Product Review: Maybelline Illegal Lengths Mascara

I can’t seem to reiterate, on how the hunt for a good lengthening mascara is still in progress. I think I have tried every mascara underneath the sun. It is of great importance, to find mascara that can lengthen my lashes.
My natural lashes are thick, so I don’t tend to go for volumizing mascaras. From one of my previous mascara reviews, you all are aware that I have stubborn, short, thick tarantula –like eyelashes. Believe, it or not, I’m the only one with these lashes in my family. I started my journey again at my local Target, and I came across the Maybelline Illegal Length mascara. Maybelline states, “This mascara will build 4mm of measurable extensions. In addition, the Fiber-fix brush has 6 different contact points with each lash for optimal fiber placement. Breakthrough formula contains fibers up to 4mm in length
, and sealing formula stretches lashes and seals fibers to lashes”. After 2 coats, I got the length I wanted, but it didn’t last all day 😦

Availability & Pricing
-Target, Walmart, all drugstores
-$6 depending on your location

-The tiny fibers on the brush grasp each lash
-It last for about 8 hrs for me
-Reasonably priced
-Brush is too big
-Product is wet, and takes a bit longer to dry
-Flakes throughout the day onto face
No mascara
2 coats applied


Overall Thoughts:
I won’t be repurchasing this mascara, because my results were below average. The brush is too big for my eye.  So, I tend to get mascara all over my top lid, when applying it. Also, it takes too long to dry, leaving me to have to be careful on not getting mascara on my lid. After, working an 8hr shift, I had tiny black specs on my face from the mascara “not cute”. It seemed to have flaked everywhere, even on my clothes. No Bueno! On to the next!


$20 Makeup Challenge

Hey Dolls, I know I’ve been MIA for a while, or at least it feels like it. After coming back from vacation, I’m clearly back in flesh, but it seems I never mentally returned lol.

Anywho, I hope all is well with everyone, and I’m back in full throttle to do regular postings. So, I came across a YouTube video, on creating a look with only using  $20 worth of products. I’d thought I join in on the fun, and do a look for you all. This was not an easy challenge to do, since I own some foundations, and blushes at $20- $50 a pop. I couldn’t use any of my brushes, because I would go over the $20. Instead, I used the applicators that came with the products. Furthermore, I didn’t have enough for blush, so I added lipstick to my cheeks, for a flush of color. The hardest part was getting my eyebrows to my liking. I used the black eyeshadow in my palette, along with the applicator, and cleaned up my eyebrows using the same applicator along with my foundation.Majority of the products that I used, can be found at you local Walmart and Target. Enough said, and I now present my $20 look!!!!

  • Cover Girl Queen collection Natural hue in Golden honey $7
  • Maybelline ShineFree Loose powder in Medium $3
  •  Elf eyeshadow primer $1
  • Black Radiance Eye Appeal palette in Posh Plums $5
  • Elf liquid eyeliner $1
  • Elf lashes/glue in 1714 $1
  • Black Radiace lipstick in 5012 $2

What look could you create, using only $20 worth of makeup?