Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mascara Review

A friend of mine called me raving about a new mascara she tried recently by Maybelline called Falsies. A new mascara? That I haven't tried? You know this means I got in my car to stalk the aisles of Target.
According the the Maybelline website: This new mascara claims to build your lashes up to 8x without clumping, the unique wand helps to lift and separate the lashes.

I've tried it now for a few days and reapplied it different ways and here is my take on it. The mascara does nothing what the website claims it does. One of my biggest complaints was the clumping. The only way I didn't get it to clump was to wipe clean the applicator, dip it back into the tube and start fresh. It seems the applicator gets too much mascara on it when it initially comes out of the tube.
The applicator is a bit tricky to work with. If you look at it from one side, it's a bit flat, with very small bristles. This is to be able to get any small eyelashes you may have. If you turn the handle a bit, the applicator is a nice fluffy brush.
Their recommendation is to use the flat/small bristle side first and then the fluffy side next to comb out the lashes. This was the only way it did work for me. I feel when I used the small bristle side of the applicator, this is when I would get most of the clumping. If the applicator was made of the fluffy bristles all the way around, I think I would have liked this mascara a lot more.
The one thing I will say I did enjoy about this mascara is the formula. I tested the waterproof formula. It definitely tested true. Much more so than the waterproof Colossal mascara. One of the days I was testing the mascara, I went to the beach with my sun. By the time I got home, it was still in place and I didn't have a smudge on my face or a black eye look. Now that's waterproof!
So for now, I will be sticking with my Diorshow or Colossal. I do have another mascara review coming up next week, so check back later.

As usual, if you have any makeup questions, please leave a comment below or send me an email.


  1. Great post Tricia. I have another recommendation for you about mascara. Maybelline XXL Pro Extensions. It's a 2 step process but it should only add another 1-2 minutes onto a morning routine. I love it! It's fantastic. They have several formulas - one for volume and another for length. They also both come in waterproof (but I can not attest to how well that works). Try it out.

  2. Great review! I'd love to know if you have favorite concealors. I find so many of them are super watery- sort of pointless.

  3. Thank you for the comments.
    Jill, I'm actually testing out that mascara as we speak and will be doing a review on the blog in the coming week or so.
    Preppy Pink Crocodile, I love Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier or Eve Pearl concealer. They all do an amazing job! {that's also my favorite order}