Saturday, January 4, 2014

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara

As many of you read in my big mascara post back in October, I'm a bit of a mascara fiend.  I'm almost always experimenting with at least 4 or 5 at a time, but I have yet to find my holy grail formula for perfectly long, thick, clump-free lashes.  And, while I have used and loved both high and low end formulas, mascara is one of those products that I prefer not to spend a lot of money on.  There truly are many excellent ones that can be found at the drugstore, no matter what type of effect (defining, thickening, lengthening, Kim Kardashian-ing, etc.) one is hoping to achieve.  More importantly, for a product that we should be discarding and replacing every three months (I read a comment the other day on a beauty message board that said something to the effect of "After my favorite mascara finally wouldn't work after two years..."  GAAAHH!  I almost passed out.), it's a lot easier on our wallets if we can find good drugstore options.  

Enter my latest drugstore find - Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless.  

According to Rimmel's Website, it is their "first ultra lengthening mascara that defies the laws of lash length."  Its benefits include:

- Length that defies limits
- Formula with Micro-Fibres and Grow-Lash Complex
- Instant wow: Extends lashes by up to 99%
- Lashes look up to 126% longer in 30 days*
- Lash-catching brush grabs every lash for perfect separation.  No clumps!
**In testing involving 24 women who experienced visible lash enhancement over time, lashes appeared 90 % longer on average after 30 days.

As you may also remember, I am a fan of the original Rimmel Lash Accelerator, too.  While the tubes may look similar, the brushes are completely different.  The original Rimmel Lash Accelerator is not a fiber mascara and has a traditional brush, while the new Lash Accelerator Endless is a fiber mascara with a plastic-bristle brush:

Top - Rimmel Lash Accelerator; Bottom - Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless

I know that most mascara lovers think that big brush = big lashes, but I beg to differ!  For me, big mascara brush = big hot mascara mess.  By big hot mascara mess, I mean something like this picture for a "mascara tutorial" that I saw on YouTube earlier this week:
Bless her clumpy-lashed little heart...
While I don't necessarily want a super-tiny brush, a slim brush allows me to really wiggle the mascara into the roots of my lashes and then cleanly pull it through to the tips.  Also, a smaller brush lets me flip it around vertically and use the tip to get to those inner and outer corners of my lashes.  

The original Rimmel Lash Accelerator does have that nice, skinny brush that I like, but it is better for just a bit of soft defining and lengthening:

I often use this one for just my bottom lashes or if I haven't put on any makeup and just need to look "alive" for some short amount of time (gym, quick trip to the store, etc.).  

However, this new Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless mascara is in a whole other league than the original:

BAM!  Not only does this mascara give me more length than the original (thank you, fibers!), it also requires almost no blotting of the wand (I just blot the tip) or any follow-up combing with a metal lash comb (which is usually a must if you are applying multiple coats of any mascara).  I'm not so sure about its claims that it will make my actual lashes grow, but with results like this after just two coats, I am perfectly happy with what it does for the lashes that I already have!

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless can be found for around $8 at most drugstores and online retailers such as and  

What are your favorite drugstore mascaras?  Which do you prefer - plastic or traditional-bristle brushes?  Fat or skinny wands?  Ever try a fiber mascara?

Thank you for reading, and go throw out that dried-up, funky tube of mascara that you immediately thought of when you read the "every three months" sentence at the beginning of this post!  (No worries.  I forgive you. :) )

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