Maybelline mascaras aren't usually my favorite (although I do really like the Lash Stiletto ones) but when I saw that they had a new one out for the summer, I kind of wanted to try it. (I find it impossible to go to CVS and not buy a makeup item. It just feels... wrong somehow. That is why I'll never be a millionaire. Unless I win the Mega Millions. Which is going to happen). Anyway, last week I was at CVS and saw a display of Maybelline's new The Falsies Volum' Express. Not only did it look intriguing, but there was a 40% coupon, so I was all over it. Best $4.75 I've spent recently! I love the way it makes my lashes look. The brush isn't super big and it's curved, which I always like because I think it's just easier to work with. On me, the formula goes on really well and it makes my lashes look long and thick. (I usually put on two coats). I mean, I wouldn't say it makes me look like I'm wearing false lashes, only because those are SO noticeable, but I also can't be bothered to put those on unless I'm going to a big event, so this is a nice compromise. I definitely look in the mirror when I'm wearing this and think, "Hhhm, my lashes look good" and notice how much they stand out, which is kind of my own personal "Do I need it?" test. It also doesn't flake a lot, which is another one of my requirements for a mascara because I never remember to look in the mirror during the day and if I wear a mascara that flakes, I walk around looking like a raccoon. Not good.
I don't think The Falsies has been "officially" released yet because it's not on Maybelline's website, but I've seen it at a few drugstores in L.A., so I assume other cities have it, too. Has anyone else bought it yet? What do you think?