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Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Waterproof Mascara

I’ve never claimed to be a beauty blogger and I won’t pretend that I know things about make-up. Or that I own so many make-up…

Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Waterproof Mascara
Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Waterproof Mascara
I’ve never claimed to be a beauty blogger and I won’t pretend that I know things about make-up. Or that I own so many make-up products that I have to ‘organise’ them in one of those plastic tower things. I am a complete n00b and my make-up bag  draw er… The space in which I leave my make-up laying around usually includes:
  • A Naked 2 palette
  • A black eye liner pencil
  • A mascara
On super special occasions, you’ll also find:
  • BB cream
  • A blusher 
  • A powder
  • A foundation
That’s it.
And now you’ll find two mascaras.
I actually googled ‘mascara blog reviews’ to see how I should go about reviewing this, what type of photographs to take, what I should talk about etc etc out of fear of looking like a massive knobhead (which most you know, I am). I probably should not have admitted any of the above to you. But if this review is a bit naff, then that’s my story. and I’m sticking to it. The end.
Last year I took the plunge and paid £18 for Benefits They’re Real mascara, which is the most I’ve ever spent on a mascara in my whole life. I pretty much regretted it from day one as it didn’t do anything for my lashes and dried out really quickly. Every time I read a review of it on another blog, I tend to go into moany-rant mode about how disappointed I was with it. I’m glad to be finally writing about my experience on my blog. Maybe now I can start getting over it. 
After seeing a post on Forever Amber’s blog and noticing her eye-lashes looking fantastic, I asked her how she got them looking so long and full. She recommended this rather expensive mascara, but then she also recommended the Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Waterproof Mascara as a cheaper alternative. 
I had to use my Google skillz (again) to google ‘How does fiber extension mascara’ work. Because (again) I’m clueless. Apparently it means the formula contains nylon or rayon fibers that stick to your lashes, making them appear longer. Cool story, bro! 
I immediately went into hunter/gathering mode and found one on Amazon for £5.99 and kept it in my wishlist. Last week, added it to my shopping basket and checked the hell out. 
Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Waterproof Mascara

A few days later, it arrived through my letter box in a #RoyalFail fashion – The post(wo)man had not pushed it all the way through, leaving it open to burglary. Luckily, my stalker who lives opposite me was keeping an eye on my house and fought away all the thieves who attempted to steal my spoils with the 24 inch machete that he is eventually going to use to kidnap me. 

Wait, that last bit was a lie. 

I immediately did what any blogger does, and snapped photographs quickly while it was still daylight . I even put a candle in the background. Isn’t that cute? I leant that from reading all the other mascara blog reviews I found on google. Most of them use flowers, but the only flower we had was a fake rose that Christine bought for Lilly and it was all flat and looked a bit wank. I considered my cactus (that I’ve just remembered I need to water) because I bet nobody has ever used an ugly cactus as a background to their make-up review posts. But then I saw the candle. So I took the opportunity and ran with it. Good choice, Corinne!

Anyway, less babble, more review.

Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Mascara Results

As you can see from the photos below, my eyelashes are really long but rather thin. I applied 3 coats and was very happy with the results!

Maybelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Waterproof Mascara
My amateur self didn’t consider the whole ‘waterproof’ thing until I had a 30 minute shower and the mascara (and all it’s tiny fibers) was still clinging to my lashes. How I manage to get it off will be a whole new adventure for Corinne the Knobhead Beauty Blogger….
Degustabox Giveaway.
I’ve now used these Peppadew Piquante Peppers that I got in my Degustabox TWICE! Well, the first time Lilly used them to make an amazing pesto, tomato, chilli and cheese tart. Which will be documented on the blog in the next week.
healthy salad, peppadew pincante peppers

I used them to make this lovely salad, which contains the peppers, sun dried tomatoes, avocado, spring onions, green and black olives, lettuce, cucumber, spinach, rocket, carrot and chicken all mixed up in a lovely rosemary, olive oil, salt and pepper dressing and drizzled with a balsamic glaze.

