Maybelline The Falsies Mascara Review

by Ki on May 12, 2010 · 35 comments

Maybelline The Falsies Mascara Review

I started experimenting with mascara only two-three years back when I started wearing contact lenses. My first one was bought from an Oriflame catalog – Visions mascara I think and I repurchased that one again, mostly because it was cheap (around Rs. 250) even though I didn’t like it much. It didn’t add much volume to my lashes and clumped a lot. So when my mom’s colleague went to London last month, I asked her to pick up more dramatic looking mascara for me. That is how I got the Maybelline Falsies Volum’ Express Mascara.

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

It comes in a plump tube which is a purple version of the yellow Colossal tube. It cost me £7.99 (Rs. 640 approx) and was purchased in Boots, London.

What Maybelline claims  -

  • “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 and Fibre enriched formula attaches to lashes you didn’t know you had and creates a false lash look of thicker and longer looking lashes.
  • Our patented spoon brush fans out lashes and ensures generous product deposit. Our unique flexible stem helps build voluminous lashes without clumping.”

mascara wand pic

How to use Maybelline Falsies Mascara:

  • As you can see in the picture of the wand, it is slightly curved, kind of like a U-shape on one side. Using that side against the lashes, brush upwards against the upper lashes and downwards against the lower ones. The shape of the wand ensures that your lashes are evenly covered by the mascara.
  • Wait for a few seconds before applying a second coat.
  • If you’re new to using mascara, hold a piece of white chart paper or tissue behind your lashes so that you don’t end up getting any of the product on your eyelid.

What I love about it:

  • The adorable packaging – it’s so adorably purple! I take it out of my make up pouch sometimes just to look at it!
  • The wand (or ‘spoon’ brush) makes it so much easier to apply the mascara to my lower lashes and corner lashes. I hardly ever poke myself in the eye with the wand anymore.
  • This makes my eyelashes look gorgeously big without looking over the top. In fact, I tried it on my friend who is Assamese and her tiny, little eyes also opened up beautifully after using this mascara!
  • The consistency isn’t too thick or too watery – just about perfect for my eyelashes.
  • It doesn’t make my eyelashes so hard and mascara-y and sort of crispy like the mascara I used to use! Do you know this feeling? Or am I the only one who is silly enough to notice this?!

What isn’t that great about it:

  • It clumps a bit. It wasn’t enough to make me hate the mascara but still, Maybelline did promise me that it wouldn’t so I was a bit disappointed.
  • It isn’t as dramatic as actual false lashes, at least compared to what I have seen in pictures on other beauty blogs. I’m putting this in as a con because Maybelline claims a false lashes effect but personally, I’m happy with the results that this product delivers – not too overdramatic!
  • It is not waterproof!!! I’m a big crybaby so waterproof kajal and mascara are a must for me. I discovered that this is not waterproof when I had a big fight with my fiancé, so on top of being in a bad mood; I had rivulets of mascara running down my cheeks. UGH!
  • It isn’t available in India.
lashes without mascara

lashes without mascara

lashes with mascara

lashes with mascara

lashes with mascara

lashes with mascara

My overall rating - :-* :-* :-*

My eyes are already big and (according to me) my best feature, but the Falsies mascara makes them look a lot bigger and much more beautiful and I get a lot of compliments whenever I’m wearing this. But it does have a lot of negatives as well, so I wouldn’t repurchase this even if it were available in India.

I’m on the lookout for a voluminous mascara that IS waterproof. Any suggestions?

According to one of the SAs here, this product would be available in India within a few months. :)- Rati

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ritu May 12, 2010 at 10:55 am

hey ur eyes r beautiful.

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ki. May 12, 2010 at 11:03 am

THANK YOU! :-*
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ki. May 12, 2010 at 11:04 am

Thanks Rati! I asked an SA and she looked clueless so that’s why I couldn’t say anything on that count! :-P
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Rati May 12, 2010 at 11:05 am

That is okay. I am quite liking the big-fat-purple tube. looking forward for it to arrive. :)

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ki. May 12, 2010 at 11:12 am

It IS damn cute :D
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Radhika May 12, 2010 at 11:28 am

Heyy Ki….finally another person with big eyes…though I would do anything to get my undereye area to look even half as decent as yours does!

