Introducing Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara. This double ended mascara gives you two brushes, one for top lashes and one for bottom lashes. It’s available in both a regular and waterproof version. I chose to test out the waterproof one in Very Black.
The upper lash brush on this one is on the smaller side. The bristles wrap around the wand in a spiral design so you end up with some flat spots on some areas of the brush. The brush design along with it’s semi-wet formula makes it difficult to get good coverage on my lashes.
The brush seams to glide through my lashes leaving behind barely any mascara. I keep having to go over my lashes again and again to get it to build up into a noticeable layer. And even after two coats, you really can’t tell the difference between the before and after.
The bottom mascara wand is so skinny. This brush is more of a traditional design and therefore applies the mascara to the bottom lashes much easier that the upper one does.
This mascara was a bit of a disappointment to me. The claim of “360° false lash effect” just did not happen for me. I get very little volume and hardly any length with this one. The lashes do stay nice and separated which is good though.
The saving grace for this mascara is the bottom lash part of it. The tiny brush makes application to the lower lashes nice and easy without any mess or clumping. However, I would not buy it just for that.
I went with the waterproof version since hot, humid weather has been in the Pittsburgh area for weeks now and doesn’t seem in a hurry to leave. Mascara tends to transfer on my oily skin in hot weather with regular versions so I usually opt for waterproof this time of year.
This one did well performance wise in the hot weather. I do not experience any flaking, smudging or transfer with this waterproof mascara.
I would have to say pass on this Maybelline Falsies Big Eyes Mascara if you’re looking for big lash length and volume. I do like the idea of a dual ended upper and lower lash combo in one but this formula was just not for me.
Did you try this mascara yet? What did you think of it?