Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Kate Moss- you can keep your London look cause I don't want it!!
Rimmel Glam'Eyes Mascara
Member Name: madgedc
Rimmel Glam'Eyes Mascara
Advantages: none- it's a disaster!
Disadvantages: where do I start- poor application, poor quality, poorly designed, just poor!
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!
Summary: A mascara imposter!!