You know how much a snob your Muse is when it comes to US drugstore cosmetics right? So when I met up with Maybelline Lash Stiletto a few days ago I wasn’t expecting too much but boy was I proven wrong!
Jump ahead to feel the love!
Ranging in a price of $7.99 USD to $9.99 USD I wasn’t expecting too much from Maybelline Lash Stiletto, after all I never expect much from anything that sprouts a price tag like that from my local drugstore. Most run ins I have with drugstore mascara is using a tube as a basketball as I toss it into the trash can but obviously, on rare occasions, a Muse can be proven wrong about a product or two purchased outside of a high end counter.
Anything that promises thee ultimate in length for my lashes is way too good to be true. But ado tis true…..Maybelline Lash Stiletto promises length and provides it without question.
First off if you’re not careful during application you will end up with badly separate eye lashes and that scary spider web look, not cool. But with proper prepping with your lash curler and a sure grip on your wand you’ll be able to curl lashes upwards and out while gripping each lash and lengthening it by at least 5 times it’s normal size. The best way to apply is with a slight zig zag motion as it allows the brush to grip lashes and pull them upwards. The effect is extremely long lashes! Keep in mind that the mascara promises simply length and that’s all it gives. You’re not going to get fatter, plumper lashes with this, you’ll simply get amazing length with it.
The applicator is a thin brush with bristles. I know, gasp, shock, amazing right? A mascara with a brush applicator, not a plastic one! Bless be! The applicator is a bit on the sharp side so if you’re clumsy with mascara application do be careful with this. I think the end results are produced by the very thin, straight brush applicator as the formula isn’t anything special that I noticed. I do think that the thin applicator allows you to catch all your lashes and has an interesting effect of gripping lashes to pull them forward.
The formula isn’t waterproof and easily washes away with warm water and simple soap however it has the ability to last quite long minus smudging or flaking. I’m not a fan of non waterproof mascara but this is quite long wearing so I don’t mind in the least. The formula is light enough not to weight lashes done so it keeps curl fairly well.
All in all I think it’s a rather fabulous drugstore find and a great beauty on a budget purchase. It promises length and delivers! If you have small stubbier lashes it should work well at pulling them outwards. I’m unsure about recommending it for Asian eyes though as the applicator is such a straight edge that I think it would make for a bit of a difficult apply using it but for the price it’s well worth trying to see!
Overall, must eat my words here, it’s a love. Maybelline Lash Stiletto is Muse Approved for purchase! The Muse loves it but don’t take her word for it. She wants you to try it out for yourself to see what you think.
She has two Maybelline Lash Stiletto to giveaway! The giveaway begins today and ends next Monday. You have two chances to win. One is by following me on Twitter and the second way to win would be to subscribe to my feed.
If you already do this you don’t have to do anything, you’ll be automatically entered to win! International readers can of course join in for win as well!
Step back into the 90′s with a re-launch of CK One kiddies!
CK One has a full on new re-launch of CK One which happened to be one of my very favorite fragrances a few year’s back now. I really loved revisiting with this one, so much so that today I’ll be giving away a bottle just for you!
Here’s a few ways to win the bottle:
Join me on Twitter! If you follow me already no need to do anything but if you aren’t following me head on over and add me up and you’ll be entered to win a bottle of CK One.
Secondly, place your name in the widget below for another chance to win! (In the widget please not the comment box! Any name left in the comment box is not eligible to win the bottle so please be sure to enter into the widget).
And finally visit the CK One Facebook page and leave a comment telling us why you love CK One or why you’d like to win a bottle! I’ll be checking over there and adding your name for a third chance to win. Don’t forget to mention where you heard about the contest!
CK One is available in a few formats for this relaunch which would be the standard slim line bottle who’s simplicity always catches me. I really love this bottle for it’s minimal design.
Also launching is a new CK One Collector’s Edition which finishes a bottle of CK One and a limited edition speaker. The speaker is compatible with all standard mp3 players.
Due to the nature of this product only US residents may enter to win! Sorry guys!
Courtesy of our friends at The Body Shop today I’ll be hosting a one day/24 Hour Giveaway that’ll feature many of the brand new items from The Body Shop Moroccan Rose Spring Collection! Jump ahead to read how you can enter to win!
The Body Shop decided to spoil you with a little love this year which includes a gift pack from their brand new Moroccan Rose Collection which includes all of the following fabulous goodies listed below.
Each day, one of 14 different beauty blogs is giving out a clue to a different product on The Body Shop website. Simply follow the clue to the yummie Body Shop treat and than post the product name into the widget below. Remember the name of the product goes into the widget box not my comment box. Since the widget box allows one entry per ip address I’ll be personally adding a secondary entry for anyone who heads over to The Body Shop Blog and comments on this post about why they like the new Body Shop Moroccan Rose Body and Makeup Collection and why they’d like to win it!
This contest runs for one day only so you must hurry to enter as tomorrow it’ll move on to a new blog which in turn gives you a brand new chance to win the gift set from a different blog. For a list of other blogs that will be taking part in The Body Shop Moroccan Mystery please visit The Body Shop Blog.
Here’s your clue for today:
“When you’re ready to get up and go, your hands get tingly with anticipation. Don’t bite your nails, though, even if you think they’ll taste like a toasted flavorful treat. You’ll go nuts for this special treatment.”
Remember put the answer, your name, and email address into the widget to be entered to win and don’t forget to visit The Body Shop Blog to tell ‘em what you love about the collection and why you’d like to win it. This contest is open to US residents only.
By entering your name and email address below you are giving me permission to share your name with The Body Shop so that your prize package will be sent to you. Please keep this in mind prior to entering the contest. The contest is open to US Residents Only, I’m sorry about that one guys!
It’s a little over a month now since New Year’s has rung in but the Muse is all about a New Year, a New Me or in this case a New Year, a New You!
To celebrate the New Year the Muse wants to help you along your path to creating a brand new you and what better way to do it than creating some makeup resolutions!
You may have made a resolution to downsize this year, or you might have said you’ll organize better, or perhaps you promised yourself that you’d rid yourself of the old and get yourself some new items that needed replacing!
Whatever the case may be I’d love to be of service!
How about I help with replacing some of those old makeup brushes that you’ve been meaning to toss out? The Muse has a 5 piece set of Eco-Tool Brushes to give away and a full size, retractable Kabuki Brush. Want ‘em?
It’s easy! Simply submit your name in the widget below (not in the comment field as you won’t be entered to win if you put your information in the comment box) and you’ll be entered to win one of the two prizes I just listed!
Sweet right? What better way to start on your resolution then with a new set of brushes!
EcoTools are 100% Cruelty Free makeup brushes made from synthetic bristles (so soft and lovely on the face!). The handles of the brushes are made of quality bamboo plant which has a low impact on the earth’s resources as it is a highly sustainable plant. EcoTools is a pretty nice way to improve your stash of makeup brushes and help your planet.
Happy Monday! How was your weekend? My Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual Giveaway was scheduled to end on Friday but I got a bit caught up so it ran through the weekend and gave everyone a chance to enter! Yay!
First off thank you for all your lovely comments! I wish I could answer each one individually but there were so many to get through that I just replied once or twice to everyone as a group! Hope that’s ok
Lastly more contests are coming up this week so keep your eyes peeled for more giveaways!
Find out who won the Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual after the jump!
And the winner is RUBY!!!!!!!!! Congrats Ruby! Thanks for participating! Please contact me with your shipping details!