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Rimmel Brow This Way and Wake Me Up Mascara

Tuesday, 18 August 2015
There have been a lot of great new drugstore releases lately and Rimmel is certainly not missing out on the action. I was really looking forward to trying the new Brow This Way Brow Kit for you guys because it looks great and has been pretty popular in social media. The new Wake Me Up mascara has been popping up a lot too with the cute #WakeUpWithRimmel campaign that has been running so without further ado, lets get to it.

Rimmel Brow This Way Eyebrow Powder Kit in Dark Brown $12.95
First of all, this one is a typical wax and powder combo kit like many others and comes with a small double ended brush and spoolie, all in one compact case. I usually prefer a very ashy brown for my brows (my ultimate favourite is the Anastasia Beverley Hills Dip Brow in Medium Brown) so this one is a little redder in tone than I usually wear. In saying that though it is still a very balanced warm toned brown that doesn't pull too red like many cheap brow powders I have tried so it would suit most dark brunettes. They also make a medium brown which is a lot more ashy and in hindsight, probably the one I should have picked. The wax is very easy to work with and sets the brows a little bit, though you may still need a gel if you have unruly brows. The powder is where most of the colour comes from and is quite nicely pigmented though still very blendable. When I first used this kit I overdid it a smidge because the colours were darker than I usually work with but I was able to brush my brows through with the spoolie and diffuse it to a nice natural look. 

The little brush and spoolie that comes with the kit are okay but I always find the tiny little applicators annoying and weird to hold so I prefer to use my brow brush, but they will defintiely do in a pinch. The packaging is actually really good and compact and would be great for carrying around in your handbag for touch ups. This is a really cost effective brow kit, especially since you can pick it up for less than 10 bucks on sale, that is great quality and well worth trying out. I would say it is very comparable in quality with something like the new L'Oreal Brow Artist Genius Kit (reviewed here) so definitely check it out.

Rimmel Wonder'full Wake Me Up Mascara $14.95
First of all, this mascara smells amazing! I know that is a really weird thing to say about a mascara but it has a gorgeous fresh cucumber smell about it thanks to the cucumber extract. This is a really good mascara for thickening and a bit more length though it doesn't do much to hold a curl so ladies with really straight, flat lashes may not like it. The brush is pretty good though I usually do prefer a flat brush over an hourglass shape, but it still works well. The formula is also very black, doesn't transfer (though it isn't water/smudge proof) and lasts well. It is a generally very good everyday mascara and while it won't quite knock my favourites off their pedestals, it performs well. 
Bare lashes and brows.
Brow This Way Brow Kit and 2 coats of Wake Me Up Mascara.
All in all, I really like these products and I think they are great value for money. If I had to pick a favourite of the two, and if you were only buying one, I would choose the Brow This Way kit. It is easily the best brow kit I have tried at such a low price point and would be excellent for those on budget. Will you be picking up these new Rimmel products to try? Don't forget to keep an eye on my weekly Sale Watch to see where you can pick these babies up even cheaper.

Stay Rosy.
6 comments on "Rimmel Brow This Way and Wake Me Up Mascara"
  1. Oh very nice! Brow this way looks really lovely on you :) x

    Katina |

  2. Both of these products look awesome on you, I love how lifted and fluttery your lashes look. I've had a sniff of the mascara and it's so weird but cool haha :P

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    1. Yeah I was really surprised by how strong the cucumber smell is but at least it is a nice smell. There are so many mascaras out there that just straight up stink!

  3. Wow the mascara looks amazing - I've been hearing great things about it! I got the Dark Brown brow kit and although I really like the waxy side, the powder is too warm toned. Such a bummer. x

    Daniela |

  4. These are great photos, really got to see the evidence of how these products really work :). Am impressed how that mascara works, it seems like a good one to have in the make-up stash for those natural makeup days. x


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