Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara

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I’m a sucker for mascara. I want to have long natural lashes. This is why I’m reviewing this new Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara.

For as long as I can remember people have always remarked on how long my lashes are. I would get asked if I put fake lashes on – which I never did. I would also get told that I’m so lucky to have long natural lashes. The thing was I never felt lucky to have long natural lashes, I often compared my lashes to a Venus flytrap and every piece of dirt just get trapped in them.

Having said that, I’m a complete sucker for trying out anything that can make me lashes stand out. Give them the proper attention they deserve.

I went through a phrase a few years ago of trying out load of different mascara, trying to find the right one for me. You see, with me I’m a marketing man dream. If you tell me this amazing new mascara will make your lashes even fuller and longer – I would believe you without a doubt. So a few years ago I tried out a lot of different mascara all believing the hype, and foolishly believing I will get fuller and longer lashes.  I stopped trying out mascara due to a cyst that developed in my eyes. Now I’m not 100% certain it was formed due to me trying out loads of different mascara – but I decided to give it a rest and let my eyes calmed down.

So that was a few years ago, last week I went a little mascara crazy. I was in Boots (drugstore to my US readers) and I picked up a few mascara. And there is one I will be talking about today – the Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara.

This mascara caught my attention, It in a longer bigger bottle then normal mascara. And it also was on special offer, so I obviously picked it up.

Here what they say about it:

Volume Shake mascara gives lashes a beautiful Clump-free volume, from first to last use! Perfect for everyday volume. Use the Volume Defining brush to load bare lashes with a generous coat of volumising formula to build beautiful natural-looking volume.

If you hate to throw away half-used mascara because it dries out or simply isn’t as good as new, this volumising black mascara is perfect for you.

Here are what my lashes look like before usage.

Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara

And this what it looked like after.

Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara

Did I notice much of a different? Honestly, not a lot. It kind of clamped my lashes today and it didn’t give me the individual long lashes I was hoping for. I also was disappointed that It didn’t show so well in photos. Hence why there is only one photos of me and not a close up version. I’m a fan of mascara brushes that curved a little, this one didn’t and I felt the brush made it difficult to get into the corner and really bring out the short little lashes.

Overall, I wasn’t that impressed with this Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara. I felt it didn’t really add volume and just clamped my lashes together. If I was you, give this one a miss.

However, do you have any good mascara recommendation? One that will add volume and make my lashes stand out.

72 Comments
  • Sophia
    March 27, 2017

    I really like Loreal double extension with beauty tube technology. You apply a white base coat and then a black top coat and I find the volume to be amazing!!

    Sophia xx http://sophiawhitham.co.uk

  • Stephanie Merry
    March 27, 2017

    Oh that’s a shame you didn’t love this. I’ve not tired this yet x

  • Elizabeth Johnson
    March 27, 2017

    That stinks that it didn’t make much of a difference. I find myself going from mascara to mascara. After a while I feel like I can find something better out there. I am sure there is amazing mascara out there I just don’t want to spend an arm and a leg buying it.

  • Claudia
    March 27, 2017

    Thanks for posting an honest review! I will avoid this as I also have quite fair lashes so need a mascara that works hard! My sister used to get told off at school for wearing mascara because she has such long dark lashes even though she wasn’t wearing any!

    http://www.claudialovescats.co.uk/

  • Amy
    March 27, 2017

    I kept looking at this when I was on the hunt for a new mascara. Glad I avoided it now.

  • robin Rue
    March 27, 2017

    I have always liked Rimmel products, but now that I read this review I think I am going to steer clear. Thanks for being so honest.

  • Shannon Bryson
    March 27, 2017

    Yeah unfortunately I didn’t see much of a difference myself. I’m yet to find a good mascara that does what I want and actually looks good. I’ll let you know if I find it!

  • Skye Boden
    March 27, 2017

    I was going to try this out, I’m really glad I’ve been warned that it isn’t all that effective beforehand. Hopefully you find a better product to invest in soon!

