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Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara Black, .23 Ounce
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on August 4, 2011
Color Name: Black
This is a great product and my absolute favorite mascara! I have short thin lashes, so it seems as though I don't have any. With a few coats of this mascara, my lashes come out insanely long. It doesn't volumize too much but the whole purpose of this mascara is to make your lashes look longer. To add volume, I layer with the L'Oreal Voluminous mascara so my lashes look thick and long. The brush on this mascara has a lot of bristles and is pretty small. This makes it a whole lot easier to reach the inner lashes and coat the bottom ones. I've been using this mascara for a few weeks and I don't see too much of a difference on my bare lashes. They look slightly longer but, I guess I have to use for a bit longer since I've only used it a couple of times in those weeks. All in all, this is a great buy for those who are looking for the insane length on their lashes.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on December 9, 2013
Color Name: Black
I can't imagine anyone giving this mascara a bad review. I am 66 years old. I do not like these mascaras that make your lashes look like stiff spikes. I want something that magnifies and compliments my eyes but that looks natural -- something that leaves my eye lashes looking like real hair. I have used all three of the "Accelator" mascaras from Rimmel and this is my favorite. I really like the brush on this one because it separates the lashes so nicely.

As far as making your lashes grow, I don't know about that. I have been using RapidLash and I have to say that it has done real wonders for my lashes. But as far as a mascara, this is my favorite and it's odd that it's one of the least expensive. I have two tubes of DiorShow right now, and this is the one I grab for.

The only "Con" I have is that I wish they would make it in Brown/Black.

