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Maybelline Lash Stylist discontinued.. Stiletto is replacing it?

Maybelline Lash Stylist discontinued.. Stiletto is replacing it?

lash-stylistUpdated Note: (Jan 02,2010) Take a look at this post: Maybelline Lash Stylist Reincarnated in Cat Form – Hypercurl. This mascara is only available in Malaysia for some reason. I do see Lash Stylist on Ebay: Maybelline Lash Stylist

Due to the popularity of this post, I have revised it with links to updates on new information regarding Maybelline Lash Stylist Mascara. Please read user comments below for more updated information.

Links to related posts:

Please sign the Maybelline Lash Stylist Petition to bring it back!

Write to Maybelline and ask to bring it back!

Information on letter emailed to Maybelline about Lash Stylist

Bad Review for Maybelline Lash Stiletto

Other Comb Wand Mascaras

Looked everywhere at Target for my “BFF in a tube”, Lash Stylist by Maybelline. Nowhere to be found. I called my mother immediately, who lives about 30 miles away in another town, and I asked her to go to her nearst drug store and search for my trusty mascara and to buy at least two tubes. “Nope”, she said when she called me back, “They don’t have it, and I checked Target and Longs.” I went online and had a virtual fit. I found the mascara on, and I noticed it was on sale. Unfortunately, I can’t find the mascara online right now. I haven’t checked ebay.. =(

So I ordered two tubes along with a bunch of really expensive Frederik Fekkai hair stuff, and ripped open the package to make sure my “BFF in a tube” arrived safely. Yup.. it was fine, and I had not used it for about a month since I could not find it anywhere.. and I noticed that.. nothing, nothing, nothing compares to it. I couldn’t believe how much better my lashes looked, and they even looked a lot darker. I was so happy, yet scared that my little friend in a tube is going to go bye-bye.

Sure enough, I saw the new Maybelline Stiletto Ultimate Length Washable Mascara (Say that 10 times fast) and I am angered that my little lovely Lash Stylist is going to bid me one last farewell.

Maybelline Lash Stiletto

Well, there it is. Here is the description:

The only mascara that does for lashes what stilettos do for legs.

-The Grip & Extend brush grasps each lash and coats from every angle
-Elastic formula stretches lashes for provocative length
-Pro-Vitamin B-5 formula conditions and smoothes for black-patent shine
-Contact lens safe and Ophthalmologist tested

Ok.. so nothing special here. The brush is red, which is hot, but not making ME hot.. so I wrote a letter to our friends at Maybelline about how pissed I am. hahha.. well, I was nice, don’t worry. I’ll let you know what happens.

UPDATE: I have tried and approve of Lancome’s Fatale mascara. It gives similar results than that of Lash Stylist, the only thing I don’t like about it is the glossy finish and the comb does not do a very good job of distributing the product evenly. As far as the end result goes.. it’s almost the same. Fatale is expensive, but I found a tube on ebay a little cheaper than drug store prices. If you have found anything similar to Lash Stylist, let me know and I can post it here.

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171 Responses to Maybelline Lash Stylist discontinued.. Stiletto is replacing it?

  1. THANK YOU for this!!!! I just added water (horror!) to my last tube of Lash Stylist. Does Maybelline know what they’re DOING? I’ve recommended it to EVERYONE πŸ™‚ ANd I was planning on keeping my comb too Cheers to THAT.

  2. i have wimpy straight lashes and this mascara curled and made them look false–i got tons of compliments all the time! what the hell am i gonna do now! argh!!! gonna keep searching stores and buy on ebay i guess– oooh and gonna keep my comb and see if it works w/ other mascara’s–that was a good tip!

  3. 29 signatures guys! this is great! We need more though if we are going to get Maybelline’s attention! please get your family and friends to sign the petition even if they don’t use the mascara!

  4. Lash stylist is the greatest!!! They never sell this mascara in Malaysia (where i live), I don’t know why… I bought this during my trip to Australia 2 years ago. I believe you can still get it in Australia because my sister just came back from there and she bought me this.

  5. *******ANOTHER UPDATE*******

    Well, I went to the store last week and bought the Maybelline Colossal mascara (The so-called replacement for lash-stylist) and I HATE it! The brush on the wand is big, fat and awkward to use and all it did was make a mess on my eyelashes and eyelids. I then went and bought something similar to what the author of this article suggested and it’s called Cover Girl Lash Exact. (In the purple container) Now, this stuff isn’t bad, but I had to apply more coats than I did with Lash Stylist which in turn caused my lashes to be heavy and they ended up dropping within 30 seconds of applying my last coat. I NEVER had this problem with Lash Stylist! Anyway, I’m so pissed at Maybelline right now that I’m refusing to buy ANY of their products EVER again!
    Additionally, I am looking into getting an eyelash perm so I’ll need very little to no mascara at all. I’m SO pissed!!!

