secondadonna's review of Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Waterproof


743 reviews

62% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$


Isodecane, Microcrystalline wax, C8-9 Isoparaffin, Cera Alba/Beeswax, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Carnauba Wax, Water, Propylene Carbonate, Allyl Stearate/VA Copolymer, Lecithin, PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone, Sodium Polymethacrylate, Arginine, Silica, Serine, 2-oleamido-1, 3-octadecanediol, Rayon, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Panthenol, Glutamic Acid, Ethylenediamine/Stearyl dimer dilinoleate Copolymer, polyquaternium-10, Polyvinyl Laurate, Oryza Sativa Starch/Rice Starch, Isobutylparaben, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, [ /- May Contain: CI 77007/Ultramarines, CI 77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, CI77289/Chromium Hydroxide Green, CI 77491, CI77492, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 77510/Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77742/Manganese Violet, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Mica]


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Right now this is my favourite mascara. I went on a spree of trying many brands for a while and settled on Falsies Waterproof. It's not that I don't have quibbles with it, but it does a better job on all counts without having any enormous downsides.
For instance:
-it doesn't clump massively, or dry so fast that a tiny clump can't be fixed
-I can apply lots of coats without it suddenly going haywire on me (I'm looking at you, Voluminous Million Lashes!)
-It doesn't flake off (and I'm an eye-rubber)

The main thing about this mascara is that the brush is PERFECT. The slight curve is excellent -- enough to make application throughout all my lashes easier than a straight brush, but not so oddly round or bent that it's hard to control. I like the fine bristles MUCH better than any rubbery/plasticky versions that are out there. And the variable width makes either broad strokes or precise application possible. It's great. And usually I don't need a lash comb at all.

I've found that if I apply more than about 2 coats it does smudge a tiny bit -- when I've done a REALLY dramatic look, my upper browbone area sometimes gets a faint lashes imprint partway through the day. It wipes away instantly and then doesn't recur. Weird, but now that I've noticed it, it's easy to watch for & fix. Since I noticed this, I've checked carefully and it doesn't happen at all when I apply a "normal" amount (say 2-ish coats -- quite dramatic but not over the top). So one lippie off for that. Note - the Black Drama version (still waterproof) smudges less than the regular version - not at all with a single coat or two.

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