Monday, January 30, 2017

Review : Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Mascara in Blackest Black

Hey lovelies!

It's time for a mascara review! 
For today's review, I'll share my thoughts on the...

Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Mascara in Blackest Black

I don't think it's available at the Maybelline stores in the Philippines, but the price is around $8 to 9.00.

I've been seeing some good reviews on this product and I'm looking for a mascara that not only lengthens and volumizes, but also is easy to remove. I like wearing mascaras whenever I go out, but most of the good ones I've tried are so hard to remove! Since it says it's a washable mascara, maybe this is the product that I've been looking for!

Anyway, before I continue with the review, here's the product description from the packaging:

Info from the website:

Break every law of lengthening! The Fiber-Fix Brush and Sealing Formula work together to deliver dramatically longer lashes.

Illegal Length® Fiber Extensions Washable Mascara delivers longer-looking lashes for dramatic eye looks. 

Maybelline's first mascara with 4mm of measurable fiber extensions delivers dramatically longer lashes. The Sealing Formula visibly stretches and securely seals fibers to lashes without breaking or flaking. The Fiber-Fix Brush has six different contact points with each lash for optimal fiber placement.
Ophthalmologist tested. 
Suitable for contact lens wearers.

How to Use:

Step 1. Extend lashes upwards with the Fiber-Fix brush from the root to tip of lashes. 
Step 2. Only a few strokes are necessary. 
Step 3. Do not let mascara dry in between coats. 
Step 4. Easily remove mascara with Maybelline Expert Eyes® 100% Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover.

The package design is just okay. It's not striking but it's not bad. I like the shape and the color because it's easy to spot when looking at my makeup collection. However, I'm not a fan of the fonts nor the hot pink shade. I think it's my least favorite design among the Maybelline Mascaras I've used.

I do like the applicator. It is long enough that the wand nor my hand doesn't touch my nose bridge when I apply the mascara. The length of the bristles are long enough to coat my lashes well but are spread apart so that my lashes do not clump together.

It's really easy to use on both top and bottom lashes.

The product is really black and I like the consistency. It's a bit creamy, which I prefer compared to the watery ones.

Now, for its performance on my lashes. See the photos below.

Bare eyes

Lashes when curled

With one coat

With two coats

As you can see, the fiber extensions really did something to make my lashes longer and it looks like it's really part of the lashes. The product didn't clump my lashes and even with two coats, my lashes don't look like they're becoming those "spider" lash effect (that is if you want a more natural look). It still looks "natural" but more defined, longer, and a bit volumized. I would like it to have more volume but I think it's still pretty good, especially since I plan on using it when I go to the office, which is every weekday. 

 And when I apply this, it dries quickly on my lashes so I don't have to wait a long time before I can blink.

It's also easy to remove. I just use my physiogel cleanser and a cotton pad and I just massage my lashes and the product completely comes off! And even though it's easy to remove, it doesn't give me panda eyes, meaning it doesn't smudge. Even when I sweat, I don't see it transfer to my skin. 

To summarize:

What I LIKE:

- Lengthens
- Sort of volumizes
- Affordable
- Easy to use applicator
- Doesn't clump my lashes
- Dries easily when applied
- Easy to remove
- Doesn't easily smudge
- Natural finish

- Not locally available
- The packaging is just okay

I really like this mascara. I like how effective it is, but still is budget-friendly. I've been a fan of Maybelline mascaras since I started playing with makeup and this one is added to the list of mascaras that I like from the brand! I recommend this, especially to those who are new to makeup or just looking for a mascara to define and lengthen their lashes.

And that's my review!


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