RIMMEL LASH MAXXX - Extreme Black

RIMMEL LASH MAXXX - Extreme Black

3.4

55 reviews

58% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$

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on 11/26/2007 3:47:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

i'm torn on this mascara...it has good qualities and bad qualities. i'll start w/the good: great price and availability, rich black color, very non-clumping, minimal flaking and no smearing. the brush is very innovative and actually does work well for lash seperation and coating. it's a plastic stick with about 3 rows of very thin and pliable bristles at the end that hold the product. the comb actually reminds me of the old Barbie combs you used to get w/your Barbie dolls! one thing that i love about the brush is that it grabs and darkens your lashes right down to the root, and for a person like me who has blonde eyelashes that's very exciting! when you first open the mascara and pull out the wand, it looks like there is way too much product on the comb and you're tempted to wipe it off before you apply, but don't! even though it looks overloaded, there is the perfect amount of product already there. you just comb through your lashes until they're to your liking and you're set. now for the bad points: for my lashes, this mascara doesn't do much in the volume building department. it helps somewhat, but definitely not what i'd expect from a mascara that's advertised for giving extreme volume and false-looking results. i would categorize the finished look as regular daytime lashes, darkened and defined but nowhere near enough volume or drama for going out at night. this mascara also kills the curl i've put into my lashes, i'm not sure if it's because the formula is too wet or because of all the combing you need to do to get your lashes the way you want them, but when i'm finished i have no curl. that is a very big dissapointment to me because i like my lashes curled straight up (i know, a big-time makeup no no!) so they look their longest. lastly, since the applicator has longish plastic teeth on it, i find myself getting quite a few black dots around my eyes from bumping into my skin w/the bristles. we all know what a PITA that is when you've spent an eternity getting your e/s or e/l just right and then you have to grab your q-tip and start cleaning up mistakes! anyways, this is definitely not a bad mascara, but also not one i'd pick up again. **EDIT** a quick note, i have found that this mascara actually works well as long as you absolutely do NOT use the wiggle method. doing the wiggle that i usually do w/all mascaras will make this one clump and look like crap, but if you just ease the comb into the base of your lashes and sweep straight up multiple times, you're good to go and it looks nice. i would probably even purchase again if i wasn't insanely obsessed with mascara and unable to stop buying thousands of tubes ;D

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on 8/28/2009 11:15:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

HG! I LOVE this mascara! My lashes have never looked so lush, this stuff is to die for. They look thick, dark, and long. The curl remains! And I actually prefer the comb applicator over using a brush, it lets me be more exact in my application. I am so happy I finally found a mascara that does everything I want it to. I am so glad I didn't cave and buy an expensive brand, that I kept combing through DS brands looking for my HG because it definitely paid off! There was just no way I could justify paying more than $7-8 for something I was going to throw away at 6 mo's max.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! this. I bought the blackest black one. after reading the reviews I was nervous about buying but got it half price at walgreens, it also came with the kohl pencil and I also love that.
anyway if you hold the brush at an angle and drag it up through your lashes while trying to blink that works the best. don't zig zag back and forth that just clumps it up... after a few coats my lashes were a lot longer, curled and so thick. they looked fake. this is by far the best mascara I've ever used. I will definately buy this again.

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on 3/27/2013 2:57:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I hated this mascara. It's basically an eyelash comb w/ mascara formula on it. It's wet and messy. I gave it to my mother and I don't think she liked it either. Rimmel has better products, this isn't one of them!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 1/24/2011 12:48:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I love this mascara and because it's 75% off at CVS right now and I have coupons, it became incredibly inexpensive. I love the brush which is like a de-tangling comb in miniature. The extreme black is nice and dark and I get no irritation although I wear contacts and have very sensitive eyes. I haven't noticed any fallout.

It applies very wet and I have to let it dry or I will get black spots where my lashes hit my lids. But that may be because it is brand new and needs the 2 week cooling off period that lots of mascaras seem to need. I'm buying every single bottle of this that I can find! If they really are discontinuing it ... I'll be so sad!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 7/2/2010 5:33:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love this mascara. Mostly I just love the brush. I couldn't find it again at the store so I cleaned the brush and used it with a different Rimmel bottle and I love it. It separates my lashes and is perfect for my small bottom lashes.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I LOVEEE THIS MASCARA! Its amazing! It makes my eyelashes soo dramatic and definitely noticeable, like Im wearing falsies! Since i have long eyelashes(yeah i know, many people are jealous) I really like to use mascaras that define them, and this one is amazing! I love the wand, it is very different and does not clump at all! It grands onto my lashes and pulls them up with great volume, amazing mascara overall!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 11/2/2008 10:21:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I've never found a drugstore mascara that I liked until this one. For many years I've only bough Dior, Prescriptives, Benefit etc. because the drugstore ones would always flake or give me raccoon eyes. While the Lash Maxx maybe isn't as thickening as the higher end ones, the important thing is that it does thicken very well without flaking. It stays on very well too. The applicator is different, but I really like it. It lets me be very precise with application, and I never get any mascara on my lids as I sometimes do with regular type applicators. Love it!!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 10/18/2007 12:12:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This mascara surprised me. I'm not a fan of Rimmel's mascaras in general but I saw this one in a magazine and just had to have it! This is good mascara. The comb through wand was very easy to use and the colour was excellent. With my short, brown lashes I'd given up on getting length and decided to concentrate on getting volume. I achieved this with this mascara. It thickened, lengthened and worked well with my natural curl. My only caveat is that it flakes abit so I usually go over it with Avon Defining Lengths but I would definitely buy this again.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 8/31/2015 7:03:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This is my favorite mascara, sadly I haven't been able to find it for a while now so I used it sparingly once it started to run low. When I initially bought it I thought the applicator wand was a complete joke but then I realized it made perfectly looking lashes!! I coupled this with Hard Candy's Ginormous Lash for a more dramatic look.


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