Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Rimmel Lash Maxxx Mascara

Several weeks ago I suffered my second eye infection in one year. It was time to face the music. buying expensive mascara while Darthypie continued in daycare among the unwashed masses and pink eye carriers was no longer an option. As I sadly and ruefully tossed my $27.50 Shu Uemura mascara into the trash I vowed to try new, less expensive, brands once my infection cleared up.
Enter Stage Left Rimmel Lash Maxxx mascara. I guess it must be extra special because of the extra X' on the label...right?

Rimmel Lash Maxxx mascara claims to do the following:
* Dramatic 3x Lash Multiplying Effect
* Micro-fine bristles capture and maximize every lash
* Zero Clump Applicator
* Ophthalmologically tested
* Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
Let's break it down shall we?

SPOILER ALERT! My lashes were NOT multiplied by 3X. They were more defined and seems to be a tad longer than usual but in no way did a see an increase in my lashes by 3X. Sorry. But I knew this wasn't going to happen anyway. Notice how they don't say HOW your lashes are multiplied. Is it Length or Volume? Either way, I did not find Rimmel Lash Maxxx volumizing at all.

No Mascara (duh) My lashes are fairly light so the change to mascara seems more dramatic than it really is.
With Rimmel Lash Maxxx mascara. Longer lashes, not 3X longer but longer none the less.

Microfine Bristles capture every lash. Well as you can see with pictures of the brush with and without mascara the bristles are very fine. It's basically a glorified comb...which I found I liked very much. It easily went through my lashes. it covered every lash and defined my lashes very very well. WIN!

Zero Clump Applicator. Well to tell the truth. I never really have a problem with mascaras clumping on I guess this one is like the others. I do find I don't need to use my lash comb when using this mascara alone on my eyes. WIN

Ophthalmologically tested and Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers: Well my Ophthalmologist does not like me wearing ANY eye makeup so he wasn't the tester, but I can safely say that since I do wear contacts that this mascara did not irritate my eyes at all.

As for performance? The mascara held a curl relatively well. Not as well as my beloved Shu Uemura, but well enough. The mascara does not flake on me and did not smudge. The comb like applicator made it incredibly easy to apply and NOT get mascara on my eyelids which is a big WIN for me. All in all I'm very pleased with this mascara! Not bad for the first one I try huh? Plus at the low price of $7.50 And being that it is a drugstore brand I might be able to get a BOGO or coupon I'm thinking this is a winner in my book.

I am not going to say if you NEED this or not, as I really believe that a good mascara is so subjective. What may work for me may not work for you. Our lashes are all so different...and that's why there are so many different brands and types of mascara out there.


  1. =S this really should have been marketed as a separating mascara!

  2. You know, I've had relatively good luck with Rimmel mascaras! Quite surprised.

  3. Hmm I've always wanted to try Rimmel mascaras, since I've heard they're not bad! Thanks for this review! It looks nice on you :) Love the definition and length (or do you already have long lashes?)

  4. I have only one Rimmel mascara, don't remember the name, but I don't think I'll be buying this one. I hate these new brushes which look weirder and weirder. :/

  5. I think that mascara is really great on you. I love that defined look.

  6. I am not a fan of Rimmel. Thanks for the review but I will stick with my Dior, Chanel, Clarins, YSL. I thought I'd mention them so you know exactly what you are missing out on as a reference for the future :-Þ

  7. Thanks for the review! The brush looks very nice but I need waterproof to hold the curl... LashStiletto wp is still my favorite :D

  8. I think I tried this one but didn't like it very well. I think the brush itself is what didn't work for me.

  9. Rimmel does have a great mascara called Volume Flash The really volumizes and adds length. I love it! Sorry this one didn't work out!

  10. I really like their Sexy Curves Mascara, and the Glamorous Lash Flirt (or something like that)

  11. i have had no luck with rimmel mascaras. for drugstore, i try to stick to maybelline mascaras. i've found they work the best for my weak lashes.


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