  • Lecy | A Simpler Grace
    March 27, 2017

    I’m always on the hunt for a good mascara that doesn’t clump. I’ll have to remember to skip over this one if I see it on store shelves. Hope you have better luck with the next brand!

  • Mica
    March 27, 2017

    It’s a shame this doesn’t give you the results you want or that it promises! I am currently using up all the little travel and sample size mascara I’ve somehow accumulated, it’s amazing how many different ones there are out there, so hopefully you find one that works for you! 🙂

    Hope you have had a wonderful weekend 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Tine
    March 27, 2017

    What a bummer it didn’t work out the way you had hoped! I bought L’Oréal Double Extension yesterday – haven’t tried it out yet but I have high hopes! I’ll let you know how it turns out

  • Janel B
    March 27, 2017

    I agree that brand didn’t really do justice for you. My favorite mascara is Better than sex by Too faced. And my other favorite is Roller Lash by Benefit. Both are kinda pricey but worth every penny.

  • cara
    March 27, 2017

    Bummer that it didn’t work well. I’m a huge fan of Loreal mascaras. Loreal telescopic is my absolute fave!

  • Rae
    March 27, 2017

    I’m always trying new mascaras – I do rely on Roller Lash by Benefit for a powerful look and Clump Crusher by CoverGirl for a more natural, work day look. Sorry to hear this one didn’t work out, but glad you reviewed it so I know it may not be worth it!

  • Ana De- Jesus
    March 27, 2017

    I tend to use Benefit which makes my lashes stand out but like you I am not impressed by this Rimmel mascara. Such a shame x

  • Stephanie
    March 27, 2017

    It’s always good to experiment with makeup because you never know which product is going to work on you! Sorry you didn’t see much difference with this one.

  • Nayna Kanabar
    March 27, 2017

    Its a shame that this mascara did not work for you but its good that you have written a good honest review.

  • Jacqueline
    March 27, 2017

    I love Rimmel products, their mascara has always been a really good buy. I try and buy them when they’re on sale so I’ll have a bunch on hand.

  • Miracle Max
    March 27, 2017

    I’ll be honest….I can’t see a difference really either. What a shame. The Benefit mascara is fab. Jo x

  • Candace
    March 27, 2017

    I’ve still been using my CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom mascara. It adds volume and length to my lashes. I’m sure you’re disappointed in that mascara. I am glad you did an honest review on it so I don’t waste my money!

  • Jenny
    March 27, 2017

    Thanks for the honest review. That is very rare these days. I’ve found that with mascara it has more to do with the brush than the actual make up. Just find a dark affordable waterproof mascara then go amazon and order a few different brushes.

  • Nina
    March 27, 2017

    That stinks that it didn’t make much of a difference. Sometimes that happens with a product. I think you look great without mascara too!

  • Helen
    March 27, 2017

    I’ve seen this advertised and have been wondering what it was like. It’s a shame it isn’t very good. My favourite mascara is Benefit roller lash.

  • Joanna
    March 27, 2017

    I don’t mind rimmel products I think I’ll give this mascara a miss though as u really can’t tell any difference which is a shame.

  • Miss Kim @ behgopa
    March 27, 2017

    Lol I remember the very first time I tried mascara. I was about ten years old. I remember feeling so grown up and womanly and became obsessed. I love fake lashes but I always get nervous about wearing them.

  • karen
    March 27, 2017

    Ok – good to know to miss this one. I have always been a fan of Diorshow. However, its expensive. So – for YEARS I’ve used L’Oreal Voluminous and its is EXACTLY the same. I have used forever and LOVE it. Try it…

  • Thanks for your honest review on the mascara. There are so many brands out there, it’s probably so hard to find one that you love.

  • Lea
    March 28, 2017

    I saw a lot of ads for this mascara and the not drying out part was the most intriguing. Just a pity that it doesn’t seem to work very well with the volume etc. I will be sticking with my other Rimmel Mascara with Argan Oil, which I love.
    Lea, xx

  • Theresa
    March 28, 2017

    Thanks for sharing an honest review! I use a Chanel mascara and it is so perfect for me. It volumizes very well.

