Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara is a new volumizing and lift mascara that launched for Fall 2015 and will be part of Maybelline’s permanent mascara collection. I must say I’m a splurge kinda mascara girl. I’m never fully happy with drugstore mascaras and I feel like spending $9 or more dollars on a budget brand and being disappointed is such a waste when I could just add a few more dollars onto that and splurge on a mid-range brand.
Right now I’m more than happy with Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara! It’s my go to mascara and it never fails me. I do like some drugstore mascaras like Maybelline Illegal Length is an excellent formula and performs quite well.
Needless to say going into my Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara I kinda had my doubts especially since I didn’t really like the original Maybelline the Falsies Mascara formula!
But I obviously had nothing to fear because this formula gets a Muse Approval!
Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara comes in a waterproof and non waterproof formula and is available in several shade selections for around $9 at drugstores. That’s a little high for a drugstore mascara in my opinion but there are so many sales and coupons that you’ll likely never pay that amount anyway!
At a glance it almost looks like a dual ended mascara due to the barrel shape which has a larger top and a skinnier bottom. When I first saw it I thought maybe it was a mascara and primer duo but that’s not the case at all so the packaging is a little misleading.
This comes with a fairly basic straight line plastic applicator that has sharp spiky bristles. They say the brush has a push up cup design that scoops lashes up at the root and pulls them forward for volume and length. I had no problems with the brush and it applies the mascara without clumps! It strokes through quickly and easily without smearing on my upper or lower lash line. Plus the applicator isn’t huge so I never feel like I’m about to poke an eye out with the applicator. The formula sets to a nice soft finish so I don’t feel my lashes were stiff or crunchy. There are some minor issues with removal on the waterproof formula so used an oil based eye makeup remover to get it all off at the end of the day. During the wear I didn’t have issues with flaking, smearing, or smudging!
What about the length and the volume you might be wondering?
It does indeed deliver incredible length! Now the original formula I felt wasn’t very dramatic but this formula is all about the drama. You get very long lashes with this and it extends lashes out quite nicely. I wouldn’t say it curls but it does provide incredible length. The volume, well, that’s ok but what the formula really excels at is creating very, very long lashes and I’m more than happy with that.
So you might be slightly disappointed with the volume as this doesn’t make lashes incredibly full but the length more than makes up for that mishap! Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara grabs lashes at the root and does indeed push them up and out for a longer false lash-like appearance.
I’m pretty pleased with this this formula’s performance and you will be too if you’re looking for some extra length.
Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara is appearing at drugstores now or buy it at Ulta.com as all Maybelline is Buy 1, Get 1 50% plus enjoy $3.50 off using promo code 304326.