Mascara Monday:Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara

| December 22, 2008 | 46 Comments

Happy Monday, beautiful people!! I hope that you all had wonderful weekends. I managed to brave the last minute holiday shoppers and spend some time at Border’s Bookstore getting some much needed work done. I always get the best work done in a bookstore. I am a little late on reviewing this mascara being that I got several requests a few weeks ago. I have created a nice little “mascaras to review” spreadsheet that should aid in prompt review of the most requested mascaras. Thank you all for being so patient with me. Bring on the Stiletto!

Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara

Price: 5 out of 5 (a little less than $7 from Wal-Mart)
Packaging (Brush Wand): 5 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5

What it claims: ” Ultimate Length Mascara…seductive length, shiny patent finish, strengths and conditions” (per the packaging)–update your website, Maybelline!

The truth: Yes ladies and gentleman, your eyes do not deceive you…this is indeed a 5! Granted I have always been a Maybelline mascara fan but this baby here actually DOES what it says it’s going to do.

What I loved about it:
Okay, we can all agree on the fabulousness that is the packaging of this mascara. So slick and classy. It is definitely a step up from neon yellows and greens that Maybelline is known to come out with. I do have other loves about this mascaras but the packaging is my #1!

What I didn’t like: What’s not to like? The packaging is hot and the lengthening is up to par. No complaints here!

Overall: Yes, I am a little late reviewing this baby. Don’t hate me. I really had a hard time finding it…rumor has it that this mascara isn’t out everywhere and that Maybelline is really just “testing” it. Don’t ask me what that means. My sources aren’t TOO sure about this so don’t go around saying, “Brit said…”. LOL! I love this mascara and think that it is AMAZING as far as lengthening mascaras go. I mean….amazing. The wand (which I forgot to take a picture of..sorry!) is my ideal wand in that it is defined enough to get EVERY lash and it is small enough to give you good control. YES!

I personally think that all mascaras need to have smaller wands..they are just easier for application. Those big chunky wands (ahem…Maybelline Colossal) are hell for the clumsy folx of the world i.e. myself.

I didn’t experience any clumps, flaking or smudging with the Stiletto. I am highly impressed with this mascara. Like….a lot. I am now putting it on the HG Lengthening mascara list. That says a lot!

Lashes with NO mascara

Lashes with TWO coats

Would I recommend it?: No, I demand it! If you need a little length in your lashes….get this now!

Have you tried you tried this mascara yet? Looking forward to trying it? Not so much? Hated it? Think I’m exaggerating? Tell me, yo!

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  1. Product Junkie Diva says:

    Hey B, this sounds great. How this compare to the Givenchy mascara?
    just wondering.

    • EtreGlam says:

      I have tried Givenchy mascara, and I like it way way better. I think that its better at getting every lash then Stiletto is. if you are looking for a middle of the road price wise, try buxom, its really impressive!

  2. Mrs.Young_fashion says:

    I already have the Mab. great lash and it works great for me…I guess I ‘ll be trying this one out too. Thanks for the review.

    Happy Monday to you too.

  3. Naturally Alise says:

    I think you just sold me for real. I have been looking for a truly great mascara and have been failing miserably…

  4. Toma says:

    I’m so glad someone finally reviewed this. It’s on sale at Walgreen’s, B1G1 50%0ff, so guess where I’m headed!

  5. The Pretty Brown Girl says:

    I just ordered the Neutragena one you recommended to me. I may get this one as well.

    And did you realize that your lashes look great sans mascara?? Wow!

  6. Askmewhats says:

    WOW!!!! 5 in all of the category!!! Thanks for the review!

  7. Cynthia says:

    I will be on th hunt for this bad boy today. Thanks for the great review!!

  8. Amina says:

    omg!! I need to get it!!

  9. Amina says:

    the before and after picture tells it all

  10. LipstickOne says:

    loves it!

  11. Wes says:

    I’ve never heard of this mascara! I’m gonna have to find it NOW- I’ll be on a wild goose chase until I do! I’m also a huge fan of Maybelline mascaras.

