I don't know if it's because it's Spring, or my lack of time in the morning because I favour sleeping over getting ready time, but I've been opting for a fresh faced simple make up look recently. Simple and natural has been my morning mantra, and to help me achieve it, I've been using the Rimmel Extra 3D Lash Mascara a lot lately!
You'll have to excuse the complete state of this tube of mascara. I won a goodie bag of Rimmel bits on Twitter, and a nail polish smashed in the bag it got sent in and completely covered everything! I tried to take it off, but it's a fine glitter nail polish and it's just not having any of it - drives me insane to look at it so messy! That aside...I've had a bit of a love/hate relationship with this mascara, but all in all it's definitely a product worth checking out if you want natural looking lashes with plenty of length.
The wand has plastic bristles which is perfect as I've always favoured this over a fibre wand - I just think that the plastic bristles really work to comb through and separate your lashes. The only downside to this wand, which is where the hate side of the relationship comes in, is that the bristles are so damn sharp. It took me a while to get used to using this mascara, because you really can't get to the root of your lashes because it's actually painful - you can see in the photos that the bristles are like spikes. So...a bit of practice is required to get to grips with not scratching your waterline.
As you can see in the photographs above, my eyelashes are near enough invisible without mascara. They're quite long, but the colour is just so light, especially on the tips, they just look like they aren't there at all. The photograph below shows my lashes with one carefully applied coat of the Extra 3D Lash Mascara. As you can see, my lashes are lengthened and lifted. I don't use an eyelash curler, in fact don't even own one, but I think I might have to look into getting one as this kind of lift just doesn't last all day unfortunately.
At £4.99, this mascara is definitely reasonably priced and I wouldn't hesitate to buy this again when mine runs out. It's the perfect addition to any Spring make up routine and is ideal for creating defined, long, natural looking lashes. I'm really impressed!
Have you tried this mascara? What's your favourite?