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Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara Review

March 6, 2009

We all know that stilettos can drive the boys crazy and now Maybelline has created a new mascara, Lash Stiletto, that claims to do the same thing, but for your lashes.

The new Lash Stiletto has an elastic formula with Pro-Vitamin B5 to stretch lashes and give a black-patent shine. There are 3 shades available – Very Black, Soft Black and Brownish Black – and I have Very Black.

Although I did not notice any shine, it did darken and lengthen my lashes dramatically with only a few coats. Unlike the gigantic wand we have been seeing in most mascaras nowadays, this mascara has a slightly smaller, criss-cross brush that claims to grasp and extend each lash to coat it from every angle. I have used this on both top and bottom lashes and it never smears all over the place like the chunky wands.

The mascara also wore well throughout the day and did not smudge a bit until I take it off. Plus the sleek, black and red packaging is definitely a lot better than the bright colored tubes we normally see.

My only complaint was the smell. Similar to Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara, also from Maybelline, this had a weird, funky smell like it had gone bad.

Nonetheless, Lash Stiletto is a great mascara and whenever I wear this, I just feel soooo sexy!

Lash Stiletto is now available at all drugstores for $8.95.

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  • Reply Katrina March 6, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks for the review! I was thinking about getting this mascara. After reading your review I will def. get it! 🙂

  • Reply Tina March 6, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    thanks for the review! did you see any volumizing effects?

  • Reply Jules March 7, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Does it hold a curl well?

  • Reply betty March 7, 2009 at 11:55 am

    i personally did not like lash stiletto.. there was way too many clumps with the volume and the length was not worth it. i am going to see if walgreens will take it back. if they don’t take it back, i guess i’ll see how it works on my lower lashes. this is 2nd worse after panoramic curl (which is sooo terrible i just threw it out!). my personal fave is maybelline full n soft or rimmel extra super lash. they are much more worth the money.

  • Reply Phyllis March 7, 2009 at 12:29 pm


    The mascara does add volume but not that much – it definitely lengthens more.

  • Reply Phyllis March 7, 2009 at 12:32 pm


    I only have to curl my lashes twice with this mascara – once before and once after – and they still curled all day.

  • Reply Jules March 8, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Thank you for the reply Phyllis! I will need to check this mascara out.

  • Reply Pia March 12, 2009 at 6:25 am

    I have this in very black..I noticed it did darkened my lashes and lengthened it. I had compliments on how my lashes looked and what mascara I was wearing. No complaints here…

  • Reply elise May 9, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    its good, i guess, but i have to say it stinks. smells like the stuff you have to put up your nose to clear you nasal passage. dont think i’d buy it again though.

  • Reply Lois June 4, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    I love Lash Exact too =) My Stiletto one doesn’t smell bad; in fact, it smells a lot like roses. I thought that was interesting. I like te lengthening on that one too, although I don’t see the patent shine either. I’ve tried a combo of both and I like the results. Try it out! =)

  • Reply Narmin April 17, 2011 at 11:12 am

    I bouught this recently, but I was disappointed. I have fine lashes, all i needed is a natural looking a bit thicker and longer lash, but natural look is important for me. This mascara look quite fake, and it applies not smoothly, and ur lashes look not accurately and flakes off a bit. But its black color is very intense.
    Phyllis, can u suggest something natural looking? and want to try brown mascara. Thanks in advance

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