Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Review Wednesday; L'Oreal Lash Stilleto Mascara

Review Wednesday

Jenny's Note: This week for Review Wednesday, I present guest blogger Kate Thoreson and her review on L'Oreal Lash Stilleto Mascara. Remember, tomorrow is Tip-Thursday. If you have a question that needs advice, or don't know how to do something, or just want to see how I do something, leave me a comment on my facebook, or post a comment here!

Okay, the moment you've all been waiting for is here: Is L'Oreal Lash Stiletto Mascara worth your time and money? Well, I tried it on my sister's recommendation today, and I found out that it's actually pretty good. I had my senior pictures today, and my old mascara (which was L'Oreal Voluminous) is good for everyday outings, but it clumps and melts really easily and it was a hot day.

I didn't want to risk losing my make-up in the sun, so I asked my sister if she had something better. She gave me the Lash Stiletto, and I tried it.

The positive things about this mascara are pretty basic; it has a long and straight brush so that you can put it on as meticulously as possible, it does not clump or melt at all (I was out in the sun for two and a half hours and it looked exactly the same as it did before except maybe it looked more natural), and it does actually make your eyelashes longer. I have really long eyelashes and I noticed a change. However, it does not make your eyelashes bushier; just darker and longer. I consider this to be a positive thing for me and most other people, because frankly, mascara that makes your eyelashes look bushier looks really faky. Nobody has eyelashes that are as thick as their eyelids except Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, and he's a man.

The negative points about Lash Stiletto are mostly in its removal. If you make a mistake putting it on, it is not easy to fix it. The mascara stays on your eyelashes like a mean dog's jaws stay on your cousin's hand, but it goes both ways; removing it is a bitch. I got a little bit of it on my eyelid, I had to scrub it with a q-tip and really expensive eye make-up remover from the department store, and there was still a light smear where the mascara was. Thankfully, it went away shortly afterward. So, if you have just started using mascara, don't use Lash Stiletto, and if you're more used to a curved brush or you just prefer a curved brush, don't use Lash Stiletto. The other main problem only concerns people who use mascara to beef up their eyelashes in case they have the equivalent of A cup bras in eyelash thickness; this mascara doesn't do anything to help you there. It's mainly for people who want darker and longer eyelashes, so try 2000 Calorie Mascara from Max Factor instead if you want thick eyelashes. Finally, of course, do not use this mascara on your lower eyelashes like you might with less lengthening mascaras; you can touch them up with it, but don't actually brush it on them. It just ages your eyes to have really long and dark lower eyelashes. However, I'm sure most people who are experienced with mascara probably know that.

In conclusion, this is a really good mascara if you want longer and darker eyelashes, but if you're clumsier with a brush or you have really thin and sparse eyelashes, don't use this one.

Rating: 3.75/5


  1. Nice! Hey, have you been to Justin's blog? He's RiddlerHanjinome from 9thWonders, his blog ( has a Review Wednesday too! So when I saw two Review Wednesdays, I was like... what? XD But it's nice to see you on a schedule :D

  2. I haven't! I just named it review wednesday because it flowed! I thought a schedule would keep me focused, but I didn't realize how hard it was actually!