Okay, so for the very first post on my shiny new blog I’ve decided to do a review, and the product up for scrutiny today is Maybelline The Falsies mascara. I bought this pretty much as soon as it came out a couple of weeks ago and I've been using it every other day when I'm not wearing my beloved L'oreal Telescopic!
The brush for this is described as a ‘spoon’ shape, in that it curves like…well a spoon. :) The recommended way of applying the mascara is to kind of 'scoop' your lashes in an upward motion, which I've found is the best way to be honest. I was impressed from day one with this mascara because it lengthened and separated my lashes brilliantly. The promise on the Maybelline website is that:
"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 is designed to deliver immediate results, distributing volume and visible intensity to your lashes. The patented ‘Spoon’ shaped brush helps fan lashes out.
The Falsies Mascara is designed to give the appearance of no gaps and spaces. In a wink lashes you didn’t even know you had look visibly thickened!”
Personally, I wouldn't describe this as a particularly effective volumiser and it might just be that I have sparse lashes, but I didn't get the 'no gaps' effect either. The photo above is taken from the website and, while we all know about the little 'post-production' tricks and 'lash inserts for an even lash line' I can assure you now that using this product won't make your lashes reach your eyebrows :) For that it's best to use actual Falsies! It takes 2-3 coats to see this mascara at its best and I was very impressed at the lack of clumping and the wide-awake,'doe-eyed' look this mascara is capable of creating. I would say that this is the best Maybelline mascara I have tried so far (the others being Lash Stiletto and Volum' Express) and I will definitely be buying it again in the future.
In conclusion, I would certainly recommend this mascara if you're looking for something to give your lashes definition, added length and separation, but not so much if you're after a volumiser. Let me know your thoughts in the comments!