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I have to say when it comes to mascara advertising I tend to steer clear and only go for what I know, i.e tried and tested or well reviewed from friends as generally I think it's all a load of rubbish anyway. They don't use the mascara on natural lashes they use it on false lases on a model so of they are going to look false!!
Anyway falling for a special offer and pretty purple packaging I decided I would give it a go. I really wish I hadn't, I use LOTS of mascara as it is to make my lashes big but no matter how many strokes of the brush I did they hardly lengthened at all, it just went pretty clumpy. It did however leave big black splodges around my eyes! Which is a not great look at all! The mascara itself looks lovely and had a big thick brush which I think probably contributed to the clumps!
The mascara started off life being advertised for around £11 (certainly over £10) but is now being retailed at around £7.99 depending on where you shop. If you do want to try it out you can buy it from shops for example Boots, Superdrug and will be able to get it cheaper at most supermarkets or pharmacies!
In my opinion to conclude the review it looks great in your make up bag but I think it is a total waste of money unless you team it up with a good pair of falsies!
This mascara is cheap and of average quality. Although this mascara makes me eyelashes look longer and more curled, it's obvious that this mascara doesn't cost a lot. I have repurchased this many times though as it's good for the money. I find that this mascara looks best on my bottom eyelashes and I wear it most days. It makes my bottom eyelashes look curled which I like as I have very long and straight bottom lashes. This mascara looks good on the top eye lashes too though.
I have been wearing this mascara for years and find it very reliable and easy to access as it does not cost too much. For my top eyelashes I prefer wearing a more high end mascara as I feel like that is what gives me the best result of long and defined eyelashes.
I find the majority of this company's mascaras to look pretty similar but I do like the slight unique twist on this bottle. The colour is attractive along with the design of the writing. I would rate this mascara a 3/5 stars because it is very cheap, easy to access and affordable. It has a quite good result considering the low cost of this piece of make up. I have tried a lot of mascaras though a nd have found a lot better. I have not found a better one for this cheap cost though so would recommend this to anyone who is on a budget or doesn't want to splurge out on a daily mascara.
I have had repurchased this mascara multiple times because it is such a good product for a very reasonable price. Firstly, I really like the brush on this product because if you use it one way it creates an everyday look and the other side makes it more dramatic or you can use the first side then make outer eyelashes more dramatic. Also the brush is the shape of your eyelashes so it makes sure the product is evenly distributed onto the eyelashes. The pigmentation of this product is quite good and I like having very black mascara. The consistency of this mascara is very good as it doesn't make my eyelashes appear clumpy and they are separated. But this mascara didn't hold the curl in my eyelashes, so throughout the day my lashes didn't look as long and full as they could have been. Also I found this mascara did flake onto my face throughout the day. This mascara did last all day for me, it even lasted well in the rain. I think that this mascara is very good value for money and is perfect for those who don't want to spend a lot of money on make up, but for me I would probably not use it again since I have found slightly more expensive mascaras that work better for me (Benefit They're Real and Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume). Overall, I would probably recommend this to anyone wanting a decent mascara without spending that much money.
I go through a lot of mascara, they always go clumpy on me before I am meant to even change them, I am also addicted to getting the best curl from my lashes and make them stand out like false lashes do without having to wear false lashes.
The Product ....
The product is a mascara that is meant to make your lashes look like you are wearing false lashes, curling, lifting and making them appear like there is more volume to them.
The Packing ....
The product comes in a very chunky purple plastic tube, it is the usual style twist cap mascara with the wand in the lid. The wand is curved shaped in this product which can sometimes make it a little harder to get to the very edge lashes I find.
The Cost ....
This mascara costs £7.99 which I think is pretty much an average value for a mascara.
My Opinion ....
I found this mascara went on well, it did not make my lashes as big as I hoped it would but it did make them look more bold than some other mascara's. I did not find that the mascara ran in heat and it lasted all day when needed which was good. It was a little clumpy after about 3 months which was a shame but it did not look clumpy on my lashes if I brushed them out after. The sad thing for me was it really was not dramatic enough to be mistaken for real false lashes.
A really nice mascara when it came to look on the lashes and its ability to last for the whole day without needing to top up however it did not really live up to its claims of looking like I had false lashes on. It does look really nice on though and is one I really like.