  • Amanda Love
    March 28, 2017

    Sorry about the mascara not working out. I was hoping it would work well since I too have been curious about the product. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  • Victoria
    March 28, 2017

    I’ve never heard of this mascara before but thank you for this honest review

  • Phoem Ponce
    March 28, 2017

    Oh yea… there wasn’t any big of a difference…. thanks for this honest review.

  • Jessi Joachim
    March 28, 2017

    It always sucks when a product doesn’t work like we want it too. I really love the L’Oreal butterfly mascara. IT is great! and I think it smells good.

  • Kristin
    March 28, 2017

    That’s a bummer that it didn’t work as you were hoping. I’m not huge on makeup, but I do like to have eyeliner or mascara at least and I could use a good recommendation too.

  • Style & Life by Susana
    March 28, 2017

    Thats such a shame you didn’t like the mascara. I’m very particular about mascara and I too prefer the curved brushes.

  • Jenni
    March 28, 2017

    Thanks for the review and for saving me money, Anna. I am in search of brown, waterproof mascara (NOT brown-black) . Still looking.

    Jenni

  • Chrissy
    March 28, 2017

    My favorite has been the Covergirl Lash Blast Volume mascara. I feel like it makes my lashes a lot longer. I’m glad you made a honest review, though; it’ll come in handy when I start shopping again. x

  • Rhian Westbury
    March 28, 2017

    I’ve never loved any drugstore mascara, the best I’ve ever used is too faced’s better than sex, it’s incredible x

  • Helene
    March 28, 2017

    Thanks for sharing your honest thoughts about this mascara. I have never used it. My favorite mascara is from Maybelline, i have tried a few and the results are amazing. Volume express and lash sensational are the best for me!

  • Kecia
    March 28, 2017

    My lashes are so naturally long that I have never really used mascara. Looking at your pictures, you are right – there doesn’t seem to be much difference.

  • Brittany
    March 28, 2017

    Good mascara is so hard to find! I’ve tried so many because I’m allergic to quite a few of them. Every one I get tends to make my eyes freak out.

  • Reesa Lewandowski
    March 28, 2017

    Thanks for your honest review! I feel like I can never find a mascara that I truly love!

  • Candy
    March 28, 2017

    It’s definitely disappointing when you had such high hopes for it. I have been on the hunt for the perfect mascara and haven’t found it yet 🙁 Everytime I try a new brand, I get those panda eyes. WHY!?!??!?!!

  • Louise
    March 28, 2017

    It’s great to see someone put on a beauty product and give an honest review. Sorry it didn’t turn out as it should have, thanks for sharing.

  • Lydia
    March 28, 2017

    Drugstore mascaras are the best, I’m surprised this one didn’t work out. I never go for Rimmel, normally Maybelline and Covergirl have the best!

  • Donah
    March 28, 2017

    Aw man! Too bad this one didn’t work out 🙁 The hype over products sometimes is sooo good that I get convinced it’s going to work. My inlaw tints her blonde eyelashes black and they look great! It might work for you too 🙂

  • Joanna
    March 28, 2017

    Hmmm, not a lot of difference between the two photos. Clearly this mascara is not delivering what the marketing promises. I can actually recommend you a brilliant mascara that I have been using for some time now and that really makes my lashes look long and defined: The Too Faced better than sex mascara. I received it for my birthday and fell in love with it.

  • Leslie Hernandez
    March 28, 2017

    Hi sweetie thanks for sharing your review. I haven’t used this mascara personally I have been using Benefits Roller Lash since it came out and I have been obsessed with it ever since. I love it gives my lashes length and volume and its not messy.

  • Heather
    March 28, 2017

    I really love Revlon Volume + Length Magnified. I found this a couple years ago and it actually makes me look like I have eyelashes – which is nice since I normally look like I don’t 🙂 Bummer this one didn’t work out for you!

  • Vicky
    March 28, 2017

    Isn’t it a bummer when you buy a product like that and have high hopes for it and it doesn’t work out for you? Thanks for being honest about your experience.

