It feels like ages since I last did a beauty product review! So today I’m bringing you my thoughts on the (relatively) new Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama mascara in Indecent Black.
Regular readers will know I love Maybelline mascaras, I mean, Lash Sensational is still a brilliant product and one of my favourites (if you missed it, check out this post where it knocks a designer end mascara out of the ring easily). So I was really excited to try this new one in the hopes it would be as good, if not better than that.
Firstly, and I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve said this, drugstore packaging is always ugly in at least one way, usually multiple. While this mascara is in no way the ugliest I’ve seen, the metallic pink and weird shape makes it feel a little… kid friendly, shall we say. I don’t understand why it juts out half way up when the wand is quite thin and comb like; it’s clearly not adding any extra room inside for the wand or more product, so why bother with it?
The wand, as I’ve said is quite a thin comb design, which is great for getting into those little corners and lower lashes. Each bristle is cupped at the bottom to really load mascara onto it and get a heavy coverage in a single coat, which is nice when you’re in a rush and don’t have time for multiple layers! I like the wand, but for the design of it I wish the formula of the mascara itself was a little thicker, for that extra pay off.
While the formula is a bit on the thin side for me, at least I know it won’t thicken to the point of being useless in a week or so! I’ve got this mascara in the shade Indecent Black, which, if I’m honest, is not as black as it could be. I’ve had other mascaras that were definitely darker that didn’t promise quite so much pigment as this one.
In terms of what this mascara actually does for my lashes, it’s lightweight, comfortable, doesn’t flake or smudge through the day, but it falls a little flat for me (I’m proud of ‘push up’ related wordplay!). It’s just not quite up to the standard of previous Maybelline mascaras I’ve had in terms of lift, curl or separation of my lashes. Below is a photo showing my makeup free lashes and then with The Falsies mascara on. You can see it does a nice job, but it’s nothing spectacular.
Conclusion: I like certain aspects of this mascara. The wand is nice, the comfort of it is great, but I feel like there are a few things that don’t marry up with this product. The formula is too thin for the wand design, it simply can’t load enough onto your lashes like it’s meant to. The packaging is OK, but not earth-shattering, and it’s just distinctly average for me. 6/10, would only buy again if there was nothing better at the drugstore! Have you tried this mascara? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments!