I’m a sucker for a new product or gimmick, so when I saw the new advert for the Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara I HAD to give it a go. And let’s be honest any marketing campaign starring Cara Delevingne, I’m there! But the real question is how does it stack up to other products in the market?!
One of the first things I noticed when I picked up the mascara was the weight of it, which I can only put down to the shaker technology inside. Don’t get me wrong, you won’t feel like you are carrying around a brick in your handbag, but you will notice a difference when you hold it compared to your standard mascaras.
The mascara claims to stay clump-free with every use due to it’s market first patent-pending shaker system that refreshes the volumising formula whenever it’s needed.
So does it live up to expectations?
Well one huge plus for me was the fact that it had a brush wand. I love love LOVE brush wands and you will rarely find me buying anything else. The brush has a fairly dense amount of bristles, which is great when you’re looking for a volume.
On to the application…
All I can say is yes. Yes it does live up to its claims. The formula is beautifully creamy, with a lovely depth of colour. It coats the lashes evenly AND IT’S CLUMP FREE! I don’t think I have ever found a mascara with no clumps?! Zero!…You will notice a slight scent to the mascara, which isn’t something that has ever bothered me but it does wear off once the mascara has dried.
Now for the bad part…
Upon first application I was loving it. My lashes were voluminous and fanned out. I had found new favourite mascara, BUT…and this is a big but! After wearing the mascara for a few hours it started flaking into my eyes, which is not ideal. Especially if you wear contact lenses like myself.
The mascara also transferred onto my eyelids so by the end of the day I looked like I’d had a really bad nights sleep. That said, even though I prep, prime and set my eyelids I do have combination to oily skin so that may be a contributing factor to the mascara transferring. I have the same problem with the Benefit They’re Real mascara.
Overall I would give this mascara a 3 out of 5. It’s a bargain at £8.99 (here) and you may get on with it if you have a dry skin type, but I’m afraid it’s a no from me.
Lots of love
Oh and forgot to mention the sunnies are Moschino and are from TK Maxx £39.99 RRP £125.00 (here)