Hi Guys, hope you are all doing well!
Today I’m going to be reviewing the Rimmel London Volume colourist Mascara as I’ve had it for almost 4 months now, and after branching out from my regular high named brand to a drug store type of mascara I thought I would share my experience
I’m going to start off by saying 9/10 of my previous mascaras have been drug store brands, and it wasn’t only until a year ago on a trip to Paris that I decided to splurge and get the Benefit roller lash mascara which I also did a review on, so if you’d like to check that out please just click here. But in short, it became my favourite mascara I’ve ever used
So I was running out of my Benefit mascara and I was unsure whether I wanted to splurge again to repurchase it, even though I knew it was the best I’d ever used and that I wouldn’t regret it after paying the hefty £30. So when I needed to buy new foundation, Boots were doing an introductory price for the Volume colourist mascara for only £5.99 down from £8.99 so I decided to try it
The packaging is fine, the black and purple like ombre is cute, it’s a little chunky and wide so it does take up a lot of space in your make up bag, especially if you’re carrying it about in quite a small bag, however the brush applicator inside is pretty thick and big so it’s understandable
I’m very used to having a very thin and precise curved brush that can get every tiny eyelash- which is perfect for me as my eyelashes are very short and blonde, as well as having hardly any bottom eyelashes, so to go from that to a very thick and straight bulky brush was a challenge and overall just a pain
Applying it is tricky for me, trying to get the corner lashes results in mascara all over the corner of my eye and my eyelid, and we all know how difficult it is to remove without smudging the entire thing even more. It clumped my eyelashes together making it appear that I had even less. Usually I would have to apply the mascara for the product and then grab my roller lash applicator and try to thin out and separate the eyelashes and even out the product so they weren’t so clumped and thick
It also says it is supposed to help tint and darken your eyelashes over time, however it’s really easy to notice whether my eyelashes have gotten darker since they are very blonde and light, and it hasn’t darkened them or made them any sort of black shade
The only one positive is that the colour is very dark, very black. And it did give my eyelashes a nice dark tone, however it did not lengthen nor volumise my eyelashes which is its purpose, rather it just stuck them altogether and made them look literally thicker but in a bad way
Overall I think if you have lovely curved and long eyelashes already then this mascara will accentuate them and boost them just that little bit more, the longer the lashes the easier it will be to use such a thick brush. However if you have shorter or lighter or less eyelashes like myself then this isn’t for you, stick with a thinner applicator that will really lengthen each eyelash individually and really get into the tricky corners
Remember these opinions are my own and each one of your are valid in your own opinions; what may not work for me may work for you!
I hope this has enlightened any of you who were planning on trying it out or maybe wanting to know a little more about the product
Bye for Now! x