“ Brand: Avon / Type: Mascara / Suitable for: Eye „
I have tried other glitter mascaras and to be honest they have been a bit of a waste of money. Rimmel being my newest passion at the moment had not been given the chance to shine, so I thought I would let it have its 15 minutes of fame. I had read numerous reviews about this product and how to use it etc so thought I would give it a try in the normal way and see how it faired.
The first attempt doesn't really warrant writing about, I tried it with clean makeup free lashes and it was non existent. Next I tried to use it on my lashes after I had added black mascara to them, again hardly worth bothering with; it was very hard to get any colour out onto my lashes. I tried all over the lashes, just on the ends and basically eneded up with a few globules on my lashes that look horrendous.
I had read reviews in the past that advised wearers to clean the wand off all product, then plunge back into tube and apply to lashes, this I tried and I have to admit it may have been a little better but no-where near as close to the snowflakes on eyelashes I was expecting. Another disaster I am afraid to say. In the actual packet it does look very sliver and shiny and you would think that you would get a lovely tip coverage and dazzle everyone with your shiny tips. The reality is, it is not going to happen. I paid £3 for my tube and although it is a waste of money, I know now not to try anything like this again. If I want sparkle I will have to find it elsewhere.
When this arrived I was very excited and as it was a "known brand" like Rimmel I had high hopes for it. Unfortunately my hopes and excitement didnt last long.
I had been after something a little different for a night out and having bought some (cheap) sparkly silver eye liner, thought I would invest in a sparkly silver mascara.(Because the sparkly silver eyeliner i had bought to wear at the same time was a cheapo brand and was fabulous, I thought this would be EVEN better!)
I have tried using this mascara
a) on its own
b) over a white mascara primer
c) over black mascara
I have tried covering the whole lash (which is very difficult anyway as it is one of those silly tiny brushes that are as much use as a used match for putting mascara on).
I have also just tried painting the very tips of my lashes. This involved literally just trying to dab the silly brush on each lash, trying to wipe some of the glittery goo fromt he brush onto the lash.
However when I did manage to get it on (as often as not ending up blinking and transferring said glittery goo to my eyelid) it didnt show on my eyelashes at all.
On my eyebrows it was wonderful, in my hair it showed up. On my eyelid where it had blobbed by mistake - or on my cheek - it was all too visible!
But on my eyelashes - nothing.
if you want glitter for face or hair there are cheaper, easier to use products out there - which are more glittery.
If you want a glittery mascara - this isnt it.
This product is a silver glittery gel, supposedly for the tips of your eyelashes, eyebrows and hair. The brush is not much like a normal mascara brush - it's thin, which makes it difficult to apply much at one time but means that you will just get this on the tips of your eyelashes and not on the rest of the length.
The gel holds the glitter on quite well although it can also be smudged to create a nice effect - I prefer to use this to put dots around my eyes or to put some on my eyelids and then stroke it across like eyeliner with a brush, it's really nice like that. I've tried several times to put it on the tips of my eyelashes but it doesn't stick to them that well, and because the effect doesn't show up that well and doesn't look dramatic enough it just looks kind of like my eyelashes have glittery dandruff! Applying it over waterproof mascara is essential - if your normal mascara isn't water proof you will end up making a bit of a mess and your glitter will end up coated in the colour of the normal mascara.
It's not very effective on hair either - because of the small brush it takes ages to apply and just doesn't show up on my dark hair as the glitter particles are so small.
I have no idea when anyone would ever want glittery eyebrows, I certainly haven't yet, so I haven't tried it on my eyebrows although I imagine it would work a lot better on them because they're a bigger area than the lashes but not too big like the hair on my head!
I got this mascara when I bought some Rimmel products several years ago. I presume since it is still possible to review this it is on sale somewhere in the world, but I haven't seen it for a while - discount stores are most likely to stock it I think.
This product is not really much good for its intended purpose, but it does make a nice gel to mix with eyeshadow and dot around your eyes, or eyeliner.
If you've read my opinion on Avon Colour Trend glitter mascara, you'll know that I was disappointed with the results that it gave, so when I read an opinion on Rimmel's Crystal Tip mascara, I decided to give it a go and hope it would be better than the Avon one. Rimmel products are available from Superdrugs, Boots and Chemists. I always find the Rimmel range to have lots of variety in products, they are of a reasonable price and they are usually good quality. The Crystal Tip mascara is part of the RIMMEL LONDON 2002 HOLIDAY COLLECTION, which is a collection of different make up products in neon shades. *** PACKAGING *** Rimmel Crystal Tip mascara is packaged in a clear tube with a silver lid. You can see the sparkly silver mascara through the clear tube. There's not much information on the tube, there's no ingredients, no application instructions, no description of the product etc. It just says: 'Apply to lashes, brows or hair', along with the name of the mascara and the contact details of the company. *** THE MASCARA *** When you unscrew the lid of the mascara, you'll see the brush of the mascara is much thinner than an average mascara brush. It's quite long, and covered in the mascara. The mascara itself is silver in colour and very sparkly. The mascara itself is quite thick, and you can see the tiny pieces of glitter in it. The brush is covered with mascara when you first take it out of the tube. I find I have to wipe a little of the excess mascara off the brush before I apply it, else it applies too thickly. However, the results are worth it. When I had applied the mascara, and it had dried, my lashes looked longer. The glittery effect was not too over glittery, as I only applied one coat of the mascara. The glitter made my lashes shiny and they sparkled when they caught the light. If you wanted a more glittery l
ook, you should apply more than 1 coat. Whenever I use a glitter eye make up product, I always seem to get loads of glitter all down my face during the day. With this mascara, I got a little ar ound my eyes and on my eyelids, where it touched before the mascara had dried, but it wiped off easily. The tube says that you can apply this mascara to your lashes, brows and hair, but so far I've only worn it on my lashes and tried it in my hair, because I don't want glittery eyebrows... When I tried it on my hair, the glitter showed up well, and will obviously show up more in in darker hair. It's quite hard to achieve an even look with the glitter in long hair, though it's okay for an occasional few streaks. *** REMOVING *** The mascara lasts all day, but the glittery effect is more noticable within a few hours of applying the mascara. When it came to removing the mascara, I found it removed easily with some Baby Lotion, which is what I usually use to remove make up anyway. After removing, I sometimes ended up with a few bits of glitter around my eyes where they had fallen off my lashes, but they wiped away with a tissue. *** OVERALL *** Overall, I think the mascara would be good for a special occasion, because it gives a different look, which looks especially good when it catches the light. It makes a nice change from brown or black mascara. It does take a little while to get both eyes to look the same, like the same amount of glitter on each eye, but the results are worth it. This mascara gave good results, it was better than the Avon glitter mascara as it gave more glitter and seperated the lashes better. You can choose how much glitter you want your lashes to have depending on how many coats you apply.You could also try applying this mascara over your normal brown or black mascara for a change, it gives a nice different look. Overall, I would recom
mend this mascara to you, especially if you wanted a different look for a special occasion. This mascara cost me £4.99, when I bought it form Superdrugs, but it can also be purchased from Boots, chemists and other shops that sell Rimmel products, where you may find it cheaper.