If I was pressed to pick an It cosmetic for the year, I'd have to go with mascara. From mechanisms that create vibrations in the wand, to new high-tech bristles that look more like kitchenware than makeup applicators, there are all sorts of crazy things going on in the mascara world. Personally, I'm always looking for the next big thing in mascara, but when then next big thing arrives with twenty of its frenemies the whole endeavor gets kind of intimidating. Sometimes you've just got to rely on your girls to point you in the right direction.
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara
Available at: drugstore.com
So, in the name of shopping journalism, three of our Stiletto Jungle contributors set off to sample one of the hot new mascaras on the market: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara. Ok, so with name like Lash Stiletto, we were already more than a little intrigued. But, could the mascara with the fabulous name live up to our hopes? Here's what we found:
The Lash Stiletto Mascara was nice and dark and very easy to apply, however I did notice a little clumping on my bottom lashes. My eyelashes are not very thick, so I generally need a mascara with more bristles to be volumizing enough for me. What I liked was that it lasted the entire workday, so I will certainly be using it again. I will keep it in mind for use in conjunction with nights out when I'm sporting false eyelashes.
--Po C., Merced, CA
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara definitely produces length for your lashes and it does not clump. There is a funny odor to the mascara when you open it, but the smell does not linger after you apply it. I like the Lash Stiletto brush better than the plastic brushes a lot of the newer mascaras use. This mascara is easily washable and not recommended if heading to the gym after work for a hard workout.
--Kim V., Orange County, CA
I really like the Lash Stiletto Mascara. I like the applicator a lot-- it doesn't have a ton of mascara on it and you really can get every lash covered and separated. I tend to hate when your lashes are all clumped together, so this is a great one. I have actually received a few compliments on my eyes when wearing it. You can hardly tell it is on, and while planning a wedding, it even stays on when I cry! I would recommend this mascara and already have to my friends and coworkers.
--Tina B., San Diego, CA