  12. IbisCaraib says:

    Clumsy folx of the world, UNITE!

    I guess I’ll be on the hunt for this… the packaging is sick.

  13. B says:

    PJD–> I think this is better than Givenchy. The formula for Givenchy is little weak. I mean don't get me wrong….NOTHING can touch the wand of Givenchy but Stiletto's formula is a lot better than good ole' Givechy's. ;)

    Mrs. Young_Fashion–> You like Great Lash too, uh? A lot of people don't. Glad to see another fan. Yaaay!!

    NaturallyAlise–> Honey. Buy this like….now. LOL, I ain't playin'.

    Toma–> Is it really on sale? Yesss….thanks for letting me know!

    PBG–> Yaaay!! You think so? I don't know, sis. They look a little weak. Fo reals….

    Nikki–> You're welcome, darling!

    Cynthia–> No problem. Thank you for strollin' by Clumps!

    Amina–> I know, right? I think you'll like it!

    Lipstick One–> Co-sign!

    Wes–> Gosh, I love that picture of you, Wes darling. Your hair is sooo beautiful! You live in the great city of NYC so I'm sure you'll find it. :)

  14. PBW says:

    I was tempted to get this just because I love the name, after reading your review I GOTTA HAVE IT!!!!

    Oh, thx for the Macy’s code!

  15. Erica says:

    Wow, those are some amazing results! I must try this now! Thanks so much for your review!!

  16. Product Junkie Diva says:

    Thanks B. I’m on it…lol

  17. juvenescent says:

    I love it. It’s so fantastic. I’ve been waiting MONTHS for it to come out just because it’s so cute. Glad to see it’s living up to the hype too.

  18. ladebelle says:

    dang brit I needed this post last night as I stood in front of the display at walmart!!! I was really debating whether I really needed another mascara esp since this one only peeked my interest because of the packaging…

    I digress… I will be going back to wally-world to pick it up soon!

  19. SuzieC says:

    Your lashes look great! I think I’ll give this a try!

  20. GS says:

    I like the tube it looks very nice, I hope they bring it here, tho DR is always the last place to get new stuff, just a couple months ago they put Define-a-LAsh in stores, go figure!. I´ve always said that Maybelline have some of the best d/s mascara… well except for that hideous thing in the pink and green tube.

  21. rockSTARbeauty says:

    u can really see a difference in the before and after! i love maybelline’s mascaras, im gonna have to try this out!

  22. koizumi says:

    Vaya!!! Un 5 es tu mayor puntuación! Necesito probar esa máscara. Fantastica review.

  23. yummy411 says:

    wow a 5 out of 5! hmmm should i care that i want volume and this doesn’t have it, but brit gave it a 5 for lengthening? hmmmm?

  24. raz says:

    Hi there~
    I’ve been following since youre post on the UDPP went up. Cutting it apart, and digging for the extra hidden goods…
    but shamefully this is the first time I am posting!
    I received this mascara recently, and only on the 3rd day trying it out.
    It really isn’t lengthening much for me though! I’m soo disappointed by that, cause you can tell it is longer in yours!
    But its only been a few days…so I’ll see if things change.
    But I am liking that there is no clumpage so far :)

  25. Witty says:

    I quickly scanned your review, didn’t even watch the video(which I always do) and decided to buy it when I went to Walmart. You are not kidding!!! This is a great mascara–has a little bit of a smell but giiiirrrrl, you found a gem in this one!

  26. Fashion's Darling says:


    a 5?

    yay new mascara to my makeup bag lol. I wanted to try this mascara for the name alone.

    thanks for the review

  27. Beauty 365 says:


    mysteriously all of my mascaras are drying out around the same time, so this looks purrrrrfect


  28. Elena says:

    Ohh, I wish I bought this instead of the Rimmel one I bought yesterday. Ugh, why didn’t I check your site first?! Life lesson for me, I guess, lol. It kills me that this was sitting right next to the Rimmel section, too! Oh well, next time, then. :D

    Hope your holiday is going well!

