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I recently purchased this mascara in B&M Bargains for under a three pounds which I thought was a good price for a branded product. It comes in an attractive tube bottle with a bronze coloured screw off lid. It is the lid that houses the mascara wand as it usual with most mascaras. The brush is really slim lined and very easy to use but this is a disadvantage too as I don''t feel it offers enough oomph to lashes so is more suited for daily use rather than a big night out where you want to make more of an impact. The consistency of the mascara is good, it''s creamy and applies nicely and coats the lases nicely. The colour is also good, nice and dark which is great. For the price I paid it was a bargain so I can''t complain too much but I just prefer something which adds a bit more to my lashes than this does. I don''t feel that it lengthens them in the way I like so this isn''t one of my favourites I have to admit. For daily use it is fine, and another bonus is that it is simple and easy to remove with make-up remover or even just soap and water. The packaging is attractive and it looks like an expensive product, and it''s nice to hold too. It''s by Rimmel which is a trusted brand and they have lots of different mascaras available so I would probably recommend trying a different one if you are after something you can use for both day and night as I just don''t feel this mascara is good enough for a night out.
Pro's - Quite a nice dark black colour, with a nice brush. The brush is quite slimline and spacious, so as long as you carefully remove the excess before applying it doesnt clump. It is a nice mascara for a natural look but I would not use this mascara for a night out. Great price and not too wet so can easily apply another coat within a few minutes. I really like this mascara for my bottom lashes. Seperates my lashes well. It is easily removeable at the end of the day and doesnt flake or transfer during the day.
Con's - Not enough for a night out. It does not encourage my lashes to curl upwards, so I have to either use eyelash curlers or I have to press on my lashes to encourage them to curl up which doesnt tend to hold in place for a day in the office. Doesnt add volume at all really, even with a couple of coats.
Overall this mascara is good value for money for a day look and in comparison to other mascaras, i do like it as it it doesnt clump my lashes. It doesnt cause any irritation to my sensitive eyes and it works really well over false lashes. The brush is spacious and has 4 lots of bristles, so if you like this type of brush then I would give it a go. It creates a nice black colour!
I like the Rimmel brand and own many of their products. They are a popular high street cosmetics company which sell good make up items, fortunately not at completely unaffordable prices. Obviously, there are many, many cheaper products out there, but I have always trusted Rimmel's products... whereas trust is yet to be gained for some of those cheaper companies.
I decided to give a this Rimmel Glam'eyes Mascara a go as I was on my never ending hunt for a mascara that was both brilliant effect wise and good value for money, and also I had seen this product around quite a lot and had been quite tempted to buy it. Since I had owned products from their Glam'eyes range before and had been quite pleased with the results achieved, I thought that giving it a try would be a good idea- maybe I would even find a fantastic mascara that I would want to stick to.
At £7.19 a tube, it cannot really be considered as a very cheap product, but it is not as expensive as some mascaras from other high street cosmetics brands either. I would say that the price is around average for a mascara like this, so all in all it was OK and I was not too hesitant to hand over my money in exchange for this mascara.
The mascara tube looks quite nice, rather classy and a little old fashioned. The main colours used on the tube are black and a nice light pink shade. The lid, which is slightly slanted and bears the embellishment of the Rimmel crown (which is its logo) can be twisted open so you can pull out the brush. Altogether, the look of the tube is quite aesthetically pleasing, but I did find it to be a little bit dull and nothing too spectacular on the eyes.
The brush can be pulled out of the mascara tube- you can feel the bristles grazing the sides quite a lot when it is being extracted. Though there are quite a lot of bristles, they haven't been absolutely packed onto the brush like some other mascaras. I also noticed that the bristles were slightly shorter compared to other mascara brushes I have come across before. I found that the brush is slightly flexible and bendy, so that it is easy to manoeuvre on your eye lashes when you are applying it.
The results achieved were... not bad, but nothing terrifically good either. I did notice that my eye lashes looked darker from the dark black of the mascara, with a little bit of extra volume, but nothing too spectacular, really. It looks fine for every day use when you are not looking to make such a huge impact, but if you are looking for something really dramatic and noticeable, then unfortunately, this does not do it for you. This acts as a fairly average mascara without the added 'oomph' that a good mascara needs. For the money, the results are OK, but not as good as they absolutely could be.
