Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama mascara


False lashes without false lashes? Now that's a big and great promise in my opinion. And of course I got interested when Maybelline recently came up with a mascara, which they promised would give you that extra set of lashes. I'm just going to be straight on blunt and honest: I don't think this mascara does that nor anything else I look for in a mascara. Here are the reasons why.

1. It's messy!
I have confessed multiple times, that I'm the messiest person. But never ever have I had this much trouble with a mascara. You just can't apply it carefully enough, it gives you way too much product and it's pretty hard to work with. Sure it gives a lot of volume, because it gives you a lot of product. My lashes also clumped together because the product is very thick. With some mascaras, waiting and letting the product dry sometimes helps, but after waiting two weeks, I don't think it helped with this one. 

2. It doesn't dry!
Mascara is one of the last products I apply, and by that time I don't have extra minutes to wait for it to dry. I don't have to with my favourite mascaras so I'm not lowering the bar there. This one takes way too long to dry and I almost always manage to mess my whole eye makeup with this one. 

3. The brush!
It's supposed to have cup-shaped bristles, which are supposed to scoop and lift lashes. I think the idea sounds actually really good, but the product is just way too thick for that. For a product like this I think a thicker brush with more bristles would work better. Now I could just as well be applying the mascara with a doe foot applicator.

4. The packaging!
This might be a bit vain. And I do think if a mascara is great, it doesn't really matter what the packaging looks like. Neither does a lovely package make a lousy product into a good one. But this just "has it all": not a very good product and not a very nice tube. I said this in one of my videos already: I just can't understand why they've combined metallic red and metallic pink. Not my cup of tea I'm afraid.


Needless to say I'm disappointed with this mascara. It does give a lot of volume and it lengthens your lashes, I'll give it that much creadit, but with all the down sides, I'm afraid that's just not enough for me. I'm not saying this won't work for anybody, because we all like different things and we all have different types of lashes. In my case though, I'm not going to repurchase.

Now that's said can I just say how hard it is to write a negative review? :D I like all things positive and happy and cheerful, but I also appreciate honesty. And I want to be honest with you lovelies :) And the positive thing about negative reviews is that somebody might just save some money by reading this.... :D

I hope you've had a great week so far. I'm happily back home now in Finland and it's very snowy and cold here. If you'd like to watch my last London vlog, click HERE.

Emma xxx
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26 comments

  1. I have personally never had any luck with Maybelline mascaras as they always have a really wet formula that just doesn't work for me. The packaging looks so pretty, but I'll pass. Thanks for the review! x

    Hilary | The Beauty Collective

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    1. Thank you Hilary for the comment :) I myself love the Lash Sensational mascara as I think it's very similar to the Benefit Roller Lash. But this one was just a big meh :(
      I hope you enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for popping by <3 xx

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  2. Great mascara, love it xoxo


    http://thefurthestthingfromperfect.blogspot.com/

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    1. Well, as I said, we all like different types of things. But I'd absolutely love to hear why you love it :) Hope you've had a fab week so far! xxx

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  3. It's always so disappointing when you really want to like something, but you just can't. Hugs, Kait
    http://makeminemaroon.com/

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    1. I agree! Thanks for the comment <3 xxx

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  4. Yikes! I have heard some mixed reviews about this mascara. I'm glad I didn't get it. My fiance's parents gave me a gift set of 3 L'oreal mascaras for Christmas, and I love the Voluminous Original. It's my fave!

    Hannah
    http://floraful.blogspot.com

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    1. Loreal do some really nice ones! :) I don't think I've ever tried the one you have, but the Telescopic mascara is sooo good! :) xxx

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  5. Love your amazing vlog, such great fun to watch it, thanks for sharing, wish you have good time in Finland!!!

    xxx

    www.noragouma.com

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    1. Yaay thanks :) I've been a week now without vlogging and I kind of miss it! :D Have a great weekend xxx

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  6. Thank you for this honest review, darling! I haven't really heard much about this mascara, but after reading your review, I'll deffo be keeping well away from it! x I haven't had much luck with Maybelline mascaras in general, to be honest... And I really dislike it when volumising mascaras end up all messy and clumpy - it seems to happen quite a lot! I'm pretty clumsy as it is, when it comes to makeup application, so I always end up with mascara bits all over my eyes, haha! x My favourite volumising mascara is Chanel Le Volume - it's a little on the pricey side but certainly worth the investment. It gives RIDICULOUS volume without ever getting clumpy, even if you apply four layers. I honestly recommend it! Hope you're having a fab week so far, and thank you for sharing yet another wonderful post. :) <3

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. Me too! I love volumising mascaras but the messiness...I can't handle it! And I don't have time for it :/
      I'm defo going to have to check out that Chanel mascara the next time I'm near a Chanel counter :) thank you so much for the tip! It sounds so amazing too!
      Have a lovely weekend hon <3 xxx

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  7. this is the first post i've read about this mascara and i wanted to know if people like it before i went out and bought it! i probably wont try this and stick with my lash sensational mascara:P thank you for sharing lovely:)xx

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The Lash Sensational is soo much better! I really like it and I think it's one of the best from the drugstore :) Have a lovely weekend girlie <3 xxx

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  8. I was about to pick that up because of the adorable packaging, and also how the bristles look in the photos but now I am not really sure. I had the same drying problem with lash sensation but after waiting for some months, it got better so maybe you should do the same with it:)
    Even though it might be freezing and snowy there, I am sure it is good to be back home :) x

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. That coulee be :) Anyhow I've decided to put it to the very back of my makeup collection and let it dry there, I'll probably get back to it one day :) I love my Lash Sensational! And yes, if I remember correctly I did have to let that one dry for some time as well.
      Thanks for the comment dear <3 xxx

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  9. I thought it was a good one! Proved me wrong! Thank you for sharing!
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    Dora www.bangsbang.com

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    1. Unfortunately it wasn't my fave :/ but I'm glad I got to share this :) thanks for popping by xxx

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  10. With all those downsides too it, it definitely doesn't sound worth it! I probably won't be picking this up, so thanks for saving me the money haha!
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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    1. Hehe, glad to be of help girlie! :) xxx

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  11. I definitely have a few firm favourite mascaras, so I don't think I'll be trying this one! Your eyelashes look really long and fluttery anyway though, so I'm sure lots of mascaras work for you! Shame about this one though x

    Martha Jane | www.marthajanemusic.com

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    1. Awww thanks :) I love volumizing mascaras, this just didn't work for me at all!
      Thanks for the comment gorgeous <3

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  12. Thanks for reviewing this product! It was really helpful :) P.s. Your eyelashes are beautiful!
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    1. Aww thank you babe <3 glad to be of help xxx

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  13. These kind of reviews are just as important as positive ones! I've already heard some not so positive things about this mascara and so I don't think it's as good as their usual offerings :)

    Velvet Blush

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    1. I was reading some other review about this mascara the other day and it does seem like I'm not the only one who's not too fond of it.
      Thanks for popping by lovely<3

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