100th Mascara Giveaway Week: Rimmel Lash Accelerator

It’s a great time at Clumps of Mascara, y’all. With celebrating 3 years in June, expanding my readership and blogging from a new platform (WordPress, holla!), I’ve been super excited with what Clumps of Mascara represents. In addition to being a blog that features and supports others ladies, gives you silly (but informative) product reviews and attempts to let brown girls know how beautiful they are, we are also the largest mascara review archive on the net. Yeahhhh boi! :)

Last week made the 100th mascara review and you know what that means…

Giveaways, of course! Be sure to check the rules as some will only last for a few hours. Others are for Facebook or Twitter users only. And some are just for Clumps of Mascara subscribers.

Last week I reviewed Rimmel’s Lash Accelerator. Which I absolutely LOVED! I am still rockin’ it as we speak. 5 lucky Clumps of Mascara readers will get a chance to snag this mascara. Hit the jump to get the deets on how to win.

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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

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Mascara Monday: YSL Mascara Singulier Exaggerated Lashes

Clumps readers are pretty funny. Some of them are annoyed to bits when I review pricey mascaras. The fact is, to be an adequate resource for mascara lovers, I think I HAVE to review all kinds of mascaras. While some of us don’t want to spend over $7 on a tube, there are other ladies, that would rather use luxury brands. And I think that’s perfectly fine! As Mama Clumps, “Do what yo can afford.” Yves Saint Laurent is one brand that I WISH I could dive into more. y wallet simply won’t allow me. But after reviewing YSL’s Volume Effet Faux Cils, I was hooked. Can Singulier Exaggerated Lashes do the same thing?

YSL Mascara Singulier Exaggerated Lashes

Mascara Monday: MAC Haute & Naughty Lash

You know what?  MAC Cosmetics gets an enormous fist from me. This mascara was listed on their website for months before it was released in store. No bueno for a mascara fiend like myself. Of course I could have ordered it online but who wants to wait THAT long? Well here we are, darlings….was this mascara worth the wait?
MAC Haute & Naughty Lash

Mascara Monday: Clinique High Lengths mascara

As we get closer to the 100th mascara, I’ve been trying to crank out the most requested mascaras. Clinique’s High Lengths has been on that list forever. Think it measures up?

Clinique High Lengths mascara
Price: 3 out of 5 ($14)
Packaging (Brush Wand): 5 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5

What it claims: 
Stretch limp, lifeless lashes to lengths beyond your wildest expectations. And wow – eyes look noticeably wider, fully energized. Our curved, fine-toothed comb finds the tiniest lashes and brings them out of hiding. Ophthalmologist tested and appropriate for sensitive eyes. (source)
The truth: That wand is the best!
What I loved about it: Check this out…

This wand is absolutely perfect for separating and lengthening. Loves it!
What I didn’t like: I would have liked a little more volume but I was so impressed with the wand that this little flaw didn’t really bug me.
Overall: We all know how much I LOVE mascaras with comb wands. From Maybelline Lash Stylist (RIP) to Rimmel Lash Maxxx, I just adore the separating power that the they provide. High Lengths is no different. If you have wonky go everywhere with no direction kind of lashes (ahem…me), this would be a great mascara for you. If for no other reason than to ‘train’ your lashes. I find that regularly using mascara wands with combs can really get those lashes to act right…with prolonged use, of course.

As far as the formula of the mascara, it’s good. Not good great but good okay. I wish I could have gotten a little more volume but it just wasn’t there. I did get a good amount of length though. But still…not as much as I expected. I think you’ll get more if you wiggle through the lashes and hold before applying each coat.

And as far as coats….2 should suffice with this kid. More will send you straight to Clumps City.

Lashes without mascara
(did not curl lashes)



Lashes with 1 Coat



Lashes with 2 Coats



Mascara from a distance



Some perks about this mascara? It is allergy tested, 100% fragrance free and doesn’t smudge. I mean, at all. Although it did great in the Florida humidity, I would love to see a waterproof version of this mascara. Or even a clear one. Oh the possibilities! 


Would I recommend it?: I do. If for no other reason than the wand’s awesomeness. I think it’ll suit ladies with wonky lashes that need a bit of length and volume just fine.
And lovers of Clinique High Lengths? 

A crazed mascara reviewer,




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Mascara Monday: Dior DiorShow Extase Mascara

Okay, I’ll be honest…I’ve never been an enormous fan of higher priced mascaras. Or higher priced cosmetics, for that matter. Sure I’ll spend my life savings on skin care products (I jest…kinda), but spending a ton of money on items that need to be thrown away, like mascaras, have never been my style.

Buuuut, I’d be a fool to not review them for y’all. And soooo, for my girls who love the super luxurious mascaras, this review is for you! 

Dior DiorShow Extase mascara

Price: 1 out of 5 ($28 from Sephora)
Packaging (Brush Wand): 3 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5

What it claims: 
DiorShow Extase provides built-in treatment benefits and high-impact lashes in a single stroke! The spherical-shaped Black Pearl Pigments create a 3D volume effect and the exclusive Metamorphosis Powders expand in size by up to 50% after application. Also, SR38 Patented Ceramid brings additional care, reconstructing damaged lashes and promoting stronger and fuller lashes. (source)
The truth: I’m not a diggin’ it. 
What I loved about it: The wand is pretty groovy. I wiped off all of the mascara to display it in all of its essence.

However even with those curvy grooves, it doesn’t enhance the mascara application in any way. It just looks cool. 

What I didn’t like: It was super thick and didn’t give me enough volume..
Overall: Okay, let’s face it…I’m just not a fan of Dior mascaras. I’ve reviewed 3 of them and not one has left me mega impressed. Not even DiorShow. The formula for this kid was just TOO thick. Granted, I know that it is a volume mascara but I found it go on way too thick–even with just one coat. I mean, just look how thick it looks coming straight out of the tube.

Very unpleasant. It is also pretty smudge-y. Meaning if you drop a tear, splash some water near your eyes or sweat a bit, the mascara is coming right off. More so than other non-waterproof mascaras. I’d deal with the all of the flaws if the mascara gave me enough volume. But it doesn’t. Not at all.

Lashes without mascara
(did not curl lashes)


Lashes with 1 Coat



Lashes with 2 Coats


Lashes with 3 Coats


Mascara from a distance



 While it performs well up close, it looks average from a distance. And for $28, I need more than average, son! And also tends to loose its lifting power after an hour or so. In fact, a friend of mine asked me if I was even wearing mascara on one of the days I wore Extase. Um…..#fail

I don’t know if it was me or the brush but man, I had such a hard time NOT getting it all over my lids.



Would I recommend it?: It isn’t the best for me but I could see this being a rockin’ mascara for ladies who already have thick and lush lashes.
Have y’all tried Dior’s Extase? What did you think?

A crazed mascara reviewer,