Mascara Monday: Maybelline The Falsies Volum’Express mascara

Good ole’ Maybelline is gracing us with another mascara. If you ask me, I don’t think Maybelline can do much wrong when it comes to mascaras. I haven’t run into one that was just horrible. Think this one will be an exception?

Maybelline The Falsies Volum’Express

Price: 5 out of 5 ($7.99 and I’m sure you can catch it on sale too. )
Packaging (Brush Wand): 4 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5

What it claims:
“Patented spoon brush and Kera-fiber formula instantly build 8x more volume without clumping to complete the false lash look”. (Per packaging)

The truth: Another winner!

What I loved about it: It gave amazing volume and length. I love how dark my lashes are.
What I didn’t like: I can show you better than I can tell you.

Maybelline Colossal was the same way. In fact, the stopper that I had in Colossal completely popped out. It’s not a good look but the outcome of the mascara totally made up for it.

Overall:  First of all, can we talk about that beauty that is the packaging? How gorgeous is that magenta? If it were a gloss it would be NYX’s African Queen. Look at me going off topic. Focus B Focus!! Okay…so with a tube this big, you would think that the wand would be just as large as Colossal’s, but it wasn’t.

The wand almost reminds me of Lash Stiletto‘s. And that’s a good thing. It makes for great separation. The only issue may be with the control. If you aren’t used to holding a wand this large, you may struggle with initial application. Practice makes perfect in this regard.This is one mascara that really needs only one coat. I applied two but of course that brought up the clump factor. Which isn’t THAT bad but still…who wants clumps of mascara. Hahaaa! Get it?

I’m hoping that Maybelline soon comes out with a waterproof version of this mascara. It’s a washable mascara so it removes easily but smears away when I wipe my eyes during a work-out.

Lashes without mascara
(did not curl lashes)

Lashes with 2 coats of mascara

Click here for my video review.

Would I recommend it?: Well, of course. Maybelline is affordable and easy to find and you will get amazing results with this mascara.

Another winner, kids. Have you tried this one yet?

A crazed mascara reviewer,

This review contains a sample product sent for post consideration. Read our disclosure policy here.

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  • roro

    Love the review!! Imma have to pick this one up! You can never go wrong with a maybelline mascara! 😀

  • In Her Makeup Bag

    Ooh, I've been torn over whether or not I should get this, and I think you sold it to me. Thanks! :)

  • kelliegonzo

    i hated this one. i saw it and had to pick it up for research of course! i despise the "flexible" wand. it gives me no control at all. the little bendy part in the wand should be advertised on the package. if i'd have seen that, i never would have bought it. boo!

    • Laurenn

      I hated the bendy part too! It was way too hard to apply and I don’t think they mentioned that on the package! Overall, this wasn’t my favorite mascara, but wasn’t horrible

  • jesssimae

    i cant wait to try this one colossal is my all time favorite

  • Darlene

    I get absolutely incredible lashes with Collosal, so I HAVE to try this!

  • Askmewhats

    When it comes to Mascara, I agree, Maybelline rocks! Price and quality, both have approval sign from me too!

  • bayctygrl

    I may have to try this now, I like that kind of brush! Thanks for the review I love it when the affordable brands work great!

  • Shen

    i love my country but i do hope it accomodates a lot of products from different countries like the US without having to go through all the shebangs of testings and approval.. grr! i love the magnum mascara of maybelline (collosal in yours) so i think i'll love this. :) congrats on your anniversary. been a stalker here for a year i think. :)

  • TamikaG

    Thank you so much for this review. I have been contemplating trying it out—Ive heard so many different things. No VISUALS!!! lol! I can always count on you to bring the real! Thanks again Britt!

  • MzBeck

    Pretty good (Maybelline) yes, but Stilletto has a really obnoxious, stinky smell to it..smells like burnt plastic to me
    just my observation…
    wish they would bring back their "wettable" mascara from the 70s

  • gio

    Thanks for the review. Your lashes look amzing! I'll have to try this one.

