04/02/2012 03:42 EDT | Updated 04/10/2012 12:29 EDT

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Serum: Put To The Test


At some point, we've all purchased something whose results were, er, questionable, and didn't live up to our expectations or deliver the results we were so boldly promised. But no more! For the sake of you and your hard-earned money, The Huffington Post Canada Style team is putting the latest products to the test every week.

Testing: Rimmel Lash Accelerator Serum

Testing Period: Two weeks

Tested By: Arti Patel, Associate Editor

Price: $10

What It Is: An eyelash extending serum.

How To: Just like any mascara, apply the serum over your upper and lower eyelashes. I usually wore the serum at night or replaced it with my usual black mascara during the day.

What We Thought: My lashes are not that long in length and also tend to fall out. For the most part, I didn't notice any change in the length of my lashes, but they did feel thicker. When I applied regular mascara my lashes were fuller and after two weeks, fell out less.

The Downfalls: Because I saw no change in my lash length (not that I had high expectations), I wouldn't buy this product if you're looking for longer lashes. Even though it was easy to remove with makeup remover during the day, if you leave it overnight your lashes do tend to stick together.

Tips: The applicator is actually similar to a lipgloss brush. If you want, you can also replace it with a mascara wand.

Final Remarks: For this price, I would say this product is well worth it -- especially if you're looking for a little volume. I would also suggest using it for a few more weeks than I did -- perhaps the longer you use the product, the more it works.

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