A make-up artist's performance review

Maybelline Volum' Express Falsies Mascara Review

by Kathleen M.A. Powell


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As a makeup artist, I've tried a multitude of mascaras, many on the high end, but I've had the best results from Maybelline Volum' Express Falsies Mascara. I have found it for as low as $6 in the grocery store. It's a shame that I've wasted money on department store mascara, only to be continually disappointed by the results. I am here to save you from spending your hard-earned money on ridiculously expensive mascaras that do not deliver.

Falsies Mascara separates, thickens, and curls the lashes with its scoop applicator. An adequate amount of length can be created with a second application without clumping. When starting a tube of Maybelline Volum' Express Falsies Mascara, try rolling the applicator across a tissue first. A new tube of mascara is very wet and tends to weigh the lashes down, hindering the "Falsies" effect. You may only need to do this during the first couple of applications.

Falsies Mascara comes in different shades, but blackest black is my favorite. The darker the mascara, the fuller your lashes will appear. You may prefer waterproof mascara, but I have found that it compromises the quality of the product. The waterproof version tends to clump and harden before the desired result can be achieved. It often pulls out a large amount of eyelashes while trying to remove your makeup, even with the aid of an eye makeup remover. I generally stay away from this type of product and make sure not to cry, rub my eyes, or sweat. It's easier said than done, so my solution is to carry mascara and plenty of tissues in my purse.

Now the question you may want to ask is, "So, Kathleen, do your eyelashes look fake?" Not necessarily, but no one would ever believe that I have sparse eyelashes after using Maybelline Volum' Express Falsies Mascara. I constantly receive compliments from my clients about my long, thick lashes. With a chuckle, I make sure to tell them the reason for my beautiful flutter. Oh, if only they could see me without my makeup… or maybe not.

It's been my experience in the beauty industry, 90 percent of the time you get what you pay for. Quality makeup with rich pigment and staying power usually comes at a hefty price. There may be many makeup artists who would like to beat me over the head for sharing this secret, but mascara is the one and only makeup item that I recommend purchasing from the grocery store. Less is definitely more in this instance. I couldn't possibly justify selling my clients mediocre mascara with a large price tag and be able to live with myself. While in my head, Maybelline Volum' Express Falsies Mascara is waving its magical wand. Take it from me, a true makeup junkie, and grab a tube of Falsies Mascara the next time you shop for milk and toilet paper.

Mascara is the one and only makeup item that I recommend purchasing from the grocery store.


Kathleen Powell has been a beauty professional for over 20 years. Her goal is to combine her love of the beauty industry with her passion for writing. Check out her blog The Hair and Make-Up Junkie or visit Kathleen on Google+.

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