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ki. May 12, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Thanks Radhika!

I would love to see a pic of your big eyes as well! :-)
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Mrunmayee May 12, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Lovely eyes Ki.. I think that must be your half south part!!! :lashes: :lashes:

Loving the mascara.. If you want a waterproof mascara, try COlorbar’s Duo mascara or the Extreme lash one.. I am getting myself a MF one soon.. Will tell you how i find it… :-* :-*

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ki. May 12, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Yup… mom has the exact same eyes :-))

do let me know about the MF one, I’ll check it out once you’ve reviewed it! :D :-*
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Rati May 12, 2010 at 12:37 pm

She has naughty eyes. :P

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ki. May 12, 2010 at 1:05 pm

They’re winking at you Rati! ;-)
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Rati May 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm

;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) *winkies back* lol!!

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ki. May 13, 2010 at 4:14 pm

:-P
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Poornima May 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm

You look so sweet and innocent Ki…

liking the chunky container..

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ki. May 12, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Thanks Poornima! :D I think it’s the combination of the lashes and big eyes! :lashes:

I love the packaging myself! SO cute! :-D
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Palak May 12, 2010 at 2:11 pm

great review and I love the cute packaging !!
Btw if you want a mascara that volumizes.try the Loreal Voluminous,I swear by it !!
whats more ? It’s also waterproof :)
.-= Palak´s last blog ..Ponds Age Miracle Tinted moisturizer review =-.

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ki. May 12, 2010 at 2:43 pm

I will look for it when I shop next :D thanks! :-*
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Renuca May 12, 2010 at 2:54 pm

ya Ki, know the mascary hard feeling, which is why I dont like mascara much, plus they make my eye lashes (tho thick) jut out 90 degrees…lol

this mascara is really cutely packaged (we are such suckers for packaging na?), my husband had got me revlon lash fantasy when he went abroad last year (i think its available here too), its the primer mascara duo type..didnt like it too much as the primer use to clump.. must have used it some 2-3 times max. time to chuck now :-((

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ki. May 12, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Oh no :(

try this if it gets released here… you’ll like it as it barely clumps :))
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jomol May 13, 2010 at 6:15 am

lovely BIGGIE eyes key….agree with Rati….they look naughty……hey….fights with fiance….how cute is that…..never got a chance to do so…regret now……. :-(

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ki. May 13, 2010 at 9:06 am

Why do you regret it jomol darling? Please don’t!!!
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Anu May 13, 2010 at 9:17 am

Rati, I love this blog!

Ki, Try Loreal Voluminous in Carbon Black, its super black and comes in a waterproof formula. Also, you mentioned waterproof kajal? Mind telling me which one you use? I’m a big crybaby too (sometimes i cry a cute ads on tv…haha) and i always have a problem with kajal running.

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ki. May 13, 2010 at 11:25 am

Yeah, Palak recommended this too :D thanks! I’ll definitely give it a try!

I use a MAC pencil… I think it’s called smolder, will check and let you know ‘cos my mom’s carrying it in her handbag today :P
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neha May 13, 2010 at 11:53 am

hey ki….
i love the packaging….but i do mind the cost… ?:-)
i guess i will finish up lash blast first…. what say

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ki. May 13, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Totally! :D

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neha May 13, 2010 at 5:01 pm

buy lash blast by cover girl!
trust me u wont regret and its absolutely water proof!
have u tried it?

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ki. May 13, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Nope… I don’t think yahaan milega na? I’ll have to ask someone who’s abroad? And if I tell you the list I’ve given my aunt to send from the US even you’l feel bad for her! :-P
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ki. May 12, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Thanks Anamika :))
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ki. May 13, 2010 at 11:32 am

Yeah, it was okay :-)) I’m looking forward to many many other mascars!
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