Let's get to today's contender. Or contenders! We are matching up Maybelline's "The Mega Plush Volum' Express" with Maybelline's "The Falsies Volum' Express Flared". While the names are completely ridiculous, thankfully the mascaras are less so. In fact, the "The Falsies Volum' Express Flared"(let's just call it Falsies for sanity's sake) is a wonderful thing. It is well under $10.00 CDN and available pretty well everywhere. I bet they even have it up in Tuktoyaktuk. The packaging is nothing to write home about. It is bulbous purple tube, Barney purple, even. Big deal. The wand doesn't look particularly special, either. However, once it licks your lashes a few times, they look amazing. So amazing, that you keep going. A word to the wise: don't get too carried away. You will end up with what looks like spider's legs glued to your eyes. The "Mega Plush Volum'" without an 'e' was nothing special. What I liked about it was that it doesn't clump lashes together. That gets a point. The packaging was a little more fun than the "Falsies", but not by much. It didn't add much length, but it didn't make any claims that it would. It promised volume, with an 'e', and it phoned it in. But! At least "Falsies" came through. Full marks!
A little FYI...the "Falsies" are on the left and "Mega Plush" is on the right.