Maybelline Lash Sensational (Waterproof Black and Black) – Review


This mascara requires no introduction. Ever since Lash Sensational by Maybelline first hit our shelves, every beauty blogger/vlogger has been raving about it. I held out for a while but decided to take the plunge and see if it lives up to the hype. I purchased the waterproof and normal version of this mascara from Boots for £7.99.

The wand for this mascara is made of plastic and is curved to mimic the shape of the eyes, so you can really get in right at the base of the eyelashes for maximum lift.



When I first tried this mascara I have to admit I wasn’t a fan. I found that it gave a lot of lift and curl but the brush was difficult to use and gave a lot of clumping. Fast forward a few days, once I got my hands round using this brush, I found that it really is a fantastic mascara. It lifts right from the root elongating the lashes and gives a lot of curl for a fanned out effect. You can get 2 coats of this mascara on before it starts clumping. I found that this mascara stung a lot when I rubbed my eyes, so many not one for sensitive eyes. There was very, very little smudging by the end of the day (after a sweaty gym session), with no flaking AND the curl didn’t drop at all.

Waterproof Black

The formula of this mascara in’t great. I find it to be quite “sticky” and it clumps very easily. It’s difficult to apply more than one layer as it dries very hard and very quickly. Removal of this mascara is extremely difficult. Unfortunately this version smudges quite a bit and it flakes a little.


Overall verdict

It’s been around 2 weeks since I bought this mascara and I have to say I haven’t stopped using it. In my opinion the waterproof version is awful, it’s clumpy, smudges and flakes, so save your pennies on that and opt for the normal version. This mascara requires some practice to get used to the brush but once you’ve mastered it is indeed a “sensational” mascara. I would go as far as saying this matches my holy grail mascara and I will be repurchasing it for sure.

Jay x

16 thoughts on “Maybelline Lash Sensational (Waterproof Black and Black) – Review

  1. Such a great review! Omg I feel a bit awkward now because I finished writing ym post on it today… is it a big deal if mine gets posted tomorrow or?


  2. I’ve been searching for a waterproof mascara — clumping is my biggest issue with mascaras so I’m glad I found this post. Definitely won’t be purchasing that version thanks to your review. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog as well!


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