Review: Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

23 October 2015

maybelline lash sensational review
maybelline lash sensational review
The hunt for the perfect mascara seems to be a never ending saga, so it was only natural I tried mascara of the moment, Maybelline Lash Sensational, which claims to lengthen and volumise lashes from root to tip.

Firstly, the plastic wand is pretty innovative, curved on one side, with the bristles varying in length. The short bristles help you get the tiny inner lashes and the longer ones are robust enough to get to your main lashes. So far so good. The curved wand also helps to give lashes a decent amount of curl – I didn’t curl my lashes in the photos above.

For me, Maybelline Lash Sensational doesn’t quite hit the mark in the volume department. Like, it’s fine but it’s not wow. This is probably due to the lightweight formula, which is pretty comfortable to wear. I just didn’t get that multiplied, layered look they were going on about.

One thing to note: when you remove this from your eyes, it doesn’t do that horrific panda-eye thing, it sort of flakes off – a bit like a tubing mascara – which is always welcome.

I’m not saying Lash Sensational is a bad mascara – it’s actually good, but I was expecting so much more. Nevertheless, I’ve been using it every day for work, but will usually opt for something else for night out.

All in all, a nice enough mascara for everyday use but I like my lashes really OTT so I probably won’t be repurchasing. Saying that, I’ve never really loved any Maybelline mascara so if you are a Maybelline die-hard fan this could very well be for you.

Maybelline Lash Sensational is available at Boots and costs £7.99

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  • I actually love this mascara, mostly because it curls my lashes and I never bother with my curler :) But also it gives me enough definition for an everyday wear :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • Bee

      I do have to agree that it gives a good amount of curl! I think I just expect too much from mascaras :(

  • expatmuaddict

    Oh my friend bought me this from the UK-I am looking forward to trying it even though you don’t think it’s amazing!

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict

    • Bee

      I’m sure you will like it! I think for my darker eyes and colouring and all-round love of lashes mean I prefer something a little more dramatic. Looking forward to your review if you do one!

  • Another good review for this mascara, makes me really want to but it soon but I hope it won’t disappoint. My eyelashes are think and short. :(

    Miriam ♥ A whole lot of serendipity

    • Bee

      Definitely do try it, it’s pretty decent for an everyday mascara x

  • Mia

    Great review! This mascara looks amazing on you! :)

    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food, Beauty & Lifestyle

    • Bee

      Thanks! :)

  • i’ve been seeing this mascara everywhere and have yet to try it. maybe its a sign that i should finally get my hands on it.

    • Bee

      Curiosity will get the better of you!

  • Kiki Rampone

    I really love Maybelline’s mascaras! I haven’t tried this out yet though, so it may not be a winner for me. Thanks for the honest review!

    xo Kiki

    • Bee

      No worries, glad you found it useful! x

  • Wow I’m impressed with that mascara

    Jenn |

    • Bee

      It does look good in the photos actually but I just wish it had more volume! x

  • lizzy orr

    I have so many mascaras to get through but all I want is to bin them and buy this! Never heard a bad review.

    Lizzy | by Lizzy x

    • Bee

      Me too! Yet to hear a bad review but I think I prefer a few others over this

  • I have heard so many different opinions about this mascara. Need to try it out! ❃

    • Bee

      Yes! Mascaras vary so much from person to person, you really need to try it out for yourself x

  • Sara Nielsen

    The mascara looks great. Have actually never heard of it before

  • Your eyelashes look amazing, I have heard so much good things about this mascara definitely need to pick it up.

    Zeynab x
    The Beauty Load

  • Your eyelashes look great even before you applied any mascara! But I get you, I always want my mascara to give al the drama.

    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Bee

      We just want it all! ;)

  • i don’t know why but maybelline mascaras haven’t really worked out for me, but oh my goodness this does amazing things for you lashes! which is so funny b/c this wasn’t your favorite LOL. i guess since your natural lashes are already quite impressive even a little bit of mascara looks amazing to me, who has short sparse lashes.


    A Beautiful Zen

    • Bee

      Aww thanks Jen! Yeah Maybelline mascaras haven’t wowed me but this is definitely one of the better ones x

  • I haven’t tried this mascara yet but I’m always on the look out for another mascara to buy! Like you, I prefer a mascara that creates a bit more volume though x

    • Bee

      I’d still definitely try it out, I still like it for daytime x

  • Aw I think your lashes look amazing so it’s a shame you don’t rate this so highly. It’s my favourite but I must say I’m more about length and curl with a little bit of volume xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | Zoeva Giveaway

    • Bee

      Thanks Jasmine! Who’d have thought these tiny little hairs would divide people so much!

  • Wow it makes your eyelashes look so long! I can totally see what you mean about the volume though, and the flakiness, since I have it now, and have to remember to not rub my eyes. Which is difficult because contacts!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin’

    • Bee

      Some of us are just too fussy when it comes to mascara! ;)