Tested on animals:Yes
Maybelline claims that Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara creates layers of dense lashes, and after applying, we agree—lashes really do look thicker from root to tip! Just know that if you're a fan of the original Lash Sensational Mascara, this version isn't as adept at creating the effect of cleanly defined lashes (i.e. expect some clumping). Nonetheless, for some, the noticeably more dramatic volume may be worth the tradeoff.
Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara comes with a straight, rubber bristle brush, which tapers at the end, making it easier to apply mascara along hard-to-reach areas, such as the inner corners and bottom lash line.
One coat delivers an appreciable amount of thickness, which you can build upon for a more dramatic, volumized lash look. The downside is that lashes begin sticking together with successive coats—not quite "spidery" lashes but somewhat clumpy. In addition to volume, you can also expect increased length.
In terms of durability, we experienced mixed results. During our weeklong trial process, we noticed occasional flaking, albeit only a minor amount. Likewise, on two of the days, we noticed slight smudging, but we attributed that to using an emollient eye cream (considering it didn't smudge on the days we hadn't applied eye cream).
By the way, this is a "tubing" mascara formula—the kind that breaks down in warm water (with help from a cleanser). Some people find this sort of removal easier, others not so much. Something everyone is likely to love? The formula is fragrance free, which is particularly good news for those with sensitive peepers.
So, should you buy Maybelline's Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara? If volumized lashes is your end goal and you don't mind some clumping to get there, perhaps. The added length is also a nice touch. We'd rank it as a respectable but not flawless mascara…not quite among Maybelline's best efforts, but close.
Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara comes in three shades: Blackest Black, Very Black, and Brownish Black.
- Adds dense volume + some length.
- Straight, tapered brush works well for applying to hard to reach areas.
- Fragrance-free formula.
- Successive coats = lashes stuck together.
- Occasional (minor) flaking.