Friday, 2 January 2015

Rave Review: Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Volum Express Mascara!

Big Lashes with Big Eyes! As of a few months ago Maybelline has brought in some products from their 'Big Eyes' which include 3 or 4 quads from Maybelline Japan, a mascara and some liquid eyeliners meant for brightening the waterline/lower lash line. I just could not resist trying the mascara after seeing the wand in store and seeing that this was a double ended mascara!

I've been a big fan of most of maybelline's mascaras. Pretty much 99% of the time mascaras here only sell in the waterproof formula, I don't know anyone here who buys non-waterproof. It's so humid and people tend to have oily skin, plus waterproof formula holds up a curl all day!

Continue below for my review!
Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Volum Express Mascara!
Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Volum Express Mascara!
Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Volum Express Mascara!

Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Volum Express Mascara!
Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Volum Express Mascara! The wand from one angle...
Twisting the wand, you can see it's twirled in shape....
The wand for the lower lashes, it's very tiny and great to use!
My bare lashes, curled once on each side!
Wearing one layer of Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Volum Express Mascara!
Before, my bare lashes curled once!
After, wearing one layer of the mascara!
Packaging & Product!

I have to be honest, I was totally attracted to this mascara because the packaging 100% reminded me of my very first mascara which was the XXL double ended mascara from Maybelline which I don't believe is sold anymore! The black and purple color scheme also looks great and the  simple text labeling and the blue text to indicate this being waterproof are great detailed touches. This double ended mascara also has the words "upper lashes" and "lower lashes" at the appropriate sides to indicate which side the mascara is for! This mascara gets two thumbs up from me!

To me complete surprise the formula of this mascara works fantastically for me! I had faith that this would work decently but not this well! Maybelline mascaras tend to clump or can also be a bit thin which either means great for volumizing or great for a natural look. I find that this formula when brand new is perfect in texture. Not too wet or dry and it's sooo buildable to create lots of volume!

The very spiraled brush shape and short bristles makes applying the mascara super easy, the lower brush which is a perfect conical barrel makes for easy and precise application for the tiny lower lashes, no smudging will happen! 

I find the best way to apply this mascara when brand new is to remove some of the excess mascara from the wand back into the tube but after a few weeks the mascara is slightly dryer and perfect so I don't need to do that anymore. Most importantly I love that this mascara is thickening and yet's not as lengthening but I'm very happy with the dramatic effect it has on my lashes!

Wearing one thick layer of Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Volum Express Mascara!
Wearing Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Volum Express Mascara! (see that definition!)
Wearing Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Volum Express Mascara!
Paid: $21. 90 SGD or about $$16.50 USD (purchased at Singapore's drugstore Watsons)

Recommend: YES. If you have a normal amount and length of lashes and want lots of volume and a good hold this formula is totally for you. The brushes make application very effective and I'd totally recommend anyone to give this mascara a go!

Repurchase: Maybe, I totally may repurchase this for myself but I would love to try the Rocket mascara next from them as it's so raved about! I've given one of these away in a recent giveaway I held!

Bottom line: A mascara that not only brings back fond memories of my first mascara but it totally works wonderfully. I love the volume, definition and curl I get. This mascara is good for those who don't mind spending a bit more time during application but you'll get some lovely lashes!

Will you be buying anything from the Big Eyes line?
Are you a maybelline mascara fan?
Let me know!

Feel free to comment!
Thank you!


  1. I LOVE Maybelline mascaras. My absolute favorite one has to be the Colossal Volum´ Express. I should try it in waterproof too but Im a bit scared when it comes to waterproof formulas cause they are so darn hard to remove. Last time I used a waterproof mascara and removed it, a few lashes fell off O.O so Ive stayed away from it since then
    You have such beautiful lashes :)

  2. The Falsies worked out really well for you! It's such a noticeable difference... so much lift and volume! I really liked the effect it had on my lashes too, and I used to use this mascara regularly, but unfortunately it still smudged and gave me panda eyes (I'm hopeless, lol) even when I switched to Waterproof. I'm glad it works fine for you even in the humidity!

  3. wow it really curled your lashes I love Maybelline mascaras I've been using the same one for years :)

  4. I love how it really defines your lashes! Definitely a great product :)

  5. I tried out this mascara and I think the formula and little wand is great, but I wasn't the greatest fan of the bigger wand. Maybelline mascaras are my favorite though!

    I also tagged you in another tag - the what i am grateful for tag!

  6. Wow I can definitely see the difference! you have long lashes to begin with , Sharlynn *so envy!!
    the price is rather high though. I think if you buy it in Indo or US, it will be much cheaper, what do you think? But glad that you like it, so the money was well spent ^^

  7. I tried several Maybelline mascaras and they're really not bad :)

  8. I can't believe how well your lashes curl after one clamp! So envious! I have this already to use in my collection so I can't wait to use it!
    xx Kat @ Katness

  9. I love the bottom lash brush!
    Your lashes look so pretty! I'm terrified of curling my lashes...I feel like I'm going to pull them out all the time!

  10. Volume, definition, AND curl? I should try this out! I already have a favorite mascara, but this seems worth trying out, considering that it is relatively inexpensive. btw, your lashes look gorgeous!

  11. I used to love Maybelline mascaras' effect on me but the only thing is no matter how waterproof they are, every Maybelline mascara smudged on me after a whole day. There would be shadows of mascara on my lower lid even though I don't apply them on my lower lids. I used them during my schooling days and beginning of the working world and then after that I discovered that Japanese brands work well on me. Perhaps I would give Maybelline another shot! I like how this tube has got upper and lower lash brush. It must have made application on the lower lash a breeze!

    Jo's Jumbled Jardinière

  12. Wooooo! This looks really good!! I've never really looked into Maybelline mascaras although there's so much hype around some of their products... So expensive in SG though! O_O




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