I wear mascara every day as I have light lashes and my eyes look tiny without it. My favourite brand of mascara costs a fortune so I am always looking for something more reasonably priced that works as well. While I haven''t found anything quite as good I have found a few which are nearly there but cost a lot less money. The mascara that I am using at the minute is a good one but doesn''t cost nearly as much at 7.99. It is by Maybelline who are probably my favourite high street make-up brand and it is the falsies mascara. The mascara has a long curved brush which I find makes coating my lashes easier than with a normal short brush and it really helps to separate them out and make them look less clumped. It also contains keratin to plump the lashes out to build volume and make them look bigger and as though you have more lashes than you actually do hence the falsies name. My favourite thing about this mascara though is the colour as it is such a deep and intense black colour which really makes my eyes pop and look more opened up. It is also waterproof which is always a bonus. The mascara is easy to apply and it really coats lashes first time so you don''t need to keep applying it several times. Once on it stays on the lashes without smudging and stays put until you remove it. Although it is waterproof and long lasting it is easily removed with make-up remover. I am really enjoying using this and although it isn''t quite as good as my favourite premium one it is almost as good and a lot less expensive so for me it is good value for money and I would definitely purchase it again.
I bought this for £5.99 from Boots 6 months and have used this as my regular mascara since. Now I am coming to the end of my use thought it would be a good idea to review this. I have seen this mascara retail anywhere between £4.99-£7.99 though so worth shopping around maybe. For a budget mascara of 5ml that has lasted this long it's a fair price range to me. As Boots often have 3 for 2 offers on Rimmel it may be worth holding out for some offers. However for a high street mascara £5.99 seems in line if not in competition with it's competitors. Rimmel also seems a fair brand to me that I have tried an tested a few times before.
The mascara comes in a plastic package with a cardboard background. The plastic is clear so you can clearly see the product you are buying but it cannot be taken out of the package until you leave the shop which hygienically is a good thing to me! Whilst I like the fact that the product is sealed in the plastic tub I feel perhaps this could be done in a more innovative way. Those who have read some of my other reviews may be aware that I'm not all that keen on excessive packaging. Perhaps simply putting a seal on the mascara would help assure hygiene but also keep the planet happy!
The tube in which the mascara comes in is nice and fun. It is a bright purple in colour and the writing on it is minimal and in silver. The fact it is in silver however can make it a bit difficult to read however. The Maybelline logo is visible but very small and so often I forget the brand of this mascara even though I have used it for so long!
Application I find is easy. There are visual instructions on the back of the tube if in doubt but I tend to pretty much ignore these and just apply as I normally would by applying to the upper eyelash with a few strokes then the lower eyelash with a few strokes. The wand is easy to unscrew from the main body of the tube and screws back on securely so the mascara doesn't dry out like in some other brands. I also find the brush picks up enough product on the 'first dip' so you don't have to keep pumping in and out of the tube. The wand is an ideal size - not too big or too small to use effectively.
Lashes are temporarily extended, feel full of volume which are extended without giving the 'spidery' look. Only one coat needed although two applications is ideal for a night out if you want a look closer to false eyelashes. I don't feel the need to re-apply during the day or on a night out but if I do I can re-apply once or twice without it looking like 'too much!
As the mascara is so thick however it can take some time getting this off - but perhaps this says more about the eye make-up remover I use?!
Definitely one to look out for! Loses a start because of packaging and the hard to read writing!
Maybelline have dozens of mascara and I own the majority of them. Here are my thoughts on the falsies.
All of their mascaras come in very similar tubes they are rounded and slimmer at the end with a screw on top that seals the products away perfectly. There is also a small band of colour in middle. This one happens to be dark purple with accents is blue. As with all the mascaras the packaging is superb and the wand great quality. I just wish all mascaras came as they do in the US with the brush separate in the packaging. This means we know what we are using properly as they are normally so congealed in store.
As always I picked black and as always Maybelline kind of delivered for colour I prefer Rimmel. They have the option of an extreme black, which is a much truer shade than Maybelline's that always seem to be a very dark grey. The brush was a soft straight brush with nice bristles that are not too long (but the brush was a little fat) and it did not irritate my eyes. The mascara is easy to apply and I only make the odd mistake with it, the issue I found here was clumping. The lashes come off nice and long with a slight curl but unless very careful you can up with about two lashes on each eye as it clumps so badly. But with some careful persuasion and the use if a different wand on top this is resolved.
The mascara does flake towards the end of the day and is not very good with sweat a waterproof layer would have to be added on a hot day.
These can be bought from both Superdrug and Boots and some other chemists and it sells for £7,99. I think this is a fair price for the mascara. If you are careful and don't mind some flaking you an get quite a good effect.
3 dooyoo stars as there are a few issues to address here.
I'm always buying mascaras and although I don't like to wear false lashes, I do like the false lash look (even for a day look).
I tried this mascara for £4.99 from my local supermarket and have seen it for that amount since so it's a good price for a great mascara.
It looks funky in a hot pink design and is quite a thick container. This I find is easier to hold and maneouver as it gives you a lot of grip between my fingers.
