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What it is: Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara is supposed to give your lashes a lifted, flared out effect and volume at the root thanks to the unique brush. The formula is designed to hold “the lifted wing look in place.” This is not the waterproof version, but they do offer one as well.
Price/Quantity: $9.50 for 9.8 mL / 0.33 fl oz
Availability: Ulta, Target, Walmart, Drugstores, Amazon
Packaging: The packaging is beautiful and feels well made. The wand twists open and closed easily.
Smell/Fragrance: I don’t smell any fragrance but there is somewhat of a chemical smell. It’s not something I notice with normal use.
The very first time I applied this, I remember being impressed with how smoothly and evenly it applied over my lashes. Over time I found that it didn’t apply the same way reliably every time. Some days my lashes would stick to each other, as if they’d been coated too heavily. I think it has something to do with how much product is coating the applicator. This tube has been open for about 2 months and since then, it seems to have gotten better, or maybe I’ve just learned to work with it better.
The brush is super skinny and there are bristles on only one side. I have a tendency with my eye shape to end up with mascara on my lids, so I figured this applicator would be a good fit, but it ended up disappointing in this regard. It’s not nearly as messy as some extra huge brushes are, but I still do have to be a little extra mindful not to mess up my eyeshadow.
The color is nice and dark and it gives my lashes a semi glossy finish. Though my lashes sometimes stick together, it doesn’t leave actual clumps of product on my lashes, which is nice. It holds a curl, doesn’t weigh my lashes down, and remains smudgeproof throughout the day once it dries down. I find that it dries quickly, within a few minutes. Rarely do I notice any product flaking off during the day.
This requires a bit more work to remove than my Benefit Roller Lash. It comes off fully when I use Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes but I do need to spend a few extra minutes working on it to remove it all.
I like it but I don’t love it. I’ve gotten good use out of it but I personally wouldn’t repurchase this.