“ Brand: Rimmel / Type: Mascara / Suitable for: Eye / What it does: volumizeses, „
I bought this when it first came out a few years ago. One of the first mascaras to use a comb and not a brush. To me a new technique with mascara meant I had to try it.
It is very thick you can see this when you pull the comb out to apply. It is more difficult to use then normal brushes and if like me you have light eyelashes it can take a while to get good coverage.
When you do get the hang of it though it does give a great effect-like a false lash effect. It adds alot of length and seperates nicely BUT be warned it does clump very easily and it can create more mess on your face and hands then anything else. I found that I had to wipe the comb with tissue/wipes before applying to stop the clumps and going all over everything as when you pull the comb out it has alot of product on it that doesnt need to be there. (Obviously with a brush when you pull it out it clears most of it off the brush but with a comb theres nothing there to pull it off so does help to have tissues/wipes to hand.)
Very long-longer then other mascaras. It doesnt unscrew like others either you have to pull it open which can be hard as it gets quite stiff. Very long handle with a smallish comb but like mentioned above alot of product does come out. Lasts a long time, as I think you dont use as much as you think (with all the reapplying you would think wouldnt last 2 minutes) but also you havent got a brush storing it all.
I cant remember exactly how much I paid but I do know it was one of the most expensive mascaras I bought so approx £10
The rimmel volum' eyes mascara is a very thick and comes with a comb rather than a brush.
Having got bored of the usual brush applicators, i wanted to try the comb to see if it produced a different effect. I have fount with brush applicators that it takes a while to build up layers and can leave clumps when the mascara gets thick.
At first on removing the comb from the tube of rimmel Volum' Eyes i was unsure of how to use it. I began using it like i would a brush stroking from the root of my lashes to the tip and repeating until i had the desired amount of definition and volume.
The edges of the comb are sharp so you must be careful not to get too close to the eye. As the comb is stiff compared to the softness of a brush if you do accidentaly scrape your eye surface it does hurt. The comb is not flexible so it took some getting used to to get into the corners of my eyes and to do my bottom lashes.
The Volum' Eyes mascara seems to be made for night and evening wear as the effect is very striking and may look a bit over the top for daytime wear. I liked the effect if gave my lashes because they looked very full and long. The downside is it clumps easy and dries quick so if you want to seperate lashes when appliying layers they get too stiff to repair any mistakes you have made. My eyelashes stuck together and looked like fake lashes rather than natural ones which is an aquired taste.
I did like the overall appearance however the mascara did not last long and ran out after a couple of weeks becuase the comb uses so much of the mascara every time you dip it into the tube. It is priced resonably at around £5. It does last for a long time when applied without running.
I wil not be buying another for regular use as i fount it very drying on my eyelashes however if you are after a fake lash effect for an evening of night out it can be used effectivley for this.
I decided to purchase this mascara, as like most other women, I always want the best, the cheapest and the easiest to apply, but overall one that will make my lases look long, luxious and sexy.
I have used Rimmel before and had never been disappointed with their products, but this mascara has been their first product to disappoint me and in a big way too.
Yes I know it is a comb applicater instead of a wand and it would take some time to get used to, but that is putting it mildly. I thought that a comb applicator would be so much easy to use but I have found it to be the complete opposite.
On opening the tube the comb is covered in that much thick mascara I only knew that it was a comb because I had seen the adverts. There is no way of wiping it off on the top of the tube so I tried applying it but just added up with a thick, gluey mess on my lases, which was certainly not the desired look. In fact my eyelashes were sticking to each other so I could hardly see anything.
The only way to wipe the comb to enable you to apply it properly, is on a tissue. Now for me this just means you waste mascara every time you use it and if you are on a night out and need to re-apply it can be a bit of a mess as depending how much you have to drink you can accidently wipe it on your hands, you may waste valuable dancing time and may miss the man of your dreams!
This is one product that I have comfined to the bin and have purchased one from a brand that I have always found more than satisfactory.
This is not a product I can recommend to anyone and I will never purchase a comb applicater.
I have a thing about mascara. I buy them, love them and then hate them. I'm just not a fan but like most women I do need them and I would never dream of going out and not wearing any I'd just feel like I forgot something and it's like forgetting to put on ya knickers! I hate the stuff. I'm yet to find one I love and stick with (much like men lol).
