Product Type: Rimmel makeup
Newest Review: ... never found a mascara which suited already long lashes until I came across this Rimmel Maxxx Mascara. I bought it a couple of years ago ... more
Really great for already long lashes!
Rimmel Lash Maxxx Mascara
Member Name: QuinDogg
Rimmel Lash Maxxx Mascara
Date: 28/08/12, updated on 28/08/12 (28 review reads)
Advantages: The comb-style brush
Disadvantages: none for me!
My experience with mascara has always been a bit unusual. I have a lot of very long eyelashes and therefore people always think I'm already wearing mascara and tell me I don't need to. Nevertheless I sometimes want a little bit more thickness and darkness and I do love the look of long fake-esque lashes for a night out.
My lashes get really tangled especially where the bottom and top lashes meet at the corner of my eyes, and (although I'm secretly hated for saying so) they do really annoy me being so long sometimes, as I keep having to detangle them! So, I had never found a mascara which suited already long lashes until I came across this Rimmel Maxxx Mascara. I bought it a couple of years ago at Boots for around £6. This is pretty standard for mascara of these kinds of brands, and I don't wear it every day so mine last for over a year.
This was the first mascara of its kind that I came across. The brush for this mascara is totally different to other brushed which tend to be loads of thin bristles going all the way around the tip of the brush. This one, however, is more like a comb. The comb bit is only on one side and is made with thin plastic bristles which are quite tough so don't bend when you apply it to thick lashes. I just thought it was perfect for combing and detangling my eyelashes.
It is also really good for being precise with where you want mascara and where you don't want any or layering the mascara at the edges to create a flick effect. I had always found it hard to do this with other mascaras and always ended up with far too much on everywhere which made my top lashes touch my eyebrows - really not ideal! It certainly can create the 3x longer/thicker effect that it claims if required. You can reapply and reapply and organise your lashes to get this effect. However I also find it good for a bit more subtle look.
I know this one hasn't received great reviews on here so maybe it doesn't work too well on shorter or thinner lashes but to anyone out there who has my problem with long lashes, then I would suggest to try this mascara and others with the same comb-style brush. I have been hooked ever since and haven't strayed from these new style brushes. I have had to buy other cheaper makes when I've run out and gotten desperate but the Rimmel will always be the best for me!
Summary: Great for long lashes - separates and thickens them well