Overall, this is quite an average mascara with nothing too spectacular to it at all. At least this was not a complete and utter disappointment unlike many mascaras I have tried in the past; however, I do not think that this was worth the money paid. At least it was cheaper than some other (mostly more disappointing) mascaras. This is not a terrible mascara, but it is not fantastic either, so I would call it an average standard mascara. Therefore, I will go for the middle mark and give this product 3 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
I have sensitive skin but have used Rimmel for years as I find that there products never cause me any problems. I am allergic to lanolin, i've yet to come across a product which contains this so I always browse their section in superdrug when I'm on the lookout for a new product. The only problem I have with Rimmel mascaras tend to generate a soft subtle look, even the ones which are meant to lend volumise lashes seem to just lightly cost and seperate lashes. I'be always like the Cheryl Cole -esque thick and false looking with impact, I always use fake lashes at night but for day time prefer mascara to avoid having fake lashes stuck to my cheek rather than eyelids! One of my uni friends manages this effect on a daily basis, so when I asked what mascara she used I was suprised to find out that it was a Rimmel mascara!
When I went looking for this mascara I expected it to be in some sort of shiny metalic very glam packaging. When I seen the mascra on the shelf I was a little disappointed with the plain black packaging, I was expecting the packaging to reflect the glamerous results I had seen my friends eyelashes recieve! The mascara comes in a black solid casing which has a cross cross pattern engraved into the black plastic on the lid, this serves a practical purpose as it stops the plastic becoming a bit slippery with prolonged use. on the top of the lid is a metalic pink sticker with a picture of a black crown on it, this is the most glam thing about the bottle! The writing is all in the same metallic pink as the sticker on the lid. Despite not reflecting the impact of the mascara does not look out of place in my makeup bag and the plainess of the packaging makes the results seem even more impressive, there is no hype with this mascara just great results at a decent price.
This mascara is really easy to apply, the pink brush cones out covered in plenty of mascara each time it exits the tube and the brush is flexible, this makes it very easy to coat all lashes, even the small ones on the insides of my eyes. The bristles of thw brush are far enough apart to allow lashes to be thick but close enough together to seperate lashes and ensure the mascara doesn't make you look as if you only have three eyelashes! The mascara is quite thick and stays on the brush without making any mess, if you place the brush right in at your eyelid and slowley upwards to the end of your lashes immediatly the mascara coats them, curls them upwards and defines them. For those who like to have a natural look. One coat of this mascara is plenty but.for thiae who like a really dramatic look this mascara is great as the thick formula once dried can easily be built upon for another few coats until the desired look is achieved. So long as you dont go overboard or let the mascara dry out (be carefully aso the lid needs to be screwed right on or the mascara will dry up) then the mascara does bot leave you with clumpy lashes.
When I bought this mascara I paid £6.99 in superdrug, I see Amazon are now selling it even cheaper at 3.99 which is a great deal I'm days they have free delivery it when you are already buying something and paying the postage already. The mascara is easily availible and I feel it is great value for money as the results have been terrific! I have paid a lot more for a mascara that promises to tranform my lashes but instead only drains my purse!
I recently bought a few Rimmel products and the Glam'eyes mascara was amongst my haul of products. I managed to get this free as it was buy 3 products and get the cheapest free in Boots.
The mascara comes in a plastic black tube. The lid has a diamond print with a crown printed against a pink background on the top of the lid. It also has pink swirly writing 'Glam'eyes mascara' printed on it. The packaging is very sufficient and girly and looks great in my makeup bag!
The wand of the mascara is what initially drew me to it as the wand was out on display so that consumers could look at the wand before committing to buy it. Instead of a brush type applicator it is a comb, but the comb is flexible meaning the application is very easy but when you are trying to dip the wand into the mascara tube it can sometimes be difficult as the wand bends before it hits the bottom of the tube.
