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Although I like to give my face a break from makeup for around one day a week, I still like to ensure that on the remaining days I look like I have made the effort; particularly when I am at work. As a result, I go through general items such as mascara and face powder at quite an alarming rate and am regularly on the look out for new ones. Just before Christmas, Boots were doing an offer on Rimmel products at buy three for the price of two and seizing the opportunity I did browse their range of mascaras for a new one I hadn't tried before. Although not the most stand out packaging on the shelf, I did discover this "Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara" and looking to promote my long but fine eyelashes as much as possible I popped it into my basket.
The look and presentation of a product is always important to me and I have purchased many a mascara in the past which has come in a tube coloured a lurid shade; therefore this mascara was a nice change. The mascara tube for this particular product is black in colour and this extends to the lid of the tube and the only detailing is in the grey union jack background and red Rimmel logo. Screwing open the lid of my mascara the wand is attached via a thin black stick and this wand is relatively small in size with light almost fluffy tips to ensure that the mascara is coated precisely and evenly during application. I have noticed since purchase that this mascara is available in three colour shades those being black, brown black and electric blue and I wish I had known this at point of purchase. Unfortunately for me, I completely missed the text which stated the shade on my mascara and only noticed that I had picked up the 'brown black' option when I got home as otherwise I would have bought the black shade.
It is always important in my opinion to review what the manufacturer says about their product before reviewing and in this case Rimmel state that this mascara is a 'must have everyday beauty essential' that contains 'lash building formula for highly defined lashes'. They also state that this mascara promotes no clumps, a myth in my opinion with many of the mascaras I have used in the past but nonetheless one which I was keen to test out.
To apply this product I like to ensure that my eye makeup i.e. eye shadow and eye liner has already been applied before finishing off the look with a couple of brushes of mascara. I find that the mascara brush unscrews easily from the tube with this product and this is done by turning the lid in an anti clockwise direction. Once removed from the tube, the mascara wand shows no traces of liquid or product and this I presume is because the action of pulling the wand through the narrow tube opening means that the excess mascara is dropped back into the tube leaving only a light coating with which to paint my eyelashes. The wand is quite delightful with this mascara in my opinion as it is relatively small and easy to manoeuvre and makes the whole process of applying mascara to each lash very easy and quick. Indeed the precision I can get with the wand is so good that I can literally coat each individual eyelash including those shorter ones around the base of my eye. Another benefit to having a smaller wand in my opinion is that it reduces the likelihood of clumping or splatter beneath the eyelashes and as a result I fully concur with Rimmel that this mascara has good anti clumping properties.
At the end of a busy day, when my eyes are beginning to look red and tired I always find it a treat to remove all the makeup from my face. This mascara is particularly easy to remove with my usual facial cleanser and unless I have put multiple coats of mascara on I find that one wash is usually sufficient to remove the dreaded panda eye effect.
Now on to the all important results...
I had a bit of a disagreement with my soon to be sister in law over the Christmas period who believed that her £30+ mascara was worth its weight in gold and that buying one for any less would simply negate the amazing results that she believed were noticeable with her high end product. I have to say that I disagreed with this statement and believe that this mascara is a good example of why.
When applied to my eyelashes I find that this mascara immediately lengthens and defines my eyelashes upon the first swipe of product and using the small wand I am able to individually coat each lash making them appear longer and define my eyes. The colour of this mascara is fine for everyday use and, although I usually lean toward a very black shade to make the most impact, my brown black shade is easily good enough for day time use and does not give the overall effect of looking too made up. This mascara dries quickly and this means that within seconds I feel like I can blink again without the worry that I might blink mascara onto the base of my eyes which I do find irritating with other brands. After coating each eye individually, I do like to return to my eyelashes and give them a second coat of mascara as I like the way this makes them look. With the second coating I feel that my eyelashes are lengthened further and that the dark shade deepens which I only feel accentuates my eyes more and makes them really pop against my currently pale skin.
My review will demonstrate that I have really enjoyed using this mascara and believe that it has worked as well on my eyelashes as some of the more expensive products that I have tried in the past. It is currently available from Boots for a good value price of £4.99 and I would be happy to pay this price again if only to buy the electric blue colour option which I really like the sound of. As a result of the above I would recommend this product and due to the fact that I can find little fault with it, it scores an excellent five stars from me.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
I'm pretty lucky in that I have pretty long eyelashes and can get by on most mascaras. I've been using Rimmel Extra Super Lash on and off for a few years. I generally like Rimmel products and find them affordable but good quality on the whole.
