Illegal Lengths has been promoted as a fiber mascara meant to lengthen the crap out of our scrawny lashes. The first thing that struck me about Illegal Lengths though was how similar it was to Maybelline Lash Stiletto in regards to packaging.
As you can see here, aside from the colors and name printed on the tubes the packaging is exactly the same. So I opened up the tubes to compare the brushes:
|Lash Stiletto (top) & Illegal Lengths (bottom)|
Unfortunately the formula gave me a pretty bad case of the spider lashes the first few times I used it...womp, womp. I tried using it alone, on top of other mascaras, on the bottom of other mascaras, 1 layer, 2 layers, nothing worked. But of course when I went to photo the results for this blog post the mascara came out a lot better so you'll probably think I'm lying but I swear to you every other time it makes my lashes look scraggly and gross.
So here's 1 coat of Illegal Lengths followed by 1 coat of Lash Stiletto for comparison.
|Maybelline Illegal Lengths - 1 coat|
|Maybelline Lash Stiletto - 1 coat|
|Maybelline Illegal Lengths - 2 coats|
|Maybelline Lash Stiletto - 2 coats|
Bottom Line: Amber...wishes she could return this :(
Looking back in my mascara history, I realized that I haven't been a fan of any of the fiber mascaras I've tried before, for pretty much the same reason I didn't like Illegal Lengths. I hate the look of scraggly lashes and they feel so uncomfortable, like my lashes are tangled or something.
I did come across an article last week on how to properly apply fiber mascara so maybe I'm just not doing it right. However I'm simply not willing to take the extra time and effort to fool around with them when I know I can get better results with a normal mascara that isn't so high maintenanced.
Are you a fan of fiber mascaras?