Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Sexy Curves...I Wish!!!
Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara
Member Name: loveableukangel
Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara
Advantages: Adds Volume, length and thickness
Disadvantages: had to use eye lash curlers to achieve a curl, does not last 12 hrs
When it comes to Mascaras I have found that it can be very hit and miss to whether or not the mascara lives up to the claims.
Over the years I have tried endless different ones some more expensive than others and its amazing how many of them are a total let down.
Ive always found it difficult to find that perfect one that would provide the coverage that I desired, Up until now my old faithful has been Maxfactors False Lash Effect Mascara but on a trip to a local boots store I was drawn towards the Rimmel counter and there in front of me was a striking metalic purple bottle, the product, Rimmels Sexy Curves Mascara.
The house of Rimmel was set up back in 1834 by Eugen Rimmel and is now a world renowned cosmetics and beauty company that sells an extensive range of up to date cosmetics, especially Mascaras and one of these available on the market today is the Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara.
Rimmel claim that this is a Lash plumping, full curve mascara, that its fuller figured brush will create fuller figured lashes putting curves in all the right places.
The brush itself uses a unique first of its kind tripple plump design, that it has three unique curves to the brush itself. The brush is designed to comb through your lashes effortlessly, to de clump and seperate each lash individually whilst adding curve and volume to create a luscious set of well defined lashes.
It is claimed that the combined brush design and mascara formula which is enriched with proteins, collagen and a plumping formula will help to provide added volume and 70% curlier lashes and that it will provide you with a guaranteed 12 hours hold.
Now firstly Rimmel promising to create an amazing full set of well defined, voluminous, curled lashes ..come on Rimmel we all know that the models used in the TV advertisments with those stunning lashes are wearing lash enhancement inserts so there is no chance in hell that any of us consumers are going to end up with a set of amazing full, defined,voluminous lashes with an amazing curve like we see on the models on the TV.
And as for Rimmel guaranteeing to have created a mascara that provide 12 hours of hold, to be truthful I really was not holding out for that one.
The mascara itself comes in a striking metalic purple mascara tube which I will say is extremely eye catching as its what attracted me to it in the first place, it has no added packaging its just the tube which I like as I really don't see the point of some of the packaging you get with some mascaras, I see it as a total waste.
Its a nicely designed tube thats curvasious which makes it tie in with the mascara want inside. the shape of the tube also makes it comfortable to hold in the hand whilst your applying it.
I would like to say that Rimmels choice in a bold purple colour really makes a nice change from the normal black mascara tubes that everyone else seems to use and it really does make it so much easier to find when im rumaging through the depths of my make up bag trying to find my mascara.
Application of the product is simple all you need to do is hold the brush to the eyes and stroke your lashes from root to tip as you normally would apply mascara repeating application until you've achieved the desired look.
The unique brush design did take a little getting use to but it was better than some out there that I have experienced, it seperated my lashes nicely and moves through my lashes effortlessly,coating them nice and evenly with mascara.
Now I wasnt expecting miracles with this mascara, especially any which resembled the models in the advertisments, too many times have I found a product promises yet fails to deliver but I will admitt that I was happily supprised with the results achieved by using the Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara.
I personally dont have very long evelashes so do rely on mascara to help emphsise and define them.
Brushing from root to tip I automatically noticed a dramatic difference in the length of the lashes as well as thickness and added volume being given. The mascara had seperated the lashes nicely and coated them evenly with mascara. I experienced no issues of my lashes clumping or sticking together which you can experience with some but unfortunately I was not noticing any dramatic curl in the lash being created, especially a 70% one.
I was a little disappointed but next time I decided that I would use my eye lash curlers first before applying the mascara and see if that made any dramatic improvement in the curl and Im glad to say that it really helped, with the aid of the eye lash curlers I had managed to create longer lashes with added thickness and volume and now with a really dramatic curl. I really did have a lovely set of well defined sexy lashes but I only think this is due to the use of the eye lash curlers before hand, I do not believe the mascara can achieve this alone.
The mascara also failed to live up to expectations of providing a guaranteed 12 hours hold and to be honest I never expected it to, even with the aid from the eye lash curlers I found that within 6 hours the lashes were losing their volume and curl and were looking flat.
Now this isnt the waterproof version of the mascara, that one comes in a striking metalic blue tube but there have been a few ocassions where I have got caught out by the rain and I am pleased to say that my fears of resembling a panda were gone, no panda eyes.
Removing the mascara is simple, you can either use a facial wipe or facial cleanser. It removes relatively easy although Ive found that it can sometimes get caught up between the lashes of my upper lash line so takes a little rubbing to completely remove it.
All in all I do really like this mascara, its not the best but it does provide results.
You can find Rimmel Sexy Curve Mascara anywhere that sells Rimmel products like Boots, Superdrug, Tesco, Asda.
It retails at £7.99p for an 8ml tube
Summary: Doesn't do what it claims on the bottle