  6. I have looked everywhere as well for the mascara. I have purchased about 7 different kinds and I can’t get the results that I was getting with the Lash Stylist. I don’t know why they would discontinue such a great product. πŸ™ If anyone finds anything that is remotely similar please let me know….:)

  7. I cannot believe Maybelline has discontinued this product. I’ve checked several stores here in the Louisville, KY (USA) area and thought maybe they were just “sold out”, but then I started to get the feeling that it had been discontinued and that’s when I started doing some more research on-line and found out from THIS website that they HAD, in fact, discontinued it. I cannot BELIEVE it!! I have used “other” mascaras, but would ALWAYS come back to THIS one…FOR THE COMB!! I don’t know of ANY other mascaras out there that have THIS EXACT COMB!! Not to mention that, because of the COMB, it takes far less time for me to apply my mascara ea. morning (with any/all the “other” mascaras I have to keep going over and over and over for the color to even BEGIN to show up…even though the color is BLACK!!). I’m glad I saved a couple of my COMBS, but they are going to “wear out” eventually…so what am I going to do THEN?! if I had known that Maybelline was going to take this off the market, I would have DEFINITELY stocked up!! I HATE it when cosmetic cos. (etal) do this kind of stuff…I find a product that I like and use ALL THE TIME and then “they” take it off the shelf!! I really, really, really, really hope Maybelline “re-thinks” THIS one!!

  8. Hi, I am writing from Europe and unfortunately lash stylist was sold
    out in all the drugstores here last year!
    When I asked about it they said it was discontinued.
    So in shock I grabbed all I could find..only 2 tubes :(((
    I used one and luckily I have one spare tube.I have also kept the brush from tube that I had opened.
    I have tried sooo many mascaras and by far this one was my absolute favorite.

    I tried the collosal mascara by Maybelline and its ok I guess, but no where near Lash Stylist.
    It’s nice to know so many ppl liked this product like me.
    Maybelline should not have discontinued this product as I believe it
    was by far their best mascara yet πŸ™

    Another one of my fave mascaras is the L’oreal Telescopic Mascara which also gives a false lash effect
    (although I can not compare it with Lash Stylist).
    So I recommend you try that as well….

    Also I’m thinking of writing to Maybelline as well…maybe it can make a difference!

  9. I think we should petition maybelline! If they realize how many customers they have peeved maybe they will bring it back, they are losing a lot of loyal customers by cutting this product!

  10. I thought maybe I was the only person on the planet who used Lash Stylist when I heard the news… Why else would they discontinue something so recolutionary?? I remember the day I switched to Lash Stylist. It was 4 years ago, in the 7th grade. Every one told me how different and beautiful I looked. It didn’t just change my lashes, it changed my whole appearance! To be frank, it changed my LIFE. I just don’t know what to do. I asked on Yahoo Answers for a mascara recommendation, and the most common response was Maybelline Collosal. I think I’ll head to Walgreens and pick up a tube tomorrow. I feel your pain, ladies. This was a terrible loss for us all. But we have to stay strong. Save up your money, test them all out, and let the world know what compares to our dear departed friend.

    R.I.P. Lash Stylist. A true hero.

  11. I feel the PAIN!! I am so upset it is gone it was my favorite by far and there is nothing else like that brush….I had to order it from Canada. I was looking online for something that was comb like and I found CARGO blu ray…I am gonna try it and post a review!!

  12. ********** Update ********* (BTW, I wear the non-waterproof)

    I just wanted to tell you all that I wrote to Maybelline and this was the response I got:

    “Thank you for asking us about Lash Stylist Washable. We are sorry to tell you that it was discontinued and that we do not have any available for you to purchase.

    It was not easy for us to make the decision to discontinue Lash Stylist Washable. This was a wonderful product that we know some of our consumers will miss. Unfortunately, demand for Lash Stylist Washable was not high enough for us to continue manufacturing it. As consumers ourselves, we understand how disappointing it can be when a favorite product or shade is no longer offered.

    Please try The Colossal Volume Express Mascara. Although this is not an exact replacement, we believe that it has some of the same remarkable qualities that you found in Lash Stylist Washable.

    You will find more information about this product, and all our current products, at

    We appreciate your loyalty to Maybelline New York.

    Consumer Affairs Specialist
    Ref # 5178728″

  13. I have tried the Rimmel waterproof with a comb and it is not as good. The comb teeth are thinner and spaced farther apart. A mascara I do like, however and am currently using is called Lash Magnifier by Rimmel. It is eye opening mascara that promises 70% vertical lift and lengthening. It does not have a comb but the brush is plastic with precise neat little bristles. The waterproof formula is nice and really darkens my lashes too. I like it quite a bit give it a try ladies and see what you think.

  14. Yes I too was a fan of lash stylist, the best mascara ever made!! I disagree that it was just the brush, I actually didn’t use the brush that it came with. I only used it occasionally to comb the base of the lashes. Don’t try l’oreal voluminous…it won’t do the trick. Unfortunately I’m running low and not sure what to do. Maybe I’ll have to start forking over an extra $14 a month for Lancome Hypnose but it probably won’t be as good. Or hopefully CG Lash Blast is as good as you say, thanks for that bit of advice. Poor us!!

  15. Ladies!! Become a fan of maybelline on Facebook. we can bombard them there with requests to BRING BACK LASH STYLIST!!

  16. Where do I write to maybelline? I couldn’t find anything on their site. Also…Walmart still carries Lash Stylist but not in waterproof…and I don’t know for how long. There wasn’t that many of them there. has some but not many. I am done trying and returning mascaras so I am going to look at my neighborhood Walgreens to see if I get lucky. If not…I am just going to have to order it online. Geez…I hate this!!

  17. I’m glad I’m not the only one who is suffering from withdrawals!! I still check every drugstore I can find…
    I HATE Lash Stiletto. The brush was what made Lash Stylist and nothing else is coming close!

  18. i found this site on the web cause i too was devestated by the dissapearing of lash stylist, it is simply such a great product why remove it :s you can even go swimming without losing any of the mascara πŸ˜€ but i found this..
    and because i live in europe i am able to order the mascara on this site for half the price it used to be in the shops i am just wondering for how long it will stay in that webshop and how many of them i should buy…

    good luck ladies!! (maybe they ship to the us??)

  19. Hello People!!!! I have to say I fell out laughing when I read this post. I thought I was the only one who had a heart attack when I couldn’t find my mascara.

    As I was telling my brother about this post and my sadness that I couldn’t find the mascara online…I work for the State Department and live in Cairo, Egypt so online is all I have right now…my brother suggested using the MAYBELLINE comb with another brand of mascara. BRILLIANT IDEA!!! Since it seems like the comb is the secret ingredient, I’m going to try it tomorrow. If anyone else decides to try it, let me know how it goes. Also let me know if you find another brand that works as well as Maybelline Lash Stylist.

    Good luck!!!

  20. OMG this was the BEST mascara!! I am sooooo crushed! Has anyone tried the Rimmel one with a similar brush (has a hot pink cap)- I saw that one as I was looking around for comparable mascaras… haven’t tried it yet though, I was hoping to find my beloved Lash Stylist. Has anyone found anything else with a similar comb brush??? HELP!

  21. OMG! This is the first I’ve heard of this!!! I went to Walgreen’s yesterday and saw that there were 3 tubes left on clearance for 50% off and I knew instantly it was being discontinued! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! I just wrote to Maybelline and pleaded with them to at least keep this amazing product available through special order! I have been using the mascara for about 3 years now and NOTHING compares! NOTHING even comes close!


  22. UUggghhh…this makes me so mad! I understand that not every single product can stay in circulation…but why take one out that so many people are happy with and use continually? They did this to me before with Illegal Lengths. Once that was discontinued, I moved on to Lash Stylist. OMG I loved that mascara! It was wonderfull…gave me nice dark long lashes. I have very long lashed that I have to curl and this mascara would keep the curl instead of making them go straight again. Since I found that my beloved Lash Stylist is gone, I tried Colossal Volum’ Express waterproof. This one is ok…not anywhere near Lash Stylist. I also tried Loreal Extra Volumn Collagen (the one Eva Longoria advertises). Not even close! Now I am on to Maybelline Lash Discovery. I thought that maybe the small brush would be close to the awesome comb that Lash Stylist had. No way…so far there is no comparison. We really need Lash Stylist back!! I did see some at Wal-Mart, but not in waterproof. I still have an old bottle so I might use my comb with another type of mascara and see if that works. This is so frustrating! I’m going to write to Maybelline…we all should!!!

  23. I just bought 10 tubes on Ebay for $50, which of course comes out to $5 each! I’m not even going to bother looking for it anymore because I’ve looked everywhere in Miami and there aren’t any left. Do yourself a favor and buy it on Ebay!

  24. Oooooh nooooo that was my favorite mascara by far!! I think we need to write to Maybelline and tell them they can’t discontinue it! Ahhhhh!! I can’t find any left…sniff…sniff….

  25. So glad to hear I am not alone. I am hoping to find tubes somewhere on sale or not and stock up. I sure hope maybeline puts it back out, that new one stinks. Stilleto or whatever. May it a couple of CVS and Walgreen stores ti see if I can find it. Haven’t had much luck though.

    I will make a post if I find another mascara as great!

  26. IM SO ANGRY!!!! my mom has been looking for it and nothing. and i suffer from migraines and certain mascaras can do that to me (give me a migraine) and lash stylist didnt. but now this new one or whatever hopefully wont. im so angry! that was my favorite. πŸ™

  27. I am laughing my ass off reading all these posts because for the past 3 weeks I have been freaking out going to every store I see trying to buy the last of the lash stylist mascaras. Looks like I’m not the only one!!! Believe me….I always buy the expensive brands……dior show mascara….lancome……I even bought fake eyelashes for a while. And NOTHING has compared to lash stylist….its the only mascara ever that did what fake eyelashes did for me. I’m so confused to why they would discontinue it……cant we write letters to the company and maybe they will re-concider???!!!

  28. I’ve been having the sameee problem! I love that mascara to death and i was furious when i found out it was discontinued! Ughh i’m still pissed!

  29. the only good thing about it being discontinued is that you can get it on clearance. i ve been scouting around looking for it and acting sort of like a squirrel getting ready for winter. each time ive gone up to the counter with a hand full of this amazing mascara i ve wanted to gab to the sales person about how its discontinued, but i havent cause i know they would just think i was crazy.. i am glad to have found this, at least someone else feels my pain. my tips are to look at places like rite aid and cvs, i just bought 6 total from the surrounding drug stores, and they were all 50% off. good luck girls!

  30. I agree with you all. What the hell were Maybelline thinking taking lash stylist off the shelves. Its the only mascara I can get to work on my lashes. Luckily I had an old tube and have saved the comb from that. I am now dipping the comb in lash stiletto and making do with that. Im scared to death the comb is guna snap cos where will I get another?!!. Perhaps if we all sign a petition they will have second thoughts!.

  31. I too was devastated!!! I live on the coast of NC very close to VA state line and every chance i get i swoop into a store and check to see if they have lash stylist on their shelves…..nothing…notta.People used to tell me my eyes were “hot” I felt it was the mascara (lol)???? Now I use the DEFINE A LASH (waterproof)…i have yet to have a comment! hmph! what do we do??? How do we get our fav comb mascara back???If anyone tries and loves any other product that has a comb….please let me know i am in desparate need!!!!!!! I need my hotness back! (lol)!!!!!!

  32. I found it!!!! I went on good ole’ faithful, and just orderd four of them. Not many left so hurry. Atleast we will have some and maybe we can unite and get Maybelline to stop this craziness!
    Georgette, I love what you wrote about a bad eyelash day = hell to pay!!

  33. I am devastated!! Why did they have to take it off the market?
    No other mascara has such a great brush that separates like this one! I love they way it thickened without clumps.The waterproof was fantastic. What is wrong with maybelline? Today
    I got an e-mail about the new vibrating mascara for 14.99 are they crazy? I might as well wear Elizabeth Arden. I have always worn expensive make-up and moisturizers but my mascara has been maybelline. what can we do about this?

  34. I TOTALLY feel your pain. I’ve been going to Walmart every week to buy the Maybelline Waterproof Lash Stylist and it’s never there anymore. I thought it was because everyone keeps buying it all and then one day one of the associates told me it was DISCONTINUED! I was DEVASTATED! That was my favorite mascara of all time. I’ve been using it for a year now. It gives me super long and thick lashes, everyone thought it was FAKE lashes!!! The comb gives thick and long lashes that are evenly coated without any clumps! Now that I can’t find that mascara, it’s back to tarantula lashes.

    I did see the non-waterproof ones though, but I have oily skin so I need the waterproof kind. So I wonder if only the Waterproof one was discontinued? I checked out Maybelline’s website and it’s still there so it makes me wonder if it was really discontinued.

