Stilettos make your legs look long and lean, and now Maybelline's taken that concept and turned it into a mascara with its new Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Mascara ($9). Just like those swanky Jimmy Choos elongate your stems, this mascara really does give length to the lashes without a clumpy, heavy look and/or feel.
The packaging is cleverly designed to resemble the form of a high-heeled shoe, and features a brush that's easy to maneuver, without leaving product on the skin. Surprisingly, there's a rose essence that lingers faintly for an hour or so after applying, but it's subtle enough not to be annoying. While the product promises to give shine like you'd expect from a pair of patent leather pumps, I didn't notice an over-abundance of glossiness. If you're looking for a volumizing mascara, this mascara isn't for you. But if you're looking for long, graceful lashes to bat at strangers, this one's a keeper.