Hey guys and gals! So I ran out of the mascara that I was recently using, but I didn’t really like. I was actually using two mascaras a day, to get the look that I wanted. And on some days even using three different tubes of mascara to get the look that I wanted. Now… I’m not trying to get these super unrealistic lashes that you would only get from using fake lashes, but I do like a voluminous plump lash with a good rich dark black color.
So, at the conclusion of my most recent tube of mascara(s), which I have been using an elf brand coinciding with a bare minerals brand, I decided I would go back to Maybelline and see if they had made any progress since discontinuing their XXL line.
The first tube that I tried was the Falsies Push Up Drama mascara.
I was highly intrigued by the advertising for the mascara; the push-up cup brush. Showing on the packaging and in commercials and in advertising that there are these small little cups on the end of the mascara wand. These cups are supposed to grab your lashes and help push them up, curling them for you and giving you a ‘falsies’ look. However upon opening the packaging, which you can see in the photo below, there are no ‘cups’ on the wand. The end of the wand, the brush head, is just a smooth classic piece, with plastic bristles. Which I absolutely hate. Because they always clump your lashes together, and you end up with spider leg lashes. Now, some people like that look and I actually really like it on other people. However, I do not like it on me. Like I said above, I like a very voluminous plump lash.
On top of all of that being said, the formula is very hard on your lashes. They aren’t very soft, fluffy, or voluminous, they just end up being really hard. And I have read a bunch of reviews saying that the formula ends up flaking off halfway through the day, which I did not even allow that mascara to sit on my eyelashes long enough to find out if it was going to flake off, or chip off, or come off.
So, the below photo is my end result after two or three applications of the mascara, lots of combing, and lots of separating using a sharp edge. Way too much work just to end up with less lashes that I began with.
And if you apply some makeup remover to loosen up the formula of the mascara, allowing you to separate your lashes even better, and then add the elf voluminous mascara on top of it you’ll end up with the photo below.
Kendra of Custom Made by Kendra