  35. LADIES it is time for an all out civil war on Maybelline! They just don’t get it, it’s not just the mascara, it’s the damn COMB! I have tried other mascara’s that have combs and they are either too soft and straighten out your lashes without lengthening them or they clump so bad that you have the dreaded “spider eyes”!
    They’re so called stiletto mascara sucks, it’s not in waterproof, and gives you scrawney lashes! All of the other brands have HUGE brushes that just do NOT do the job! I am going to keep (and guard with my life) my stylist comb so I can keep using it with other mascaras that are NOT from Maybelline as I have vowed to not use Maybelline products until they pull they’re heads out!!

    Good Luck to all of you and I pray for those who have significant others because let’s face it….
    A bad eyelash day = Hell to pay!

  36. Whatever possesses a company to rip the the best product you have ever made out of our grasp is inhuman! I have sent every family member and friend on will goose chase to buy any maybelle lash stylish (waterproof) available! I have extremly long eyelashes which require curling with an eyelash curler. The most perfect comb seperates them but the waterproof formuler keeps them from falling. I am a blackjack dealer at a very classy resort so I am in peoples face all day long. Every day, all day. The subject comes up about my eyelases. Even men. My eye Dr. Couldn’t stop talking my eyes. Let’s face it eyes are eyes unless they are are done right. Please reconsider doing away with this wonderful product.
    Karentibl@aol com

  37. SIGHTING!! I saw Lash Stylist at Rite Aid in San Jose, there were only three tubes hanging on the rack, but I take that as a good sign? Trust me, there is a major shortage. One of the main searched keywords that take people to this site is “is maybelline lash stylist discontinued?”

  38. I just went to Walgreens and guess what? I found it! You guys scared me! I got one for the regular price $7. 29 and the other was only $1.82 (on sale). The store closed at 10pm. So, tomorrow. I am going to go to Walmart, Target, and like 6 Walgreens that are close to my house and look for the waterproof mascara. I was only able to find one the rest were the regular very black.

  39. Oh my God, I will run to the store and see if I can find it tomorrow. I did not know this horrible thing happened. I am on my last tube and if it’s gone I am just going to cry.

  40. hey i duno where u are from but i am from London..
    and believe my i have been looking for lash stylish everywhere,, litrially everyywhere. I AM SO ANGRY AND UPSET. and yet i am still looking.. although ive reached to a conclusion that it has been discontinued. very very very upsetting. i am a makeup manic and i spend almost all my wages on makeup my quater on food and clothes.
    however my hand on my heart, i can say that nothing nothing but will replace my lovely lashstylist. ive bought all brands from dior, clinque, ysl, mac, nars…. every bloody thing u can think of but nothing will replace my baby. :(((((

    • I am from the US and yes, I’ve also looked everywhere. Online, there is nothing. We need to get together and write to Maybelline. I have already written to them and they denied that the mascara was discontinued. Why would they do this? Well, they could be repackaging, they could have a lawsuit going, who knows. Thanks to Sweet Pea for suggesting the Bare Escentuals brushless mascara. I will try it and post a review. Thank you!

  41. OMG I am totally devistated. This is the BEST mascara I have ever used.
    People are always asking me if those are my real lashes. They all think
    they are fake. So I am on my third different kind of mascara. Trying to find one that even remotely compares to lash stylist. I’ve already taken two back- Lash Stiletto (I totally agree with your review, wimpy thin lashes)and Rimmel, Glam Lash (bad, bad, this product actually took the curl right out of my lashes. I curled my lashed and after applying this product they were stick staight) So I just bought my third mascara today which I will try tomorrow.(Loreal Volume Shocking mascara)If this sucks then I guess I am just going to resort to stock piling Lash Stylist. I’ll hit every store in town. Please let us know if you find a comparable mascara. I’M DESPERATE !!!!!

  42. Heyyy.. I did see the Stiletto mascara on a friend of mine and it did look pretty amazing. I will try it myself and let you guys know!

    UPDATE: I hated Stiletto. Sorry, it did nothing for me.

  43. I know exactly what you’re going through! I started worrying the lower Lash Stylist got on the Target shelves and now can’t find it anywhere!! I’ve been trying to find other similar types of brushes promising to do the same thing, but nothing, I repeat nothing has even come close… so I’m looking for opinions of others like us that have found something that compares, yet I fear we never will.

    P.S. I have never never had so many compliments on my lashes than when I was wearing Lash Stylist… people thought I was wearing fake eyelashes!! I doubt Stiletto can do that! Please keep me posted!

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