This budget-friendly mascara is a dupe for expensive lash extensions

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about the impressive lash-lengthening formula

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / August 23 2021

The product

Here at BEAUTYcrew, we know the trauma that can come with lash extension addiction (RIP to all the lashes and money we’ve lost in the struggle). 

That’s why we’ve enlisted the help of our Review Crew® to find the mascara formula that can finally help forgo the stress and shame of paying exorbitant amounts of money for the lashes you want and deserve. 

Introducing: Rimmel London Wonder’Extension Mascara.

This lengthening mascara expertly coats, defines and separates each lash for clump-free, smudge-proof and flake-free all-day wear that’s also easy to remove. The mascara utilises patented full-stretch™ technology to create lash extensions that flex and stretch for natural, fuller, longer-looking lashes. Plus, according to one of our reviewers, it’s a pretty believable dupe: “As someone who used to get lash extensions every few weeks for 3 years straight until I got tired/bored of it, I can verify the final effect is pretty close to a set of natural [extensions]”.

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this lash-lengthening pick.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Rimmel London Wonder’Extension Mascara to a panel of women aged 18 and older who wanted a mascara that could rival lash extensions.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Rimmel London Wonder’Extension Mascara.

The way it lengthened lashes: Our Review Crew® members loved the way the mascara created lash extension-level length with just a few coats. 

The clump-free formula: Many of our reviewers were quick to note how impressed they were with the clump-free formula, with a few saying they were pleasantly surprised by how the mascara effortlessly separated and coated each lash without getting gluggy or stuck together.

The flake-free finish: A number of our members said they loved that they could confidently apply the mascara in the morning for flake-free, smudge-proof wear all day. A few members even said they’d forgo purchasing a waterproof mascara because they were so impressed by the staying power of the Wonder’Extension formula.

The verdict

“I absolutely love this mascara. The length that it creates is stunning, and it Is smudge proof, which for me is a must!! It lacks in volume but makes up [for it] with the lengthening. The wand makes it super easy to coat the lashes evenly and to perfection. This mascara has become an everyday staple in my makeup routine. With my usual mascaras, I find that during the day the mascara will start to flake off into my face whereas this mascara does not do that which makes me very happy! I highly recommend trying out this mascara, you will be pleasantly surprised!”
Khloe C
REVIEWcrew® Member
“This product is absolutely amazing! The packaging is gorgeous, and the mascara tube itself is mesmerizing! The brush that it comes with does an absolutely incredible job of separating and coating each individual lash, without getting clumpy or having the 'spider eyes' look. In terms of cleaning it off my eyelashes, I found a gentle swipe with a cotton pad with micellar water does the trick - no harsh scrubbing! I can safely say I've found my new go-to mascara to provide big, voluminous lashes! I’ve already convinced 3 of my girlfriends to try it and they absolutely love it!’
Veronica J
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I love that the Rimmel London Wonder Extension Mascara is not thick and gluggy. It glides on easily and separates the lashes and gives a nice coating without being heavy. I like that the eyelashes look a bit longer too. I have spent a lot of money on mascara over the years and even the most expensive ones are thick and stick lashes together, Rimmel London Wonder Extension Mascara one doesn't do that and I love it for this alone.”
Adrienne N
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this lash extension in a tube? Read more Rimmel London Wonder’Extension Mascara reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Rimmel London to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Rimmel London Wonder’Extension Mascara is based on a combined total of 50 reviews submitted and is correct as of 28/04/2021.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).