And I made this all by myself! 

healthy salad, peppadew pincante peppers
See what else I got in my Degustabox here 

It’s fair to say that my diet is going well. I’ve also entered a 10K race which I will be running next Sunday. Ouch…

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  1. I agree with you that it gives length, but from a volume point of view it’s not very good so I save this for “no makeup” days for natural lashes :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  2. I like it how you are doing this sort of post. It is what I want to start doing soon also even though I also would never regard myself as a beauty blogger. I am always looking for mascaras to try and it is important to get the right one. My current one I chose based on the rainbow packaging.

  3. That salad looks like delicious. I don’t know the name of that “lettuce” but I love it and I usually make salads with it. As for your eyelashes, I can see the effect of that mascara, it works!! Kisses:)

  4. I’m not very adventurous with mascara. Once I find one I like it takes a lot to try a new one. This one looks good for length 🙂

    x x

  5. Hi dear!! I really enjoy your blog, its amazing!!
    Your style is so perfect 🙂
    Come to see my new post: NO ONE COULD DENY

  6. great review, i’ve used a mascara with fibers but they end up all over the place :/

    and don’t worry about what you write on your reviews, just be yourself
    there’s no checklist that you have to stick to 😛


    Inspirations Have I None

  7. I once used the illegal length mascara and was NOT satisfied because my lashes looked thin what I really hated! Now I’m using a mascara similarly to the volume collagen from L’Oréal but from a cheap and cruelty free company called Essence and my lashes look awesome!!! The name is extreme mascara. Do you know essence maybe?
    And take of the cactus! Some sorts of cactus start to bloom and then the ugly plant turns into a wonderful flower ;-)))

  8. This is a great review!! Thank you so much for your lovely comment
    a beautiful maison

  9. Well done for the salad, it looks appetizing! And let me say you did a brilliant job with the review. Actually I didnt know about this mascara from Maybelline but for sure will try, I think Maybelline mascaras are the best ever, no one from this brand ever disappoint me. I used the Benefits They’re Real mascara and I dont think is as much good as they say. Kisses Corinne! xo

  10. I love your self-deprecating sense of humor! You had me giggling right away. Actually I love your Bblogging (as well as your Fblogging). Your eyes are beautiful and I enjoyed your review of Mabelline Illegal Length Fiber Extensions Waterproof mascara. I didn’t see any eyeshadow in your inventory of makeup. Do you use eyeshadows?
    On the yummy munchies front, your pesto, tomato, chilli and cheese tart and the salad minus the bird parts (I’m a vegetarian) sound delicious.
    Best of luck in that 10 kilometer race you’ve entered!

  11. I love reading your posts! They make me laugh so much. I love the creepy neighbor bits. Does that sound weird? I have to agree with you about the They’re Real Mascara. I have been really disappointed with it. It crumbles off my lashes, leaving dark circles under my eyes. I’m definitely going to try this one. It looks great!

  12. I don’t know much about makeup either, but I do know that I need something better than the one I currently have. Your lashes are looking long and lovely!


  13. Thanks for the tip I al already using Maybelline and really like it! I love your eye posts so its very helpful. Have a great weekend! xo Sabina OceanblueStyle

  14. Ah, so glad you liked it – or, at least, didn’t hate it! (And it never occurs to me to put flowers or stuff in the background of my review photos – I should really start doing this, I’m sure it would be much more interesting than just placing the thing on my desk!)

    For getting it off, I swear by Boots Botanics Soothing Eye Makeup Remover – it’s only a couple of pounds, but it’s easily as good as much more expensive ones I’ve tried (and I wear waterproof mascara every day, so I’ve tried a LOT!)

  15. Corinne you little LEG-END you, I LOVEDDD your review and would totally trust your #bblogging skills you talented missy you!
    I too have been known to google ways of structuring a review, but it all goes a over t about 3 lines in when I start rambling about random crap which is naaaat acceptable bblogger behaviour…I also have no flowers to picture gracefully behind my stuff, so make do with shower curtains/chopping boards and the back of doors as my pretty backgrounds.

    Holly Mixtures

  16. i just found this BRILLIANT mascara that cost pretty much next to nothing for its AMAZING results!!! honestly, i’m soo happy. and it has made me so giddy, i’ve dedicated a whole status on fb for it: mascara, i love you.

    lol!!! YAY FOR AWESOME LASHES <3 <3 <3

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