Monday, March 21, 2011

Review: Maybelline Volum Express The Falsies Mascara - yet another Maybelline mascara

This is a review of the Maybelline Volum Express The Falsies Mascara.  I honestly do not know where I got this.  I searched through my blog to find any previous mention of it in a haul or as a gift from someone, but I couldn't find anything.  If you do, please let me know.

(not my picture - stock photo)

What it does:
False lash glam, instantly!
• Patented Spoon Brush fans out lashes from corner-to-corner, while our Pro-Keratin formula instantly builds volume without clumping
• Unique flexible wand helps to lift and separate lashes to provide the look of 300% more visible, fuller lashes, no gaps from any angle
(from Maybelline.com)

Price: will vary, target.com has this for about $6

bare lashes

with this mascara, 1 coat

Pros:
- thickens my lashes fairly well
- I didn't have any fallout under my eyes

Cons:
- this was a very wet mascara, even after 2 months of usage.  I don't like wet mascaras because it makes my lashes stick together
- I do not like this wand (details below)
- this mascara made my eyelashes droopy, even after curling them. This may be a combination between it being a wet mascara and my not being able to use the wand very well

What is the "patented spoon brush"?  It looks like this:
The brush is shaped in a curve.  The inside curve of the brush has significantly shorter bristles than the other parts.  This made it incredibly hard for me to use the wand.  It was constantly turning the wand so that the outside bristles, which are longer, would be against my lashes in order to coat them properly.  This worked, but it takes away the whole purpose of this brush.  I would have preferred a regular brush.

Would I repurchase?  No, I liked the original Volum Express better.

Hope you enjoyed this review!  I'm envious of all of you in the US who can try all of the newest drugstore mascaras!

xoxo, K

23 comments:

  1. thanks for the review Kay! staying away from this :)

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  2. I fully agree with you on this review. It is wet, it's heavy, and the brush is really strangely created. Not a fan.

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  3. Thanks for commenting! I'm kind of relieved that someone else also didn't like this mascara!
    Do you have a favorite drugstore mascara? I'm always on the hunt for something new, each time I'm in the US.

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  4. Thanks for commenting! Mascaras are so hard to review!

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  5. The only one I like is L'Oreal Voluminous. I keep trying the new better, thicker, lusher claiming ones and am always disappointed.

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  6. the formula of maybelline mascara is always too moist =_=
    Thanks for ur review =) I dont think I will get my hand on it =(

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  7. Ahhh! I agree with everything you said! I have super straight lashes, so this didn't help curl at all. It did end up looking how I wanted it to... but after 3 MONTHS of using it. I ended up throwing it out shortly after; so LAME!

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  8. That mascara is my sh!t... Your right it is very "giggles". Its the only mascara that I've purchased twice in a row.

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  9. Ah, thanks for this review! I'll probably go for the original Volume Express if ever.

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  10. I'm also always looking for the newest, thicker claiming ones!

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  11. Thanks for commenting!

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  12. Do you curl your lashes? I always find that it helps!

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  13. Really? Glad to hear it worked for you!

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  14. I liked the original Volum Express, and I'm also going to review the Colossal (the one in the yellow tube) soon.

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  15. Looking forward to reading it!

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  16. Thanks for the review! I really liked the Colossol one, but a lot of my friends gave high praises for this mascara

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  17. Thanks for this! I've been wondering about this mascara. I guess I'll just stick to false lashes.

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  18. I don't like wet mascaras either. They really uncurl your lashes.

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  19. I'm glad it worked for them!

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  20. I've recently realized that once you get the hang of falsies, they are usually faster and better looking!

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  21. I fully agree!!

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  22. your eye shape is SO pretty! mine are so closed and droopy looking haha. i wished you liked it more, it looks like it worked nicely for you :)

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