The actual brush head is curved (I believe Maybelline call it their 'spoon' shape) which makes it much much easier to apply. I can coat 90% of my lashes in one stroke as it is a great length that reaches from my inner eye to almost my outer corner of my eye, right from the base of the lashes.
I always pick waterproof black as I don't trust my mascara not to run in the heat or rain, and this mascara really works well as waterproof. It comes off nicely with even the gentlest of cleaning cloths (I use ones for sensitive skin) but I don't get the panda eyes look during the day which is a big relief.
I love this mascara -- my lashes aren't clumped together, are coated from base to tip without leaving those annoying dusty specks/clumps at the tip, and my lashes really stand out. They give the effect of false lashes without looking false (it accentuates my natural lashes).
What is the product:
Maybelline New York Falsies Mascara
£7.99 at most retailers - Boots, Superdrug
The mascara tube is an attractive purple colour and has a compact style so it is easy to fit in make-up bags and even small handbags. All of the necessary information is available on either the front or back of the tube.
Applying the product:
I found this product fairly easy to apply as the curved wand is the shape that your eyelashes naturally go. In terms of effectiveness, I would rate the wand a 4/5 due to the simple fact that the way in which it is designed makes it difficult to apply product to those 'hard to reach' parts of your eyelash. In my experience, I used this product as a first coat mascara as it opened up my eyelashes rather a lot, often giving them a "falsies" effect (to an extent), allowing a more powerful product to optimize my eyelashes.
I was quite satisfied with this product, however I only found it useful as a base mascara, using a product such as Bourjois Paris Volume Clubbing Mascara to finalise my eyelashes. The tube holds a lot of product, so you're not constantly paying a lot of money as it takes a while for the tube to empty.
I am a firm fan of Maybelline's mascaras. Having tried most of the premium brands and had mixed results I got to a point where I wondered why I was spending almost £20 on a mascara and I went back to Maybelline that I used to use when I was 17. The Falsies brush is very well designed-if you aren't a fan of using eyelash curlers this really helps as the wand bends your lashes back while painting on the mascara so it almost sets them in a wide eyed curled look. The fluid is quite thin so really you don't get any clumps untill the mascara is quite old and has been opened to the air. I'd say this mascara is at it's best for 6 weeks and if you have used it every day then you probably would have nearly finished the tube by then too. It looks great with two layers though as the liquid is thin you can even do 3 for a night out. My only issue is the multi-coloured packaging which I feel is a little bit naff but as it sits most of the day inside the makeup bag it's not a big deal. I have tried false eyelashes and didn't enjoy the feeling-this does not make you look like you have them on but it does make your own lashes look their best.
I love this mascara! I am extremely fussy when it comes to buying make up, especially eye make up. Mascara is a very important part of my daily make up regime, I try my hardest to make them stand out the most they possibly can, and I am a big hater of clumpy lashes! This mascara really did the trick, such a great price as well. The brush is quite big, so you may make a mess around your eyes when applying, but I usually end up doing that no matter what size brush I use! Medium life, doesn't dry up that quickly, for the money as it isn't bank breaking, you can afford to regularly keep re-buying as well. Very pleased with this product.
Personally I'm a big mascara fan, it makes a huge difference to your face even without other make up. I couldn't go without it!
The Maybelline Falsies mascara has a spoon brush which gives a really great lift and curve to your lashes, making your eyes seem more open, which is lovely! But in my experience it isn't great for length, and if you use the 'wiggle' technique when applying instead of lengthening like you'd hope it does tend to clump more. It kind of looks like your eyelashes have been comfort eating!
I find that it tends to dry out very quickly and by the end of the day it can sometimes be shedding and leaving ghastly little black lumps under your eyes - not a fabulous look!
Although, I think that if you're going to a natural day time look its fabulous and its great for blending false eyelashes! For the day Maybelline Falsies mascara is my weapon of choice, but for a more bold or dramatic look or length I personally shop elsewhere.
In summary, for a casual look with a tight budget, this mascara is definitely a legitimate choice!
I always think that mascara is the perfect tool for finishing off any made up eye look and therefore I do tend to go through it quite quickly. Being that I like to shop around for makeup to find the best deals and newest products, when I saw a tube of this Maybelline Falsies mascara in my local Boots recently for just over a fiver, I was keen to give it a try. I might add at this point, that I do have quite long eyelashes, however they are a touch fine in places and therefore anything that promises to make my eyelashes look 'false' and with that I mean thick and long, is definitely worth a try in my book.
Maybelline say that this mascara provides 'dramatic false lash fab volume', these are their words not mine. Packaging wise this mascara is presented in a bright purple tube which has a fat middle that tapers out toward either end. The tube is presented (in my case) with shiny silver text and a pair of silver wings which adorn either side of the lid. On the front of the tube we are told that this mascara is 'the Falsies volum' express' whilst the back gives a pair of images which show how this mascara should be applied. Although I have not used this information when I apply my mascara it is still a handy little feature in my opinion.