  • MsFarrah27

    i saw this on sale at Walgreens or CVS yesterday and VOILA you did a review on it today!! i may have to go grab it today at lunch:)

    Thanks B
    your lashes look great

  • Amour

    B, I'm like you when it comes to packaging and it could really be a turn off even if the product is pretty good or affordable. I have a few issues with glosses, and other 'tube' packaged products that work well in theory but the packaging is simply awful. As for this wand I think it's actually perfect for what it's suppose to do which is give you length and volume and I can see it has worked very well on you. I am going to really give this a go and see how I like it and reach for it instead of opting for my falsies. Thanks for the the review love. Blessings.

  • B

    kells—> Dang, it sucked that much for you? *hangs head* What? What flexible wand part? Mine wasn't flexible.

  • kelliegonzo

    yeah B, it's got a wonky piece in the middle that lets the brush part wiggle more flexi-like. here's a picture:

    i swear i'm not crazy haha!

  • kukaberry

    Maybe I will try this. I am not so in love with my Lash Stiletto as I once was. I want more volume. The length is cool but it looks spacey to me.

  • Trisha

    How does this compare with the Colossal? That is still my favorite from Maybelline, but I wouldn't mind trying this if it's better.

  • ChickAdvisor

    Maybelline gave us the pleasure of handing out this new mascara to our product review club and it got RAVE reviews!! Everyone is really loving it.

  • alliev

    I picked mine at wal-mart for uber cheap last week and I looove it!i havent found that it clumps when you apply nummerous coats (which I like to do through-out the day) my only issue is that mine flakes a bit, not a lot just a couple tiny flecs, but other that its a winner =)

  • Shi

    Colossal is one of my top five drugstore mascaras, so I'm very excited to see this! How is the formula? Is it dry and relatively lightweight like Colossal? Since Colossal claims 9x the volume and this one 8x, did it apply much differently than Colossal?

    Also, while Colossal is one of my favorites, I find that the pigmentation of the darkest shade (Glam Black) just isn't intense enough for some smokey eye looks. Does this one apply darker?

    Sorry for asking a million questions, lol! Thanks!

    • Laurenn

      I haven’t tried Colossal, but I have the darkest shade of Falsies and it still looks a little gray to me. It feels in between as far as weight, not too light, not too heavy. Mine clumped a but and was pretty dry and flaky. Mine also smelled weird, like burnt rubber-ish lol! The volume it gave was good, but not awesome length.


  • Alicia

    Your lashes look amazing… Unfortunately, I have way too many mascaras I need to use up, so I won't be purchasing this any time soon… unless it goes on sale soon?!
    Thanks for the great review! I actually just bought L'Oreal Voluminous (after watching you apply it on YT) and I love it!:D

  • Camille(SHOBE)

    maybelline makes really great mascaras imho,love it!

  • Jen

    I've read your blog for sometime now…I always come here when I see a new mascara that I want to try. Your reviews are spot on…Thanks!!!!

  • Single With a Desire

    I'm going to have to try this one. So far I've only used Clinique and NYC mascaras.

  • Amina

    your review sold me! I just picked it up at CVS

  • BeautyMaven

    You know Clumps, I like you– but right now? I kind of hate you a little bit for finding this mascara. 😉 I can't find it in store anywhere!!!! I've been wanting to try it for WEEKS! Maybelline.. you're KILLIN' me.. It looks lovely though! Thanks for feeding my addiction, you bad influence =)

  • WooHoney

    I was sold until I say the comment about the bendy wand! I don't think i'd like that. Guess I'll stick wit my "Volumnious" mascara…it is great and I've used it for years. How do you change your mascara so often? Do you have a different mascara for each occasion?

  • IeatAlotOfCookies

    When I saw the review you did on Maybelline Falsies, I was like OMG, and went out and bought it!!:) lol I loveeeeeee this mascara it made my short lashes soo long and thick!!:) The wands cool aswell 8)!!

    I'm so thankful for all the reviews you do:)
    Thank you B 😀 !! And happy 3 years!!

  • Amina

    alright, I just tried it and WOOOW!I hope Maybelline is not going to discontinue it!

  • Tatted*Sparkles

    Oh yes! I'm def gonna have to try this now, you sold me. IF I can find it that is…last few stores I was at advertized it but none to be found, huh? lol! Thanks B!

  • ct1980

    I freaking LOVE this mascara…I have been pushing it on all my friends lately…I can't say I'll be loyal to it because I switch all my makeup all the time but I definitely will buy another!

