Friday, 17 July 2015

Wonder'full vs. Wake Me Up.

So I bought these two Mascaras when I was in Boots today. I bought them purely because one is infused with Argan Oil and the other with vitamins and cucumber, and to be honest that intrigued me.
Both mascaras are by Rimmel. The one on the left is the Wonder'full Wake Me Up and the one to the right is just the plain Wonder'full. The packaging aside from the colour is the same but they both have totally different wands, they both retail for about €9.99 in Boots.

So here are my lashes pre-mascara. Naturally I do have quite long eyelashes but they don't have a lot of volume to them. So I'm always looking for something that will elongate my lashes further, while adding loads of volume. I hate clumpy mascara, HATE IT and I also have a nack to getting the product all over my eyelids and face. So if I can apply a mascara, anyone can.

You can click on the picture to make it bigger, it might make it easier to see what my naked lashes look like. I'm just dreadful at taking up close pictures of my eyes, I fail every time!!

Wonder'full Wake Me Up Mascara: Comes in a bright green container and doesn't have a plastic brush. The wand kind of has an hourglass shape to it. The first thing I noticed about this was the smell. Holy Moly does it smell like cucumber, if cucumber isn't your scent then avoid this like the plague because its definitely not subtle. I don't mind the scent to be honest however cucumber scented mascara is quite strange, however if your eyes are sensitive to fragrance this one might not go well.

What Rimmel Says it does: Rimmel describe it as having a precision brush for volume, lift and length. Its cucumber fresh and vitamin charged. Wake up to uplifted lashes. Eyes look energised and revitalised.

Honestly I dont think its bad. The scent is strange and I do think the brush is way too big to call a precision brush, because I did end up getting it all around eye trying to coat every lash. I also found it a twincy bit clumpy, but I am picky because clumpy mascara is my pet peeve. Overall I'd rate it about a 6/10. There was nothing majorly wrong but it wasnt amazing either. I will still use it for an everyday mascara as it added a medium amount of volume and definition, so it wasnt too dramatic.

Extreme Black Wonder'full Mascara: The Wonder'full Mascara comes in just normal black and in extreme black, both have different coloured packaging. I chose the extreme black because why not. This one has a really light scent as mascara goes, and you can get a hint of the Argan oil in the scent. This mascara has a plastic wand (my personal favs) and is in copper and brown packaging.

What Rimmel Says it does: Formulated with argan oil. Has extreme black pigments for deeper impact and features an ultra flex brush to define lashes from root to tip.

I love this mascara. I'm a sucker for any kind of beauty product with oil (hair, body etc.) , so the fact this had argan oil in it made me like it before I even tried it. This mascara really separated out my lashes, it didn't clump and it added volume. To be honest it wasn't any blacker than the other mascara but I just really liked the brush. I think formulas on most mascaras are quite similar and that the brush will make it or break it. I give this mascara an 8.5/10. I love the fact that the oil will nourish your lashes all day long while making your eyes look great (double bonus!).

So overall the Extreme Black Wonder'full Mascara was the winner for me. The photo below shows my lashes after the mascara was applied. In the picture my left eye is wearing the cucumber Wake Me Up and my right eye is wearing the Extreme Black Wonder'full. If you click the picture it will enlarge so you can see clearer. I'll also post a picture of both mascara applicators below. Hopefully this post was helpful if you were on the fence about which mascara to chose. 



"Inner beauty is great, but a little mascara never hurts"

Lauren x


  1. I loved this post. I'm definitely going to try the Wonder'full mascara x

    1. Definitely do! it's quickly become my absolute favourite, and it is really nourishing for your lashes. You'll love it :) x