  29. Grayburn says:

    That looks great! Wow I gotta get me some!

    Merry x’mas,

  30. Fall04Ace says:

    I’m late but I have to tell you! My lashes are short and extra curly so a mascara that really lenghtens and volumizes would be great. I bough Stiletto last night and this morning I said “okay, looks good!”. But the test was coming to work and when the receptionist looked at me, she said “you have some really pretty lashes. I never noticed that before” – I NEARLY DIED! And I’m writing you because I’m still so hyped. Thanks for the review – it’s apparently making my lil lashes stand up and out!

  31. summeroutside says:

    Just bought Lash Stiletto this morning; love it!!

    It most definitely separates and lengthens the lashes, thus drawing attention to the eyes. By far the most lengthening of any of the several tubes of mascara I have right now.

    Didn’t really notice too much of the “black patent finish” in comparison to what other mascaras look like when they dry, but several coats of the “very black” made my lashes pop nonetheless.

    It’s certainly not a volumizing mascara, so anyone looking for that fuller “paintbrush” look should probably use something else, but the length makes up for the lack of fullness in my book!

    I will say this stuff has more of a smell to it than any mascara I’ve ever used, I can smell it even after I’ve finished using it, but it’s not a bad smell and I’d assume it has to do with the conditioners in the formula, so no worries.

    Gotta say I’d give Stiletto 5 stars, it does what it says it’ll do, and it was worth the six bucks!

  32. Jalaea says:

    Girl! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this mascara. And caught a sale at CVS, buy one, get one free..


  33. Shavonne says:

    I bought this Stilleto mascara the other day and I love it!!! It lengthened and separated my lashes to perfection. I curled my lashes before I applied the mascara and it worked out so well. Now, I just got to try that Lumene Blueberry Curl and the Max Factor Vivid stuff (the Blushing Blue shade) and then I will be all set, for a while…lol!! :)

  34. ~Robin~ says:

    I don't like this mascara. It's gritty, as though it's going to fall off onto your face when you brush it on. I know it sounds like an old tube but this was silky IN the tube but just a mess out. And it leaves marks on my eyelids where my eyelashes touch. I don't have this problem with Maybelline's 5x mascara.

  35. Anonymous says:

    I just tries this last week, and I love love love IT…I will not be using anything else.I'm a sucker for long lashes and this does it for me…Look no further, I'm here to stay :)


  36. Anonymous says:

    I bought this mascara purely based on the packaging!!
    I love this mascara but I find it works best with lower lashes.
    I don't even need to curl my eyelashes with this mascara and it seperates lashes beautifully.

  37. Anonymous says:

    I totally agree with you. this mascara is AMAZING!i only bought it because I needed eyeliner and the mascara came with Maybelline Unstoppable eyeliner and I figured why not? lol
    it works soooo well for me. even after taking the mascara off, my lashes look fuller.

  38. Anonymous says:

    i looovee looovee Maybelline Great Lash and I never thought I'd find another mascara that works as good as Great Lash but they proved me wrong. this is such an amazing product.

  39. Anonymous says:

    Does this mascara flake??

  40. B says:

    Anon—> Nope, I didn't experience any flaking issues.

  41. Suzi says:

    Totally hated this mascara for the simple reason that removing all of it is basically an act of Congress – and yes, I used eye makeup remover. I purchased it after I read a rave review from someone on another website. I also did not find it all that easy to apply – it left my eye lashes with this really weird look/feel, kinda spidery but not in a good way!

  42. Constanza says:

    This one and Define-A-Lash are my absolutely favorites!!!! I haven’t found anything similar for that price, they are fantastic

  43. N says:

    This mascara is fantastic!! A must have!

  44. Christal says:

    Wow! what an impact. I think I will give this a try!

    I’d love if you could take a look at my new blog. :-)

  45. Alex says:

    I LOVE this mascara! But sadly I’m trying to go cruelty free with my make up and Maybelline is all about torturing the bunnies. Can you please suggest anything that is similar to this one but cruelty free? I have pretty long lashes but tiny eyes so mascara is super important!

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