Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Review

Hello again friends! I did a mini review on the Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Mascara awhile ago but now I'm back with a full review minus pictures.

Here's what Maybelline has to say:
The Falsies Mascara delivers a false lash look, giving you a full set of voluminous, bold, fanned-out lashes and the appearance of no gaps from any angle.
The Pro-Keratin Fiber enriched formula is designed to deliver immediate results, distributing volume and visible intensity to your lashes. The spoon-shaped brush helps fan lashes out. The Falsies Mascara is designed to give the appearance of no gaps and spaces. In a wink, lashes you didn’t even know you had look visibly thickened!

I was a little disappointed when I first tried the Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Mascara but now I have figured out a way for the mascara to work better for me. I was using the mascara wand the wrong way (good goin' y'goof!). Instead of "spooning" my lashes, I should have been using the brush upside down so it was on a curve (hill shaped??). The bristles are a little short of medium length but not incredibly short meaning a mascara guard is necessary (for me atleast). No matter how careful & gentle I am when applying the mascara, I still manage to get it onto my eyelids! Unlike before, the brush has separated my lashes & grabs hold of each one creating a nice fanned-out set of lashes. The formula isn't as wet when I first use it also & noticed this happened with the Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express Mascara too. I actually prefer the consistency a little thicker but if you don't, you can always stick your tube of mascara in a cup of hot water & the formula will melt back into the thin, wet consistency that it once was. I can't begin to compare or explain the difference in the formula because it is changing constantly over time. For now, I find it is working well. I can get very dark, natural long looking lashes with two coats. With three I get volume but tiny clumps along the way but atleast it holds my curls! Add a fourth or fifth coat & I find my lashes all clumped up and spidery as @#$! but dramatic nonetheless. Still, it sucks to say that the volume Maybelline promised was not obtained.
*Edit: I forgot to mention that it still flakes but doesn't smudge!

Would I still recommend it? Yes but only if you ignore all the gibberish Maybelline claims in the description of their product (and at a discounted price of course). Depending on the person and technique used to apply the mascara, the outcome could be amazing or sorely disappointing. For the price I paid, I am happy with my results.

Hope you all had a happy Tuesday! I may have done very bad on my math test today but I don't find out until Thursday.. I'm off for a nap before the depression hits me like a brick :(
And I know it may ward off readers when I don't include real photos but I can't help it. My camera skills suck & I'm too shy! Help me boost my confidence??

P.S. I bought this myself and I'm not being paid for this review. Neither am I affiliated with the company.


Anonymous said...

I use the same mascara and I have really long eyelashes and it really lengthens them great! I tend to put a lot on though but I have a way of not letting them clump. Sometimes it takes forever but sometimes it takes 3 minutes.

Ashley said...

Hi Anon! I'm glad you like this mascara. All of my friends rave about it but it's just okay to me. I prefer volume over length.

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