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Mar 30, 2009

Maybelline Lash Stiletto Review and Giveaway

You know how much a snob your Muse is when it comes to US drugstore cosmetics right? So when I met up with Maybelline Lash Stiletto a few days ago I wasn't expecting too much but boy was I proven wrong!






Jump ahead to feel the love!

Ranging in a price of $7.99 USD to $9.99 USD I wasn't expecting too much from Maybelline Lash Stiletto, after all I never expect much from anything that sprouts a price tag like that from my local drugstore. Most run ins I have with drugstore mascara is using a tube as a basketball as I toss it into the trash can but obviously, on rare occasions, a Muse can be proven wrong about a product or two purchased outside of a high end counter.






Anything that promises thee ultimate in length for my lashes is way too good to be true. But ado tis true.....Maybelline Lash Stiletto promises length and provides it without question.

First off if you're not careful during application you will end up with badly separate eye lashes and that scary spider web look, not cool. But with proper prepping with your lash curler and a sure grip on your wand you'll be able to curl lashes upwards and out while gripping each lash and lengthening it by at least 5 times it's normal size. The best way to apply is with a slight zig zag motion as it allows the brush to grip lashes and pull them upwards. The effect is extremely long lashes! Keep in mind that the mascara promises simply length and that's all it gives. You're not going to get fatter, plumper lashes with this, you'll simply get amazing length with it.

The applicator is a thin brush with bristles. I know, gasp, shock, amazing right? A mascara with a brush applicator, not a plastic one! Bless be! The applicator is a bit on the sharp side so if you're clumsy with mascara application do be careful with this. I think the end results are produced by the very thin, straight brush applicator as the formula isn't anything special that I noticed. I do think that the thin applicator allows you to catch all your lashes and has an interesting effect of gripping lashes to pull them forward.




The formula isn't waterproof and easily washes away with warm water and simple soap however it has the ability to last quite long minus smudging or flaking. I'm not a fan of non waterproof mascara but this is quite long wearing so I don't mind in the least. The formula is light enough not to weight lashes done so it keeps curl fairly well.

All in all I think it's a rather fabulous drugstore find and a great beauty on a budget purchase. It promises length and delivers! If you have small stubbier lashes it should work well at pulling them outwards. I'm unsure about recommending it for Asian eyes though as the applicator is such a straight edge that I think it would make for a bit of a difficult apply using it but for the price it's well worth trying to see!




Overall, must eat my words here, it's a love. Maybelline Lash Stiletto is Muse Approved for purchase! The Muse loves it but don't take her word for it. She wants you to try it out for yourself to see what you think.



She has two Maybelline Lash Stiletto to giveaway! The giveaway begins today and ends next Monday. You have two chances to win. One is by following me on Twitter and the second way to win would be to subscribe to my feed.

If you already do this you don't have to do anything, you'll be automatically entered to win! International readers can of course join in for win as well!

Good Luck!

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32 Comments:

Blogger Phyrra said...

Nice review :)
I'd been wondering if this mascara was all hype or if it was any good. I'd pretty much given up on drugstore mascara. I've been bouncing between my MAC Pro Lash and the Bare Escentuals Magic Wand Brushless.

March 30, 2009 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Tia said...

Yay, I am following you on Twitter and I love the review!!

March 30, 2009 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger jackieg02 said...

I purchased this yesterday and I used it today, and I really do like it. I like what it does to my lower lashes the most!

March 30, 2009 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger Connie De Alwis said...

Great review! and thanks for the application tip. I ordered mine and I can't wait for it to come!! :D

March 30, 2009 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Askmewhats said...

that's wonderful lashes!!! Now I've read mixed reviews on this mascara, I am intrigued

March 30, 2009 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

This is amazing~ your lashes look fantastic. Oh well, guess it will take forever (or never) to reach here..

March 30, 2009 at 9:32 PM  
Anonymous witchy said...

Whoa! That is some mad length! The longest I've ever seen your lashes!! :O

March 30, 2009 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger Shefali said...

