Review: Maybelline Volum Express The Falsies Mascara – yet another Maybelline mascara

This is a review of the Maybelline Volum Express The Falsies Mascara.  I honestly do not know where I got this.  I searched through my blog to find any previous mention of it in a haul or as a gift from someone, but I couldn’t find anything.  If you do, please let me know.

(not my picture – stock photo)

What it does:
False lash glam, instantly!
• Patented Spoon Brush fans out lashes from corner-to-corner, while our Pro-Keratin formula instantly builds volume without clumping
• Unique flexible wand helps to lift and separate lashes to provide the look of 300% more visible, fuller lashes, no gaps from any angle
(from Maybelline.com)

Price: will vary, target.com has this for about $6


bare lashes

with this mascara, 1 coat

Pros:
– thickens my lashes fairly well
– I didn’t have any fallout under my eyes

Cons:
– this was a very wet mascara, even after 2 months of usage.  I don’t like wet mascaras because it makes my lashes stick together
– I do not like this wand (details below)
– this mascara made my eyelashes droopy, even after curling them. This may be a combination between it being a wet mascara and my not being able to use the wand very well

What is the “patented spoon brush”?  It looks like this:

The brush is shaped in a curve.  The inside curve of the brush has significantly shorter bristles than the other parts.  This made it incredibly hard for me to use the wand.  It was constantly turning the wand so that the outside bristles, which are longer, would be against my lashes in order to coat them properly.  This worked, but it takes away the whole purpose of this brush.  I would have preferred a regular brush.

Would I repurchase?  No, I liked the original Volum Express better.

Hope you enjoyed this review!  I’m envious of all of you in the US who can try all of the newest drugstore mascaras!

xoxo, K

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23 thoughts on “Review: Maybelline Volum Express The Falsies Mascara – yet another Maybelline mascara”

  1. Thanks for commenting! I’m kind of relieved that someone else also didn’t like this mascara!
    Do you have a favorite drugstore mascara? I’m always on the hunt for something new, each time I’m in the US.

  2. Ahhh! I agree with everything you said! I have super straight lashes, so this didn’t help curl at all. It did end up looking how I wanted it to… but after 3 MONTHS of using it. I ended up throwing it out shortly after; so LAME!

  3. I liked the original Volum Express, and I’m also going to review the Colossal (the one in the yellow tube) soon.

  4. Thanks for the review! I really liked the Colossol one, but a lot of my friends gave high praises for this mascara

  5. I’ve recently realized that once you get the hang of falsies, they are usually faster and better looking!

  6. your eye shape is SO pretty! mine are so closed and droopy looking haha. i wished you liked it more, it looks like it worked nicely for you 🙂

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