Maybelline's new Lash Stiletto mascara aims to do for your lashes what stilettos do for your legs - so it'll make them longer, prettier and all round sexier, basically. Or that's the claim. I tried it out this morning, and you can see the Before and After shots above, so you can be the judge of that one!

I love the packaging of this: it's long and lean, and looks just like a stiletto heel, right down to the little tip on the end. The marriage of shoes and mascara - it's like a Dollface dream come true! 

As for the brush, it also gets the thumbs up, as it, too, is long and lean. This is by far my preferred shape of mascara wand: these days most of the mascaras I try seem to go for a super-thick, bristly wand, which doesn't work for me at all, and generally just leaves the mascara smudged all over my eyelids and beyond. Lash Stiletto's wand is slim, though, which makes it very easy to use, and also allows you to get right into the corners of the eye, and coat every lash, including the lower lashes.

Tops marks for appearance, ease of use and staying power, then: it's stayed put all day, with no trace of smudging, and none of those tell-tale deposits under the eye. On the down side, though, I'm not really seeing much in the way of lengthening, and, being a non-waterproof formula, it dragged the curl out of my lashes, too. 

I'd be interested to see this in a waterproof version, but if you'd like to try it as it is, you'll find more information at the Maybelline website. 

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