Extra Super Lash retails at £4.99 in Boots. It's often on 3 for 2 offers etc.
The packaging is fairly standard, a wand with a slim bottle which measures 12.5cm in length. It's fairly slim and just straight down. The version I have at the moment has a red union jack flag, but I have often bought the one in the photo which is plain with 'Extra Super Lash' written in simple silver text. I do find that the writing on the standard bottle can wear off if kept in a makeup bag for a long period of time. The bottle holds 8ml of mascara which is fairly standard, and promises that the 'Oversized volume building brush easily creates soft to dramatic looks. Suitable for sensitive eyes'
The brush twists off, I find the lid a good size and easy to hold and use without any issues. The wand is a standard length, and the brush is thick towards the top and tapers to a point. I find it quite a small brush, but I personally think this is a good thing as it allows you to be more precise.
I have the colour '003 Extreme Black'. The mascara comes off the brush easily to coat lashes from top to bottom. The consistency is lovely and thick without being sticky or goopy, and dries fairly quickly. I tend to pin my fringe to the side for a minute or so after applying otherwise my hair can get stuck to the lashes, but this is standard with any mascara. There is no smell unless you get up really close and it just smells like mascara - which to me has always smelt a bit like plastacine!
I find that this mascara coats the whole lash, but doesn't build a very long lash look. For me, this mascara is good for daytime use, for going to work or having a chilled out weekend. I wouldn't use it on a night out. My usual daytime mascara routine is a coating of Maybelline mascara (which I find makes my lashes very long and thin) followed by this mascara, which thickens my lashes up and makes them look a bit longer. If I'm just going to the gym or the shop I sometimes use just this mascara alone and it does a very subtle lash without being too made up.
I find this mascara comes off easily, I tend to use No 7 makeup remover with cotton wool and I've never had any problems. This mascara is not waterproof.
They make a version of this with a curved brush which I tried a few years ago and I vaguely remember hating. I don't think it did anything for my lashes and they looked shorter, so I wouldn't recommend it.
For a fiver this mascara does a good job. It's not the best mascara by any stretch of the imagination, but it does a nice, subtle daytime lash for an affordable price and lasts a long time. The packaging is very no frills but that doesn't bother me. I'm giving this product 4 stars - cheep, cheerful and does the job but only for a subtle daytime look!
Rimmel Extra Super Lash-Lash building Mascara in Black Black
Reason for purchase
I'm a make up junkie, I love to try new products and never really feel ready for the day unless I have at least mascara and lipgloss on. I'm addicted to mascara and have pretty much tried out most brands out there from high end brands right down to supermarket brands (usually when pay day is still far off). I like my lashes to look both full and long, in order to make my eyes stand out so that's what I was hoping for with this product. It's described as "Builds a natural to dramatic look" so I had high hopes....
Fairly simple black and silver design. Whilst not offensive, there's nothing stand out about it. I suppose its just not girly enough for me. However all information such as colour and detail are easy enough to find and bold enough to stand out.
Approx £5 from boots and large supermarkets. For a mascara that's very good value! Given that according to mail online the average price for mascara is £20.
I have to say I was a little disappointed with this. Though it made my lashes separate, it didn't really give the impression of lengthening or adding volume. But when reflecting on the price I think with this you get what you pay for. As an every day mascara for work, or if you like to keep your make up minimal and natural then this would be worth investing in. However for a night out, or if you like to look a bit more made-up then this product just doesn't quite cut it. Unfortunately there's nothing stand out about it. The one positive I would give it, is the colour. It really is black black which helps to give a bit of definition to your lashes. So overall I'd say if your on a strict budget then it's worth the punt, but if you can splash out a bit more or you want your eyes to really stand out, I'd go for something else.
You won't find many make-up reviews from me, as I only have a few basics that I use all the time. If I could get away with it, I probably wouldn't bother at all, but then I don't have to look at me! I'm not brilliant at applying make-up and find I look silly when I try to experiment, so keep it simple. In fact, some days, if I have been to the gym and had a shower and don't have to be anywhere in particular I will go the rest of the day barefaced.
