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==Rimmel 1-2-3 Mascara==
I do tend to buy a lot of Rimmel make up products and I seem to use mascara like there is no tomorrow. I think this is probably because I have fair hair and if I don't wear any mascara type products you can't really see my eyelashes and I tend to feel my eyes look rather piggy. Mascara is generally not cheap but when I saw this Rimmel 1-2-3 mascara in Poundland I thought that it was well worth popping into my shopping basket.
Considering the RRP of this mascara is more like £10 I think paying £1 was a great buy and I was sure that it would be half decent considering it was one of my usual brands. The idea behind this mascara is that it can give three different types of look depending on when you are choosing to wear the mascara.
The tube of the mascara boasts 3 separate settings which you can choose by turning the tube and clicking it into a different position. This will allow different amount of the mascara product inside the tube to be dispensed onto the brush. Of course the lowest setting gives the smallest amount of product and is said to be ideal for a more natural look, setting two would be a slightly more dramatic look ideal for work or shopping and the third and final setting gives the most dramatic look and is recommended for evening wear.
This really sounded appealing to me as it is true that more product is needed for different places and I wouldn't want to do the school run with piles of mascara on but I would want more should I be heading out for the evening. The trouble was that when I went to use the product I didn't find that this three stage setting really worked very well at all.
The mascara itself was very black which didn't surprise me as this was the colour stated on the bottom of the tube. However the product was also very thick and clumpy. I assumed this might be why it was in Poundland and decided that I would rinse the brush in boiling water and give it a clean to maybe reduce some of the clogging and then store it in the fridge for a while to give it a thinner consistency. This unfortunately didn't work at all well and the product failed to be anything other than way too thick and clumpy even when using the lowest of the three settings.
I couldn't seem to apply the product to my lashes without getting a thick clump on them and it was a total let down. The brush that is used with the product is not that great either and possibly may aid to the poor performance of the overall product. The brush has a ton of bristles and these seem to be positioned tight together and not able to comb through the lashes like some of my other mascara brushes do.
All in all I feel that this gimmicky mascara was not even worth the mere £1 price tag that I paid for it. The three settings didn't seem to work at all well and the product itself was way too thick and gloopy to be of any use to anyone at all. I am sure it can't be why Poundland had them and usually when I have had mascaras that have gone thick and clumpy a clean of the brush with boiling water and a stint in the fridge would usually sort this issue out. This was not the case with this particular mascara and for that reason I can only award a poor rating of 1 out of 5 stars and as you can guess I wouldn't recommend this Rimmel mascara to anyone.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I always keep an eye on the make-up that Poundland has in stock and tend to pick up items every couple of weeks. I didn't actually need a mascara at the time I picked this up but I had used Rimmel before and found it to be pretty good although not perfect so I picked it up, for £1 obviously and when in Boots I noticed it was selling for a shocking £7 which isn't bad in terms of mascara but seeing as you could go 5 shops and save yourself £6 well it seemed like a bad deal from Boots. I have seen it back in Poundland once or twice since I have had this but I would never repurchase unless I was desperate so I haven't re-purchased.
The mascara came in their transparent plastic bag which has a sticky strip at the bottom to open which is very easy. The mascara itself comes in a tube which has some curve to it with a very wide bottom, much wider than many other mascaras and gets slightly smaller on the way to the top. The tube is a bright purple colour with silver writing whilst the screw off lid has a purple background with a British flag type design with a hint of pink and purple. I quite like the tube, it's different and colourful so I'm impressed by it. The very middle of the tube has a twisting part which is where the 1 - 2 - 3 system comes into play.you twist the tube to match the bottom line with the number of mascara you wish to use. There are 3 options with number 1 being a regular day time mascara with number 3 being full on length and dramatic colour for night time wear. The tube is very easy to twist and hasn't been stuck at any point, neither has the cap at all which is pretty good. The wand is not my favourite, the bristles are a little too short for me and there isn't much length to the applicator either which makes it awkward not only to see what you're doing in a mirror without your hand in the way you also have to make sure you don't smudge the product. What a palaver. The bristles are made of plastic and are rigid unlike others which are made of that flexible brush material. I also found the head rather small which was good for getting into my corner lashes but all it served to do anywhere else was to take longer to apply and get good coverage. However the bristles are well spaced and I thought this may have at least stopped clumping.
