Holy grail for short, sparse Asian lashes. I've tried so many high end and drugstore mascaras. This is one you don't hear a lot about and I don't know why. Maybelline, please don't ever discontinue this! I almost didn't try this one bc I figured it was just good for length. I need length and volume. It is amazing for length, volume, separation, + curl (waterproof). I'm so happy. The thin brush does wonders! The fat "volumizing brushes" can't grab my short, individual lashes the way these long bristles can - and if I can get them to I end up with mascara spots all over my eyelids and have to redo my eye makeup. I was using the Rocket Waterproof, which is great, but eventually clumps and doesn't add a ton of length. Lash Stiletto adds coat after coat with no clumping, and amazing separation. My husband immediately asked if they were fake lashes because there are so many! They don't look like I have 7 spider legs! Use a good curler and do 3-4 good coats. Add the Rocket at the base for added volume but you won't need it! It's so affordable, just try it!
I really like this mascara. I usually stay away from lengthening formulas because in my experience they don't hold a curl. For reference, my lashes are short and straight (kind of point downward). I'd been using The Rocket Waterproof, which is also a good mascara, but I wanted something lengthening. I actually like Lash Stiletto Waterproof even more than The Rocket. Lash Stiletto gives my lashes a bit of volume, like The Rocket, but it also gives length AND it holds curl. It does tend to get clumpy if too many coats are applied, so I avoid over-applying. Will definitely repurchase!
what i love:
-packaging is sexy and it doesn't look cheap :-)
-perfect for asian eyelashes like mine :-) it does a great job on lengthening and adding just a bit of volume
- it doesnt smudge
what i don't like:
I wanted to try out this mascara because I had seen one of my favorite beauty gurus on YouTube use it. personally, it didn't do anything great for me. I curled my lashes and it applied pretty well but got a little clumpy after the second coat. but the packaging was pretty nice, just a black, sleek tube; very clean & classy. wouldn't buy again, though :(
I love the length and volume this gives my lashes, but I find the waterproof formula much, much harder to remove than the regular. This is my go-to mascara, but when I finish this tube, I will be switching back to non-waterproof.
I've honestly never found a Maybelline mascara that I liked until this one! All were just so so, not fantastic, but not terrible either. I mostly bought this as a second mascara to go over my great lash mascara that I accidentally bought in non-waterproof, expecting this to be just average, but this proved me wrong!
Comparing it to the falsies mascara, this is much better. It is not as dry, a lot less clumpy and (obviously) much more lengthening. Good volume too! You get very natural long lashes with this mascara. My tiny asian lashes are transformed.
- very lengthening
- good volume, considering this is a mascara that focuses on length
- not clumpy, if used correctly (just keep brushing, wait no more than a few seconds in between coats)
- waterproof, doesn't flake, but easy to remove with eye makeup remover
- decent curl (I don't curl my lashes)
- quite heavy, if I put on a lot of coats, I can feel it on my lashes for the first 1-2 hours of wear, but then I forget it's there, so it's alright
- dries very fast in between coats, you have to very careful when building it up. If you continue to build it up when the mascara has dried, there will be NO curl, just stick straight, heavy, clumpy lashes.
I do recommend this mascara! I'm still having fun experimenting with different mascaras, so I probably won't repurchase this anytime soon. But I'm glad I found this mascara, so when I get sick of trying out new stuff, I'll definitely come back to this. Hope it never gets discontinued!
EDIT: Somehow the formula of this changed recently. Rain or shine, it's guaranteed to smudge by the end of the day, it's ridiculous. Don't know if its because of my recent move to another country and climate, because it started smudging during that time.. Dont know if I would recommend it now, seeing as the formula is so iffy. Still gives me great lashes, but the end result is panda eyes so.. maybe not.
This mascara does wonders to my eyelashes! I have pretty long eyelashes and this helps them even more. I like my lashes super long and black, this mascara gets the job done! It holds a curl, does not clump, and extends and lengthens my eyelashes very much! I would recommend this to everyone!
I love this mascara so much! I got it at Harmon's for about five dollars, and it was a great steal. This works much better that their illegal length mascara, which is not very good at extending length. My short stubby asian lashes grew so much longer with this mascara, and it last an amazingly long time. Being the lazy teen that i am, i sleep in my makeup alot. I woke up the next morning, and this mascara was still on! I love it! The wand shape is a bit weird, but it's still really good at extending lashes.
About me: NW13 (neutral-cool toned, very fair), blue eyes, Color season is True Summer, Baumann Skin Type is OSPW.
This mascara is very waterproof, I found it difficult to remove. It does a great job of lengthening, but I found it clumped easily. It held a curl ok, but not as much as I'd like.
I've only ever use waterproof mascara ... this is definitely waterproof, and a bit makeup-remover proof. At first it smudged under my eyes a bit, but I fixed that with some translucent powder.
My eyelashes are already pretty long, but this mascara made them a teensy bit longer, not much though, but my lashes were pretty thick after a few coats.
It'll be my go-to until I can afford a better one