23 September 2010

Rimmel Lash Accelorator vs Revlon Grow Luscious

The latest craze to hit the mascara world is the inclusion of lash enhancing scientific things in mascaras.  Lancome released their Precious Cells mascara a few months ago, and now the trend has trickled down into the lower end of the market, and two such products promising fuller, thicker, softer, more magic lashes are the Rimmel Lash Acclerator mascara, and the Revlon Grow Luscious mascara.  Here they are:
I bought these a couple of weeks ago from Boots, and they were both on offer.  I think the Revlon Grow Luscious was £7.99 and the Rimmel Lash Accelerator was £6.99.  I have never used a Revlon mascara before, and have traditionally hated all the Rimmel ones I've used in the past, so I was curious to see how these would work out.

First thing to notice is the difference in wand size: the Revlon wand is bigger; I prefer larger wands - I just feel like I'm getting a fuller finish rather than spidery spiky lashes, which I hate.  Both wands are brushes, rather than plastic ones.
Since I got these mascaras, I've been using one on each eye every day.  The Revlon Grow Luscious goes on the left eye, and the Rimmel Lash Accelerator on the right.  Very scientific.  The first thing I noticed is that the Rimmel one is somehow really quite scratchy on application, and makes my eye itch a little bit.  I also find that I need to give it a good wiggle through the lashes to stop it clumping, as it's quite a wet mascara, something I've always hated about the Rimmel products.  The Revlon one applies like a dream though, and I really like it.
Here are a couple of shots of my nude lashes:

As you can see, my lashes are a reasonably length, so it's always volume I look for in a mascara.  They are a bit patchy in places too, so I'm hoping one or both of these mascaras might rectify that problem. 
Here are my lashes with their clothes on:
The Revlon Grow Luscious is on my left eye (so the right one in the picture) and the Rimmel Lash Accelerator is on my right eye (your left as you're looking at the picture).
There really isn't much difference in finish, although it takes a lot longer for me to make the Rimmel Lash Accelerator look as good as the Revlon Grow Luscious does without much effort.  In terms of lash-altering, I'll have to get back to you on that.  Expect an update in around 4 weeks time, when I've had the time to give each mascara to do their work.  I definitely don't think that either of these products stand up to other mascaras on the market, regardless of their lash enhancing properties.  The Revlon Grow Luscious is definitely the nicer mascara in my opinion, but I still have others that do a better overall job.

Have you tried these or similar mascaras? What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. you have amazingly long lashes! I want to try both of these, but haven't seen the rimmel lash accelerator in stores here in canada yet I don't think.