Saturday 10 July 2010

RIMMEL LONDON 100% Waterproof Mascara

The hottest day of the year so far, pollen levels very high and my hay-fever at its worst, I was going to be on the tube and had an half hour walk each end. What better day to try out a waterproof mascara and put it through its paces....?

Well application was easy, it's a nice enough wand and within seconds I had long fluttery lashes, impressive for a waterproof and it was a good black colour, so it passed my first test.
As usual and invoking sod's law, as soon as I had finished applying my make-up, my nose started to itch and the streaming watery eyes began, great what a waste of lovely make-up. My eyes did not stop watering for the next 3 hours and I was constantly dabbing at them, and yet my tissue was clear. I didn't look in a mirror for over 2 hours, so you can imagine my relief when I got home, looked in the mirror and saw the same lovely eyes I had left the house with and not the panda eyes I was expecting...

I have no hesitation in recommending this mascara and at £4.99 from Superdrug it's a steal.


  1. I don't know a lot about mascaras but are waterproofs normally a compromise in quality? I've often wondered why they offer a choice and not all mascaras are waterproof.

  2. I wonder that too actually Catherine and haven't yet found out why that is .. 'Normal' mascaras are heavier than their waterproof counterparts and are made from a different chemical formulation.
    A few years ago I felt that the waterproof ones were not as good as the normal ones in achieving the look I wanted, but they have improved greatly since then.
    It is not advisable to wear waterproof mascaras all the time though as they are more drying that the ordinary ones so not as good for the lashes.


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