Ive had my Maybelline Lash Stiletto for a few months now, and just the other week I decided to purchase the new Maybelline Lash Stiletto "Voluptuous". Here's my comparison between the two.
The top one (black) is the original Lash Stiletto and the bottom one (red) is the new "voluptuous" mascara.
The original claims that the brush "grips and extends" each lash and coats from every angle. It has an "elastic formula" that stretches lashes for "provocative" length. Pro vitamin B5 formula conditions and smooths for "black patent shine".
The Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous claims that "now long lashes dont have to be skinny" and that their "dual action" brush stretches as it thickens each lash for "dramatic length and volume". Their rich cream formula "adds the most seductive finish".From the picture below you can see that the two brushes are different. The original is triangular (the pointy end helps you get to hard to read lashes) and the voluptuous is curved slightly and the bristles are thicker too.
I absolutely HATE the voluptuous wand! It could just be me, but it doesnt "grab" my lashes, and because of the thick brush and my thin lashes, I just get chunks of mascara on my eyelids. The brush that the original Lash Stiletto has, however, is amazing, and it gets to all my lashes. It has coarse bristles that are very narrow and they dont bend, so pretty much wherever you place the mascara, it will go!
Because I have no issue with the actual formula of the voluptuous mascara, Ive decided to switch the brushes. My original Maybelline Lash Stiletto has basically run out anyway, so Im just going to use up the rest of the voluptuous formula using the original brush.To sum it up, basically, Id give Maybelline Lash Stiletto an 8/10 (nothing wrong with the mascara, but I still prefer my Loreal Telescopic mascara!), but I won't even rate the "Voluptuous" mascara. Id recommend the original, but I wouldnt recommend the "Voluptuous". I think Maybelline just got cocky when the original Lash Stiletto did so well and sold so many, that theyd try it with a different brush.