Mascara is one thing that I have always used from being a teenager, initially just for nights out but I now wear it for work and most days unless I am being totally lazy.
I have tried lots of mascaras over the years with varying results. I have been an Avon rep three times over the years and whilst I was a rep I used their mascaras but the one I am reviewing today has to be my favourite as I have just replaced my dried out one with a nice new shiny one.
~*~ What does the packaging look like?~*~
The mascara comes in a simple black tube with a Union Jack in various shades of grey on it. 'Extra Super Lash' is written along the middle of the flag and a pinky/red crown sits above the writing.
It's a lash building mascara and you get 0.27 fl oz/ 8 ml and it states on the packaging, 'Builds a natural to dramatic look. Super lash seperation. Suitable for sensitive eyes. Ophthalmologically tested'
~*~ Why did I buy it?~*~
I probably went for this in the first place as Rimmel is a brand that has been around for years and the fact that it was for sensitive eyes caught my eye. Many mascaras make my eyes itch or leave me with panda eyes a couple of hours after applying.
~*~ How to use~*~
I have never 'pumped' mascaras as I have read that you are just putting air into the product and it dries out quicker, so I just unscrew the top and apply with upwards strokes to my top lashes and just a touch on the lower lashes. The mascara brush is cone shaped and carries just the right amount of product.
~*~ What did I think to it?~*~
I love it!! Straight away, it gives a lovely coat of colour to my lashes with no clumps and it really seems to give some length to my lashes. Lashes look very seperated without looking spidery. I usually stick with just one coat but if you were after a more dramatic look you can give another coat.
The mascara lasts me ages...I think I was using my last one for nearly three months but of course, as stated above, there are some days I don't wear any make-up at all so if you use it more frequently it won't last you so long.
~*~ Would I buy again?~*~
YES YES YES!!! I have this in brown/black and would definitely buy again. Also available in black/black and can be bought for around the £5 mark which is incredibly good value.
I think on my last purchase (Boots) it was buy two Rimmel products and get a third free making it even better value!
~*~ Where to buy~*~
I have bought this in Boots and have seen it in most supermarkets and Superdrug so easily available on the high street.
A good value mascara that delivers what it says. Don't think I will be changing anytime soon!
One of my favourite ever mascaras is also one of my cheapest. It is by Rimmel London and it is the extra super lash mascara and it is my go to mascara for daytime wear as it makes my lashes look darker and thicker but doesn't look too much for daytime wear.
I usually only wear black mascara but I have this in both black and a dark brown and both of them are really nice.
The colours are really nice and vibrant but they are more natural looking than some other mascaras where the colours are just too intense to be able to wear during the day as they are clearly more suited for a dramatic night time look.
I also really like the brush with this one. It isn't one of those fancy brushes which actually usually make mascaras harder to apply and I think applying this is simple and I can do it without having to worry about smudging the mascara onto my eyelids.
The mascara lasts for a long time without smudging and if I put this on in the morning it lasts all day and I could even go into night with it without worrying that it needed touching up.
I like the fact that this isn't too dramatic but it really does make a difference with separating and thickening m lashes. It doesn't feel too thick when it is on and it definitely makes them look more defined. I have other mascaras that I wear for a night out which just give a bit more drama but I have used this to go out with before and although it isn't as dramatic as some I can build up the mascara by layering it which does make it pop more.
This costs £4.99 and for that I think it is really good value for money and it is a great option for a daily mascara and I have used it for ages and would be really disappointed if Rimmel decided to discontinue it as it is the best everyday mascara that I have found so far.
They say you should replace your mascara roughly every 3 months for hygiene purposes and around 4 weeks ago this was the case with myself where I had a big old make up clear out and needed some new mascara before I went out later that night. Unfortunatly I ended up being in work later than I had planned and when I finally got out all the normal shops where I would normally purchase make up were closed - with the likes of Superdrug & Boots. Just round the corner from my work is a Tesco with a decent size make up counter - even though not as much choice as normal I thought I would have a look as I was desperate!
This was the first mascara that I saw - and the cheapest on the Tesco Display - so I decided to go for this one...
