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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara + Brow Drama Pro Palette

maybelline the falsies push up drama mascara (5)
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This is usually where my intro goes, but you know what? I'm drawing a big ol' blank. I guess that's okay, right? We'll just get right to the business, which includes the new Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara and Maybelline Brow Drama Pro Palette. Ready? Read on!

maybelline the falsies push up drama mascara- beforeBare Lashes

The newest mascara to grace my lashes is Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama. The 'thing' (because every mascara these days has one) is the unique cup shaped bristles on the brush that are supposed to push lashes up with a plumping formula to lock curl in place. Sounds pretty good right? I thought so, but wasn't fully impressed.

My lashes have decent length, but lack curl. I didn't curl my lashes the first time I used this, as I wanted to see how well it could boost on it's own. It didn't do so well. I found the brush applied way too much mascara leaving me with clumped together lashes and not much of a pushed up effect. The formula was messy on the first application- yup, it was all over the lid and on my under-eye area. On my second attempt, I wiped as much mascara off the wand as I could prior to application (by scraping it on the opening of the tube) and curled my lashes. I was much happier with the results. While I don't find this give amazing curl or lift, it does volumize well and gives a nice bit of lengthening action. It's very easy to overwork though, as lashes will start to clump together, so less is more.

Amazing lashes look so much better with a well groomed brow (scientific fact) and to get those killer brows, I've been testing the Maybelline Brow Drama Pro Palette in Deep Brown and am pretty pleased whit it. The small palette includes a tinted brow wax, brow powder, and a highlight shade along with a double ended angled brush and spoolie. The brush is decent, but doesn't work very well with the brow powder (it just kind of cuts through it) so it's not that useful but does fare better with the wax, but the spoolie is a really nice addition.

The wax is meant to be used first to groom and provide a base for the powder and works quite nicely. It's not sticky or glossy and sets brows with a natural look and feel. The powder is nicely pigmented and the Deep Brown shade works well on my naturally black brows. The shade is on the cool side with an shay tone that should suit most. Lastly, you've got a highlight that is a pearly off-white that gives a hint of shimmer and is quite nice. It gives a subtle pop without being too frosty or obvious.

Overall, I like the mascara, but it's not a major love. I would be interested in trying a waterproof version to see if it can give me more curl (I need ALL the curl.) The brow palette is a great option, especially if you need to take your brow game on the road. Have you tried any of these products? Thoughts? What's your favourite mascara of the moment?

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