I used it for a few weeks and then didn't pick it up again. It was too slick and smudged so easily. I know that in order to have a good growth product, the product has to penetrate the hair and root of the lash and be somewhat a wet formula. It's good in theory. It's not good in reality when you have humidity. I think they should have come out with a separate lash serum to use at night instead of mixing in a black mascara.
I'm impressed! My previous mascara had dried out so I was on the lookout for a new mascara. I've hated all Rimmel's previous mascaras but seeing as this was on offer and I was rather broke, I thought I'd give it a go.
The brush is really nice - it reaches every single lash and is amazing for the bottom lashes too! It's quite thin and tapered but that doesn't mean it takes long to apply the mascara...it's quite a nifty brush. The formula is a little wet which can be messy when I'm in a rush but it's not too wet to the point that it takes ages to dry. Dries in about 2-3 mins.
It's rather easy to layer this mascara, I apply 1 coat for day and 2 coats for night, and building up one layer after the other (after letting the first dry) is no problem. My lashes are pretty average naturally: hardly any volume, medium length. This mascara lengthens my lashes nicely and provides a little volume when built up. 2 coats makes my lashes look really nice and defined and long. Me likey!
I don't find that it smudges/flakes/smears throughout the day, which is great as I have really sensitive eyes. It's easy to remove with my facial cleanser and doesn't irritate my eyes. It claims to promote lash growth within 2 weeks and even more significantly in a few months. I'm anxious to see if this mascara lives up to this claim but I've only used it for 1 week or so, so cannot comment. I don't really think it will fulfill it's claim but I'm not too bothered, as I really like the look it gives me so couldn't care less what my lashes look like naturally haha. Would definately repurchase!
UPDATE: This has become HG. I managed to get it to work for both day AND night wear...it makes my lashes look full, long and a gorgeously rich black colour. Love this mascara!
Well... this mascara didn't work for me... this made my lashes look horrible. the formula is too wet and sticky...
I truly love this Mascara! I have tried so many mascaras including the expensive Dept store mascaras such as Dior Show and have always been disappointed. I could never get the long, dramatic lashes without the clumps or funky looking lashes. The Rimmel Lash Accelerator truly excels. I love the formula. I have not found this mascara to clump at all and do not have a problem with this mascara smudging. I am extremely happy with the amazing length and volume this mascara gives and my lashes look amazing, like soft, false lashes. I purchased the Extreme Black and my lashes really stand out. I also used to apply 2 different mascaras to achieve what I can get with the Lash Accelerator. I don't even care if this mascara doesn't help my lashes grow. This is the best mascara I have ever used!
I really like this mascara. I like Clinique Lash Power but don't need quite the staying power this winter. I tried Revlon Grow Lucious but hated that it was always under my eyes and almost impossible to remove from my skin. THis mascara (Rimmel Lash Accelerator) so far has met my expectations as far as staying and easy removal. It has lasted through a crying episode and all day outside windy activites. It is also so easy to come off. Wet wash cloth and it wipes right off. I love that part of it. I didn't find it "wet" seems like my tube was a little dried out which seems impossible because it's brand new on the shelf. The only reason it's clumpy is because the ring in the tube is not that great about removing excess. It applies great, great length and volume and if in a few more weeks my lashes are longer what an extra bonus. I have finally found a mascara I will continue to purchase!!
I really wanted to like this as I have liked Rimmel mascaras in the past and I loved the idea that it would nourish and help my lashes to grow. When applied it does lengthen my lashes almost as much as Maybelline The Falsies. But it does clump a bit on me. I could handle this but the fact that this stuff runs really bad on me will make me not buy it again. I have slight allergies that make my eyes water outside and I jog outdoors several times a week and my eyes will water. This ran under my eyes pretty bad, even with a coat of CG Lash Blash Waterproof on top. If they make this in a waterproof formula I may try it again but for now, I prefer The Falsies or NYX Doll Eyes. I get great length without clumping or smudging.
I've been using this mascara now for about two weeks. It applies very wet, which I like in a mascara. It's also buildable without making *spider* lashes. This mascara gives me incredible length and I have short thin lashes. You do have to apply more than one coat though for any volume. I applied 3 or 4 coats & still my lashes were soft. The only drawback is this mascara smudges some. I don't have oily skin and it's unusual for a mascara to smudge on me. The packaging and wand are similar to other mascaras out there, not much difference that I can see, the brush is not huge & the price is comparable to other d/s mascaras. I hope Rimmel comes out with a waterproof version, but then it will probably make my lashes crunchy, ugh. I will buy this mascara again though, it's one of my favorites now.
For me this a mascara to be worn in the evening as it is a very dark black and is quite a dramatic look.
I was sort of disappointed with this mascara because I felt like there was a lot of hype surrounding this mascara, and I thought this could be my HG mascara. It is not a bad mascara but personally I don't think it is anything special. I didn't experience any significant lash growth, I have used it most days for about 2 months now, but it is a very good lengthening mascara. I do like this mascara and I will probably repurchase it because I do like the colour and the lengthening power
As many other people, I still cannot comment on the lash groth. I will update the review after I've used this for some more time in order to add some info about it. for the moment I really like it as a mascara. it really adds a lot of lenght, it's super black, it doesn't clump and gives eyelashes a natural effect that I find really nice. It doesn't give any volume, but I really like it as an everyday mascara because the look is not too dramatic. I really like it and would definetly repurchase it - we'll see if it works for the growth on the long distance!!!
Not as wet as I thought it would be. Haven't used rimmed in years. Had been using L'Oréal telescopic but they seem to have changed their formula.
This goes on well and its easy to build up layers without it clumping. I have curled my lashes with a heated curler and it held the curl very well. Doesn't flake. Comes off easily with a cheap make up remover.
Can't comment much on lash growth. I can live with that as this product does what I want.