I didn't actually try this mascara until a couple of months ago as I don't like to have too many open at once and so once I had used up the one I had I decided to give this one a go. I decided to go for number 1 as it was for daytime use I was using the mascara. Apparently the twisting mechanism inside the tube works to provide varying amounts of mascara on the wand. Pulling the wand out of the tube I was presented with a wand that had a little too much product on it and being plastic it was a little difficult to wipe off the excess effectively. When I tried to apply the mascara to my lashes I found that although it went on the bristles didn't drag through my lashes separating and defining them but instead having some like this and the rest in small black clusters. I found the mascara was very black and coloured my lashes well I also found that with a bit of work I was able to coat every lash even the tiny ones. I managed to fix the clumping with an eyelash comb and it looked ok as a mascara. Over time I found it started to fleck and smudge within about 5 hours I would say. When I got caught in some light drizzle I would have expected this product to hold up it wasn't as if it was lashing rain but once getting to cover I had the panda eye effect. Even as a basic mascara this failed.
However I persevered although I wan't so quick to rush out wearing this and so I decided to give it a go while I was around the house. I tried the second level of volume and thought perhaps I would get something with this level as I hadn't experienced much volume with the first level. I found that even clicking the tube into place there was absolutely no difference from the first level. No added volume, no lift, no curl, no definition, no great coverage and no staying power. The only difference I could find was that when the brush came out it was more overloaded with mascara than the first level which done nothing than frustrate me. I decided to see what level 3 had in store although by this point I wasn't expecting much. So I removed the level 2 application and went for level 3, again there was absolutely nothing different about level 3 from level 1 again the only difference was far too much product on the brush and by this point I was completely fed up. To remove this isn't too bad but it can need quite a bit of rubbing to get rid of it all, I wouldn't rate it's removability either.
I found that the product took quite a long time to dry in comparison to other mascaras, I presume this is because of the overload that the brush gets inside the tube and the lack of mechanism to remove it on the way out. I don't see the point in the twisting system for more volume as all that actually happens is that you are left with one look that takes a long time to achieve. Now the tube lays in my make up box although it doesn't serve any purpose unless occasionally I need to pop on some mascara for a couple of hours as this is all it can really handle.
Overall I think this is a complete waste of money and I am so glad I didn't pay the price of Boots. It's a truly terrible product that gives no lift, curl or volume and only serves to give clumps and a hard time trying to get a half decent look. Although there are 3 looks in this small tube for me there is barely 1 and even when you do have that look don't expect it to last as after just a few hours it starts to fleck and smudge. Even trying to get rid of it is an effort which should be good but it smudges off so easily! I really wouldn't recommend you bother with this one.
I am very lazy when it comes to make up, so you can imagine, I would never resort to fake eyelashes (too fiddly). I picked up this mascara in TJ Hughes for 99p I think, absolute bargain. I'm pretty sure normally it costs a lot more.
It's not like my normal mascara, but I thought I'd give it a go, to see if it made my eyelashes look more dashing.
This mascara, like any mascara, comes with an applicator brush, which in this case was fairly soft bristled went the whole way round the stick, not like some of Rimmel's other mascara where it is more like a hard comb. I like that is was soft, as it doesn't pull on your eyelashes.
Then, you can also twist the bottom of this tube, onto 3 different settings, 1 for the most subtle look, and 3 to create a dramatic look. This mascara didn't have instructions on it, except not to twist too far, so I wasn't too sure whether to build up coat 1 - 3, or just go for 3. I have tried both. Normally, I apply a coat of mascara, wait for it to dry, then build it up.
