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Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof Mascara Review

(Last Updated On: August 4, 2017)

Hello JD fam! Today I’m gonna talk about iconic mascara from Maybelline. Some people swear by it whereas others, not so much. What is Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof Mascara like? Read on to find out about my experience in detail!

Product Name – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara

Price & Quantity – It retails for INR 500 for 7.5 ml of mascara.

Ingredients – Ingredients list is not mentioned. Although, the website claims of Pro-keratin formula.

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Variants – There are both waterproof as well as washable mascara. So, do check the packaging before you buy one!

Claims – Maybelline claims the following of the Falsies mascara:

  • Patented Spoon Brush
  • Pro-Keratin formula
  • Unique flexible wand
  • Visible & fuller lashes
  • Contact lens safe

Availability – Easily available online as well as in stores!

Packaging & Appearance – Maybelline The Falsies Mascara comes in a bright purple plastic bottle. The packaging is quite attractive.

It looks fun and is easy to carry. The mascara wand is flexible and has a spoon shape that fits snugly to your lash line.

Smell – It smells slightly synthetic but it’s not over-powering. Besides once it’s on your eyes you can hardly smell it.

Swatch – I love how naturally darker and longer my lashes look with this mascara. Checkout the images below.

Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof Mascara Eye Swatches

Shelf Life – Though it can last up to a year, it’s best to discard mascaras after 6 months shelf life as eyes are very sensitive.

My Experience – Unlike my sisters, I have stick-straight lashes :’-( Thus, the main reason that I invest in mascaras. Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express are effective in giving defined lashes and extra volume.

What it doesn’t achieve is holding a curl. If you have stick-straight lashes like me, you should definitely use an eyelash curler before applying your mascara. Without curling my lashes, they just have a slight curl and is not as dramatic as false lashes.

Use at least 2-4 coats of mascara leaving no time for drying in between to achieve defined lashes. It’s waterproof, which means it stays on for a whole day amidst all the sweat, oil and tears.

The mascara does not weigh down my lashes so there’s no fall-out. One thing that I love about The Falsies is that it does not give a spidery look to my lashes.

It accentuates lashes individually and are natural looking. So, it is perfect for daytime makeup looks. Definitely, hands down, one of the best drugstore mascaras in India.

Pros –

1. Defined lashes
2. Intense Black color
3. Lashes look fuller just after 2-3 sweeps
4. Spoon-shaped brush makes for more even Mascara application. Also easy to apply on lower lashes
5. Does not irritate eyes
6. No fall-out
7. Does not weigh the lashes down
8. Water-proof
9. Affordable
10. Travel-friendly


1. Clumps slightly

2. Does not hold curl for a long time. Using an eyelash curler can rectify this issue

3. A little tough to wash off if you don’t have Eye Makeup Remover
(TIP: Coconut Oil works wonders as a makeup remover if you’re pressed for time)
4. Does not live up to its claim as false lash equivalent

Jhalli Diva Verdict:3.5/5

Will I Repurchase?

It is worth repurchasing, but I am gonna lookout for other mascaras that can give me those luscious curls.

Do I Recommend?

Definitely worth buying at least once!

Overall Summary – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express is perfect for natural yet defined lashes for a daytime look. Have you tried it yet?

~ Afroz

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