Thursday, July 19, 2012

FAV mascara review

Today I will do my first EVER makeup review on my blog! To be honest, I am NOT the biggest fan of makeup! I wear powder, eyeliner, mascara and maybe on a good day a smudge of eye shadow just on the corner of my eye. I just don't really like the feeling of it! As some of you know, I used to be a dancer in high school, so I had to CAKE it on then. So maybe that turned me off? Who knows! ANYWAYS, this is about my currently FAVORITE mascara! I'm going to show you 2 different kinds, a cheap option and a more pricey. I'm including pictures of my own lashes with ONLY mascara on! No eyeliner or anything else so yall can really see what the mascara can do. I also did not use a curler! So without further ado..

 Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Flared
You can get this at Ulta for $6.99! I own this version and the waterproof. It has a curved brush so it helps curl your lashes without using a curler. I love the flared because it flares out your outer lashes, which def helps make your lashes look longer! I literally hardly have any lashes so I have to take what I can get! 

It helps separate your lashes really well, but doesn't give a lot of boldness or volume. 

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real!

You can get this at Ulta for a whopping $23.00! Quite a difference yes! I feel like i should throw out there that I did not pay for it, it was a gift from my mother (the true makeup guru). I LOVE this mascara though! It really lengthens my lashes and makes them actually look full! My favorite thing about it though is that it truly does last all day! It doesn't even smudge! My lashes were clumpy before I put it on, so the picture isn't perfect. 

Benefits Cosmetics
I recommend both obviously! It really just depends on how much you are wanting to spend & really just what look you prefer! Have any of yall tried these? If so let me know what you think! 


  1. I have the falsies one! And I looove the benefit one but I'm trying to stay away from high end mascara addiction -.- haha. I feel like they are only a little bit better, but cost a lot more, drug store for me!

    1. i love the falsies! & i so agree! after this one is out, i probably wont buy it again! but while its free i LOVE it too!

  2. I use Falsies too! When I want a real dramatic look, I layer the Maybelline volumizing one (the name is slipping my mind) over it for a similar effect to the "They're Real" about half the price.

  3. I definitely have to say that for a $15 difference, the eyelashes don't look that different to me. I'd always go for the cheaper one and just cake more mascara on! I love this review, though, I think it's so important to have a good mascara- it's totally the most important makeup item. Just found your blog and I have loved getting to know you better. I'm excited to follow along!

    new follower :)

    1. yay! thanks for following along! ill check you out!

  4. I'm looking for a new mascara so this should help :)

    come say hello at :)

    have a great Saturday!

  5. I love a good mascara! My favorite is Estee Lauder, but I feel so guilty spending a lot of money on such a small product! Great review :)

    1. i knooow! i never would have bought it on my own!

  6. Love your blog! I am a new follower from the Texas Bloggers Group.

    I use the Maybelline Volum’ Express Falsies as well. I like it so far! And I’m with you on the no eye lashes thing. I barely have any either.

    Hope you have a great Monday!


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