Upon screwing off the lid of the mascara tube I am left with a black stick which runs down to a bristled and brush which is shaped in a slight arc with which to apply the mascara. Look wise this appears no different to any other mascara however the brush is well bristled and this ensures that the mascara goes on the eyelashes in an even coating. The colour of this mascara is a deep black and this is my preference as I find that it gives my lashes a deep infusion of colour which clearly frames my eyes.
This mascara does come in two options those being waterproof and non waterproof. I have bought the non waterproof option given that I do not like removing waterproof mascara as it can irritate my eye area.
Looking at the instructions on the back of my mascara, Maybelline recommend that the arced side of the brush is applied first with the 'spoon' side against the lashes. They then advise that the straighter side of the brush is used to flare the eyelashes outwards. This is all a little technical for me and I prefer just to use the curved side of the brush to liberally coat my lashes brushing in an outwards direction to ensure that my long lashes are flicked out. Leaving my mascara to dry for a matter of minutes I then proceed to apply another coating on top of the first to ensure that my eyelashes are blacker than black. In my opinion, mascara should be applied last after everything else including eyeliner and eye shadow and therefore this is what I do.
~Price and Availability~
I have seen this mascara in a number of stores including Boots, Superdrug and my local Tesco supermarket and you should expect to pay around £7.99 for it unless it is part of a deal. This is not a bad price to pay in my opinion especially given the length of time that a tube lasts which in my case has stretched for a good month with daily usage.
First things first, I love the colour of this mascara. The dark black really emulates that of fake eyelashes and makes my eyelashes stand out against my green eyes. I find that this mascara makes my eyelashes appear much longer than they really are and rather than clump the individual strands together it really helps to define each lash. In addition, this mascara does add some much needed volume to my eyelashes. Although admittedly my eyelashes do not appear false they definitely look more defined than they do without mascara. In addition, I love the touch of weight that they add to my eyelashes which makes fluttering them all the more appealing. After a days wear, this mascara washes easily off my eyelashes with my usual face wash and does not leave any residue around my eye area.
Although not fake, my eyelashes do look thicker and longer with this mascara and therefore it scores a good four stars from me.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
I absolutely love Maybelline's Falsies mascara. I've always been very fussy with the mascara I wear as I love my lashes to look long and to curve upwards- but I hate it going clumpy! It's so hard to find a mascara as good as Maybelline's Falsies.
This mascara tube is bright purple and fits comfortably in your hand. It should immediately catch your eye in the shops! I always use Maybelline mascara and the Falsies stood out immediately.
The mascara wand is a curved shape to fit the natural curve of your eyelashes. On the back of the packaging, it instructs you to use the curved side first and then flip it over to use the other side to elongate your lashes. It works exactly the way they say it does and it transforms your eyelashes in seconds.
When I first used it, I was amazed by the way it changed my eyelashes from plain and boring to long and absolutely stunning. It doesn't clump at all and I've received multiple compliments on how good it looks. Just the other day a friend asked how I got my eyelashes to stay separated ;)
I live in South Africa and it costs between R100 and R140 which is quite expensive but I think it's so worth it.
Would I recommend it?
YES YES and YES. Go and buy Maybelline Falsies Mascara NOW! :)
I recently switched to this from another Maybelline product as I was impressed with that but thought it was time for a change.
The product comes in a cardboard package with a plastic covering on the top - relatively easy to open (thank God it's not blister packaging!). The plastic covering is clear so you can view the product, which is in a bright pink tube (like the picture so I won't go into any detail). You can get both waterproof and non-waterproof versions of this product - virtually the same price so I always go for waterproof because it likes to rain a lot in the UK. When you open the tube, there is a long stem and a curved brush which is supposedly to help you lashes curl and thicken as though you had used false lashes (hence the name of the product).
I found this product to be very good, the mascara is quite thick (which is annoying if you go wrong) but if applied correctly it does give good coverage and lashes do look a lot thicker and longer. I wouldn't say that it looks exactly as though you have false lashes on - I don't think that my lashes are ever going to get to those heights. But it definitely does define my eyes more which is all I really wanted.
The curved brush definitely stops clumping and spreads lashes well enough to give you a full open eyed effect without too much effort so I would definitely recommend this above other straight brush mascaras as sometimes they are much harder to apply.
Another plus is that it comes off relatively easily with the right makeup remover products (yes, even the waterproof one). I used Nivea facial cleansing wipes, but any good eye makeup remover will work. It just slides off the lashes which makes much less time consuming to get ready for bed at the end of the day!