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November 8, 2009

Maybe it’s Maybelline

You know how everyone says that you don’t need to spend $20 on mascara? That the $5 version works just as well? I am not really one of those people. I mean, I am at first, when Max FActor’s 2000 Calorie mascara is doing a bang-up job of plumping up my lashes, or Rimmel’s Glam Eyes is separating them nicely with this little pink comb that’s on the wand. But then, after only a week or so, the jig is up and the formula is clumpy and flaking off half-way through the day. At this point I usually give up and go back to Fiberwig. Not so with my latest cheapie mascara, Maybelline Lash Stiletto. This is a keeper (and no, it’s not like Great Lash, which I hate). The brush is tiny and spiky so really gets in there to separate lashes and instantly clean up clumps. The formula is incredibly slick and lightweight so layering is a breeze. And the lengthening powers? Incredible. I wore it to an event last week and my friend Laura asked if I had falsies on again. Need you more proof?

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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