Mascara Monday: Rimmel The Max Volume Flash mascara

| November 9, 2009 | 12 Comments

Rimmel’s The Max Volume Flash is the winner of the “What mascara should I review next?” poll. A good 362 of y’all voted and 125 folx (about 34%) said they wanted to see what Rimmel’s newest had to offer in all of its hot pink goodness.

Your wish is my command!

Peep the review…

Rimmel “The Max” Volume Flash


Price: 5 out of 5 (around $5.00 at Walgreens )

Packaging (Brush Wand): 4 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5

What it claims: ….from the packaging.



The truth:
The wand almost scared me but the truth is…it didn’t! It breezed right through my lashes.

What I loved about it: It gave me some good length AND volume.

What I didn’t like: Hmm…what’s not like to like?

Overall: I have reviewed and been impressed with other Rimmel mascaras. Rimmel ‘Glam Eyes Lash Flirt received a 5. Have you seen the wand on that thing? Amazing! Then there’s Sexy Curves and the regular ‘Glam Eyes. All of which have high ratings. So needless to say, I am a fan of Rimmel’s mascaras. Let’s talk about what I love most about them…

Their wands!

The Max Volume Flash has a pretty large wand that can be intimidating at first glance. See…


But it has characteristics that puts other large wands to shame. The bristles are stiff enough to glide through your lashes. And although the photos don’t show it, the bristles somewhat flatten out toward the end. Maybe this photo will give you a better idea of what I’m talking about.


See it now? I love this little detail! If you have smaller lashes/lids and have issues with larger wands, The Max Volume Flash allows for you to press up against your lashes comfortably. The only issue with that is you may end up with mascara on your lid. But the volume you get is worth it. In the video I talk about how to can make for easy clean up when that happens.

I did experience clumps with added coats but when I stuck with a good two coats….I was fine. The lengthening factor is pretty dope too which was a nice little surprise since this is supposed to be a volumizing mascara.

No smudging or flaking but then again that has never been an issue for Rimmel mascaras. What can I say? They are simply one of the best drugstore mascaras I have ever used.


Lashes without mascara
(did NOT curl lashes)



Lashes with 2 coats of mascara

Would I recommend it?: Oh yeah….cheap AND it works? Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about.

Have you tried Rimmel’s newest yet? What do you think?

A crazed mascara reviewer,

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Oh, cool.

    So how do the various Rimmel mascaras compare to each other?

  2. Askmewhats says:

    the after effect looks great, thanks for sharing, sadly no Rimmel down here :)

  3. Lora says:

    You're so lucky, B. Rimmel mascaras don't work for most people (I've checked makeupalley), myself included. I bought Glam Eyes and Glam Eyes Lash Flirt after reading your reviews awhile back on BOGO. They did nothing at all except for uncurl my lashes (there was actually a LITTLEEEE length, but they were volume mascaras). :[ But I agree, the wands are pretty good. However, this review is tempting me to test it out, especially with the hot pink tube! I may be wrong, but Rimmel might be BOGO at Walgreens this week (too lazy to doublecheck). If it is, I think I'll have to try this one out. ;)

  4. Connie De Alwis says:

    this mascara looks great on your lashes! love the volume without the clump :D I'm definitely intriguied

  5. Mama Jen says:

    oh dear another one to put on my list! lol

    looks great on your lashes!

  6. gio says:

    This mascara sounds interesting. It looks amazing on your lashes!

  7. Natasha says:

    I bought this last weekend and have falled in love! Thing is, I only bought one and now I am having trouble finding another tube! As soon as I find some, I'll be stocking up!!!

  8. Gin says:

    Wow! That looks great!

  9. GS says:

    I would buy it even if it weren´t that good, hello?! pink tube!!

  10. [a} says:

    I clicked on the closeup of your mascara-ed eye, and it looks great, no flaking, no dryness, no clumping.

    But I totally agree with GS, the pink tube's got me.
    I bought Lash Blast LUXE for the same reason. It ended up being hugely eye-irritating though!

  11. Meagan B says:

    have you tried Maybelene colossal lash mascara?? i love it brittany! u wanna talk about a wand??

  12. NaturallyAlise says:

    I have been pretty impressed lately with Rimmell Cosmetics, I have yet to try a mascara, but I love their polishes and shadows… and I am so not mad at that pink tube!

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