Usually I just go and pick up my go to drugstore mascara, the Covergirl Eye Exacts mascara in their waterproof formula. This time around I wanted to try something different, so I headed over to the Maybelline aisle because in general, they have the most well-reviewed assortment of mascaras to choose from.
The Illegal Length was the most advertised lengthening mascara that I had recently seen, in the drugstore in the stands as well as in magazines. It claims to use fiber extensions - I have no idea what that means so I sort of just bought it anyways. Again, I don't really read the claims on the packaging, I just look for the blackest color and the fact that it's waterproof.
The formula doesn't smell like other mascaras by Maybelline I've tried have had. The brush is a thin and wiry brush, that is sort of square in shape if you look at it head-on.
When applied, it does lengthen pretty immediately. Lashes look natural after one coat and don't feel too stiff. When layered, you can definitely feel the mascara on your lashes, and it doesn't build the greatest. There's a slight texture to the lashes, almost bumpy, and it gets more noticeable the more you layer it on. It's not too bad but it is something to keep in mind if you don't like your lashes to look too made up.
I liked the results of the mascara, but the removal was a pain so I don't think I'll purchase it again, at least not for the purpose of having a waterproof mascara. I might try the regular formula but I don't really know. I'd rather try another type of mascara instead.
These retail for about $7 or $8 at all drugstores.