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on 7/23/2015 12:41:00 PM
More reviews by lauren0315
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I'm pretty surprised by all of the negative reviews. I actually really like this mascara! It makes my lashes look thicker, darker, and longer. My only complaint is the brush because it can get kind of sloppy, but if you're careful this shouldn't be a problem. I do a coat or two of this and follow up with Maybelline Mega Plush mascara (which is my all-time favorite mascara; if I'm out of The Accelerator then my lashes look just as good with simply the Mega Plush). I like this mascara but it needs another coat of something else to comb through it. I'll likely repurchase.
on 8/30/2014 11:58:00 AM
More reviews by SlyEX879
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Many people seem to not like this mascara, but I love it!Personally, I feel like the wand combined with the product does create a LOT of extra formula. To manage this, I simply scrape off the extra mascara and what is left applies very well to my lashes with no difficulty. I would suggest not starting TOO far at the base of your lashes with this wand because it can rub in your eye if you arent careful. You also need to pay attention to where the brush is, as I feel it is a fairly long wand, because one part of the brush you aren't using may cause application to be messy.After I apply around 1 and a half coats to my eyelashes, I use either an eyelash comb or a clean mascara wand to help seperate and neaten up any minor clumps or eyelashes that stuck together.When applied correctly, my eyelashes get a really nice shape from this mascara. The look I end up getting makes me happy. The lashes look longer, healthier, and more natural without that "spidery" appearence. Combing through after appliction is something I strongly recommend, as it helps give each eyelash hair its own place around your eye, boosting volume.I feel the people who are getting so many clumps perhaps dont scrape off the extra formula, dont comb through their lashes afterwards, or are trying to put too many coats on. The color of this mascara is great. I got it in Black instead of Extreme Black and I don't think it even matters. People have complimented how long, dark and pretty it makes my eyelashes look. The formula itself is great. I think the major flaw in its design is the wand, because it locks in a lot of product when first taken out, as well as stubbornly holding onto some on the tip even after scraping.However, overall, I've had good luck with this product and I would definitely repurchase this again.Hope this review helped somebody!
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 7/15/2013 5:44:00 PM
More reviews by kyliechester
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
For probably the last 6 years, I have exclusively used mascaras with those spiky, rubbery wands like Covergirl LashBlast and Maybelline The Rocket. I always felt like traditional wands didn't separate my lashes enough or build enough volume. Enter Rimmel Volume Accelerator, which I originally bought as a base to layer underneath my Maybelline The Rocket. I find this product to be almost IDENTICAL to DiorShow Mascara, but I honestly prefer the Rimmel version! If you like thick, dramatic, black lashes this is it for you. It has really great staying power and I never notice any annoying clumps or flakes falling down. I don't know that I've noticed any extra thickness to my lashes as its marketed, but they for sure feel softer and more flexible when I wash my makeup off at night, so that's a bonus! Love, love, love this product and I am definitely converted from my old HGs!
5 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 7/15/2012 4:13:00 PM
More reviews by siddakid
I really love this mascara!! it provides volume and length and is really well priced!! It doesnt give you clumpy or spidery lashes and is the perfect consistency with a good wand!!
on 5/15/2012 12:25:00 PM
More reviews by MSkyeG13
Hair: Other, Other, Other
THIS IS THE BEST MASCARA EVER!!!!!I don't know why everybody seems to have something negative to say about it. It is true that at first it does clump a bit and can be hard to get on, but after using it for a week or so it doesn't do it any more. What people don't seem to get is that part of the point of this mascara is to help your eylashes grow longer and fuller. When that starts to happen (usually within a week or so) it no longer clumps and looks great. As a result of my OCD I pulled out a lot of my lashes and it looked horrible. I finally stoped and they grew back but not as long or thick as they had been before. Not only does it make them look longer and fuller with it on, but ever since I started using this my eyelashes have become longer and fuller without it. At this point I can actually see like 10 new eyelashes on each side coming in. It is the best feeling ever. I keep getting told how amazing they look and what I've been using on them. I also LOVE the shape of the wand. I makes it so easy to apply it on every lash. It also makes it so that you can put more on the outside lashes to get that winged flare or you can put the most on in the middle and make your eyes look so much bigger. I know that some people don't seem to get why one side is flat but it is actually a really good think. This makes it so that the brush can be big enough ti give you that volume and length, but still small enough that you can manuver it and not have it cover your whole eye. Though it clumps at first (I recomend scraping as much off as you can while pulling it out of the tube) and you may have to redo it a few times before you figure out the right way to use it, once you get the hang of it this mascara is the best ever!!!! I would totally buy it again. I recomend you at least try it for at least a week. It isn't one of the really expensive mascara's so it's worth a shot. PLEASE try it:):):)
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 12/29/2011 12:19:00 AM
More reviews by Luciferr
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
The packaging is amazing and pretty cool. I love the brush. However sometimes it can go on a little thick. I wear false lashes so this helps my real lashes blend in with the falsies. However I've found way better mascara other than this. It was just okay.
on 9/17/2011 12:20:00 AM
More reviews by sererereere
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse
I got this as a present so I wasn't sure of the price. But the packaging is bulky, but that would make sense because of the wand. The wand is quite big, and large. Similar to Maybelline's Collosal, but bigger. It's literally the size of my eye! It gives a nice, clean effect with one coat, no clumps, just glides on. Along with the first coat it lengthens nicely, very natural looking. Second coat, still no clumping, nice, clean looking lashes. Lengthens again, but no volume was added. Lashes are also darkened, but no volume whatsoever.I recommend this product to those with thick lashes who just need length. Or, if you're starting out with makeup and want to look natural, choose this mascara. Want volume? Do NOT but this mascara.Want length? Try it out!
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