I think it’s safe to say that the Maybelline Falsies is one of the most popular popular mascaras in the drugstore. Though I was not particularly impressed with the original formula, I was quite intrigued with this new one. Not gonna lie, solely because of its packaging. Before getting right on to the review, I would like to apologise for the state of my wild brows. I haven’t threaded them in months, and Blink Brow Bar is just too expensive now! #studentlife
Let’s talk about the positives first. If you’re looking for a quick fix for your habits of always being late, then this mascara might be for you. After a dozen strokes, this mascara mostly gives you volume at the roots. I find that my lashes look very black when I’m done applying it. The cup-shaped bristles make it really easy for you to coat the lashes really quickly. But it doesn’t give you so much length. I always try to thicken up the ends of my lashes, but it just doesn’t really work. Usually, I also do this by applying the mascara from the top instead of just the bottom, but the formula is a bit too heavy for that. I feel like my lashes are gonna drop if I apply it that way.
To test out its name, which is ‘Push Up’, I tried curling only one of my eyes and leaving the other uncurled, to see if it can ‘push up’ my lashes. From the pictures above, it looks like the curled lashes doesn’t actually curl as well as the uncurled one. Might be worth noting though, that my eye is a little bit more hooded than the other, so that might be an illusion, or it might not. But it looks like you don’t have to curl your lashes for this mascara! At least people who have naturally curly lashes don’t, because I am that type of person that does not necessarily need to curl their lashes. Hehe..
I have to say that I do quite like the end result (just after I finish applying it). It makes my lashes look a bit spidery, which I love, without it actually being spidery. Does that even make sense? However, after a few hours of application, my already thin-ish ends of the lashes slowly disappear even more, and my bottom lashes are basically gone after about 6 hours. But all of this without it smudging underneath the eyes, which is probably a positive thing.
I am still not sure how I feel about this mascara. I wouldn’t say it’s a bad mascara, like what Wayne Goss said, but I don’t find myself reaching for this one very often. Most of my mascaras are already getting dry, but I find that I kept on going to my old ones instead of this fresh one.