Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Longer lashes? You could've fooled me...
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara
Member Name: steve4oo
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara
Advantages: Lengthens lashes
Disadvantages: Doesn't lengthen the natural lash as it claims
I could review cosmetics, particularly mascaras all day long. I am almost certain I own every single one produced by every single brand... ever. I am not joking, I am an absolute junkie. Whenever I see an advert for a new product on television there is something in me that has to try it - this has proved to be quite a time and money waster in the past, but lets not go into that. When I saw this product advertised it was no exception, I felt like the advert was aimed at me, very clever advertising, Rimmel!
The product claims to not only lengthen your lashes, hence the name accelerator I suppose, but also to make your lashes grow up to 117% in thirty days. I think the key phrase here is 'up to'! This really drew me in as I hadn't come across a mascara that did this before and after doing some research into the products in contains, I found that they are relevant to the claims it makes, even better right?
In terms of aesthetics this product is great. It has a sleek black design with contrasting lettering that will look great on your dressing table and will be easy to find amongst everything in your handbag! This is something Rimmel really has got covered with most of they're products now - really catchy packaging. I bought it on promotion when it was first released but it can be bought now for around £8.99 and if you go to Boots you will probably find it on some sort of 3 for 2 offer on Rimmel products, giving you advantage card points too! Other stockists include Superdrug as well as online retailers and Rimmel itself.
So, down to the nitty gritty! Yes, when applied it worked really well. The wand allows you to apply it easily avoiding clumps giving an even coverage for natural lashes, if preferred. You can also apply more product for a dramatic, evening look which I prefer. It has to have quite a lot of application for this to happen but it really does lengthen the lashes and make them appear fuller. As for making my natural lashes longer? I can't say I noticed a difference, not that I was measuring or keeping a close eye, but I'm sure if I had experienced growth of anything 'up to' 117% I would know about it. My lashes without mascara just looked normal but the product didn't dry them out or anything, it just didn't make them appear particularly long naturally. This is a bit of a shame as it is what drew me to the product in the first place so the fact it doesn't support its claims makes it a bit of a let down for me.
Overall the product is good for a general day to day mascara for add some drama and length to dull, natural lashes. However if you're looking for a mascara to accentuate your natural lashes then this isn't for you. Obviously this is only my own experience and others may have found it worked on their lashes, but I would say to try something else that is specifically formulated to lengthen lashes instead of being a 2 in 1 as it were. Good mascara but nothing any other one hasn't done.
Summary: Ok for a basic day to day mascara