New favourite mascara
I was lucky to receive this mascara in Very Black to trial. I have been using it on a daily basis. I really enjoyed using this mascara, though I'm not sure that this is the best endorsement for the product as I like natural looking lashes! There was somewhat of a lengthening effect but not as much as the name would suggest. No issues with clumping, smudging, flaking or removal, and the formula was long-lasting. I would definitely purchase this mascara as I love the natural everyday look. The packaging was pretty cool too.
Perfect for that 'no makeup' look!
Thank you Beauty Crew for giving me the chance to review the new Rimmel Wonder Extension Mascara! The shade I received was 001 Very Black.
Before I begin, I should start by telling you a bit about my lashes. They are dark brown but very short and very sparse. I often look for mascaras that can darken, thicken and lengthen my lashes. I do not wear false lashes. To be honest, most days I like my makeup to be very exaggerated. It is only on the odd occasion that I prefer my makeup to be more natural.
Okay so let's get started.
The first thing that caught my eye with this mascara is how gorgeous the packaging is! The bottom of the barrel begins as this beautiful purple and fades into a stunning aqua. This colour scheme gives me mermaid vibes! I found because the packaging is so bright, I could easily find it in my makeup bag (I'd imagine it would be easy to spot in your handbag too).
Opening up the mascara I found the wand to be a decent size, not too big that it would be difficult to use on small eyes. The wand gradually gets larger towards the handle. This would be so your outer lashes could be longer. Personally I never understood why you would want your inner lashes to be too long, so this works well for me.
Rimmel suggest applying this mascara by "holding the brush against your lashes and extending from root to tip repeatedly until desired volume and length is achieved."
Upon application I found that you needed a lot of coats to really make a difference on your lashes. The good thing is, you can literally coat your lashes twenty times and the formula never dries and stiffens your lashes, so this means no clumping! I found the formula really separated and lengthened my lashes, but it did nothing for their volume (or thickness if you like). My lashes looked still like my lashes but better. It definitely didn't look like I was wearing much makeup, so I feel like this mascara would be perfect for achieving that "no makeup look" that everyone is going for these days. It was a bit natural for my preferred everyday look, but that is just my preference.
The staying power of this mascara is incredible, it lasted a twelve hour day at work without crumbling or smudging. It even survived a walk in the rain as I hurried to my car.
I was able to remove the mascara no problem with my Banilla Co Zero Balm and then my Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean cleanser. I think you definitely want an oil balm or cleanser to remove it properly because it's not just coming off with water (which was evident during my walk in the rain)
Overall this Mascara is everything makeup is about right now, it's long lasting, effective yet very natural. It is definitely a different direction for Rimmel, I have used a few of their other mascaras and find most of them to have large wands and a more volumized unnatural look (which as mentioned earlier is usually my go to).
But for those seeking something to lightly amplify what is already there, without looking too done up; look no further, this mascara is for you!
Excited to try this mascara. I've never had extensions as the cost and hassle is too much. I was hoping this mascara would live up to its name.
It did! Wow! Firstly the beautiful packaging! Simple yet effective and makes it stand out, very beautiful. Formula is light with good thick coverage, but not clumpy. Did it look like I had extensions?? Yes it did!! 2 friends asked the same day I wore it! So impressed!
Non flakey, didn't transfer, removed easily. I'm in love and highly recommend. I can seeuself purchasing this product once my current tube has run out.
Great for everyday use
This mascara is great for everyday use. The price point is affordable and the product stays on all day - perfect for a big day at work. The brush is firm and ensures the mascara does not go gluggy upon application. I find that some cheaper mascaras run down your face but this one does not smudge or leave black remnants around the eyes. It’s also easy to remove at the end of the day and not too harsh on the lashes. Would recommend for every day use to incorporate into your daily makeup routine. The packaging is also super cute - I love the metallic pink, silver and teal colours.
Not For Me
I have been using this Rimmel London Wonder’Extension Mascara from the day I received it. I am a mascara girl and make sure I put the mascara on when I step out. Let's start with the packaging first, I absolutely loved the packaging however when it come to actual mascara I would say its not for me. Generally, I have natural long lashes and when I put mascara it enhances the length and the volume but with this I could see the length and it was jet black which was good but then you definitely need another mascara for the volume and to create that dramatic look. But if you do so it will become an expensive affair. I would recommend this to someone who just want bit of length to their lashes. I did love the fact that it was smudge free.
Good value, great packaging
Beautiful packaging, good sized product and the colours on the tube are very pretty. The mascara itself I found to be quite wet and took a while to dry, which did cause some mishaps with flecks of mascara under or aroud my eyes and messing up my eye shadow. Overall it took about 3 - 4 coats to achieve a long lash look which was effective for me as I have average sized lashes. The only reason I didn't give this five stars is because it took so long to dry in between coats and then ages to dry after the final coat had been applied. Overall it is good value for money and achieved the desired effect of longer looking lashes.
