I’d been jonesing for good black mascara for quite some time now. Mariko suggested the Guerlain mascara, but since I am trying to cut back on beauty purchases, I thought it would be prudent to look for a good enough drugstore brand (for now).
I first heard about Maybelline’s Volum’Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara (phew!) from a video by Ingrid Nilsen, or Miss Glamorazzi. She mentions “The Falsies Flared” mascara in her I ♥ Drugstore Makeup video, but I do believe we only have this variation so I went ahead and got it.
The wand is pretty dense and is curved (like a spoon!), I suppose to mimic the eye shape. As you can probably tell, this mascara is after volume. Let’s see how well it fares in that department?
After 1 layer of The Falsies on curled lashes.
After 2 layers of The Falsies on curled lashes.
After 3 layers of The Falsies on curled lashes.
I wouldn’t consider these results to be akin to applying false lashes… though they do add a bit of drama and flair to your eyelashes. I haven’t tested wear or clumpiness, but on the whole, I am quite happy with this mascara.
Just as long as I don’t kid myself that it will give me a “false eyelash” look.
VERDICT: Good enough mascara; not a huge fan but it works well enough.
Will you repurchase? If I haven’t found it in me to test out more expensive alternatives, then yes.
How much? $5-$7 or Php 449 for 1.6 oz. Bought for Php 314, on sale.
Where to buy in Manila? Watson’s or SM department stores.