I bought the mascara in 001 Black which is the blackest black. The comb carefully deposits mascara evenly without leaving big clumps. The wand also makes it easier to apply mascara to the bottom lashes as it is quite thin with short comb bristles; this also makes it easier to apply it to the inner corners of the eye which can be quite difficult with mascaras that come with big bristled applicators.
The mascara doesn't make my eyelashes look thicker so if this is your desired effect I wouldn't opt for this particular mascara but it does make them look longer which can make them appear to look false as they look very long and fanned out.
The mascara also has the 'stay factor' as I only need to apply it once in the morning and is stays on them all night, also no matter how many layers of the mascara you apply it never loses its ability to evenly spread the mascara.
Originally this mascara should have been £7.19 which is quite expensive for a student I usually budget for around £5 for mascara but as I previously said I got this mascara free with a promotional offer in Boots. I wouldn't pay £7.19 for this mascara as I would have liked my lashes to look thicker but I do like the combed applicator.
I would recommend this mascara to those who want longer looking lashes or if you are looking for a bottom lash only mascara as the brush is great for this bottom lashes.
Mascaras are an essential part of my every day make up bag so as soon as I hear or see of new ones, I get investigating. I initially saw this product advertised on television where they're made to look as amazing as possible and having had other Rimmel products in the past and being pleased with them, I thought I may as well give this one a go.
The outside of the package is very appealing with a black bottle with the product name written on it, and a black and pink cross sectioned lid so it looks pretty snazzy! It is available for somewhere in the region of £6 which is what I paid, but you can probably catch it on some sort of 3 for 2 offer on Rimmel products in Boots, which is great. It is available in black and brown as far as I am aware, but there may have been different colours released in recent months. I purchased the black shade as I feel it suits me better.
After purchasing this and getting home, I was eager to try it on to see how glam it made my eyes! I normally use a few mascaras at once as I find it creates a better overall appearance of volume but I'm always on the look out for a product that can be used by itself without the hassle of 3 products at once.
When you pull out the stick/wand/brush whatever you want to call it you will probably be suprised at how flexible it is. For me this isn't a good thing as its so difficult to put back into the tube as it bends all over the place and eaisly gets on your fingers. Not only that, the bristles on it seem pointless and its difficult to tell what this product is actually trying to do. When applying it I found it really flimsy and it only seemed to have a small amount of mascara on it each time which is good if you want to save the product and want it to last a long time but when you want volumised lashes it really isn't great.
Despite my initial first impressions not being great, I persevered and applied it over and over until I got the look I wanted. I went out for the day, and when I returned home found it had smudged all underneath my eyes which isn't a great look.
Overall if you do want 'Glam Eyes' then I would not recommend this product. Although it is quite cheap I wouldn't buy it again as I think its a waste. It is currently sitting in the back of my drawer.
Mascara is my number one esential piece of make up kit as I regard my long eye lashes as principly my best feature. I have worn mascara every day for over 10 years now and as a consequence I have embarked on a quest to seek out the best, buying practically every new brand of mascara that meets in the highly competitive market area. If a mascara I buy doesn't perform to my likeing I push it to the bottom of my make up bag and try another one.
From all of the mascaras I have bought over the year I have to say that Rimmel Glam Eyes ranks very close to the bottom. Having scanned the other 24 reviews breifly it is clear that there is a real mixed feeling with regards to this mascara, some people giving it five stars! Of course we all value products differently; the wonder of individualism so unique in our society. I can only talk about this product from my own perspective and for me to give this mascara 5 stars I would either have to have a) very low expectations of a mascara or b) not tried out very many brands. Unforchanatly for Glam eyes neither category applies. I will explain to you why I will never waste a penny or even a second glance at Glame Eyes again.
From looking at the packageing you wouldn't suspect the products inadequacies. It is a rather attractive Gherkin shape, about 4 1/2 inches long which would fit neatly into a small travel bag and certainly abides by low cost airline flight regulations, containing 0.27 floz or 8 mml. Yet despite it's highly selable packageing it really doesn't ahve much else going for it.
