When you're going to "break every law of lengthening" with "4mm of measurable extensions" who could pass that up? The mascara states it's "instant lash extensions" with "no flakes". So I decided to put it to the test.
The square tube of the bottle and handle made holding the mascara a little awkward but not so much that it hindered using the product. It has your typical mascara smell and the wand has thin evenly spaced bristles.
I noticed the mascara itself goes on a little dry. Perhaps it's because of the fiber extensions? You're not suppose to wait in between coats on this mascara but it is dry almost immediately once you've applied it.
When applying, the wand clumps your lashes together a bit. Even with combing my lashes out I wasn't able to make them separate too much. However, I didn't notice any flaking even when brushing through the lashes so that's a plus.
The mascara wore well all day and stayed on until I went to Zumba class that evening. A word of advise - if you are going to have any moisture near your eyes, get the waterproof formula.
I had streaks of mascara down my cheeks after class and I didn't even get sweat in my eyes. This is the first time I've had this happen with mascara during/after class and since I go after work, I'm always wearing mascara to class.
The good news is that the mascara removes easily with just a makeup wipe.
No drying in between coats
The directions state that for best results you're not suppose to let the mascara dry inbetween coats. Obviously I couldn't do that while taking pictures so I'm including a shot of it when I wore it during the day.
Illegal Lengths Fiber Extension Mascara is available in three shades and can be purchase most anywhere including WalMart, Target, Walgreens, CVS and Ulta for around $9.
Image courtesy of Maybelline
All in all, I don't care for this mascara and I will not be buying it again. In fact, I'm kind of bummed I bought it in the first place.
That aside, the main thing that really irks me about this mascara is the advertisement. The model is very clearly wearing false lashes or is photoshopped, probably both. I've marked with an arrow where you can see the end of her natural lashes.
This kind of just gets me going.
What are your thoughts? Have you tried this product? Did you like it?