Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Maybelline the Falsies Volum'Express Waterproof Mascara in Very Black

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 :]

25 comments:

  1. wow! makes your lashes look amazing!

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    1. It really does! I really love the effect it gives :D thanks for stopping by!!

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    1. I can see why :D It's a great one!

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  3. this is by far my favorite mascara. I have tried so many and this is the only one which keeps my lashes up. I find after a few uses, the formula dries out a bit and it helps ease with the clumping problem.

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    1. It does hold up really great! It is drying up a tiny bit... i think the more I use it the better it will get :]

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  4. I find this good... as well as the Maybelline Magnum Express.
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    1. Good to know!! And I would love to! Heading over to you blog soon :]

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  5. I love this mascara I am currently using the volume express one they really work and not pricey either! x

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    1. The price is perfect and It sure is a good one :D So glad you could stop by!

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  6. Oh, super cool post, very interesting:)Your blog is a great place:)
    Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know, if you enjoy my blog of course:)
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    xoxo Svetlana from Bulgaria :)

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    1. Thank you so very much! I would love to follow each other :D My conservation teacher had the same name as you- such a beautiful name! Heading over to your blog shortly :]

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  7. This is one of my favorite mascaras as well :)

    Check out my beauty blog as I have similar posts as yourself :)

    http://a-hearts.blogspot.com/

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    1. It's a great one :] so glad you like it! I would love to stop by your blog as well :] Have a lovely day!

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    2. You have a wonderful blog! I couldn't figure out how to leave you a comment to tell you but your set up is lovely :]

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  8. This is one of my favorite mascaras. I use it if I want more drama or if I know I'm going to wear false lashes. It really helps blend the natural lashes with the falsies.

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    1. It does make your lashes look more dramatic! I've never tried falsies but when I do I'll have to remember that- good to know :D thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I love Maybelline's mascaras! They make your lashes look awesome! I am running an awesome giveaway! You could win any item from one of my favorite online boutiques! I wish I could participate haha... Anyway, I thought you'd be interested, so I'm dropping the link here: Instant Milk giveaway
    I'm sure you'll love it!

    Come by soon!

    xx

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    1. This is actually my first Maybelline mascara and so far so good :D Thanks so much for letting me know about your giveaway! I've only actually participated in one or two but I will for sure check it out :D hope you had a lovely day!

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  10. Oh, the hunt for a truly great mascara. I am still trying to find a "real" waterproof mascara that doesn't make my lashes look like spider legs. Thanks for the post. I'll stay away from this one and save some $'s. Following you via Bloglovin' Collective.

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    1. It really is quite the task haha I wish Clinque didn't discontinue my favorite waterproof mascara :/ but yeah if you don't want to use a tooth brush to comb through your mascara and your looking for a mascara that holds up in water... this one isn't it! Thanks so so much for the follow- I will be sure to do the same :]

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  11. love this mascara and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    Kisses
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    1. Thank you so very much! I will check out your blog as well :D

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    1. It really does! It makes my eye make-up look awesome ;D

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