Maybelline Big Falsies Mascara: Review

It’s not news to anyone who reads this regularly that I love mascara. It is my number one make-up must have and the item I wouldn’t leave the house without – not even to pop to the shop for milk. So when I was asked if I wanted to test the latest from Maybelline out, of course I said yes.
I have read mixed things about this mascara, so I had a few pre-conceptions of it before I had chance to open it. Despite the fact that a few people had said they didn’t like it, I still had high hopes (I always do with mascara) and these were somewhat affirmed when I saw the packaging. Yes, it’s bright and a tad garish – but it’s also purple and turquoise – two of my favorite colours. Plus the tube is nice and fat – for some bizarre reason this pleases me.
The shape of the wand is unusual – a large head, with a curved ‘spoon-like’ shape – designed to hug the shape of the eye and get as close to the roots as possible. In my opinion the shape is both a blessing and a curse – the flatter cuved side does allow you to get close to the root and delivers alot of product, but also this way tends to clump. But the sides of the spoon shape are longer and more ‘comb-like’ so help to thin out the clumping and deliver more length. Overall, I do like the shape of the wand.
This was another mascara that took a bit of getting used to, on first use I found it clumpy and disappointing but a couple of tries later and I like it. I don’t think it delivers ‘Big Falsies’ (hehe… that made me snigger like a school girl) though, which is a shame – but it is a nice mascara. Not one I would re-purchase, but yes one that I will use fairly regularly. It would fall into the category of mascara that I would put in a gym bag – good enough to use regularly, but not so great that I would care if I lost it.
Maybelline Big Falsies Mascara is available from Superdrug (currently priced £5.99 on the Superdrug website)
**The Small Print**

This mascara was sent for free for review. I am part of the Superdrug blog group but this does not mean I am affiliated or receive any money for this review. Reviews are all honest yadda yadda yadda….


  1. April 14, 2010 / 10:21 am

    I didn’t like this mascara – I have weeny lashes and it made them look so clumpy it was like I’d never used mascara before! It really flakes after you’ve been wearing it a few hours too.

    Bad times!

  2. April 14, 2010 / 11:32 am

    I have to agree about the flaking actually. I first tested this over the weekend, so didn’t notice as much – but when I wore it for work yesterday I noticed how bad the flaking was by the end of the day! It wasn’t great at all!

  3. GlamSam
    April 14, 2010 / 8:41 pm

    I have heard a lot of bad things about this mascara… which is kinda shocking because maybelline are known for having great mascaras!!

    Sami xx

  4. Louise
    April 15, 2010 / 1:07 pm

    I think I’m the only one but I actually love this mascara.

  5. April 15, 2010 / 1:34 pm

    That’s the joy of make-up, one person’s make-up fail is another person’s holy grail!

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