Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Rimmel Lash Maxxx...I don't think so!
Rimmel Lash Maxxx Mascara
Member Name: bramb1998
Rimmel Lash Maxxx Mascara
Date: 08/03/11, updated on 09/03/11 (49 review reads)
Advantages: It is black as described
Disadvantages: Applicator brush is far too small and hard made from plastic
I am always looking for new and different make-up products that actually do what they claim, but also that make applying a lot easier and in some instances quicker.
This is how I came to buy the Rimmel Lash Maxxx mascara. This mascara claims to multiply your lash effect by 3 times, basically meaning that you should have 3 times longer and bigger lashes than using a traditional mascara. So to the test...
I managed to buy this mascara on a special offer at my local independent chemist for only £4 for the 8ml tube. It is widely available in most major chemists and supermarkets priced between £5 through to £7. I purchased the standard black mascara however it is also available in extreme black and also in a waterproof version. Compared to other leading brand mascaras this is fairly reasonable for a mid range mascara.
The mascara comes in an attractive pink and black plastic tube, clearly identifiable on the Rimmel make-up shelves! The mascara is very easy to open and use, you simply twist the cap and the brush is revealed to apply.
Now onto the brush. When I bought this mascara I wrongly assumed that the applicator brush would be fairly similar to those of what I would call normal traditional mascaras, oh how wrong I was. The brush on this mascara is very small and made solely of plastic, meaning it is hard and not soft with the usual bristles. The brush only has hard plastic bristles on one side of the applicator wand, the purpose of this is apparently to be more precise in giving even coverage of your eyelashes. When I first opened the mascara I was pretty disappointed as the brush really doesn't look like it's up to much...which it actually isn't. The brush is simply so small and so hard with its individually separated plastic bristles, it doesn't hold hardly any mascara on it to apply to your eyelashes. I found that I was forever having to dip the brush back in the tube to get more of the mascara. On top of this the brush felt quite harsh against my eyelashes, it didn't seem to have the same smooth glide that standard mascara brushes do.
The colour of the mascara was probably the only good thing I could comment on, in that is was actually black as described.
The mascara claimed to give you lashes that look 3 times bigger, however in my opinion my eyelashes didn't look as good with this mascara as they do with a normal bog standard one. As the brush didn't hold much mascara at a time I felt I didn't have the same amount of mascara on my eyelashes as I would normally have, which made them look smaller if anything!
I have only used this mascara a few times to give it the benefit of the doubt and to be honest I think it will be heading straight for the bin. I really wouldn't waste your money. Luckily I bought it on offer however if I'd paid full price for it I would have been cheesed off and wanting a refund!
The only thing I would recommend is to steer clear of this mascara.
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Summary: In my opinion steer clear!