Mascara Monday (The 100th): Rimmel Lash Accelerator mascara

Some little girls want to be ballerinas when they grow up. Others CEO’s, veterinarians, award winner authors, scientists and fashion designers. And some…mascara reviewers. Granted I wasn’t a 7-year old desiring to review 100 mascaras but alas, here I am. Debuting Clumps of Mascara’s 100th mascara review.

I’ll save my Oprah-like speech for the week-long celebration (with giveaways galore). In the meantime…check this kid out:

Rimmel Lash Accelerator mascara

Price: 5 out of 5
Packaging (brush wand): 5 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5

What It Claims: It’s a lengthening mascara that promises to give insane results at initial application and over time.

The Truth: I absolutely LOVE it!!!

What I Loved About It: Okay, don’t laugh at me. You probably will but when the light hits the lettering of this mascara tube…

OMG, rainbow colors! Yep, the little things amuse me.

What I Didn’t Like: As it dries it tends to flake a bit. Less coats is more in this case. Is it so bad that it makes it difficult to wear? Nope. But eye rubbers beware…

Overall: It’s been a while since a lengthening mascara has impressed me. A lot of them either fall short because the formula just not up to par or the wands make for difficult application. Rimmel’s Lash Accelerator mascara is not the case. It really delivers in terms of giving instant length with a good 2 coats or more. Lash Accelerator (like a lot of mascaras hitting the market these days) promises to make your lashes appear up to 117% longer in 30 days. Crazy claim indeed and it’s one that I can’t test simply because I am unable to review a mascara for a full 30 days.

But my theory is this: if a mascara works well, chances are you will continue to use it for 30+ days. While I did experience a bit of flaking, it didn’t cause so much of a problem that I couldn’t use it regularly. The formula is nice and light but has enough hold to last throughout the day. I didn’t experience any clumps so it’s safe to say that this can be considered a build-able mascara.

I can’t WAIT for the waterproof version. This kid doesn’t hold up too well around water. Not that I intend on dumping my head in a bucket of water for any random reason but if I ever felt the urge to, I’d be in trouble because Lash Accelerator may smudge on me.

The wand is pretty groovy too. It makes for great separation.

Actually, the entire wand is just a pleasure to work with. It pulls out with ease without clumps of mascara all over it. This, is huge, in my book. Lately we’ve been seeing so many mascaras missing the mark on something so easy. Kudos to Rimmel!

Watch this…

Bare Lashes
(did not curl lashes)

Lashes with 2 coats

Would I recommend it?: Absolutely! Especially if you’re looking for longer lashes overtime. It’s a great every day mascara and if I wasn’t so maniac mascara reviewer, I’d continue to use it. The only thing that could make this mascara better is it being waterproof.

Have you tried this mascara yet?

Your favorite mascara reviewer,

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  • whoo! Congrats mama!

    This mascara looks great on your lashes. I’ll wait till I run out though, I’ve been trying to get myself under control!

    • Brittany

      Girl, you and me both. We should do a “Mission No Buy” for the month of November!!

  • Desaree’

    I love Rimmel mascara and I am a proud investor of several Rimmel mascaras. Can’t wait to cop this one!

    Eyelashes lookin great there Brit…now lets tweak those brows.

    • Brittany

      Heyyyyy, my brows simply can’t be tweaked. They are crazy, out of control, bushy and messy. And I love them.

      • SamanthaBAW

        Its all good girl, do what you think looks good on YOU. Besides, the full brow look is in right now.

  • 5’s across the board? what a feat! i feel like uve done this but do u have a post where you link all the mascaras/products u’ve given a perfect score?

  • This review is right on time. I’m about three days away from need new mascara and I was looking for something new to try.

    Congrats on reaching the 100th milestone! I look forward to many more to come!

  • MsFarrah


    Your lashes look great with this Rimmel, I may have to go cop this during the week!!

    But uhm yeah, I agree lets go on a MISSION NO BUY for the month of November, cause girl I hit my head in Sephora on Saturday…my poor hubbie was just shaking his head!! LOL

  • The 100th mascara review… I’m only like… 1/10ths from getting there! Congrats!

    I haven’t been impressed with Rimmel mascaras but the packaging is always nice to look at :)

  • Icy

    Congrats on the 100th mascara review!

    You must have read my mind. I saw the ad for this mascara and was hesitant on its claims. Thank you for making my day ^^ Can’t wait to try it out.

    • Brittany

      Thank youuuu!

  • Lavendar

    Great review! I just saw this mascara in a magazine and was wondering when you might review it. That’s got to be a sign that I must pick it up this week. LOL

    • Brittany

      Yes my darling Lavendar, I think you’ll love this one!

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  • dr3amgodd3sS

    omg thanks for doing this review! i remember i posted on your YT wall asking if you could review this, and you did. u are so amazing and sweet! i bought the mascara…and i’m so in love with’s my go to! i’ve only had it for say, a week now..and I do notice my lashes being stronger…i’ve experienced less fall out than usual. my lashes curl..without mascara, which is amazing because my lashes are straight and never curled without mascara.

    as for making them longer..not sure about that. too soon to tell but i do feel that my lashes are more conditioned than before! =)

    • Brittany

      Woo hooo, so glad you like it!

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  • SamanthaB

    Thanks for this review and the one you did about Revlon Grow Luscious. I could not decide which one I should try (I need one that has the growth thing in it because half of my eyelashes have fallen out on my left eye).

  • Rachel

    does this mascara hold good curl? i curl my eyelashes and i hav been lookin for a new mascara because the one i am usin (loreal telescopic clean defintion) isnt holdin curl anymore and i dont know why. its my favorite mascara :( anyway if u could recommend any mascara that holds curl and doesnt clump then please respond! thank you 😀

    • Brittany

      I think you’ll love Lash Accelerator. :)

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  • Zee

    I just had to come and read your thoughts on this one, my fave mascara of the moment. It really does seem to lengthen your lashes over time. After about two weeks I was convinced that my little stubbie wubbies were actually growing. Seriously. This stuff is great, period. Thanks for this! And yay that my fave has your seal of approval too. LOL

    • Brittany


  • I’m not so sure about this one…I picked it up because I have the shortest, stubbiest lashes known to man. It does seem to help with the length, but it does nothing volume or curl-wise (I know it doesn’t claim to, but I kind of need a mascara that wears all three hats). The worst part is that my wand comes out of the tube COVERED in clumps. Like, I’ve never needed to use a lash comb before this and I need to with this one because it’s so clumpy. :(

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  • Nicole

    I love love LOVE this mascara. I’ve been using it since it came out. People think I had lash extensions applied because this mascara does such a great job on my fine, thin lashes. I’m still waiting on the waterproof version but for now, this is my mascara.