Generally I love Rimmel make up - I always buy my foundation, powder, eyeliners and bronzers from this brand - although the mascara has not really impressed me. I do remember buying the Extra Super Lash mascara as a teenager when the packaging looked the same as in the above picture. It definetley did not give me extra super lash's. However I noticed the packaging had been revamped - it is still a black mascara tube but has a white and black long pattern of the union jack through the middle with the pink/red Rimmel crown above. I thought if they had revamped maybe the mascara had improved?
About the labelling
The new packaging tells you it is a "Lash Building Mascara" and gives the colour selection as 101 - which is black.
The statement on the back of the tube tells you the mascara "Builds a natural to dramatic look. Super lash seperation. Suitable for sensitive eyes. Ophthalmologically tested" - you then get the same statement again in a selection of other languages.
You are also advised you get a 12 month shelf life with this mascara, which is the same as other brands.
About the packaging
The mascara tube is fully black in colour other than the subtle silver image of the union jack through the middle with the silver fonts.
The top of the tube is easily twisted off to reveal the mascara brush which easily glides in and out of the tube - the number of brissles you can see is nothing special and just looks normal.
If you are looking for a standard mascara this is the one for you - but I hate the fact it tells you it will give extra long lashes when it really doesn't. I did try building the layers on the mascara up for more of an effect but it just left my eyes looking clumpy and unattractive.
However saying this I have tried other branded more expensive mascara's and they give similar non existant effects that this one gives - and this Rimmel one costs a lot less.
So even though the packaging has been updated, sadly the product hasn't changed.
Would recommend this for a teenager who loves clumpy eyelashes!
Price & Availability
The extra Super Lash range comes in two colours - Black & Brown - this review is based on the black mascara. You can find this Rimmel mascara in many high street retailers such as Superdrug, Boots and in my case Tesco! Prices are as follows:
* Superdrug - £4.99
* Tesco / Tesco.com - £4.99
* Boots - £4.99
So it doesn't really matter where you get it from if you wanted it, it seems to be the same price everywhere!
Rimmel extra super lash mascara claims to separate lashes and allows you to build a natural to dramatic look, making it a versatile product. It is suitable for everyday use, allows several coats to be applied without resulting in clumping. The mascara comes in a black 8ml bottle and retails at £4.99, and can be purchased from boots or any rimmel counter. The mascara is available in three colours: brown black, electric black and black, and I usually buy the black version of the product.
I am a huge fan of rimmel mascaras, due to their good value for money and ability to lengthen and thicken lashes in an instant. I have bought this mascara for several years now and have also used the curved brush version; which in my opinion is not much better than this standard extra lash version. I have found it to be a really great everyday mascara, although the brush is pretty standard looking the mascara does allow you to thicken your lashes in an instant, and you can build layers to produce a more dramatic look. I have found however that after a while when the product drys out a bit it and it can produce clumps when you attempt to build lots of layers. For £4.99 though it is not too expensive to replace and I have found that for the money, as an everyday mascara it is much better than other mascaras out there in the same price range.
My main criticism of the product is that while I find it thickens lashes and that the black shade can produce a dramatic luscious look, it does not successfully lengthen lashes at the same time. So as stated in my other review I tend to combine this mascara with the rimmel lash accelerator mascara for an even more wide eyed evening look. So if you're looking for a flattering everyday mascara this is great but for special occasions you may have to combine it with a lengthening mascara or use a different product.
I love buying and wearing make-up and am quite addicted to it. This means that I regularly buy new items and have a vast collection of cosmetics from many different brand. One brand that I have several items from is the Rimmel brand, and I find their products are good quality and offer reasonable value most of the time.
It was from this brand that I purchased a few items recently, one of which was the 'Rimmel Extra Super Lash' mascara. I purchased the item in a local branch of Boots, and paid around £5 for the slender-looking black tube. This particular mascara was available in only two shades at the time, which were 'Black' or 'Brown Black'. I purchased the Black shade.
I have been using the Rimmel mascara for a month or so now, on an almost-daily basis and have to admit that I really like it. I find that the colour of the mascara is really black and noticeable whilst I am wearing it, and it gives definition to my eyes.
The brush, or 'wand' for the Rimmel Extra Super Lash is pretty basic-looking I think, and it doesn't look too much different from an average wand on your bog-standard mascara. I find too, that it works easily and there is nothing complicated or difficult about using it or applying it.
