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28.11.11

Review : Rimmel Volume Flash, Scandal Eyes Mascara.

I was in my local Boots about 3 weeks ago when i saw that this mascara was down from 9€ to 5€ and not one to pass up a bargain I bought it. My previous Rimmel Mascara was practically finished so I thought 'may as well as its only a fiver'.


Rimmel promote this product as :
 "Rimmel Volume Flash Scandal Eyes Mascare - who thought a big brush could volumize and define like this? Scandalous Brush: So big yet so precise, Rimmel's MaxDensity™ brush reveals lashes you never thought you had. 30% wider and denser, with more bristles to capture and coat even the smallest lashes. Combs through clumps for perfect definition.
Yes the brush is quite big but i found this awkward when applying to my lashes. The wand isn't long enough to support it and I ended up rubbing some of the mascara from it onto the side of my face when trying to reach my smaller lashes, which isn't great when you're trying to get ready for a night out.


I also found it very clumpy to apply regardless of Rimmel saying "Combs through clumps for perfect definition". Once or twice a big lump of mascara came out of the tube along with the wand and only for quick movement on my behalf would have ended up all over my floor.


I liked how black it came out on my lashes but this was after applying it a few times. I think this won't be the mascara for you if you're constantly in a hurry but if you have a minute or 4 to spare to achieve the 'defined' and 'volumised' lashes it claims to create then by all means run out and purchase this. But it's not something i'll repurchase. 10/10 for the outer packaging. I'm a sucker for anything orange. But 4/10 for over all product. Majorly disappointed as i'm a huge fan of Rimmel Mascara's.
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9 comments:

Julia said...

thank you for the lovely comment! i'm glad i read this review as I'm going shopping for makeup tomorrow so I'll avoid this ahah x

Char said...

I really wanted to try this one out but I'm not so sure. A few bad reviews for it. shame because I love Rimmel products too! X

Celia said...

Ahh it's a shame you didn't love it, I think it looks pretty good on you :) x

Jess said...

thank you for your comments guys x

Orla Lorenza said...

your lashes are amazing before the mascara! xx

BABYFACE said...

I've heard a few bad reviews on this mascara! But your lashes look so long and curled before the mascara, you lucky thing! :) xo

Ciara said...

Great review Jess, I'm always confused when buying Rimmel mascaras as everything sounds almost the same except with different packaging! Haha x

Jess said...

thanks you guys x

xbeautybee said...

Hey! Firstly nice blog :)

And I had the same thoughts walking in to boots! The mascara was on offer and I thought it was a good time to try it! I do find it a bit clumpy but it's great to build up the lashes for a fuller night time look :)

I also thought that it might be good to run through a lash separating mascara beforehand? Just a thought! nice blog and I'm now following! Do check out my blog, hope you like!

Lucy x

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