The Genius Mascara That Really Will Transform Your Beauty Bag

Amy Lawrenson

I am a slight anomaly. I’m a natural redhead with fair lashes which means I just plaster them with mascara on the daily. I’ve had my lashes tinted by an expert for holidays in the past and really liked waking up not resembling a mole seeing light for the first time in months, but considering I rarely go sans mascara it’s not really worth the expense any other time. So when I heard Rimmel was launching a multipurpose lash tinting mascara my first thought was That is genius and my second was Why has no one thought about this before? I mean, seriously! It makes so much sense. Keep scrolling to read all about Rimmel London's latest mascara. 

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Like a gradual tanner for your lashes Rimmel Volume Colourist Mascara (£8) contains a semi-permanent lash tint that works over time to take bare lashes darker in two weeks. I started to notice my lashes getting darker after about 7 days. The mascara itself gives lashes good separation and volume; for me, it was a little on the natural side, so I layered it up with either Code Beautiful VLM Mascara (£20) or Urban Decay’s Better Than Sex Mascara (£19), which are my two go-to’s right now.

As for removal, it will come off easily with your usual eye makeup remover (I use Vichy Purete Thermale Waterproof Eye Make-up Remover, £11), leaving your lashes mascara-less but definitely darker—no more mole eyes. Result.

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