Sunday, August 1, 2010

I Give Up.

Hey everyone!
I am talking about Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara, which I purchased about two weeks ago and have been using since then. I had never heard anything about it, but decided to try it anyways, and besides I had a $2.00 off coupon. Well, let me tell you, I am now wishing I had gotten the Max Flash mascara because quite frankly this mascara just does not cut it. I normally would spend a little more time with it before reviewing it but I just don’t like it that much. However, if this changes, you guys will be the first to know!
Oh yes, the packaging is so cute, with a shiny purple tube and an embossed crown on top (sound familiar? What other Rimmel product looks like that? Answer below!). The brush… well, I can’t really describe it so let me just show you:
This is a “triple plump” brush for “fuller curvier lashes.” To me this just seems like a gimmick because it really doesn’t seem to help.
Nekkid lashes!
How about the formula? I think this is an ok formula. Sexy Curves is a little on the thin side, but most mascaras tend to thicken after a month or so, so I’m not too hung up on that. But it does dry quickly, and once it does you can’t go back and add some without forming unilash. That’s a little inconvenient for me, because I usually do one coat on one eye, then go to the other eye, and repeat until I get the desired effect. But now I do one eye at a time, which throws me off in the morning.
And the lengthening and volumizing? It gives just a little extra something, very natural looking and nothing dramatic. This isn’t what I was looking for; I like a lot of length and volume. It does better in the latter category, but even that isn’t saying much. It's just not impressive.
3 coats of Rimmel Sexy Curves
Now that all that is over, I have to go over my #1 complaint- smudging. Even after it has dried (and formed unilash) if you blink this mascara will usually leave little smudges on your eyelid. This is quite annoying, especially if you’ve already got your eyeshadow on. But the weirdest thing is that I noticed smudging right above my lashline after applying Sexy Curves. I think this is due to the bulbous parts of the brush hitting there while putting the mascara on, but I could be wrong. It’s really annoying though because it’s hard to wash off, and especially annoying if you’ve already applied the rest of your eye makeup.
All things considered, this not a good mascara and definitely not worth repurchasing. It only gives minimal length and volume, smudges easily, doesn’t give curvier lashes, and is just plain annoying. I think the only good thing it does is help your lashes grow, because of added proteins. But let’s face it, I can just use L’Oreal’s lash serum for that and not have to deal with it. My advice? Stay far away from this mascara.
Have you tried this mascara, and if so, what are your thoughts? Any mascaras you think I should try? Comment!
PS The packaging is very reminiscent of their own Moisture Renew lipsticks!
 PPS Is anyone else really excited for Shark Week on Discovery Channel? 


  1. I have this and the packaging is so cute, but I experienced smudging as well. I know what you mean by unilash, I def had that happen to me by the third coat. It doesn't really help grow lashes, but it is a bit nourishing, and for that you could just buy Revlon Grow Luscious.

  2. I got this in the waterproof version and it just sucked to no end. LOL. I hate to be that harsh but I seriously haven't tried a mascara in recent memory that was that bad! I had the same smudging problem, except mine also took forever to dry. It's too bad the cute packaging is so deceiving. :(

  3. @PoorCollegeStudent- I thought the packaging was so pretty too, but the mascara is awful!! It doesn't do anything for my lashes. I might try that mascara, would you recommend it over the L'Oreal lash serum?

    @Steph- I hated to be so harsh too, especially since Rimmel is one of my favorite brands, but this really isn't that good of a product. :(


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