I tried Maybelline's The Falsies when it was launched last year. I was reasonably happy with the color, consistency and brush. For a drugstore offering, it could go to the head of the class.
When I heard they created The Falsies Flared with a curved spoon shaped brush to create length and volume in the outer corners, I knew I would have to try it...
I wanted to get the best possible result, so I applied it the way I do when I have time--seated with a hand mirror. I also, did the wriggle method, starting at the root and working my way to the tip. I expected the tip of the "spoon" to actually be wider, since that's were the volume was supposed to be concentrated. Wouldn't that make more sense? I got up to look at my handiwork and was totally underwhelmed....MEOW.
I saw no difference, no cat eye and a less effective result in general that with the original The Falsies. If you have had better luck or can suggest a different technique, will you please let me know? Thanks and purrs.
I had much better luck with Maybelline Super Stay 24hr Concealer. I have noticed as of late, that the more under eye cream I use, the faster my concealer disappears. I definitely had concerns that a long wearing concealer might create a tight, Saran Wrap effect, highlighting fine lines. I purchased it anyway, and tucked the receipt in my car console.
I chose the Medium shade, which has a slight yellow tint. It works with my skin tone and according to the Bobbi Brown cosmetics mogul and maven, the way all concealers should be conceived.
It comes with a sponge tipped applicator, which I prefer to dab on my finger and then pat gently under my eye. Since I barely had concealer left on my face after 8 hours of wear, I put it on directly over my existing makeup.
I was delighted to see that I instantly looked refreshed, like I just took a 2 hour
I had equally good luck the next day when I used it over freshly cleansed skin. It stayed flawlessly and required no touch ups during the day, (which is a good thing, since I now only travel with a lipstick and gloss, having lightened up this summer by only carrying a small nude messenger bag).
This is the second product I have purchased from Maybelline's 24 Hour Super Stay Collection. I had equally good luck with their lipstick...so technically I'm two for three and as the song says, "Two out of Three Ain't Bad".