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Maybelline New York Define-A-Lash Lengthening Waterproof Mascara, Brownish Black 812, 0.22 Fluid Ounce

This zero clump mascara elongates and accentuates for stunning length with clean definition. Patented shaped-to-the-lash flexible brush. Ophthalmologist tested, contact lens safe.

Key features

  • Shaped-to-the-lash, flexible brush
  • Stunning length with clean definition and zero clumps
  • Opthalmologist tested and contact lens safe

Honest reviews


Nice mascara that does a pretty good job at lengthening

Okay, I’ll admit it–I think I have a mascara addiction! I am constantly buying new ones in hopes of finding the perfect product for making my sparse, thin lashes look long, full, and lush. Although Maybelline’sMaybelline Waterproof Full ‘n Soft – 313 Dark Brownwas my go-to product for awhile, more recent, I have been on a Cover Girl kick. My favorite CG so far has beenCover Girl Lash Exact Mascara – Black Brown, but since that one still wasn’t my holy grail, I’ve also triedCoverGirl Lash Blast Length Mascara – Black/ Brown,Cover Girl Lash Blast Waterproof Mascara – Very Black, and Cover Girl Exact Eyelights Mascara – Black Pearl, all of which came up short in one way or another.So, on a recent trip to Ulta, I decided to go back to Maybelline. I thought by now, Maybelline may have advanced their products, and I was intrigued by the unique brush shape, which is supposed to be curved to better fit the lash line (another confession: I was also attracted to the tube, as green is my favorite color!). So, here’s what I found: this mascara probably most closely compares to Cover Girl Exact Eyelights Mascara – Black Pearl in formulation and application. If I take the time to apply several coats (the instructions say not to let the product dry between coats), I do get a significant lengthening effect. However, like the CG Exact Eyelights, I find the longish wand a bit difficult to work with, especially when applying the mascara to my left eye (I’m right-handed).Otherwise, the mascara looks good and lasts all day. Again, this is not my ideal product, but it works fairly well for me–for now. 🙂

Sally Cantwell, AK

Mascara by Maybelline

These were ok. I liked that there was fast shipping though.I received two products…one of them was already open but I just tossed it.I am grateful that I bought two. I did not bother to return the other product because to me it’salways such a hassle to return online items. It’s not worth my time and effort.

Marilyn Granbury, TX

The eternal quest for the perfect mascara

I’m always searching for the best mascara ever invented. I must say this one comes closer to being perfect more than any other I have used. It’s the perfect example of not having to spend a fortune to get the best. It is waterproof, and the brush does keep your eyelashes separated. The tip of the brush coats and separates the inside and outside corner lashes. I highly recommend this mascara.

Latoya Bailey Island, ME

Does the job

I have big eyes and long eyelashes and this mascara works great. It gives me even more length and definition.

Brandi Mosherville, MI

Pretty good mascara

I purchased this mascara (Brownish Black) because I was searching for a cheap one that still worked. Lol. I think this has become one of my favorite mascaras I’ve tried so far.Pros:Inexpensive, easy/quick to apply, leaves a fairly natural effect, goes on pretty smoothly (not very clumpy)Cons:The end of the wand (the part you touch your lashes with) is a bit flimsy, but as long as you’re gentle, it should be fine. It doesn’t provide as much length or volume as I’d like it to, but I’ve also just been applying one or two coats… maybe I should try to add more and see if it makes a difference.Overall, I think I’ll probably repurchase this mascara. 🙂

Alice Waco, GA

Long Lashes

I have thinning lashes due to my age and this mascara makes them look much longer and fuller. I will order another one when this one is gone.

Kimberley Ridgeville, SC

jo jo baltimore

Didn’t expect too much from this, but was very surprised, and delighted with the performance of this mascara, and at a low price!

Lucile Falconer, NY


I really like this mascara…Easy to wash off with loreal eye mak up remover in the green bottle. Definately defines and lenghens

Sophie Sarahsville, OH

one of the better

I have very watery eyes, so its hard for me to find a mascara that has staying power in the corners without making my lashes hard & brittle. This one keeps my lashes softer, but it still washes away pretty easily with my allergies. I haven’t found one yet that won’t. The rest of my lashes look fabulous though!

Ollie Mountain Rest, SC


I hate it 🙁 My eyelashes clump together if I use this and the brush is so flexible that it’s awkward to hold and use. Waste of money.

Nola Marsing, ID