Didn't love it
I was provided a free trial, but even being free I don't think I will use this beyond trialling it for a week.
The packaging was pretty, but very bulky - I store my everyday makeup essentials standing up and it wouldn't fit where I usually keep my mascara. The wand is one of those spiky ones that I don't like because I'm unco and always poke myself in the eye! The formula isn't bad but doesn't stack up to my favourite mascara (which is also a budget brand) - a bit clumpy, and the fibres do add length but can be messy. Not a lot of flaking or smudging, but a little - more than my favourite!
Great length with zero volume
If you only want length and don’t need any volume, this is the product for you. It has great staying power with zero smudge or flaking and as it states washes off with ease; there’s never any residue I can’t take off.
While this mascara absolutely delivers on the length, it gives zero volume. I tried layering with a volume mascara but the Wonder’Extension dries down very quickly and it didn’t work for me at all.
The style of brush makes my lashes clump together and leaves me looking like I have 10 very long lashes on each eye. I just really didn’t rate it as I prefer a voluminous and fluffy lash over length alone. I’d only recommend this to someone wanting length and no volume.
2 stars because the formula was fab on so many levels, but I think it’s the brush that failed me personally.
I don’t know what it is but this mascara is officially my new favourite! It curls my lashes and gives them extreme length and volume a friend of mine was convinced I was wearing false lashes! My lashes didn’t clump or look like spiders, it totally has out done my previous favourite mascara ’better than sex’. Another thing I was super impressed with is that I didn’t have to curl my lashes, usually I have to too get my desired lift and curl but there was no need with this mascara. I definitely recommend this product to everyone!
The mascara wand took a couple uses for me to get use to, as the brush was bigger then others I have used before. The formula of the Rimmel London Wonder Extension mascara darkened my lashes and held a curl all day. It didn’t clump and separated out my lashes nicely however I didn’t find the product to length my lashes much. However the product was long lasting and didn’t transfer onto my under eye. Which is an issue I always have trouble with, with other mascaras I have used as I have quite long lower lashes. Even though the mascara was long lasting and smudge proof it came off easily with micellar water at the end of the day, which is my makeup remover of choice. I would recommend the Rimmel London Wonder Extension mascara to others, especial to those who have struggled in the past with under eye smudging.
Doesn't extend but still looks great
This is an interesting mascara - has a stringy texture which is what leads to the extension effect. The stretchy texture leads to it extending a little bit past your natural lashes to create the effect. However you of course can't extend your lashes much longer than they already are without professional extensions or physical fibres. I would like to see a fibre mascara from Rimmel - perhaps double ended with extension fibres and regular mascara - as that does a better job than this. However for a general lengthening volumising mascara this is great!
For natural-looking lashes
The Rimmel London Wonder’Extension Mascara is a good choice if you like a more a natural look. It offers some length, lightly coating the lashes without adding volume. Good for days when you don’t want to look too made up. It’s quite a wet formula, so best not to load the wand up with too much product or the lashes can stick together. I’m not usually a fan of rubber wands, but Rimmel’s long, thin tapered brush was good for my small eyes and allowed me to be more precise with the application. I did not experience any smudging or flaking, and at day’s end, the mascara looked much the same as it did when first applied in the morning. I had no trouble removing it with my usual oil cleanser.
Definitely lengthened my short eyelashes. Love
What a gorgeous tubed container for this mascara. A beautiful metallic pink, silver then tinted blue at the top which all blends into the shade. It’s so pretty to just look at. I received this mascara in Very Black to trial and highly impressed with its performance for my very sparse, light and short eyelashes.
Firstly, what I do love with this tubed container is the design due to it has a click of the lid which locks the top in so no more drying out of the mascara if I haven’t put the lid back on properly.
With a twist of the top I applied the mascara from the root to the tips of my lashes and instantly given longer eyelashes after the second application. This mascara really lifted up my eyelashes. The brush is perfect for my short lashes. What I also like is the mascara is not real wet which then would leave clumps on the lashes.
Some mascaras I find have an annoying fragrance that can be very overpowering for my now sensitive eyes. This mascara didn’t leave my eyes watering or stinging after applying and no strong fragrance to warranty wet eyes as the day went on.
Due to bad neck and shoulder problems I find sometimes holding some mascara wands a little hard as they are either too long or just don’t feel comfortable in my hand when applying the mascara. The top of this mascara has a flat edge to it where I can comfortably rest my index finger on and feel totally relaxed applying to the eyelashes. The brush is perfect in finding my lashes too. I was definitely standing behind the door when they chose lashes for my eyes.
