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I am ALWAYS running out of mascara and have used the same type for years then got out of that and used different ones and can feel quite grumpy when I don't like the brush.
I bought this one a couple of weeks ago and it is brilliant! The size of a chunky pen, it holds a reasonable 8 ml of mascara. The length of the brush handle takes up a 1/3 of the whole length which is good because I have had some mascaras with a fancy brush where the handle is as long as the mascara reservoir! That's plain rude as far as I'm concerned!
There is a picture of the curved brush on the bottle top itself which is great.
A good black, it is easy to apply and makes my lashes look longer and thicker with just a couple of coats. Having long but blonde eyelashes I do need mascara and this is gorgeous to use!
It says it is suitable for sensitive eyes and I can concur. I have not had a problem with this mascara like I have with others. My eyes do not water and I can wear it all day without problem. It washes off easily with soap and water or a cleansing bar so I don't need to use a special make-up cleanser so I wouldn't recommend it if you are going to a soppy movie or a funeral but for everyday use it's a winner!
Mine cost me about £3 at Superdrug but I have seen it elsewhere anything up to £6.
I was given this mascara for Christmas as I always ask for a new mascara for when mine runs out. I have been using it every day since about February and its only just starting to lag.
I had the Rimmel extra super lash mascara in Black. The curved brush of the mascara is designed to reach every single eyelash including the ones at the inner and outer corners of the eyes. I don't normally like using curved brushes as I find they often make a bit of a mess when trying to coat all your lashes. However I was pretty impressed with this one. It was easy to use and with very little effort separated all my lashes. I did not have any problems with my eyelashes clumping together.
The mascara formula itself was of a decent quality. Some mascara formulas are too thin or too thick or after an hour or so of wear start flaking. However the Rimmel extra super lash mascara was of nearly perfect consistency and did not flake even after 12 hours of wear at work. I also found with just 2 coats, that I achieved the built up eyelashes that I wanted. And as mentioned this was enough to last without reapplying for a long day at work.
The mascara was easy to remove with even gentle make up removal wipes which is always a plus as I can't stand having to drag at my eyes to remove products.
The mascara costs approximately £4.99 for a 12g tube. It can be purchased from many shops including Superdrug, boots and some supermarkets that stock Rimmel products. The mascara only comes in 1 shade which is 101 Black Black. However I have fair skin and this mascara suits me, therefore should also suit all other skin types as well.
I would definitely recommend this mascara, I have had no issues with it and will buy it again soon as mine is about to run out.
I've been using Rimmel mascaras on and off for years now. When I need a new mascara Rimmel is not the first beauty range I head to, though it often is if I am lacking a little in funds.
I certainly don't think their mascaras are amazing, but they do the job on a budget so I sometimes end up with a few in my make up box. This is one I bought a while ago when I desperately needed a new mascara but had very little money to spare. I'm not usually a fan of curved brushes but because I was in a hurry I read the name of this one and picked it up quickly before fleeing the shop (I did have time to pay though).
The mascara comes in a fairly simply cylindrical black tube standard to most mascaras. The edges and ends of this one are curved which to me makes it look a little cheap, I'm not sure why. The tube has silver writing on it which explains a little about the mascara, including ingredients etc. In retrospect this tube does have a little image on the side of what the brush looks like. I love this concept because I often won't buy a mascara without seeing the brush. However, because this one is curved had i actually seen it I probably wouldn't have bought it. The design is simple and fairly unexciting but it does the job, so who am I to complain?
The mascara brush is curved as I said and tapers towards the farther end. The design of the brush is quite simple and because it is a bristle brush I actually like it more than I thought I would. I do tend to think Rimmel mascara fluids are pretty good. They are on the thick side but they dry quickly and are easy to remove. This one is no exception and the brush was coated pretty thoroughly, but without excess.
Applying the mascara is easy enough with the curved wand as it fits to the contour of your eyelashes/eyelid. I found it better than I had expected but all in all still fairly average. It does separate the lashes pretty well but it didn't do a great deal for length or for volume. I didn't see much clumping, though because the fluid is thick I found some lashes did stick together. All in all the effect was nice, but not exactly extra super amazing as claimed.
