Product Review: Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara

While on my most recent trip to Bed Bath And Beyond, I spotted Maybelline's newest mascara-Illegal Length ($6.99). What intrigued me most about this mascara was the fact that it contained tiny fibers that help lengthen  and extend the lashes. Personally, I am not too familiar with the performance of mascaras that contain fibers. But I do know that the fibers work by attaching to the lashes, to give them instant length. Think of the fibers as small extensions for your lashes.

Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara in Very Black


Here are some quick product facts:
1. This mascara is washable-there is a waterproof version available as well
2. Ophthalmologist tested
3. This mascara is safe for those who wear contact lenses
4. "Fiber-Fix Brush" works with a locking formula, to dramatically lengthen and extend the lashes with the 4mm fibers 
5. The mascara brush reaches every single lash, at every angle
6. The fibers will not flake off because they are securely attached to the lashes
7. For better results, it is best to not let the mascara dry in between coat applications

First, I really like the look of the lightweight plastic, mascara tube. I am loving the silver with the contrasting fuchsia text. Very chic, if I do say so myself. When I first took the mascara wand out of the tube, I noticed that the wand was a bit long. I prefer shorter mascara wands-just because they are much easier for me to control. Luckily, I found it was pretty easy to work with the wand. Application was not troublesome at all.

The bristles along with the fibers do wonders when it comes to lengthening the lashes. Take a look for yourself...

Bare Lashes

1 coat of Maybelline Illegal Length applied 

2 coats of Maybelline Illegal Length applied

Is that some crazy length, or what? I love my lashes to contain some volume to them, and I feel like I get a little bit of that with this mascara. The formula is very lightweight. My lashes don't feel weighed down or heavy, and I also notice a pretty slight curl has been achieved as well. Plus, I find that this mascara darkens and separates my lashes quite well, and makes them really stand out. What really impressed me was the fact that I could easily get away with just applying one coat. One coat will give me long, natural looking lashes. But then when you up the coat count to two-three, the length really gets pumped up! I am really happy that I experienced no major clumping action with Illegal Length. Just don't go beyond three coats, or else it will start to clump up. When it came to drying time, I found that it dried relatively quick in between coats, so make sure to work a little quick or else you may risk clumping the lashes.

I find that this mascara lasts for the most part, all day on me. I saw no hint of smudging going on, but I did notice a tiny bit of flaking around the three hour mark. But it was barely noticeable. Also, the removal process is super simple. I use my Lancome Bi-Facil eye makeup remover (review coming soon), and it gets the job done easily.

If length is your goal, then you will most certainly find it with Illegal Length. I will definitely repurchase this mascara again. It's super affordable, and I just can't help but love the length that can be achieved with this mascara.

What do you all think of Illegal Length mascara by Maybelline?

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I purchased this product for my personal use.


  1. Great review! Your lashes looked amazing!!

  2. very good review; i think that i'll try this one out!

  3. Great minds think alike, darling b/c I'll be reviewing this on Monday. And OMG, it realllllly lengthened your lashes. Woooow!

  4. Oh wow, loving the length it gave you! Have you tried layering it with a volumising mascara, that way you get the length AND the volume!

  5. @ Socialitedreams- If you end up trying it out, let me know how it works for you, and if you end up liking it. :)

    @ B- LOL! They sure do :) I can't wait to read your thoughts on this mascara!

    @ Lilit- I have not tried that, yet. But I have no doubt that the results will be superb :)

  6. I'm definitely going to try it!! :D

    1. Awesome! Let me know how this mascara works out for you, when you try it :)