Maybelline – The Rocket Volume Express VS The Falsies Black Drama mascara

Hey all,

im back this week to review my top two favorite mascaras. If you know me, you will know that im in love with Maybelline’s mascara and

Lets start with the mascara I absolutely love right now, the Rocket Volume Express mascara.


When this mascara was released, all beauty blogs and youtube gurus were raving about it. However, i wasnt sure if i would like it as much, due to its thicker wand and i prefer the thinner wands, such as the Falsie’s.


I went to boots and they had this mascara in waterproof or normal, so i bought the waterproof one.

My first impressions on it was that it was wetter than maybellines other mascaras, such as their Falsies. After one coat, it goes on really heavy and i feel that it doesn’t separate my lashes and clumps it together. However, i understand that this is how to achieve volume on your lashes. But i do wish it wasn’t so wet, cause i have to wait a while for it to dry, otherwise i will get speckles of mascara on my cheeks after blinking. However, after using it for a few weeks, it has become less watery and applies on more smoothly than before.  This mascara gives great length and volume. It stays on nicely throughout the day, without leaving you with “panda” eyes. With a great staying power like this mascara, when night comes, it is relatively harder to remove than the Falsies mascara.

The Falsie Black Drama mascara was one of my favourite mascara, before the Rocket Volume Express mascara was released.


When i first used this mascara, it was rather wet as well and i was also not accustomed to the brush. However, there are instructions on how to best use this brush on the back of the mascara tube as well as on the back of the packaging. Once ive gotten the hang of it, and once it became less wet, I grew to love this mascara.


It kept my lashes curled throughtout the day and gave me very black and dramatic eyelashes. However, i found that it sometimes smudged a little onto my cheeks. I also thought that it gave less volume compared to the Rocket Volume Express mascara. It was also relatively easier to remove at the end of the day, compared to the other mascara.

Would i repurchase these mascara?

Yes, being a loyal fan of Maybelline’s mascara, im always trying out all of their mascara and i really like these two mascaras as well. Will definitely buy these again, unless Maybelline launches another new mascara.

Hope you have found this review useful!

Have/do you use these mascara?? Which is your favorite mascara??

Hope you have a good week and as usual, if you would like me to review a specific item, please feel free to comment below or tweet me at @itslacour.

Tune in next Tuesday for another beauty-related review! :)

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Have a great week,

Nicole. xx


Liquid Foundation Reviews

Hey darlings,

hows your week going? I hope all is well. 🙂

This is going to be a foundation review post. Ive got sent 3 different foundations from 3 companies, so im going to compare the 3 of them with my daily go-to foundation that i always use.

The foundations that are going to be in this review are:

  1. L’oréal Revitalift BB Cream
  2. Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation
  3. Maybelline Super Stay 24hrs Foundation

So firstly, the L’oréal Revitalift BB Cream. I know that this isnt a foundation, but BB Cream can be used as foundation.


This product can be bought for £14.99 (Price from Superdrug, I couldnt seem to find it on the L’oreal website)

Personally this was my least favourite out of the 4 foundations. It was difficult to apply and if you applied just a little too much, it would start to rub off, giving your skin a weird tone. Also if you’re looking for a foundation/BB cream with a strong coverage, this is not the BB cream for you. This BB cream has minimal coverage, something that I didn’t really like. After wearing this foundation for a whole day at university, my face felt oily and dirty and i just wanted to rush home to clean it all off.

Would I purchase it next time? personally, I think this foundation is not right for me as i prefer a foundation with a better coverage. However, if you’re looking for a foundation/BB cream that has light coverage, this would be perfect for you. However, I didn’t like the way it felt on my skin after a 9 hour day at university, and im not sure if it was just not compatible with my skin type, or if its a common feeling among other users.

Second product mentioned above is the Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation. 


This product can also be bought in any drugstore for £11.99 (Price from Superdrug).

This foundation was very easy to apply and it was very smooth when applying onto the face. This makes it easier to spread out the foundation evenly. As it was a 3 in 1 foundation, it sped up my makeup process as i didn’t need to apply primer, concealer and foundation separately. It gave me a good medium coverage. After 7 hours of wearing this foundation, my skin still felt nice and clean with very little shine. There was also very little transfer of this foundation onto napkins/shirts etc which is always good.

Would I purchase it next time? Yes I would. It does exaclty what it was advertised to do. My face felt clean and able to breath. It also stayed matte on my face for the whole day. The 3 in 1 elemant also meant less time spent in the morning doing my makeup, which also means more time in bed for me! Price wise, £11.99 is a reasonable price considering that this foundation is your primer, concealer and foundation ALL in one! Just perfect.


The last foundation is the Maybelline Super Stay 24hrs Foundation. 


This product can be bought at any drugstore for £9.19. (Price from Superdrug)

This is my everyday go-to foundation. Ive been a loyal user of this foundation ever since it came out a few years ago. I love this foundation as its got great medium to almost high coverage. It really stays on your face for as long as you have it on and it also leaves my skin feeling fresh after 7 hours of wearing it. One downfall of this foundation is that there is whenever I go to the store to buy some more, there seem to be only 3/4 different shades left.  However, after checking the Maybelline website, I was surprised to find 12 different shades! Another thing about this foundation is that it transfer onto your shirt or paper or anything! So wearers will have to be careful when trying on clothes etc. ( Although im sure everyone is careful not to smudge their makeup when trying on clothes)

Would i buy this product again? Yes. Ive been buying this foundation for almost 2/3 years. I think the coverage is just perfect for me and it actually stays on your face throughout the day without leaving your face feeling icky. In addition, it is cheaper than the other foundations mentioned above which is good for a student on a tight budget.