I am pretty sure you will have seen the new Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara floating around blogs and social media since it was launched around 10 days ago. Lots of bloggers received the mascara as a press sample, including me, so it has been popping up rather a lot recently on social media and today I'm going to let you know what I think of it.
What Rimmel Says About The Volume Shake Mascara
The Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara has to be the heaviest mascara I have ever used, this is down to it's first-to-market patented "shaker system" inside the mascara. The mascara tube has the innovative shaker system inside and each time the mascara is shaken, the volumising formula is said to refresh, this is to prevent the mascara from drying out after a few months as is usually the case with a mascara. The mascara is in a dark green tube with gold writing, it is a lot heavier than a regular mascara but not too heavy that it's uncomfortable to use.
The mascara has a bristle brush, it is of average size, not too big and not too small, the neck of the mascara tube is a lot bigger than regular mascara's, usually the neck of the tube/bottle will get thinner towards the opening to enable wiping off any excess product, but the neck on the Volume Shake mascara is quite wide, you can still easily wipe off any excess product but the neck is definitely wider.
When the mascara is shaken, you can hear and feel the innovative "shaker system" moving up and down, but since the mascara is new, I haven't needed to shake it, and have only shaken it for review purposes and not because the mascara needed refreshing.
The mascara wand doesn't pick up too much product which I like, I really don't like it when the wand is over loaded with product and it was nice to see this wasn't, I did have to wipe the excess product from the wand but it wasn't over loaded at all. The brush on the wand is easy to use and fans my lashes out nicely. The mascara coats my lashes well, separates them and gives me a little volume, it doesn't give me a dramatic change in the way my lashes look, but my lashes are coated evenly, and nicely separated, it is a nice everyday mascara that doesn't clump or give me that "3 lash" effect.
The mascara doesn't smudge at all and I haven't experienced any flaking, I have a real problem with mascaras smudging on my socket bone, but the volume shake doesn't smudge which is a huge bonus for me. The mascara applies well and has a nice formula, it is quite wet but not too wet that it goes everywhere when I use it, and it has always removed with ease with any makeup remover or cleanser I have used with it.
Overall it's a nice mascara and I like it but it doesn't blow me away, it coats my lashes well and gives me nicely fanned out separated lashes but not particularly volumised, it is a nice mascara for everyday and the fact it doesn't smudge is brilliant for me because 90% of mascaras do smudge so to find one that doesn't is a big deal for me. Since I have only had the mascara for just over a week I can't really comment on whether the shaker system works well because the mascara is new and not anywhere near the drying out stage, I will however come back and add an edit in to this post in around 6 months to let you know if the shaker system works.
If you would like to try the new Rimmel Volume Shake mascara, you can pick it up on the Superdrug website here priced at £8.99, but at the time of writing this post it is currently available for a promotional price of £6.99.
Have you tried the Rimmel Volume Shake mascara? Or would you like to try it? Let me know in the comments section below.
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