Thursday, August 05, 2010
Beauty Product of the Week: The Falsies
What did you think? I don't know about you, but I find mascara ads to be very, very misleading. They show women with layers and layers of false lashes and claim that their mascara will provide similar results. We all know it's a pack of lies, but we all fall for it.
Maybelline's The Falsies mascara promises to give you fake lash results without the need for you know, fake lashes. The applicator is very flexible and is easy to use. You can work the mascara into the inner and outer most lashes without too much effort.
With The Falsies, my lashes looked more defined than normal...and very dark, thanks to the fact that I bought Blackest Black (that sounds like a Danzig song, but whatever!). I did not have any trouble with clumping (a huge plus!) and I found that The Falsies added length while thickening my lashes. One minor annoyance: this mascara seems to go on thick and wet. It seemed to take a few seconds to dry, but I've never had it smudge while I was waiting for it to set.
I don't think I got "fake lash" results, but I did like the overall look of my lashes with The Falsies.
The final verdict? The price is right and the mascara does a decent job at lengthening and thickening lashes. It's not the best mascara I've ever tried, but it sure is far from the worst. Not quite a ringing endorsement, but still--it's a perfectly adequate product and I'd consider purchasing this again.