Mascara Monday: Maybelline Lash Discovery mascara

I’m not trying to be funny (well who knows, maybe I am. :) ) but when I first discovered Lash Discovery mascara, I’ve been having mad dreams about it. That darn mascara came out of nowhere. Or maybe I just never noticed it. The latter is bound to happen considering Maybelline has quite a few mascaras. But from what I understand, Lash Discovery is one of the oldie but goodie mascaras from Mayb. But I’ve never really heard any reviews about it. Is it the best kept secret or kept quiet for a reason?

Don’t judge me for the following photos. I seem to have misplaced my camera (oh trust me…I’m crying inside) and so I had to snap shots using the Android phone. Womp womp.

Price: 5 out of 5 (less than $5 USD)
Packaging (brush wand): 3 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5

What It Claims: Exclusive lash-catching mini-brush allows you to get to all of those hard to reach lashes–from corner to corner, root to tip and the bottom too. The end result is a perfectly separated, defined and lengthened lash look. (per packaging)

The Truth: Hmmm, uh…welp, it’s definitely got the smallest wand I’ve ever used.

What I Loved About It: It gets those bottom lashes like you wouldn’t believe. This mascara REALLY surprised me. I expected it to be a little sorry considering its size but it definitely delivers in terms of length and definition.

What I Didn’t Like: It just didn’t give me enough va-va-voom. But y’all know me…I live for larger lashes. And this is a lengthening mascara. And it was a wee bit clumpy a little after the second coat.

Overall: A mascara like this will only appease a few. After all, it has no bells and whistles and let’s face it–a lot of us mascara lovin’ ladies want mascaras that vibrate, twist, turn and do cartwheels. And obviously Lash Discovery has faithful users because after all of these years, it’s still here. I ain’t mad at that. But whatever you do, don’t judge this mascara by its wand.

Because the wand is tiny, you are only able to get a little bit of mascara on the wand. If you’ve got super long lashes OR a lot of lashes, you’ll find yourself trying to apply several coats (and by several I mean like…4) just to get enough mascara on your lashes. But brace yourself because although you may have a hard time determining if the mascara has made it on your lashes, it will clump before you know it. Because once it goes on it goes on thick! The formula is actually pretty decent. And by decent, I mean within a few strokes, you’ll see  some major changes in your lashes. But be careful kitten, too many coats will send you straight to Clumps City.

It does  GREAT in the definition department. I think this mascara is great when used in conjunction with another mascara. I’ve been using Lash Discovery BEFORE applying the Falsies and have had GREAT results. It got my lashes out there beautifully. And I’ve been loving it on the lower lashes. And I mean, LOVE! I’m not a fan of it being washable. Washable in mascara terms means, “smudge-prone”. So I’m not sure if I would wear this mascara on my lower lashes if I knew I was going to a high-cry zone. You know, weddings, sappy love movies and the like.

Bare Lashes
(did not curl lashes)

Lashes with 2 coats

Would I recommend it?: Only if you think that you need a wand this small in your mascara arsenal. I think this would be ideal for ladies with smaller lids and lashes or those who are trying to “train” their lashes. I’m also finding it to be pretty darn good for every day use.

Have you tried this mascara yet? Or have you been passing it by?

Your favorite mascara reviewer,

  • Even though you misplaced your camera– it still looks great! This mascara didn’t work for me. For some reason, I get it all over my lids. That never happens with bigger wands for me. And you’re right… this one is very smudgeable. Not a favorite.

  • Rachel

    Haven’t tried it, but the wand looks a lot like an old Clinique mascara that I loved that they quit making. Maybe it’s worth a try to see what kind of coverage and definition it gives me.

  • Ja’Kayla

    I have never seen this mascara in stores! And I happen to be a Maybelline fan! Maybe it’s just been hiding from me. LOL

  • Jessica

    I used to use this one in middle school! I kept the brush of the last one I’d bought, and I still use it sometimes to separate my lashes when I’m trying out a new mascara that ends up having a sucky brush. I’ve had it a really long time; this post makes me feel old! hahaha

  • Kelly

    Would’ve loved to see a picture of the Lash Discovery with Falsies ontop.

  • Lash Discovery is actually one of my top fave mascaras, I’ve been using it for the past 2 years. I love the tiny brush because it makes getting those lower lashes so much easier. The drawback is the clumpiness of the formula. Still, I can deal with a little clumpiness.

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  • Jessica

    I’ve been using this mascara for months…I previously was a define-a-lash girl. I ended up picking the lash discovery by some weird story (They were out of my kind of define-a-lash, having a sale on that kind, or something like that). It’s just okay. I basically use it because I bought it. Small brush is great, and I don’t have any problems with clumping. But then again I know how to put it on without visiting clump city–you just start at the base and wiggle up to to the tips.