The wand is a short length which isn't a bad thing, the closer your hand is to the brush themore control you should have over it making it easier to apply. The brush is thin and the bistles are spaced well apart. This is where some of it's problems lie. The brush is flexible, in theory allowing the brush to bend sround the individual shape of our eye lashes, however the reality is that the design of the brush is essentially straight so the aim is not achived. Instead it creates a whole host of other problems. In theory this looks like a well designed product, but in reality we have something that simply doesn't work; makes me wonder; has the designer ever worn mascara before? There is a very real danger that if you push just a little too much the brush will end up pinging back on your face or worse it could end up in your eye. This is not a one stroke mascara and application time to gain a full coverage is around 10-15 minutes as with every stroke of this brush, which has its bristles so spaced out, you miss large clumps of lash. Pluss the liguid in itself is not strong enough to create enough impact without going over your lashes quite a few times. I like my eye lashes to have full volume, I hate clumpage and mascara which take a long time to dry.
So how does this mascara rate in these categories. Unforchanately, very poorly. If you want volume this is not the mascara for you, the spaced out bristles moreover have the effect of thining your eye lashes out. The reason this happens is because of clumpage. This doesn't seem to be an obvious problem, it does not blob at all which is one of it's few strengths, but if you look closely there are tiny clusters of lashes grouped together creating this 'thinned out' look.
Furthermore, the mascara takes an exceptionally long time to dry so if you buy this product be sure to hold still for five minutes after as looking down or frequent blinking is likely to cause it to smudge around your eyes. Perhaps this copuld be forgiven if the panda look was resticted to just after application but it isn't. The first day I tried out this product I waited for it to dry then left the house. I dropped my daughter off at nursery, took a train, then a tube and arived just checking in the bathroom mirror and all was well. But when I went to the bathroom at lunch time I was appauled and embarrased to see that it had smudged underneath my eye. Which just agrivated the groing tention between me and this mascara as it menat my lunch break was 15 minutes shorter trying to sort it out. Needless to say it went to the bottom of my make up bag when I got home.
Some people may regard this product as good vale for money. While it is true that at under £6 it is not an expensive mascara, we need to assess whether it is value for money. What you may gain in price by buying this mascara instead of a more expensive brand, you loose in time, patience and overall effect. If you ahve sensitive eyes or dry eyes the last thing you need is a mascara which takes ages to apply. If you are inexperianced at using mascara, or have used it before and don't like it, you are liekly to be put off for life using this.
It isn't great value if your money is wasted and it just lingers like a bad smell at the bottom of your make up bag. The only time I might pull this mascara out of my bag again is under the highly unlikely circumstance that some body off America's Most wanted asks if they could borrow it and even then I would feel bad. Kate Moss; you can keep your London look, cause I don't want it!
I always like to make my eyes stand out. I call it my 'big eye look'. I put on loads of mascara. I usually use the 'Miss Sporty Studio Lash' mascara for my every day make-up. It only costs around £3 and I found that it works much better than some expensive mascaras which I have paid around £12 for in the past. However, I was shopping in Boots a couple of weeks back, and was looking for some new make up for a night out, when I came across this one, which I bought for £7.19, which I think is good value.
The Rimmel Glam'Eyes Waterproof Mascara comes in an attractive chunky black tube and has a very expensive and professional look about it. The Mascara promises to volumise your eye lashes x10 and also is said to lengthen your lashes by 80%. Wow!
Applying the mascara: I pulled the wand out, and was greeted by a 'scary looking' brush. At first I was bit scared of putting such a 'spiky' looking thing, near my eyes. But then I decided to just put it on!
I have mixed views, regarding this mascara. It seems to work for my top lashes, but for some reason, not the bottom ones.
I found that the mascara is quite good at seperating my top lashes. It makes them really neat looking. Although, with my bottom lashes I found that because the wand it so bendy, and is quite heavy, I end up with 'tangled' bottom eyelashes, and mascara all over my face.
The mascara does make my eyelashes long to some extent, although I found that I need to apply loads of mascara to make my eyes stand out. However, this mascara takes a very long time to dry, and so I end up with mascara all under my eyebrows and under my eyes, which is a pain when you have to rub it off, when you have carefully applied your foundation.
