Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Rimmel Volume Flash Mascara
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Rimmel Volume Flash Mascara
Date: 16/09/11, updated on 16/09/11 (26 review reads)
Advantages: easy to apply, looks fantastic, cheap to buy, comes off easily, stays put
I recently decided that I wanted to save up for a holiday, and as part of my money saving scheme, I have decided to switch to cheaper make up brands, as I usually use Benefit make up and this is quite expensive. I popped into Boots on the high street on a recent shopping trip to find a cheaper Mascara but I wanted one that would still work well, as I did still want good quality at a lower price.
I looked at the Rimmel section and came across their Volume Flash Mascara, which claims that it gives you 10 x the volume for your eyelashes. It was only £5.49 so I thought that it seemed like a good deal and if it wasn't brilliant, it wouldn't be a lot of money wasted. I bought the Extreme Black, as I like to have as dark lashes as possible.
The tube of mascara itself is black, with a red band and the writing on the tube is also in red. It is almost like a foil type of print. The tube contains 8ml of mascara, and the top of the tube has a slightly curved top to it. Just like most mascaras, you have to twist the top to open the tube and reveal the wand. The wand is attached to a long stick inside the top half of the tube.
The brush at the end of the wand is of a good size, and it is really easy to get most of my lashes in one swipe. I found just one dip into the mascara is enough to do both the top and bottom lashes on one eye, and my lashes get coated really well with this mascara.
You can instantly see a good difference in the lashes, they look thicker, much longer and very black straight away. I only need one coat to make the lashes look big and beautiful and I was really impressed with the way my eyelashes looked after using this. It does take a second or two longer to dry than I am used to, but this is no big deal.
I was a little bit worried that the mascara wouldn't have long lasting effects, but luckily it did and it actually lasted me all day! I never had any problems with it running, fading or just generally disappearing off my eyelashes, and they still looked as good at the end of the day as it did when I applied it. I also found that is was really easy to remove it too, with make up wipes and when washing my face. It just comes off nicely and there is no extras on my face when I wake up in the morning. No one likes panda eyes do they? Well maybe the Panda!!
All in all, I am actually really impressed with this mascara and it makes me wonder why I bothered spending so much money on more expensive brands of mascara when this one is just as good and much cheaper to buy.
I bought my tube of this macara in Boots, but you can also buy it in Superdrug and in some larger supermarkets that also sell make up. It may be different prices in some places though, so check around to find the best prices.
I am unsure as to how long this tube will last, but I am happy with the way it is so far and I can happily say that I will continue to buy this mascara in the future. It makes my eyelashes look fantastic and I can honestly not find a bad point about this mascara. I totally recommend it to everyone, and I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
*This review is also on Ciao under the user name of Hailee*
Summary: A great mascara from Rimmel