It feels like its been ages since I did a mascara review (And we all know about my ‘slight’ obsession with Mascaras), I’ve actually 3 reviews to write up on other mascaras at present but haven’t gotten around to doing them yet!

Today I wanted to share with you Maybelline’s ‘The Falsies’ Black Drama Mascara. I’ve seen so many Beauty Gurus and Blog reviews raving about this product I had to go and buy it myself. Here are my thoughts on how I think it fares in comparison to other mascaras and whether it actually does what it claims to do… 

Here’s a little information about Maybelline Falsies Black Drama mascara…

A new formula with extra long fibres and carbon black pigments, creates a false look of black lashes which look longer and thicker. A patented Spoon Brush fans out lashes and ensures generous product deposit.

The unique flexible stem helps build volume without clumping. Result: Instant false lash volume goes extra matte and extremely black.

Extremely black lashes corner to corner. No Clumps.

Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

For Best Results

Hold brush with spoon side upwards against lashes and sweep from root to tip. Repeat until desired look is achieved. Do not let dry between coats.

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Firstly, how cute it the packaging. Ok I admit it, I really love the deep magenta shade and found it really eye catching on the shelf amongst the other mascaras. It was easy to pick out. However, ‘Black Drama’ sports a little black lace pattern around the lid where as ‘The Falsies’ in Black does not.

The brush is a nice shape. Its a bristle brush, just like I favour and is quite ‘thin’ in thickness, so good at grabbing each lash – also you are less likely to get more mascara on your skin than your lashes (Or is it just me that does that with big circumference brushes?). It has a nice curve too which fitted my eye shape well – so I was able to get right in at the roots of the lashes. Before the brush is a little ‘join’ if you like, this makes the brush a little more flexible so you can be pretty firm when swiping the mascara through your lashes. I’ll be honest and say, I’m not sure if I liked the addition of the flexibility – but some may do.

The forumla is pretty thick in my opinion. Not so much so that I needed to comb my lashes through afterwards with a seperate lash comb, but I did need to wipe some of the product off of the brush before application. It doesn’t have a strong scent, did not sting my eyes and is VERY black. In fact, I would label this mascara the BLACKEST black I own – that is quite a claim let me tell you!

For wearability here is how it fared…

  • No Smudging – I did not notice any smudging at all throughout the day
  • No panda eyes – no flaking either
  • No irritation – as my eyes got tired they did not get itchy (I notice this with out Maybelline mascaras)
  • After applying 2 coats at 7:30am I went throughout the day till about 8pm and my mascara looked great still (Pity the same could not be said for my face powder!!)

So, overall it really does last well. So, do I like it?

Here’s the thing. I don’t think I have EVER been this ‘on the fence’ about a product in my life. I think after all the raving from other beauty gurus and bloggers I wanted to be WOW’d. As mascaras go, yes its ok. Does what it says to a degree – my lashes do look thicker, there’s length but there is no way this is a FALSE LASH EFFECT mascara (It just isn’t). Truth be said – I’ve used better and for less money. I do use it occasionally, its not one of my most favourite mascaras, but its not one of the ones I don’t like either. I guess to some it up, Meh.

So, would I recommend it to a friend? Here’s some images of me wearing the mascara, that way you can make up your own opinions…

1 coat (Top), 2 Coats (Bottom)

1 coat (Top – sorry its a little blurred), 2 coats (Bottom)

1 coat (Top – sorry its blurred again!!), 2 coats (Bottom)

Note to self - must stop taking photos at 7:15am!!

Maybelline The Falsies Black Drama mascara is available from most Pharmacy stores. I bought mine in Boots (Boots are currently running a 3 for 2 across beauty again so now is the time to buy!!) and it cost £7.99. You can also pick it up in some Supermarkets and other outlets, but Boots and Superdrug will probably be the best places.

So, what do you think? Do the pictures make you want to try it? Maybe you have had a better (Or Worse) experience than me?

Lots of Love,

Mel xxxx