This is the last product that was in my mini Boots Maybelline splurge! They were on 3 for 2 after all 🙂 This is the Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara in the new waterproof formula….try saying that fast!

Maybelline The Falsies Push up Drama MascaraMaybelline The Falsies Push up Drama MascaraWhen it comes to mascara, I think most of the time you know off the bat if you like it or not, so I’ve kept the Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama stashed since I got it and thought I would try it for the first time in this post, just to change things up a little, hope that’s ok.

Maybelline say: ‘Dare to get the Push Up Effect. Bold, thick volume, gravity defying lift, now with waterproof protection. Introducing Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara.Will you dare to get the Push Up Effect? Our 1st Push-Up brush with Cup-Shaped bristles boosts and thickens lashes.The formula Instantly plumps & volumises the look of lashes, with Styling Wax to keep them lifted. Intense black colour for a dramatic, sultry look.Result: A luscious pair of plumped up, full, thick lashes that last all day and night!’

So, let’s have a look 🙂

On first look, the Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama has quite a wet formula. The spooley is large, with small plastic bristles.

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As my lashes are super straight, I did curl them just a little.

beauty blogger irelandI applied the mascara from the root of the lashes and wiggled the formula through them.

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Here’s the difference after a couple of coats.

top irish beauty bloggerAs the formula is really wet and the brush is large, I did have issues with it getting on my eyelids, I wanted to get as much mascara on my lashes as possible, so it’s probably inevitable really.

maybelline mascara waterproofThe Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama in waterproof definitely gives length and volume and does help with curl. You can see the difference in the before and after below.

I used it on my bottom lashes aswell, although the larger wand does make it a little trickier. However, it lasted well and there was no smudging or flaking. It does clump somewhat, so if that’s something you can’t stand, don’t pick this up! I don’t mind it because it adds volume to the lashes.

Overall, I think Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara in waterproof is a decent mascara. As with most of the makeup advertising campaigns, I think they’re pulling our leg somewhat with their claims, but I think that’s where us bloggers come in and show you how they work on real people 🙂

You can pick up Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara in waterproof from Boots in store and online here now. It costs €11.99.





Lash application is one of those things that just comes to you after practice, I think. I was crap at it when I first gave it a go, but I’ve done it so much over the years now that I don’t even think about it.

If you’re new to the lash game, something like this kit from Kiss is a really handy place to start.

Kiss LashesKiss do all different styles of lash in these Haute Couture lash kits. This is the wink style, which give more volume and length to the centre and outer lashes.

Kiss Wink LashesThey all come with a handy lash application tool and some Aloe Vera Adhesive, which is meant to be more gentle so good if you have sensitive eyes.

When I use lashes for the first time, I like to bend the band on them a little. So, to do this I just twist the seam of the lash between my fingers and then basically form it around my finger.

Fake lash tipsfalse lash tricksDoing this makes the band (especially a thicker bank) a more of a rounder shape, so it will fit to your eye better and make lash application easier.

Then, I grab my lash glue.

irish beauty blogThis Kiss one is actually really handy because if has a little applicator on it, so you can easily apply it to the lash. The key to application is only apply a thin layer of glue to the band of the lash, then give it 20 or so seconds to become tacky. If the glue isn’t tacky, the lash will slide around your eyelid and things just start to get messy.

The more you apply lashes, the more you’ll know what tool is best to use for you for applying the lash onto your natural lashes. For me, I’m more comfortable placing it down first with my hand.

lash applicationDrop the lash into the centre of your eye as much as you can. It means you have a couple of second to adjust if the lash isn’t where it should be.

irish beauty bloggerThen, I grab my tool or tweezers, and tuck in the edges 🙂

irish beauty blog beautynookYou can use it to squeeze the fake lash into your real lashes aswell, so you don’t have any gaps showing and they are as close to your natural lash line as you can possibly get them.

The Kiss Wink lashes don’t go right into the inner corner of my eyes. I personally like this because it means if there is any lifting throughout the day or night, I won’t be getting poked in the eye ball. We’ve all experienced that right? It bloody hurts! A good tip is to actually measure your false lash to your eye before you apply it and trim any excess.

irish makeup and beauty blogThe Wink lashes don’t have an invisible band though, so to make them look more flush with my lash line, I use a liquid liner to just continue the line across my lash line.

Physicians formula lash booster eyelinerSo there’s one eye finished. Definitely makes a difference, right?

makeup and beauty blogThen I just recreate what I did on the other eye as best I can. Don’t give yourself a hard time if the falsies aren’t completely symmetrical, your eyes aren’t completely symmetrical!

makeup blog irelandbeauty blog irelandI finish off by adding another slick of mascara to my top lashes, to just make sure falsies and naturals are all married together and looking the best they can.

Lashes like these Kiss ones can be used more than once if you’re careful taking them off, so get your monies worth ladies. You can remove any excess glue with a tweezers and put them back into their handy little case.

There you have it, my top tips for lash application. Hope they helped 🙂

The Kiss Haute Couture Lash Sets are available from Dunnes and some selected pharmacies and they cost €21.99.