Product Type: Maybelline makeup
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Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Date: 01/08/12, updated on 28/05/13 (62 review reads)
Advantages: Increases volume and length, intense colour
Disadvantages: Clumpy, does not really look like falsies
I am no big fan of wearing actual fake lashes, since, to me, they have always looked unnatural and tacky (and I'm always scared that my real lashes will pull out with them!), but when this Maybelline Falsies appeared in shops, I have to admit that I was slightly intrigued. Here was a product, claiming that it could give you an appearance of 'falsies' without having to glue something tacky over your original lashes. I decided that I would give it a try, since I like Maybelline, and have enjoyed using many of their mascaras previously, so I thought that this would not be too bad of an investment.
From Boots, this costs £7.99, which I would say is the average price for mascaras nowadays from reputable high street brands. Obviously, there will always be cheaper brands out there, for example Make Up Academy (from Superdrug) or Collection 2000, which will provide you with a mascara for only a fraction of that price; however, since Maybelline is a trusted brand of mine, I expected that the quality would pretty much match up with the price, if not exceed it.
Just to say, though, that I have the 'Black Drama' type of Maybelline Falsies Mascara, so the tube has a slightly different look to the picture of the mascara above this review. This one is packaged in a tube that becomes wider around the middle. It is very comfortable to hold, and easy to use to apply. It has a lid with the mascara brush attached, which can easily be screwed on and off so you can apply it and prevent it from leaking inside your make up bag. This tube features only two colours, purple and black: purple for the main colour of the packaging and black for the text and the ink like designs. There is black patterning on the lid, which looks a little bit like lace which has been inked on. Altogether, the packaging does give quite a dramatic effect, though I must say, I do not like the purple and black colour pairing too much as there is little contrast between the two.
The brush, always an important aspect to any mascara, is quite thick with plenty of bristles and slightly curved, to make for an easier application. It seems to be able to hold quite a bit of mascara at a time. The mascara does look a bit thick and gloopy, collecting up quite a lot at the tip of the brush, though on the brush it does not look like it is in too much excess. The colour is very dark and intense, which is what I like from a mascara. This is easy to apply on my lashes, brushing it on carefully, though trying not to put too much on to prevent clumping.
This mascara does indeed make my lashes have more volume and length, but nowhere near what I was expecting, given the good reputation and the name of the product. Falsies? No way! It does look a bit more dramatic than several other mascaras I have tried, but not by much at all. Because of the 'Black Drama' title of the product, my lashes do look quite a bit darker, though.
Unfortunately, I found that this mascara is rather clumpy, even if I do not apply too much. These clumps look unattractive, and make my lashes look as though they are severely dehydrated. The mascara also looks quite dry and flaky when applied.
Altogether, I must say that my overall experience of using this mascara has not been fantastic, but not too disastrous. It definitely does not live up to its claim of looking like falsies, but I suppose it does add volume and length to your eye lashes, a little bit at least. My word of advice to you: there are mascaras on the market, some which may actually make your eye lashes look as fantastic as if you were wearing falsies... however, this is not one of them. I do not think that this was worth the £7.99 of which I paid for it, as it gave me nowhere near the expected 'falsies' effect; if you are considering buying this product, I suggest that you look elsewhere. I give this Maybelline Falsies Mascara 2 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
Summary: Not worth the hype