I bought Rimmel’s Volume Colourist Mascara with Lash Tint Complex in “Black” after reading that it promises to darken bare lashes in two weeks. Who wouldn’t want the best of both; being able to wear mascara, and not having to tint lashes separately, as this should do it at the same time, but was it too good to be true?
The jet-black mascara is packaged in a sleek black and shimmery lilac ombre tube, and the tapered wand is easy to use and gives volume, while coating each lash. For those who like to put mascara on their bottom lashes, the tip of the wand is perfect for this.
The first time I used this mascara, I wasn’t a fan. The formula was very wet and not pleasant to work with, but after using it every day for a week, the consistency of the mascara had dried out a little and became more creamy than wet, which made it much easier to use.
Yes, my lashes did appear fuller and longer while wearing the mascara, but were they darker on the odd day when I didn’t wear mascara? Well, after three weeks of use, I should have seen results, but honestly, there was absolutely no difference whatsoever. I do have naturally dark lashes, but they’re dark at the roots and light (almost blonde) at the very tips, and I was really hoping that this mascara would tint those light tips, but it was not to be.
After three months of use, it’s time for me to toss this mascara tube and start using a new one, and I’m sad to say that I won’t be repurchasing another Rimmel Volume Colourist mascara. Yes, it lived up to the promise of giving instant volume and length, but that was it. The Lash Tint Complex definitely did nothing for me, and didn’t wow me enough to make me want to buy another tube or recommend it to anyone else. Maybe this product would work better for someone with blonde or very light brown natural lashes.
Rimmel Volume Colourist Mascara is available from The Warehouse, pharmacies and selected Rimmel stockists.
If you’ve tried this mascara, and have light coloured eyelashes, please leave a comment and let me know how it worked for you.