This mascara costs £4.99 to buy from Boots which is pretty cheap. This is what drew me to the product and would probably encourage me to buy it again if i was lacking in funds. However, it isn't the best I've ever used so unless I was budgeting I'd probably give it a miss.
Overall, a nice mascara but only if you are on a budget.
I am not the biggest fan of rimmel mascaras and would never go out of my way to buy one for myself, however I received the rimmel extra super lash mascara with some other little makeup goodies for Christmas and I am not one to snub a product before testing it so I have been using it since then.
WHY IS THIS MASCARA UNIQUE?
The main selling point of this mascara is that it has a curved brush. This claims to help build a natural and dramatic look with super lash separation.
APPLYING THE MASCARA
As with all mascara you simply unscrew the lid to reveal the mascara wand. The wand itself is made of soft fibres and the curve of the brush is clearly visible. I have found that the brush holds the mascara fairly evenly and is not clumped on apart from at the tip of the wand, if you want you can wipe this off but I just get on with it.
The first time I used this mascara I found it a bit fiddly because of the curved brush. You have to hold it at a certain angle in order for the curve of the brush to sweep through your lashes. I have used other curved brushes with mascaras but I have found them to be easier, I think it is because this brush itself is quite short. Once you have done this a couple of times it does get easier but I much prefer normal brushes.
One plus however is that lashes do not clump together when using this mascara and you are not left with bits of excess mascara everywhere.
I have got this mascara in the shade 101 black black so was expecting a lot more from this mascara to what I actually got.
I like my lashes to have a bit more volume and curl which is really the whole point of wearing mascara I suppose. With this mascara I have found that applying 1-3 coats does give your lashes a bit of curl and added colour but they do still look quite natural and minimalist. This is perfect if you want to create a natural look during the day time but for night time I just don't think this mascara is up to the mark.
In order to get any kind of volume I usually have to apply a good 6 or 7 coats of mascara and even then it is not up to the standard of other volumising mascaras that I have used.
Despite these bad points the mascara does last all day and can be removed easily with baby wipes or makeup remover.
I have seen this product priced between the region of £4 and £5 depending on where you purchase. It is available through numerous outlets including all the typical stores such as Boots and Superdrug.
After I have finished with this tube I do not think I will be making a repurchase. I just don't think this mascara is up to the standard of other mascaras that I have used for the look that I like to obtain. If you are not fussed about having that extra volume and just want a minimalist look then this is fine however I do think there are probably cheaper products available that an do this. I have to rate this product 3 out of 10
-also on ciao-
I have this mascara in Electric Blue - I bought it for an 80s party. It also comes in Black and Brown/Black.
It promises 'extra build, extra definition, super separation'.
The product comes in a rather boring black tube with white/silver writing, however the bonus is the curved brush inside.
When applying the mascara, the brush definitely separates and defines each individual lash, meaning that your lashes all get coated in the product sufficiently.
However, I didn't find that it built my lashes up, even when I used eyelash curlers beforehand and applied 2 coats. My eyelashes certainly were coated well but did not look longer or thicker.
Because I was at a party, I was hoping for 'statement' electric blue eyelashes which would be really noticeable, but you could hardly see that I had mascara on at all.
After I had removed it, my eyelids seemed to feel like they were tingling a little bit, so I was slightly concerned about what the ingredients were.
I think this would make a good everyday mascara for wearing to work etc - but if I was going out, I would want a mascara which made my eyelashes appear fuller and longer.
I would give this 3 stars for the simple reason that maybe the blue was never going to be as noticeable as the black version might be.
This costs £4.99 for 8ml (Boots prices). My advice would be to splash out the extra 20p and buy Maybelline's Great Lash mascara instead, which is a much better mascara for everyday use.
Thanks for reading.
Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara
I was in Superdrug looking for my usual mascara (Max Factor) and for some reason I couldn't find any. This set me on a dilemma. Should I stick to Max Factor and get a different type of mascara or try a different brand that is similar to my usual mascara.
Well as I like to try something new and spent about 30 minutes looking I decided that I would try Rimmels Extra Super Lash mascara. I chose it because I do use some of their other products and it was the closest that I could find to my original needs. (Bigger lashes). The colour I choose was my usual black.
It cost £5.99 which is around the price I usually pay for mascara.
I got it home and like most women with new makeup couldn't wait to try it. I removed all the makeup around my eyes and then went to apply the product. I like to see what the mascara looks like on bare eyes as it gives me the chance to see the effect of the mascara more. It wasn't until I went to apply that I noticed that it was a curved brush. My own fault it is written clearly on the product. I've never used a curve brush before and was a bit nervous especially as there are no instructions on the product. I went for it and poked myself straight in the eye. I persisted and finally got the action right and was able to apply the mascara. It was very easy once I got the knack of it. I also couldn't believe how easy it was to apply to my lower lashes which I do have a nightmare with sometimes. Because the brush is curved you could hold it at the angle that is needed to apply to your lower lashes. The mascara did not clump up when applying and went on smooth.
Most importantly is how the lashes look when the mascara has been applied. I have very short red lashes (yes I'm a ginger) and like them to stand out against my green eyes. I was very impressed. My lashes looked fuller and longer, I have been thinking about false lashes but I don't think I need it with this mascara, that is how much they make my lashes stand out. I'm very impressed and will not be going back to my old brand. I love the look and now I have mastered the application find it easy and enjoyable to apply my mascara.
This reveiw is also on Ciao under my user name lezajohnson
Retailing at about £5, this mascara does things which many of the more expensive mascaras I have tried in the past dont!
The relatively small but curved brush enables you to reach every lash for the ultimate fanned out effect. However, this does tend to take several coats, if too much is applied it can then ruin the look you were going for and then lead to flaking and crumbling pieces of mascara falling down your face all day..not that attractive as I have unfortunatley discovered.
Normally I am quite wary of scented mascaras as they tend to irritate my eyes, but this mascara is an exception to the rule and it even states on the packaging "suitable for sensitive eyes".
The only problem I can think of is that when pulling the mascara wand from the tube, there is lots of product on the brush which can then clump lashes,so when using it would be best to ensure that it is wiped properly before applying to the eyelashes.
This mascara is easy to get hold of and can be purchased in places such as Boots,Superdrug and even selective supermarkets.
I think that everyone should atleast give this mascara a go, who knows, you may end up liking it as much as I do!
I had recently tried Rimmel's Extra Super Lash mascara and discovered that you could now buy one with a curved brush. Though I hadn't always had the greatest success with curved brushes, I found it cheap on eBay, the normal price being £4.80, so it was a bargain and not too costly at full price either, roughly half the price of some mascaras.
This one comes in a black cylindrical tube and looks identical to the original version. In fact, the only way to tell them apart is that, it says on the side 'curved brush' and shows a picture of one. Do be careful therefore, when picking it up in the shop. This only comes in one shade, 101 Black Black.
In most ways, this is much like the original. However, as you would expect, the diffeence being the shape of the brush which has a gentle curve which mirrors the curve of your eyelashes. This makes it so much easier to use because normally it is hard to get the lashes at the outer edges without catching the wand on the side of your face and leaving smudge marks. This fits around the lashes' shape naturally, which means that every lash gets hit with one swipe of the wand rather than some bits getting covered over and over whilst others are almost bare.
Still this isn't the best for volume but it is great for definition and build and with several coats, you can get reasonable volume though it may take you longer than the false lash effect ones around nowadays, but at least they won't be clumped.
This is really good for the money. Certainly worth trying.
This mascara is ok.
By ok i mean it does a great job and making your lashes look long and full IF you apply several coats. So it takes a while to achieve the look you desire.
