As a Mom to a very talkative and energetic 2-year old, I love my me time, y’all. And it doesn’t have to be fancy. Shoot, a trip to CVS alone is considered a vacation to me. It happens often considering I’ve got a 3 CVS locations in a 10-mile radius. So when the fine folks at CVS/Pharmacy reached out wanting to do a little collaboration, I was like “Definitelyyyy!”
Once upon a time and many many moons ago, I fell in love with Rimmel’s Lash Acceleraor. I mean, I was head over heels in love with that mascara. For at least 6 months, every time someone asked me what my favorite mascara was I would blurt out “Rimmel Lash Accelerator!” with full fervor and conviction. I adored that mascara. And time has passed and it looks like Good ole’ Lash Accelerator has a sibling. I had high high hopes for Lash Accelerator Endless.
I mean, HIGH hopes!
Price: $8.99 from CVS stores and CVS.com
Packaging (brush wand): 5 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5
What It Claims: “Our first ultra lengthening mascara that defies the laws of lash length defies limits, has a formula with Micro-Fibres and Grow-Lash Complex and grabs every lash for perfect separation with no clumps!” (source)
The Truth: In.Love
What I Loved About It: This mascara has such a nice and thick formula. One coat is really all I needed to get such luscious lashes.
What I Didn’t Like: Because of that thick formula, clumping is definitely bound to happen. And you know how I feel about about clumps of mascara. 😎
Overall: The original Lash Accelerator mascara was launched over 3 years ago and while it has been a very long time since I’ve tried it, its awesomeness will forever be etched in my memory. You see, this mascara did amazing things. Its ability to provide length and volume was fantastic but it also had a really cool brush. I feel like Rimmel took that mascara, sent it to boot camp and the result is Lash Accelerator Endless. I love everything about the mascara. The wand is just…great!
I know old skool mascara heads often prefer the brush-style wand over the plastic wand and I do too sometimes but for this mascara, it works! The formula is a bit on the thicker side and a brush wand would really distribute more mascara than you’d like on your lashes. This plastic wand has such long and stiff bristles that it makes applying to the lashes ridiculously easy.
And because of that thick formula, you can really get away with applying just one coat. But of course I’m a rebel so I pushed it to two and even then, the mascara still applied with ease with only minimal clumping around the corners of my lashes. I really have no complaints about this mascara. It does everything you’d want your mascara to do. It applies with ease, it stays put all day and it gives you a great amount of volume and length. The claims say that with extended use it’ll help grow the lashes longer and of course I’ll never know that since I only test mascaras for a week at a time. But still..it’s a great incentive to keep using it!
I’m so glad to see that Rimmel did the Lash Accelerator name right. I am so in love with this baby!
Lashes after 3 coats
Do I recommend it?: Heck yeah! And I’ll be recommending it as much as I recommended the previous Lash Accelerator.
I can’t believe I am just now reviewing this mascara but man, it really is as awesome as everyone has said. Have you tried it?
Looks like Rimmel is still on the ScandalEyes tip. I can dig it! After all, if Maybelline can keep pumpin’ the Falsies gig, Rimmel can run their ScandalEyes into the ground. Hehe! I’ll be honest – I wasn’t excited about reviewing this mascara. The wand is against everything I stand for. It’s big, plush and based off of the packaging looked to be like one of those wands that those with wonky lashes will struggle with.
Price: $6.99 on Ulta.com and at drugstores
Packaging (brush wand): 3 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
What It Claims: “Exclusive flexible formula with Lycra Technology makes lashes look full and voluptuous, never stiff or brittle.” (per packaging)
The Truth: Well, it’s not THAT bad. I suppose this is why I shouldn’t be judging mascaras by their wands. Oops.
What I Loved About It: The volumizing is pretty awesome.
What I Didn’t Like: Despite it not being the worst I’ve ever dealt with, I still don’t like the larger wand. Nor do I like the big gapping hole that it comes out of.
Overall: This Lycra Technology isn’t anything new when it comes to Rimmel mascaras. I’ve seen it before but I’m not exactly sure what it does. Does it help with volumizing or does it prevent the lashes from getting stiff or brittle? Who knows? Let’s rap on this wand first…
A bit of a gordita, uh? The good news is – it’s not THAT bad. I mean, yes it’s massive, a bit intimidating and maybe not the ideal wand for those of us with smaller lids and lashes, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. For one, the bristles are spaced out enough to where you can grab each and every lash. And although the hole of the tube is large, it does a good job at removing enough mascara off of the wand so you don’t end up with a clumpy mess. YES! This is a big deal to me.
