Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Reaching Illegal Lengths- Mascara Review

Well my loves, crazy mode has officially started over here! I'm finally back to work and also started the Spring semester at college as well, thankfully the course load doesn't seem to be too overwhelming this semester! Honestly though, I love all the hustle and bustle and busy life pace...there is never a dull moment in this girl's life! 

Now that I'm on a roll here and I'm all over the place, I get a chance to really try out and test all the goodies I get my hands on! Those who follow Mandii A La Mode for a while know that I love to try out mascaras and I recently I just added a new one to my arsenal! This one is Maybelline's Illegal Lengths mascara and I'm pretty sure you've seen all the advertising for this on TV and wondering "does it really make your lashes super long?" 

Maybelline Illegal Lengths Mascara

Maybelline describes the mascara:
Build 4mm of measurable extensions! 
• Fiber-fix brush has 6 different contact points with each lash for optimal fiber placement
• Breakthrough formula contains fibers up to 4mm in length
• Sealing formula stretches lashes and seals fibers to lashes
• Washable, also available in waterproof formula 
(As described from their website

First and foremost, I wasn't super crazy about the packaging. The container itself looks like cheap silver plastic and I figured those in marketing and product developing could have come up with a better casing. Now besides my ranting on the aesthetics of the packaging, I really liked the spool of the mascara wand itself. It seems to be in line with other similar lengthening mascaras in where the spool is thinner and longer and not as round and full as traditional mascara spools. 

Formulation wise, Illegal Lengths Mascara formula impressed me. It was fluid but not runny or clumpy. I was able to run the wand smoothly through my lashes and not have to tug on it or attempt to brush away clumps or gobs of mascara off my lashes. 

No Mascara

One coat of Maybelline's Illegal Lengths Mascara

From the pictures you can see that the mascara actually delivers on it's promise and lengthens. I'm not to sure  if it is as long as it claims but it definitely does the job in giving me ultra fab, glamorous lashes. My lashes were so long it was brushing against the lenses of my glasses but survived my 16hr day! 

Overall I really liked this mascara and is, as of this moment, my go to mascara in circulation (I always have at least three in my bag). Compared to other lengthening mascaras, this is one of my favs in terms of formula and the fact it doesn't clump on me and I don't have to layer it with other mascaras. I would def. say this mascara is worth a try! 

Have you been able to try this mascara? Any other lengthening mascaras you recommend? Drop a comment below! 

Well I'm off to bed as it is late night here in NYC, night night! 

FTC disclosure: Product reviewed was bought at my expense. 

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