I hope they do not discontinue this mascara as they did with a previous one, the Lycra Lash Extender, that I also loved.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on September 9, 2011
Color Name: Black
I was blessed with long lashes, however, using this mascara makes it appear that I have false eyelashes. It applies easy, gives me a full lash look and removes with ease as well. I have tried just about every mascara on the market from drug stores, and this one is the best, and so is the price. You can't go wrong with this mascara!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on October 22, 2011
Color Name: Black
I really was a little hesitant to buy this mascara at first, due to certain color/iris and allergy issues with the Latese serum, but I purchased this mascara and I have to say - it is hands down my new number one favorite mascara of all time. I will be ordering more of these! I have really fine, thin and brittle lashes. Some of them even want to and wind up growing down rather then out or up, and I have been using this mascara for about a month now and I can already see a difference in my eye lashes when I am not wearing this mascara. They are longer, easier to curl, and aren't thin. With the mascara on it is almost as if I am wearing false eyelashes (only not as thick). I love the brush, it is small and easy to use and get to each eyelash segment and the color (extreme black) is my favorite. This mascara does clump but ONLY if you put way too much on or let it dry and re-apply. All you need is a few strokes of this stuff and your lashes will look great. I love this stuff!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 1, 2014
Color Name: Extreme BlackVerified Purchase
(Edited @11 weeks use, reordered 2nd) This mascara is AWESOME! HIGHLY recommended as part of my lash care and regrowth routine. I have tried many varieties of many brands of mascaras, my old favorite was CoverGirl clump crusher. Rimmel Lash Accelerator clumps less, flakes less and stays softer, not brittle, and is easier to remove. Also tried the 'Endless' version of Rimmel's Lash Accelerator, and it had more issues with application, some initial clumping and minor flaking, although still preferred to Covergirl and other brands. The regular Lash Accelerator Mascara is by far my favorite.
CHARACTERISTICS & APPLICATION: The extreme black is a great intensity, better than most extreme black colors. The mascara goes on smoothly with a "medium-not-too-thin" consistency. It stays wet a little longer than most, which did take a bit to get used to. I now prefer this slightly thinner and wetter consistency because it gives me time to separate the lashes and comb/hold them 'up' for a curl without having to use those evil eyelash-ripping pinching curler contraptions. I can also build volume with this mascara by applying several coats, and it coats to the tip of the lash without clumping on the ends, so lashes appear as long as naturally possible. The Endless version did not really do any better at lengthening.
MASCARA WAND: I really like the mascara wand brush. The brush is one of the new types of plastic/rubber bristles, and it is tapered at the ends but full in the center. It works really well for coating top lashes in the traditional upward horizontal sweeping/curling motion, but also works well on individual and bottom lashes by vertical application with tip of wand.
MASCARA WEAR AND TOUCH-UP: The formula is flexible when dry and it does not flake or crumble, and seems to wear well through a 12 hour day without reapplying. If you do want to touch it up, no problems with the current mascara clumping or crumbling underneath. The mascara really isn't water resistant, but I do not worry about it running or having spots where the lashes touch my skin in a typical day, and I have very long lashes now touching eyebrows (see growth tips below). I certainly wouldn't go to a funeral or be caught in a downpour and expect it to hold up, but a watery eye here or there can be managed. I would not expect a heavy application to hold up during a workout or outside in extreme heat, but a light application should be ok.
HOW LONG MASCARA STAYS FRESH: I have now used this same tube for 11 weeks. It showed no signs of drying out or breaking down until about week 9, and I used it average 4-5 days a week. At 4 weeks it was just about the same as when I first opened it, maybe better because it had a chance to dry a bit. I am still wearing it, waiting for my reordered tube and putting up with shortened daily wear time. Many times I will like a mascara for the first week or so when it is freshly opened, but the formula will degrade quickly and within two weeks I am dealing with bad mascara - not the case here. Since mascara should be replaced every 3 months minimum, I feel I really got my money's worth, especially since it is a bargain to begin with.
DOES IT REALLY ACCELERATE LASH GROWTH? I'm not sure the mascara causes your lashes to grow any faster or longer, but it will keep the lashes you have in good shape and prevent breakage because your lashes are soft, flexible, and not brittle with this formula.
REMOVAL: I personally remove mascara with coconut oil, so I cannot speak to ease of removal with other products, but two passes with the oil is sufficient to remove all traces of mascara. The battle for long lashes can easily be lost by a mascara that is too difficult to remove - you tug at eyelashes causing fall out - no problems here with that.
OVERALL, pretty much exactly what I want in a mascara, FINALLY! Only improvement would possibly be to have it a little more water resistant during wear. I do not know if there is a waterproof/resistant version, I haven't seen one, but I would give it a try, and if not, Rimmel please make one!
LASH REGROWTH AND LENGTHENING ADVICE - If you truly want longer natural lashes, I recommend cleaning your eyelashes with a mild yet effective makeup remover where your lashes are not being pulled and all makeup traces are removed. KEY POINT- never pull at your lashes, ever! I use refined coconit oil & remove traces of oil with a baby wipe before the next step. I then apply Rapid Lash to the base of my lashes at night, let dry, then coat my lashes especially tips with Ardell Brow and Lash Growth Accelerator. Don't get this in eyes it can sting but is fine just on lashes. The Ardell doesn't really 'accelerate', but it does deep condition your lashes and protects lashes from breakage during sleep - think of it as you would conditioner your hair to keep it healthy, it's the same principle. Must wash off the lashes in a.m. or mascara application will suffer. Apply Rimmel Lash Accelerator as part of normal makeup routine WITHOUT use of eyelash curler. Apply moderate coat to lashes, then hold lashes in an 'up' or curled position with lash comb (or I prefer to use side of my finger ;-)) while mascara dries. Expect that some mascara will come off (onto your finger) during this process. Build mascara to desired thickness and length repeating the 'hold to curl' process. You don't have to let it completely dry between coats, but it doesn't affect the application either way.
MY LASH REGROWTH STORY -- Through a 6 month botched 'experiment' to enhance my look by using false strip lashes & glue of various brands, most of my natural lashes fell out, and I became 'addicted' to falsies since my lashes were gone. Had to go with no lashes to try to regrow - not a good look, but whatcha gonna do? I saw little results of regrowth until I started the daily routine I outlined above. Within 6 weeks my lashes were 'normal', and in 4 months I have as much length and volume as if I were wearing falsies, thanks in part to Rimmel's Lash Accelerator Mascara. (And now at 6 months my lashes are over twice as thick and reach my eyebrows! I can still see new lashes continuing to grow in!) I hope they never discontinue this mascara, it's great! Obviously I love love love makeup, been wearing makeup for 27 years.
Thanks for reading this review, hope this helps!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on December 13, 2011
Color Name: Black
I have to say this is my first review for anything ever but I couldn't help my self writing a review the title says it all.I have purchased over 100 mascara combination of drugstore and high end and this one just make my eyelash say hello to everyone.I let my mom try the mascara ofcourse I bought her a new one and she is addicted to it now.It washes off easily it applies easily just the best product overall..If I could I would give it more then five stars.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2012
Color Name: Black
I never really believed that a mascara could make eyelashes grow. It just makes no sense to me that it could stimulate growth when applied to the lash itself. I used Revitalash a few years ago and it worked well (it's applied to eyelid at base of lashes), but it's pricey.
I got this because I needed mascara and was curious after reading the reviews whether it could possibly really work. I figured why not, at the very least I'd have black mascara. Two months later my eyelashes have not grown at all. And as a mascara, frankly, I hate it - it's so wet that it smudges super easily. Every single time I apply it I end up with it on my hand, my face, my eyelids or all three. It's become a game to see if I can make it out of the bathroom without having to clean up smudged mascara. I put it on very carefully, blink - and there you go - it's somewhere I didn't want it to be - every time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 10, 2011
Color Name: Ivory
I've had dark circles under my eyes for as long as I can remember, and have tried numerous concealers to try and hide them. This is the only concealer I've found that is super cheap and works wonderfully. It goes on smooth, doesn't crease, doesn't clog my pores, and hides my blemishes all day. Really great lightweight coverage. This is the best drugstore concealer for the price.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 19, 2011
Color Name: Ivory
I don't get too many breakouts that often anymore, and just for small touchups this truly works! I tend to use it under my eyes, where the dark circles are. This seems to brighten up my face! it does seem to hide the blemish, and stays on until the end of the day. I don't think this would be the right product for people with more than just a few breakouts, as it is a lighter coverage. Like I said- under the eyes it works just perfect! I like how the case is really cute- and it is a great price! It is worth it in my eyes!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2011
Color Name: Black
In spite of my initial skepticism, after using this mascara for two months, my eyelashes are actually getting a little bit annoying. They are starting to look like false lashes, not a good look for me. So, not only will it accelerate the growth of your lashes, it is just a good mascara-gives good coverage and definition. Of course, it will not change your life, and once your lashes have grown, you'll look at yourself and say, "So my eyelashes are longer. Now what?" No matter, if that is the result you are looking for, I can honestly say, it worked for me. Happy lash growing!
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