Review: Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Mascara – 4mm of extensions???

This is a review on the Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Mascara.  I bought this in New York.

This mascara was SUPER hard to photograph since the silver packaging reflected light!

What it does: (from Maybelline’s website)
Build 4mm of measurable extensions!
• Fiber-fix brush has 6 different contact points with each lash for optimal fiber placement
• Breakthrough formula contains fibers up to 4mm in length
• Sealing formula stretches lashes and seals fibers to lashes
• Washable, also available in waterproof formula

The brush is a traditional fiber brush. It is relatively thin and dense.

Price: Will vary, as with all US drugstore products. Target has this for around $7

Pros:

  • I got good separation with this mascara
  • The lengthening effect was good, although I do not think it was outstanding

Cons:

  • This is a wet mascara, which I do not like. It easily transferred to my upper and lower eyelid as I did my makeup. Also, I had to be very careful on how I applied this mascara to ensure that my lashes did not stick together.  Even after a month of usage, this was still a wet mascara
  • This mascara left smudges under my eye after a few hours of wear. I am aware that I did not buy the waterproof version of this mascara, but there are several brands of mascara available in drugstores that are not waterproof but do not smudge
  • As always, I thought the claim was too much of a stretch. If I wanted to lengthen my eyelashes 4mm, I would get real extensions or I would wear falsies!

Would I repurchase? No.  The smudging is a deal breaker for me, and I personally do not like wet mascaras!  Because of this, I threw this mascara away after 1 month of usage!

I was so disappointed with this mascara! Considering how much I liked Maybelline’s Lash Stiletto Voluptuous, I was hoping this would be similar.  Unfortunately, Illegal Lengths is a significantly wetter mascara.

What is your favorite drugstore mascara? Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

3 Thoughts on “Review: Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Mascara – 4mm of extensions???

  1. Cookiie on August 23, 2012 at 18:18 said:

    My HG mascara was the Kiss Me Goodlash Power Beam Eyes Mascara, but I believe that the company decided to discontinue it. :(( I have yet to find my new HG that does everything I want, so all these mascara reviews are very welcome haha.

    ★ Cookiie
    http://www.milkncookiie.com

  2. Meh. :( Too bad this was a dud. Maybelline usually makes great mascaras too :(

  3. I agree! I’m looking forward to trying other mascaras from them, though!

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