To be honest, I don't feel like this mascara dramatically created any effects on my eyes. I've had normal mascara's that don't boast of lash lengthening properties that have made my eyelashes look longer. I didn't feel like they created volume. I didn't like the feel of this mascara either, it felt very sticky on the eyes. I think it held very well and was waterproof, but apart from that, no real substance.
I don't really see what is special about this product, or what it could be used for except a bog standard mascara, that's very stick. My tube is at the bottom of my so called make up bag. I will resort to it when all else runs out and I've forgotten to buy something new.
I Received This Mascara in the mail, as i won a Free full size sample of the product on Rimmel London site awhile back ago, and i'm not really big on mascara to begin with, but this product is very handy and easy to use compared to others.
the bottle is much thicker but shorter then most mascara tubes.
the bottle has the numbers 1-2 and 3 on it which you can twist to the number you want depending on what thickness or how ''long'' you want your lashes to be.
when you first get it there's a sticker that warns you not to turn the bottle past 3 otherwise the bottle falls apart..which tells they have tested this product before putting it on the market.
the cap is semi long and when you pull the ''wand'' out the end looks rectangular and has a thick ''brush''.
i personally always set mine to 1 but will turn it to number 2 if i'm going out.. because my lashes are not very thick and i dont want to have too much product on them otherwise my lashes look like spider legs...but for people with full lashes or wear fake eyelashes i think they could get away with setting it to number 3.
when i use number 1 it really makes my eyelashes look naturally fuller with out making it look like there's actual product on them.
(i use it from root to tip,not just at the end of the eyelash. ) it really gives a subtle look
i also definitely suggest curling your eyelashes a bit before putting it on if you have straight pointed downward lashes.
in the end this product is workable, and very customizable.
and the tube looks great not tacky.
i definitely recommend you get one as i think its worth the price 7.99 pounds at boots and superdrug , it's definitely cheaper online i think , if you look around.
the product lasts a long time as well, so you are getting something that is worth the money.
at first when using it it might take you 1 or 2 tries to get use to how to apply it properly ..as sometimes i'd apply an extra coat too many and would have to start over again.. it does a good job lifting you eyelashes as long as you don't over coat your lashes..otherwise it gets weighed down by the product.
also if Boys/Men want to use this product to give your lashes a bit of a lift , if you set it to 1 , its really subtle so you could probably get away with using it as it looks so natural..just when applying it don't be too heavy handed, do it in one full clean sweep, if it doesn't look right, remove it with makeup remover and try again.
so this is my review on Rimmel London 1-2-3 Mascara. :)
As with much of my make-up, I tend to buy whatever is on offer, thus meaning that if on offer I tend to get the better branded items, usually the things I could never normally afford.
After spotting this on offer, due to it only just being sold, I was pleased to purchase a new mascara for just under £5.00, with the normal RRP being nearer £10.00, I do love a bargain!
The mascara I will now review is - "Rimmel London - 1,2,3 looks".
This for anyone that has hear of it before, is a tube of mascara, that with a simply twist of the inner section, can produce different levels of volume to the eyelashes, starting with natural through to nightime "going out" lashes!
The tub itself is a much more squat version of a normal mascara tube, with the tube being visibly wider at the base that the top.
There is a middle section, which is were you can twist and change the "volume settings", (this is more like a CD player review at the mo!).
To use you choose the setting before removing the brush, this can be done by twisting the centre section to the1,2 or 3 markings on the tube, the tube states you must twist it between the 3 and 1 markings and never over extending the tube past "stop" this would in turn break the centre section and reduce the effectiveness of the product, of course my children found the tube about three weeks after I bought it, and did just that breaking the centre section! Grrrr!
Before the "accident" (at least that is what my son said it was!), the tube worked very well indeed.
Natural looking lashes were soft an thick, with a hint of the brown black colour of the mascara, with the next setting being a slightly heavier layer of product with the lashes being better defined.