First of all, one of the major things I hate about this mascara, it its' stupid wand!! It's far too bendy for my liking! Sometimes (actually a lot of the time), when I put the wand back into the tube, to reapply, because the wand is so 'weak' it bends and I end up with mascara all over my hands, which is really annoying as it won't budge.
Although, despite all these negatives, once the mascara has finally dried, it's good! Whatsmore is that it lasts all day long, and so for me the major issues seem to be in the 'applying', but the end result is perfect, which is quite strange.
I find that the mascara does irritate my eyes, although once the mascara has dried I'm ok.
I would recommend this masacara, because the end result for me is a good one, although it is certainly a hassle applying it.
If you don't mind putting up with a few application problems, but end up with a great result, then I would definately recommend this mascara.
Thanks for reading!
7th February 2011
xd-o-n-z-x (also posted under xdonzx on ciao)
If you've read my "Maybelline miracle" review you'll already know, I'm no expert on make up or even on applying it.
The thing about mascara is, your either partial to using old (me), that you know and trust or you always want to try new (my daughter), for me I'm far happier using an old mascara because I know in advance what the finished result will look like. I was quite happy using my old mascara, when my daughter decided I'd been using my old trusty for to long. She told me to go out and treat myself to a new one. I was a bit dubious of this, but I went (without her) to buy a new one, this is the mascara I'm about to review.
--Rimmel Glam'Eyes Mascara--
The casing looks quite appealing, shiney black, with the words Glam'eyes mascara written up the side in pink, smooth feel up to about halfway, a shiney pink band around the middle displaying the words "Rimmel London" The screw on lid, that holds the wand and brush, displays a diamond pattern, with a shiney pink bit at the top displaying a black crown.
The casing also states "Ultra volume, high definition mascara".
You get 0.27 fl oz/8ml of mascara.
The wand, is about 3 inches long, with the brush on the end being an inch long. The bristles on the brush are very short, quite hard and evenly spaced, and the brush bows slightly.
The mascara itself is quite thick, and smells like some sort of glue.
--My experience of using the product--
I got home, all excited with my new mascara, and quickly went to try it out. On unscrewing the lid and pulling out the wand, (which popped, when I did so) I examined the brush as it looked very different to what I was used to, it was much longer, thinner and harder, and seemed terribly bendy. It didn't look to me to have much mascara on it, so I pushed the wand back in, in order to get more on the brush. (This was when it all started to go wrong). When I pushed the wand back into the base, it wouldnt go straight back in, it decided it was going to bend all over the place, causing the brush to flip out, thus getting mascara all over my hand. I was a bit miffed at this but I thought I'd spent enough money on it, I had to at least try it out. So with the wand/brush in hand ready, (slightly) coated with mascara, I started to apply, (the same way I always have, and it's always looked ok in my opinion) I was not impressed at all, it would not go on as I wanted it to, it looked clumped up and ugly. I hated the brush, it bent everywhere but where I wanted it to bend.
I'd had enough, I was really disappointed with it, I scrubbed my face clean, then threw the mascara in the back of my drawer.
I should really put my experience of using this product down to my own "inexperience" with make up in general, but to be fair, other mascaras I've used have never been this bad, so it can't be all my fault. If like me, you struggle to apply mascara at the best of times or are new to applying mascara, my advice would be to avoid this one. (I blame my daughter, she should have been there to advise me, only joking)
I paid £7.19 for this mascara from superdrug, some may think that's quite a reasonable price, but if your on a tight budget, it's quite a lot of money to fork out, especially if you end up with the same result I did.
I gave this product 1 star, and that's because I like the casing, and that's all I like about it.
Thank you for reading my review, which may also appear on Ciao under username "Myredpip".
When I was out and about at my local shopping centre I found a lovely little shop that had named makeup items from just 3 quid so I was chuffed since I needed a new mascara. The shop had a few different ones but I opted for a rimmel glam eyes one as the packaging made it stand out from the rest plus it was only 4 quid.