I never buy expensive mascara's. Not because I'm tight (I'm really not lol) but a mascara lasts about 3 months and I find in that time I maybe wear it 6 or 7 times so I'd never buy one for 15 quid or anything and I know the more you pay the better. If I used it more often I'd pay the price believe me! Then again if I bought an expensive one maybe I'd wear it more I just don't know lol
Anyway I've been using No7 mascara and it dried up unexpectedly so I bought an incredibly cheap one that proved to me you get what you pay for when it was so thick and gunky I nearly had to hire a crane to lift my lashes I was so weighed down by crap!
So I knew I needed a mascara. I pacifically knew this this time I didn't want the usual brush type and that I wanted a comb as I've never tried one before. I looked in Boots and got confused. Some were like plastic coloured brushes. Some were combs and they all blurred into one so I left to think it through cos I mean we're talking over £8.00 here for something I could hate!
I went into T.J Hughes to look at their make up as they usually have some wicked bargains like Benefit for a £1.00 and I just got a whole set of Revlon eye shadows for £2.00 so I thought if they have anything that looks decent, I'm having it lol
I came across this, Rimmel Volum' Eyes 5 x Volume Comb Mascara and I purchased it in Brown/black (102).
The mascara came in a plastic sleeve which tells me who it is by and what it is of course and lists the ingredients. Goes on to tell me....
5 x more volume at a stroke.
Unique Volume Boost Comb loads lashes to the maximum, evenly from root to tip.
No clogging or clumping.
Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
The Mascara itself is a 5ml recyclable black plastic long pen shaped tube with a twist on/off lid and inside is a very long plastic stick thing with the comb attached to it. The comb itself is long and not that comb like, it's quite odd looking. I expected it to have 'teeth' but it doesn't as such just little bits missing. On the tube its got gold writing which clearly tells me what it is and who it is by and on the back tells me.... Volume & separation for dramatic false lash effect. Very nice packaging indeed it's really classy.
Well here's the problems! They went on and on! The first time I used it I blamed myself as I've never used a 'comb' before. I took it too far under my top lashes and painted the inside of my eyelid as I pulled it through my lashes. I ended up with the mascara in my eyes and as I tried to paint the bottom lashes I ended up with it all over my skin and the mascara wouldn't coat them at all. Luckily I was only testing it out and wasn't going out so I was disgusted but took it off with cleanser and toner which was a job in itself, it just didn't want to budge! Not put off I decided to try again, and again.
It doesn't matter how much I try. Application is difficult to say the least and I no longer blame myself. The other night I used it and again it coated into my eyes as I took it from the roots. I removed that the best I could but however some stayed lodged and irritated my sensitive eyes.
Now eyelashes do look thicker but for one and one reason only. The mascara 'glues' eyelashes together. There is nothing natural about the finish. Instead of a rim of eyelashes so to speak I end up with what I can only describe as 'branches' lol A few strands of eyelashes that I had to knock about with the supplied comb to make them appear more even and even then they didn't. Eyelashes felt incredibly heavy all night long. Yes it made some of my eyelashes look really long but some remained really small giving my eyes an odd look. What was worse than that is it didn't straighten my eyelashes out, the ends appeared wonky and with the glued on look, really odd indeed.
It's near on impossible with the size of the comb and its bendyness to try paint the bottom lashes. The only way I would do this was to stop brushing as my eyelashes are very sparse there and kind of rub the comb over them and I had a few small clumps!
Yes on application clumps appear. This mascara is new and came in unopened packaging. Again as you apply you see the lumps so you have to keep combing through which of course means that you are applying more product which is the reason your getting so many of the above problems!
Another issue I touched upon earlier is removal. For something that isn't waterproof this is a complete nightmare and I'm wary of leaving any mascara on, particularly Rimmel as once I left a little on my eyelid of another Rimmel mascara and I hadn't realised and I had some kind of allergic reaction which made all my skin around my eye swollen and sore for days and I'm sure it was down to that. So if you do use it do make sure its removed from in between your eyelashes (as you should anyway).
For me this mascara is a definite must avoid at all costs product and I'd love to know if anyone reading this loves it and if so what I'm doing wrong! It really is disgusting and I've used Rimmel mascara before and vowed not to use it again as I had a problem with eye infections with it but because this cost me £2.00 I decided to give it a go. This really has finished me with Rimmel mascara's for good, no matter what the price may be!
As I have said I purchased this from T.J Hughes for £2.00 but I've seen it about on markets and places like that in the main. The recommended price for this is £8.99 and what a flipping rip off that is! lol
Get 5x more volume out of one stroke / No clogging or clumping and suitable for even the most sensitive eyes / Available in Black-Black or Black-Brown /