I have been using Almay mascaras for awhile now, but decided to venture out and try Rimmel's Volume Flash the Max Waterproof mascara. As I age, my lashes are thinning, so decided to try this one to get more volume. For me, it was not good. I can not stand when a mascara is wet. This is so wet that it takes forever to dry, and it transfers to my upper eye area if I'm not careful. It seems to be a thin formula as well, so it does not clump a lot. I don't understand how some reviewers say it's a dry formula, unless they got an old tube. I could possibly leave the lid off to dry it out, but I really don't want bacteria to get inside the tube. I love other Rimmel products, but won't be trying another one of their mascaras again. The price was between 5-8 dollars, and the tube feels good in your hand. It's not too bulky.
This was okay. Something I would repurchase? No. There are much better drugstore mascaras then this
didn't do jack. thrown into my fail basket!
This mascara sucked. It's one of the worst mascara I bought. It clumped my eyelashes really badly and it was really yucky. Not that great of a volume either. It was hard to wash out and I had to pull on my eyelashes. Some even came out. Bad experience :(
This mascara has been in my make up bag for ages, however I noticed the packaging has changed and so has the brush, when it was in the blue tube I loved it but since its changed I hate it!
I brush is to big and doesn't grab my lashes properly and its hard to build up, the mascara isn't as sticky as it used to be and seems very thin.
luckily enough in some shops I can still get hold of the "old version" of the volume flash, but how long for I don't know, I know I won't be buying this one!
Worst waterproof mascara I ever bought in my entire life. I was hoping that it will hold my curl because every waterproof mascara that I had even got always hold my curl. This mascara also give me raccoon eyes too.
Not the worst mascara, it's better than many others. It coats nicely and it gives some fullness. But not nearly as much length, definition or thickness as L"oreal's Voluminous. It doesn't smuge right away, but you will start getting racoon eyes if you wear it for more than 12 hours. It's also not good at holding a curl, even with a heated curler! A mascara that won't hold a curl is a dealbreaker. Will not be buying again.
Oh my goodness, I def don't think I'll ever be going back to rimmel for mascara. I'm the kind of girl that's very picky when it comes to mascara and I've bounced around from very high end to drugstore brand. I decided to pick this up because it was waterproof, easy on the budget and ofc because of it's too cute hot pink tube. I wanted so badly to like this mascara but I just could not get it to work for my lashes.It didn't do anything except leave my lashes a big clumpy mess if I even tried to put more than one coat on. Pro: It was really waterproof, I've cried in the mascara and it never ran down my face. Con: clumpy,"wet", hard to handle wand, hard to remove. Overall I would only recommend this to someone who is used to only putting on one coat of mascara and wants a very basic look.
Love this mascara. It's cheap and it works for my lashes. Brings them out and makes them look thick. If you have thick lashes then I highly recommend you use this !
I've come to add to the less-than-impressed reviews of this product. I just can't get on with this mascara at all, even though I wanted to love it. I have short, sparse and straight lashes so I'm not working with a lot in the first place and this mascara made the task that much harder. As soon as I pulled the wand out I noticed that it was clumpy and even after wiping the excess off onto a tissue the clumps transfered to my lashes. I found the formula to be thick yet dry, so it was flaking off even as I was applying, which made it difficult to build up layers. By the time I got to my second coat it was looking awful. No volume, just flaky, clumpy lashes. I love the bright packaging but it's what's inside that counts and for me, this was rubbish. I'm giving it 1 lippie because it lives up to its waterproof claim. I've kept it as an emergency mascara, but even then I think I'd rather go without. Disappointed that I wasted the money, as for my budget even Rimmel mascaras are on the pricey side. I looked on the Boots website and they're selling for £6.69. Perhaps it would work better for someone with longer lashes? I'm not sure but I certainly wouldn't recommend it for women with lashes like mine. It hasn't put me off trying other Rimmel mascaras though, I'll just steer clear of the Volume Flash ones!