Thursday, 10 March 2011

Rimmel Volume Flash x10 Mascara Review (before and after)...

I picked up this mascara on a whim really. When Maybelline's 'The Falsies' Volume Express mascara was released I jumped straight on the bandwagon and thought that it was pretty great to be honest.  I finally had to concede that my latest one had dried out beyond all use (quite rapidly in my opinion), so I needed a new one.  However, I had no time to go into town and was fully aware that I needed to get a new one there and then as I was going out at the weekend.  I literally just legged it down to the chemist around the corner to find that the only make-up brand they sold in there was Rimmel so I grabbed the cheapest one I could see which turned out to be Rimmel's Volume Flash 'X10' mascara for £5.99.


I have to say that after using this now for a couple of months, Maybelline is out and Rimmel is most definately in!  

Like 'The Falsies' it too has a curved brush, which I massively prefer as it makes it so much easier to apply.  In my opinion it dries out far less quickly than 'The Falsies' and I don't get any of those little bits that drop off under your eye (that when you wipe they create black lines across your face - anyone else get these?!).  Anyway I think its volumising and lengthening qualities are brilliant, quite possibly the best that I personally have ever experienced from a mascara.  Here are some pics so you can see the difference for yourselves:


Before: As you can see I have very small (non-existent), wispy eyelashes which are a challenge for any mascara to make presentable!

After: Massive volume and length! I have put on a couple of coats of the mascara just using the curved wand that it comes with.  I haven't used eyelash curlers or a brush to separate.  I have included another picture below so you can see what it looks like from a bit further away.  Gives a better indication of the effects I think. 


I thought that I would do this post as so many people have asked me about my mascara since I changed to using this one.  I personally think its great and the fact that it only costs £5.99 is such a bonus! 

In case anyone wants to know the eyeliner that I use is also Rimmel (Black Exaggerate liquid eyeliner).

Does anyone else use this mascara? What do you think of it? Is there some magical mascara that makes your eyelashes look amazing that I haven't come across yet?


18 comments:

Sammiebbz * said...

i use this masscara too! and i love it! makes my lashes go bam :) i think it helps when its a curve brush too x x

G A B Y said...

OMG! Are you serious? I used to swear by The Falsies too but after seeing your pictures, I definitely want to try this mascara! I also have non-existant and super short lashes... wow, thanks a lot for this! x

Chuui said...

Whoahhh your eyelashes look amazing! It's a very lengthening mascara! Loving it, this will be the next one I purchase. Thnaks for sharing!

X

PATSOIR said...

wow, your eyelashes look so lovely and long! can;t believe you've not done anything but put the mascara on.. no curling or anything! definitely need to get my mitts on this! xxx

Anna Bananorama said...

your winged liner is perfection, really nice :)

Mara said...

WHAT?! The results are amazing. I've got to try it...on my barely there lashes.

Primp and Giggle said...

oooooh la la! purrrrdy eyes! ;)

Orla xx said...

wow that is such a massive difference! I'm def going to try it! xx

esteeem said...

yea i defo get the black lines on my face.. tres annoying when you've got foundation on lol!

Ria :) said...

woaahh im deff going to change and get this :)

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Style-Sophie said...

I need a new mascara so I think I'll give this one a go as your lashes look amazing! xxx

YB* said...

This looks amazing! And the fact that the brush is curved makes it even better. Hmm... I think I've got to go take a trip to the local drugstore soon.

Great great review! You've got a new follower :)

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xxgeethaxx said...

Wow your lashes look so long and luscious ...I need to check that mascara out because I am in desperate need of a new mascara. Btw I love your eye-liner here x

t said...

Thanks for the review!

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kiran said...

that is SUCH good value for money, doest exactly what it says on the tube <3 which is rare when it comes to mascaras, I find xx

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TheeFknGoddess said...

Pretty :)

I love your eyeliner! I seriously cant ever get my to look that nice!

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s. said...

I have got to try this!

I've never liked Maybelline or Loreal's mascara as they didn't do anything for me. Neither did the much raved aout Fiberwig.

I swear by Majolica Majorca's mascara, as they really make a difference! Both Lash Expander & Enamel Glamour, not so much Lash King. I feel they're comparable to Dior's Blackout, which is pretty amazing. Try them out if you can! :)