Mascara Monday: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous

So who remembers the original Lash Stiletto mascara? I do! I do! That’s because I loved it. I thought it was one of the greatest lengthening mascaras in 2009. A year later and now we have Lash Stiletto’s little sister….Lash Stiletto Voluptuous. Is it just as great? Or does it suck? Click the jump to get the stats!

Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous

Price: 3 out of 5
Packaging (Brush Wand): 4 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5

What it claims:
Per the packaging…

The truth: Meh… I’m confused. What is it supposed to do? 

What I loved about it: I got a good amount of length!

What I didn’t like: I didn’t get any volume and it was a little too clumpy for my liking.

Overall: Well, well well…where to start? First of all…I don’t even know what this mascara is supposed to do. The packaging was extremely vague. So I guess it’s going to give me “incredible length and volume”?? Gee…okay. I guess I’m so used to seeing mascaras with exaggerated claims that it seems strange to see one that doesn’t offer such. I assumed that with it being called “Voluptuous” that it was a volumizing mascara. It was expecting to see full and lush lashes. Negative.

Instead, what I got was length. Which wouldn’t have bothered me had the original Lash Stiletto NOT done that. Accompanying the length was clumps. Boo. Don’t let the website name full you. I’m not really a fan of clumps of mascara. LOL!

Now let’s talk about the wand….

It has what’s called the “plump and stretch brush”. It has a wav-y thing goin’ on and I’m not all that impressed by it really. It doesn’t make applying any easier. It most mimics the Lancome  Hypnose Drama wand but between you and me, I like Lancome’s better. The original Lash Stiletto wand was your average straight wand.

Despite the clumps, it was hard for me to give this mascara a really bad score. I did get A LOT of length. But I’m still disappointed because I wanted some volume. *pouts* 

Lashes without mascara
(did not curl lashes)

Lashes with 3 coats of mascara

Would I recommend it?: I think you can pass. Unless you are really wanting to try out that the new plump and stretch brush. Other than that,  I don’t think it’s a must have.

Has anyone tried this mascara yet? Whatcha think?

A crazed mascara reviewer,

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  • Askmewhats

    I was told this mascara won't be available down here as the formulation isn't made for tropical weather :)

  • The Informed Makeup Maven

    You beat me to the review! I was just reviewing this on the weekend 😉 I love your write up which is very through.

  • B

    Nikki—> REALLY? That's crazzzzy. I live in tropical weather too and I see this mascara everywhere. *scratches chin* Something sounds fishy. Hmmm…

    IMMM—> Hey mama! Great minds think alike. I'll have to check out your review to see what you think. *hugs*

  • Milan

    I actually HATED the original lengthening mascara and liked this one a lot. I reviewed it as well. I love reading the different opinions, etc though! 😉

  • Diana

    Hey there, I just found out your existence on youtube by googling l'real's telescopic mascara. Anyhoo, I want to tell you about a way to de clump the clumps you get when applying mascaras. It's a steel comb that you can get at Daiso. It's a Japanese store that sells things really cheap, like 2 US Dollars, 5 Ringgit for you Malaysians like me. 😀 Keep making more reviews!! I like them! Peace~

  • mika76

    ok so Im inserting sad face <—-here! I really liked the original ran across another blogger's review of the 'little sister'…that review had AMAZING results. So I ran out and purchased. I havent used it yet…but now your review has me sad : ( Do you think if you had curled your eyelashes before there would have been a better outcome? Ill test it out soon and come back w/my 2 cents : )Thanks for reviewing chica!

  • chayvonsbands

    I really like this mascara BUT that could be because I am just starting to use mascaras.

  • ladyish

    this takes a bit of getting used to. maybe give it a few more treies? cause i love it

  • Anonymous

    I actually liked this! I think I wiggle my brush through my eyelashes so it doesn't clump as much. it's not the most "volume" ever but it's enough for me. & it curled my eyelashes really well!

  • erin

    I almost bought this the other day but after reading the package decided not to. I didn't like the looks of the brush and as I'm still a huge fan of the original Stiletto thought…who needs this?

    FYI, for the most gorgeously long and thick lashes? One coat of regular Stiletto, and a second coat of Maybelle's Full and Soft.

  • erin

    Maybelline not Maybelle.. *we need an edit option*

  • Product Junkie Diva

    I have this mascara and I agree with you…when it comes to volume it gets a BOOOOO- nice length though.
    Have you tried the maybelline pro the one in the black tube with orange details. Girlllllll try it :-) good stuff.

  • Anonymous

    I got this mascara the other day and even though I like it better than the original Stilletto, I wasn't impressed with the volumizing or lack there of. IMO the best mascara for thick lashes, which is my favorite is Covergirl Lash Blast. "The Big Orange" LOL!! :)

  • Cara

    I actually love this mascara. I find that you have to find the exact angle to use the brush. It's not full on inside the curve, but it's not on the opposite either. I get wonderful length and volume :) And it's super easy to get every single brush because of the bristle brush :)!

  • Katia

    I was really excited to try this mascara, because I’ve heard about the “wavy” wand. Seriously, I don’t see the difference between the “wavy” wand and the straight one xd. Maybe I’m not using it the right way..?
    Yeaaah, but the mascara did give my lashes nice lenght. But I was expecting volume too, cuz it’s written on the packaging “IMPACTFUL volume”. 😛
    But I still think it’s a great mascara. (:

  • crazyeyes

    So, I’ve tried this Stelleto mascara, and to be honest I’d rather pay $30 for DIOR mascara and get smooth long lenghts. I hate the clumpy/flaky from Mabeline its not worth the $8.00 I spent.