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Rimmel London Lash Maxx Waterproof Mascara

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Brand: Rimmel / Type: Mascara / Suitable for: Eye

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      13.12.2010 18:56
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      disappointing mascara from usually-solid Rimmel brand

      I wear some makeup most days and Rimmel is a brand which is decent but not going to ruin my carefully-planned student budget.

      This stuff comes in a standard 8ml tube. Mine looks a little different to the one in the picture: the tube is all black with just a dash of blue at the tip, and blue writing. It looks pretty good, and it was this that attracted me to it in the first place.

      The odd thing about this product is its 'innovative' comb, rather than the customary brush. Initially I felt this was a good idea as it means lashes are separated better during application and you get more of an even effect. However, the comb feels quite uncomfortable when using it at the base of lashes, and if you accidentally touch your eyelid, it scrapes and irritates the skin.

      The packaging claims to deliver 3x lash volume. I wouldn't say this gives my lashes their maximum volume; indeed I've used mascaras whose main claim is length and gained more volume than with this. However, don't like to look like I'm wearing too much makeup and for this it's great. This is an advantage for me, but in terms of what it promises to deliver, this really is a disappointment.

      A further issue is the mess it makes when applying, due to the mascara taking ages to dry. Since it is waterproof, smudges are a nightmare to remove, which does not make this ideal when in a rush in the mornings. I do use it for evenings, when I have a little more time, but still often end up with mess on my eyelids.

      The mascara doesn't last very long either: I don't know whether it is because I wear it on evenings out but it tends to flake off, leaving mess around the eyes. Not a great look.

      The inexpensive nature of this product, and the extent of waterproof once it's on, don't really do much to improve my overall opinion of this product. I would not recommend it as it is not particularly versatile, and doesn't fulfil its promises. Disappointing.

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      27.04.2010 12:52
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      An average mascara.

      I bought this mascara a couple of months ago from boots for about £6, it was on a special offer. Overall I think that his mascara is average.

      When you are applying the mascara it can get very messy, it smudges very easily because it takes ages to dry. Because the mascara is waterproof this smudges are very hard to remove. Also it is a pain when taking off the mascara - you need to use proper eye make up remover to make sure you remove it all.

      When you have applied the mascara, it does look nice one. It makes the eyelashes very long and dark after only a coat or 2. Don't apply to many coats as it clumps up very easily.

      I don't think that this mascara lasts very long on. I put it on in the morning and by lunchtime it has started to flake off leaving little black dots around your eyes. I would recommend this for putting on one coat on top of another mascara to make your eye lashes really long, although this is quite an effort.

      I have tried to wear this mascara when swimming to see if it is really waterproof and it has worked, it does not give you the big panda eyes like other non-waterproof mascaras do.

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      08.03.2010 15:38
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      Dont Bother

      I bought this Rimmel Lash Maxx Mascara because I was basically judging something by its cover. I loved the royal blue colour and how it complimented the black. This is the only reason why I bought this. I dont particularly like Rimmel mascaras but I do like trying different products so thought I would give this a go.

      Something very noticeably different about this mascara is the brush or what I would describe it is as is more of a comb. Upon twisting to reveal the wand, you dont know whether to be happy or sad that you dont have a brush but a comb to apply your mascara.

      When using this mascara, I noticed that there wasnt much mascara on the applicator at all, which was good for non clumping but did that mean it would take ages just to apply one coat. When actually applying this mascara, I found it incredibly difficult and abit of a pain to say the least.

      I would comb my lashes with this applicatior and only have the thinnest layer of mascara. When applying a second coat, either nothing was happening or the comb applicator was taking the mascara off my eyelashes.

      I even found that the little mascara I had on my eyes, which claimed to be waterproof would slide off my lashes with any slight hint of moisture in the air. Waterproof, I´d like to see what they think that means.

      To summarise, I found this mascara to be pretty useless, a waste of time, face wipes and money. The comb applicator just didnt do it for me and this is something they should have tried before selling it for money to the public. I wish I werent such a sucker for pretty things and now I know never judge a book by its cover.

