Saturday, June 19, 2010

Review: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Mascara

maybelline voluptous mascara
Lash Stiletto Voluptuous is a new(ish) mascara from Maybelline, I bought it for $8 CAD. I haven't tried the original Stiletto mascara (most reviews I read were bad), but this one intrigued me because of the curved brush and anything that promises volume is great for me! I love the packaging of this too, the red tube with the black tip on the bottom (made to look like a heel).

maybelline voluptuous mascara brush
The brush on this mascara is really cool, I like curved brushes like this because they make it easier to get the little lashes in the centre of your face. And the bristles on this are also dense and short, which I like. It has a sort of wave to it, which is supposed to assist in plumping and stretching your lashes. Definitely a unique brush, kudos to Maybelline for that. I don't think many people know, but, you can get many mascara from drugstores in the curved variety, just look for it on the package. Also, mascara is a product that is not one size, fits all, mascaras work for some, and not for others, it's all based on how your lashes naturally are and what you need them a mascara to do for you. Also, I've read that this mascara doesn't last very long in the tube, people are reporting that it dries up within 3 weeks. I haven't had it long enough to really tell yet.

So the verdict... It dries quickly, so if you want to do extra coats, you gotta do it fast because your lashes will look hard and brittle otherwise. This is a very glossy formulation. I definitely got length with this one, as for volume, not so much. But I like the kinda fluttery effect that it gave. It did not flake on me and I really like it. I like how the cap screws on, so you know that it's really closed shut, many L'oreal mascaras do this.

maybelline vuluptuous mascara
maybelline vuluptous
I feel like I shouldn't like this because most of the reviews are on the bad side..but I do! It lengthens like a dream, separates and gives decent volume I think. And with this brush I can do what I can't with many others, apply mascara to my bottom lashes! It worked for me.


Stavroula said... Best Blogger Tips

I shouldn't have discovered your blog, I'm gonna be broke soon!! looool !!! Adding this mascara to my list! lol ! Btw beautiful lashes and eyes you got there miss! :)

Becky said... Best Blogger Tips

Great review! I was thinking of picking this up and now i might just have to :) Thanks for following - I followed you as well! ♥

Susie said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks for the review. I tried this mascara and it didn't work for me. It clumped too much. In general, I don't enjoy using waterproof mascaras. This one to it's credit, wasn't too hard to take off.

Junerose said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this mascara and have had it for over a month and it hasn't dried out, yet. I agree, I really like the fluttery, long lashes that I get out of this. Cover Girl does make mascaras with a curved wand. The Professional series come with a either a straight or curved wand. That is another mascara that I like.

marti said... Best Blogger Tips

I feel the same way about my lash stiletto! I kind of didn't want to like it but i actually do. It lengthens quite nicely for me and I actually reach for it a lot more than I thought I would.

DesignerSpray said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! this must the only Maybelline mascara that doesn't flake. Thanks for restoring my faith in Maybelline mascaras. xx

Justine @ Productrater said... Best Blogger Tips

@ Stavroula - Thank you! You are too nice! ;)

@Becky - thanks for following!

@Susie - I usually pick up waterproof, but for this one I didn't. ya it wasn't hard to take off at all. thanks for the comment.

@Junerose - you are right, covergirl does sell curved ones, I wasn't thinking, will edit that out.

@marti - I think it might be my favourite, I keep reaching for it as well!

@DesignerSpray - hmm... I love maybelline mascaras! But not everything works for all I suppose. ;)

Angie said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks like a nice clean application mascara ! :)