January 12, 2009

Reader’s Request: Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara Review

Since it’s debut on my blog a year or so ago, Fairy Drops Mascara (Fairy Drops Mascara Review)is the source of much e-mail to my inbox. The Muse likes to think she’s the one who created it’s cult following among follow diseased Asian cosmetic collectors like herself but she knows she’s not that important.

Recently a reader asked me to review Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara because she felt it was so very similiar in style to Fairy Drops Mascara and easier to obtain. Far be it for the Muse to say no to such a sweetly asked favor.

So here is my review of Rimmel Sexy Curve Mascara……

Before I begin my review it deserves to be mentioned I haven’t exactly seen this available outside the British market as of yet. I don’t follow Rimmel that closely but I honestly haven’t noticed Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara in any of my local drugstores. I have mine for about a month or so now? Maybe less? My best friend Lib who lives in London sent over a box of items for me for Christmas with her husband who was here visiting last month and inside was this mascara.

Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara is a good dupe for Fairy Drops Mascara in applicator design as it has the same shape and style. The applicator is plastic and has three curved layers meant for pulling the lashes out and upwards for a “sexy” curl. It does give volume, does curl, and does offer nice length so it succeeds in just about everything it promises.

When compared to Fairy Drops the “curves” of the applicator are not nearly as large and I felt like I obtained a more natural look with it where as with Rimmel Sexy Curves my look was more of a false lash look. The formula is thick but it also manages to feel light once it’s on so it isn’t weighting my lashes down. I honestly won’t say if it kept my curl all day but I will say a majority of the day it looked lovely on.

I was surprised to hear the reviews on MUA as it was quite wrongfully thrashed in my opinion and only 3.2 out of 5 stars was a surprise and shock to me as I didn’t think it was half bad for Rimmel. The formula isn’t waterproof so much ranting was made about how it flaked and smudged but I didn’t experience either thankfully. I’m quite used to wearing waterproof mascara so I always expect the worst with non waterproof formulas but this wore well all day without raccoon eyes popping up!

I’d personally purchase it again once I was out as it is indeed a solid dupe of Fairy Drops Mascara, easier to obtain, and cheaper too (believe it runs around £3-£4).

I’m rubbish at before and after shots when it comes to mascara but this is the best I could do!



And yes, before you ask, Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara is Muse Approved for purchase. It does what it promises for a value price. Can’t beat that!



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  • barbie doll

    I just bought the rimmel sexy curves and used it 3 days but I must say it was a waste of money! I did not like it at all. Had a really hard time getting my lashes dark and curly. Had to wash it offf and curl my lashes then apply my great lash mascara which I have been using for years. What a rip off Rimmel was . This is my first comment on this subject but computer says I already sent a comment which I never had at this sight.

    • the Muse

      Hi barbie doll!

      aw that stinks! So sorry you aren’t loving it. it quite reminds me of a Japanese mascara I really like. Great Lash isn’t one of my favs sadly but glad it works for you 😀 The good thing about it is that it isn’t too expensive so at least you didn’t splurge on a very high end mascara and get disappointed!

      Thanks for the comment!

  • Ang

    Hey! thanks for the review! Since I was on the fence about purchasing it I will def check it out now. I saw this at Target, so you can find it there.

    • the Muse

      hey ang my pleasure hun. yup this is an older post when it wasn’t available outside the UK but I’ve seen at Target as well as CVS, etc…:)

  • Su

    I think I had bad luck with this mascara…I bought the waterproof version when superdrug was having 3 for 2 sales on Rimmel … I will say that was the most lousy pathetic excuse of mascara I have ever tried…It was totally dry in a way that even when I rubbed the applicator on my hand I see no mascara only my hand felt painful…so no need to say its performance on my lashes…I thought of trying the original one after the failure but not willing to take the risk since I am really happy with my kiss me heroine mascara and majolica mascaras..sigh I really have bad luck seeing so many ppl love this

    • the Muse

      aw sorry to hear it su! ah sometimes stuff works, sometimes not 🙁 I def love kiss me heroine as well 😀 and of course a mighty fan of MJ!

  • dollie barbie

    I love ♥love ♥ lLOVE♥ this masara, it’s the only one i buy now. It’s kind of thick but not heavy and even if i curl my lashes most mascaras make them fall flat but this is still light. It lasts all day, it looks like false lashes and it’s FABULOUS!! x x ♥♥

  • archi

    hi there!i love love love this mascara.I have been really tryin hard to match this one form drugstore brands and high end brands, but really couldn’t find a single one to beat it, at least on my eyes.even drama couldn’t beat it!check my look from my blog please:)
    good review and i certainly find this article expressing the product have a nice year:)