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It was my birthday this weekend gone, and I have lovely friends who were nice enough to take me out to dinner. I wanted to treat myself a bit as I needed some new mascara and lipgloss as the ones I currently had were months old and all gloopy and stale. I headed to superdrug as I had some handy vouchers and I was lured in by a great promotion as any makeup across all the brands was on offer 3 for 2. I had used Rimmel mascaras in the past and not necessarily had the best outcome but after spending ages looking at all the brands and brushes and of course taking into account the price I settled on this one as my favourite.
It comes in a very glamorous looking tube, a bit shaped like a bullet (in the most non-crude sense possible!) with a slim lined feel and a very attractive gold diamond design on the lid. There is a slight slant on the lid with a black oval and gold crown which I think makes it look a bit tacky but the overall feel of it is a lot nicer and more premium than mascaras I have had in the past.
The mascara itself is black with an extremely thin black brush. The brush is very straight, not a curved shaped brush, but with plastic bristles, evenly spaced and very spaced. I prefer this type of brush than the thick clumpy haired bristled brush as I find this applies much easier to effectively coat through my eyelashes and evenly apply the mascara across my lashes without them clumping together. I bought this in a Kohl black and so it is very straightforward in terms of colour and matches my natural lash colour.
The mascara is advertised as a "volume & lift mascara" to give "however, I have long stopped being gullible in this belief that I will now have long fluttering eyelashes like the celebs as my natural lashes are quite curly but short and stumpy. Nevertheless this mascara really did enhance my natural lashes look and made them very volumised and gorgeous and is certainly one of the better mascaras I have ever owned! The brush allows me to glide through my own lashes with one super sweep and combs them apart whilst covering them in mascara to give a nicely "flirtatious" look so to speak!
The mascara is not waterproof and it did stay in place all night and I had no smudges or panda eyes. At the same time it isn't so stiff that it takes a lot of effort to get rid of, as at the end of the day I could easily remove it with some eye makeup remover. It doesn't irritate at all so all round I have no faults with it!
Overall this is a great mascara and one I would certainly stick to in future. It costs £7.19 and in my opinion is really worth it, much more than the awful Scandal Eyes I bought from Rimmel in the past. I certainly recommend it!
~*~*~ Rimmel Glam'Eyes Lash Flirt Volume & Lift Mascara ~*~*~
~ What is it? ~
This is a mascara from Rimmel. I have it in Shade 001 Black. It claims to offer volume and lift to lashes.
~ Why did I buy it? ~
I bought this because I have an unhealthy obsession with mascara. I have loads and whenever I see one I fancy or is on offer I buy it. Stupid really but there you go.
I have to admit that I was drawn to this by the packaging. It was also on sale in my local B&M store for £2.99.
I had managed to avoid buying it for weeks but then the temptation got to much and I threw one in my basket, so there, that is why I bought it!
~ What's so great about the packaging then? ~
The tube is shaped like a bullet, it has a pale bronze coloured lid with a black body, the print on the bottle is all coloured in bronze to and it's quite eye catching. It looks all shiny and nice, great for a magpie like me!
The lid is textured with some raised diamond pattern and is emblazoned with a crown on a black background on the tip of the lid. The bottom part is all black with the the relevant info, manufactures name, product name, etc. printed in a bronze font.
The tube is rounded and easy to hold.
The lid as usual houses the mascara wand and this is where things get a little scary!
Unlike traditional mascara wands this is one of the new fandangled plasticky silicon (whatever) types. It has spikes of different heights on different edges of the wand. There is a row of tall spiky spikes and a double row of small spikes on two parts of the wand, all of the bristles are actually quite short and I will admit to being quite sceptical as to how it would offer the volume and lift to lashes without the use of a fuller brush.
~ Using it ~
Ha! Now this is what I find quite tricky! I use mascara everyday, have a wide selection of different mascaras, they all have different brushes but this is something else!
Everytime I use this I am guaranteed to poke my self in the eye with the spiky bristles sideways which always makes me blink and smudge my mascara!
I do however still use it, as I must be a glutton for punishment!
Apart from the pokey eye business, you apply it like you would any other mascara, wiggle back and forth on lashes to get a good coverage and work the brush through to the end.
~ Panda eyes or come to bed eyes? ~
I like the effects of this mascara. It isn't my favourite but I will use it as it does coat lashes really well and does add volume and lift. It makes my lashes stand out and gives the effect I like.
Day to day I don't tend to pile on the mascara and keep my make-up quite natural and light but for a night out I like big eyes, I like false lashes and that kind of effect and this does give big lashes quite easily.
If I am getting ready for a night out in my cousins I will take a selection of make-up with me but tend to leave my favourites at home because if I leave them there, they are sure to disappear then turn up months later in my cousins make-up bag! So on occasions I have used this on a night out and I have been impressed with the end result, after I get over the pokey eye, smudged make-up bit!
