Maybelline came out with The Falsies Volum’Express Mascara a few months ago, but I haven’t gotten around to trying it until now (actually, when reader Emily submitted her Fan Look pictures, her lashes made me run out to my local drugstore and finally buy it! ).
The mascara brush is spoon shaped (shown on the right). To achieve the best results, place the spoon side (the part that goes inward) against your lashes, sweeping them from root to tip. Apply more coats as desired while the mascara is still wet. I like using two coats on my upper lash line and one coat on my lower lash line.
I haven’t really been wowed by a mascara for a long time until now. Click on this picture to take a closer look at how my lashes look with and without The Falsies Mascara (I got the “291 Very Black” waterproof version). My lashes have pretty good length on their own, but they are very straight and stubborn to curl. The Falsies Mascara actually keeps my lashes curled up the entire day, even when I’m ready to wash off my makeup!
I got the waterproof version, because I’ve found that the waterproof one helps hold the curl more. My eyes tend to get watery as well, and the waterproof one does not budge at all. However, this also results in requiring a little more effort to remove it — I use a Q-tip and eye makeup remover (Lancome Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover) along my lashes (with my eyes closed) to gently remove it, since my usual makeup removing routine isn’t enough to clean it all up.
If you prefer a mascara that’s easier to clean up (without the risk of ending up with raccoon eyes when you wash it off), then take a look at my Blinc Kiss Me Mascara review. But I am happy to say that Maybelline The Falsies Mascara is definitely my new favorite mascara — and what makes it even better is that it’s only around $7-8 regular price (I got mine on sale for $5)! Let me know what you think of this mascara.