I find that after just one or two coats my lashes look poorly defind and are not legnthend at all. However after many more coats they deffinatly look longer and fuller. You just have to be patient and work at it.
A problem i found with this mascara is that it looks great at first but after a few hour it starts to crumble and become bittty so you end up with black dots of mascara around your eyes.
I am currently using this mascara as my other mascara run out and i will be returning back to my old mascara as soon as possible. This is just not the mascara for me.
I used to use it a few years back and i can't remember having this many issues but the issues are deffinatly there and i wouldnt recomend this mascara.
After reviewing a few random mascaras which I have tried fairly recently, I thought I should go back and try my old favourite - Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara!
Firstly, I should say what I look for in a mascara. My eyelashes are naturally fairly short and pale, so making my lashes look longer is more important to me than making them thicker (though I certainly won't say no to this effect if a mascara happens to produce it!). I use eyelash curlers every day, therefore I don't need my mascara to create this effect for me. I would like to get a pretty, natural look for daytime and a more dramatic look for night. When I'm going out I tend to go for the goth look with tons of black eyeshadow and eyeliner, so I need my mascara to live up to this look. However, I don't actually want a 'false lash effect' as I think that can look really tacky (think Jordan/Jodie Marsh...).
Rimmel is one of my favourite budget beauty brands. It's been promoted by the likes of Kate Moss and Sophie Ellis Bextor, and though I'm sure neither of them are short of a bob or two, I can imagine them using these products as many of them really are excellent.
The company make a lot of mascaras (a new one seems to come out every couple of months) and I always mean to try a new one, but always go back to this. It is usually priced at under £5, which I think is a bargain.
The mascara is available with a standard straight brush in Black, Brown Black and Electric Blue. Brown can be good for a daytime look, especially if you're blonde and want a softer effect (I used to use the Brown version before I started dyeing my hair), while Electric Blue is good for a change or an unusual look. My mother uses blue mascara and swears by it - she's a redhead and feels that black is too harsh and brown just looks wrong. However, preferring the dramatic look, I go for black.
As far as I know, there isn't a waterproof version (I never use waterproof mascara as I find it's a nightmare to remove) but Rimmel do many other mascaras with a few waterproof varieties.
Black is the only colour available with a curved brush. The packaging for all the mascara is the same - it's a neat black tube, attractive but functional, with silver writing. I much prefer this curved brush as it makes the mascara very easy to apply. I hardly have to think about it any more - none of that concentration you need for lesser mascaras. As the brush narrows towards the end, it's easy to get mascara into the corners and onto the lower lashes.
One thing I really like about this mascara is it's versatility. One coat provides a natural daytime look. You can also add another coat (and another, if you're really pushing the boat out) for a more dramatic evening look.
As I said, this mascara isn't waterproof, but I've never noticed it coming off in the rain or anything like that. I am somewhat prone to bawling my eyes out at the cinema, but when I hastily check my reflection on leaving there's only ever a slight smudge, if that, and nothing I can't wipe off with my finger!
I've been using this mascara since I was about fifteen, and it's still my favourite. I really liked Benefit's mascara when I tried it recently, but on closer analysis I had to question whether it was actually any better than this one. And Rimmel's is cheaper anyway.
I have a friend who is really into her expensive makeup, Benefit, No. 7 etc, and she commented on my eyelashes once - I let her try my Rimmel mascara and since then she's been a convert!
I really can't see myself ever changing to another mascara. It would have to be not only better than this one, but also cheaper, and I think that's hardly likely to happen. My only criticism is that it does not come in purple. Guess it's off to Benefit for that one.
A mascara which can reach all the lashes! The design of the curved brush means that it can get to all the eye lashes with long lasting results. It comes in a black tube with silver writing which gives it a very simple but effective look. It can be found in the Rimmel section of Boots, superdrug and some local chemists and supermarkets and for the price of just under £5 you really can't go wrong. Being in most of the major retailers means that you can pick it up in an everyday shop and with most shopping these days if you have an award card for the store you can collect points.
