Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Member Name: steve4oo
Rimmel The Max Volume Flash Mascara
I often look out for bargains when it comes to make up as I like to use good products that look nice without spending a fortune. Being a student, you can imagine I don't have money to waste so I tend to stick to products when I find ones that I like, however despite not really being able to afford it, I enjoy trying out different products to see what works for me.
Its interesting to read other reviews as I must say I have had a similar experience to most. With a fairly pale complexion I rely on dark eye make up to give me some colour (as well as foundation and blusher, of course) and detract from the colour of my skin and this product was able to do that in a sense, as I purchased the black colour which worked well for me. As far as aesthetics are concerned this product is great - its eye catching and will look great on anyones dressing table with its hot pink bottle displaying the products name and claims on the side.
I have used other Rimmel mascaras in the past and to be honest have had mixed experiences. Some I try are really good, while others are a total let down for me, who knows! I like the brand on the whole though, so when a new product comes out I tend to be the first to try it and this was no exception. I popped into Boots and picked it up for around £6, although please note that it is also stocked in Superdrug amongst other chemists and supermarkets who stock Rimmel. eBay may also be worth a look if you're wanting to pay a little less. So, you can see the price isn't disasterous which is a good start.
The brush on this product impressed me as it is quite large and fairly thick which initially gave me the impression that it would live up to its claims of giving maximum volume to lashes in a 'flash'. It seemed to collect a good amount of product on each pump into the bottle - also good. When applying, like most mascaras it needs a good few strokes for it to take proper effect but when it does, it really does give volume and large looking lashes, impressive. I also found that it stayed put throughout the day which is great for me, particularly as some other Rimmel products I've used tend to smudge like mad underneath my eyes, so I was glad this didn't.
However, the only bad thing I can say is that when the product dries, it seemed a bit flakey to me. It made my lashes appear dried out and they looked unhealthy which I didn't like as to me it was really noticable. Also I found the bottle dried out really quickly towards the bottom so it didn't last that long.
Overall I would recommend this product for those trying to create those larger than life lashes but the long lasting effect isn't good as you end up with flakey looking lashes.
Summary: Not bad...