Maybelline • Illegal Length Fiber Extensions- Waterproof • Mascara

rated 3.4(57 reviews)

Average Rating.3.4
Would buy this product again.57%

rated 4 of 5 fullmoonlv7 on 2/22/2012 12:56:00 AM more reviews by fullmoonlv7

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Black   Eyes: Hazel    

Along with my HG Volum' Express The Falsies waterproof mascara, this one can actually keep up my super straight Asian lashes (after curling of course). This gives cleaner, longer lashes than The Falsies, but the volume is lacking, which was expected since it was promoted as a lengthening mascara. If I feel extra fancy I'll swipe this on before The Falsies for super dramatic lashes, but since it gives such great definition for my lower lashes I tend to use it more as a lower lash mascara. Great mascara overall, even better if you're looking for curl and length.

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rated 5 of 5 Cyn21 on 2/16/2012 8:30:00 PM more reviews by Cyn21

Age: 19-24   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I bought this a few days ago because of all the great reviews and I'm SO HAPPY I did! I have thin and short lashes and this mascara is PERFECT! It gives me plenty of length and volume and that's what I love. I will definitely continue to buy it!

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rated 3 of 5 perisnale on 2/15/2012 2:17:00 PM more reviews by perisnale

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm   Hair: Black, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

I was really excited to buy this mascara because if there's one thing my lashes need, it's length. I bought this along with Maybelline's Full n Soft because I heard that this was a strictly lengthening mascara and thus I would need to layer it over a volumizing one.

- lengthens decently
- fibers do not point all over the place/get into eyes
- no flaking
- holds curl

- Minor smudging
- NO VOLUME whatsoever (but I expected that)
- makes some of my lashes stick together
- not "illegal" length
- can be hard to get off

Honestly the lengthening on this was not much more than the Full n Soft. I haven't really taken the time to "properly" apply this (ie carefully applying mutiple coats like some people have said is necessary) but as a student I want something I can apply with minimal effort and still make my lashes look a decent length (mine are naturally super short) with. It does look alright layered over my Full n Soft.

Will probably not repurchase unless I can find a way to get it to work, but might recommend to someone with thick, already fairly long lashes who wants that little boost of length.

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rated 5 of 5 dlasky on 2/13/2012 7:05:00 PM more reviews by dlasky

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse   Eyes: Green    

Wow, I must be the only person who has had a good experience with this mascara so far. It stands up to my oily eyelids and comes off easily with mascara remover. There's no clumping, flaking, raccoon eyes or weird fiber-things. This is my current HG mascara (unless it fails me like Clinique's Lash Power did).

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rated 1 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Popcornshrimp on 1/9/2012 6:37:00 AM more reviews by Popcornshrimp

Age: 25-29   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Green    

I bought this mascara mainly to use before going to the gym. I wasn't impressed when I first put it on, but after I curled my lashes, I did notice some nice lengthening (did not stick to the curler like most mascaras either).

Was it a major change?--No. The brush isn't one of those rubbery tiny bristle ones, which is a plus for me, and is longer than most. There was no clumping, flaking, or raccooning which was a major improvement from the L'Oreal Million Lashes I bought last. I prefer a false lash look, which this doesn't give since its targeted towards length NOT volume (which I knew and wasn't expecting). I think if this was paired with a volume mascara under or over this, I think it would give an awesome false lash look. This is definitely a day look mascara by itself.

I'm kinda torn whether I would buy it again because it does pair well with volume mascaras and is a fantastic waterproof choice, however it's around 8 clams...which if you need to buy another kind to go with it, it's a bit pricey.

UPDATE---changed 3 star to one star due to CONSTANT fiber pricks to the eye that you can't get rid of (with eye drops and trying to find that one lash that is doing it).

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rated 1 of 5 Dazz1 on 1/6/2012 11:46:00 AM more reviews by Dazz1

Age: 44-55   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

This is crap, along with most other maybelline mascara's. How dare they name this Illegal Lengths like the old version... this has absolutely no qualities like the original. CRAP.

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rated 2 of 5 Becky12 on 12/29/2011 8:25:00 PM more reviews by Becky12

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Blue    

This is just an okay mascara. The brush is a bit awkward to use because of these long, single spiky bristles that are randomly placed on the brush. It adds a bit less volume than Maybelline's Lash Stiletto. As for length, I'm not at all impressed. The so-called extensions sometimes end up as tiny little spikes that can weirdly point downward and look a lot like unwanted spider-ing.

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