Formula-wise, the mascara isn’t too shabby. I found application to be a breeze and didn’t have to deal with it any clumping with multiple coats. The only downfall, of course, is getting those inner lashes and bottom lashes. A wand this large makes it difficult to do so. I’m assuming that this Lycra stuff helps with preventing the lashes from getting stiff. And it’s interesting. For one, it takes a whiiiiile for the lashes to really “dry”. Whereas some mascaras dry your lashes within a blink of an eye (hehe, get it?) – this one takes foreeeever to dry. But when it does, yep – my lashes weren’t brittle. They were soft ‘n supple, wispy but still looked volumized. This is a nice change! So I guess this Lycra stuff does does do what it’s supposed to do. Cool! You may endure some smudging if you don’t wait for the mascara but I didn’t deal with any flaking. Go Rimmel!
Lashes after 2 coats
Do I recommend it?: Despite the huge wand, this mascara actually does really well and may surprise you. If you’re in the market for a new mascara, I’d give this one a try?
Whatcha think? Have you tried this mascara yet?
Okay, so it’s not Rimmel’s fault but their mascaras are starting to run in together for me. I am having a hard time setting them apart. I guess that’s a good thing because that means they have A LOT to choose from but for a beauty editor, me head gets all kinds of confused. I know, I should really just suck it up, uh? Let’s see if this mascara can leave a lasting mark…
Price: $7.50 from Ulta and Ulta.com
Packaging (brush wand): 4 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5
What It Claims: Per the packaging…
The Truth: This wand looks like something I’ve seen before.
What I Loved About It: It does a great job at really bringing those lashes out there.
What I Didn’t Like: It flakes within hours. Which really sucks.
Overall: The problem with reviewing so many mascaras is that I tend to forget the properties of each one. Unless a mascara was REALLY good or just terrible, I can’t always remember how the other 140-somethin’ worked for me. Sometimes people will email me and ask me “Hey, what did you think about this mascara.” and I usually have to refer to my own blog posts about said mascara. Ha!!! Is that weird? Probably.
Anywhoovers, this mascara’s wand looks like another mascara’s wand and I just can’t put my finger on which one. I’m almost positive that it’s an Asian-mascara but don’t take my word for it. But we digress….according to Rimmel, this mascara really dosen’t seem to be all that different from the original Sexy Curves. In fact, the only difference that I can note from packaging and claims alone is that Sexy Curves Full Body has a different wand. That’s it. Formula-wise, it has a nice consistency without being too thin or thick. I’ve talked with several beauty gals who said that they have issues with Rimmel’s mascara formula. I have always found it easy to apply and didn’t have any issues with it with initial application. However, hours AFTER application is a different story.
While I really liked the volume and length that this mascara, it simply flaked away after a few hours. I simply can’t with flaky mascaras. There should be signs on the highway that say “Don’t Drive and Wear Flaky Mascara”. Like fo reals. Mascaras that flake can get caught up in your eyes and cause some serious damage. That didn’t happen with me and Sexy Curves Full Body but it could have. And that would have really sucked.
Maybe I had an old tube. Maybe it would have done better over an eyelash primer? Maybe. That said, the only reason why this mascara has such an average score is because of its flakiness. Everything else was up to par and its flaking is the one thing that kept it from having a perfect score.
Lashes after 3 coats
Do I recommend it?: I’m not sure if there’s a waterproof version of but if there is, I’d give that one a try over this one.
Anything that starts with Rimmel and ends in Accelerator gets me just a liiiittle excited. Remember Rimmel Lash Accelerator? That mascara not only held a special place in my heart because it was my 100th review but also because, um…it was an amazing mascara. And I do mean amazing! I loved it so much that I ended up giving away 10 of them. Will its volume promising sister give me the same results?
Packaging (brush wand): 2 out of 5
Overall: 2 out of 5
What It Claims: Per the packaging…
The Truth: What the heck, Rimmel? This is not good. This isn’t good at all.
What I Loved About It: Even though the application sucked, it did okay with lasting all day.
What I Didn’t Like: The formula was far too watery.
Overall: Oh no. I didn’t want to NOT like this mascara. I had such high hopes considering Rimmel LASH Accelerator was one dynamite mascara. Surely the sequel would be just as good, right? Wrong. Even if it’s volume, length or both that you seek, you’re better off getting it from either Lash Accelerator or Extra WOW Lash mascaras. It’s just that simple. There were many attributes that made this mascara fail for me. First let’s get on the oopy goopy formula.
