Maybelline Volum’ Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara Review

Mascara is the one of the many things I can’t live without (a girl can always have more right?!) and lately, I have been loving Maybelline Volum’ Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara, a dual-ended product that promises 360° all around lash glam.

Maybelline Volum' Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara Review

Maybelline Volum' Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara


The mascara comes with 2 brushes for both upper and lower lashes, and touts a special quick-dry formula that holds lashes in place. There are 3 shades available – Blackest Black (featured in this review), Very Black and Brownish Black – as well as a waterproof version.

The Upper Brush is your basic, average-sized spiral wand. While it did not look fancy like other ones you see on the market, it served its purpose and really helped lift and fan out my lashes. The Micro-brush on the other hand, is long, thin and much smaller. I loved that it reached my inner corners and lower lashes easily, even those tiny little ones I didn’t know existed, and without smearing.

The formula felt just right and was neither too wet nor dry. It did not clump much and dried off swiftly without leaving my lashes brittle or stiff. My lashes looked instantly darker, thicker and lifted, just like the effect I get with Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara. The wear was also great. Although I had the non-waterproof version, the mascara managed to stay on 9-10 hours without flakes or smudges, yet washed off easily with warm water.

I did, however, noticed that the formula seemed to thicken much faster than other mascaras. I started seeing clumps on the wand only after 2 weeks, which means I will most likely have to replace this sooner than the usual 3 months.

Maybelline Volum' Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara in Blackest Black
Maybelline Volum' Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara Upper Lashes wand

Upper Lashes


Maybelline Volum' Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara Lower Lashes wand

Lower Lashes


Wearing Maybelline Volum' Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara in Blackest Black

Wearing Maybelline Volum' Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara in Blackest Black



Maybelline Volum’ Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara is available at drugstores nationwide for $9.49.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

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