The wand is slightly triangular in shape, so it slopes to a sort of 'point' at the end, and this thinner end is useful for coating the finer eyelashes at the corner of my eye, as well as the lashes on the bottom eyelid. Other than that though, I feel that the wand is pretty standard and there is nothing original or too different about it.
The mascara itself is of a good quality, and is thick enough to coat all of my eyelashes evenly and without much effort, or needing to reapply it several times. At the same time however, it is not overly runny or so thin that it feels like the mascara is overly 'wet' on my lashes, which is a significant problem I have encountered with similar products in the past. Furthermore, this product does not take an age to feel as though it has properly 'dried' and there is no sticky sensation once it has been applied.
I have noticed that the mascara has quite a strong scent, which is like a 'chemical' sort of smell, and is very noticeable when I am applying the product to my eyelashes. I have noticed that the smell doesn't last long however, and as soon as the product has been applied, the scent disappears. Yes, I would rather the smell wasn't there at all, but if I'm honest it's probably not annoying enough to prevent me from buying the product again.
My only real complaint with this product is the fact it is called 'Extra Super Lash' "Lash Building Mascara" and well, quite frankly I have had no success with building anything! It is true that the mascara works well, and offers quick and easy application to my eyelashes without much fuss. However, I have found there to be little evidence of anything remotely 'Super' or 'Extra' regarding the end result, regardless of how much of the stuff I apply, which is a bit disappointing to me given the rather more dramatic end results I had been expecting, thanks to the name of the product. I therefore feel the product name is slightly deceiving, and will be deducting one star from the overall product rating as a result.
All in all, I thought the product gave satisfactory results, and I would probably buy it again. I would, however, be buying it to use as a more 'everyday' product rather than something to create a more dramatic or more 'made-up' look for a night out or special occasion, which is disappointing, as the latter was the reason I made this purchase in the first place.
I have found there to be no problems when it comes to removing the mascara, and it comes off quite easily with a make-up remover product or a moist tissue facial wipe.
The Rimmel Extra Super Lash mascara has been ophthalmologically tested, and is suitable for sensitive eyes. I would assume that this means it is suitable for contact lens wearers. There is nothing on the packaging to indicate whether the product has been tested on animals or not.
The Rimmel Extra Super Lash "Lash Building Mascara" can be purchase in larger Boots stores, which have a range of Rimmel make-up and cosmetics. Alternatively, the mascara can be purchased online from www.boots.com for £4.99, plus £2.95 for postage and packaging.
Recently Ive given my make-up cases a bit of a clearout and Ive been trying to throw everything away that is either rubbish or that is so old I know Ill never use it again. So expect a few review in which the products have pretty low ratings over the next few days as Im trying to get them all done within the next week. So Im sure by that little sentence you can already guess what I thought of this "Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara" which I bought a few months back - and threw in the bin yesterday! I basically only bought it as it was on offer for about 1 quid in Superdrug so I thought it would be a cheap and cheerful investment - sadly this did not live up to the expectations.
Price: Around 3.00 - 4.00
Stockists: Amazon, Boots & Superdrug.
Shades: Black & Brown Black.
Other Info: Promises not to clump or be too sticky, gives you perfect lash length and separation & the formula allows you to apply "unlimited" coats to your lashes.
As you can see there isnt anything too special about the packaging. Its the same size and shape as your normal mascara and is simply black and white in colour. Pretty boring if you ask me but really its all about the product inside. The brush is the same nothing special about the shape or design but for me that is a bonus not a negative comment. It may be slightly longer than most mascara brushes but it is average width and has no fancy features - in my opinion perfect!
When it comes to the actual mascara formula that is where I have my first problem. Far too much comes out onto the brush meaning you have way too much liquid to apply to your lashes - which in turn means it gets everywhere and smudges really easily. In turn because you have too much formula on your lashes it makes them even more prone to clumping and flaking simply because you have too much mascara on. The liquid is too runny which means it takes ages to dry and believe me when your in a rush for a night out that is not a good thing. Sitting there with your eyes closed for ages praying you dont have to clean this off your lids for the millionth time!
This also provides my lashes with no volume whatsoever. Sure it does make them look visibly longer which dont get me wrong I love but it makes them look dead thin with no thickness at all which when it comes to mascara I prefer. Even once youve got it on as I mentioned it does tend to clump and falke off quite quickly because you have had to apply so much so really it isnt worth the effort when the end result isnt that good.
