Maybelline Falsies Volum'Express Waterproof Mascara in Very Black
My favorite waterproof mascara from Clinique was discontinued recently. It was a sad day because that mascara would not budge even after a hour shower! So now I'm on the hunt for the next best thing. I'm looking for a waterproof mascara that I don't have to worry about running even if I have to jump in the shower for 10 minutes to freshen up. Also, it has to look good and work well!
I grabbed this Maybelline Falsies Volum'Express Waterproof Mascara. I've been using it for a few weeks now- so lets see how this one measures up!
In the beginning, I was very confused as to how to use this spoon shaped brush and even resorted to reading the instructions haha but I caught on pretty quick. I just turned it to the side to brush through my lashes. Pictured below is a top and side view of the brush so you can get a better idea of the shape and thickness.
|View from the top|
|View from the side - here you can see the spoon shape of the brush|
The formula is different than what I am used to. I usually prefer a more dry formula. This mascara is quite wet and for me, a more wet formula means more clumping. It claims that it doesn't clump but it really does! I even tried brushing off the mascara on the side of the bottle. But I made it work by combing through my lashes with a toothbrush right after I applied the mascara. I managed to remove the clumping with the toothbrush and the effect turns out quite nice! Combing the lashes after application gave it a nice full look since my lashes weren't glued together with mascara. This really gives my lashes a ton of length! I'm also glad I went with very black (usually I don't) but the dark color really looks good with every look I do :]
I can deal with using the tooth brush to comb through the mascara but the only real down side for me is that it doesn't hold up as well in water as my favorite Cinque mascara did. I was hoping to find a truly waterproof mascara. This doesn't run too bad but if you really get it wet you will have dark rings under your eye area. Not very attractive if your going to be doing anything after swimming or jumping in for a quick shower.
If your looking for a good mascara to just to hold up throughout the day- this one is great. It didn't run or flake even when I was at the gym sweating my bum off.
I really do love how this mascara makes my lashes look. Perhaps I'll repurchase it in the future. I'm going to use up the tube but after I will continue my search for a mascara that can hold up a little better in water. I know, who wears makeup swimming? But I usually have plans afterwards with no time to freshen up- having on mascara makes all the difference.
Do you have any suggestions on the next waterproof mascara I should try? Suggestions are very welcome!
Questions, comments, and advice is welcome! Have a lovely day ladies and gents :]