Review: Maybelline Volum’Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara Showdown, Did It Win?

The moment I saw this mascara, I thought it was one of my favorite mascara Maybelline XXL mascara range but it dawned on me that this isn’t the typical mascara that comes with the white base as a first step. The new mascara of Maybelline Volum’Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara comes with double ended brush that functions differently on upper and lower lashes.

Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara

‘Maybelline New York’s new Volum’ Express® Big Eyes mascara is the first mascara with 2 types of brushes to give you 2X bigger eyes, easier than ever!

Lashes are getting big, big, big with Maybelline New York’s newest Volum’ Express® mascara innovation, Big Eyes waterproof mascara. Not only will you get 2X bigger eyes, you can easily achieve this instantly, giving you complete control over your lashes!

It is the first double-ended mascara from Maybelline New York with two brushes of different sizes. The two brushes not only give you two different effects but it also allows more versatility and control when using it.
BIG BRUSH Create dramatic volume on your top lashes. Perfect for delivering big volume instantly. Use it on your top lashes and sweep from root to tip.

MICRO BRUSH A microbrush with a width of only 2mm, this perfectly and precisely coats every tiny lash. Suitable for inner and outer corners as well as upper and lower lashes, especially over hard-to-reach places.

With its multi-function use, Big Eye mascara is just what you need to instantly get bigger eyes, regardless of your lash type, simply by using both brushes together for your desired effect.’

Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara 2

It comes in a blister package accordingly with it’s color of black and deep magenta. I would say this is the next level of the initial Maybelline The Falsies Mascara which came out in late 2012.

Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara Ingredients

Here is their ingredients listing which I notice contains alcohol, paraben and silica. Also, I have noticed that it contains soluble collagen which I believe is to nourish and prevent the lashes be prone from breakage.

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On a closer look of the mascara, you’ll be able to see the labels of upper lashes and lower lashes. That’s the indication of which brushes to use for your lashes. It is formulated water-proof.

Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara Brush

Here is the difference of both of the brushes. The upper lashes brush is slightly different from the initial Maybelline The Falsies Mascara brush as although this has the same spoon-like shape but this is slightly twisted. For the lower lashes brush, it is very skinny brush that claims to be able to coat every lashes.

Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara Before & After

Here is a comparison of before and after applying the mascara. On before, I have curled my lashes prior to the application and on the after, you could see the effect of the mascara which indeed is an eye opener. During the application, I have tried to layer many times with hope to create a greater effect for my lashes. It remained the same and started to get clumpy as I go on with the third layer.

Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara Showdown

Challenge! Here is a mascara showdown of the Maybelline Volum’Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara with my current favorite mascara. Which do you think is a winner? Be honest to yourself to pick one of the photo without scrolling down first.

Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara Showdown 2

Here is the answer to the showdown, the top part is where I have used Maybelline Volum’Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara and the bottom is my current favorite mascara. What was your guess?

Above all…

I expected more from Maybelline Volum’Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara but I was disappointed at the moment when I applied it for the first time. It felt dry as though I’m not getting much product from the brush itself which explains why I needed to layer as much as I could. Therefore, it doesn’t give a big dramatic effect to my lashes as compared to E brand. How Maybelline Volum’Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara for me makes  my lashes look more natural instead of the real big eye lashes. I do think it’s pricey for a mascara from Maybelline (especially when it is a drugstore brand) because E brand is a limited brand available in Malaysia but it is only slightly more expensive than Maybelline at about MYR10. In my opinion, I would still prefer E brand. Sorry  Maybelline, I think you can do better than this!

Retail Price: MYR45.90

Availability: All national leading pharmacies, selected departmental stores and selected hyper/supermarket.


  • Easy to apply
  • Interesting double ended mascara


  • Does not give big eye effect as much
  • Application gets clumpy when layering
  • Gives more natural look
  • The mascara felt dry during application
  • Pricey

My Rating: 2.8/5


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This mascara was provided by Maybelline Malaysia for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

Traclyn Yeoh
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