I found the formula to be extremely watery. I mean, reallllly watery. It was one of the most wateriest (wait, is that a word?) mascaras that I’ve ever used. Just like a mascara that has a thick formula, application can be extremely tricky and sometimes impossible. Watery mascaras can result in the formula seeping in your eyes, and if you have sensitive eyes, you may endure burning and/or eye irritation. Not cool, uh? Lucky I didn’t experience any of those, but I found it tough to apply the mascara. It took for ever to completely coat the lashes and when I did, I barely noticed. Then there was the tube.
‘elllo doooown thereeeee. I call the super large holes in mascaras the dreaded Black Abyss. This is what happens when there is no stopper in the packaging. This can be a chronic case in ALL Rimmel Volume Accelerator mascaras or perhaps just the one that I have. Either way, it isn’t pleasant and it can be a bit on the unsanitary side as every time I dipped the wand in the tube, I had to remove it and widp off the residue. Yucky. And then there’s the wand…
It’s just…massive. Wands like these are just so unfriendly. Guys and gals with smaller lashes and lids will struggle with trying to get the inner corners. Every time I tried to apply it, I ended up getting a mess load of mascara on my lower lashline . I spent a lot of time cleaning up after application. And so even after you’ve gotten past the watery formula, Black Abyss and massive wand, the mascara won’t provide the kind of volume you would expect having gone through all of that work. It will look mediocre at best. And that boys and girls makes me sad.
Lashes after 2 coats
Do I recommend it?: Nope. If you’ve got a volume mascara that you already like, stick with that. Or, if you really want to try it, catch it when it’s on sale.
Have you tried any of the mascaras in the Accelerator line? What do you think about ’em?
Well ‘ello there, Rimmel. It’s been quite a while since I’ve reviewed a mascara from you. I’ve got to keep my eyes on this brand. They always seem to launch mascaras without my knowing. Let’s see how this one fared.
Price: $7.99 at Walgreens…or any drugstore.
Packaging (brush wand): 3 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5
What It Claims: Per packaging
The Truth: Hopin’ this mascara gives me some WOW factor.
What I Loved About It: It’s a great lightweight mascara. And I found it to be incredibly build-able. Be it 1 coat or 3 coats, it did a great job at not clumping.
What I Didn’t Like: It doesn’t wear as long as I would like it to and it tends to flake a bit.
Overall: Oh snap. Fo real, Rimmel? What an awesome mascara to add to your line-up. If you know me and my favorite mascaras, you know that Rimmel is one of my favorite drugstore mascaras. But it’s been awhile since they’ve impressed me. Extra Wow Lash totally won me back. I’ll admit–the wand did throw me off a bit. I’m not a fan of mascaras with large wands. They tend to be extra tricky…especially for folx who are already a bit shaky when it comes to applying mascara.
Oh. Perhaps my eyes were playing tricks on me because it looks as if Extra Wow was around the same size as Maybelline’s The Falsies mascara. The good news is, the bristles on this wand are incredible. What it has in size, it makes up in amazing bristles. Even the clumsiest mascara applier shouldn’t have too many problems applying. The formula is nice and consistent without being on the “super thick” side. Although, I really would not have minded if it was a little thicker. While Rimmel says that this is a volume mascara, I think it does a better job at being a separating and lengthening mascara. I would love to see a waterproof version of this. It flaked on me a bit throughout the day but I’m sure that could be alleviated with a waterproof formula mascara. Still. I am beyond in love with this mascara. Way to go, Rimmel!
Lashes with 2 Coats of mascara
Do I recommend it?: Hecks yah! And grab one for one of your favorite mascara lovin’ peeps too.
Another Rimmel win! Have you tried this mascara yet?
I’ve had my eyes (haha, literally) on this mascara for quite some time. And considering Rimmel is one of my favorite mascara brands, I just knew it wouldn’t let me down. Did it?
Yeah, I know. 4 is such a random number but you know what? Mascaras just haven’t really been impressing me lately. Some have been good but I haven’t come across any that REALLY rock. And so instead of reviewing one this week, we’ll just check out some of the few that I’ve absolutely loved.
#1 LORAC’s Multiplex 3D Lashes mascara
One of the reasons why I REALLY love this mascara is because of the packaging. Crazy, I know. The mascara’s performance is pretty good for one that is without parabens and all of those yucky synthetic ingredients. But come on, let’s face it. It’s the packaging and wand that really had me lovin’ this mascara.