Hot damn! There is a huge difference! I'm on like Donkey Kong!

March 31, 2009 at 1:16 AM  
Blogger Nessa said...

This is a great giveaway! I did a post on my blog so others could check it out.
I love this mascara! It really does wonders, and your pic captured it nicely. Did you notice the smell of roses when you were using it?

March 31, 2009 at 8:52 AM  
Anonymous petitez said...

Oh! Sounds like a great mascara! :)

I hope I'll win one of them too! hahaha.....

March 31, 2009 at 8:57 AM  
Anonymous Laura R said...

Ah, Muse. I'm glad I'm not crazy for believing that d/s does have a few worthy items. I've been waiting to try Lash Stiletto until one of my current mascaras runs out. (My Double Extend is getting low!) I'm also happy that you say this washes off easily...I like the look of Lash Blast and others that are very hard to remove thoroughly. Would you say it has any of the "patent shine" claim? Or is that smoke and mirrors?

March 31, 2009 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd!

thanks hun!
I'm the same as I never have success with ds mascara but this was amazing :-D So glad you're loving BE Magic Wand!

March 31, 2009 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi tia!

:-D yay good luck babe!

March 31, 2009 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi jackie!

It really is a great one. I was shocked as it kinda got poor reviews on MUA!

:(

March 31, 2009 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi connie!

my pleasure hun :-D can't wait to hear what you think!

March 31, 2009 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi nikki!

I read a few poor reviews myself but I was mighty impressed and it's hard to get me impressed over DS brand mascara :-D

March 31, 2009 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi jessie!

Thanks hun! Well def enter the contest to win it :-D maybe you'll win!

March 31, 2009 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi witchy!

hehe agreed :-D

March 31, 2009 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Shefali

LMAO! :-D enter to win! :-D

March 31, 2009 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi nessa!

thanks hun :-D appreciate the link up! I'm terrible with close up shots but was chuffed it worked out well :-D No roses but bit ranty as it did have a chemical smell :P

March 31, 2009 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey serene!

it is it is :-D Good luck hun!

March 31, 2009 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi laura!

That's smoke and mirrors ihmo. I didn't notice any patent leather like shine although the formula is a nice inky black :D

I'm really not into all the hype that ds mascara is sooooo awesome. I've only run across one maybe two mascaras from the ds that work well and this happens to be one :-D It's actually better than double extend which is saying alot. You'll love it :-D

and yes way easy to wash away!

March 31, 2009 at 12:36 PM  
Anonymous Bernie said...

Oh my it does length your lashes to an amazing length!!!It's open to international readers? YAAAAAY that's great cos I've been wanting to try this for ages but it's not available in my country :(

March 31, 2009 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Your eyelashes look so pretty! Thank you for the review. I've seen the commercials for this mascara and was debating about purchasing this!

March 31, 2009 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Carolyn G said...

Wow this looks like something I could use. I have the worst eyelaashes. They are small and thin. I follow on twitter and subscribe.

March 31, 2009 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Inspiring Beauty Creator: said...

I love this product! Check my blog out if you want to see how my lashes look with it. They are crazy long!

March 31, 2009 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger mkt350 said...

i've always heard mixed reviews about this. i wonder if it'll really work.

April 1, 2009 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi bernie!

Isn't it incredible? Yup :-D you can enter :-D
Good luck hun!

:D!

April 1, 2009 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi nancy!

Thanks hun my pleasure! It's well worth the cash, works a treat! But wait maybe you might win so don't buy yet :-D Good Luck!

April 1, 2009 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi carolyn!

Awesome! Good luck hun :-D I hope you get it!

April 1, 2009 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

ji Inspiring Beauty Creator: !

That's incredible! :-0! Awesome :-D I like it too, good stuff!

April 1, 2009 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello mkt350

Me too! I was shocked that it got such a low rating on MUA!

I loved it :-D

April 1, 2009 at 2:14 PM  

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