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Review:: Rimmel Eye Magnifier Eye Opening Mascara
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Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:18 am      Reply with quote
This is one those new generation mascaras with the plastic brushes. I was going to try the Max Factor one, but then I saw this, and I've had really good luck with other Rimmel mascaras (Extra Super Lash, Lash Extender), and it was $2 cheaper than the Max Factor. Laughing This claims to 'lift lashes vertically by 70%'.

(On a side note, I tried LashExact by Cover Girl and hated it-- the formula was stiff and it caused some shedding)

Anyway, I like the Rimmel. The formula dries soft, and doesn't flake at all, even at the end of a long work day. I'm not so sure about the whole lifting of lashes by 70%, but this does really make lashes longer-- I bought it in Extreme Black so the effect is rather dramatic. I think I'd like it in a subtler color for day wear, though. I did use this with just some peach eyeshadow and gloss, and the effect was very pretty. (Well, I thought so, anyway Smile ).

I do have to run my lashes though a lash comb to acheive some separation. I was skeptical about the actual brush because it doesn't look as streamlined as the other ones-- the bristles aren't as tapered as, say, the LashExact brush (and maybe if they were, I wouldn't have to use a lash comb). But this is worlds better in terms of actual quality. It didn't make my eyelashes fall out!

So, a good drugstore buy. Very Happy
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Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:40 am      Reply with quote
Good review! Thank you! Smile

I like to try out new mascaras and this one is inexpensive enough that I'm going to pick it up the next chance I have. I hate mascaras that leave your lashes feeling stiff; so this sounds like it's worth a try. Very Happy
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Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:28 am      Reply with quote
Awesome!! I will have to try this. Does it wash out easily?
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Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:49 am      Reply with quote
bkkgirl wrote:
Awesome!! I will have to try this. Does it wash out easily?


Yes, it does. I just use DHC cleansing oil to take it off. It dissolves it well, doesn't leave any black goo behind.
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Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:18 pm      Reply with quote
violetanne wrote:
bkkgirl wrote:
Awesome!! I will have to try this. Does it wash out easily?


Yes, it does. I just use DHC cleansing oil to take it off. It dissolves it well, doesn't leave any black goo behind.


Is it water-proof? What other colors does it come in?
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Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:13 pm      Reply with quote
bkkgirl wrote:
violetanne wrote:
bkkgirl wrote:
Awesome!! I will have to try this. Does it wash out easily?


Yes, it does. I just use DHC cleansing oil to take it off. It dissolves it well, doesn't leave any black goo behind.


Is it water-proof? What other colors does it come in?


it's not waterproof which is a plus for me because I find them too damaging. It comes in the normal colors for masacara-- brown, black brown, black, intense black.... I'm not sure if there's more.
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Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:15 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks for a great review, violetanne!! I'm trying to gather info about this new breed of mascaras--- When you get the chance, can you take a look at the pictures I posted in this thread?

http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=19921

The PF mascara also has a new generation silicone bristle brush, so I'm wondering if you would look at that picture in particular and tell me if you think the results are more or less the same as the Rimmel version, or if you can see any difference. TIA!

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Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:41 pm      Reply with quote
violetanne wrote:
I tried LashExact by Cover Girl and hated it-- the formula was stiff and it caused some shedding


I tried the Volumizing Lash Exact, and hated it too. I called Proctor & Gamble, and complained.
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Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:46 pm      Reply with quote
manslayerliz wrote:
Thanks for a great review, violetanne!! I'm trying to gather info about this new breed of mascaras--- When you get the chance, can you take a look at the pictures I posted in this thread?

http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=19921

The PF mascara also has a new generation silicone bristle brush, so I'm wondering if you would look at that picture in particular and tell me if you think the results are more or less the same as the Rimmel version, or if you can see any difference. TIA!


Humm, hard to say. I would say I had similar results to what you have there. You know, I don't have it on right now. Hang on... Ok, Liz, I haven't had makeup on all day and I just put this stuff on FOR YOU, and you alone!!!! Laughing

I don't get as much separation as you have there until I pull my lashes through the lash comb, but the results are very similar. The length and volume are comparable. HTH!!
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Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:33 pm      Reply with quote
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Ok, Liz, I haven't had makeup on all day and I just put this stuff on FOR YOU, and you alone!!!! Laughing



I'm honored, violetanne! Surprised

Thanks for the valuable info!

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