Not So Illegal Lashes – Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara

Illegal advertising: you’ve been caught, Maybelline

As J and I always do when we travel, we search for the best beauty products to bring back as souvenirs for each other. J recently took an excursion to Jersey and, when in Walmart (we like Jersey and we like Walmart, sue us), picked up Maybelline’s Illegal Length Mascara for me. I have been drooling over this product since I saw an ad for it in New Beauty Magazine’s Beauty Awards Issue months ago. My local Duane Reade didn’t carry it after weeks of looking, but I blamed it on Astoria. Then when every drugstore in Manhattan also didn’t have it, I was just annoyed. J, understanding my frustration, crossed state lines with mascara in hand.

Not to reveal too many of my secrets, my lashes are pretty fine. I don’t have many and the ones I do have are slacking. The one product I probably could’t live without is mascara (aside from TV and air conditioning, obviously). I live by Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara and more recently L’Oreal’s Extra Volume Collagen Mascara. I was hoping that I’d try Illegal Length and my lashes would be so long I’d immediately hear police sirens. Am I playing KTU too loudly that I can’t hear the sirens? Nope. I mean KTU is blasting per the usual but no illegal lashes for me. The fiber extensions definitely lengthen the lashes but not to any extraordinary degree. And voluminous is not even an attempt of this mascara. There isn’t really much more to say. If you are expecting a dramatic transformation in your lashes, this is definitely not the product for you. It’s false advertising, which is the only thing illegal about the mascara.


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