Mascara Monday – Maybelline Lash Sensational Full Fan Effect

Oh, did I have a case of the Mondays today!  I woke up late (accidentally hit the off button rather than the snooze!) and I had to run to the grocery store all before 8 AM.  Luckily, I have the best husband in the world that helps me!  But guess what!  It is Mascara Monday!

If you watched my Instastories on Instagram, I breezed through Publix, picked a random drug-store mascara, and tried it on – on the spot!  Keep reading to hear my thoughts!

What did I try today?

Maybelline Lash Sensational Full Fan Effect (Very Black) Mascara


I bought this mascara at my nearby Publix for $8.99, but you can purchase it at an drug-store.  You can find it on (Amazon affiliate) for $8.99 with $2.25 coupon right now! Whoop!

It got 4.2 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

What it is supposed to do

It is supposed to fan out your lashes while giving them length and volume.  It is washable and is supposed to be easy to remove.

The Wand

This wand is so different.  The top of the wand is fanned out and has longer bristles for the top lashes.  the bottom has smaller bristles for the bottom lashes.  See below:

Oh, these wands do make me nervous.  It didn’t poke me in the eye, so that was good.   I like how it pulled the lashes out to provide more length.  It definitely is an innovative wand.

Application and Formula

The application was easy.  It was slightly wet, which I needed to wait for it to dry better between coats.  Next time, I’ll definitely wait a minute or so before going in again with another coat.

It didn’t really get everywhere, which I sometimes have a hard time with.  I liked the formula and it didn’t clump too bad on first application.

Real Life Wear

Excellent.  No flaking.  No transfer.  This was awesome.  It didn’t feel heavy on the eyes either.  I am extremely impressed with how this wore.  It does harden, which I actually liked better because it kept.  Mascaras that are softer flake or itch my eyes.


Easy.  It was so easy to wash off.  I used a jelly cleanser to wash this off.  I didn’t need eye makeup remover or anything strong.

Overall Thoughts

WOW.  I really like this mascara.  I love a mascara that does what it says it is going to do.  It does give length and volume.  This is definitely going to give your lashes a more defined look, rather than a feathery look.

If I had to give it a star rating, I would give it a 4.5.  The only thing I would change is the wet formula.  I do think that it will get better as I use it and it dries some.

Have you tried this one?  I am very impressed.

Wishing you all the bright fireflies,


2 responses to “Mascara Monday – Maybelline Lash Sensational Full Fan Effect”

  1. I love this mascara! I like to apply it with the curve of the brush facing upward first, then I flip the wand so that the curve is facing downward and run it through my lashes again. I feel like it gives them an extra oomph!


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