Friday, 12 April 2013

Maybelline: The Falsies Flared Volum' Express Mascara

What a mouthful! I remember using The Falsies waterproof mascara when it first came out when I was much younger, and obviously not thinking much of it, I didn't come back to it for a good few years. I'd like to think I'm a little more experienced and educated in makeup nowadays however, and I picked up this Flared version during a small haul in my town's Superdrug.

First of all, I still absolutely love the packaging. It's so unique to the other high street brands of mascara that it draws you straight to it in the shop. The fuchsia tube is bright and attractive, and the little wings on the top of the tube make it seem so cute and girly!

The brush applicator has much longer flared bristles in comparison to the original Falsies mascara. The bristles are grouped together in many small sections which results in a concentration of mascara in groups on your lashes, creating the effect of volume. One side of the brush is flat, while the other side is curved. Maybelline calls this the "spoon curler" brush. The directions suggest first applying the product with the curved side, then again with the flat side from root to tip to finish with a flared effect. The formula is also slightly different. It seems to be a little bit stiff in consistency but dries much quicker than the original. I love how it creates a more subtle look, with wispy and almost fluttery lashes. It doesn't lengthen your lashes as much as the original, and I've found it does have a tendency to flake after long wear.

Overall, I think this mascara has both pros and cons, but for a high street product I find it does its job well. Quick-drying formulas can be a bit of a pain if they get onto your brow bone or eyelid by accident. What we all really want is a great pigmented formula that works well and doesn't flake after a long days wear, and I don't think this is the one.

What do you think of the Maybelline The Falsies range? Which one is your favourite, if at all?



  1. Best mascara ever! maybelline always do the best i think :) x

    1. I was kind of indifferent about it at first, but I've actually been reaching for it a lot more recently! X

  2. I think your blog is great, lovely design, content and reviews/posts. However, one tip, possibly feature a picture of you using the product/the product on you, for example wearing the mascara to see what it looks like. :) X

    1. Thank you for commenting :) I really appreciate the feedback you've given, and honestly I've forgotten half the time to take pictures of myself using some products. However, if you look back I have featured me in some of the previous posts - it's just about remembering and also having the time to do it! But thank you, I will definitely try and remember to do this in future posts! X


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