I dont think this is even worth 3 quid if Im honest. It takes to much effort to apply & what you left with in the end isnt even that good so I wouldnt bother. Keep looking for the perfect mascara!
Thanks For Reading.
x0 Salz 0x
There are very few things that I use regularly and need replacing often, with the thing I will now review being one of those "must have" items!
The product I will now review is - "Rimmel - extra super lash mascara".
I initially bought this from my local Asda as it was on offer, being sold for half it's normal RRP, so it would have just been rude to not buy it!
I am lucky enough to have been blessed with fantastically long eyelashes and lots of them, so any adding of mascara makes a dramatic difference, I think it makes me look wide eyed but my husband thinks I always look permanently startled! Lol!
This mascara boast the ability of being able to offer natural to dramatic eyelashes, with how well my eyelashes take to mascara I find when wearing a little for work, I do prefer something that won't make me look like a drag queen, ok for night eye's but not work hospital eye's!
This mascara comes within a very generic looking tube, with the brush being attached to the inside of the lid, and holding 8ml of product which equates (with daily use) to a good couple of months wear.
The brush itself is an elongated shape, narrowing towards the end perfect for getting to the smaller and finer lashes in the corners of the eye.
The brush initially holds a fair amount of product, with me having wipe a small amount of, I find it hard to layer the mascara on when building on clumps!
The mascara lengthens and coats the lashes beautifully, with one layer leaving the lashes reasonably natural looking with just the right amount of curl and a couple more layers leaving the eyelashes perfect for a night out on the town, though probably a little too dramatic for daily wear!
I have yet to encounter any lumps on my lashes, though I find that when it starts clumping it usually means the mascara is drying up and ready to be replaced.
This stuff is ophthalmologically tested and suitable for sensitive eyes, and I have never had any trouble with this stuff irritating my eye's.
To remove it is again very easy, I use a little baby lotion on a cotton pad and it comes away very easily, though on the odd occasion I forget and get up the next morning it also comes off very easily with being rubbed against a pillow, so be warned!
Price wise I purchased this for around the £5.00 mark with it selling for around the £8.00 mark now.
This a great mascara that I really do feel I will be buying again, recommended!
Thanks for reading x
Based on some good reviews I had seen on a beauty website, I decided to get Rimmel's Extra Super Lash mascara. I find it hard to find a mascara that works for me because my lashes are thin, short and rather sparse sadly so it has a lot of work to do. I have tried quite a few lately. There seems to be current trend for big fat false lash effect mascaras, and this one is very different.
This comes in three shades, 101 Black, 102, Brown Black, 103, Electric Blue. I tried shade 101. The packaging is very simple, just black all over in a conical shape.
When the wand comes out of the tube, it looks rather dry, compared to most mascaras these days, you would think it had gone dry but there just isn't that much liquid on the brush. It is long and straight and tapers off towards the end.
When I used this I was quite surprised as it's not mascara you hear much about but was very good at separating and making each lash longer. Because there isn't much on the brush, it doesn't clump though of course, it means you have to do several coats over and over. I would say that this is a good choice if you are interested in lengthening and definition. However, it is not good at volumising and if you want to build up good overall lashes with oomph, it would take an awful lot of work.
This costs about £4.80 in Boots and Superdrug.
I think Rimmel is a really great brand consedering how affordable their prices are, however i dont think their mascaras are up to much and only bought this one as i had ran out and this was the only one i could find in their range that sounded promising.
It was about £4.70 from my local Semi Chem and i have seen it around for a long time but hadnt heard much about it from anyone and now i know why. It definately doesnt live up to its name. It says its a lash building mascara but i dont agree.
The applicator brush is very standard and doesnt offer anything new than other mascaras. I found that the brush seemed to be a bit too dry. I never felt like there was enough product on the brush to be able to get a decent coat on my lashes. But it didnt seem to matter how many coats i put on, the effect on my eyelashes never changed. The lashes never got any worse or any better, they just stayed the same. The good thing about it was that it never clumped them, but this was again probably because there was the same amount of product on my lashes on the first coat as on the fifth coat.
My lashes never looked any thicker, they looked more sparse than they do naturally, so for me it didnt give me extra super lashes like the name suggests. The tube says that it builds a natural to dramatic look, but i think this is a very outlandish claim as it didnt even give a good enough natural look.
