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~Rimmel super lash Mascara~
Last week i went up north for a surprise birthday party, and was staying over night at my sister in laws house, we arrived during the day, and i unpacked and realized that i had stupidly forgot my Mascara- I had left it on the bathroom side. With a couple of hours before the party was due to start i got my partner to rush me to the local supermarket as everywhere had closed, and they had a choice of either their own make or this Rimmel Mascara,In a rush i grabbed the Rimmel one and hoped for the best.
Back at my sister in laws house i started getting ready and when it came to make-up i pulled out my new mascara, it looked promising from the outside, but there again all mascaras do, so was it any good or was it a waste of money???
The mascara comes in a jet black rounded pot about 4-5 inches long,and has silver writing, at the top the boasts the make-Rimmel, and down the side it tells you what type of mascara it is- Extra super lash,lash building. It gives you how much mascara you get which is 8ml, and then tells you the colour- black black. It has a screw top where the brush is built in, to keep it fresh.
Un-screwing the top, and opening it up, the first thing i noticed was how flimsy the brush head looked, the bristles didn't look very firm and secure and i had my doubts in using it, but with no other option i starting applying. I have quite short and pale eyelashes being blonde, and it took about 3-4 coats to actually see a difference, the mascara kept clumping to my lashes, leaving big blobs. After about 5 minutes of trying i gave up, and somehow managed to make my lashes look decent enough.
Ok so the mascara cost £4.99, and although i wasn't expecting miracles i at least thought being a brand name that it would do a kind of good job, on the front it claims that it is a lash building mascara, but believe me it did nothing of the sort. I was very disappointed with this product, and it's now chucked in the back of my draw for emergencies.
During the night i had to re-apply it about 2-3 times just to hold the look i first achieved. At the end of the night when taking it off, it proved to be quite a tricky task, after endless atempts to remove it with wipes, eye make remover, and a lot of elbow grease it finally came off, so i think the only good thing that can be said about this mascara it that it does stay on.
Whilst being on a budget when it comes to make-up, i have brought cheaper mascara's than this in the past, with them not being brand names and they work so much more better. I usually love Rimmel products, but this time they have failed me. With so many mascaras on the market it's just a case of trying different ones until you find the right one for you.
I've been trying to find the perfect mascara for some time now and just can't seem to find a brand or a particular mascara that I completely like. I can't even bring myself to work out how much I've spent on mascara or why indeed there are three different tubes rolling around my make up bag and I still feel the need to buy another one this weekend!
When I was at University I used to opt for the cheapest mascara going and I think that's how Rimmel's Extra Super Lash mascara found its way into my shopping basket while at Boots. It's priced at £4.29 for an average sized tube containing 8ml which does seem to be fairly standard with all mascaras regardless of the brand.
As most of the females out there will know Rimmel is very much a high street brand and one that is certainly priced at the lower end of the market. To give you a taste foundationsare priced at around £5 - £7 and lip sticks at around £4 - £5. It's available in Boots and Superdrug as well as some smaller chemists and some supermarkets as well.
The mascara comes in a fairly simple looking black tube with writing on the side documenting the product's name and various other information. The lid is a simple screw on lid which also contains an applicator brush on the bottom half of it as most mascaras do tend to do. The product itself comes in black, brown and electric blue - as I've only had the black my review is somewhat limited to that. There's no particular smell to the product except for the usual slightly clinical and hygienic abrasive smell you often get with mascaras. The product itself certainly appears very black on the brush and only very slightly clumpy.
To apply the product it recommends using unlimited coats of mascara to build the actual volume of lashes and to apply from the bottom of the lash to the very top. It's really simple to apply, although I find it impossible to do with my mouth closed, and it does glide on really easily leaving minimal clumps in the lashes. To remove the product you will need to use an eye make up remover, I did try initially just with my usual face wash and water but this left me with panda eyes which really weren't attractive!
The overall effect was a little disappointing as I was expecting quite a large amount of volume after applying multiple coats of the mascara. Unfortunately I found that once I'd applied about three coats the mascara did start to clog and clump somewhat on my lashes and so I could only apply a maximum of three coats.
The black colour was very dark indeed and did make my lashes stand out quite a bit so that was a positive of the mascara. However I found during the day that I was constantly finding black smudges under my eyes every time I looked in the mirror even when I hadn't rubbed them. From this I'd have to say that the mascara doesn't really have longevity and it will run off and smudge during the day.
On the upside the colour was still evident by the time I got home from work in the evening, so if you don't mind a little bit of smudging you will find that the dark colour effect will remain on your lashes for quite a long period of time. I didn't get any irritation or anything like that from using this mascara either.
All in all I probably wouldn't buy this mascara again; although it is very cheap and does apply very easily the fact that it clogs after only three coats and that it smudges frequently throughout the day is a big no no in my opinion. I'm only giving it two out of five stars as I really wouldn't recommend a mascara that does run unless you're fond of the panda look!
Thanks for reading.
I purchased the Rimmel Superlash mascara a year ago in boots and I have been using it ever since. Although when you first look at the wand it looks clumpy and difficult to apply, it is in fact a fantastic mascara with amazing results. It lenghthens and adds volume looking amazing when curled. I find the black colour looks stunning against olive skin and I would recommend it to all my friends.
RRP: £3.99 (Superdrug and Boots)
Available in Black and Brown
I like my eye lashes to be noticed. I started wearing mascara when I was about 15 and Rimmel extra super lash was the first one I ever tried. Since then I have a tried numerous others but I keep going back to this one.
The thing that first made me buy this mascara was the price. Being only 15 I didn't have much spare cash so around £3.49 was perfect for me. I think it was around £3.49 when I first bought it. It's normally £3.99 and you can get it almost anywhere but I tend to go to boots. At the moment boots have it on offer for £2.99 so this really is a great buy!