  • Kit Stanwood
    March 28, 2017

    Thanks for the review! I can’t tell a difference and your lashes are really long!!!! thats insane haha . I did a post on the popular mascaras at sephora and its AMAZING how different each mascara is to the next.

  • Cassidy's Adventures
    March 28, 2017

    Hm.. that’s a bummer. I honestly see no difference at all… I can’t say I would ever buy that mascara…

  • Heather
    March 28, 2017

    I really love Rimmel products but I don’t see much of a difference in your photos.

  • Blythe
    March 28, 2017

    I have naturally long lashes as well. I’m always looking for a mascara that builds volume. One of my favorites is Benefits Roller Lash. Something about it makes my lashes look lovely. I also like Smashbox’s Full Exposure and Urban Decay’s Perversion.

  • Meenal Ranka
    March 29, 2017

    Thank you for the review. I really don’t see much of a difference. Surely wont go for this one.

  • shannon ritchie
    March 29, 2017

    It’s a shame this mascara doesn’t do much since they hyped it up so much! Thank you for the honest review, I won’t be trying this! X

  • Tanya Brannan
    March 29, 2017

    Oh what a shame!! I was expecting amazing results and like you I am pretty disappointed. Thank you for the review though, I will be giving this one a miss!

  • shweta
    March 29, 2017

    im like you! I wish i had long lashes and i always love a good mascara. thank you for the review! its a must try for me!

  • Janet Yarwood
    March 29, 2017

    What a shame you didn’t like it. I have super long eyelashes and don’t wear make up often at all. I like Clarins make up when I do though

  • Rachel
    March 29, 2017

    I’m searching for a good mascara now. I used to use MAC and I loved it but I found out they use suppliers that still test on animals. I haven’t found one I really love yet though.

  • Rachel
    March 29, 2017

    I’m searching for a good mascara now. I used to use MAC and I loved it but I found out they use suppliers that still test on animals. I haven’t found one I really love yet though.

  • Agata
    March 29, 2017

    I love Hypnôse by Lancome. This is my fave mascara ever for a great volume without clumping.

  • Yona Williams
    March 29, 2017

    I used to wear mascara a lot because I loved the effect. Too bad this mascara didn’t impress, and I typically like Rimmell products.

  • Di
    March 29, 2017

    I’m the same, still searching for that perfect mascara. The one I’ve been using is by NYC, can’t remember the name sorry.

  • fashionmommy
    March 30, 2017

    Such a disappointment, Rimmel is usually really good for the money.

  • Courteney Noonan
    March 30, 2017

    I’ve been excited to try this but I’m not sure that I’ll actually like it after reading this. Maybelline Lash Sensational is my all time favourite mascara 🙂

  • Eva / Kid Minds
    March 30, 2017

    I think Christian Dior is the best mascara there is, but I was disappointed to learn that their products are not rated very favorable by EPG. So I switched to Origins, 100% Pure and some other green brands.

  • Thatgirlsue
    March 30, 2017

    I’m not a huge fan of rimmel I find you have to use a lot of mascara to get any kind of length on them

  • Whatlauraloves
    March 30, 2017

    Thats such a shame that it didnt work for you. I love the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara and the Benefit They’re Real Mascara, they have a massive impact on my lashes! xxx

  • Tasha
    March 31, 2017

    Aww man! That sucks! I truly hate when I run across beauty products that don’t live up to what they claim to do,

  • Candice Nikeia
    March 31, 2017

    Thanks for trying this out for us – i wish it worked though!

  • Dia
    August 2, 2017

    I live in South Africa and just recently purchased this Rimmel Shake up mascara. I love what it does for my lashes. I always buy volumising mascara because I have naturally long lashes and this one works brilliantly. I use the trick I learned from Wayne Goss in wiping the excess product off the tip onto the back of my hand before applying the wand to my lashes. This way I can control the amount of product going on and also get those hard to reach inner lashes. Maybe you should try that. Also don’t shake the container on every use. That will just coat the wand completely again. All in all I’m loving this mascara.

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