November 18, 2014

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara Review

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara 1

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara is a new, Spring 2015 mascara release that’s popping up in drugstores now. This is a dubbed a full fan mascara that gives lashes the look of being multiplied thanks to a unique open fan brush applicator.

Let’s take a look!

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara is an interesting idea but I’m not terribly impressed with the volume factor here!

This is not a waterproof formula and wore well on my drier eyes but fair warning if it gets wet or you’re prone to oily lids and eyes chances are it’ll smudge a good deal. The unique thing about this mascara is the brush which features a fan like head with longer bristles on one side and a smaller comb with shorter plastic bristles on the other. Simply use the inner curve to reach the roots of your lashes and use the fan side to spread your lashes out by combing through them.

Maybelline Lash Sensational

I thought the formula was a look goopey on the brush so I felt the need to wipe off excess prior to applying as my initial application ended up quite messy! After removing excess I was able to run the brush through my lashes with more control. I still experienced some clumpiness but the fan side of the brush took care of excess mascara as it sheered it out and combed it through my lashes. The formula’s light and didn’t make my lashes stiff or crunchy. It also removes quickly easily without the need for waterproof mascara.

This does deliver a good deal of length but it not enough volume for my tastes. I don’t really see the “fanned” out finish they promise but more separated lashes with a good deal of length but not as much volume.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara before after

It’s an ok formula but I sure will it provided as good a volume as it does length! But hey, it’ll make for a fine layering tool!

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara is available now at drugstores.

Have you tried it?

What were your results like?

Do share!

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Agata

    I just saw it at Target and I had it in my hand but I put it away thinking I should read some reviews first! I like my mascara to give me a lot of volume! But I have to say it does add a lot of length!

    • Isabella Muse

      you might want to pick it up and layer with another volumizing mascara agata 🙂

  • Kris

    Hi Muse. What drugstore mascara do you recommend for volume? Or both length and volume? Thanks for the review.

      • Jill

        I bought illegal lengths at your recommendation and I do LOVE the way the waterproof keeps the curl from the eyelash curler all day and the length is great, but I wanted to know if there’s one out there better for VOLUME as well. Can you let me know? I value your opinion! Thank you! 🙂

        • Isabella Muse

          glad to hear it jill! 🙂 Honestly my fav for volume and length is tarte lights, camera, lashes, for me that’s the best 😀

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Damn, your lashes look great! This looks more than just okay to me 😀

  • Lacy

    I’ll probably still pick this up to try it although it does look quite wet and goopey like you said.

    The first thing I think of when I see the brush is how it’s almost a dupe of the l’oreal butterfly and butterfly intenza. Would you agree?

    • Isabella Muse

      not really, I think the butterfly applicator is bigger, this is smaller! Yeah, I hae wet mascara such a pita!

    • Isabella Muse

      no, would kinda miss the purpose of reviewing mascara if I curled before hand 😀

  • Bree

    I just reviewed this today and actually liked it in terms of volume and length! I did use the waterproof formula, I wonder if that made a difference.

  • Reenie

    I picked this up at Target on a whim and the price was cheap so I thought just give it a try. I grabbed waterproof by accident. I am amazed at the volume and length I get from this formula. I have never had a formula stay curled like this. I LOVE it!! I prefer non-waterproof, but wonder if it would work hold the same. What do you think? Also, I do not live close to a Target, so what other stores can you find this at?

  • rae

    Maybell!! flaked all over like it was old and dry.
    Will never use it again. I feel it should have a warning. I read the black does not do this. Guess I am stuck with this…..

  • bea

    This is the best mascara I have ever used! Even in comparison to sephora mascaras, this gave me amazing length and curl. And you can layer it once its dry to make your lashes longer. It lasts a full 12 hour nursing shift and doesn’t flake, clump, or go flat. Amazing! Try it out!