On my Christmas wishlist, I wrote rather vaguely “any Maybelline mascara”. I use to adore Maybelline mascaras when I was a teenager and every time I ran out, I’d repurchase a different one to try. (Thinking about it, I can see how I came to be a beauty blogger). On Christmas morning, I received The Falsies Black Drama in my hamper and instantly smiled, remembering that this use to be my favourite of all of them.
I was so eager to retry it now that I knew a little something about makeup that it skipped my mascaras-I-have-to-try queue and the second my Diego Dalla Palma Mascaragogo dried up, I was straight into this one. I love the purple tube with the black lace detail and I think it may have been what attracted me to it in my teen years too.
The wand is an interesting one as it has tiny little bristles and a bent head. I want to call it a “spoon” shaped wand because I think I heard it somewhere once but I possibly made it up.
This isn’t one of those mascaras with a million promises. It is simple enough. “False lash glam…extra matte…extra black…no gaps”. It is supposed to provide dramatic volume which is what I am all about when it comes to mascara.
And here are my before and afters. As you can see, it definitely adds length and there are no clumps to be seen. See, that is the thing about mascaras with those teeny bristles; I find they add length, colour, separation and definition but I definitely cannot see extreme volume.
This mascara promises to be extremely black, hence the ‘Black Drama’ title. While I don’t have issues with finding it grey or anything of the sort, it is probably worth pointing out that I wasn’t struck by it being very black either. I noticed no difference to any other mascara I have ever tried.
While I don’t detest the mascara by any means, and it does give great spidery lashes, I just wish it had followed through on its volume promises. On a side note, my other reservation with it is that if you tip of your lashes during the day, it does have a tendency to flake a little. This may be enough to put you off.
In all, I am neither highly disappointed nor highly pleased by this mascara. It will do until it dries up. It hasn’t put me off Maybelline mascaras in general though and I definitely will be trying other incarnations from the brand in the future.
What do you think? Do you go for the defined spidery lash or are you a volume girl like me? Are you a fan of Maybelline mascaras?