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Nowadays buying make up, creams and tanning lotions is a right pa lava! Everywhere you look there's a different brand offering a different product claiming to be better than the millions you've just walked past.
Literally where do you start? Is it me or do other people find themselves asking themsleves this question as they step through the door of boots or superdrug? There's so much choice, so many different prices and my instincts just persuade my to 'go on' and 'try something new'. But my other half says no. It could make your eyelashes fall out, create more wrinkles or turn you orange!! The dilema hightens.
However after finding and trying this mascara my mascara woes are over. I am simply going to buy it forever. It is that fab!! No other mascara will ever match it in my eyes and I can now rest assured my eyelashes will continue to look longer and fuller from morning till night.
The mascara itself is a very clever idea with a thin brush for initial applications to create length, then the thick brush is used to add volume. It is a very simple idea yet one I believe Rimmel to have only discovered. My top tip is to wait a few minutes after using the thin brush before moving onto the thicker brush. This stops clumps from occurring and really does make you eyelashes visably longer.
I urge anyone to try this its just fab!!
* ~ * THE MASCARA * ~ *
The mascara is made by Rimmel who is a well known cosmetics company, whom make a large range of different make up and products. The mascara creates 2 different lash looks using just one brush. The particular mascara I purchased is not waterproof, how-ever they do have a waterproof version and the cap is blue rather than pink. The mascara comes in one colour which is black. The top brush (black top cap) is perfect for the day which separates your lashes to give them length. The second brush (pink top) is great for a night out giving your lashes volume and thickness. This is a new mascara from rimmel which gives you 2 looks in one tube of mascara so it seems as though it's really good value for money. After doing some re-search I can't find another mascara that creates 2 different looks in one tube. I expect other brand's of cosmetics may look into this and possibly introduce other mascara's like this one.
* ~ PRICE/AVALIABILITY ~ *
I purchased this from Boots when it was on special offer just before Christmas, so I got about £2-£3.00 off the original price which is about £7.99. You can also buy this in superdrug for £7.99; how-ever it's currently on offer for £4.99.
* ~ * USING THE MASCARA * ~ *
Before using the mascara, I didn't actually realise you were meant to use the 2 mascara wand's for 2 different looks so I was using the mascara different to how they say to use it. Before using mascara I always use eye-lash curlers to help give my eye-lashes some extra curl and length. I then unscrewed the wand with the black cap, the bristles on the brush looked quite thin and it was a thin wand rather than a fat chunky one with a big brush. I used this twice over my eye-lashes, which separated then and gave them a little length. I then went on to use the next wand afterwards as I thought this is how you were meant to use the mascara. The second wand with the pink cap had a thicker, rounder brush and you could see that there was plenty of mascara on the wand. I then used this twice on each of my eyes to give my eyes a glamorous evening look. The mascara coated my lashes so they became a bit thicker and black.
After reading how you were actually meant to use the mascara I then tried the mascara again on different occasions so I could assess the different looks. I was just going to town for the day and out for a meal with my boyfriend and his mum so I opted for a more natural, subtle look which was the day look mascara. This is the wand with the black cap. I applied the mascara after applying my eye-liner and the eye-liner separated my lashes nicely and gave them length. This gave my eye's a more natural look and was suitable for the day, how-ever this doesn't really make your lashes look very dark, so if you prefer a darker look this may not be the one for you to use.
I was getting ready for a night out on the town so I wanted dark, thicker lashes that would look good with my Smokey eye make-up so on this occasion I used the wand with the pink cap. The brush is much larger so coated my lashes well with mascara making them look darker and more noticeable. This was good for a night-out as it looked more suitable for the evening.
* ~ * RESULTS/OVERALL OPINION * ~ *
The mascara is easy to apply, no matter which wand you use. My eyes stayed looking great through-out the day and night, so the mascara is long lasting and didn't flake off during the day leaving black residue around my eyes. The mascara is easily removed with facial wipes or make up remover, as this mascara isn't waterproof you don't need to rub it too much before it soon comes off. I have quite sensitive eyes, and the mascara was kind to them and didn't make them feel dry or irritated. It's great that you can get 2 different looks out of this mascara in the one tube, and this is perfect if you like a more subtle look during the day but want darker, thicker lashes at night. I actually prefer using the mascara how I was before, which was using the day mascara first to give my lashes length and then to apply the night mascara on the top. I feel as though this make's my lashes thicker, longer and they stand out more, so I have continued using the mascara in this way. In terms of value I think it's really good value, compared to other mascara's available to buy and I will definitely be buying this again. I have to give this product 5 out of 5 stars as it lives up to what it claims and more.
(review may also appear on ciao)
Once upon a time buying mascara was relatively easy. Now however, you have so much to choose from it's as if you need a different for any possible occasion. Whether you want your lashes lengthened, curled or volumised to waterproof, clump free or just a different colour your options are forever expanding. So, the Rimmel people realised, why don't we make one which fits all of these things into one...
