Monday, May 7, 2012

Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Mascara

My lashes are happy...and stand tall! Did it give me Illegal Lengths...not quite. But still, it has found its way into my "made the cut" pile which in itself says a lot being the mascara junkie that I am.

New for Spring 2012, the Maybelline Illegal Length mascara uses "fiber-extension technology"...yes, a fiber mascara. One of those mascaras that nearly cause you to have a heart attack thinking your lashes are falling off when you remove your make-up at night. Just kidding...but yes, the formula contains teenie little fibers that will attach and bind themselves to your natural lashes to give the appearance of longer lashes.

Available in 3 shades this mascara retails for $9.99 and is available at drugstores and mass retailers.

What I like about it:
-Nylon brush...not rubber (personal preference)
-It does a great job at separating and lengthening lashes
-Blackest Black is...pitch black.
-Doesn't flake (Yay!)

What I don't like about it:
-Doesn't hold much of a curl
-Not very volumizing (but then again, it is not marketed as a volumizing mascara)

As it's the case for most mascaras (am I the only one?), I am liking it a lot more now that it's been open for a few weeks.

Because, as I always say, the proof is in the picture :)

Naked lashes

Maybelline Illegal Length lashes (2 coats)

What do you look for in a mascara? Length, volume, curling effect, all of the above?

p.s. La version française sera ajoutée sous peu. Désolée les filles!

*PR sample

1 comment:

  1. Yay, you're back!

    I'm definitely a length and volume gal...though I do already have pretty thick and long lashes. I lucked out in that department :)