I got a coupon from Rite Aid for one free Rimmel Product. Obviously I picked a mascara. Being unfamiliar with the brand I just picked the one that looked neatest. The Volume Accelerator claims that its use will make lashes appear 10 times fuller. The packaging definitely feels like a typical pharmacy brand mascara no better no worse. I finally got around to checking out the actual product last week.
How does it work? Read more about it after the break
The brush has a very strange shape. One side of it is a sort of typical conical curve but the other side is short flat bristles. I have been using it so that the flat end is brushed across my lashes first and then afterwards I go back through with the conical shape and pull through again. I don’t know if this was the plan behind the shape but it seems to work ok.
The formula is a liquidy wax. I was not particularly impressed with it. When I applied it it clumped my lashes together making it appear that I had far fewer lashes than I actually have. It did make them look a little longer, but only a little thicker – certainly not 10 times thicker. It lasted a good 8 hours before flaking, but it did rub off easily if I rubbed my eye lightly.
Overall it was one of my least favorite mascaras of the last few months. Would I get it again? No.
What have you not known what to expect but still felt disappointed in?