I decided to test out the newest Maybelline mascara -- Illegal Length, and now that I've used it for about a week, I have a review for you!
I got this at Walgreens for $7.99 but it's showing up in Target now for $6.99, so you may want to try there instead.
The packaging and the brush both reminded me of Maybelline Lash Stiletto, which is a favorite of mine, so I was interested to try this one out. The silver and pink writing is also unique; Maybelline always has nice mascara packaging. Unfortunately, I don't have a tube of Lash Stiletto at the moment to compare with this, so you'll just be seeing Illegal Length in this post.
This is a fiber extensions mascara, meaning that there are tiny little fibers inside of the cream of the mascara that attach to your lashes to lengthen them. This is one of the only fiberized mascaras I've tried so I don't have anything to compare this with. I did notice that you don't get that gloopy blob of mascara on the tip of this wand, which is appreciated.
Applying this mascara is pretty easy. The wand isn't so skinny that you get no volume from it, but it's not so big that you feel like you're going to poke your eye out. It wiggles through the lashes easily and gives them a really effortless curl (I don't normally curl my lashes but I can definitely skip it with this) without clumpiness. I've gone up to 3 coats of this and still had no thick clumps to speak of. Applying to the bottom lashes is also easy. I will occasionally bump my eyelid with the very end of the wand but that's usually me being in a rush. If I take my time, I can get really nice lashes with this.
Pictures, shall we? Naked lashes:
Lashes with 1 solid coat of the mascara:
For lasting power, I had no issues with flaking or smudging with this at all. I expected the fibers to fall off of my eyes throughout the day but sans -maybe- one or two stray ones on my cheek (that could have be an eyelash, to be honest!), I haven't had any issues.
Overall, I am really loving this mascara. I was a huge fan of Lash Stiletto and I feel like the fibers in this give me a little more body and length. If you liked LS, I would highly recommend this. As usual, mascaras will really perform differently on everyone depending on your lashes. If your lashes are sparse (as in volume wise), I wouldn't recommend this as you may end up with spider lashes due to how much lengthening this does.
What do you think of this one? Would you try it? Have you already tried it? Let me know!