The final setting, which is what I would deem as clubbers lashes were just that, very well defined, heavy coverage and giving you a very wide eyed look, I was suitably impressed with the product.
The wand itself is nice and thick, though you will find that to get the smaller lashes in the corner of the eye, you will have to have a steady hand, though the wan really helps the even coverage of each lash meaning no clumps at all!
I know that mascara's should be thrown away after so long to prevent bacteria build up, but so far (even with the broken tube!) this has lasted and carried on working very effectively for nearly five months now.
To combat the centre section being broken, I simply layer the mascara on, thus giving the same effect!
For more information visit - www.rimmel.co.uk
This is a nice mascara that I would happily re-buy at full price, though next time I will keep it out of my children's reach!
Thanks for reading x
I couldn't live without my mascara, and I'm always trying new ones in an effort to get the look I want. I love length and volume so frequently pick new products that claim to provide this.
Rimmel 1-2-3 Looks mascara costs around £8 for a pretty standard sized and is available from Boots, Superdrug and all the other usual places you'd find Rimmel products. It comes in black, waterproof black and brown. The packaging is purple with pink and silver and is quite eyecatching. I like this as it looks sufficiently different from other mascaras that I can easily find it in a packed make up bag. It also has a nice chunky feel to it.
The idea behind this mascara is that you choose what level of volume you want by turning the centre of the tube to select a number. It's really easy to do, although comes with a warning that is you turn it too far (there's a stop point to tell you when to stop) the top part can come off. If this happens you can simply click it back on though. Level one is your natural look with 3x volume. Level 2 is 5x volume, and at level 3 you get 10x volume.
So does it work?
The brush is small which I find makes it easier to use. It gave me the control I needed to get every single lash and not accidentally poke myself in the eye. This left my lashes looking defined, separated, and more importantly clump free.
At level one my lashes looked natural but well defined and a good colour. It's less like wearing mascara, more having naturally fabulous lashes. This is a great every day look.
Level two is my usual day to day level. It provides more volume than level one but without looking fake or over the top for work. It really opens up your eyes which I think instantly makes you look better.
For going out, level three is great. It adds plenty of volume for a dramatic eye catching look, and I found gave my lashes a bit of a curl. Like the other levels, it remained clump free, even though there seemed to be a lot of mascara on the brush.
At all levels, the mascara stayed looking good all day and didn't smudge or shed flakey bits down my cheeks. It was also not too difficult to remove with eye make up remover, so no scrubbing required. This is a fantastic product that gives you 3 looks in one. I liked that there was no need to buy an every day and a going out mascara since you get both in one tube.
I received Rimmel 1-2-3 Mascara when I won a competition on Rimmel's website and thought it'd give it a go - after all, it was free!
I was pleasantly surprised to find how much I liked it! There are three sections/stages to the mascara, each of which provides a different look. Stage 3 provides the most volume (10x, to be precise), whilst stage 1 is more subtle (3x natural volume). Stage 2 is an in-between stage which provides 5x natural volume. Generally stage 1 is the most suitable for daytime, whilst stage 3 is most suitable for a night.
Only a small amount of application is necessary to get the desired look unlike other mascaras I have previously tried. It is also pretty fast drying and therefore does not smudge or run immediately after application. The mascara is very thick and so after too many layers does begin to clump - although it is advertised as resistant to clumping. However there isn't really a need to apply so many layers as it achieves the desired look rather quickly! It is very long lasting also, and I would definitely recommend it.
After my free mascara ran out I went to Superdrug and purchased another for £7.99 what I believe to be great value for money. After looking around I have found it available for just £4.75 on ASOS.com, which is a bargain!
I actually got one of these sent to me as a competition winner. I don't usually buy rimmel mascaras as I have never been that impressed in the past. However if it's free, it's certainly worth a go.