~ Long lasting or repeat application? ~
I find this mascara pretty long lasting, it dries to a quite hard finish and stays in place well. It does run like mad when I have a shower but seems fine in the light showers I have been caught in whilst wearing it.
~ Value for money ~
From having a quick look online I can see that this retails for about a fiver and seeing as I paid £2.99 I do think it is great value for money.
When you get over the scary eye poking brush this is a great mascara.
~ Overall ~
I would recommend this if you want full and long looking lashes, my lashes naturally are fair and whilst they are long, without mascara they don't look anything special. This mascara is better than some of the more expensive brands I have tried and I think it is a bargain.
The tube is nice and easy to find when scatted amongst my many other mascaras too.
As I have already mentioned the brush is a little scary, I tend to start my mascara right at the very top of my lashes and drag it through to the end and I always managed to get the longer spikes in my eye. If you take more care than I do, and actually look at the brush before putting it to your eye I am sure this could be avoided!
Just take care when applying and all should be fine.
I do like this and I would buy it again. I would also recommend it too.
Thanks for reading :o) x
I spend quite a lot of money on beauty products because I do believe you get what you pay for. However, I have always opted for Rimmel mascaras over the other brands because firstly they're cheap but also I have found they also deliver just as good results as some of the expensive brands.
The mascara is called: "Glam Eyes Lash Flirt". Not sure I'm completely won over by the name of it but I guess that isn't really too important.
The packaging of the mascara is black and gold. The lid is the gold half and the rest is black. The writing is gold on the black part and black on the gold part. I really like this packaging the gold and black really compliment one another.
The shade I picked was black as it is the colour I always opt for. As far as I know though it only comes in black, which can be bit rubbish for those who wear brown mascara.
The comb is curved which makes the application a lot easier; because it is curved it is shaped to fit your eyelashes and makes your eyelashes really stand out when used.
I use this mascara every day, so I get a lot of use out of it. It has lasted me about 3 months and now I'm ready to get a new one.
This mascara doesn't cake or feel heavy on my eyelashes, something I really can't stand the feel or look of. The lashes feel soft and natural the only difference is they look bigger and more glamorous.
The mascara is £7.09 from boots for 5ml., which I think, is fairly reasonable for mascara. Mascaras like any product vary in prices but usually they are around the £10 mark. It does last along time like I said before so it is worth investing in.
Does the mascara give my eyelashes more volume than other products I have tried out?
Well the best mascara I have used is 'bad lashes' by benefit, which retails at the price of £16.50 at boots. This gave my eyelashes extreme volume and if it were cheaper this would be my favorite. But for £9.41 cheaper I think I would rather pick the Rimmel mascara because it gives me a lot of volume just maybe not as much as Bad lash does but for the price you really can't go wrong.
Overall, I love this mascara and that's why I give it 5/5. The price is much cheaper than my favorite mascara and gives my eyelashes a glamorous lift. I love the elegant gold and black packaging and the curved wand too. I really can't fault this mascara!
Recently I decided to try out some new mascara and, as I found it on ebay for just £2.99, I decided to go Rimmel's Glam Eyes Lash Flirt mascara.
The packaging of this product is quite nice. A black and gold long tube with 'lash flirt' written in 'sexy' italics on the front. On this packaging the mascara claims to give lashes a lift and to add volume. I can't say I found this product to live up to those claims.
When the lid is unscrewed to reveal the brush you find the bristles are quite hard but the wand itself very soft and flexible. There are two sets of three rows of short bristles and two sets of two rows of longer bristles on the wand which isn't very common to see from my own experience using mascara.
The application process is very easy. Just unscrew the lid, pull it up to reveal the wand and then brush along your eyelashes as normal. The results are disappointing.
This does make your lashes much more noticeable, yes. They do lengthen and darken but they also clump together and it's very noticeable to see that you're wearing mascara. I find you can feel this mascara once on as well, it adds extra weight to your lashes and makes me really quite conscious of what they're doing.
The mascara is long lasting although, given the results I see this as a down side. It is also nearly impossible to get off!
All in all I found this product to be quite disappointing and I doubt I shall be using it again.
I am a sucker for new beauty products, especially mascara's from Superdrug so on it's launch I was keen to try Rimmel's new mascara, entitled "Glam Eyes Lash Flirt". Perhaps a little superficially, I was initially drawn to this product for it's packaging, a gorgeous black and gold slim tube shape, who could resist?
I am not sure how many shades this mascara is available in, however I picked up shade "001 Kohl Black". I was impressed when I went to use it, to see the design of the applicator wand, which has a curved (to fit your lashes) comb which when put into practice, is essentially like combing your lashes with the colour instead of the traditional bristle brush wand, which are effective but I like the option of having the comb as it means you can tidy up your lashes a bit, as you apply your mascara.
Although I own several mascara's (as like I said at the start of this review I really am a superdrug addict!), I find that I tend to use this mascara pretty much on a daily basis, especially for daytime use. This is because the effect this mascara gives is subtle but noticetable, not too overpowering and it doesn't leave your lashes feeling caked.
