I recently needed a new, waterproof brownish black mascara and happened upon a Maybelline sale at my local CVS. I saw the opportunity to try a new product when my usual brownish black mascara wasn’t available on the shelf, so I picked up a tube of Maybelline Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Mascara in Brownish Black. The product claims to offer up to 70% longer lashes with a shiny, patent finish. Here’s my personal review of this waterproof brownish black mascara.
First things first, my eyelashes are not as long and luxurious as I would like, so I really count on my mascara to do the job for me. I have to say, the first coat of this mascara left a lot to be desired in my humble opinion. Of course, I rarely if ever apply only one coat of mascara, so I can’t completely judge this product on its initial coverage. I applied three coats to reach my desired volume and length, and the finished result was acceptable to me.
The Grip & Extend brush is designed to grasp each lash and coat it from every angle for the best possible coverage, length, and shine. The instructions say to continue building lashes until you reach your desired look, and not to let the coats dry between application. I am not sure if I applied the mascara quickly enough, but I did eventually get the coverage I was looking for with this product.
Where I think Maybelline Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Mascara excels is the fact that it is very waterproof, great for long-term wear, and seems to be fully smudge-proof. I have found faults with other waterproof mascara before, so this is a huge plus for me, especially since I need to take a tube or two of waterproof mascara on vacation with me in a few days.
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Mascara removed fairly easily with my normal makeup remover wipes. This product is safe for contact lens wearers and has been ophthalmologist tested. I believe it retails for around $9 or so, but you may be able to find a coupon in your Sunday paper or at least watch for the deals at your favorite drugstore, mass market retailer, or online at Amazon.com.