The idea of this product is that you buy one mascara but get 3 different looks. Level 1 is a natural daytime look with a thin coating of mascara to the lashes to define the eyes but not look like your wearing lots of make up. Level 2 is a little bit more. A slightly heavier look, still ok for daytime but a step up so you can get more defined lashes. Level 3 is full on glamour eyes and gives your lashes a heavy coating of mascara, great for the evenings and a night out.
The mascara can be set to different levels by simply twisting the base to your choosen level. You do need to be careful though as it does turn easily so you could end up with the wrong level as you twist it open, so it's always best to check first and be careful when you're dunking the brush.
I have tried all 3 levels now and have foudn that level 2 is my favourite. Level 1 is very natural and level 3 is a bit too much for me. Hvaing said that I did use it for a night out recently and everyone commented on my eyes, but it is definately too much for the daytime in my opinion.
I really like the idea that you can change your look at the dial of a wand and it is great to be able to take just one mascara away with you, as I would normally have one for the day and one for the night. what would be great is if they brought it out in a waterproof version!
I got this mascara for free from a Rimmel give away so I suppose I shouldn't grumble about it. I haven't been too impressed with this product, which is unusual as I generally like Rimmel make up. I feel that it's very wet especially if you have it turned to the highest setting. It just seems to make the hole larger for the brush to pass through meaning that more mascara stays on the brush when it's set to 2 or 3. Personally, I prefer to build up several thinner layers of mascara to avoid big clumpy lashes (although I realise that this is fashionable at the moment). I also found it took a while to dry so there was more chance of smudging it before it was completely dry. The volume flash line is better if you like the Rimmel range. Overall, I've used much worse but don't think that this is Rimmel's best work sorry!
I recieved this (well 2) through my letterbox this morning from Rimmel as I had entered one of their many competitions a few weeks back and had completly forgot. I love mascara, it is my main makeup piece but I always struggle to find 'the one' for me that gives me nice full lashes more then the natural look and at the moment it is the Glam Eyes one by Rimmel.
I find alot of the new mascaras that come out dont actually give me what they say on the packaging even though some people do get different results I personally think everyone expects something different.
The mascara itself is quite small compared to some and it is a funny shape going fatter at the bottom. It doesnt actually look very exciting or catch the eye well like some out there do this probably wouldnt jump out at me in a shop. It gives you the relevant information on the outside i.e.name and what it 'does'. It also comes with a warning sticker around the twisty bit to warn you to not keep turning it past the stop point as it could break and what to do if this happens.
To me this was something completly new in a mascara and I couldnt wait to see how it worked. I found the twisty bit a bit hard to do as it either went past the number I wanted or was quite stiff but as this is new to me I will take it as a bit of experience and Ill have the hang of it.
The brush itself is a very small brush-nothing exciting about it not bendy/large bristles or anything like alot of new ones are, just a simple small straight brush that is quite thick in the middle.
Testing it out!
So I was au natural this morning when I decided to try it as I knew I would be able to tell the results much better. I started on one eye with number 1-very natural looking, not much came out on the brush which was good as some mascaras give out way too much product! Lashes looked good though nothing exciting.
So then onto the 2nd eye with number 3, this I was quite excited about to see if there was actually a difference...I am pleased to say there was! The lashes were longer and looked alot fuller then the first eye. The only problem I found was the amount that came out on the brush-so much you couldnt see the brush and I did have to give it a little wipe as I worry it will go everywhere. So I was very pleased with the result as I am a fan of big lashes.
Later on today I was going out so decided to put Glam Eyes to one side and use this one-I picked up the un-opened one and for some reason I didnt get the same results as the first bottle earlier this morning but hoping that was my lashes not the mascara.
Overall I think it does do what it says -but I would recomend doing what I did and testing a different number on each eye to see the difference as I personally think if I was to have just put number 3 on both eyes I wouldnt have been very pleased.
