First of all I wanted to tell my dear folks over at Maybelline: that’s a really long name for a mascara.
Unlike the name of the product though, the review on this product will be short and sweet! For two reasons:
1) I feel like Maybelline generally performs quite well when it comes to mascaras. I have tried a bunch of their products and most of them gave me no reason to complain
2) I really am not very demanding when it comes to mascaras, so I tend to not have too much to say about’em unless they totally rock my world, or suck tremendously.
In the case of this mascara it is neither the best nor the worst I have ever tried.
The specificity of the Maybelline Volum’Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara is that it has two wands, a normally sized one for the the upper lashes and a smaller one for bottom lashes.
The normal sized wand performs well. I found that it coated my lashes with little effort, elongated them without creating any clumps. So really, it did what I wanted it to do. Now, the mini wand for the bottom lashes…I don’t really know why it’s there. The normal sized wand is not as massive as some of the other Maybelline Mascaras which could warrant the use of another wand in order to make sure you don’t get mascara all over your bottom lip, nose and cheek. But seeing that the bigger wand on this mascara is already reasonably sized, I didn’t feel like the double wand was necessary here. It would make more sense on mascaras like the Rocket, Plush, or Colossal which have massive wands.
So I didn’t feel like using the bigger wand for the top and then the smaller wand for the bottom. I just went ahead and did as I usually do and just used the bigger wand for top and bottom.
I might not feel the need to use the smaller wand because my bottom lashes are not that small, I don’t know, but the innovation on this product was a bit wasted on me.
So unless you have teeny-weeny bottom lashes, I’d say this mascara will probably not change your life. That being said I will keep using it because it gave me volume and length without flakiness, which is what I usually ask a mascara for my daily use.