Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara Review


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 a total of three shades available – Very Black, Soft Black and Brownish Black – and I have Very Black.

Although I do not see any shine, it does darken and lengthen my lashes dramatically with only a few coats. Unlike the gigantic wand we see in most mascaras nowadays, this mascara has a slightly smaller, crisscross 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. It also wears well throughout the day and does not smudge 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 is the smell. Similar to the Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara (also from Maybelline), this smells kind of funky like it has gone bad.

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

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

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. 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.

  2. Jules,

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

  3. 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…

  4. 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.

  5. 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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