Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies

3.4

2292 reviews

54% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

AQUA / WATER, PARAFFIN, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, CERA ALBA / BEESWAX, CERA CARNAUBA / CARNAUBA WAX, ACACIA SENEGAL / ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, GLYCERIN, CETYL ALCOHOL, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE PEG/PPG-17/18 DIMETHICONE, STEARETH-20, PHENOXYETHANOL, HYDROLYZED CORN STARCH, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SODIUM POLYMETHACRYLATE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL, HYDROGENATED PALM OIL, SIMETHICONE, RAYON, DISODIUM EDTA, ARGININE, SERINE, GLUTAMIC ACID, 2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCTADECANEDIOL, SILICA,PANTHENOL


Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Other

Eyes: Brown

I know that mascara preferences vary from person to person, but when you claim to give a "false eyelash effect" you had better deliver! Okay, for a DS product at around $6, it should at least meet me half-way! It took FOREVER to properly coat my lashes and when I did, my lashes were limp! Very little color and very little glam. I immediately returned this to CVS and the cashier gave me a knowing nod!Okay, I know I'm being dramatic, but I at least I offer drama, unlike the mascara! Okay, I'm over my nonsense. Teehee. All in all, at $6, it's worth a go, if you're curious. **BTW, if you can, purchase ALL of your DS items from CVS, as they have a 30 day, with receipt, "no questions asked" return policy -- SWEET!!!**

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.



on 7/11/2010 9:00:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I only just recently heard about this mascara after seeing a YouTube beauty guru review it. After seeing the review, I rushed out to get it, and I'm not disappointed. I love this mascara because it really does make my lashes look long, and like I'm wearing fake lashes. My lashes are normally straight, short, and point downward. I think curling your lashes after putting the mascara on makes a BIG difference. My lashes look like false ones after I put this on if I curl them afterward. This mascara doesn't smudge or flake after wearing it all day, which is hard to find in a mascara. This is the best mascara I have found in a while, and I highly recommend it!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 7/11/2010 2:09:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

NOT impressed! I bought this yesterday, still looking for my HG mascara and this will not be it. I don't even think I will keep this around as a spare tube of mascara and just throw it in the garbage. Got absolutely no volume and barely any lenghth (and I don't have small or sparse eyelashes, not long and thick either). It's pretty much worthless. I don't know how many coats I layered on, but after several I gave up. I think Colossal Volum is much better and I don't even use that anymore. The one good thing about it is that it doesn't clump. Despite the numerous coats I piled on, it did not clump at all or make my lashes look like spiders.


on 7/11/2010 10:49:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

This was a total waste of money for me. I have very long but straight lashes and this pulls the curl I work so hard to achieve right out. I gave it five tries and now it's going in the garbage. I also found the want awkward.


on 7/11/2010 1:54:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I am Asian and us, Asians, have short&straight lashes. This is really good for separating and kinda lengthening.This kinda give the illusion of falsies but downside is that it doesn't hold the curl at all. I curled my lashes and put this on and my eyelashes go straight down. I let it dry and re-curled it but my eyelashes are still looking at the ground. This might be really good for those who have originally curled lashes. I don't really like the packaging tho and in my opinion, it looks like a cheapo.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I loved the Colossal mascara, so I was looking forward to trying this. I am greatly disappointed. The formula does NOT make my lashes look anything close to falsies, and the brush is CRAP! I don't care for it because of the brush alone. I just keep reaching for my Voluminous carbon black mascara.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This Maybelline definitely exceeded my expectations! Its formula is really light and the best way I can describe it is "mousse-y." It doesn't flake off or leave an uneven coat even if you curl your lashes after the mascara dries- your lashes still feel fully "saturated"/coated. And believe me, I'm a chronic lash-curler! (I hate when my eyelash curler removes the mascara when I re-curl for touch-ups!) Another thing I liked was that it doesn't make your lashes hard in a crunchy/kinky way at all! Which is perfect for "buildable" application! It dries to a firm enough state to hold curl, but my lashes still feel flexible. My second favorite part about this is the brush! I normally think that most variations of mascara brushes (ie: vibrating/S-shaped/curled) is more limiting than actually has any advantages...but with this brush, it has a really great use- to sort of "paint" or coat the lashes without "clinging" or catching each lash. It provides you to add coats of volume and color without necessarily separating lashes, instead, more like fanning them! I love it! And my all-time favorite part about this mascara is how deep and rich the "Blackest-Black" pigment is! I love that this mascara came in this "shade." Compared to other Blackest-Blacks by Maybelline, this one just seems darker, if possible! And also definitely shinier, which I think is due to the mousse feel of it! Best Maybelling mascara for thick/glam lashes. I apply a lash primer before I use this and after two coats my lashes do look false, but I do have really long lashes and people normally ask me of they're fake anyway! I've had a pretty extensive lash regimen for almost seven years, and this mascara is what made me decide to actually sign up and write reviews on MUA instead of just reading them all the time. I guess the only downside is the packaging- it doesn't show the brush shape on the package and I'm a little sick of purple mascara tubes, but it does look cute and is easy to spot in your cosmetic bag!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 7/11/2010 1:14:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this mascara! It doesn't give me "false-looking lashes" but I still really like it - adds a lot of length + volume! Their blackest black shade wasn't super black when I first started using it but after a few uses it really begins to darken up. I love the curved brush and how there is some flexibility built into the wand to grab every lash. I curl my lashes once then apply and sometimes I have to recurl again but my lashes always look great with this mascara. Doesn't clump or flake, and I usually have problems with flaking with Maybelline mascaras. I also really like the packaging :) This mascara is definitely a keeper!


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Obviously this product will not give you the look that the models on the commericals or posters look like. But does any product give you the look that they say it does? I would say not exactly. But I seriously was impressed with this product. It does a nice job of making your lashes longer, darker and fanned out looking. Not so much on the volume but I was still happy with it. I love the brush even though it was a little weird at first. I had no clumps what so ever and I didnt think that it was watery like others had mentioned. As for the price, it was pretty low and resonable. Overall I am super happy with this mascara!


on 7/10/2010 2:04:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Drug store mascara brings with it a certain expectation. You cannot expect the effect of Yves Saint Laurent Faux Cils with Maybelline. I think every time the hype tries to convince you otherwise, you end up disappointed. And with this mascara, this is the case. I think it is OK for a drug store mascara, but I have experienced better results with Full n' Soft. This mascara is very wet. I consider it equivalent to Maybelline Great Lash. Very dark and very wet, and as a result, it smears like crazy! Thanks, but I'll buy Full n' Soft over this mascara any day.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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