  • remery

    i got this mascara yesterday (before i even read your review), and i'm really picky about mascara. i have long lashes, but i always want them to look fake and big and drag queen-y.

    the wand was a little hard to get used to (the shape of the brush and the fact that the wand itself was flexible), but this mascara is BANGIN'. i was so skeptical to try it, but it lasted a whole night of waiting tables and then washed off easily and i got so many compliments! definitely recommend it.

  • tara

    I love this new mascara Maybelline Falsies!
    Your blog is so great by the way!

  • Blythe

    I'm fairly new to Clumps of Mascara, and I actually found it by accident when I Googled reviews of this particular falsies mascara. Your review sold me, I purchased it (and LOVE it! It takes a little patience to put on smoothly but the end result is fab) and I come back almost everyday to read what's up. Thanks for getting me hooked even worse on makeup!!

  • B

    Blythe—> Awww, I'm so glad you liked it!! Thanks for supporting Clumps of Mascara. I really appreciate it!

  • Anonymous

    Just got this mascara yesterday… It is great!! A little clumpy but I've tried many brands and this is my second favorite, after great lash!!

  • Anonymous

    Honestly, I like your eye lashes better without it! Their softer but more evenly spaced. It makes you look like your missing eye lashes with it, that your not.

  • sarah

    looked good on you. didn’t lengthen much on me at all my lashes looked natural not false

  • Brynn

    Best mascara I’ve ever tried!

  • LongLashes

    This is by far the best mascara I’ve ever tried; and I’ve tried many. I was so shocked that my lashes were actually full, long, and had so much volume. Finally a product that is what it is advertised to be. $5.00 well spent.

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  • Mackenzie

    This mascara works great but it seems like it runs out very quickly! When I use it I have to pick up a new bottle almost every other week…..and lets be honest its not the cheapest mascara. But I’d say it’s quite worth it!

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  • Tansy

    Hey, thanks so much for the review. I looked up “The Falsies” reviews because I just bought the mascara. It’s SPECTACULAR in my opinion. I found that I could apply a second coat without clumps! (Not sure if it could hold up for a third coat, but hey, two coats looks great). I really like my Great Lash (the one that comes in the tube) and I’m a fan of Estee Lauder’s Sumptuous Extreme, as well as Philosophy’s Bad Gal mascara (reviews say it’s black black black and I agree). Falsies has become another on of my favorites! P.S. Love the idea behind your blog. I think two of the products that people are the pickest about (at least me) are foundation and mascara. Way to help us with our mascara woes!

    • Brittany

      Yay Falsies! Glad you love it! :)

  • Kinky Kurly Kee

    I myself really like the Maybelline Falsies mascara. I have no lashes and when I apply 2 coats then *Bam!* It really brings out my brown eyes.

  • kaitycat

    I just bought the waterproof of this, and it is fantastic.

    It stinks (literally), but my eyes really pop now. :]

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  • I LOVE this mascara! I have the waterproof version and it does not come off! I curl my lashes and do two coats of this and it literally looks like I’m wearing false lashes. I have the wimpiest lashes ever and this mascara makes my eyelashes touch my eyelid if I’m not careful!!!!!!

  • Jasmine

    Have you tried the waterproof formula? I wear glasses so I can’t have it smearing all over the lenses…but I read reviews online of the waterproof formula and not many people liked it :/

  • iqma

    Hey, thanks for sharing. Is it easy to remove? I’d tried the maybeline volum’ express cat eye mascara. And its smudge whenever i want to tooki off. );

    • Brittany

      I didn’t have any problems with removal. :)

  • Loved your review I used the this mascara all the time it is my number one favorite. Really looks like false lashes! I’ve tried lots of other mascaras, but none compare to the Falsies! Amazing! (like you said, I also just only wish it was waterproof, then it would be the perfect mascara!)

  • Hi Brittany,
    I really love this mascara too!! What do you think about the Maybelline Volum’ Express Washable Mascara 3X THE VOLUME INSTANTLY ??

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  • Andrea

    I LOVE this mascara. It game me amazing volume and length to my short, straight and floppy lashes. The bad side was that the wand is a bit tricky and it holds LOADS of product on it so I had to wipe off the excess a bit. Other than that I really recommend it.

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