I know I haven't done any makeup reviews in a while but that's because I haven't really been trying any new makeup products but I did need to get a new mascara so I picked up the Maybelline Falsies Flared mascara in waterproof ($6).
At first, I was sceptical about getting this mascara since the regular Falsies didn't work well for me and it made my eye itch but I think they're TWO completely different mascaras!
|left: original FALSIES; right: Falsies FLARED|
The brush is still that sort of "spoon shaped" brush but the brush starts off short in the front and gets longer in the back to give your lashes that FLARED look (hence the name). The formula is a bit more dry (I do have the water proof version) but my friend who has the regular formula Falsies Flared mascara says that it's still a dry formula.
I found the original Falsies mascara to be SUPER wet. I've had that one for almost one year and it's still very wet!
On the first day of wearing the Flared mascara, it went on really nicely and I didn't get ANY clumps. On the original Falsies, I got soooooo many clumps and smudges.
One thing about the Flared mascara is that if you want to add more coats, don't wait for your lashes to dry. If you wait and add more, it'll get REALLY clumpy.
At the end of the day, I had no smudges AT ALL and no flakes. But after the first day, the rest of the days, I had some flakes because the formula is pretty dry.
Now for the pictures of my lashes, I couldn't use my DSLR because I have shakey hands and I couldn't get a clean shot of my lashes and when I used the flash, I looked like I was high. Also, my DSLR didn't show the actual look of the lashes so I'm using my phone camera for the pictures. I'm very sorry!
|left: no mascara right: w/ the Flared mascara|
- NO SMUDGES!
- I loooooooooooooooove the brush!
- Holds curls all day
- Gives a great finish to my lashes!
- Cute packaging :3
- Gives great volume and length to my shit lashes
- Flakes because of the dry formula
- VERY hard to remove (my waterproof Lash Stiletto is easier to remove)
- Makes my lashes feel VERY brittle
- Hard to apply on the bottom lashes
In conclusion (lol what is this, an English essay?), I still like this mascara! I'm gonna use this up until it expires of course. I like this a lot more than my Lash Stiletto mascara which has been what I've been using the past year. If you didn't like the original Falsies, give the Falsies Flared a try! In my opinion, it's a LOT better! If you have any other mascara recommendations, please leave them in the comments! I'm always up for trying new mascaras.
But before I leave, thank you so much to Jordan from Boho Vanity for sharing my blog on her blog! It means a lot to me. c': If you haven't checked her blog, please visit her blog! It was one of the first blogs I've ever read and will always be one of my favourites! And my friend, Sam (Color Crush), was featured there too! :D
Hope you enjoyed this review! Have a great Thanksgiving week!
, by Lily