April 06, 2010

Review: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Mascara

Price: around 8$

The claims:

The only mascara that does for lashes what stilettos do for legs.
  • The Grip & Extend brush grasps each lash and coats from every angle
  • Elastic formula stretches lashes for provocative length
  • Pro-Vitamin B-5 formula conditions and smoothes for black-patent shine
  • Contact lens safe and Ophthalmologist tested

How to use:
Sweep Grip and Extend Brush upwards from root to tip to grasp each lash and coat from every angle to achieve extreme length and shine. Continue building lashes until you reach your desired look. Do not let dry between coats. Repeat for lower lash line. Removes easily with soap and water or Maybelline® New York Expert Eyes® Eye Makeup Remover Towelettes.

+ amazingly lenghtens my lashes
+ the brush really gripes and extend lashes
+ the brush makes it easy to coat every lashes
+ doesn't smudge
+ lasts all day

- flakes
- clumps after 2 coats
- I didn't noticed a shine
- the brush needs some used-to at first (I poked myself in the eyes a few times)
- strong scent

What I think:
This is definitely my HG mascara. It's the most lengthening mascara I've used so far. I absolutely love the brush, which is kind of square instead of your usual round mascara brush. It makes it easier to really gripes every single lashes and lengthen them. A picture is worth a thousand words, so see for yourself:

My bare lashes:

Witrh two coats of mascara:

Available colors: Very Black 01, Soft Black 05 and Brownish Black 02

Recommend? yes

Rating: ★★★/5

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  1. Hi!:D This one does lengthen my lashes too!:D

    You have beautiful green eyes, btw.:D

    Have a lovely week!:D

    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  2. Wow, that is a huge improvement! It makes your lower lashes look so thick, like you have liner on!

  3. I've used this one before but I think that it really is just "stiletto" effect rather than volumizing. I've tried this on my friends and yet it's only in seeing your pictures that I realized it doesn't have much color. We have black lashes so for us it just separates and elongates.

    ...Or is it that you used brownish black? Lol

  4. I love Maybelline mascaras so much, but I haven't tried this one yet. I'll have to give it a go! xo

  5. Ohh thanks for the review. I always just use the XXL one :P

  6. This looks great - it makes your lashes look amazing! I'm a big fan of Maybelline mascaras so will have to try this one soon. I like the packaging too - it's a little more classy than some of the others! x

  7. I've heard very mixed revies of this, but i must say i think a lot of the photos i've seen have made it look really nice, including yours. I do wish it had more of the patent shine though.

  8. hi gaby! i gave you a blog award. come check it out at my blog. :)


  9. The mascara looks great on you! I've heard bad things about this; it doesn't volume and lengthen. It seems to work on you very well though. :)

    When I followed people before, it use to be Ahleessa and my eye profile. All of a sudden it changed to aly4realz and my eye profile was gone. Do you know how to fix that?

  10. @Marie: Thank you!

    @Ashwini: Yes, it's amazing!

    @J E S S U: Well it's a lenghtening mascara, not a volumizing one, so I don't really care about volume in this review. And I used Blackest Black, not Brownish Black.

    @Caitlin: I didn't like Maybelline mascara before trying this one LOL.

    @Angelique: Is the XXL the one with the curve brush? I can't use mascara with curved brush, I always end up with mascara all over my face LOL.

    @LilyLipstick: Yes, it truly is amazing! It's the only Maybelline mascara I love so far. And the packaging is so sleek ^^

    @Lilan Funny Face: Yes, I'm not sure what the shine is supposed to look like. I don't undersatnd how a mascara could make your lashes shine 0=

    @Mimi: Thanks for the award, Mimi! ^^

  11. Great review Gaby! I rarely experiment with mascaras anymore because too many I have tried are too liquidy. My lashes don't hold curls very well unless the formula is thick like L'oreal or Dior ones. But I have heard quite a bit about this mascara and it really works well for you! I love your simple eye look with just mascara, liner and a bit of shadow :) And you have gorgeous coloured eyes!