Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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117% Longer Lashes???
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara
Member Name: sparkle1004
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara
Advantages: Makes your lashes look long and full without smudging or clumping
Disadvantages: The claims of 117% growth are more than ambitous!
I always like my eyelashes to look at long as possible and I am often purchasing false eyelashes in order to achieve this effect. The problem with false eyelashes is that they take so long to apply, can be expensive and there is always the risk of them falling off and causing embarrassment. I have bought many different mascaras over the years but not many of them come close to giving me that sought after false lash effect.
When I saw the Lash Accelerator by Rimmel advertised in a magazine, I knew I had to have it. The product promises to make your lashes appear 80% instantly. But not only that, Rimmel claim that this formula contains a growth complex which actually makes your lashes grow longer.
Apparently, after thirty days of continuous use, your lashes will be longer, stronger, fuller and healthier and will be 117% longer than their original length. And so I have been waiting 30 days to review the product to let you know if this could possibly be true.
How does it work?
The product contains Castor Oil which is known the increase hair growth and to thicken the lashes. It conditions the lashes and moisturises them so that they won't become brittle and snap.
It also conditions the root meaning that the lashes become stronger and less will fall out, making the lashes appear fuller. The product also contains a special growth complex containing proteins which encourage the growth of lashes and makes them longer and stronger.
The product is available in three shades. You can chose between brown, black and extreme black. I chose black because extreme black wasn't available at the time but black alone gives an intense enough dark colour so I am not disappointed with my choice.
Packaging and Price
The mascara come encased within a black tube which has shimmering holographic writing along the length of it which changes colour as you move it. It has a lime green metallic lid and all in all, the packaging looks really snazzy.
The wand to the mascara is inside the lid and made of rubber so it is fairly flexible and gets slightly thicker in the middle. The wand itself is quite thin and doesn't have too many bristles which I like. The design means that you don't get the clumping that you do with chunky brushes and having fewer bristles means you can have a better control over exactly where you want to apply the mascara.
The mascara is fairly cheap considering that it has a growth complex inside it. It usually costs around £8.99 but it is currently on offer at Boots for £5.99. The product is available in most department stores, large supermarkets and many online websites so if you miss the Boots offer, it is likely to be on offer somewhere else.
As A Mascara...
Reviewing the product simply as a mascara, I am very happy with this product. It does lengthen my lashes considerably, especially when two coats are applied. My eyelashes are really long anyway so if they were to be lengthened by 80%, it would look pretty stupid. I would say mine look around 30% longer with this product and is on par, if not better than, False Lash Effect by Maybelline.
The mascara gives my lashes a lovely dark colour and easily coats each lash. My lashes don't clump together during or after application so my lashes look fuller as each lash remains separate and thickened. The product doesn't flake at all so there are no black particles landing beneath my eye throughout the working day, making me look even more tired than I feel.
As for smudging, obviously the product will smudge a tiny bit if you rub your eyes but then that's never a good idea to do this when you are wearing mascara anyway. If you leave your eyes alone, then the product stays right where it is until you decide to remove it. It can be easily and fully removed with a good cleanser.
As A Growth Treatment.,,
Before starting, I had no expectations that my eyelashes would become 117% longer within 30 days of continuous use. I must admit, I wouldn't even want my lashes to do that as they would more than double in length and be touching my eyebrows making me look more like a camel more than a human. I have to say those claims are ambitious, if not ludicrous.
When the product is removed, and after having used it for 30 continuous days, it's hard to say if my lashes have grown at all. As I said before, my lashes are luckily very long anyway and maybe better results would be seen if I had had shorter lashes to begin with. If they have grown, then it has been marginal because I can't notice much of a difference in length without the product on.
My lashes however seem to be in a much better condition. They are much healthier, possibly thicker although I could imagining that and the colour is a little deeper than before. I also noticed fewer lashes snapping when I have been curling them and fewer lashes falling out when I rub my eyes or when I wash my face too roughly. Therefore, even though I wouldn't say they have necessary grown, I think they are fuller, healthier and look nicer when I'm not wearing mascara than before I bought the product.
This mascara does a really good job at making my lashes appear longer and gives them a nice dark colour. You can see each individual lash as there is no clumping and the mascara has good staying power so there is no flaking or smudging.
I can't say that it has lived up to its claims of lengthening the actual lashes themselves but it does make them stronger and healthier. As this mascara does a good job and costs no more than a normal mascara, then the product is well worth buying anyway, even if it won't make your lashes double in length, it certainly makes them fuller and healthier.
Summary: A great mascara which gives the appearance of longer lashes, leaving them conditioned and healthy