I have been for a long time now searching for my holy grail of mascaras - the one! So far my search has been fruitless with many mascaras tried along the way and summarily discarded! I am tough on mascaras, I have high standards and most don't meet the requirements.
But I think my search is finally over, I recently tried Rimmel's new mascara the 123 Looks Mascara. It comes in a purple blue tube, which can be adjusted to whatever level of coverage you desire. Turn it to 1 for 3 times the volume for natural looking eyelashes with a little help, looks great without looking like you have tried too hard!. Turn it to 2 for 5 times the volume for a slightly more noticeable voluptuous look, eye popping definition. Turn it to 3, to the very max, but only if you can handle it, you get 10 times the volume and fabulously glamorous stop them in the street lashes.
Now I am not going to pretend I have any idea how it works but that's the thing it does work and you do notice a difference between the levels. Level 3 is eye fluttering fabulous and should only be used for occasions when you want to be noticed (ninjas beware!)
This brush is very easy to use and has a short black handle with a mascara wand at the end. The mascara wand is short, firm and flexible and defines and separates my lashes easily giving an eye popping look at the definition level I desire. The twist formula is also very easy to use, you hold the mascara tube in one hand and turn the centre of the pack following the arrow to the appropriate number, and then pull out the brush and apply. The brush also removes any mascara clumps and makes my lashes look impressive instantly with great results.
The tube has 9.5ml contents and is available in two colours - Black and Brown Black and costs £7.99, it is available from Boots, Superdrug and major chemists and supermarkets. I chose on this occasion the colour black.
My search for the holy grail of mascaras has a happy ending, I am loving the 123 Looks Mascara, it's the perfect mascara for all occasions whether you want natural defined lashes or fabulous glamorous lashes this mascara does it all. What are you waiting for!
One lunchtime I was browsing in Superdrug for a new mascara, ready to buy my usual Rimmel one, when I spotted this new Rimmel product on offer for £5.99 (usually £7.99)
I'm a sucker for stuff that promises volume and when this one promised 10 times the volume, well that was me sold! Also I think Rimmel do a pretty decent line in Mascaras for that price range anyway, so was fairly confident.
** The product and promise **
It's marketed as a 3 in 1 mascara with varying levels of volume depending on the occasion. The amount dispensed is controlled by a twisting dial on the mascara tube.
So for level 1 (a daytime natural look), you twist the dial to the number one, then unscrew the lid.
Level 2 gives you more volume (Rimmel say 5 times more) which you achieve by twisting the dial to 2, and finally if you want 10 times more volume (!) then you leave the dial at level 3 which is where the mascara is pre-set.
** What I thought **
Firstly the packaging is awful, really cheap looking and a horrible blue that reminds me of the first mascara I ever had in the 1980s and not in a good / retro way. This wouldn't really bother me if it delivered, after all, it's what's inside that counts :)
As I like mahoosive lashes, I decided to go in at the top whack - level 3 bring it on!
I could barely see the brush because of the amount of product dispensed - at first I thought it was faulty (a bit like when the seal has come off your mascara and you are left with a tonne of it on your brush). So I dipped it in again, but still got the same gloop.
Feeling doubtful that it was going to separate my lashes, I started applying it in the hope that some magic formula was going to make them look great, but sadly I got clumpy spidery lashes that didn't deliver volume but worse than that, gave me about 4 really mad thick lashes. Nice.
Not ready to give up just yet, I tried level one in the hope that it would separate them, but it really just made them worse.
Since then I have used this a few more times, mainly because you can't take used mascara back for a refund and I'm not throwing it away! I have stuck to level 2 which is less clumpy but the results are really not thick enough for me in terms of volume and it's not lengthening either.
The brush was another disappointment, really small and again, reminded me of my first ever mascara.
On the plus side it seems to stay put throughout the day and is easily shifted with a normal make up remover.
All in all I wouldn't recommend this. It is probably only suitable for someone who likes a really natural look but if you are looking for a mascara that delivers the volume it promises, I would save your pennies.