Whilst writing this review I have applied mascara to just one of my eyes, and there is only a slight difference in terms of how soft my lashes are left feeling, as I have mentioned, this mascara doesn't cake it on uneccessarily. However more importantly, the eye with the mascara on in comparison to the eye without, looks more defined and my lashes look darker.
In terms of value for money, £4.99 is a good price for a mascara of this quality. Although you can find cheaper alternatives, for something that looks great, has a comb to apply the colour on and gives a pretty but not too overpowering finish then this is definately a great purchase. It would good in any handbag too!
I should also mention it's fairly straightforward to remove at the end of the day/night, either with a good brand of face wipes or a bit of make-up remover, and thankfully doesn't get too heavy on your eyes towards the end of the day either.
The Rimmel London Glam'Eyes Lash Flirt mascara retails for around £5-7, but fortunately for me I got it for a cheaper price of £3!
The packaging is very similar to the original Glam'Eyes mascara, but now has a gold lid with diamond shaped detailing and picture of a crown rather than the plain metallic pink colour that the older version used to be. The bottle itself is plain black with gold writing, and contains 8ml of the mascara liquid.
The product itself I think is great. The wand is long and flexible, so you can change the shape slightly to suit you. The bristles are both long and short, which is great so that you can reach every lash, including those small ones more towards the edge of your eye that I usually find really hard to reach!
The mascara gave my lashes a lot of extra length, and gave my lashes a nice curve. The black colour was bold and proper black unlike some that turn out a grey kind of colour, it is also sold in brown. It also was great at seperating my lashes, but it didn't really give much volume which I would have liked.
The mascara dried very quick after being applied which I was pleased about, and also didn't flake off throughout the day. Even though it didn't flake off, it was easily removed when I used a makeup/face wipe.
Overall I have been really happy with the product which I own in the Kohl Black colour (001) which is suitable for all times of the day!
This is the new mascara by Rimmel. It normally retails around £6.90 for 8ml, but you can find it for as little as £2.99 on ebay.
The product comes in a modern black & dark gold round container and the company promises to give you "feather-light lashes with Kohl black impact", so the only shade currently available is 001 Kohl Black. It is also supposed to make your lashes look lifted, fuller and longer. The innovative "VolumFlex" brush promises to deliver up to 80% more lift with volume. The product was "scientifically validated in vitro on eyelashes", but "in vitro" means that the test was performed in a controlled lab environment outside of a living organism, so the results were not actually validated on real people.
The container looks groovy and luxurious indeed. The wand is long and thin, with a thin rubber head, as the new trend in mascaras is, which is very flexible, maybe too much. There are rows of short and long bristles, but they are much shorter than in any other mascara I have tried so far. I expected them to be rubbery but longer, whereas they are kind of hard, short and spiky. The texture of the product is relatively thick and the colour is very dark black.
I tried to apply it very carefully, trying to copy the way of make-up artists in videos. I found the rubber wand difficult to control. I applied only a couple of coats and it was quite disappointing: the mascara is very dark and does accentuate and elongate the lashes, but it is also heavy, thick and worst of all ...clumpy. On the positive side, it dries quickly and stays put for at least a few hours, but I touched my lashes and they felt like plastic or nylon.
I gave it the benefit of the doubt and tried to apply it again another day, thinking that maybe is my technique which is flawed. I asked my partner what he honestly thought and he was not at all impressed. He said that although it made my lashes darker and more noticeable, when he came close he could see them being lumpy and clumped together. That was definitely not what I expected to hear!
I think I will stick to the old fashioned mascaras with the fluffy wand. Although they usually don't provide such a thick coverage and rich colour, they can make lashes longer and thicker in a more natural way.
As a sister product to the successful Glam'Eyes mascara, Rimmel has now brought out Glam'Eyes Lash Flirt mascara. I purchased it for approximately £5 from the high street although I think this was a special promotional price as it was new, and it will normally retail for around £7 in stores.
The packaging is very similar to the original, with gold lid and detailing instead of the original metallic pink colour. Each tube is about six inches long and contains 8ml of mascara. I think it's an attractive tube - it looks good and is easy to find in my handbag. Lash Flirt has only been released in one colour thus far - black - and this is what I purchased.
This new product is actually very similar to the original version in my opinion. The wand has the same flexible tip as the original mascara, with rows of long and short bristles to ensure that every lash is covered. I believe this new version is intended to give greater volume and eyelash 'lift' than the original, for a flirtier look. However, I didn't find that it gave my lashes greater volume in particular, although it did a great job of lengthening and separating them.
The mascara smells pleasant enough and is a nice consistency - not too runny and not too gloopy. It dried quickly once applied without leaving little black dots all round my eyes, and didn't flake off until I picked at it. It was easy to remove using a face wipe or cleanser too.
For the price I paid for it, I thought it was a good buy, especially for day wear. The only reason I haven't given it five stars is because I think I would want greater volume from my mascara if I was to wear it out at night.
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