Glam eyes mascara has a chunky black tube with glam eyes written on the side in a rather nice pink metallic colour. The lid is also black with detailed criss crosses and a metallic section in pink at the top which displays the rimmel logo. The mascara is girly looking and it definitely stood out for me among others. I chose the black shade.
The first thing I noticed about the mascara was the wand which is different from others I have seen in the past. It is moveable so you can use it to get into all the smaller corners of the eye and the bottom lashes with absolute ease. The brush part is made is made up of tiny little soft bristles which enable you to get right into the roots of the lash without smudging any colour onto the eye lid.
This mascara is very clever and I love the design of it however I have to admit it isn't the best I have used. It does coat the lashes completely however it doesn't give them a volumised longer lash effect. They basically look the same as before you applied them apart from now they are black. This mascara is ideal for people who like to opt for the more subtle appearance.
On the plus side the mascara doesn't clump and it leaves lashes nice and soft. Overall I love the brush as it really makes applying this mascara a breeze but I would love to see a volumising version that helps to create the look of longer lashes too.
Rimmel london founded in 1834. It claims that its extensive range is bang up to date and Kate Moss promotes its campaign "get the london look".
Glam eyes mascara by Rimmel London is available in four different shades which are black waterproof, black,midnight black and brown. The RRP is £6.99.
Its design is boudoir glamour and claims to produce 10 x more volume and 80% longer lashes.
The glam eyes mascara by Rimmel comes in very attractive glamourous packaging in a easy to hold black container with glossy pink writing and top of lid. The bottle has sexy pink writing with the name of the product and then in smaller letters says that the mascara is ultra volume high definition mascara. It also states details of Rimmel London.
It was the packaging that attracted me to this product. I love pink and glamourous and often pick out glitzy items. I also love any items with crowns and Rimmel London often use crowns on their products. This mascara has a crown on the lid with a pink background. It looks great in my make up bag and stands out!
I own the mascara in 001 black. The end of the aplicator wand is flexible and has small sterdy comb like bits which make application precise and reduces clumping. I think this mascara is perfect for daytime wear as it coats the lashes well and makes them appear full but does not over emphasise them or look over the top for daytime. I would pick a heavier mascara for a night out.
This mascara is not waterproof and will smudge when in contact with any moisture although otherwise it does stay in place throughout the day and can easily be removed with make up remover.
I like the effect of this mascara and it is perfect for work or daytime. My eyes are defined by lashes without going over the top.
This product should be available in most cosmetic stores. I brought mine from asda but I do not remember the price..sorry!! It is available on amazon for £4.29
Thanks H xx
I bought this mascara along with the Glam'Eyes Liquid Eyeliner (Also reveiwed on DooYoo!) quite a long time ago when there was a lot of adverts for the Glam'Eyes range on telly. I am always up for trying a new Rimmel product as they are always reasonably priced and usually of good quality so thought i would give it a go!
Stockists - Boots, Superdrug etc.
Price - £6.99.
Size - 8ml
Colours - Black/Brown/Waterproof Black.
~What I Thought~
The mascara came in a really girly looking black and light pink wand with the 'Glam'Eyes' logo written on it. (To be honest the packaging along with the adverts was probably what persuaded me to purchase this mascara LOL).
The mascara itself promises to give your lashes definition, 10 x more volume and 80% longer lashes as well as creating seductive 'come to bed eyes'. As you can imagine i had exceptionally high expectations for this mascara after reading this and as im sure you've also guessed i was being sold an empty promise:(.
Dont get me wrong the mascara isn't terrible (i've certainly bought worse) the colour is a very dark black and the wand is easy to use. However, to create really thick, sexy lashes you do need a lot of coats and the mascara did go quite gloopy and clump together quite quickly meaning i had to pick some of it off my eyelashes. The mascara did however last pretty much all day which is good.
Another thing which i noticed after month or so of using was that the little rubber spikey bits (i dunno what there called LOL) on the wand had all started to fall off which meant the mascara no longer went on evenly and clumped even more. Not a good luck trust me. If It wasn't for this i probably would ave carried on using it till it ran out, (and i would have given it an extra star in this review) but the fact it only lasts a month is a real down side for me.
