It’s been ages since I wrote a beauty review. It’s high time I do one, don’t you think? What better way to start (again) than with Maybelline’s “The Falsies” Volum’ Express Mascara.
If there’s one makeup item I cannot live without, it’s mascara and concealer. A little bit of both can do a world of difference to the face. Hence, finding the perfect mascara that adds a much-needed boost to my sparse lashes is an absolute must.
In comes Maybelline. For years, it’s been my go – to brand for that perfect mascara. I started with their Cat Eyes and then moved on to The Magnum. Now, after some disappointing months with Etude House’s Henna Mascara, I decided to give another Maybelline product a try.
The Falsies came to mind because Tanya Burr of Pixi2woos kept talking about it and lauded it as her favorite mascara of the month. Seeing that it’s from Maybelline, I thought to give it a try as well and give you my two cents worth.
The Falsies comes with a bristly, medium – sized, and bendy rubber brush that reminds me of the brush from Revlon’s Custom Eyes Mascara. However, I like this more than the Revlon one because of the soft bristles. The fine bristles allow me to get to the roots of my lashes and coat every strand properly. This also helps me volumize my sparse lashes without clumping.
Here are some pros and cons for everyone:
- Affordable. I bought this for around PHP495, which is lower in price than the mascaras from other foreign drugstore brands.
- Waterproof! In this climate, waterproof mascaras are a necessity. The head and humidity or the rain will cause a non-waterproof mascara to run or smudge.
- Delivers on its promise. It is indeed volumizing but it doesn’t make your lashes look clumpy. Does it make my lashes look like falsies? You be the judge. Personally, I think it’s similar in effect as other Maybelline Volumizing Mascaras.
- Easy to remove. Despite it being waterproof, it’s not at all difficult to remove at the end of the day. I just run some facial wash on my lashes while washing my face and it gets the formula off.
- Messy. For some reason, the product accumulates at the end of the mascara wand, which makes application messy if you don’t tap or rub the excess product off. I like scraping it off at the edge of the mascara tube, which then makes it very messy.
Have you tried this product? If you have, please share your thoughts with me on the comments section below. I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions about this. Also, if you want me to try a certain mascara brand, let me know so I can put that in my shopping list.