Friday, May 22, 2015

Rimmel London Wake Me Up Mascara - Does It Work?

Having the day off today meant one thing, and one thing only...SHOPPING! Finally found the time go into every shop I wanted to and I, being the shopaholic and makeup-aholic that I am, obviously ended up picking up a few make-up items that I've been dying to try out. I don't know if anybody has noticed, but everywhere you look there is for sure a giant billboard featuring the new Rimmel London mascara. London is covered in propaganda for this product and it wasn't long until it caught my attention.


The reason why I mostly wanted to try this is because this mascara is enriched with vitamins (Pro Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E) and Cucumber extracts (and not because it is so pretty to look at...ok, maybe a little). It claims to make us look more awake, something I'm always after because I tend to look tired all the time! The hour-glass brush is unusual, it has wider ends and it is designed to wrap each and every lash with defined, clump-free volume for an eye awakening effect.

L-One coat R- Two coats (excuse my crazy looking eyebrow)
I wore this throughout the day and this is what I like about it:
✓ Very stylish packaging.
✓ Priced at only £7.99 (but currently £5.99 - introductory price).
✓ Lovely cucumber scent.
✓ Lashes feel soft and flexible (not crispy like with other mascaras).
✓ Long lasting.
✓ Lightweight consistency.

What I don't like...
✖ Not so great for volume.
✖ Brush design makes application tricky.
✖ Needs a couple of coatings and it can be tricky not to clump with the brush.
✖ Cooling sensation not really noticeable.

On the whole, I like this neat mascara a lot. The packaging is pretty and eye-catching and the formula has a really lovely fragrance. Application is easy-ish once you get the hang of it, but I don't like the brush shape. Having wider ends and the curve in the middle made it difficult for me to get to the roots and I ended up getting some of it on my eyelids. I personally like volume, and this needs many many coats to achieve the look I would usually go for so I will be using this as my "day time" mascara. For my more dramatic evening looks I will stick to my all time favourite Lash Sensational by Maybelline. Having said that, I did notice that it made my eyes look wider and my lashes longer so if you are looking for an affordable, natural look mascara, you can't go wrong with this one. 

You can get this mascara at Boots and Superdrug alongside the rest of the "Wake Me Up" collection which includes Foundation and Concealer, both of which I have yet to try.

Tell me, have you guys tried this product/collection yet? Let me know what you think below.

Have an awesome long weekend ahead and see you beauties soon!

xoxo


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  1. wuww great mascara :)

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    1. It is nice :)

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  2. I haven't tried it yet but this was a great review! It doesn't seem like it lengthens the lashes hence, I don't think I'll be purchasing this but it looks great on your eyes :)

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  3. It looks very nice on your lashes :) x

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  4. It looks really good! Nice review!

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  5. Great review! I also like mascara with volume, I think that this is the most important quality I looking for, and so many times I buy items that dont realy serve me only for a nice packaging!
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    1. Me too. I have had many disappointments, but this does well so I will be keeping it :)

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  6. It sounds good, might give it a try as well, great review hon !

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  7. I really liked the way you laid out this review, especially with the pros and cons as bullet points...good idea! I hate crispy mascara so this sounds like something I'd like to try...shame it's not as volumising, although hopefully you'll notice a difference in lash condition in the long term?

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    1. Thanks Danielle :). Fingers crossed that is the case xxx

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  8. I don't think this would be for me as I like a lot of volume with my eyes being quite small haha. I love that it has vitamins in it though, that's a nice touch

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    1. That's exactly why I wanted to try this :)
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  9. Personally I think this mascara gave you a tone of volume! :o hahaha

    If you're looking for a very good mascara (who isn't?) you should try essence's big lash mascara! It is sooo good and inexpensive :)

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    1. It does look that way does it not? I guess I just wanted more. Thanks for the tips!

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  10. The packaging is so pretty and this mascara looks great on your lashes. Great review dear. xx
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  11. Interesting, I have to buy it because of the scent of cucumber. Have a nice weekend Pam!

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    1. It does smell lovely! :) Have a nice one too Alice xxx

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    1. I think so too :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Great! Like it!
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  14. I love the colour of the tube and I love the scent of cucumber. Shame it needs coats...

    Lizzie Dripping

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    1. Me too! Thanks for stopping by Lizzie :)

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  15. It looks very nice on your lashes!
    Have a good day!

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    1. Thank you! Have an awesome day too!

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    1. It's new :)

      Thank for stopping by xxxx

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  17. Great review! Thank you for your comment on
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    1. Thank you beautiful xx

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  18. I love vitamin enriched mascaras - long term use gives you much nicer lashes, but I prefer them when they add volume as well. Bourjois and Yves Rocher are good brands to check out if you're ever looking for an alternative! Great review as always! :) x

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    1. Ohhh thanks for the tip Ornella :) xxx

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  19. Great review ! xx

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  20. It really makes your eyes pop! That brush is kind of weird though...not sure how that would make mascara application easier!

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    1. Exactly what I thought! Not sure what they were thinking...maybe I'm just using it wrong haha

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  21. This is amazing on you!
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  22. I hadn't heard of this mascara before.
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  23. I have never tried this mascara but it looks great on you! :)

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  24. great post! thanks for the review!

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  25. Your lashes look great! I tend to use very fine brushes like They're Real, because I can never use those brushes without my lashes clumping! You did a great job applying this product.
    xo, Lauren-lee
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    1. Thank you Lauren-lee :)

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  26. Your lashes look awesome, I can't get my lower lashes looking like that! Maybe it's the mascara that I use... I haven't changed brand from Maybelline's waterproof Great Lash mascara in years. I guess I could try out something else.

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    1. I always like changing what I use, maybe you could try this one :)

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  27. Your lashes look so long! I'll have to give this mascara a try after this review :)

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  28. Interesting, cooling sensation would have been nice if it worked!

    xo,

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    1. I know right! Too bad it didn't
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  29. Will try it!

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  30. Haven't really tried any of the new collection but I've been trying out the new Maybelline Sensational mascara in waterproof and I really like it! :)
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  31. Great review, I like the look after two coats :)
    Your blog is amazing, would you like to follow each other?

    Caro x

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  32. Great post Pam xo

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    Jill :)

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  33. Great post, I want to try this mascara, I love Rimmel London Brand. And don't worry about your eyebrow they look good ( at least better than mine)

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    1. You are too kind lol finally got them done so they look much better now :D

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  34. great review! i need to get my hands on this mascara, gotta check it out :)

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    1. If you do get it and review it let me know :) would love to know ur thoughts!!

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  35. Your eyes are beautiful <3
    xoxo,
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  36. Sounds like the perfect product to have in my summer makeup! The scent sounds really interesting and the packaging is really chic x

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  37. This mascara looks really nice! Would love to try it :)

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  38. Amazing post again <3
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  39. So interesting post. Have a great day!

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  40. I like the rimmel products :) The priece is really affordable. Such a pitty with this disadvantages, but it looks very stylish :)

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    1. Me too! Love Rimmel and love this mascara!

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  41. great review !

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