      I think if you are one of those people who like to have a little tiny bit of mascara on and that is it then maybe try this. However, it will give the tiniest subtlest difference to your lashes and may even give you panda eyes, so be careful.

      Totally not recommended.

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        23.01.2010 18:55
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        I bought this mascara about 2 months ago for a price around £6.50 in my local chemists (I think it was Boots) when my previous Virgin Vie mascara ran out, I do not have a regular mascara that I always use and I always like to try out new products so I bought this as the packaging stood out to me and it looked to be a good price for the product which is under the trusted name of Rimmel.

        The plastic casing surrounding the product is fairly bog standard but it does the job with a simple screw on lid. The mascara wand itself is nice and ergonomic to hold but the actual brush is very difficult to use as it is a one sided tiny comb meaning that its difficult to get the mascara onto the lashes without it going everywhere as the mascara gloops all over the wand neck as well and as it is waterproof it is difficult to then wipe off and it all gets a bit messy to be honest!
        Also this mascara seems to take ages to dry so when I have finished applying it, as soon as I blink (as I have very long eyelashes) it smudges all over my eyelids and under my eyes which is REALLY annoying!

        Although this mascara is a good price and it is a nice finish when you actually manage to get it on your lashes and it does make them look thicker and longer but the application is very difficult!

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          10.01.2010 17:29
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          YAY. The First Review.

          I honestly cant believe that Im the first person to write a review on this mascara! Well I went out and bought this for one reason only and that was because it promised to be waterproof. I used to go swimming a lot and yes I do wear make-up to the gym and I found that my normal mascara would end up all over my face after I had done a workout or gone in the pool so I decided a waterproof mascara was definitely needed!
          Now I had never really bought waterproof mascaras before so I had no idea which range offered the best one or even which ones actually worked but I saw this in Superdrug and picked it up straight away simply because I have tried the matching (un waterproof) mascara from this range and that was really good so I was hoping this one would be as well.

          The Claim:
          Well obviously the main claim is that it is waterproof and Rimmel promise that this mascara can withstand ordinary water, sweat and tears so it must be pretty strong.

          Not only is it waterproof this mascara also promises to give you the length and volume you want from your normal mascara but make it last even longer!

          What Makes Waterproof Mascara Waterproof?
          Now this is a question Ive been wondering for a while now and I knew it must be some special ingredient they have conjured up in a lab somewhere. But after some research online (Thanks Wiki Answers) I have found that most people believe that the main ingredient that makes it waterproof is...animal fat! People believe this because fat repels water so I can understand the connection.

          If that is correct this mascara is obviously not suitable for vegetarians (even though you dont eat it!) and it is certainly not suitable for vegans.

          The Brush:
          There isnt really anything special about the shape of this brush it is the same pipe cleaner style as most brushes but I think it is just slightly longer which makes it easier to reach those tiny lashes in the corners of your eyes.

          Nothing special about the brush but then again there doesnt really need to be.

          Me Using It:
          I found it really easy to apply and it coated my lashes fully and completely in just one stroke. I applied a couple of coats and it did make my eyelashes look a LOT longer like I was wearing false lashes but unfortunately it didnt give me that "volume" that I was hoping for so it loses a star because of that.

          Did It Work?:
          I went to the gym straight after I had applied this and spent an hour on the treadmill and then went for a swim in their pool. Now those two activities usually leave my mascara running down my face and everywhere except my eyes.
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          This time it was different. I went for a peek in the mirror after I had finished and I was amazed to find that all my mascara was still on my eyes! It hadn't ran at all or faded and it looked as if I had just applied it so I was proper chuffed.
          I know this is the only waterproof mascara I have ever tried but it has got to be one of the best!

          Overall Opinion:
          This saved me looking like a tramp at the gym and I am very thankful for that! If I was to find out that animal fat is contained in this mascara it would bring my whole opinion of the product down because having animal fat near my eyes would make me feel a bit weird.
          Overall it was a brilliant buy and I will be continuing to use this every time I visit my gym!

          Highly Recommended.

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