The brush is tapered so at the end is a little thicker. It coated my lashes perfectly and wow, I definitely had lashes that were lengthened and looked perfectly so defined. Eyelashes now had lots of volume also.
Definitely found the mascara to be smudgeproof. No clumps left on my eyes either. I was watching a sad movie and of course teared up and wiped my eyes and then checked and no smudging below the eyes. I am not aware if this product is waterproof but I didn’t have any running of mascara when I had a crying session watching a movie.
One particular day was a busy day and night and the mascara stayed on perfectly all day with no touch ups needed at all. It has great staying power.
When it came to taking off the mascara at night, it was all so easy and quick to do. Will I continue to use this mascara…yes I will as it has proven to me it worked well with my lashes. My eyes definitely had the wow look, they just seemed so much brighter with this mascara.
Rimmel is a great brand that I can always trust with their products so thank you Beauty Crew for this trial as it came at the right time as I was after a new mascara. I will highly recommend this product to a lot of family/friends that suffer from sensitive eyes.
Long lash ready
While I am usually a fan of Rimmel lash products, this one wasn't for me and unfortunately I would not repurchase or recommend to others.
If you like a mascara that is primarily designed to give you length, rather than volume, than you may like this mascara more than I did. I had to end up combining products to get the desired effect, which isn't efficient or economical.
What I did like about the product was the colour, as it was very black, and the lasting power. It didn't flake or smudge off like other products I have used. Having said that, it was also very easy to remove with micellar water or an oil-based makeup remover.
I usually don't use mascara anymore as I found it really irritating to my eyes but this one didn't do that at all! It was a little bit thick for me since I don't usually wear it but that was easily solved by wiping some excess onto a tissue first, but for most people I'm sure that wouldn't be an issue. It absolutely lengthened my lashes and without clumping together so I have been using it every day since. It didn't smudge throughout the day but came off really easily at night when washing my face so it was a win win. I also loved the bottle.. felt fancy! I'm a big fan of Rimmel so I wasn't at all surprised by the quality but was certainly surprised to want to keep wearing it every day since. I have had so many compliments on it and many people asking where to get it from for themselves. It's a big tick for this mascara from me!
I loved everything about this macara ,it looked so pretty when i took it out of the packaging my daughters called it mermaid mascara,the wand was great it felt very comfortable in my hand which made it very easy to apply ,the black was very dark and made my lashes look really good much darker and longer it was nice and thick and coated my lashes well ,i bought 2 new mascara just before this one arrived and this one is definitely my favourite of the 3,it is thick enough i didn't need to use liner on my top lashes and gave a false lash look without being to fake
One coat only
After seeing Kim Kardashian’s lash trick to layer a lengthening mascara under a volumizing mascara I was so excited to try out this new mascara and was not overly impressed.
Did it make my eyelashes look longer? Yes.
Did it add any curl? No.
Could I do multiple layers? No it would go very clumpy when trying to do a second coat.
It also did not add any thickness or volume to my lashes which is what I normally gravitate towards.
I would recommend this to natural makeup girls with naturally curly lashes looking for a little extra length but that’s about it.
Beautiful Strong Lengthly Lashes!
A beautiful lengthening Mascara, lengths & adds volume beautifully, gives you the affect of fake lashes without needing them! I was so surprised at how well this mascara worked! Its super black too which is always an added bonus. Best part is that it didn't transfer which is my biggest pet peeve in a mascara, but at least a great affective product! Added to my everyday makeup bag! Will be re-purchasing as soon as I run out. Rimmel London have been very consistent with Mascara products and I have reached for them in the best, but this will always be on the MUST buy list from now on
Rimmel does it again!
As promised, this mascara delivered super long and lengthened lashes! I found the formula to be quite easy to work with, not overly wet and not too dry, just a nice consistency. The real magic happens when applying the second coat, the lengthening properties are taken to a whole new level! The only downfall I personally had with this mascara, is it did transfer onto my top brow bone. In saying this, nearly every mascara does this to some degree as my lashes are quite long, over all this mascara lived up to its claims and I would be happy to tell you to give it a try!!!
Not for me
I got to try the Rimmel London Wonder Extension Mascara as a tester.
It has a strange shape wand, and it was a little tricky to apply the mascara.
It was clump free but did not add much volume nor length to my lashes. Major issue I have is that it won't hold a curl at all! It's like you are undoing the curl as you apply the mascara. So, if you don’t have naturally curled lashes and you want your mascara to help it hold the curl, I would not recommend this product. I also have noticed it takes a long time to dry (and that might be why it won't hold curl… as weight of mascara uncurl your lashes!?). At the end of the day, I found a little smudge under my eyes. I usually use a water-proof mascara and have no issue, so it is another minus for me. But it was easy to remove though.
If you have naturally curled lashes and you are after natural everyday look, it may work for you, but I would not recommend this mascara if you were after something to hold a curl.