Thursday, May 3, 2012

Product rave! Maybelline Illegal Length Fibre Extensions Mascara

I'm about to make a bold statement girls.  One that I'm sure will make some of you go "Really?"  I may have found an alternative to my beloved Benefit's They're Real Mascara.  I know, it's a mad one but

A couple of weeks ago when I was sent Maybelline Illegal Length mascara and found out it was a fibre mascara, I was excited.  I've been wanting to try out the ModelCo fibre lash mascara but didn't want to shell out €30 for something that only had 40 applications.  Illegal Length is a much more reasonable €13.59 and is available in chemists nationwide.

Let's get down to the nitty gritty shall we?  The packaging is cute, silver and bendy with bright pink lettering.


The wand has a "twisted triangular structure" that offers six points of contact on each lash.  This essentially means that the bristles are laid out in such a way that every lash can be reached.  The formula contains visible 4mm black fibres that attach themselves to the ends of your lashes with each stroke and make it look like they're your actual lashes.


You want to see photos don't you?  OK so!  The formula is the perfect balance between wet and dry and goes on easily.  Below are photos with just one coat on.  I haven't felt the need to use two with it.


Seriously, look at my lashes!  The wand allows for separating the lashes giving a natural appearance with a serious amount of length.  There's no clumping and it looks exactly the same at the end of my work day.  No flaking and the curl stays put.  I usually have mascaras I wear during the day and ones I wear going out at night.  This one crosses over to both categories which just makes life a bit easier when getting ready to go out. 


Ladies, I don't think there's much more I can say about the mascara other than it has shot into first place of the mascaras I've tried this year.  I can't think of one bad thing to say about it.  It comes in Black and Waterproof Black.  I might pick up the waterproof one to test it out and see how waterproof it actually is!

I'll leave this review with a side by side comparison of Maybelline Illegal Length Fibre Extensions Mascara and Benefit They're Real.  What do you think?

Maybelline (Left) Benefit (Right)
What's your favourite mascara of the moment?

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18 comments

  1. This is my favorite mascara as well! I was never big on wearing it until I picked this up on a whim!

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  2. I am so impressed I'll have to give this a try .. Am amazed actually

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  3. Very impressive! Have to give this a try!

    xxx

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  4. Will have to get this! I had it in my hand yesterday!

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  5. Ah... WOW!! Is this available in shops now!!? BUYING!! That is all!

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  6. Now that's an impressive set of lashes...adding it to my shopping list! :)

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  7. im loving the sound of this .. how do you take such good pics of your own eye??

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  8. I'm impressed. I'm personally a fairydrops addict, but importing it from the USA can be a pain. This could be a good alternative. I personally HATE They're Real. It's too hard to get off your lashes.
    Great review

    http://ramblingsofabeautyjunkie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I adore it, bought it after your rec and am now knocking over small children with the wind power generated with my lash batting.

    Great pics!

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  10. Wow this makes your eyelashes look amazing! Seems pretty comparable with Benefit, especially if it holds the curl too. If I can't afford to re-purchase Benefit They're Real when it runs out I'll definitely try this out!

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  11. WoW!!! Cant wait to try that!

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  12. Oh dear, now I'm gonna have to buy this. My mascara collection is expanding rapidly! I love your blog by the way girls!
    http://theretrosuitcase.blogspot.com/

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  13. Thanks for all the comments ladies! It's in shops now and last week there was a 3 for 2 offer in Boots, so all the more reason to stock up!

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  14. Wow, had to buy this today after reading your review!!
    It was buy one get 2nd half price in Boots today, so my sister will be getting a little pressie too.
    Thanks for a great review!! :)

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  15. Wow... Impressed is an understatement!! :)

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  16. is this waterproof?

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