Pros: Definately gives fuller, longer lash look.
Reading a fashion magazine I saw some good information about mascara and some positive feedback about Revlon Volum' Express Falsies "Flared". My local CVS had a Buy One Get One 1/2 Price offer so I decided to give this latest mascara a try. I chose #01 Very Black or Noir Intense, Negro Intenso Washable.
I'm a real skeptic when it comes to mascara. So many of the ads feature models wearing false eyelashes and claiming this is a result of their mascara. Very few of these ads actually add the disclaimer about this false advertising so I'm on the buyer beware side of things.
This mascara offers a "spoon curler" as part of a two part applicator that includes an arced or spoon side and the inner part of the arc sides. This spoon name is their description of the curved applicator. The majenta bristles are close and thick. You are supposed to use the outer spoon side of the curler against your lashes to apply. You then "flare" outward with the flat side of the applicator. Hold the brush spoon side against your lashes and sweep from the root to the tip. This gets each lash coated with the special Keratin formula. Repeat until you get the look you like best.
The design of the brush should indicate how your lashes will look. A bushy brush should make your lashes look thick and bushy, if the brush is spikey and has plastic like teeth and separations you will get a lot of separation. This spoon applicator has a plastic head with a flexible wand so it can lift and separate your lashes. This patented spoon shape curling brush will load each lash individually with mascara so it builds volume quickly.
The "Flare" is supposed to give your lashes the look of false eyelashes. Having now tried this I must say if you have short sparse lashes as I do this might be just the product for you. I was hugely impressed. In a minute I had noticeable longer looking lashes with a certain sweep to them. The affect was very impressive on my bottom lashes. The application left my lashes looking spikey, longer and a bit spidery in a good way.
I'm sold on this new product. I don't think my lashes looked fake they just looked terrific. If you can find it on the special deal I got definitely give it a try.
The packaging is a magenta tube with silver wings on the top and the lettering in silver, on the body of the mascara. There is a silver band between the two parts. This hangs from it's cardboard backing which is turquoise with the silver flared wing. If you want washable as opposed to waterproof read the packaging carefully since they look almost identical.
When you choose washable or waterproof keep in mind
waterproof has its negatives. It's hard to remove and can leave a ring around your under eyes. For me, water resistant or washable is a better choice, it has a water soluble ingredient to prevent streaks. This mascara is called washable so it comes off easily.
I chose Very Black since I am a brunette. Blondes might look better with Brown-Black as a choice.
Apply several quick coats without drying time in between. You can use the tip of the brush to touch up any missed lashes but thisbrush seems to get most of them very nicely.
Warnings: Never apply in a moving vehicle. Do not share your mascara, this is unhygienic. Do not dilute with water or any other product.
If you have sensitive eyes use a dry waxed base formula.
Remove with New York Eyes Expert Eye Make Up Remover or with soap and water. Since I wear lenses I used soap and water and cotton balls to remove my application of mascara and it took very little time and effort to get my lashes clean. There was no flaking and it lasted into the evening without a smudge even though I napped and often rubbed my eyes.
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Other Maybelline mascaras: Volume Express Waterproof, Volume Express One By One Washable, Black Drama regular and waterproof, Colossal Mascara and more.
Ingredients: Water, Rice Bran Wax, Carnauba Wax, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Beeswax, Candelilla Wax, Glycerin, Synthetic Beeswax, Senegal Gum, Cetyl Alcohol, Silica, Panthenol, Phenthyl Alcohol, Phenoxythenal , Polyethylene Sodium Laurel #12 Sulfate, Butylene Lycol, Hydroxyethel cellulose PEG, Dimethicone, Simethicone Argenine, Serine Glutamate Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Tri Sodium EDTA, Methylparaben 2, Oleomido 1, 3, Octadecanalol, Propylparaben Rayon. (Resins and waxes lift and bend lashes).