Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara
Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara ($7) is a new mascara that promises to provide 360 degrees of volume to your top and bottom lashes for a wide-awake effect. This mascara is double-sided with two different brushes, designed to be used individually on the top and bottom lashes.
The upper lash brush has a fluffy, twisted, spiral design. I’m personally not the biggest fan of the twisty design – The bristles are all different lengths and aren’t uniform all the way around. I find that the awkward shape doesn’t allow even coverage with each stroke.
The bottom lash brush is very small and thin and is perfect for coating the bottom and corner lashes. It doesn’t over-apply product which is super nice, and separates really well. If you have very short top lashes, this may be helpful for your top and bottom lashes.
The formula is pretty wet and is a super dark glossy black – reminiscent of other washable mascaras and tubing mascaras I’ve used in the past. Every black isn’t created equal in the mascara world, and I personally as deep and rich of a black as I could find. I can vouch that this mascara is one of the blackest I’ve used. Due to this, after a few coats, your lashes will be super noticeable, even from a distance.
It builds volume super quick, but with each additional coat, expect some clumping. A clean spoolie is really helpful. If you’re a natural mascara kind of girl – one coat with this mascara is great. Of course I’m all for dramatic lashes, so I just carefully comb through my lashes until my desired effect. I always curl my lashes prior and apply a mascara primer for the best results.
Unfortunately no length is achieved what-so-ever, which for me is probably the biggest downfall. Some days I’ll apply one coat of a lengthening mascara and apply this mascara as my second coat for volume.
It’s supposedly smudge-proof, but after several hours I have minimal transfer under my eyes. It’s also a washable mascara, so it comes off really easily with warm water.
Overall I like this mascara, but I wish it extended my lashes better. I think it’s worth a try if you’d like to try a new mascara. If you have short bottom (or upper) lashes, the separate lower lash brush is like a God-send!
Have you tried this mascara? What’d you think of it?
- The two separate brushes is a great concept – the upper lash brush builds volume well and the bottom lash brush is small and lightly coats the bottom and corner lashes.
- Builds volume quickly and easily
- Deep-dark black formula puts emphasis on the lashes, making them more noticeable
- Super easy to remove with warm water. Doesn’t pull the lashes out and doesn’t leave residue behind.
- Doesn’t lengthen
- Formula doesn’t hold a tight curl – it weighs my lashes down slightly making my curl drop
- Minor smudges under my eyes after several hours