Pros:Lengthens, doesn't clump, separates.
Cons:Just a little difficult to remove.
The Bottom Line: This reliable, inexpensive mascara performs on the level of more expensive mascaras.
Ive finally realized that I go about things backwards. I always end up buying expensive items, become disappointed and then switch to cheaper brands where I am satisfied. This isnt always the case, but a lot of the time it is.
Ive tried several expensive mascaras that were perfect except for one or two things. After becoming discouraged with spending $20 on mascaras, I decided to get a drugstore mascara and try my luck. Thats how I came upon Maybellines Illegal Lengths Washable Mascara.
Maybelline promises that this mascara:
-will lengthen, strengthen, and separate your lashes.
- wont smear, smudge, or glob.
- is hypoallergenic
- is safe for contact wearers.
- effects will last all day.
Appearance, Price, and Shades
You get a .76 oz black tube for approximately $5.00. The tube and the straight brush are longer than most mascaras. You can purchase this in the following shades:
Black Onyx the shade that I own.
How does it perform?
Ive found that this mascara lives up to its claims. The straight brush manages to do a very good job of separating and coating my lashes. I already have long and thick lashes, but I need a mascara to get my lashes in order. Illegal Lengths coats each lash without overly doing so.
As for its lengthening abilities, I would have to say that it can be compared to the more expensive, department store mascaras. Using this mascara adds so much to my look, that I often will wear this and nothing else.
Ive never had any problems with it clumping or smearing. Most importantly, this doesnt bother my contacts. The best mascara that I previously used was Lancomes Definicils High Definition Mascara It performed on the same level as Illegal Lengths, but it was about $15 more expensive and it irritated my eyes. This mascara does its job without causing me to have red eyes and at the end of the day, I still have long, separated lashes.
There is only one slight problem with this mascara and that is the ability to remove it. Its more difficult to remove this than other mascaras Ive tried.
1. Lengthens and separates.
2. Doesnt smear or clump.
3. Lasts all day.
4. Doesnt irritate my sensitive eyes.
5. Doesnt make your lashes stiff.
1. Somewhat difficult to remove.
Sometimes expensive products arent always the better products. Illegal Lengths is comparable to more expensive products and it will only set you back $5.00. You cant get any better than that.
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