 40 years, Great Lash is still America’s favorite mascara. This mascara features a lash-doubling formula that glides on to build great-looking lashes. 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.

It makes my lashes super duper long and doesn't look fake!

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not hypoallergenic It says the great lash mascara is hypoallergenic but is 100% not! I used it and my eye lids have been red, itchy and swollen for 2 days now! I had the product on for less then 4 hours until I had to take it off due to my eye lids itching!
Date published: 2019-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievably waterproof I bought this from the drug store about two months ago, and have only used it a handful of times since. I initially though it was going to be some garbage mascara because it was the cheapest and furthest in the back of the store on the bottom rack, but like I said I rarely use it so I though what the heck. Fast forward to today, I had a full blown anxiety attack, complete with snot running down my face and ugly crying that would put Toby Maguire to shame. I had a constant stream of tears for a solid three minutes in between intermingled sobs and after I had calmed down I was amazed to see my lashes where still perfect. No black smearing or dripping. My lashes weren’t even stuck together. I have half a mind to wear it in a swimming pool because there’s a great chance that that sucker won’t come off. Absolutely outstanding waterproofieness. 12/10 would recommend :)
Date published: 2018-10-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Smudges I used Great Lash mascara back in my younger days and loved it. Was using another brand for the past severl years but had a coupon and saw Great Lash and thought I'd give it a try because of fond memories. Not sure what you did with the formula but every time I put it on and I blink, it smudges badly under both eyes. I would rather use no mascara than Great Lash mascara. I have tried several times now with the same results. Waste of my money. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2018-09-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from great lash WATERPROOF dark brown no longer avail? been using this product for I can no longer find dark brown waterproof....what's up with that?
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not a happy customer Not happy that brownish black has been discounted. PLEASE BRING IT BACK l'm 62 and it's the only Mascara l have used.
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best mascara I’ve ever used. I tried this mascara for the first time ever about a year and a half ago and i have been addicted since! My lashes rarely ever hold a curl but with one coat of this they stay up for the whole day or until i wash it off. My lashes look long and super natural. Theres almost never clumps and its just a super smooth formula. It might not for you if you want your lashes to look super dramatic and thick but if you want natural yet dark long lahes i totally reccomend it!
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed in newer wands I've been using this mascara for 30yrs. People stop me to ask me what mascara I use. Blackest black Great Lash. I'm so disappointed with the newer wands. I've always used both the curve and straight. However the newer wand doesn't apply the mascara the same. I've literally have kept old wands to use with new mascara. I would pay more to have the mascara the way it was. Totally disappointed with the changes.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very trusty! I don't normally wear waterproof mascaras, so I typically only buy this as a cheap solution for special events or vacations where I'll be hot and sweaty or in water. As far as the waterproof aspect goes, it's not the most permanent out there, but it also comes off without destroying my lashes. I'll end up using it far beyond said event, because I generally forget how fantastic it is. Not that it has super hyped-up claims, nor any gimmicks. But it doesn't smudge during normal use, does not flake, does not irritate my eyes, has decent separation, and the brush is a smaller size, which makes it a breeze to apply. Oh, and another thing is that it doesn't seem to dry quickly out like some of my other mascaras do, so I end up using a tube for several months, probably way longer than I should. And funny little side note, but my sister was in town, and I happened to spy a tube of this mascara in her makeup bag, too! Which speaks volumes, since she works for a website that sells extremely high-end Beauty products, and she can get freebies of $45 mascara if she wanted to!
Date published: 2018-01-17
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I second the request to bring back brown. I’ve been loyal to this product for over 30 years. Nothing compares. However, as a fair skinned, blue eyed, blonde, your current shades are too harsh. Begging. Please! Bring back brown!!

Asked by: kam203
Hello We regret that you have been disappointed by our decision to discontinue your favorite cosmetics shade. The opinions of our customers are important to us when making decisions about our products and services. We appreciate your comments, and will be sharing them with others in our company. Please continue to visit our website for our current selection of products and shades. We hope you will find another shade that you like equally as well.
Answered by: Maybelline Consumer Care
Date published: 2018-09-15

Does the waterproof mascara really stay on while swimming?

Asked by: alissa1534
Hi there! Our Great Lash Mascara has a waterproof formula. Although we have not tested the product to be used in chlorinated swimming pools, you should have have no problems swimming with this mascara. We hope this helps!
Answered by: Maybelline Consumer Care
Date published: 2018-03-21


Asked by: APickens45
I replace my mascara every 3 months.
Answered by: Terese
Date published: 2018-02-07

How do I remove Great lash waterproof mascara? I haven't worn it in years, tried a new tube and it's great .... but none of my eye makeup removers remove it! Thanks.

Asked by: WhatshernameinFairfax
I use Ponds Cleansing cream. Have used it for years and it does remove the mascara!!
Answered by: Terese
Date published: 2018-04-20


Asked by: APickens45
Hi there APickens45! Every product formulation that Maybelline manufactures is screened and tested for safety before it is marketed to consumers. Please store this product at normal room temprature with the cap tightly closed to prevent the product from drying out. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Maybelline Consumer Care
Date published: 2018-02-25

Why did you take out turbo volume express mascara

Asked by: Te 11
Hi there! We are sorry that the Volume Express Turbo Boost Mascara has been discontinued. Unfortunately, at this time we do not have any prepared information as to why it is no longer being made. However, we recommend checking out the other mascaras that are offered within the Volume Express line for similar results. We hope this helps!
Answered by: Maybelline Consumer Care
Date published: 2017-10-02

is it good for sensitive eyes? can i remove this with clinique take the off cleansing balm?

Asked by: bharti
Hi bharti! This product is safe to use for sensitive eyes as it is opthamologist tested. It can be removed with most makeup removers that are suitable for waterproof eye makeup. Hopes this helps!
Answered by: Maybelline Consumer Care
Date published: 2017-09-12

I have been using Great Lash waterproof Mascara for over 45 years. I have noticed the last two or so years, that by the end of the day my eyes are irritated, itchy and red from the mascara. I have been wondering if Maybelline changed the formula!!?

Asked by: Terese
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