I dont think i will bother finishing this as even though i got it in black, it doesnt even make my eyelashes look any darker than they do naturally so it doesnt do much for me as a mascara.
The 'Rimmel' brand is my personal favourite and i regularly buy their products from foundation to mascara. I have never had a problem with any of the products and always found them long-lasting and effective. However, i was after a new mascara after my last rimmel volume extend mascara ran out but wanted to try something different so went for this one. It was cheap in price compared to the others and has a simple but appealing look to the package which drew me in. I expected amazing looking eyelashes after a few applications but obviously i expected too much of this mascara.
However, when you first use this mascara it goes on great, very smooth with long strokes and a fantastic brush. It doesnt clog up or get stuck at the end of your eyelashes but instead glides smoothly across them. Its a nice thick black colour which i love as it makes your eyes stand out more. The brush was fantasic as it never soaked up the mascara, wasting my money and the product but instead applied it all to my eyelashes. So far i thought what a fantastic product until i went out one night with this mascara applied only to find by the time i got to my friends house that my eyelashes had already 'sunk' back to normal, making them look like i hadn't even put mascara on! I really was disgusted as usually the rimmel mascaras are great such as the curved brush volume flash in a red bottle that im currently using. Very long-lasting and effective. By the end of the night, my eyelashes had come together, stuck and sunk really bad making me looking like a panda! Not a good thing. The final problem with this product is its a nightmare to get off, and even with make-up wipes struggled to get it all off leaving black under my eyes the next morning!
The mascara I always use is Rimmel's extra super lash mascara. I prefer Rimmel to any other make-up brand and I've tried a lot of their other mascaras but this is the one that seems to work the best for me.
This mascara is meant to give extra build, extra definition and super separation to your lashes and I find that it does its job very well. When I first apply it my lashes all separate and become darker and they sweep upwards. I do sometimes find that a few of my lashes will end up sticking together and I have to stick my little finger nail in between to get them apart but I've never had any clumping - I think it might just be my lashes pointing at funny angles.
The extra super lash mascara also comes in a curve brush but I prefer this one as I already have quite long and curvy lashes. The straight brush makes my lashes look even longer and it still gives them a curvy upwards sweeping look. The mascara is dark black but not black enough to make your lashes look unnatural which is perfect for me as I like the natural look. If you use the very tip of the brush rather than the whole length of the brush, it will give you that spider legs look which can be very dramatic and makes your eyes look much bigger.
For everyday use I only need one coat and it does the job perfectly but for a night out or a special occasion I'll usually apply two coats which gives my lashes that little bit more definition.
It costs just under £5 which actually makes it one of Rimmel's cheapest mascaras so it's also great value as well as being a great mascara.
Ok, i'm going to start with the basics of this mascara before I get into the personal story of what happened yesterday..
I bought this mascara because I was a bit low on funds (I usually like to splash out on a great mascara).. 'Extra Super Lash'.. caught my attention.. I like big and dark eyes, they have to be noticable! The price was around £4.50, simple black bottle and a good brand, why not?
The brush is easy to remove, simple twist and that will get it in and out.. On actually applying the mascara, it goes onto your lashes quite light - I had to apply and reapply to a decent amount on. It also seems to have wet clumps which can be a nightmare when putting on.. After finally getting the mascara onto my lashes it took ages to dry, now you don't want a super fast drying mascara so that it is clumping before you have even finished applying, but you would expect it to dry at a decent speed, it didn't.. Overall, if you can persist through all the effort of getting it on and dryed without smudges, the lashes do look really quite good! I wouldn't say EXTRA SUPER lash, but the lashes are really noticable..
Onto being waterproof.. Or not. The lovely snowy weather that we have at the mintute didn't really go well with my Rimmel mascara.. On walking to meet a friend, and calling into the bank. I was starting to get a bit annoyed as to why everyone was staring at me.. So after calling into the shopping centre toilets and discovering a look that resembled I had been crying for a month, I realised why I had all those eyes on me.. So before yesterday this mascara would have been four stars, but now it's three..
Overall it is a decent enough mascara, if you are low on funds it will give you the look you need (ON A DRY SUMMER DAY) I have had it months and it hasn't dried out one bit..
Must have everyday beauty essential / Lash building formula for highly defined lashes / No clumps.