The mascara is about 4.5 inches long, about average for a mascara. It has big white writing on it saying Extra Super Lash. Like all macara you need to unscrew the lid to release the brush. It isn't any fancy shape like some of the newer mascaras on the market today, it doesn't have a brush either end, just a nice simple mascara that 'does exactly what it says on the tin'.
I like to get the 101 Black Black. I have fair skin and red hair but for some strange reason I have dark eyes, dark eyelashes and dark eyebrows. Keep my eyelashes looking intense and really black is important to me so this mascara is ideal. I have been blessed with quite long eyelashes anyway but I always get comments when I wear this mascara. This is available in a couple of different colours. Black Black, Brown and Brown Black I think. I found this out when I accidentally bought brown instead of black black!
*TIP* Don't just look at the shelf label and pick up a bottle assuming its in the correct section!
APPLICATION/EASE OF USE
This mascara is so easy to apply, it cuts loads of time off my routine. I know I don't need to allow lots of time putting on my mascara.
On the packaging it states that it 'Builds a natural to dramatic look'. This is true. You can apply as little or as much as you like depending on how you want your eyes to look. Each stroke you make over your eye lashes applies a little more each time. I find that when applying this mascara, when you have taken the brush out of the bottle, it is best to wipe off any excess on the side of the opening of the bottle. This makes it much easier to build up the layers, rather than putting loads on your lashes and having to try and sort them out after.
It claims to seaprate the lashes, and it does exactly this. When using a mascara it is important to use one that doesn't clump your lashes together. I have found some mascaras to make my eyelashes stick toether but this mascara feels smooth on your lashes.
Due to this mascara allowing you to add layers you can use it on your lower lashes, without making you look like you have spiders on your eyes.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
At the end of the day I don't have the exact same look as when I started but it is clearly still on and it hasn't smudged around my eyes.
HOW LONG DOES THE BOTTLE LAST?
It depends on how much you put on each time, and what effect you want to have. As i said before I like my eyes to look intense so I put a few layers on each time, and it normallY lasts me a month to a month and a half.
I use ordinary Johnsons make up wipes and I find this mascara is removed with ease. One wipe does both eyes no problem at all.
It is not waterproof. Suitable for sensitive eyes.
When i first bought Rimmel super-lash in superdrug, i thought it was a bargain at £3.99 and thought it would be worth a try as pervious rimmel products i had purchased were very good.When i first opened the tube and pulled out the wand, i thought "damn", the wand was all cloggy and when i tried to apply it, it felt like i was rubbing sandpaper on my eyelashes.It sat in the bottom of my make-up for about a month, when i ran out of my normal mascara. I didnt have to go buy another one so i just used The Superlash. And to my surprise it felt like a whole new mascara! It lengthened my eyelashes, and when curled, looked great. I picked the brown shade as i am very paled skinned. One coat looks good for everyday wear, and 2 coats and curled with eyelash curler looks great for nights out.It has lasted me at least three months, and i now think it was great value for money.It also lasts the whole day.
At the weekend I ran out of mascara. No time to go to Boots to buy the No 7 range (which I normally buy now) so I nipped round to Asda to see what I could get. I decided to give Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara a whirl. It says on the tube: · Gives extra definition and super separation of lashes · Builds with intense colour · Lasts all day · Suitable for sensitive eyes · Opthalmologically tested · 0.27 floz 8ml · Costs around 3.49. It comes in the usual range of colours brown, black, black black, brown black. I bought the black black. On getting the product home the first thing I noticed is that the wand brush had quite a nice thickness to it, although the mascara did look a little cloggy. I wiped the brush with a tissue and applied. The mascara went on easily and quite smoothly. I was expecting them to clog slightly when I had first seen the mascara on the wand, but there was no clogging. It did not sting my eyes when applied. The mascara did not make a huge amount of difference the length, but it did give separation of lashes and volume to the lash. It also appeared to lift them up slightly without the need for curling. The black black is extremely black though. After a couple of hours the mascara was still in place ? no smudging or panda eyes. This was in a smoky room (the pub) and I had lightly rubbed my eyes a couple of times. It lasted throughout the night and when I went home and took it off it was easily removable with soap and water and/or baby lotion. On one occasion over the weekend I went to bed without removing it. I woke up in the morning and the mascara was still in place, although by now it had become slightly flaky (just a tip for those of you who forget to remove your make-up like I generally do!!) The packaging isn't the best - browny black tube with white writing, but what do you expect for the price. On
e tip is to wipe the wand before every application as it can go on quite thick if you forget. I would say that Rimmel mascara is a good, cheap alternative to other mascaras on the market. It is probably not quite as good as some of the other brands, but if money is a bit tight then it is definitely worth a try. Thanks for reading.
Rimmel's super lash mascara is the most recognised and the most USELESS mascara I have ever bought. For all you girls and boys out there that like mascara to stay put i.e. NO smudges ANYWHERE, then this product is NOT for you. Not only does it smudge with literally the blink of an eye-lid (and there was no sarcasm there girls and boys) it also likes to be very runny, have the wrong shape brush, and make it self heard as well as seen when you swear at it repeatedly. The product does not seem to be affected by rain however, yet when its already all over your face from the affects of a normal day, it makes no difference does it?... Luckily, mine was on promotion and I got it free when spending over a certain amount. I think of myself as lucky and must warn you that whether it is on promotion or NOT it really is no bargain. Mascara isn't known to bring on stress, but trust me, I have the product and it does... for all those peace and relaxation loving people, ignore its exsistance!.. IF YOU DON'T ACKNOWLEDGE THIS NOW, YOU'LL WISH YOU HAD FAIRLY SOON!