Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Maybelline's The Falsies: Review
It's not news to anyone who reads this regularly that I love mascara. It is my number one make-up must have and the item I wouldn't leave the house without - not even to pop to the shop for milk. So when I was asked if I wanted to test the latest from Maybelline out, of course I said yes.
I have read mixed things about this mascara, so I had a few pre-conceptions of it before I had chance to open it. Despite the fact that a few people had said they didn't like it, I still had high hopes (I always do with mascara) and these were somewhat affirmed when I saw the packaging. Yes, it's bright and a tad garish - but it's also purple and turquoise - two of my favorite colours. Plus the tube is nice and fat.
The shape of the wand is unusual - a large head, with a curved 'spoon-like' shape - designed to hug the shape of the eye and get as close to the roots as possible. In my opinion the shape is both a blessing and a curse - the flatter cuved side does allow you to get close to the root and delivers alot of product, but also this way tends to clump. But the sides of the spoon shape are longer and more 'comb-like' so help to thin out the clumping and deliver more length. Overall, I do like the shape of the wand.
This was another mascara that took a bit of getting used to, on first use I found it clumpy and disappointing but a couple of tries later and I like it. I don't think it delivers 'Big Falsies' which is a shame - but it is a nice mascara. Not one I would re-purchase, but yes one that I will use fairly regularly. It would fall into the category of mascara that I would put in a gym bag - good enough to use regularly, but not so great that I would care if I lost it. Therefore i give this mascara a 4/5****
Maybelline Big Falsies Mascara is available from Superdrug (currently priced £7.99 on the Superdrug website @ http://www.superdrug.com/page/thefalsies )