Friday, 30 March 2012

Holy Fail of the Week: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Eyeliner

Any of you who have read my blog with some regularity will know that I am a huge fan of Maybelline products - it is one of my favorite brands, and I love the quality and variety of the brand. It therefore pains me to say, that my fail of this week is the highly famed Maybelline Lash Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner.

I may have been a bit harsh on the cult favorite eyeliner (loved by the likes of many beauty guru's, particularly MakeupByTiffanyD on youtube), but it just did not work for me.

Firstly, I have enough difficulty applying eyeliner precisely without having to cope with the bendable felt tip. I feel, for me, it is good to do some parts of the eye, but then I become clumsy or press to hard, then just get it all over my eye. I'm not against felt tips - the Face of Australia high definition eyeliner I used had a felt tip, but it was much smaller stiff, providing a more precise line - but I just did not like this applicator.

The other main issue I had with this eyeliner is that it dries shiny. When I apply eyeliner, whether it be simple or dramatic, I like my black to be matte. Matte, dark and intense. I think the shiny formulation is to 'dressy' for everyday use and just doesn't suit the more dramatic eye looks I do. Like I said, this is just my opinion for how I do my eye looks (I'm very fussy when it comes to my makeup).

There is really no issue with the formulation or the brush, and I know many people love this eyeliner, but for me, it's just not what I look for.


  1. haha I love the HFOTW idea!
    I wouldn't mind the shine but the bendy tip is a total dealbreaker. Why would they do that!? :/

  2. I actually like the lash stiletto mascaras which are glossy too.

  3. I love this eyeliner but the one reason I reach for my gel eyeliners always over this is because like you mentioned, the finish is a little too shiny for my liking :)