Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara: Two Thumbs Down

I couldn’t wait to try Maybelline’s new Lash Stiletto mascara. I really like Maybelline’s Define-a-Lash, and I was hoping Stiletto was even better. Plus, the name and packaging for Lash Stiletto is catchy and sexy. When I spotted this mascara at Walmart, I went ahead and bought it, excited to test it out.

According to Maybelline’s website, this mascara will “coat from every angle”, stretch lashes for “provocative length”, and smoothe with “black-patent shine”, rendering your lashes something like this:

Instead, this mascara is about as effective or dramatic as dabbing black food coloring on your lashes. It was dismally disappointing. The mascara is so watery that it is barely perceptible, and even after curling my lashes with an eyelash curler, my eyelashes didn’t look terribly different than they do when they are completely bare.

I gave the mascara a second chance and decided to try it with my usual black liquid eyeliner. Same effect: disappointing.

I can’t think of anything good to say about this mascara. Luckily I saved the receipt, and I returned it to Walmart and picked up a classic instead: Almay One Coat Nourishing Mascara Thickening. I’ll write my full review of this one later, but let’s just say it was a hell of a step up from Maybelline’s Lash Stiletto!


6 thoughts on “Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara: Two Thumbs Down

  1. im back! hope you had a wonderful holiday! oh and i almost bought this in colorado cause my mascara was missplaced… got something else instead and now im glad i didnt spend that money on it!

  2. oh; I was just about to try this mascara…I love Maybelline mascaras & this one had such a cool case ! But I dont think I'll be getting this one anymore…have you tried the gold&black Maybelline mascara ?

  3. I’m really sorry you had a bad experience with this mascara, but I think this stuff is gods gift to earth. Maybe you got a bad tube, but my brush grips every lash, even the little ones and I look like I’m wearing falsies when I’m done. Same for my mom who got the same result! One thing is the formula kinda burns my eyes when I put it on and when it dries its kinda stiff, but I can leave it on all day and its water proof so it doesn’t smudge! This stuff is great.

  4. I’m sorry you didn’t like it, but I hate that so many people are discounting it on one review. I agree with CandyPaint.602… maybe you got a bad tube, because I LOVE this stuff. I was skeptical at first but after trying it, I fell in love. My lashes seriously look like falsies with it. I thought it was great. I think others might too if they didn’t let one opinion deter them from even trying it.

  5. I own the mascara and I find what you say completely different.
    To get the effect that you want (what they show on tv) you have to coat the lashes about 5 even strokes. When I do that, my lashes become longer and darker.
    So, i don’t know what happened to your mascara, but…mine works and i’m sure if you try once again with the help I have given it will (hopefully) work out well 🙂

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