Maybelline • Volum' Express The Falsies • Mascara

rated 3.4(2260 reviews)

Average Rating.3.4
Would buy this product again.54%

rated 2 of 5 Frenning on 4/29/2011 5:37:00 PM more reviews by Frenning

Age: 30-35   Skin: Other, Fair   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Blue    

Nice everyday mascara. I do, however, find it much more flaky than other mascaras and ironically it's still pretty hard to wash off in the evening. Fairly priced, but not the best product out there.

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rated 5 of 5 velvetbow on 4/28/2011 1:35:00 PM more reviews by velvetbow

Age: 36-43   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

Holy grail mascara! My eyelashes are relatively long (for being Asian) and relatively curled (again, for being Asian) but very, very sparse. The Falsies in Very Black? Blackest Black? (Is there really a difference?) gave me the most amazing long, full and fanned out fringe I've ever had.

I found that both formula and wand were key. Don't know if my application is "proper", but this is how it works for me: hold wand so that the curved side faces down. Use the thin side to put a thin coat on lashes first--gives the mascara something to grab onto. Do each eye. Go back to first eye and hold wand the same way. Apply thin side of wand to the base of your eyelashes, then slowly twist your wrist so that you are applying the wider "back of the spoon" portion of the wand to your lashes, then flick upwards. (Sounds complicated as I type this, but really, it can be done in one smooth motion.) This action loads color onto your lashes, combs them out, and curls them upwards--all in one artful wrist twist! Two coats is a great everyday look for me, but if I'm feeling vampy, I'll add a coat to the outer lashes.

Best part is that I get no smudges and no flakes (and I didn't get the waterproof version) after a 10-hour day. And it wipes clean off with makeup remover towelettes.

However, as great as this product is, I would not say it gives a false lash effect. In my experience, only actual false lashes do that.

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* singwritenow on 4/27/2011 10:44:00 PM more reviews by singwritenow

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

This mascara is not the best or the worst that I've tried.If you are looking for a mascara that is going to thicken your lashes, then I would say, go for it. If you are like me and need all the help you can get with thin, pale, sparse lashes that need lengthening, I would recommend trying the Lash Stiletto which is my current HG mascara. I actually wore the Falsies on one eye and Lash Stiletto on the other and like how Lash Stiletto lengthened my lashes much better.

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rated 3 of 5 ToxicMegacolon on 4/27/2011 7:59:00 PM more reviews by ToxicMegacolon

Age: Unknown   Skin: Other   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

EH. I liked this mascara for about a day...and then...EH.

I have short sparse asian lashes, so I was NOT expecting "Falsies" effects with this mascara...honestly, not with any mascara. All I really want is a mascara that is dark, and good at separating my lashes. First of all, I hate the giant package. This is a similar problem I have with LashBlast. Why...why do we need a jumbo sized mascara bottle? It makes maneuvering the thing so much more difficult than just a normal handle/bottle.

Anyways...the mascara itself is ok. Pretty dark, and the formula is a nice, thin formula...but perhaps a little too thin. It has very little buildability for me..and tend to clump up into these watery little triangles. The brush itself is inexplicable...slightly haphazard bristles in a curve (?)...I doubt if that adds anything to the mascara.

Overall a pretty EH mascara for me. Nothing special, nothing great...just mediocre at best.

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rated 4 of 5 ashwillis83 on 4/27/2011 3:11:00 PM more reviews by ashwillis83

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

I have really enjoyed this mascara. Im on my third tube. I use the black drama kind also and it works well. It makes your lashes really bold. I wish it could lengthen a little more, But i still love it!!!

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* captainflamingo on 4/27/2011 2:50:00 PM more reviews by captainflamingo

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool   Hair: Black, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

I bought this last week and have been wearing it every day since, usually for about 8 hours at a time. I have short, thick lashes that are curled. The thing I look for most in a mascara is length, and sometimes I've resorted to false eyelashes, hence my buying this product.
This mascara, after about 3 coats on curled lashes, gives me good length, good volume, and more thickness. It's a good mascara! I have very black, regular formula. My lashes are separated and more than actually long enough see(!!!) and just look good, though they're not exactly models for the "false lash glam" this mascara promises. I suppose if somebody were blessed with longer lashes than I to begin with, they might see that effect.
This mascara is weird, though, in the way my lashes feel when they're dry. I use a lot of coats so it's kind of hard yet soft enough for me to retouch without severe clumps(I am very careful and use a lash comb afterwards). It has minimal clumping and does not flake at all, and most mascaras tend to flake on me. At the end of the day, my cleanser removes every bit of it easily.
I would repurchase, I can see it becoming a staple in my makeup collection, and this $7 purchase eliminated the need for the countless other mascaras I have in my mascara bin, including both of the LashBlast versions and Clinique's High Impact one,

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Piggie8 on 4/27/2011 5:37:00 AM more reviews by Piggie8

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

WARNING: This is such a hit and miss product. If you want a good one, you HAVE to get the Falsies regular in waterproof. The others, especially Black Drama suck like crap. They clump, flake, smudge, you name it. However, the waterproof does do it and really does give you the false eyelash effect. It lengthens more than gives volume, but not such a far difference. I can see why they call it Falsies because false eyelashes if you look at them on their own, the lashes are kind of separated, but there is a lot of them and they are long, this is what it gives. Not a loss in product, but you have to buy the regular waterproof. I actually like it very much now that I found the right one as before I wanted to burn it.

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rated 1 of 5 SkyAlternative on 4/27/2011 1:27:00 AM more reviews by SkyAlternative

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Black, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

Worst mascara I've ever used! Maybelline yet again uses false advertisements and says it will give you a false lash look without false lashes (yet the model in the adds obviously has them on!)

Made my lashes too wet and clumpy. And I KNOW how to apply mascara correctly so that wasn't the problem.

I really wanted to like this product too =[

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rated 4 of 5 Charlsmum on 4/25/2011 7:15:00 PM more reviews by Charlsmum

Age: 30-35   Skin: Oily, Fair   Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium   Eyes: Hazel    

I just got some of this today and I dont know why I waited so long to buy some! I'm really impressed!. At first I was unsure as I put one coat on and thought it was good, but didn't look like false eyelashes. Then I put another coat and wa-laa! they grew substantially and it does actually build real volume and length which is brilliant.

I initially thought that the formula was a little too wet, but can see why now, it stays wet enough to build it up. The only downfall was that it kinda smudged on the top of my eyelid so looked a bit like badly put on eyeliner, and Im not too sure on the bendy wand.

But overall, I love this, it reminds me of my fave Lash Expansion (no longer available).

Also the price was great, I got it online in NZ for $15.00

Will defninitely buy again!

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rated 4 of 5 JesssicaDenise on 4/25/2011 1:23:00 PM more reviews by JesssicaDenise

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

This mascara works wonders, i find it makes me look like im wear false eye lashes without false eye lashes. the brush is fantastic, it doesnt clump and it provides fantastic volume at a low price. i personally dont spend a lot of money on mascara or make up for that matter, but with this product i can justify spending the $6 or $7 that it costs, i bought the water proof version by accident and when it says waterproof it truly means it, it took me what almost felt like forever to get it off. with the brush being curved it hugs and adds a get deal of volume to each lash, without looking too harsh. it doesn't clump your lashes together like most mascaras do, it gives each individual lash a sense of great dimension and it makes an over all look spectacular. its one of my favorite mascaras to date, and i am very picky when it comes to mascaras because my eye lashes are thin, and short so they tend to clump extremely easily.

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