The mascara comes in a variety of colours which may be subtle but is very important to suit the shades of different people. I find the mascara waterproof although I've never seen it being advertised as that, but is always a bonus. I've been using this mascara for over 10 use and I've never been disappointed. I put it on in the morning and the brush separates my lashes and gives them plenty of lift. If I'm going out in the evening I'll put some more on and still my lashes don't clump together so this is the only mascara for me.
I am reviewing this product to remind myself how good/bad it is as I'm due to buy new mascara!
Rimmel's "extra super lash, lash building mascara with a curved brush in black" (gosh what a mouthful!) is in a basic black tube with silver writing so its subtle and basic. Most stores that stock Rimmel stock this mascara so it's easy to get hold of, which is always a bonus! I think it retails around £4.59(boots) which I think is a great price for what it offers and I usual buy my makeup from Boots so I can get the advantage card points (even better)!
This has been my regular mascara for about a year or so now and to say I haven't changed must mean it's good and that I like it enough not to try every one that comes onto the market! I have quite short lashes and find it hard to find good lash lengthening mascara.
The curved brush I find is great for getting more lift and curve into the lash but I have very blonde lashes and find I have to apply it quite a lot to get good coverage and get my lashes looking black (I <3 big fat black lashes!)
It last all day very well and doesn't flake. If I put another coat on in the evening before I go out it doesn't clump in my lashes either, always a bonus.
Washing it off at the end of the day is also very easy it's not hard to get off like some mascaras can be.
* Doesn't Flake
* Great Price
* Easy to remove
* Nice colour
* Doesn't dry lashes out
* Takes time to apply and get good coverage
* Boring packaging
I use Rimmel's Extra Super Lash, Curved Brush, Lash Building Mascara in '101 Black Black' every day. I have long lashes as it is but nothing beats a good mascara to finish off my makeup and after trying loads of different brands I always come back to this one. It does the job, easy to apply, looks good and I find it good value for money.
It comes in a very plain black tube and you'll find it at any Rimmel stand in the likes of Boots, Superdrug and some some supermarkets. So it's easy to get a hold of.
You get 8ml of mascara in the tube and I find that the consistency is really good to work with. It's more of the runny, fluid style mascara. I know some mascaras are very furry and dry (usually volume mascaras) these can be difficult to apply for me as my lashes are soft as well as long. So building this mascara from a natural-barely-there look all the way to a double-coated-full-on look is very achievable. It actually says on the tube 'Builds a natural to dramatic look'. I'd agree with this. It's not going to give you a false lash effect but will definitely give you 'black black' lashes with 'Super lash separation' - another thing the tube say's about the mascara inside. I'd agree with this too!
The curved brush... you can get this mascara with a straight brush, which is also a good mascara, but I really love the curved brush for it's separating fan effect it has on the lashes. I find that it really gets a good grip around the lashes to coat them nicely in just a few strokes. The curved shape is great for applying the mascara to the tops of the lashes in a downward motion. This is a good technique to get a double coat without over coating the lashes. A few sweeps underneath, then a stroke or two downwards using the curve of the brush to coat them all or just the outer section. It gives a good wide eyed look.
I'm not a 100% if this is a curling mascara. It doesn't say specifically on the tube. I haven't noticed extra curl on my lashes so I'm not sure what kind of curling effect if any it would have on straight lashes.
Extra Super Lash is suitable for sensitive eyes and is opthalmologically tested.
It's great value (like I said). Usually it's just under the £5 mark, thought it's been a little while since I purchased a tube. It lasts a long time ... maybe 2 - 3 months! I use it every day, quite possibly I should replace it more often as mascara is recommended to be replaced quite often to keep your eyes healthy. I find with this mascara that I don't need to replace it because it's actually ran out but in the end because it starts getting a little dry and more difficult to work with. But for £5 it's no sweat buying a new one.
Here's a secret - sometimes I don't recommend this to friends because then their lashes will look as good as mine!! (Oh, that's terrible!) But now everyone knows! - the cat's out of the bag...