Sunday, July 18, 2010

Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Mascara

Repurchase: No
$8.00 ($5.94 @ Walmart)
Product: 7.5/10
Packaging: 9/10
Overall Grade: C+

I've seen many reviews on this already so if this bores you -I'm sorry in advance! I've had this Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Mascara for about a month now (I know, totally lagging on reviews) and sadly, the results weren't what I expected. I was longing for, big, long, "false" like lashes but that's not exactly what I got..
The Packaging: The wide tube is reminiscent of Maybelline's Colossal Volum' Express but instead of yellow, this tube is purple with turquoise blue writing. The brush slim brush is spoon-shaped and applies the mascara easily and effortlessly while the bristles make it easy to separate my lashes.
The Product: I have tiny, thin lashes to begin with so it's rare to find a mascara that makes them look thick and long (YSL Faux Cils and Prestige My Biggest Lashes are favorites.) After applying the mascara, my lashes are barely any thicker than they are without mascara -no matter how many layers I apply. The formula is pretty average in the "lengthening" department as well and I don't get much volume. So no, I did not get the false, baby doll lashes I was hoping to achieve. Also, the mascara makes my lashes a little "crunchy" and flaky.
On the bright side, there's no smudging and the mascara wears all day fine. To me, this mascara is pretty average on my thin, short lashes and I'd prefer something like Maybelline Define-A-Lash (if I had to choose a Maybelline mascara)-which gives my lashes more length and no flakiness.
Product Directions
The Color: I bought this is Blackest Black, the darkest shade, and to me, it's a basic, average black.

On The Lashes..
Above (without lash primer): Maybelline The Falsies Mascara in Blackest Black
Above (withlash primer): Maybelline The Falsies Mascara in Blackest Black (As you can see, the primer helped with thickness and lenth but on its own, the mascara was very average.)

Overall: I really should've listened to the other reviews on The Falsies before I bought a tube but I was determined to make it work. I totally admit that I fell hard for the advertising (good job Maybelline!) and all the hype surrounding the mascara. As I've said, I personally have wimpy lashes and just because this didn't work for me, I can't say it won't work for those with longer, luscious lashes. It'll probably be fine if you have some decent lashes to work with but it may be flaky (that was the case for me.) Sorry to say that you will not get a "false lash effect" unless you naturally already have some great lashes.

Where To Buy: Walmart, Target, CVS


  1. Ya I was half and half about this one too, doesn't give that false lashes effect that they claim. I like it, but nothing to write home about. ;) Great review!

  2. Thanks. =) Yea it's really a decent mascara but for someone like me who has thin, short lashes, I need something amazing -just so my lashes look "average" LOL. You have better lashes than me so you're so lucky this works for you!

  3. I have better lashes than you?! no way! have you tried the l'oreal lash serum? that seemed to have spruced mine up a bit.

  4. LOL.. I have like the shortest, thinnest lashes EVER (without mascara) =P I think I'll give that a try next time it's on sale. Thanks for the recommendation Justine!! =)

  5. Glad you reviewed this, I was going to try this out when my mascara ran out but I always regret when I do that haha! xxxx

  6. aww sorry to hear that it didn't work out to your expectations. haha yyeah damn advertising, I fall for advertising all the time too! And topshop clothes quality is like H&M except they're usually slightly more expensive... but got their cheap stuff here and there too. lool I don't live by a topshop at all either

  7. @ Ariel.. I do the same thing -buy new mascara and then regret it!! =P

    @ Pop Champagne.. Aww that's ok.

    I checked out the Top Shop clothes online and I didn't look through the whole site but a lot of it seemed really expensive! Like rompers for $80 and stuff. I think that's a lot for H&M quality!! Maybe it's cheaper in stores though.

  8. P.S. Ariel, I'm totally sure this would work FINE on you since you already have gorgeous lashes to begin with -it just might be a bit flaky (as it was for me.)

  9. Thanks for the post, i just bought this product myself I have not got a lot of chances to use it... ill be posting a review soon as well x

  10. Hey Renay! I hope you have a better experience with it than I did. All makeup products can be different for everyone.

  11. Yeah, it does look way better with the primer. I'm going to wear it all day today with a primer too. I'll post my FOTD on my blog later tonight. You did an awesome review here :)


  12. Can't wait for your FOTD. You have some AMAZING lashes!