Maybelline The Falsies

Written by: Smriti on:

Believe me when I say I have NEVER been more excited for a product. Oh, the number of times I have stared at pictures of it, and envied girls abroad for flaunting it on their peepers! Humph...! And each night I used to send up little pleas to the makeup gods, whining and begging for it to no end.
Well, it seems I successfully irritated them into granting my wish and *plonk* they chucked The Falsies into India. Next morning was something along the lines of *AAAAAAAH! Omg, finaaaaally! (Fainted)*

Okay, this didn't go exactly like that, but yeah, it was sooo good to see it finally launched in India.

Maybelline The Falsies mascara review

So TA-DA! Folks, meet the newest member (wrt India) of Maybelline's Volum' Express range of mascaras, The Falsies! *Happy jig*  Calming down and moving on, here is what the brand claims...
  • More visible lashes
  • Fills in gaps
  • Instant volume
  • Spoon brush
  • False lash effect
  • With Pro-Kera+ fibres
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. Contact lens safe and ophthalmologist-tested. Waterproof, also available in washable formula.
 Maybelline New York Volum' Express The Falsies Mascara- Waterproof retails for 425 INR for 7.5ml. I got it for 400/-

The breakdown...
  • Packaging- Plump plastic tube in a magenta that I can't stop admiring. The cap screws on tight. Overall, quite sturdy.
  • Wand- Curved and bristly, long and a little on the thin side. If the Colossal wand poked you endlessly, Falsies will not. Still, don't make the flexible brush do the samba near your eye. Just sayin'.
  • Formula- I got myself the one in Very Black/Noir Intense, as it suits Indian skintones well without looking OTT, and it lives up to its name. The mascara isn't too runny, or too thick. The gods have been good! ^_^
Maybelline The Falsies mascara review

Maybelline The Falsies mascara review


The truth...
The spoon wand really fitted against my eye curve. No poking, like with the straight wands. Also, I find the bristle brush more effective in coverage and volume building than comb wands. The Falsies instantly gave me noticeable length, but was it false lash glam?
But this actually works in your favour! Would you like someone to walk up to you and say, "Oh wow! Your lashes look amazing fake!" See what I mean? Not a compliment in my opinion. That said, the volume factor isn't staggering, just decent.
Do not attempt to apply this mascara in a nanosecond. No-no. You will not be happy with what happens next. Take 2 seconds to position the wand at your lash roots, then 1 second to swipe the brush upwards and outwards firmly for maximum curl. Do not let it dry between coats or you will land in clump-ville. I guess it happens because of the fibres in the formula. The end result is freaky.
I use the waterproof variant, and it gets full marks for staying power! No smudging, no flaking throughout the day! It holds a curl quite well too. At the end of the day, have mercy and don't declare war on your lashes to get the stubborn thing off; OIL WORKS BEST. I personally use coconut oil, let it soak for a minute or half, and then wipe it off gently with a soft cotton cloth.

Bare Lashes

Lashes with one two coats of mascara

Maybelline The Falsies mascara review
One coat of mascara on both lashes

Price: 425 INR for 7.5ml

That's all dears! Have you tried The Falsies by Maybelline yet? Was it yay, or nay? Let me know by dropping a comment below :)

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4 thoughts

  1. better late than never...

    your eyes very pretty anyway :)

  2. Looks very good.^^
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  3. Thanks,for the follow,but I can't see your picture on my gfc tab?:-(

    1. Hey V! Sorry, I think my net glitched. I followed your blog on GFC again, just take a look and let me know if it was successful this time. I loved that green sweater dress btw! Such an awesome color, where did you get it from?