Maybelline Lash Stylist has an exclusive V-Styling mascara comb which is supposed to sculpt and thicken lashes up to 65%. (Granted, this is according to the Maybelline website, while Walgreens\' website says \"sculpts extra-thickness; lifts up to 40%) Lash Stylist is available in both washable and waterproof, and comes in three colors: Very Black, Soft Black and Brownish Black. It is safe for contact lens wearers, and is Ophthalmologist tested.
Maybelline Lash Stylist comes in a matte black tube with silver writing stating the product and company name. Each tube is approximately 4\" in length, about 1/2\" in width, and contains 0.27 oz. of product. As with every other mascara out there, the plastic brush/comb is attached to the cap.
For best results, Maybelline suggests,\"Comb mascara from the root to tip of your lashes for a bold, open-eyed effect. Do not let dry between coats. Removes easily with Maybelline Expert Eyes Eye Makeup Remover Towelettes or Expert Eyes 100% Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover.\"
::: The Ingredients :::
Isododecane , Microcrystalline Wax , C8-9 Isoparaffin , Beeswax , Disteardimonium Hectorite , Carnauba Wax , Water , Propylene Carbonate , Allyl Stearate/VA Copolymer , Lecithin , Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolyme , Rice Starch , Polyvinyl Laurate , Sodium Polymethacrylate , Propylparaben , Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil , Polyquaternium-10 , Silica , Panthenol , Calcium Sodium Borosilicate , Phenoxyethanol , Methylparaben , Ethylparaben , Butylparaben , Isobutylparaben , Iron Oxides CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499 - May Contain , Ultramarines CI 77007 - May Contain , Chromium Hydroxide Green CI 77289 - May Contain , Titanium Dioxide CI 77891 - May Contain , Blue 1 Lake CI 42090 - May Contain , Carmine CI 75470 - May Contain , Chromium Oxide Greens CI 77288 - May Contain , Manganese Violet CI 77742 - May Contain , Mica - May Contain , Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 77510 - May Contain
::: My Experience :::
I had actually bought this ones ages ago, and immediately dismissed the mascara as crap. For some reason, I decided I\'d give it another go after coming across two people who absolutely love it. I figured I was trying every other mascara that I could get my hands on, so why not?
The first time I applied Lash Stylist, I was only testing it once I got home. I didn\'t use any primer, or even brush out my lashes first with a dry spoolie. I wasn\'t overly impressed, but remembered this was just a test. The comb didn\'t seem like it had a lot of product on it, until I was applying the mascara and realized the product seems to \"sit\" between the teeth in along the \"V-shape.\" I wouldn\'t say this is an overly wet mascara, but it\'s not as dry as others I\'ve used.
A few days later I use Lash Stylist for work, and actually curled my lashes and used my trusty Shiseido The Makeup Mascara Base first. Not bad! I didn\'t have any clumps, and definitely saw some length, but I can\'t say I saw much by way of volume. That was okay by me though since I\'m not looking for a lot of volume in my mascara (that\'s where L\'Oreal Full Definition Voluminous or Lash-Out come in to play). I only used one coat, and that\'s all that I ever use no matter what mascara it is. One avid Lash Stylist fan says not to use more than one coat, so I\'ll trust that opinion. I didn\'t have any flaking or smudging throughout the day, nor did I have brittle, hard feeling lashes. It might not be \"holy grail\" matter for me just yet, but definitely something I\'ll be keeping in rotation.
***Hint***I recommend trying to get as much product out of the V-shape as possible before applying. I noticed when I tried the root to tip while wiggling trick, the mascara seemed to want to distribute WAY more towards the roots than the tips. Then, try using the side of the comb to separate lashes once you\'ve applied the mascara. I found my results were a lot better doing it this way!
::: Purchasing & Pricing Information :::
Maybelline Lash Stylist can be found in almost any superstore (i.e. Target, K-Mart, Wal-Mart) or drugstore. Prices will range from $5.99 - $7.49. You can also purchase Lash Stylist online with select stores such as Walgreens and drugstore.com. You\'re best bet might be to get it when someone is having a BOGO sale so you can get a Maybelline product you already know you like, and get the mascara for either half-price or free. Hey! You can\'t pass up a deal, especially when trying something new!
::: Recommendation :::
I recommend Maybelline Lash Stylist to anyone who wants to try a new mascara that\'s decent for length. (If you\'re looking for volume, look into L\'Oreal Full Definition Voluminous) I didn\'t have any flaking or smudging, and the mascara didn\'t clump on me or cause me to have hard, brittle feeling lashes.