Friday, May 11, 2012

AMW Reviews: Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies (Waterproof Formula)

Good morning everyone!  The "lazy-to-use mascara who actually needs to use a mascara" girl is finally here to share to you, yet another, mascara review from the brand where my knowledge for mascaras started! 

Maybe she's born with it....maybe it's Maybelline.

I got to chat with Sydney of Studio SnR regarding this mascara and she told me how this product is always flying off-the-shelves!  I have to agree, I have checked random Maybelline counters and either I don't see them or see only a few of them left! 

How good is the Falsies?

Maybelline says ---

This mascara will give you more visible lashes because it fills in the gaps. Unique flexible wand helps to lift and separate lashes to provide the look of more lashes. Patented Spoon brush and Kera-fiber formula instantly build 8x more volume without clumping to complete the false lash look.

AMW says ---
  • The applicator is very easy to use even on short, sparse lashes.
  • Color is matte black.
  • Formula is not too dry not wet.  Right texture.
  • Does not dry out my lashes.  No crunchy lash.
  • Defines the lashes.
  • Creates length.
  • Curl stays the whole day.  Does not weigh down my lashes.
  • Waterproof, smudge-free and no flaking.
  • Easy to remove with regular eye makeup remover.
  • Clumps a bit.
  • Not the false-lash effect as product name.
This mascara helps define each lashes giving a darker appearance, the curl stays and never weighs the lashes down.  It clumps if applied too much or too quickly.

  • Never rush with this mascara application or else, it will clump.
  • Take time to start at the roots and wiggle outwards.
  • Mascara clumps?  Brush with a spoolie after mascara application.
  • Curl your lashes PRIOR to mascara application.  
  • Always remove your mascara well with your choice of eye makeup remover.
  • Never share the same mascara wand with others!
Will I repurchase?
No, I will still go for my favorite Volum' Express Magnum Mascara.

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone with full lashes who likes to define it minus the heavy feel.

Where to purchase and how much?

At local Maybelline counters for less than Php500.00.

Product photos and swatches

The curved wand that fits my eye shape perfectly.
The brush itself is flexible.

After curling my lashes with Shiseido's Eyelash Curler, I applied coats after coats of The Falsies and here's the effect.

Have you tried The Falsies?
What's your favorite Maybelline Mascara to date?
Mine is still the Maybelline's Volum' Express Magnum Mascara!  *FTW*!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy

(Product received during an event.  Opinions 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)


  1. What a shame it clumps and doesn't give you the false lashes look it promises. The packaging looks pretty though.

  2. I like this review. You're the only one in the whole wide world who is honest enough to say it does not give the falsies effect.

    I've tried this out a dozen times at counters, and I never could see the reason to buy it. It's not cheap in my country.

    1. Hi Jyoan, well to be honest, don't take my word for it, I'm sure there are LOTS who love this because it really boils down to each individual! I am sorry it didn't work for you! But i'm sure there are other Maybelline mascara that would work for you? Like the Magnum? That's my favorite!

  3. you are right no falsies effect.. I have been using this for almost a month but honestly speaking the only thing i like about this is that it doesn't have that heavy feeling.. other than that wala na

    1. I agree! It feels SO LIGHT no? And what I love about this mascara is the way it holds the curl! Must really be the lightweight formulation!

  4. Thank you so much for this review because I've actually been in a dilemma about purchasing this mascara. I've heard a good amount of positive reviews & negative ones as well. But I think I'm finally convinced that I should probably pass on this one.

    1. Have you give this tester a try? who knows? it may work for you, you have to be reminded that I have PUNY lashes! LOL

  5. I agree that this mascara is just okay. I switched to The Falsies Flared (waterproof) and it is so much better. I have actually been asked if I am wearing false lashes.


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