Overall i wouldnt reccomend this mascara, like i said its not the worst i've used as you coul create quite a good a look with it. Its just not the best i've used and there are alot better ones available.
x Thanks For Reading x
rimmel products are great, and i wasnt disappointed in this one. When i saw it advertised on the tv as a must- have, i went straight to my local boots to purchase the new top of the range mascara.
I wear mascara daily, so with a 3 for 2 offer on rimmel product i brought 2 of these and a eyeliner
The packaging of this mascara is very stylish, with its black and baby pink colour scheme. On the top of the tube, it is edged off with a dinky litlle pink crown which makes it stand out and look lovely
the handle of the mascara is etched with a quilted effect, which adds a nice touch to the tube and again makes it stand out.
When i opened it for the first time i was a bit shocked at how small the brush was (compared to my previous mascara it was tiny!) but i gave it a go. The brush is also slightly curved, which is a magnificent idea as it follows the natural line of the lashes
The results that this masacra produces are brilliant. as the brush is small, the amount of mascara you can apply is minimal instead of my usual caked on look.
It separates the lashes evenly and they are coated root to tip giving a beautiful look.
I love this mascara and would recommend it to anyone who would like a less pronounced look of mascara
My 16 year old daughter has a habit of borrowing my mascara from my make up bag and not putting it back again so the the other day I decided to buy myself a new one. I didn't know what one to buy as I am not that really up on make up but I do like to wear a bit of mascara now and then as my eye lashes are a bit sparse these days.
I went to Boots as I had a £5 voucher to use and saw this Glam'Eyes one but Rimmel. It was £6.99 but with my voucher I only had to pay £1.99 so was happy with the price.
The tube like container is quite fat and nicely shaped with some nice diamond patterns on the handle which make it look more luxurious than a common or garden mascara like I normally buy. The writing and other detail on the container is in a lovely metallic pink so makes it look nice and girly.
When opening the container there is a wand on the lid side that you dip into the mascara to use. I found this to be quite wobbly, I don't know if it is the make or whether it is supposed to be like this or not but being used to using a straight wand I found this a bit hard to use as when I try to brush my lashes with it the end bit seems to bend. My daughter said this is probably so that it is gentler on the lashes but I find it harder to use. My hands are not that steady anyway and I used to be able to just dab the brush on my lashes and then sweep upwards or downwards easily where as now I find the brush pinging off them and nearly poking me in the eye.
Once I have managed to apply it properly it looks all right though I don't think the lashes look as big and long as they make out on the adverts. May be this is because I am not applying enough but I cant seem to get them to look any longer or thicker. They are a definite improvement anyway to what they look like without any on.
The mascara seemed to stay on quite well although when I bought it I thought that it was going to be waterproof. My eyes tend to water a lot especially in the bright sun which we have been having and I have found that later in the day my eyes sometimes start to sting where the mascara has got wet and some of it is going in my eyes. I dare not rub it either as I don't want a mess round my eyes like a panda.
I think I would give this mascara 2 points out of 5.
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I bought this a couple of years ago as I need a new mascara for the upcoming holiday! My mum tried to and it didn't work on her lashes, then I tried it and it was fine on my my lashes! (buy the way this was the waterproof one which is blue, the pink one is non-waterproof.)
I Really do like this product it does give you glam eyes and very certain that it gives you longer lashes!
The wand is a bit of a pain though, as it is quite springy and makes a really weird noise when it comes out the tube.
I have never tried the non-waterproof version of this, but I would personally use waterproof one because it's probs more longer lasting, stronger (this is what the results are normally on waterproof mascara!)
This is sold at about six pounds and you can find in Savers, Boots, Superdrug, Wilkinson and various supermarkets, even though places like Savers and Wilkinson will probs be a bit cheaper.
This mascara is sold in the colors of black and brown - so you can choose your favorite!
The amount you get in the mascara is 8 ml (12m) which is a good amount to be honest.
I would buy this mascara again, actually this is my current mascara as well! But as well you don't need to apply much to get those fuller lashes - which is amazing! So what you waiting for? This mascara is a huge must buy from Rimmel London!
Ultimate lash look!