Being huge L’Oreal fans – when it comes to high street mascara brands, we were quite dubious about the idea of trying Rimmel’s 1-2-3 Looks Mascara, but we are very glad we did. It’s really not that bad! We know it won’t change our lash lengths dramatically (like suggested in Rimmel’s recently-banned advertising campaigns) but we were pleasantly surprised by its effectiveness in creating volume.
There are three adjustable settings to select from, we found setting 1 to be the best, as both 2 or 3 started to get a little clumpy when we added more than a couple of strokes to the lashes. We decided to create lots of volume by turning the adjustable setting to 1 and then layering up two or three times – this avoided lashes sticking together too much. It created quite a nice wide-eyed look for the daytime, which we liked. We admit it’s not the best mascara on the market, but it would be great to add to your holiday/festival collection – it doesn’t crumble or melt in the sun, like some other high street mascaras, which is great.
At MOD Cosmetics it is only £5.79 compared to high street prices of £7.99, a reasonable price for a reasonably good mascara.