The Day to Night mascara is contained in a black cylinder tuber which has two unscrew to open caps at one end. The lower one is a hot pink colour which is for your volume or 'night time' wear whilst there is a smaller cap on top for your 'day time' wear to give a longer length. Each tube holds 12ml of mascara and easily stands out amongst other products due to its bold appearance.
When you undo the volumising lid you'll notice how the wand looks quite chunky, seeming as though they've returned to the brushes of old. The bristles are tightly compacted which is how you're able to get more of the make up onto your lashes without having to redip! Although I had trouble picking up the smaller lashes it did thicken them making my eyes stand out. As it's extra dark and more noticeable it's easy to see why it's meant for the evening. It did feel slightly heavy and at times I could almost scrape off the mascara where it was maybe a little too thick.
I think Rimmel were quite clever in how they marketed this product when it comes to the lengthening cap. Undoing it you realise all they've done is create a smaller hole which, when you start to pull the wand out simply gets rid of excess mascara from the wand. Less mascara = less thick = longer appearing lashes and a more natural look, fitting in with day time idea. I have wondered just how much mascara does actually get wasted through this as surely it's going to be stuck at the top of the container where the bristles won't be able to get at.
The main problem I find with this is yes it may separate the lashes and do all it claims to do but you could just as well buy another Rimmel mascara for a few pounds less and get the same effect with a bit more application.
This cost me £8 from Boots (prices may vary) and is one I don't think I'd buy again or recommend you should purchase. It claims to define the length of your lashes, give intense volume, thicken, over size them and not cause clumps. I'd say it did all of this reasonably well but in my final opinion I think you should save your pennies!
This is the first time I have bought a mascara that actually does what it says. It has a specially designed lid that allows you to apply a thin coating for normal day to day use or a lovely thick coating for special occasions. I must admit, I was confused when I first opened it and couldn't figure out how they got two brushes inside one tube but then realised it is the same brush but it goes through two different sections of the tube, if you use the top bit, it removes more of the product from the brush giving you a thinner coating. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it not only lengthens eyelashes, it thickens the appearance of them. I also have quite sensitive eyes but have not experienced any stinging or watering eyes with this product.
I was so impressed I bought it for my daughter and she loves it. I have bought my second one but the other one did last me for over two months.
I am usually a sucker for Highend makeup but picked this up recently after reading reviews and really like it and it's price tag!
The mascara is unique in that it has two caps, which unscrew individually to reveal two different kinds of mascara brushes. One brush which lengths the lashes and one which creates volume. The lengthening mascara creates a lovely defined eye lash which creates a day time eye. It does not lengthen to the extreme although no false lash effect here. The volume brush creates a more evening or dramatic eye. I loved this product while on holiday as it met all my mascara needs for day and night in one product. I also found if I used the volume brush followed by the lengthening one, I could create a really nice and 3rd mascara look.
The mascara lasts well, altho does fade throughout the day. It is easily removed with makeup remover.
the packaging is nice, but nothing special. A sleek black tube with a splash of pink on the lid.
Rimmel day to night mascara
Always on the look out for a great mascara, I bought this a couple of months ago when it was on offer in Superdrug.
It promises to give 2 lash looks in 1 mascara. There is apparently a magic double cap which transforms the brush. I will be able to choose length for definition and separation or volume for 15x fuller lashes.
Hopefully this will be as promised, "double the magic"!
**Product and Packaging...**
The product looks much like any other mascara, with the name of the mascara clearly emblazoned on the side. The difference is indeed the fact that there are two wands, and therefore two screw on/off lids. The volume mascara is identifiable as it has a pink screw on/off cap and the word volume written on the cap whilst the black lid has length written on the side, so there is a reduced margin of error!
I unscrew the wand and it looks like any other mascara wand, both for the volume and for the length. I assume it is one wand which changes dependant on which mascara is chosen, but am not sure how the quantity of mascara is changed
**Price and Availabilty...**
The RRP is £7.99 which is about standard for a decent mascara, but there is an offer on at Boots at the moment with £2 off. It is widely available in chemists, supermarkets and online.
A really good mascara. I have used it as I would use any mascara and the coverage is great. I have the black mascara but it is also available in black brown, which I believe will be as good. When I use the thickening wand the mascara applies easily and really does make my lashes look thicker. The only real problem I have with this wand is that it can tend to clog. To combat this, I usually apply a second coat using the lengthening mascara which seems to remove the thickness and separate lashes.
I don't believe the mascara is waterproof which makes it easy to remove using my normal eye make up remover.
A recommended mascara
Thanks for reading
Two dramatically different lash looks, volume and length, all with 1 magic cap. Choose Day: Top cap lengthens and defines, stretching lashes to distances. Choose Night: Bottom cap thickens lashes with over sized volume.