After showing you what a dramatic difference the new Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara did for my lashes (check out the video here), we turned to our beauty-obsessed readers to try out the formula too. The volumizing and lengthening formula fans out lashes like a dream—and the curved brush grabs even the tiniest ones for a false-lash effect. I’ve personally continued to use the mascara after that video (it’s still my go-to)! After trying it out themselves, a few of our readers let us know exactly what they thought about the mascara too.
Here’s what they had to say:
“I love the mascara! First of all, the packaging is so pretty – very feminine. The tube is shaped identically to The Rocket but it’s a bit larger. The brush is very unique and the formula is long lasting. My lashes look SO long!”
“I was blown away by the before and after on Jessica, but my lashes are much more short/straight/sparse than hers to begin with so I wasn’t expecting miraculous results. After trying it though, I am quite impressed. It has great longevity, especially for a drugstore price point. It “sets” on the lashes (not to an uncomfortable stiffness but you can feel they are firmer than bare lashes) to remain smudgeproof throughout the day.
I’ve tested the mascara on several days and found it is the most smudgeproof of all the drugstore OR high end mascaras I’ve tried, apart from my HG tubing mascaras. It’s also great at holding curl throughout the day. The only difficulty I had was with the wand, which while no t enormous is still larger than one I would normally reach for; it can collect excess product and make application a little messy, but I resolved that issue by wiping off the wand and it has been smooth sailing since. Highly recommended and would definitely purchase this on my own!”
“Oh my goodness I am in love with this mascara! I still have to curl my lashes, but twisting the brush while applying lifts and curls my lashes for the whole day! The formula lengthened my lashes, and they were fluttery all day. I’m also happy to report that the formula lasted all day on my lashes, with no flaking or smudging, even after 10 hours of wear.This has definitely become a new favourite for me.”
“Putting it on, was easy! I still had to use a curler though because my eyelashes are thick and very straight (asian lashes) but long. The mascara didn’t weigh down my lashes (hooray!!!) and stayed curled the whole day. Unbelievable, because only waterproof mascara (which I hate using because it is soooo difficult to remove and some of my eyelashes would come off too) could do that with my lashes and this isn’t. Also, it didn’t flake and no smudge under my eyes. The mascara is very black in color, my eyelashes are black in color already, didn’t know it could any get darker but it did. One coat was enough for me. I love it!
Honestly, this is my favorite mascara as of today . Oh it doesn’t have that weird mascara smell. No scent at all which is a plus plus plus.”
“I have long, blonde lashes that naturally curl so I’m not too worried about any curl-hold. But I am looking for the fanning effect that this mascara promises. Unfortunately I struggled with application for the first few days as this mascara comes out quite wet — not a type of product I’m usually drawn too. Each day I would spend a little more time pre-wiping off more and more produc t so I could control how much product was going onto my lashes and that did help. But in the beginning it was a big ol’ mess and I was getting mascara everywhere. I finally did get things under control though.
In terms of longevity, I found the mascara wore well all day long given my early starts @ 5:30 am. I did have a few “crumbles” that were dropping onto my cheeks by 10:00 pm but not too much. Removal was easy, both with an official removal product as well as simply wiping off with a warm, wet cloth.
All-in-all, I would call this a pretty good product, especi ally if you like a wet-style mascara.”
“This mascara is unreal! Application was a breeze. For the first time in forever, I didn’t have to worry about my lashes getting clumped together. It provides awesome length without bulking up the lashes. It stays in place all day; I never have to worrying about it flaking off.”
“I have to say that this mascara is absolutely incredible. Not only did this mascara give me long and voluminous lashes, it held a curl better than any other mascara I have honestly ever tried, without being a waterproof formula.”
“he brush is smaller and bristles shorter than what I am used to. However, after applying this mascara I am really impressed with the job it did! It got all my lashes and gave amazing length and volume to them. My lashes are even slightly curled and I won’t need to use my eye lash curler! The 6 different bristle lengths on this brush really do an excellent job of creating full, voluminous lashes. This formula does not smudge, flake or clump. It was easy to apply and washes off easily with soap and water.”